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.

Apple shut down then restored Google’s internal iOS apps [U]

Google was caught distributing an iOS app to the public along with installation clearances intended for employees only, a breach of Apple’s rules.

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?

Android Q may allow carriers to lock down dual-SIM use

Carriers may force customers to always keep their primary SIM in their phones while utilizing two SIMs – impacting travelers and other lifestyles.

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.

MediaTek Helio P90 launches with ARCore, Google Lens support

This also means that this mid-ranger MediaTek chip will be pegged to Android Pie from the outset: a step in the right direction from the outset.

Developers could test stock Android Q on devices very early

New Android devices must support Project Treble, which itself requires the abilit for those devices to run a stock version of software.

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.

Spotify Connect soon to let free users play music from smart speakers

Smart speaker developers will be able to allow Spotify free tier users to direct their streaming from their PC or phone to their speaker.

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.