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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group messaging app, on April 17, will make app read-only on March 3   —  After nine months of existence, Google is throwing in the towel on group messaging app Spaces.  It's going read-only on March 3rd and will be completely offline on April 17th.
Feb 24, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
E-mail to OEMs: Google will discontinue Google Now Launcher in the coming weeks   —  Google currently has two launcher apps in the Play Store; Google Now Launcher and Pixel Launcher.  In a few months, there will only be one.  According to an email forwarded to us by a tipster …
Feb 3, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google acknowledges Pixel lens flare issue and is working on an OTA software fix for HDR+   —  The Google Pixel is a great phone—even David likes it, and David does not like things as a rule.  It has the best smartphone camera Google has ever sold, but it's not without its problems.
Oct 26, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Store financing is not exclusive to Pixel, available on any purchase of $149 or more   —  Google is pricing this year's new Pixel phones higher than the nexus devices, but it's also offering financing.  That was previously only available on Project Fi, but that's not the full extent of the expansion.
Oct 4, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Keyboard rolls out major v5.0 update with one-handed mode, adjustable keyboard height, optional key borders, new gestures, more   —  Google Keyboard Gets A Huge Update To v5.0 With One-Handed Mode, Optional Key Borders, New Gestures, And More [APK Download]
May 2, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
OnHub Supports Home Automation Via IFTTT After Latest Software Update   —  The OnHub has been out for more than six months now, and it hasn't evolved much beyond the basic router functionality.  Google promised us smart home features, and now it's starting to happen.  The latest OnHub update added support for IFTTT.
Apr 28, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Amazon Updates Its Policies To Ban USB Type-C Cables That Are Not Fully Spec Compliant   —  Googler Benson Leung has a new ally in his fight against bad Type-C cables on Amazon, and it's none other than Amazon itself.  Leung reports that Amazon has added a new line to its prohibited listing guidelines …
Mar 30, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google testing option to install apps directly from search results on Android without opening Play Store   —  Google Is Rolling Out The Ability To Install Apps Directly From Search Results  —  Google is always testing one or two little things in search results, but this is a more significant change.
Jan 19, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Play Store letting developers issue 500 free promo codes per quarter for paid apps and in-app purchases   —  Google Is Finally Rolling Out App Promo Codes In The Play Store  —  For years, many of us have been bemoaning the lack of promo codes for Android apps.
Jan 15, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 With Cortana Integration Is Rolling Out To The OnePlus One   —  Cyanogen Inc is rolling out Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 for the OnePlus One today, and it's not just any update.  This is the first version of Cyanogen OS with support for Microsoft Cortana baked right in.
Jan 5, 2016, 9:15 PMIn context

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