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Capcom brings Ghouls'n Ghosts MOBILE to the Play Store

Capcom brings Ghouls'n Ghosts MOBILE to the Play Store

Capcom has been steadily porting many of its classic games onto Android for the last 6 months. The newest title to come to the Play Store is Ghouls'n Ghosts MOBILE, the sequel to Ghosts 'N Goblins and
Android O feature spotlight: Google explains the new actionable battery menu

Android O feature spotlight: Google explains the new actionable battery menu

Google is focusing on battery life in Android O by clamping down on what apps can do in the background. At the same time, Android O includes a new battery settings menu that attempts to present your
Android O feature spotlight: Developer Preview 2 adds a Bluetooth AVRCP version selector

Android O feature spotlight: Developer Preview 2 adds a Bluetooth AVRCP version selector

Bluetooth seems to be getting some improvements in Android O. When the first Developer Preview dropped, we saw that the OS will let you choose which Bluetooth codec, including aptX and aptX HD, to use
Google will soon offer automatic APK size optimization to developers

Google will soon offer automatic APK size optimization to developers

Apps are probably one of the biggest uses of space on your device, and they might be slimming down in the future. Google is preparing to offer developers an automatic APK optimization service. The
Devs can now autosize TextViews

Devs can now autosize TextViews

Google has been smoothing Android's rougher edges over the last few revisions, but there's one thing you interact with constantly that still needs some work: text. Until now, developers had to specify
Google is working on a new payment API for the web and mobile

Google is working on a new payment API for the web and mobile

Manually entering your payment information every time you check out on a new site (or app) is incredibly annoying. In fact, Google says virtual shopping carts are abandoned twice as often on mobile
On your feet soldier, Terminator Genisys: Future War is on the Play Store

On your feet soldier, Terminator Genisys: Future War is on the Play Store

Arnold Schwarzenegger is no stranger to the mobile gaming scene. Two years ago he starred in a Super Bowl commercial for the now popular strategy game Mobile Strike. Schwarzenegger also had his
Redesigned Pixel Launcher makes early appearance at Google I/O

Redesigned Pixel Launcher makes early appearance at Google I/O

A brand new Pixel Launcher UI has been spotted at Google I/O during a sandbox session on Instant Apps. We've not seen anything official about it yet, so it's either going to be debuted soon, or
Funny video: 8 accents are tested on Google Home, Alexa, and Siri with 4 different questions

Funny video: 8 accents are tested on Google Home, Alexa, and Siri with 4 different questions

Google's speech recognition error rate is getting lower and lower - yesterday, the company said it's now under 5% and has dropped from 8.5% this time last year. And I find that to be more and more the
Netflix was just the start: Google Play Console lets developers exclude app availability for devices that don't pass SafetyNet

Netflix was just the start: Google Play Console lets developers exclude app availability for devices that don't pass SafetyNet

Last weekend, a huge turmoil swept the root-enthusiast Android community as it was discovered then confirmed that the Netflix app was being blocked from showing up in search results on the Play Store
[Update: Keyboard can be selected as default] Keyboard typing is already rolling out in Google Assistant

[Update: Keyboard can be selected as default] Keyboard typing is already rolling out in Google Assistant

Update 1: 2017/05/18 4:58pm PDT Keyboard input can actually be set as the default in settings. If you're frequently in noisy environments, this could be an option worth choosing. We've known for a
Google Assistant can now control more appliances and smart home devices including Roomba, LG, GE, and D-Link

Google Assistant can now control more appliances and smart home devices including Roomba, LG, GE, and D-Link

Yesterday we learned that Google Assistant is about to offer more capabilities on your phones and gain several smart and interesting features, but there's one other piece of interesting news: it's
YouTube mobile streaming is open to all, no longer has a subscriber requirement

YouTube mobile streaming is open to all, no longer has a subscriber requirement

The ability to Go Live on YouTube (not to be confused with the entirely unrelated YouTube Go) previously required that you have 1,000 subscribers, and before that the requirement was set at 10K. In a

Android O feature spotlight: More natural movement with physics-based animations

Animations in apps can often be jerky or unrealistic, but in Android O Google plans to give developers tools to make animations buttery smooth and natural with the power of physics. It should also be
[Hands-on] Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow, a clone of a clone

[Hands-on] Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow, a clone of a clone

Alright folks, I have once again found a beta APK to sideload in order to give y'all the scoop of what to expect from an upcoming release. Today I am taking a look at TinyCo's Futurama Worlds of
MediaTek launches a new chipset for Google Assistant and Android Things

MediaTek launches a new chipset for Google Assistant and Android Things

MediaTek has just announced a new chipset for two of Google's favorite recent projects: Google Assistant and Android Things. The descriptively named MT8516 is a 64 bit ARM platform that includes
Kotlin is now an officially Google-supported language for Android app development

Kotlin is now an officially Google-supported language for Android app development

The I/O news is starting to turn to developer-centric topics, and one of the more significant things to come out of the keynote is an official declaration that Google is now officially supporting
The emoji support library in Android O means your phone won't need OS updates for new emoji anymore

The emoji support library in Android O means your phone won't need OS updates for new emoji anymore

One of the more annoying aspects of owning a smartphone on a not fully-updated version of Android can be emoji. Not how they look, but which ones your device supports. If you're running an older OS
Android O feature spotlight: Night Light gets a slider to control how intense you want it to be

Android O feature spotlight: Night Light gets a slider to control how intense you want it to be

Night Light made its formal debut on Android 7.1 Nougat not long ago, but that doesn't mean that it can't be improved upon. The second Android O developer preview has added a slider that allows you to
Any developer can now make Instant Apps for Android

Any developer can now make Instant Apps for Android

Instant apps were announced exactly one year ago at Google I/O 2016, allowing sites to load basic native applications from search results, in place of normal web sites. Instant apps load quickly, have