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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google says developers seeking to qualify their app for Wear OS must follow design guidelines by October 1, as it tries to improve the quality of apps   —  If you've been a Wear OS user for a while, odds are you've noticed that wearable apps in the Play Store are sometimes not very good.
Aug 15, 2018, 4:20 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Android 9 Pie finally fixes a Wear OS phone call audio bug that was first reported over 10 months ago   —  In late 2017, Wear OS users reported via Google's issue tracker that Bluetooth call audio was thoroughly busted.  Then, they waited... and waited.  This has been going on for so long …
Aug 8, 2018, 4:50 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Maps is rolling out a feature that shows the battery level of a device used when it is sharing location   —  Google has gone through several version of location sharing over the years, all the way back to Google Latitude.  That feature was inside Maps, but then location sharing moved to Google+.
Aug 3, 2018, 10:25 AMIn 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
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
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
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Assistant now supports voice match for multiple Netflix profiles   —  Netflix was one of the first video services to add support for Google Assistant, but you could only access the main video profile.  That really limited usefulness in households where everyone has their own profile.
Jan 24, 2018, 4:40 AMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google removes Pixel C, released in December 2015, from the Google Store; Pixel C was the only Android tablet the company sold   —  Google started selling the Pixel C about two years ago as an Android flagship tablet.  The price was high, but it was a good Android tablet.  Well, as good as Android tablets could be.
Dec 28, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google brings back play/pause touch controls to Home Mini via long press on sides, after top touch input was disabled due to bug that caused unwanted recording   —  The Google Home Mini is a super-affordable way to get Google Assistant in your life, but Google was forced to hobble the device shortly …
Dec 10, 2017, 12:55 AMIn context

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