Tag: Android

5 years later, Flappy Bird is still the best mobile game

Flappy Bird was great. Unfortunately, I must use the past tense when speaking about it because the game’s creator removed it from the mobile app stores years ago. Thankfully, the concept lives on in plenty of clones. And now Flappy Bird has reached its logical conclusion: a battle royale game. Flappy Royale debuted last month […]

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Facebook open-sources Hermes JavaScript engine to improve React Native Android app performance

Facebook is continuing its open source spree with the launch of a new JavaScript engine designed to improve the performance of big apps on Android devices, the company announced today at the Chain React conference in Portland, Oregon. Mobile apps getting increasingly larger, which can pose problems — particularly for devices with limited storage or […]

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Google launches Android Q Beta 5 with gestural navigation updates

Google today launched the fifth Android Q beta with gestural navigation updates. If you’re a developer, you can start testing your apps against this release by downloading it from developer.android.com/preview. The preview includes system images for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, […]

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Spotify Lite for Android users launches in 36 markets

Spotify wants to make queuing up your favorite tunes easier wherever you are, no matter your phone’s battery level, storage capacity, or connectivity strength. The company this morning formally announced Spotify Lite, which quietly debuted in beta last year before expanding to Asia in April. It’s available for a sizable chunk of Spotify’s roughly 217 […]

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Mozilla launches GeckoView-powered Firefox Preview for Android, pauses Focus development

Mozilla today announced Firefox Preview, a pilot of its new Android browser. Firefox Preview, which is powered by Mozilla’s own GeckoView engine, will ultimately replace the current Firefox for Android mobile app “this fall.” At the same time, Mozilla has put Firefox Focus for Android development on hold. If you’re a developer or just an […]

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Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall is a strategy RPG for Android and iOS

Behaviour Interactive, HBO, and Gaea have unveiled Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall, a collectible strategy role-playing game on mobile devices. It will come out this year on Google Play and iOS, and it will hopefully help fans of the HBO show deal with the absence of Game of Thrones television episodes. You can think […]

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Bill Gates Reveals His ‘Greatest Mistake Ever’ Was Microsoft Losing to Android

In an interview with Village Global, Bill Gates talked about his “greatest mistake” and how Microsoft failed to become the standard “non-Apple” mobile platform.The Microsoft co-founder says that his “greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement” he was engaged in which led Microsoft to not become what Android today is. Bill Gates says that while Microsoft […]

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Bill Gates’ ‘Greatest Mistake Ever’ Was Losing Out To Android

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talked about what he considers to be his “greatest mistake every” at the company during an interview at venture capital firm Village Global. It was the company’s haphazard move from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone. That move allowed Android to become the only true alternative to Apple’s iOS platform. Advertising “In […]

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Huawei Reassures That Existing Phones Will Be Updated To Android Q

With Huawei being hit with a trade ban with US companies, one of the implications is how it might affect its smartphones. We have heard that the company could be considering building its own OS or using Sailfish, but what about existing smartphones? Google has confirmed that existing devices will continue to be supported, but […]

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