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Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Roundup of April Fools' Day gags and pranks from tech companies   —  April Fools' day is almost upon us, but each year at least a few companies are unable to restrain themselves, pushing out their pranks early.  Google's various divisions do a decent job each year.
Apr 1, 2018, 1:15 AMIn context
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Google starts blocking uncertified Android devices from using its core apps, will allow exceptions for custom ROMs   —  Google has always controlled which devices ship with its proprietary GApps—a package that includes such necessities as the Play Store and Google Play Services.
Mar 28, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Reports: Google is warning developers to include prominent crash reporting disclosures in apps or face removal   —  There's been an uptick among Android developers receiving warnings from the Google Play team.  The issue appears to be crash reporting, which is a common feature developers build into apps.
Mar 23, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Amazon's in-home delivery service app Key adds fingerprint authentication support on Android   —  Amazon's Key in-home delivery service was announced last October and its cameras and smart door locks became available in November.  Since then, Amazon has been able to use Key to place …
Mar 21, 2018, 9:10 AMIn context
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Google is rolling out voice-triggered Google Assistant routines for smart home devices including six predefined ones like “I'm home”, after announcing it in Oct   —  We've been hearing about Google Assistant's routines for months now.  Cody first discovered them in a Google app teardown …
Mar 13, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Motorola says under 50% of its Chicago workforce was impacted in recent lay offs and denies Moto Z cancellation rumors; source: 190 people were let go   —  Motorola has confirmed that it is laying people in its Chicago office off, though it also says “our Moto Z family will continue.”
Mar 10, 2018, 8:22 AMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Galaxy S9 and S9+ review: dual aperture and 960fps slow-motion video is nice, rear camera is great, especially in low light, but is worse than Pixel 2's camera   —  When Samsung announced the Galaxy S9, “that's it?” wasn't exactly an uncommon refrain.  The Galaxy S9 is, frankly, kind of boring.
Mar 8, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Samsung debuts 6.2" Galaxy S9+ and 5.8" S9 with f/1.5 and f/2.4 dual aperture, dual cameras on S9+, AR Emoji, Snapdragon 845, stereo speakers; ships March 16   —  The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself
Feb 25, 2018, 12:28 PMIn context
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
HMD announces $85 4.5" Nokia 1 with Oreo Go and MediaTek SoC, €279 5.5" Nokia 6, €399 6" Nokia 7 Plus, and €749 Nokia 8 Sirocco with 5.5" edge-to-edge display   —  HMD Global had a good first year making Nokia-branded phones.  In 2017, the Finnish company sold 70 million devices across …
Feb 25, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
APK teardown suggests Google may be preparing to launch an Android Messages web interface, enabling texting from the desktop   —  There's a new version of Android Messages rolling out to our phones.  So far, we haven't seen any significant changes to the UI, but huge things are happening under the surface.
Feb 10, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context

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