Monthly Archives: February 2016

New Rock, Paper, Scissors Android Ad Celebrates Android Diversity

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Android’s ads for the past several months have highlighted the diversity within the Android ecosystem as a whole, extending into the diversity between Android users as well. In fact, Android’s de facto slogan is now “Be together. Not the same,” implying that Android benefits more from the collective differences between its users, devices, and manufacturers than the plain, boring homogeneity of other mobile operating systems.

Android’s latest ad highlights how different people can have complementing strengths by telling the story of White Sheet of Paper, the new kid at school that’s having a hard time fitting in.

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The Official NBC Android App Now Supports Chromecast Video Streaming

2016-02-29 10.03.26The adoption of Chromecast as a de facto streaming standard was rapid, helped in no small part by the fact that it was the cheapest streaming gadget on the market which was immediately compatible with both major mobile phone systems. But not everyone leaps to support new tech, and old media giants like the National Broadcasting Company have never been accused of being nimble. So it took NBC the better part of three years to support Google’s streaming standard, so what – it’s not like they’re a multi-million dollar entertainment company backed by an international supercorp.

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Inbox v1.18 Hints At Convenient Shortcut For Sharing Files From Drive [APK Teardown]

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Inbox is all about convenience and efficiency. Every couple of updates brings some kind of feature that provides contextually relevant information or automates some action so it becomes fairly painless. The latest Inbox update to v1.18 contains some details that betray yet another one of these shortcuts: a direct method for modifying the sharing options of a file in Google Drive.

Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (application packages) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.

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[Weekend Poll] Are You Going To Buy A Galaxy S7 Or S7 Edge?

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As has been a foregone conclusion for at least the last the four generations of Galaxy S phones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will likely be the most popular Android phones in the world by sales in 2016. Why this will be the case is best left to Samsung fanboys and haters (frankly, does it matter?), because this week’s poll isn’t about that. Rather, it’s about your intention to buy one.

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[Bonus Round] Evo Explores, Patchwork, Sinless: Remastered, Cyber Breaker, Retro Shot, Colonial Conquest, And OlliOlli2

nexusae0_bonusicon_thumbWelcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn’t get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can’t wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don’t want to wade through a whole day’s worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we’ve got a Monument Valley-style puzzle game, a two-player board game, a cyberpunk point-and-click adventure, two stylized “retro” games, a Risk-style strategy title, and a SHIELD-only extreme sports sequel.

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