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Samsung considering moving all products to Tizen in the future

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 03:45 PM PDT

It's no surprise that Samsung is aiming to use its own ecosystem rather than Google's. Samsung used Android to boost itself to the top of the market, competing with Apple and leaving every other brand behind (at least in the US). The company has its own Android skin, its own apps that can replace Google's, its own app store, and its own services.

Samsung also has everything to break its reliance with Google, even its own operating system. The company has tested Tizen's popularity, and it sold 64 million Tizen devices in India in Q1 2016.

While we enthusiasts buy Android phones for the software, many people won't even know the difference if Tizen is supported well enough. And with its own proprietary ecosystem, Samsung will become more profitable and more in control of its devices. You know, much like Apple.

While there's no official information or date on when the switch will be happening, we may lose Android-based Samsung phones sometime in the future. Not only will this be a blow to Android enthusiasts, it might be a big blow to Android as a whole.

Would you still buy Samsung devices if they were powered by Tizen? Let us know in the comments!


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Android N APIs are now final, get your apps ready for Android N!

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 03:06 PM PDT

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering

As we put the finishing touches on the next release of Android, which will begin to roll out to consumers later this summer, we're releasing the 4th Developer Preview of Android N, including the Android N final SDK. And thanks to your continued feedback over the last three releases, all of the APIs are now final as well. If you've already enrolled your device in the Android Beta Program, (available at android.com/beta) you will receive an update to this Developer Preview shortly.

Get your apps ready for Android N

The final SDK for Android N is now available for download through the SDK Manager in Android Studio. It gives you everything you need to develop and test against the official APIs in the Android N platform. Once you've installed the final SDK, you can update your project's compileSdkVersion to API 24 to develop with the Android N APIs and build and test on the new platform, for new features such as Multi-window support, direct-reply notifications, and others. We also recommend updating your app's targetSdkVersion to API 24 to opt-in and test your app with Android N specific behavior changes. For details on how to setup your app with the final SDK, see Set up the Preview. For details on API level 24 check out the API diffs and the updated API reference, now hosted online.

Along with the Android N final SDK, we've also updated the Android Support Library to 24.0.0. This allows you to use multi-window and picture-in-picture callbacks, new notification features, methods for supporting Direct Boot, and new MediaBrowser APIs in a backward compatible manner.

Publish your apps to alpha, beta or production channels in Google Play

Now that you have a final set of APIs, you can publish updates compiling with, and optionally targeting, API 24 to Google Play. You can now publish app updates that use API 24 to your alpha, beta, or even production channels in the Google Play Developer Console. In this way, you can test your app's backward-compatibility and push updates to users whose devices are running Developer Preview 4.

To make sure that your updated app runs well on Android N, as well as older versions, a common strategy is to use Google Play's beta testing feature to get early feedback from a small group of users -- including developer preview users — and then do a staged rollout as you release the updated app to all users.

How to Get Developer Preview 4

Developer Preview 4 includes updated system images for all supported Preview devices as well as for the Android emulator. If you are already enrolled in the Android Beta program, your devices will get the Developer Preview 4 update right away, no action is needed on your part. If you aren't yet enrolled in Android Beta, the easiest way to get started is by visiting android.com/beta and opt-in your eligible Android phone or tablet -- you'll soon receive this (and later) preview updates over-the-air. As always, you can also download and flash this update manually. The N Developer Preview is available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices, as well as General Mobile 4G [Android One] devices and the Sony Xperia Z3.

Thanks so much for all of your feedback so far. Please continue to share feedback or requests either in the N Developer Preview issue tracker, N Preview Developer community, or Android Beta community as we work towards the consumer release later this summer. We're looking forward to seeing your apps on Android N!


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Android Developer Story: Sendy uses Google Play features to build for the next billion users

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 03:05 PM PDT

Posted by Lily Sheringham, Google Play team

Sendy is a door to door on-demand couriering platform founded in Nairobi, Kenya. It connects customers and logistics providers, providing two unique apps, one for the driver and one for the customer. Watch CEO & Co-founder, Meshack Alloys, and Android Developer, Jason Rogena, explain how they use Developer Console features, such as alpha and beta testing, as well as other tips and best practices, to build for the next billion users.

