Google App Updates

Google announces ‘Free App of the Week’ section, here’s what’s to come

March 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Free apps make up a very large portion of downloads on Google’s Play Store, which just recently celebrated its fifth birthday. This week, Google has announced the addition of a new section on its Play Store, ‘Free App of the Week’. Starting this week, Android users will be able to download one paid app per week, but free of charge.

Google App Updates

SMS to be discontinued on Google Hangouts from May 22nd onward (Users are now being warned!)

March 27, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google has taken an interesting approach towards messaging services on Android and web. The tech giant has several messaging apps, one of which is Allo, its consumer friendly messaging app without SMS. Upon its arrival last year, Google decided to shift its focuses on Hangouts to benefit enterprise usage. Just a few weeks back, we heard that Hangouts was splitting into two separate apps, Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, in order to help businesses and employees communicate better remotely. Now we have [Read More]

Droid Updates
Polls

Weekly Poll: Have you tried Android O?

March 25, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Nobody of us at DT saw this week coming! Things were busy, we got more Galaxy S8 leaks, heard about new Google app updates, got a new OnePlus 3T color option, and learned about new Android Wear offerings. But perhaps the biggest headline was Google’s official release of the first Android O Developer Preview. If you haven’t heard already, Android O is in its Alpha stage.

Google App Updates
Google App Updates

Google Maps adds location sharing in latest update for Android and iOS

March 23, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google continues to update its Maps application again and again. The latest version for Android, iOS and web will bring real-time location sharing to your very fingertips. It’s an idea that could have been inspired by Google’s Trusted Contacts app, which launched earlier in the year, but is a mighty cool addition users should enjoy. Here’s how it works.

Google News
Analysis & insight

Android O Developer Preview: Here are all the major new features

March 22, 2017 Doug Demagistris

In a move that shocked us all, Google announced the release of its Android O Developer Preview yesterday. Android N, which we now know to be Nougat, has only reached a near 3% of Android devices worldwide as of March, yet we’re already on to the next big thing! In fact, just two days ago, Google released Android 7.1.2 Developer Preview 2. But that attention shortly scattered sway once Android O was introduced.

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