Google has announced a large overhaul for app permissions in Google Play this morning at Google I/O. Moving forward, instead of approving a large list of permissions when downloading apps from Google Play, a user will simply grant apps specific permissions when the app requests for it. (more…)
Google just announced the Android M Developer Preview and thanks to this image that was put up at the I/O keynote, we can see almost all of the new features included.
Things like better text selection, custom Chrome tabs, USB Type-C support for phones, crazy improved power management, fingerprint support, Android Pay, revamped volume controls, and direct sharing with contacts are all now included.
The M preview will be available on the Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player.
Take a look at the image above and let us know what sounds amazing to you! (more…)
According to a whole flock of DL readers who own the Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition,” an update to Android 5.1 is rolling out as software version 23.11.14 in the US. This is big news, as Motorola had previously only announced that the update was rolling out in Brazil, with US devices set to receive it later on. (more…)
Swiftkey is pushing a big update to its stable Android keyboard this morning, one that introduces a new default “Carbon” default theme, Dashlane support, and their Swiftkey Hub. If the Dashlane and Hub stuff all sounds familiar, that’s because those two features arrived in the beta back in late April.
So what is all this fun? (more…)
Google I/O 2015 is here!
The 2-day event held by Google in San Francisco is the ultimate Google gathering. While this is most definitely a developer-friendly conference, where developers of all types can learn to make better use of Google’s services and tools, it is also used as a showcase for Google to unveil new products, features for those products, and get all Google-y. (more…)
Yesterday afternoon, Chrome stable for Android received an update to version 43.0.2357.78 that gave it a couple of features previously featured in the beta channel. Thanks to the update, users can now “quickly and securely” complete checkout forms with help from Google Wallet, plus they can perform Google searches of words or phrases just by touching them. (more…)