Learn more about building for billions and get more tips to grow your games business by opting-in to the Playbook app beta and download the Playbook app in the Google Play Store.


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Security "Crypto" provider deprecated in Android N

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 03:05 PM PDT

Posted by Sergio Giro, software engineer

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If your Android app derives keys using the SHA1PRNG algorithm from the Crypto provider, you must start using a real key derivation function and possibly re-encrypt your data.

The Java Cryptography Architecture allows developers to create an instance of a class like a cipher, or a pseudo-random number generator, using calls like:

SomeClass.getInstance("SomeAlgorithm", "SomeProvider");

Or simply:

SomeClass.getInstance("SomeAlgorithm");

For instance,

Cipher.getInstance("AES/CBC/PKCS5PADDING");
SecureRandom.getInstance("SHA1PRNG");

On Android, we don't recommend specifying the provider. In general, any call to the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) APIs specifying a provider should only be done if the provider is included in the application or if the application is able to deal with a possible ProviderNotFoundException.

Unfortunately, many apps depend on the now removed "Crypto" provider for an anti-pattern of key derivation.

This provider only provided an implementation of the algorithm "SHA1PRNG" for instances of SecureRandom. The problem is that the SHA1PRNG algorithm is not cryptographically strong. For readers interested in the details, On statistical distance based testing of pseudo random sequences and experiments with PHP and Debian OpenSSL,Section 8.1, by Yongge Want and Tony Nicol, states that the "random" sequence, considered in binary form, is biased towards returning 0s, and that the bias worsens depending on the seed.

As a result, in Android N we are deprecating the implementation of the SHA1PRNG algorithm and the Crypto provider altogether. We'd previously covered the issues with using SecureRandom for key derivation a few years ago in Using Cryptography to Store Credentials Safely. However, given its continued use, we will revisit it here.

A common but incorrect usage of this provider was to derive keys for encryption by using a password as a seed. The implementation of SHA1PRNG had a bug that made it deterministic if setSeed() was called before obtaining output. This bug was used to derive a key by supplying a password as a seed, and then using the "random" output bytes for the key (where "random" in this sentence means "predictable and cryptographically weak"). Such a key could then be used to encrypt and decrypt data.

In the following, we explain how to derive keys correctly, and how to decrypt data that has been encrypted using an insecure key. There's also a full example, including a helper class to use the deprecated SHA1PRNG functionality, with the sole purpose of decrypting data that would be otherwise unavailable.

Keys can be derived in the following way:

  • If you're reading an AES key from disk, just store the actual key and don't go through this weird dance. You can get a SecretKey for AES usage from the bytes by doing:

    SecretKey key = new SecretKeySpec(keyBytes, "AES");

  • If you're using a password to derive a key, follow Nikolay Elenkov's excellent tutorial with the caveat that a good rule of thumb is the salt size should be the same size as the key output. It looks like this:

/* User types in their password: */
String password = "password";

/* Store these things on disk used to derive key later: */
int iterationCount = 1000;
int saltLength = 32; // bytes; should be the same size
as the output (256 / 8 = 32)
int keyLength = 256; // 256-bits for AES-256, 128-bits for AES-128, etc
byte[] salt; // Should be of saltLength

/* When first creating the key, obtain a salt with this: */
SecureRandom random = new SecureRandom();
byte[] salt = new byte[saltLength];
random.nextBytes(salt);

/* Use this to derive the key from the password: */
KeySpec keySpec = new PBEKeySpec(password.toCharArray(), salt,
iterationCount, keyLength);
SecretKeyFactory keyFactory = SecretKeyFactory
.getInstance("PBKDF2WithHmacSHA1");
byte[] keyBytes = keyFactory.generateSecret(keySpec).getEncoded();
SecretKey key = new SecretKeySpec(keyBytes, "AES");

That's it. You should not need anything else.

