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Google has slashed the size of Android apps

Google has slashed the size of Android apps

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To tie in with the launch of Android 9 Pie, Google has given a glimpse into the improvements it has made to the app store. In a blog post aimed primarily at developers, the director of Google Play, Purnima Kochikar, said that improved discovery features had helped to boost visits to the store by 30 percent while new tools helped to dramatically reduce crash rates. Google also points to new techniques which have enabled it to reduce app size by up to 65 percent. See also: Android 9 is... Android Pie! Seriously, Google? Confirmed: Fortnite for Android will risk players'…

The Fortnite Android Beta is out on Samsung, but you will need to follow these steps to get it

The Fortnite Android Beta is out on Samsung, but you will need to follow these steps to get it

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Fortnite has arrived on Android, sort of (Picture: Epic Games)

Fortnite shunning the Android Play Store is a major security headache

Fortnite shunning the Android Play Store is a major security headache

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Epic has released Fortnite Battle Royale on select Samsung devices. The rest of Android world should get it in a few days – but with a twist; both gamers and Google should be very worried.

Photos leak of a 3.3-inch Palm-branded Android phone

Photos leak of a 3.3-inch Palm-branded Android phone

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After releasing some well-received BlackBerry Android devices, TCL's next mobile brand reclamation project is Palm. Now Android Police has pictures of a phone apparently codenamed "Pepito" that it says could be released on Verizon later this year. Eschewing the "bigger is better" and notch trends, the tiny 3.3-inch device reportedly has a 720p screen, Snapdragon 435 CPU, no headphone jack, 3 GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a small 800mAh battery.

Honor To Double Down On Android Gaming Phones, Exec Vows

Honor To Double Down On Android Gaming Phones, Exec Vows

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Huawei-owned electronics manufacturer Honor is planning to double down on Android gaming smartphones following the launch of the Honor Play, according to Zheng Shubao, chief of the firm’s Southern-Pacific operations. In a statement provided to ZDNet, the industry veteran said the move toward embracing mobile gaming is a natural one for the company to take due

Samsung Galaxy Watch and Gear devices facing connectivity issues with Android 9.0 Pie

Samsung Galaxy Watch and Gear devices facing connectivity issues with Android 9.0 Pie

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Fortnite Mobile game for Android: List of supported and unsupported devices

Fortnite Mobile game for Android: List of supported and unsupported devices

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Samsung launches Galaxy Note 9, the most expensive Android phone yet

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 9, the most expensive Android phone yet

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The Note 9 will be sold in two configurations: there’s a 128GB / 6GB RAM model for $999 and a top-tier 512GB/8GB RAM version for $1,250.

Global hit game ‘Fortnite’ arrives in Korea via PS4, Android devices

Global hit game ‘Fortnite’ arrives in Korea via PS4, Android devices

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The globally popular survival shooting game “Fortnite: Battle Royale” officially arrived in South Korea on Friday. “Fort

Sony to release Android Pie updates for six Xperia models

Sony to release Android Pie updates for six Xperia models

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Google has recently introduced the Android 9 Pie and has started rolling out the new version of the update to its Pixel devices. Following this, a number of other smartphone manufacturers including Xiaomi and others have also started rolling out the

Renders Of Palm’s New Android Smartphone Leaked

Renders Of Palm’s New Android Smartphone Leaked

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For the younger generation who grew up in an era where companies like Apple and Samsung were the face of smartphones, you might not have realized that before Apple and Samsung, there were brands like Palm who were creating smartphones of their own back in the day (although admittedly the market probably wasn’t ready for such devices yet).

Vivo to start Android 9.0 Pie rollout for its devices towards end of 2018

Vivo to start Android 9.0 Pie rollout for its devices towards end of 2018

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