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Exclusive: Android N may not have an app drawer

Google is reportedly planning on removing the app drawer from the Android N release. Multiple sources have now confirmed to Android Authority that current Android N builds do not ...
by Kris CarlonFebruary 20, 2016350

Google backs Apple on encryption debate as things heat up

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has come out in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook's refusal to comply with a court order demanding Apple assist the FBI with breaking the encryption on the iPhone.
by Kris CarlonFebruary 18, 201667

Google Ideas is now Jigsaw

Now that Jigsaw is a technology incubator rather than an in-house think tank, they will be able to invest in and develop technology that helps them achieve their goals.
by John DyeFebruary 17, 2016

Google to shut down Play for Education in March

Google will be shutting down its Play for Education tablet based app store service from next month to focus on Chromebooks.
by Robert TriggsFebruary 17, 20163

Play Store growth projected to explode at four times the rate of Apple’s App Store

A new report projects massive growth in the app market, with Google Play downloads expected to triple by 2020 and the global app market expected to break the $100 billion barrier.
by Kris CarlonFebruary 17, 201621

Android ad ‘Monotune’ shows you exactly why variety is important

In 'Monotune', professional pianist Ji played the 3rd movement of Moonlight Sonata on two pianos. But as you can expect, these pianos are not the same.
by Edgar CervantesFebruary 16, 201613

Google Text-to-speech adds multiple male and female voices

I still wish I could listen to Snoop Dog's graceful voice reading Android Authority articles out loud. We are not quite there yet, but at least things are getting a little better.
by Edgar CervantesFebruary 13, 20164

Google My Maps gets long-awaited makeover

My Maps has been overhauled completely from the ground up. Changes span the UI, which had started to feel dated, and vastly improved performance.
by John DyeFebruary 12, 20164

Google allegedly working on stand-alone VR headset

Google may have a project slated to bring a complete VR headset to the market that won’t require a computer, smartphone, or game console.
by John DyeFebruary 11, 20162

Chrome for Android will let you interact with nearby smart objects

Google is bringing support for Physical Web to Chrome for Android. The feature has been available on Chrome for iOS since last summer and now Google is finally opening it up to its own ...
by Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 11, 20162
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