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Amazon Prime Video can now be installed on Android TVs, but it doesn't actually work

Amazon Prime Video can now be installed on Android TVs, but it doesn't actually work

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Amazon released an official Prime Video app for Android TV last month, but you couldn't actually install it on anything. The app was (and still is) marked as incompatible for every Android TV device on the market, so no one can actually use it yet, and there's no APK available. Now the situation is even more confusing, as Amazon has enabled Android TV devices to download the normal Prime Video app.

Play Books v4 prepares to launch audiobooks with support for casting and Android Auto [APK Teardown]

Play Books v4 prepares to launch audiobooks with support for casting and Android Auto [APK Teardown]

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Play Books just hit version 4 yesterday, but on the surface it looks like very little has changed. There are a couple of relatively small tweaks here and there, but it wouldn't appear to deserve a big version jump. However, this is the version that will launch audiobook support. A teardown shows that there's a ton of new functionality hiding below the surface and it's all just waiting for Google to flip the switch.

Amazon Adds Alexa to Android App

Amazon Adds Alexa to Android App

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The release of this data comes just a day after Amazon's Alexa stole the headlines across the internet in Australia with it's local launch - so it's important Google set the record straight here and prove they're no small fry. Earlier this month, Amazon ...

Sprint to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U11 on January 22

Sprint to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U11 on January 22

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The unlocked HTC U11 has already been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo last year, but only in the United States. About two weeks ago HTC confirmed the roll-out began in the EMEA region, but carrier-branded devices will probably have to wait a bit longer. If you've bought your HTC U11 from Sprint, you'll be pleased to know the carrier will start rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update on January 22. Mo Versi, HTC's VP of Product Management has just announced customers who own the Sprint HTC 11 devices should start seeing the update on Monday. Sprint HTC u11 owners! Appreciate your patience, ...

Amazon Adds Full Alexa Voice Integration To Android Devices With App Update

Amazon Adds Full Alexa Voice Integration To Android Devices With App Update

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Fans of Amazon's Alexa digital assistant tend to take advantage of it the more convenient it is to utilize, so it's been a bit frustrating for Android users who've had very few good options (if any at all) up to this point. Actually, things are still not perfect, but at least we're getting somewhere with a recent update to the app that is

From Samsung Brazil comes a hint that Android Oreo will soon run the International Galaxy S8/S8+

From Samsung Brazil comes a hint that Android Oreo will soon run the International Galaxy S8/S8+

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If you own the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Samsung Galaxy S8+, you've been patiently waiting for all beta testing of Android Oreo to end so that the final version of the new Android build can be installed on your phone. Samsung has said that a stable version of the update would be disseminated for beta testing by the end of this month. A sign that the delicious creme filled cookie will be soon on its way to Sammy's 2017 flagships comes from the tech giant's Brazilian website

The Top Ten Free Android Games

The Top Ten Free Android Games

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Free Android games are easy to find, but most are glitchy or have paywalls. We put together a list of the most hardcore Android games that are actually fun for real gamers to play.

Roku Is Becoming the Android of Streaming Media

Roku Is Becoming the Android of Streaming Media

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Google started producing a television operating system based on its successful Android OS in 2010. It was first called Google TV, now it's Android TV, but few people have bought it. Instead, Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) has emerged as the dominant…

Alexa app for Android brings Amazon’s voice controls to your phone

Alexa app for Android brings Amazon’s voice controls to your phone

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Amazon’s been offering an Alexa app for Android for a while… and now it finally does what you’d expect it to do. You can fire up the app, tap a button, and speak to Alexa to get answers to questions, set reminders, or control smart home products. It’s kind of redundant with Google Assistant if

Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week

Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week

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False alarms, free speech, and more of the week's top security news.

This Android app will turn your wallpaper into a live map of your location

This Android app will turn your wallpaper into a live map of your location

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There’s a new Android app called Skyline that will turn your current location into your wallpaper, as first spotted by Lifehacker. Skyline uses 3D terrain data from Mapbox to show either your current location or specific coordinates to create wallpapers in full detail.

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