Android for you – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets http://www.androidpolice.com Looking after everything Android Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:13:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 Moto Z2 Play leaked, looks pretty much like the current model http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/moto-z2-play-leaked-looks-pretty-much-like-current-model/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/moto-z2-play-leaked-looks-pretty-much-like-current-model/#comments Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:13:52 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420166

Motorola is gearing up to release several new phones, including the Moto E4/E4 Plus, Moto C/C Plus, Moto Z2, Z2 Play, and Z2 Force. All of them have been leaked already, except the standard Moto Z2 and Z2 Play. Well, we now know what the latter will look like, courtesy of a new leak from TechnoBuffalo.

As you can see in the image above, it looks almost identical to last year's model.

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We've been hearing about the "HTC Ocean" for months, and just the other day HTC finally teased it as part of the U line. We believed at the time it would simply be called the HTC U, but our old friend Evan Blass says the final name will be "HTC U 11." It's apparently HTC's way of bridging its old and new naming scheme.

Calling this the U 11 could mean HTC sees this as the true successor to the HTC 10 of 2016.

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T-Mobile and Verizon update Galaxy S8 and S8+ just in time for launch http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/t-mobile-verizon-update-galaxy-s8-s8-just-time-launch/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/t-mobile-verizon-update-galaxy-s8-s8-just-time-launch/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:04:37 +0000 https://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420128 hero3

The two phones may not have even come out until today, but T-Mobile and Verizon have been on their toes. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ on everyone's favorite red and magenta networks have already been updated. T-Mobile is a bit scant on details, but Verizon has obliged with plenty of their own. Either way the timely frequency of updates thus far bodes well for the future of the device.

T-Mobile's notice for the update landed yesterday (note, before the phone was officially released) and Verizon's hit today.

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doubleTwist brings Android Airplay fix for AppleTVs running tvOS10.2 http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/doubletwist-brings-android-airplay-fix-appletvs-running-ios-10-2/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/doubletwist-brings-android-airplay-fix-appletvs-running-ios-10-2/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:49:18 +0000 https://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420110 hero

Just at the end of last month Apple broke some things in their 10.2 tvOS update, preventing third-party services from using Airplay on Apple TV. For Android users that might own an Apple TV that could have been a bit of a downer. Fret not, though. Much as doubleTwist was the first to bring AirPlay streaming to Android, they're one of the first to bring it back.

I know that it's not very likely that Apple TV is a popular product among our readers, but for those that did make use of it the inconvenience after the recent 10.2 update must have been a bit annoying.

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Google Maps v9.51 beta adds new details about parking, prepares to improve route planning with parking suggestions and traffic charts [APK Teardown + Download] http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/google-maps-v9-51-beta-adds-new-details-about-parking-prepares-to-improve-route-planning-with-parking-suggestions-and-traffic-charts-apk-teardown-download/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/google-maps-v9-51-beta-adds-new-details-about-parking-prepares-to-improve-route-planning-with-parking-suggestions-and-traffic-charts-apk-teardown-download/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:17:07 +0000 https://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420092 maps

It's time for another update to Google Maps. Like so many other version bumps, this one includes a couple of great gifts to get users where they want to go. The focus of this release appears to be directed at parking. There are now indicators to show if there is on-site parking and whether it's free or paid. The theme continues into the teardown with a feature that will help drivers plan to find parking near their destination before getting there.

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Google's messaging mess is about money, not making your life easier (opinion) http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/googles-messaging-mess-money-not-making-life-easier-opinion/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/googles-messaging-mess-money-not-making-life-easier-opinion/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:51:28 +0000 https://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420086 Screenshot_20170421-104538

I have a simple rule in life—if something does not seem to make sense, look for the money. What I mean is that profitability is often the simplest explanation for a decision that might seem to make little or no sense to someone on the outside of a company looking in. How does this rule apply to Google’s messaging mess? Much ink, and possibly much blood, has been spilt over Google’s recent messaging app strategy (or lack thereof).

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[Deal Alert] Get a $10 Target eGiftCard for $5 (for eligible Groupon members) http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/deal-alert-get-10-target-egiftcard-5-eligible-groupon-members/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/deal-alert-get-10-target-egiftcard-5-eligible-groupon-members/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:19:51 +0000 https://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420041 hero

This one seems pretty simple. For $5 you can get a $10 Target eGiftCard on Groupon. Whether you're a stingy grandparent looking for a way to be a bit more modern and avoid writing a $6.72 check for little Suzy's graduation gift, or if you're just hoping to double your cash somewhere you already spend money, it's not a difficult deal to understand. There's one big exception for all of this, though.