To make transitioning data easier, we covered the case of developers that have data encrypted with an insecure key, which is derived from a password every time. You can use the helper class InsecureSHA1PRNGKeyDerivator in the example app to derive the key.


private static SecretKey deriveKeyInsecurely(String password, int
keySizeInBytes) {
byte[] passwordBytes = password.getBytes(StandardCharsets.US_ASCII);
return new SecretKeySpec(
InsecureSHA1PRNGKeyDerivator.deriveInsecureKey(
passwordBytes, keySizeInBytes),
"AES");
}

You can then re-encrypt your data with a securely derived key as explained above, and live a happy life ever after.

Note 1: as a temporary measure to keep apps working, we decided to still create the instance for apps targeting SDK version 23, the SDK version for Marshmallow, or less. Please don't rely on the presence of the Crypto provider in the Android SDK, our plan is to delete it completely in the future.

Note 2: Because many parts of the system assume the existence of a SHA1PRNG algorithm, when an instance of SHA1PRNG is requested and the provider is not specified we return an instance of OpenSSLRandom, which is a strong source of random numbers derived from OpenSSL.


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Rumor claims next Galaxy Note will feature iris scanner, also names Samsung’s supplier

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 02:44 PM PDT

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (or Galaxy Note 6, if you're distrustful of rumors) has been rumored to have an iris scanner for a while now. This rumor seems more and more legitimate, especially since The Korea Herald has named the alleged supplier of the iris sensors.

Patron is a Korean camera module manufacturer that allegedly won the bid to supply Samsung with all of the iris scanners it will be using in the Note 7. Since an iris scanner recognize up to 266 traits over a fingerprint scanner's 40 traits, it should be a more secure method of locking your device.

It definitely seems likely that the upcoming Galaxy Note device will feature an iris scanner. Samsung reportedly dropped the feature in 2013 because it felt that tech not being ready, and so if it's mature enough now, it should be a cool feature. We'll find out August 2nd when the next Note officially launches!


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Latest Android N dev preview easter egg proudly showcases new name

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 02:02 PM PDT

Google is no stranger to jokes. The company released a new version of the Android N dev preview today and it has a new Easter egg which shows off Android N's new name…

But of course, it's just a joke on recent events pertaining to a certain boat. Namey McNameface is not going to be the official name (though some of us wouldn't mind if it was), but it's definitely a good reference on Google's part.

We're going to be finding out the real name of the software pretty soon. What do you guys think it'll be? Leave a comment!


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Movies & TV v3.15 for Android TV brings new player controls and an updated banner icon [APK Download]

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 01:36 PM PDT

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If you have tried the Play Movies & TV app on Android TV and weren't in love with its player controls, it might be time to give it a new try. A fresh update to v3.15 started rolling out to set-top boxes and televisions yesterday. There are a couple of cosmetic changes, most notably the banner on the launcher screen, but the big change comes in the form of updated player controls that are faster and easier to use.

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Nintendo says that Pokémon GO will be available sometime in July, wearable accessory will cost $35

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 01:16 PM PDT

ap_resizeLast month Nintendo started a closed beta program for Pokémon GO, the augmented reality catch-em-all game that the company has been working on with Niantic. It looks like we're very close to a public release, at least according to Nintendo's presentation at the massive E3 gaming convention. As reported by Polygon, Nintendo announced that the game will be released on smartphones sometime in July.

Nintendo also says that Pokémon Go Plus, a fitness tracker-style Bluetooth gadget that will allow players to get alerts or even catch "wild" Pokémon without taking out their phones, will also be available sometime in "late July," at least according to previous Nintendo posts on the subject.

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Pinterest has acquired Fleksy, developers behind the popular third-party keyboard

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 11:55 AM PDT

Fleksy has grown to become one of the most popular third-party keyboards on Android as well, and today it's been acquired.

Today, Fleksy officially announced that Pinterest has acquired the company and that the Fleksy team will be joining Pinterest. Fleksy also announced that they will be launching an open-source project with components for the the blind and visually impaired that the community can contribute to.

No other details regarding the acquisition were released in the blog post, but they did confirm that the Fleksy keyboard will continue to be in digital app stores "for the foreseeable future," so that's good news for fans of Fleksy.

