While Google has tried for the longest time to encourage developers to create high quality apps, its effort hasn’t always been successful. Well, the search giant has a new plan: for those apps that perform poorly in terms of stability and power efficiency, Google may reduce their visibility in the Play Store.
Everything new in Android O: features and changes
3 days ago
We all know that not all apps are created equal, and that’s problematic particularly for Android. While Apple keeps a tight rein on which apps can be available in the App Store,...
In addition to specially optimized apps like YouTube Go, Android Go will feature a brand-new Recents UI to allow for faster and more power-efficient switching.
Android Go is NOT a replacement for Android One
11 hours ago
One of the most exciting announcements at Google I/O this year (aside from Google Home launching in Canada this summer) was the introduction of Android Go. Designed specifically for budget-friendly Android smartphones not just in developing markets but also...
In 1997, 3D Realms, the development team behind Duke Nukem 3D, released Shadow Warrior for the PC. It remains one of the best first person shooters ever made, and now you can finally play it on your Android smartphone or tablet for just $2.99, thanks to publisher Devolver Digital and the game’s Android developer, General Arcade.
Best FPS games for Android
2 weeks ago
The original game has you playing the role of Lo Wang, the “Shadow Warrior” of the title, that has to fight against his own employers, the Zilla Corporation, who are trying to take over the world...
One of the announcements during Google’s I/O opening keynote on Wednesday was Android Go, a new initiative to solve the problem of Android performance on devices with limited resources. Android Go takes it a step further and not only aims to solve problems around the price of hardware, but also the problem of limited data caps and lingual flexibility for those who don’t have English as a primary language.
The current specs race and the bid to have computing power in our smartphones that is vastly superior to that in most of computers has proven to be a necessity when it comes to Android smartphones. For flagship devices, this is not a major problem as the large cost of the device means OEMs can afford to add expensive components, but what about for the super low-cost devices?
Is launching an Android One phone in the US a good idea?
January 18, 2017
For these devices – i.e. the ones that cost $100 or less – there’s been several initiatives by Google to...
Many of the best-selling games and gizmos these days evoke mixed feelings in me. I’ll part with my cash to own some of them like everyone else of course. But at the same time there’s the little entrepreneur on my shoulder saying ‘That’s so simple, why didn’t I think of that?’
The first time I got that feeling was Pogz. (No more clues about my age, but you get the idea.)
The latest of my frustrations that I’ve seen popping up all over my office are these Nanobot Gyros.
The concept is simple. A pair of magnets are mounted inside a little plastic ball in such a way that they can...
If you wanted to watch episodes of Adventure Time and Steven Universe on your living room TV, but was upset that Cartoon Network’s app did not allow for it, you might be happy to learn that the app has been updated with Chromecast support.
As with other Chromecast-supported apps, just press on the “Cast” button and your episodes will be beamed to a nearby Chromecast-enabled TV. According to Cartoon Network, this was one of the most requested features, so at least the channel pays attention to its app’s users. You will need a Chromecast to take advantage of the feature, but so long as you have $35 in your wallet, you should be good to go.
This week, Mountain View, California played host to the annual Google I/O developer conference. As expected, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and the company’s various development teams made a bunch of announcements on new and upcoming products. There was a lot of buzz about the Google Assistant coming to the iPhone – which is now available – but also about future updates to its Google Home connected speaker and plans to launch stand alone Daydream View VR...
If you’re looking to become the ultimate data analyst, we’ve found a package that might pique your interest.
The clever chaps at Loonycorn have grouped together 8 of their courses on statistical and data analysis into The Big Data Power Tools Bundle. The courses complement each other to give you the definitive skills you need to manipulate and analyse data in the real world.
The analytical tools covered include Excel, Python, R, Hive, Qlikview, Storm, Scala and Spark. Between them, you can discover a wealth of knowledge around transforming, modelling, and analyzing data sets....