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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google's new Play Store policy bans all non-lockscreen Android apps from placing ads on the lockscreen   —  Ads are just a fact of life in mobile apps.  You can't completely avoid them, but there are some ad implementations that are so annoying that Google has explicitly disallowed them from the Play Store.
Dec 1, 2017, 2:25 AMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
T-Mobile ends unlimited LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico, will limit to 5GB per month starting November 12   —  One of T-Mobile's big “uncarrier” moves was to offer international roaming data to most customers for free.  However, Canada and Mexico were special cases where you'd get full-speed LTE data on most plans.
Oct 14, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google will delete Android backups on Google Drive after two months of no device usage, even when the user is paying for storage   —  We're all here because we use and like Android, but maybe you've been a little curious and you're thinking of trying out the new iPhone X for a bit.
Sep 17, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Chrome team is experimenting with an option to permanently mute sound on specific websites   —  A lot of awful things can happen on the internet, but few are as terrible as landing on a website that automatically plays videos with sound.  Thankfully, this is something Google is addressing in a future update to Chrome.
Aug 25, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
T-Mobile's Revvl, a $125 phone with Android 7.0 Nougat, fingerprint sensor, 5.5" screen, 13MP camera, 32GB of storage, and more, to launch Thursday   —  T-Mobile's oft-leaked budget smartphone is now official.  The Revvl is launching tomorrow (August 10th) for a mere $125 if paid all at once.
Aug 9, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Maps for Android now displays a graph showing the best time of day to travel to your destination   —  Google is always adding something new to Maps, but not everyone gets the new stuff at the same time.  Right now, it looks like Google has added a nifty travel time graph to directions …
Jul 17, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google adds new features to Home, including ability to play music uploaded to or purchased from Play Music, not just songs from Google's online catalog   —  Google Home launched with a number of missing features, some of which have been addressed.  Not all of them, though.
Jul 12, 2017, 7:15 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Source: Nest working on indoor security camera with 4K resolution for smart digital zoom, priced higher than current cameras at $300, expected end of May   —  Google-owned Nest used to be one of the few companies selling WiFi home security cameras, but now everyone is doing it.
May 22, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
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

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