Android Apps

Pixel Launcher Now Available for Download

You know how we told you this morning that the Nexus Launcher had been renamed to Pixel Launcher? You can now download it, sideload, and get a taste of Pixel before the phones are officially announced. Below, you’ll find a .zip file that includes both the Pixel Launcher (v7.1-3231428) and the wallpaper picker, along with

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Google Allo will feature some scandalous stickers

Just kidding about the NSFW part. But, judging from the screenshots obtained by Android Police, it seems like Google Allo will feature some very sexually-suggestive stickers and (more importantly) it’ll let you delete individual messages. Google announced Allo and Duo a few months ago, and Duo – the video calling app – has been pretty successful

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Android 7.0 Nougat update could hit Nexus devices on August 22

Google already confirmed that it will roll out Android 7.0 Nougat sometime in Q3 2016. Now Canadian mobile provider Telus has updated their software schedule that says that both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones will get the Android Nougat update on August 22nd. Last year Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images for Nexus devices on

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Chrome 54 for Android lists Google Now suggested articles on New Tab page

Chrome 54 is currently in the Dev channel and includes a revamped New Tab page on Android that lists recommended articles from Google Now (via Android Police). Enabled by default for most Chrome Dev users, the feature is quite useful and hopefully makes its way to other platforms. The revamped New Tab page is enabled by default on

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Video calling app Duo is finally arriving today on Android and iOS

One half of the dynamic, um, duo of chat apps that Google introduced at I/O is finally here. Almost. In a blog post, Google announced that one-to-one video calling app Duo would become available on Android and iOS starting today. The post was published late in the evening (Pacific time), so the app should be

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Hangouts on Air will move from Google+ to YouTube Live next month

Over the past several months we’ve been seeing Google moving various services away from Google+. The app no longer comes pre-loaded on Android devices, you no longer need a Google+ account for YouTube or Google Play, and now the company is cutting another chunk out of the social network, Hangouts on Air. Starting on September

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SwiftKey update finally fixes syncing, prediction errors

A few days after reports started piling up that there were huge mistakes in SwiftKey’s syncing, predictions and suggestions, the Microsoft-owned virtual keyboard has finally released an update that they say has fixed the problems that were causing the errors. Once you install version 6.3.9.79, your keyboard will start syncing once again, which should also

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Skype adds new partner-inspired bots so you won’t leave the app anymore

People are predicting that there will come a day when brand apps won’t be needed anymore because everyone will be communicating with their favorite apps and services through bots on their chosen messaging places. We’re seeing a growing trend in apps like Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram and so this future is a definite possibility. Skype

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Google Adding Video Messaging to Hangouts for Android

Google is reportedly prepping an update to Hangouts for Android that finally adds video messaging. As reported by Android Police and9to5Google, the feature, which is already on iOS, is not yet on Google Play, but an APK  is available to download. Those with early access described video messaging as “just like sending a picture”: Tap

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Facebook Messenger for Android Gets SMS Support

Facebook has reintroduced support for SMS messages inside Messenger. The feature will be made available through an update to all Android users globally. This feature will allow users to send SMS text messages to anyone via their Android smartphone. Facebook had introduced this feature earlier, but then rolled it back in 2013 due to lack

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