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Google Voice adds signed-in devices list, preps incoming call locations, emergency service address

29 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Following old Hangouts SMS messages now syncing over and the ability to record voicemail greetings when mobile, Google Voice is gaining a list of connected devices on Android. Meanwhile, a teardown reveals that the app is prepping support for entering an address for emergency services and the location of incoming calls.
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Yahoo Mail debuts Android Go app as mobile web app gets a refreshed design

Yahoo Mail debuts Android Go app as mobile web app gets a refreshed design

29 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

While we're definitely big fans of Gmail around here, Yahoo Mail is the go-to email choice for millions of users. Today, the service is launching a brand new mobile web experience, as well as a new app optimized for Android Go.
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Google Podcast app arrives with personalized recommendations

Google Podcast app arrives with personalized recommendations

29 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

We knew it was coming and the Google Podcasts app is now live for Android users who want to jump on the service. Google Podcasts may not be as fully featured as some of the competition, and there's no plans for an iOS app, but it's a solid choice for the basics and the addition of Google smarts could be the killer feature here.
The standalone Google Podcasts app for Android isn't terribly different from the podcasts player that had been built into the Google app for a while now. It's easy enough to find and subscribe to podcasts, download episodes for offline listening, ...
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NordVPN Is Now Available On Android TV

NordVPN Is Now Available On Android TV

29 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

NordVPN has just launched its own Android TV application, allowing users to stream content that would otherwise be blocked, through its VPN. This isn't the first VPN app to debut on the Android TV platform - in fact, if you check out the Google Play Store on Android TV, you'll find a ton of them already there - but if you already have a subscription to NordVPN , it will work on Android TV now, as well as just about every other platform.
With NordVPN on Android TV , users will be able to stream content that might be blocked in their area. Whether that is due to a black out, or because they...
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Google Podcasts Now Available On Android With Google Assistant Support

Google Podcasts Now Available On Android With Google Assistant Support

29 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google's much rumored Podcasts app has finally launched on Android today. The app has all of your favorite podcasts available, and also has Google Assistant support, so you can play these podcasts anywhere you want - even on your Google Home smart speaker. Google is also promising smarter recommendations with Google Podcasts. But this isn't Google's first attempt at a podcast app. It had Google Listen quite a few years ago that it eventually killed off and then a few years later it implemented podcasts into Google Play Music. And now Google Podcasts is here to break podcasts out of the...
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Android apps installed peer-to-peer will appear in Play Library, gain offline protections

Android apps installed peer-to-peer will appear in Play Library, gain offline protections

29 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Last year, Google announced that Android apps would incorporate security metadata to verify that it was officially distributed by the Play Store. Today, Google is expanding that data to include additional verification for installs through peer-to-peer sharing.
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Google Highlights Five New Android Messages RCS Features

Google Highlights Five New Android Messages RCS Features

29 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google has taken to its official blog to highlight five new features added to its default Android SMS platform, Android Messages, in support of and utilizing rich communication services. Of course, that list of improvements includes the recently reported Android Messages for Web update which allows for text messaging through a connected phone via a browser window. However, there's a lot more than that the search giant's been working to add over the past several months and those features are well worth diving into. Among the most useful of those new features, at least for those who use...
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Google launches Podcasts app for Android

Google launches Podcasts app for Android

29 days ago   |   By Beta News

Google has never really shown much interest in podcasts - despite their age and popularity - but today this changes. The company has launched a new Android app called simply Google Podcasts complete with ubiquitous AI for personalized suggestions. Available in 47 languages, the app currently provides access to a collection of around two million podcasts, but this number is likely to grow very quickly. Google boasts of integration with Google Assistant and Google Home, the main benefit of which is being able to start a podcast on one device and continue on another. See also: Google updates...
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Dedicated Google Podcasts App Launched For Android

