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Here's How Your Apps Will Get Better Now That They Have to Target Oreo

7 days ago   |   By Wonder How To

Starting August 1, Google Play will require new app submissions to target at least Android 8.0 Oreo's API. On November 1, all updates to existing apps must also target the same API. While at first glance, this change may mean little to you, it will have a profound impact on Android. Now, your favorite apps will be getting better.
When an app is created, the developers choose a target API based on the different version of Android. The version they target dictates the tools available for creating the app. These tools include improvements to how background data is managed, how permissions...
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Google app 8.12 preps deprecating ‘Feed' widget, Podcasts episode search

Google app 8.12 preps deprecating ‘Feed' widget, Podcasts episode search

7 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

The latest beta version of the Google app is rolling out this afternoon after skipping a release last week. Version 8.12 details how the last remnant of Google Now will soon be killed, while there are minor tweaks to Podcasts and Lens.
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Top 10 Best Android Apps - Messaging - July 2018

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CooTek's TouchPal Keyboard App Updated With AI Assistant Talia

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