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Android Studio 3.2 Beta now available with App Bundle support, Emulator Snapshots, and more

Android Studio 3.2 Beta now available with App Bundle support, Emulator Snapshots, and more

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Android Studio is Google's recommended environment for developing Android applications, and plenty of new features were announced at Google I/O. Some of those improvements have now landed in the beta branch, with the release of Android Studio 3.2 Beta.

Microsoft Edge browser tops 5 million downloads in the Google Play Store

Microsoft Edge browser tops 5 million downloads in the Google Play Store

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Microsoft's mobile browser, Edge continues to cross new important milestones on the Android platform. The app achieved 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store back in December 2017, which was quite an important record for Microsoft's browser. Fast forward six months and Microsoft Edge crosses the 5 million downloads mark, an even greater achievement for the Android app. If the trend continues and people keep downloading and using Microsoft Edge on their Android devices, we wouldn't be surprised if the browser will reach more than 10 million downloads by the end of the year. If ...

Google Adds Security Metadata To Prevent App Tampering

Google Adds Security Metadata To Prevent App Tampering

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Google has taken concrete steps over the years to clamp down on the spread of malware-infused apps through the Play Store and other portals. It has now made a minor yet significant change to the Play Store which may go a long way in improving security on the platform. It’s now adding a “small amount” of security metadata to Android APKs so that it can be ensured that apps have been distributed through the Play Store or any other approved channel.

Microsoft Edge Browser Hits Five Million Android Installs

Microsoft Edge Browser Hits Five Million Android Installs

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The Android version of Microsoft’s Edge browser surpassed five million installs, as revealed by its Google Play Store listing which was updated earlier this week. Since the app is pre-installed on an extremely small number of devices such as the customized versions of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, the vast majority of its

Google's Measure App Gets Update To Be Used On More Devices

Google's Measure App Gets Update To Be Used On More Devices

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Now, your smartphone just got a little bit smarter. Anyone can now easily get an approximate measurement of something by pointing a smartphone at it. To accomplish this, users need to download the Google Measure app to a smartphone running the Android operating system 7.0 & up that supports the ARCore.

Google is Adding Anti-Tampering DRM To Android Apps in the Play Store

Google is Adding Anti-Tampering DRM To Android Apps in the Play Store

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Google has introduced a small change to Play Store apps that could significantly protect several Android users. From a report: Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that's the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the developer. You can't install an application that hasn't been signed during its final build, so that means that all apps built using the latest APK Signature Scheme will have a nice little chunk of DRM built into them

Facebook Developing ‘Your Time On Facebook’ Feature

Facebook Developing ‘Your Time On Facebook’ Feature

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Many tech companies are building features into their services now so that their users can get more insights into the time that they’re spending. Google is building such features into Android and it was recently discovered that Instagram is developing this as well. Now it appears that its parent company is jumping on the bandwagon as well. An unreleased feature has been spotted in the Facebook app which reveals that the social network is building a “Your Time on Facebook” feature.

With New Wallet App, Pallet, AMO Labs Takes Cryptocurrency Transactions Mainstream

With New Wallet App, Pallet, AMO Labs Takes Cryptocurrency Transactions Mainstream

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SINGAPORE, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 28, AMO Labs released the Android version of Pallet, a multicurrency mobile crypto wallet featuring security capabilities often found only in high-end wallets. Cryptocurrency users are often left to their own ...

Must read: top 10 Android stories

Must read: top 10 Android stories

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This week we reviewed the Oppo Find X, went hands-on with the new Google Podcasts app, and much more.

Australian And US Airports Are Implementing Restrictions On Powders In Hand Luggage

Australian And US Airports Are Implementing Restrictions On Powders In Hand Luggage

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How to troubleshoot a crashing app

How to troubleshoot a crashing app

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Fixes for Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS.

Google Play Store adds ‘security metadata’ DRM to all Android apps

Google Play Store adds ‘security metadata’ DRM to all Android apps

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A small but significant change was made to the Play Store this week, and it affects all Android apps. Google is now adding a “small” string of security metadata to all Android APKs, which is designed to ensure the apps are authentic and have come from the Play Store or other approved source. In other words, it’s DRM (digital rights … Continue reading

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