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.
Beta version of Apple Music expands to Android tablets
Those who have signed up for the beta program for the Apple Music Android app can now use it on their tablets all prim and properly.
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.
Eventually, Android will have toggle for Dark Theme UI
Android users have been thirsty for a dark theme for years. Pixel 2 owners only have this feature on an wallpaper-contingent basis.
HTC U12+ brings back BoomSound speakers, Edge Sense
It’s one part refinement and one part addition. All together, it’s one large phone that takes great photos, video and audio with a price tag as big as its promises.
Mobvoi introduces $129 TicPods Free at $79 on Indiegogo
That was at the Super Early Bird stage, though you can still get great discounts even at the higher tiers. All for wireless earbuds that have more colors than AirPods.
Global private DNS in Android P and a new navigation mode
It’s not just about security while internet browsing, but also an iPhone X user interface motif that might get imported to Android P, according to some conspiratorial monitors.
Does the LG G7 have a Bixby Button?
New speculative renders show the upcoming device to feature four buttons on it siderails. Now, if two of those buttons control volume, what do the other two do?
Universal Windows Platform features, but no Spotify UWP yet
Spotify’s Xbox application is UWP-compliant, but not its recently-released desktop app for Windows 10 which some say is just a reheating of its existing x86 app.
Tweetstorms sanctioned with Add another Tweet button
You can add another tweet to the one that you started and keep it going until you finally complete your thoughts. Then, send it all to Twitter.
Dev-ported Pixel Launcher makes every feature actually work
If you prefer the clean look of the Pixel Launcher but haven’t been able to get everything working properly, try this neat-o port.
Less blue, more circles for Facebook app in new look
None of the colors will be changing per se, but some cruft will get sanded off and buttons will be made bigger for you to hit with accuracy.
Refreshed design for Twitter on iOS resurrects Android side menu
And unlike what Google is even doing for its Android app in taking iOS elements to bear, Twitter is porting an Android design paradigm to its iOS app.
More Google Play Store design tweaks put app profiles on cards
More design tweaks for the way you’ll see apps on the Play Store include putting them on cards as part of top chart lists.
Huawei may leave Android if it wants to (or has to)
Sources close to software development at Huawei are telling the press that the company is working on its own software in case it needs to break glass.
User interfaces are going flat. What comes after that?
More developers are beginning to use flat user interface design. This is just one of many phases mobile UI has experienced. Read to learn what’s next.
C Pen: The Poor Man’s S Pen (Video)
Samsung’s Galaxy Note II isn’t the only hot new smartphone to offer stylus support. Watch our video to see how the Galaxy S III’s “C Pen” holds up against the “S Pen” in real-world testing.