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[Giveaway] Win one of three NCAA football helmet shaped Bluetooth speakers from Nima Athletics - total value $700 http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/giving-away-3-football-helmet-shaped-bluetooth-speakers-style-favorite-ncaa-team/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/giving-away-3-football-helmet-shaped-bluetooth-speakers-style-favorite-ncaa-team/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:11:35 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420026

If you love your team, you know that there's no such thing as too many logos around your house or tailgate. That's why I know you are going to love this giveaway if you're a big college football fan. Nima Athletics and Android for you are giving away 3 of Nima's awesome football helmet Bluetooth speakers. And even if you're not big on college football, a high-quality Bluetooth speaker comes in handy all the time.

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Google Play Music is Samsung's new default music app on the Galaxy S8, complete with exclusive features http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/google-play-music-samsungs-new-default-music-app-galaxy-s8-complete-exclusive-features/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/google-play-music-samsungs-new-default-music-app-galaxy-s8-complete-exclusive-features/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:02:01 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420046

Like most Android deice makers, Samsung has always had its own custom music player on its phones. However, that's changing with the Galaxy S8. Google and Samsung have teamed up to make Play Music the default player on all Samsung devices going forward. As part of the deal, owners of the GS8 (or future devices) get some special perks not available to others.

If you don't have a subscription to Play Music streaming, the Galaxy S8 comes with a three month trial.

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[Deal Alert] Pixel 32GB (international version) is $50 off on eBay http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/deal-alert-pixel-32gb-international-version-50-off-ebay/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/deal-alert-pixel-32gb-international-version-50-off-ebay/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:48:08 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420004

It's no secret that Google has had some serious supply issues with its flagship Pixel phone. That goes for pretty much any combination of size, color or storage. Rumors even began to surface alleging that Google had stopped production of the devices altogether. That wasn't the case, but nonetheless, you will still struggle to actually find the Pixel if you wish to buy it. A 32GB Pixel (international version) Read More

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus officially launch today http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/galaxy-s8-s8-plus-officially-launch-today/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/galaxy-s8-s8-plus-officially-launch-today/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:23:08 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420010

Today is the big day for Samsung—the Galaxy S8 is officially launching after being leaked and speculated about for months. The Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are available at all major carriers and from various electronics retailers. They'll set you back a pretty penny, though.

Before you run out and drop hundreds of dollars on your shiny new Samsung phone, take a peek at the AP review of the S8 and S8 Plus.

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[Deal Alert] Get the brand-new Sony Xperia XZs for $658 ($41 off) on Amazon http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/deal-alert-get-brand-new-sony-xperia-xzs-658-41-off-amazon/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/deal-alert-get-brand-new-sony-xperia-xzs-658-41-off-amazon/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:10:59 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=420012

Back in February, Sony announced a minor refresh of 2016's Xperia XZ, called the Xperia XZs. It showed up for sale on Amazon earlier this month for a whopping $700, but now the price has gone down a bit. Now you can buy it for $40.59 off the introductory price.

The specifications for the XZs are about what you would expect for a phone costing this much. You get a Snapdragon 820 (not 835, for some reason), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage expandable via microSD, a 2,900mAh battery, and Android Nougat.

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Chrome 58 improves Custom Tabs and Progressive Web Apps, breaks sites using certain HTTPS certificates, and more [APK Download] http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/chrome-58-improves-custom-tabs-progressive-web-apps-breaks-sites-using-certain-https-certificates-apk-download/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/chrome-58-improves-custom-tabs-progressive-web-apps-breaks-sites-using-certain-https-certificates-apk-download/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:05:51 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=419964

Chrome 58 was just released on the desktop a few days ago, and in speedier fashion than usual, Chrome 58 for Android is now available. This update focuses on improvements to Chrome Custom Tabs and Progressive Web Apps, includes dozens of minor improvements, and blocks HTTPS/SSL certificates from certain certificate providers.

Improvements to Chrome Custom Tabs

Google has been working on Chrome Custom Tabs quite a lot recently. In the last update, Custom Tabs gained almost all the functionality of normal Chrome tabs, such as finding text in the page and adding sites to the home screen.

