Android N gets an official name: Android Nougat!

The wait is over! Google has officially revealed that the next version of Android will be known as Android Nougat!Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal pic.twitter.com/7lIfDBwyBE— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016Aside from the official name, no other details have been disclosed about the new ...

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Google will reveal the Android N nickname later today! (Updated)

Update: Android Nougat is now official!Original post: The wait is almost over, folks.Android N is getting an official name today!We’re revealing something sweet today! Follow along here. #NameAndroidN #AndroidNRevealhttps://t.co/HSUWI5sm3F— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016Any final guesses as to what it will be? I personally think it will ...

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OnePlus confirms there will not be a red One this year

You won’t be finding this RedOne on the floor…or anywhere else for that matter. When it comes to the colorful cornucopia of smartphones, the standard staples have become black, white, gold, and now pink. Some OEMs however, prefer to place proper priority on the primaries and thus on occasion a red device or two hits the market. The ...

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Google Maps on Android finally adds multi-stop directions

At last. Google Maps has finally gained the ability to add multiple locations when getting directions. That means if you’re on your way somewhere but need to stop at a pharmacy, gas station or friend’s house on the way, you can plug all those destinations in at once and get a route that swings by them all. See also: 10 best GPS app ...

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Xperia Home Launcher gets Google Now panel in latest beta

Via: Android Police Despite the lack of customization that comes with the Google Now Launcher, it still remains one of the most popular Android launchers. That’s mostly down to the Google Now integration that is available with a swipe from the left on the home screen, giving you quick access to all your cards. No other launcher has baked ...

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The BLU R1 HD redefines what you can get for under $100

The definition of good value in the world of smartphones continually gets redefined. As solid high-end components from years before steadily filter into mid-range and entry-level devices of today, the general standard of Android experience is elevated. But every now and then a new device comes along that radically shakes the whole system up. So it ...

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Exclusive: leaked Note 7 front panel confirms iris scanner

As we approach the mid-point of the year, attention turns towards the handsets that are set to launch in the coming months, and, according to the recent rumour mill, Samsung will be one of the first out of the block with the Galaxy Note 7 in early August.We’ve seen renders and diagrams before, coupled with information about the purported ...

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Making high performance 3D apps with Vulkan

OpenGL has always been the standard graphics API used in Android, but now that the Khronos Group announed Vulkan, that may change. Vulkan is not set to replace OpenGL, at least not right away, but it does offer some great benefits to developers and the end user. Here’s what it is and how to develop with it.What is Vulkan and how does it compare ...

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