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Android N Developer Preview 4 with final APIs and SDK now available

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 11:55 AM PDT

Google has been steadily releasing the developer previews for Android N, the next major update to the mobile operating system, for a few months now. Now, as we inexorably move towards Google revealing the name for the next version of Android, the company has released the latest preview for the software.

This is Developer Preview 4, build NPD56N, and with it Google has also added the final APIs and the final SDK for developers. With these, the final touches can be made for the apps that will run on Android N later this year.

The developer preview is available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, the Pixel C, General Mobile 4G, and the Sony Xperia Z3. If you are enrolled in the beta program and have one of these devices, an over-the-air (OTA) update should be available now. If you aren't already signed up, go through this link to do so.

Android N is bringing a refreshed notification shade, a split-view mode that will offer the ability to use two apps at once, bundled notifications, and more. Are you running the developer preview for Android N? What do you think of the new software?


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Fleksy Keyboard has been acquired by Pinterest

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 11:09 AM PDT

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Fans of the Fleksy keyboard started to reach out recently to see if we knew why the company had seemingly gone quiet. Support emails were going unanswered, the website was down, and the Twitter account had no updates. All very suspicious, but the most we could get out of the company's PR was that more information would be available later. Well, it's later, and the information is that Fleksy has been acquired... by Pinterest, for some reason.

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OnePlus Will Not Release Successor To OnePlus X, CEO Confirms

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 10:33 AM PDT

OnePlus X - 2

Now with the OnePlus 3 release out of the way, many expected the company to refresh its midrange offerings for this year. However, there's bad news.

OnePlus CEO Carl Pei revealed during the OnePlus 3 launch yesterday that the company will not release a successor to the OnePlus X. At all. And instead, they will focus on one flagship product going forward.

The reason he gave was to strengthen its foundation, which was something they admittedly did not do last year.

So for those looking at an affordable phone with great specs and a relatively small form factor, you'll have to look elsewhere.

[Engadget]

The post OnePlus Will Not Release Successor To OnePlus X, CEO Confirms appeared first on Android in Canada Blog.


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Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner Confirmed By Part Supplier

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 10:12 AM PDT

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While the Galaxy Note 7 launch is two months from now, rumours for the phone are revealing more and more.

According to The Korea Herald, they are claiming that a Korean camera module manufacturer by the name of Patron will be the supplier for the Galaxy Note 7's Iris scanner. This is evident by the company's winning bid months ago to supply the sensors to Samsung.

While the Note 7 is still expected to come with a fingerprint scanner, an Iris scan offers a lot of security advantages such as the ability to recognize 266 traits versus only 40 traits with a fingerprint.

Galaxy Note

The Galaxy Note 7 is set to launch on August 2nd in New York.

[Korea herald]

The post Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner Confirmed By Part Supplier appeared first on Android in Canada Blog.


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OnePlus says there won’t be any more OnePlus X devices

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 08:47 AM PDT

In October of last year, the OnePlus X officially made its debut, billed as a budget-friendly Android device thanks to its $249 price tag.

Now that OnePlus has made the OnePlus 3 official, people have already begun wondering about a follow-up to last year's OnePlus X. Unfortunately, the news isn't good, because OnePlus has confirmed that there actually won't be a followup to the OnePlus X at all.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says the reason to ditch the OnePlus X line isn't because the OnePlus X did poorly, but because the company simply wants to put the entirety of its focus on flagship devices. Part of that plan sees the teams behind OxygenOS (what's available on the OnePlus) and its HydrogenOS teams combining to develop one piece of software from here on out.

OnePlus moving away from the budget-friendly market is an interesting move, but considering how the OnePlus 3 is being received, the move was apparently a good one.

Were you looking forward to seeing a OnePlus X2?


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Nextbit opens up a beta testing program for new software

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 08:47 AM PDT

Over the past few years, we've seen a great deal of new players enter into the smartphone market. One of the more intriguing companies is Nextbit, a company founded by ex-Googlers that has created a smartphone that's centered around cloud storage. The Nextbit Robin has received positive reviews since its release, and has captured the interest of those customers who prefer to be on the cutting edge. Beginning today, those same Nextbit customers can be even farther ahead of the game.