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Peugeot adds Android Auto to 9 vehicles, luxury brand DS to follow http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/peugeot-adds-android-auto-9-vehicles-luxury-brand-ds-follow/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/21/peugeot-adds-android-auto-9-vehicles-luxury-brand-ds-follow/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:29:24 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=419985

Android Auto is on a roll this month when it comes to manufacturer partnerships. Yesterday we brought news that Citroen had added support for the platform on 6 of its vehicles. Not to be outdone by its fellow French carmaker, Read More

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Lyft announces two new product improvements in cooperation with the National Association of the Deaf Partnership http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/lyft-announces-two-new-product-improvements-cooperation-national-association-deaf-partnership/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/lyft-announces-two-new-product-improvements-cooperation-national-association-deaf-partnership/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:11:47 +0000 https://www.androidpolice.com/?p=419956 lyfthero

Today Lyft has announced two items for the ridesharing company's deaf or hard of hearing drivers, as well as a new partnership with the National Association of the Deaf... Partnership. Now instead of having to rely on an audio indicator for ride requests, drivers can get a visual indicator with Lyft's Amp in-car communication device. Passengers will also be notified if a driver is deaf or hard of hearing, and be given the option to communicate via text rather than phone.

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DJI's $9000 pesticide-spraying agricultural octocopter now has an Android app http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/9000-pesticide-spraying-agricultural-octocopter-now-app/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/9000-pesticide-spraying-agricultural-octocopter-now-app/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:19:34 +0000 https://www.androidpolice.com/?p=419921 hero

I would never have a use for this, but that doesn't stop me from sort of wanting one. DJI's frankly badass Agras MG-1, an agricultural-use octocopter made for spraying a liquid of your choice in a location of your choice, is now also an app-controlled beast. Whether you're a farmer spraying your field of crops with fertilizer, a scientist spraying a site with radioactive tracer for a study, a super-villain looking to deploy a mind-control chemical on the cheap, or a reclined Ryne spraying your face-hole with booze, everyone can find a way to appreciate the MG-1.

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How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S8 (because it's different now) http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/take-screenshot-galaxy-s8-different-now/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/take-screenshot-galaxy-s8-different-now/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:17:05 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=419907

You may have just read the title of this post and stormed immediately to the comments, about to write an essay about how Android for you is just fishing for page views. Surely there's no need for an article about how to take a screenshot, right? Actually, in this case, yes. Taking screenshots on the Galaxy S8 requires a different button combination than previous models, causing confusion for some buyers.

Previously, taking screenshots on Galaxy devices involved pressing the home and power buttons at the same time, much like on iOS.

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Plastc joins the likes of Coin, declaring bankruptcy http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/plastc-joins-likes-coin-declaring-bankruptcy/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/plastc-joins-likes-coin-declaring-bankruptcy/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:39:47 +0000 https://www.androidpolice.com/?p=419901 plastichero2

Some of you might remember Plastc. They were a company that jumped on the re-programmable credit card train Coin and Google Wallet started in '13 and '12, respectively. They may have been a bit later to the game in 2014 after even Google had decided that it wasn't a good idea anymore, but they made the attempt. Later even the funding-successful Coin had to Read More

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Even with multi-user support, Google Home can't create reminders or calendar appointments http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/even-multi-user-support-google-home-cant-create-reminders-calendar-appointements/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/even-multi-user-support-google-home-cant-create-reminders-calendar-appointements/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:39:02 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=419889

Google announced multi-user support for Google Home earlier today, but it's only launching in the US right now. This is finally a chance for Google to rectify things and add all those features Home was lacking at launch, and indeed Google has included a few new features. We're still missing some big ones, though. You still cannot create a reminder or add events to your calendar.

After going through the setup process for multi-user, Google Home has access to some of your personal account information.

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The Galaxy S8 will have no external carrier branding, even on Verizon and AT&T http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/galaxy-s8-will-no-external-carrier-branding-even-verizon-att/ http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/galaxy-s8-will-no-external-carrier-branding-even-verizon-att/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:40:45 +0000 http://www.androidpolice.com/?p=419852

No matter how you feel about Samsung and the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, you have to admit they're really, really pretty phones. The curved display and sleek frame are incredibly well-designed compared to most other devices, and the GS8 will stand out in one other unexpected way—there's no carrier branding. Even Verizon and AT&T have been persuaded not to stamp their logos all over the phones.

Carriers have gotten a little more reserved in the last few years.

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