Dedicated Google Podcasts App Launched For Android

29 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Google has never offered a dedicated podcasts app for Android before but it's finally making amends. Its rival Apple already has a separate Podcasts app for its mobile devices and Google is now following suit with a dedicated Podcasts app for Android. Prior to this app, users could either listen to podcasts in Google Play Music or use an obscure player integrated into Android's search feature.
Google is now making it much easier to listen to Podcasts on Android devices with a dedicated Google Podcasts app that's available for download starting today for free. The app offers users access to...
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Google launches a Web client for Android's SMS app

Google launches a Web client for Android's SMS app

29 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Messages.android.com works now, but you'll need the phone app to get the feature, too.
Android's default messaging client for 2018-"Messages"-is getting a Web client today. Google announced the feature launch on the official Google blog , which says "Messages for Web" will roll out to everyone over the next week. Android Messages started as a simple SMS app, but, with the Web client, it is turning into Google's ninth messaging service after Google Talk, Google Voice, Buzz, Google+ Messenger, Hangouts, Spaces, Allo, and the Slack-like Hangouts Chat .
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VLC for iOS updated with Chromecast support, lots of fixes

VLC for iOS updated with Chromecast support, lots of fixes

The folks over at VideoLAN added experimental Chromecast support to their VLC app back in January, but it took the developers more than six months to deliver it in final form... Read more ...

Assistant's new Google Now-esque dashboard replaces ‘Upcoming' in the Google app

Assistant's new Google Now-esque dashboard replaces ‘Upcoming' in the Google app

The visual redesign of Google Assistant first unveiled at I/O 2018 officially began rolling out yesterday. Touted by many as the successor to the original vision for Google... Read more ...

VLC for iOS Gains Chromecast Support

VLC for iOS Gains Chromecast Support

Popular media player VLC for iOS was today updated to version 3.1, introducing long-awaited support for Chromecast. Chromecast functionality has been a highly requested feature... Read more ...

Survey: iOS users averse to subscription-based apps, but willing to spend...

Survey: iOS users averse to subscription-based apps, but willing to spend more than Android users

Earlier this week, a report explained that the App Store is still bringing in nearly double the revenue of Google Play, despite the fact that the Play Store accumulates one... Read more ...

VLC for iPhone and iPad updated to support 360 video, Chromecast, more

VLC for iPhone and iPad updated to support 360 video, Chromecast, more

VLC has today updated its app on iOS with a handful of new features. Today's update brings the app to version 3.1.0 and includes several long-awaited features sure to please... Read more ...

Netflix's new interface borrows a page from Google Play Movies & TV

Netflix's new interface borrows a page from Google Play Movies & TV

If you turn on Netflix tonight and you notice that the interface looks like Google Play Movies & TV, don't worry, you aren't in an episode of Black Mirror or, worse, mistakenly... Read more ...

Netflix Redesigns TV Apps With Side Bar Interface Housing My List, Search...

Netflix Redesigns TV Apps With Side Bar Interface Housing My List, Search, and More

Netflix today revealed a new design for its "TV experiences," or TV-based apps, that aims to make it easier to find TV shows and movies on the service. In addition to the rows... Read more ...

Google CEO Claims Android Not A Monopoly, Hits Back At EU Fine

Google CEO Claims Android Not A Monopoly, Hits Back At EU Fine

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai hit back at the European Union's decision to hit the company with a historic $5 billion fine over its Android app promotion... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: SpriteBox Coding, YoWindow and Sweet Factory

Today's Apps Gone Free: SpriteBox Coding, YoWindow and Sweet Factory

Play while learning to code, have a look at the weather, and make tasty treats with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and... Read more ...

OnePlus 6 gets updated Android P beta w/ stability fixes, redesigned app...

OnePlus 6 gets updated Android P beta w/ stability fixes, redesigned app switcher

After Google revealed that some non-Pixel devices would be picking up Android P betas, we were excited to see the OnePlus 6 on that list. Today, OnePlus is releasing the third... Read more ...