Nextbit is introducing a software beta testing program for Robin owners. This beta program will allow participants to test new features ahead of official release and integration into the Robin's software. That being said, Nextbit is quick to reiterate that this isn't a way to skip the line and get new software early. Rather, it's intended to test the software before a wide rollout, so there will likely be bugs and glitches involved for beta testers.

For those interested in joining Nextbit's beta testing program, follow the source link below for more info and the official application.


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AT&T Wi-Fi Calling is now available on the LG G4, coming soon to more devices

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 07:43 AM PDT

AT&T has offered Wi-Fi Calling on a few devices, but all of them have been made by Apple. That's finally changing, but at a very slow pace.

AT&T today announced that it has launched Wi-Fi Calling for Android phones. One Android phone, specifically. The big blue carrier now offers Wi-Fi Calling for the LG G4, but it does say that support for other Android phones is coming at some point in the future.

LG G4 owners will get a notification on their device when Wi-Fi Calling support is rolled out to their handset, so if you have one, keep an eye out. AT&T also says that the only way Wi-Fi Calling support will work is if a subscriber is on a postpaid account, so prepaid customers are out of the loop.

Wi-Fi Calling will let LG G4 owners not only make and receive phone calls while connected to a Wi-Fi network, but also send and receive text messages.

It's a good start for Android phones under AT&T's banner, at least. Here's hoping Wi-Fi Calling support lands on more devices soon.


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Plex Media Server Android app appears on Google Play ahead of SHIELD TV update

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 07:17 AM PDT

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The next update to the SHIELD TV firmware will come with a built-in Plex media server. This is a big deal, as it will let people who own this Android TV box use something other than an always-on PC to store their media library.

Now the Plex Media Server app has found its way into the Play Store ahead of the firmware update.

The app is currently showing up as incompatible with all of our SHIELD TVs, but the Play Store page does give us another YouTube video.

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Plex Media Server Android app appears on Google Play ahead of SHIELD TV update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 06:41 AM PDT

New apps need lovin' too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We've shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and propel them to new heights. Our weekly Fresh Meat column highlights new apps with fewer than 100,000 installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

Preparture

Preparture

Description: Preparture, Your On-Time Travel App. See the sites, take care of business, AND catch your bus, train, or plane on time. Just enter some basic information and Preparture does the rest. It shows you: Nearby places to go and things to do. How to get there.

 

Fringle

Fringle

DescriptionFringle is a social hangout platform for friends and family using private, temporary location sharing. Whether you're out with a large group for dinner, or about to carpool on the way to work, or even pick your loved one off the airport, or guide someone new to the city, use Fringle to bid adieu to all the hassles involved in getting there.

 

Opera browser – news & search

Opera browser - news & search

Description Get Opera's #1 browser for discovering interesting stories and searching the web. Faster search and a strong new content discovery engine helps you get the latest news, trending topics and websites in no time. All through a brand new, intuitive interface.

 

Jiyo

Jiyo

DescriptionJiyo is your personal well-being companion. We're a comprehensive digital platform that lets you engage, learn, and interact with a diverse range of information, articles, videos and reminders that help you be your best self.

 

We Run – Social Running

We Run – Social Running

DescriptionDo you like running, but miss the support of a running mate? Or do you lack the time to meet up? Get motivated with We Run and get in shape. We Run is a free social running application that connects you in real-time with another runner during your trainings.

 

Evie

Evie

DescriptionMeet Evie. A faster way to use your phone. Evie is universal search across your device. By typing only a few characters, you can: Launch any app, Call, text, or email any of your contacts, Look up places, movies and TV shows, musicians, apps, and Web pages.

 

PvP Live Esports

PvP Live Esports

DescriptionPVP Live is the original esports media company – built by fans exclusively for fans. Get the latest breaking news, videos, scores, highlights, and expert analysis live – anywhere, anytime. Know what's important – right now.

 

Jukestar – Jukebox for Spotify

Jukestar - Jukebox for Spotify

DescriptionLove great music and have Spotify Premium? Use the Jukestar jukebox to start the music democracy at your next party. Fire the DJ; with guest request and voting capability, now everyone can get involved in the music.

