Android power users are perhaps already used to the idea that their power does come at a cost. There are quite a few apps or, depending on your phone, functionality that is withheld from users who root or even just unlock their phones to reclaim control they believe to be rightfully theirs. The latest to join that group of root-hating … Continue reading
Have you noticed that you suddenly can't (officially) download the Netflix app to your rooted Android phone? You're not alone. Netflix has confirmed that its app is no longer visible on Google Play to anyone with a device that is "not Google-certified or [has] been altered." A spokesperson tells Android Police that it's all about a shift in copy protection. Version 5.0 of the Netflix app now leans entirely on Google's Widevine digital rights management to prevent piracy, so it has to treat those modified devices as incompatible
The company is upping its DRM game through a Google solution, but some users can still get around this detection. Will it change over time?
One of the most popular forms of development is mobile app dev -- and when you know how to build apps for Android, the world's most popular mobile platform, you can set yourself up with a pretty comfortable place in the job market. Thanks to the Professional Android Developer Bundle, you can start learning all the ins and outs of Android today.
Another feature to look forward to on Android O is one that will ease the burden on manufacturers and carriers dealing with device software.
For years, Apple device owners have had it much easier than Android phone or tablet users. While new versions of iOS, first and foremost, typically roll out to everyone at the same time, that’s not exactly the case when it comes to Android updates, which roll out on separate dates depending on the device or mobile carrier, and tend to be pushed out in “phases,” meaning some users may get the new software days before others do
Microsoft’s recent Build Conference has highlighted the ongoing push to have Microsoft’s services include and entice iOS and Android users. Windows Story Remix - which takes your images and allows you to edit them into short sharable videos - is a good illustration of this approach.
It looks like the latest version of Netflix has blocked access to its Android app to all rooted/unlocked devices. However, if you already have the application installed on your rooted phone, you will still be able to use it without any issue. Over the weekend, Netflix pushed a new update accompanied by a rather mysterious changelog that states the following: “version 5.0 only works with devices that are certified by Google and meet all Android requirements.” Soon after the new version of Netflix was released, many Android users reported the application shows ...
Netflix update prevents rooted Android devices from downloading app, subscription price hikes loom for Australian market
The latest Netflix update has prevented rooted Android device owners from getting the official app from the Google Play Store.
Google Pixel 2 is bringing the promise of pure Android, something that has been widely requested by fans yet ignored by smartphone manufacturers. The company’s first attempt at making a mobile phone was well-received, so Google has quite high expectations to fulfill with the successor. But the recent leaks show that fans do not have anything to worry about.
Not everyone has access yet to the Android O developer preview, but if you’re one of those that is already testing out the next major update from Google, you’re of course able to experience some of the features they’re testing out. They may not be perfect yet, but at least you can try them out
Another awesome week for free Android and iOS games has passed, delivering blockbusters like Injustice 2 and all-around fun games such as Quarry Driver 3. What, do you have something against simulators of heavy machinery?