Google Stadia
Google Stadia revealed as a game streaming service for all platforms – TVs and phones included
The new service was announced as a major step to taking the burden off of gamers for having to own massive, powerful computers to play.
Expect more squircles on the Google Play Store
It’s an odd aesthetic choice that Google has chosen to adopt for its apps store for Android and Chrome OS, but it’ll stick to it from June 24.
WWDC 2019 begins June 3, registration starts today
Developers can sign up to head to San Jose through March 20. What will get teased out for future software updates to IPhones, iPads and more?
Android Q beta now available for Pixel devices [U]
As of press time, Google seems to be a little stop-and-go on launching the beta program for Android Q, but the webpages have been updated.
Don’t wait for a better Pixel Slate – Google pulls throttle on laptops and tablets
The company actually supposedly had a whole bunch of tablet and laptop projects down the pipeline when the staffing cuts took place.
Nintendo urges its mobile game developers to push fewer in-app purchases
The mobile game developer houses that have partnered with Nintendo aren’t too pleased about the policy which stems from a frankly sensical place.
Google Play supporting app developers who reward users who watch ads
The company behind Android is making it easier to implement incentives for users to watch video ads in their apps. And there’s more to come.
OnePlus launches competition to develop the killer 5G app
The phone maker is partnering with EE UK to encourage developers to make the killer 5G app of their dreams. The winners have much to gain from their pitch.
XDA Exclusive: Android Q looks to kill back button, go all in on gestures
If you’re a longtime Android user, you may have to suffer one of the biggest design language shifts with Android 10 Q coming soon.
Google Pixel 4 could allow active data on both SIM slots according to AOSP
A new commit suggests that the Google Pixel 4 will at least let users call and text from both phone numbers and, at most, do way more with data connections.
Xbox Live achievements look to be coming to Android and iOS
The Xbox live networking service may also make a link with Nintendo’s Switch console, too. All this is set to be announced at GDC 2019 in San Francisco.
Facebook-Instagram-WhatsApp messenger amalgam won’t come until at least 2020
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company has its eye on simplifying the direct messaging systems, but it would be a long game.
Android 10 Q apparently has its number, plus screen recording
If you’re looking for a version number to track down what’s going on with Android Q, we may have just gotten it. Also, will screen recording apps die?
Goodbye Cydia, Hello Snapdragon 855 | #PNWeekly 337
On our show this week, another edition of #Bendgate, hopes redux or hopes reduced for Touch ID’s comeback and Cydia shuts down.
Cydia Store shut down earlier than expected after payments bug
It’s an end of an era that came only slightly prematurely due to an issue that wouldn’t have affected many users in any case.
Android announces support for foldable devices like Samsung’s
The Android team is working on how to make developing apps for two types of foldable phablets not a living nightmare. The future is coming.
Samsung demonstrates Infinity Flex Display with One UI
That foldable Galaxy smartphone will be coming fast and furious at us, but before that, let’s get to know the display that will be on it.
Spotify prepares app for Apple Watch and there’s no offline support
The beta stack has been updated to show that Spotify is indeed working on a watchOS app, but it’ll have to navigate a few challenges.
Galaxy Note 9 S Pen remote SDK now available to developers
It takes a developer to support a project and one of Samsung’s projects is a new remote function for the Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen.
Android Q won’t prohibit users from handling old apps
Android Pie notifies users when they’re using an app that was developed for Android Jelly Bean or an older version of the OS. But it won’t cut them off.
Android 9 Pie is more adaptive with fewer buttons
Owners of Google’s Pixel phones will get the update first, followed by third-party devices that were eligible for the beta.
Huawei P9 lite could be updated to… Android Pistachio
So, the Huawei P9 lite mini won’t be getting Android Oreo, but maybe the Huawei P9 lite (2017) will get Android… wait, Pistachio?
Jolla Sailfish OS begins life on Planet Computers Gemini PDA
Sailfish OS is still kicking around and it has a new toy to play with: it’s a PDA that made big splashes during CES 2018.
On a limb: Google may be testing wireless charging for Pixel 3
At the very least, Google is testing out a system app for the Pixel phones to be able to accept wireless charge and information about the charge.
Twitter rolls out Twemoji, its own emoji set, for Android users
Twitter is using one of Android’s newer support libraries to bring its own emoji to life on its app for all major Android versions.