 

Wireless Music Alarm Clock

Wireless Music Alarm Clock

DescriptionMore than just another music alarm clock! Using SleepCast's unique streaming capability, you can choose to wake up with your own music playing on your phone, Bluetooth speakers, wireless speakers or network-connected DLNA or UPnP hifi.

 

Joystick

Joystick

DescriptionThe latest video game news, reviews, live Esports tournaments, video game shows and your favourite pro gamers' news piped into your pocket. Joystick is a must-have app for gamers that want to follow top class gaming news from hundred of sources across the globe!

 


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TED app gets full Material Design makeover and adds TED Radio Hour podcast episodes

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 06:35 AM PDT

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The TED app on Android has looked roughly the same on Android since the day it was released in March of 2012. As a matter of fact, up until yesterday, it had barely received any major interface changes and, although it did its job well with offline support, subtitles, bookmarks, Cast support, and more, it still felt like an antiquated piece of software compared to all the modern apps gracing our phones nowadays.

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Twitter Direct Messages now support Android N's notification Direct Reply

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 05:33 AM PDT

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Several apps have been fast to adopt Android N's new Direct Reply functionality for quickly sending out an answer to a message from the notification without having to open the app first. Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp have all done this in the past few months and now it's Twitter turn.

After updating its interface to Material Design, the app's developers seem eager to implement more native Android goodness, and have now added a button to quickly reply to Direct Messages from the notification.

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Yesterdays T-Mobile Tuesday Domino's deal ended with a bunch of people with no pizza

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 04:52 AM PDT

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Last week John Legere unveiled Uncarrier 11, the one where T-Mobile resorts to outright bribes (excuse me, giveaways) to buy customer loyalty. Is this something to be upset over? Not really. Free stuff is free stuff.

Except for many T-Mobile customers, the promised free pizza was not available.

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Yesterdays T-Mobile Tuesday Domino's deal ended with a bunch of people with no pizza was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Rhapsody is changing its name to Napster

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 04:32 AM PDT

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Napster is back, again. The original service peaked and plummeted decades ago, but the name has staying power. It's so recognizable that Rhapsody is changing its name to Napster in an attempt to gain more subscribers.

Can Rhapsody just do that? Yes, it turns out. Rhapsody bought Napster's brand and logos in 2011. The streaming service has already been using the name overseas.

Rhapsody bought the brand from Best Buy, who bought it from Roxio in 2008.

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Big Dictionary.com update adds fresh new look and support for Marshmallow text selection search

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 03:31 AM PDT

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Dictionary.com is one of the most popular dictionary apps on Android, with the free version racking up between 10 and 50 millions on the Play Store. An updated version of the app has just been released which brings a fresh coat of paint and some welcome new features.

One of the more useful highlights of version 7.0 is the added support for the floating text selection toolbar introduced in Android Marshmallow.

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Borderlands 2 (the best one) is coming to SHIELD TV and Tablet, The Pre-Sequel will come to SHIELD Tablet too

Posted: 14 Jun 2016 07:49 PM PDT

ss_8b1154bc507678f4a21fcc2d9083ef79a5db4e76.1920x1080Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the third entry in the shoot-and-loot PC and console series, came to the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV earlier this year. Even with a significant delay, it's the most technically challenging game on the SHIELD and probably on Android as a whole. That said, it's not as good as the previous entry, Borderlands 2. The Pre-Sequel has a bit of a been there, done that feel to it: the story is a bit ham-fisted, the weapons and environments seem like retreads, and there are too many Space Australians.

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Telegram 3.10 Introduces Message Drafts, A New Video Player, Unread Message Counter, And More

Posted: 14 Jun 2016 04:55 PM PDT

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Telegram v3.10 (they apparently weren't ready for 3.2) just dropped, and with it come a handful of new features. The headliner is message drafting - message you don't finish simply will linger in your chats list with the red text "Draft" appearing above what you have typed so far. Drafts automatically go to the top of your conversation list, which actually does make sense, since looking at but not sending a message does mean you'd still consider that conversation the most recent one you've interacted with.

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