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Killian Bell / Android Police:
Google Maps on Android removes ability to hail an Uber from within the app, after adding the integration in January 2017   —  Google has removed the ability to book an Uber ride from inside Google Maps.  You can still look up the route in Maps and then “request the ride from the Uber app,” …
Jun 18, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
The Fitbit Ace, a fitness tracker designed for kids, is now available for $100, with motion, step, and sleep trackers, activity reminders, and waterproofing   —  Fitbit has been in the business of making fitness trackers and wearables for years, but they've all been designed for adults.
Jun 11, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
The tablet section on the official Android website has been restored; Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer says removal was the result of a bug during a site update   —  Google has been doing an impressive job of pretending Android tablets don't exist for the last few years, and now it's done pretending.
Jun 1, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Pandora matches Spotify and Apple Music with new $14.99/month Premium Family Plan for up to six members   —  Pandora isn't nearly as popular as it once was, but it still has a fairly sizable userbase.  The company has just quietly introduced a new family plan, aptly dubbed 'Premium Family …
May 28, 2018, 7:55 AMIn context
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Yahoo quietly releases Squirrel, an invite-only group chat app, in which conversations within a group can be further divided into rooms for specific topics   —  Chat apps are all the rage these days.  Just ask Google, it can't seem to get enough.  And it looks like Yahoo is the latest to jump …
May 9, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Morse code input coming to Gboard beta later today   —  One of the first announcements to come out of Google I/O today is an accessibility feature for Gboard.  During the keynote, a woman named Tania explained how she built a device (with her husband's help) to translate blinks in morse code into text on a phone/computer.
May 8, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google is changing its pistol emoji into a squirt gun in Android P, following Apple, Twitter, and Samsung   —  A few years ago, Apple was the first big emoji designer to stop rendering the “pistol” emoji as a real gun.  It went from a revolver to a green squirt gun, and other companies have just started coming around.
Apr 25, 2018, 1:35 AMIn context
Stephen Schenck / Android Police:
New budget Moto handsets: €250 G6 with dual cameras and USB-C, bigger €300 G6 Plus, €200 G6 Play with larger battery, €150 E5, €170 E5 Plus, and E5 Play   —  For smartphone fans who enjoy a good spoiler, we started the year off with a pretty substantial one …
Apr 19, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Google Pay, formerly Android Pay, passes 100M installs on the Play Store   —  Nowadays, several phone manufacturers have their own payment services.  There's Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, the upcoming LG Pay, and of course, Google Pay.  After experiencing two rebrands and retaining the same Play Store listing …
Apr 18, 2018, 10:50 PMIn context
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
First Android Go phone in the US, ZTE Tempo Go, goes on sale for $80, unsubsidized   —  For a while, ZTE and Alcatel seemed like they were in a bit of a race to be the first company to release an Android Go phone in the US.  Two weeks ago, Alcatel announced that its 1X would be coming stateside sometime soon …
Apr 1, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context

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