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Google starts rolling out a new refreshing UI for the Play Store

Google starts rolling out a new refreshing UI for the Play Store

Google is known for its regular updates and since the introduction of Pixel, the first ever phone made by Google the company showed off a new Play Store UI in a support video for their  flagship device. Now, users are reporting that the new UI is slowly rolling out to devices. This update includes new colors and a revamped install page. The first change you’ll notice is on the home page of the Play Store. A new shade of green has taken over for the Android-y shade we’re used to seeing. The big featured carousel across the top has been shrunk down and moved underneath the “Apps & Games” bar. However, some screenshots show the carousel has been removed completely. Moving on to the install page, the “Install” button is much bigger. The ratings and installs information looks completely different. They’ve removed the category icons, which makes it easier to read. The “More Information” section has been moved lower on the page, and developer info has been slightly reworded. All in all, these are simple changes that make the Play Store a little easier to use. So what do you guys think of the new updated interface? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Cheers!! Source:...

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WhatsApp Beta gets Video Calling feature with latest update

WhatsApp Beta gets Video Calling feature with latest update

WhatsApp just got a new major feature today in its latest update – The ability to (finally) make video calls. The video calling feature is currently only available for the beta version of the world famous messaging app so if you’re one of the beta users, you might very well be among the first people to try out the new video calling service. Early reports claim that even though the video calls worked perfectly, some users were complaining of a slight lag which they felt even on a 50Mbps Wi-Fi network. Of course, WhatsApp is likely to address that; it asked for quality feedback on video calls, so hopefully it’ll take that into account before making the feature available on stable builds. For those of you who are interested in testing out the new video calling feature can download the latest version of WhatsApp beta from APK Mirror. Do share your experience with us in the comments below. Cheers!! Source: The Next...

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Android 7.1 Developer Preview is now available for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C

Android 7.1 Developer Preview is now available for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C

The Google Pixel phones have been the talk of the town recently with both the devices, Pixel and Pixel XL getting a lot of positive feedback from those who have been lucky enough to get their hands on them. For now, these are the only two devices that come with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Starting from today, Google has started rolling out the Developer Preview version of Android 7.1 for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and the Pixel C. Unfortunately, Nexus 6 and Nexus Player users would not be getting the update at this point in time. Here’s a highlight of some of the new changes that will be coming once you have loaded Android 7.1 on your devices: App shortcuts API — lets you surface key actions directly in the launcher and take your users deep into your app instantly. You can create up to 5 shortcuts, either statically or dynamically. Circular app icons support — lets you provide great-looking rounded icon resources that match the look of Pixel and other launchers. Enhanced wallpaper metadata — lets you provide metadata about your wallpapers to any picker displaying the wallpapers as a preview. You can show existing metadata such as label, description, and author, as well as a new context URL and title to link to more information. For those of you who own any of the aforementioned supported devices can get a taste of the new Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview starting from today. Would you like to give it a try? Let us know in the comments below....

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Here’s how you can watch Google’s #madebygoogle event Live on Oct 4th

Here’s how you can watch Google’s #madebygoogle event Live on Oct 4th

We’re just a few days away from Google’s big launch event and you can also be a part of it. The event will be streamed live on the company’s official YouTube channel on October 4th at 9 pm Pakistan Standard Time. For those of you are interested in being a part of the mega event can enjoy the proceedings right here. As far as devices that are to be launched include two variants of Google’s Pixel smartphones and a bunch of other exciting goodies that have not been revealed. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag...

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Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

For everyone who was waiting to taste the sweetness of Android Nougat, the wait is finally over at least for those of you owning a new Nexus device. Google have officially rolled out OTA updates of Android 7.0 Nougat to selective Nexus devices that include the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One). Google also announced that the LGV20 would be the first device to come with Android 7.0 out of the box but no further details were revealed. As far as other OEMs are concerned, the latest update will start rolling out in the next few months depending on carrier modifications and hardware compatibility. Let us now take a closer look at the official change log of Android 7.0 Nougat and relish into the sweetness: Performance JIT compiler: The new JIT compiler improves runtime device performance, reduces the amount of storage space required for apps, and makes app and system updates much faster. VR mode: With VR mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Coming soon with Daydream and Daydream-ready phones. Vulkan™ API: Vulkan API is a real game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. See apps leap to life with sharper graphics and eye candy effects. Battery & Data Doze: Doze is now dozier, with your device going into lower power usage when you’re on the move. That means your Android device will conserve battery even when it’s jostling around in your pocket. Data saver: Limit how much data your device uses with Data Saver. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won’t be able to access cell data. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/datasaver.mp4 Productivity Split-screen mode: Now you can multitask with ease. Run two apps side by side in split-screen mode – watch a movie while texting, or read a recipe with your timer open. Picture-in-picture mode: On Android TV, you can continue watching your current video while browsing or changing settings. Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to switch between your two most recently used apps. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/splitscreen.mp4 Notifications Bundled notifications: See what’s new at a glance with bundled notifications from individual apps. Simply tap to view each alert. Direct reply: Direct reply lets you quickly reply to a message, directly from within the notification shade. So, you no longer need to launch the app to fire off a quick response. Notification controls: When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/directreply.mp4 System usability improvements Customizable Quick Settings: Rearrange your Quick Setting tiles so you can get to...

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Android 6.0.1 rolled out today on Nexus devices with latest Unicode 8.0 Emojis

Android 6.0.1 rolled out today on Nexus devices with latest Unicode 8.0 Emojis

Google have officially rolled out the Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) update and as promised last week by Hiroshi Lockheimer, the new Unicode 8.0 emojis have finally arrived on Nexus devices with the latest Android 6.0.1 update. This was probably one of the most anticipated updates that Android enthusiasts were waiting for since the Unicode 8.0 codes had already been up and running on iOS 9 devices since the last few months. As far as the change log of the update is concerned, the Unicode 8.0 emojis are pretty much the only significant change. The update is set to arrive on most Nexus devices that would include the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. Let us know what you guys think of the new fun filled emojis in the comments...

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