Hell freezes over: built-in dark mode finally coming to Android

A feature request in the Google Update Tracker for a dark mode in Android was marked as “fixed.” This means a dark/night mode “will be available in a future Android release.” A baked-in...

Google promises Android (Go edition) phones at MWC 2018

Android (Go edition) is a version of the OS designed specifically for devices running under 1 GB of RAM. Google posted a blog entry in which it announces that the first...

How Apple’s mind-boggling run shows only Google can compete, if it wants to

Android OEMs can’t compete with Apple head-on. Android is showing some encouraging signs, which might eventually dislodge the iPhone-maker’s position in the market, but it’s going to take a company...

Android P to be designed with the iPhone X “notch” in mind

Anonymous sources leaked that the iPhone X and its “notch” are on the minds of Android developers. Expecting that future Android devices will copy Apple, Android P will be designed around the...

Chrome OS’ split-screen snapping might eventually work with Android apps

A new commit revealed the ability to eventually use Android apps in split-screen mode. There is no word on when the feature will be included in a future Chrome OS update. The...

Google posts latest batch of Android Excellence apps and games

Google updated the Android Excellence list with a new set of apps and games. Android Excellence apps are standouts noted for design, usability, and Android optimization. Some apps are hugely popular, while...

Report: Users spent nearly $60 billion on apps in 2017

Users spent nearly $60 billion on apps in 2017—up roughly 35% from 2016. Apple’s App Store led Google’s Play Store in revenue— $38.5 billion vs. $20.1 billion While games only grew 30%,...

Hundreds of games on the Play Store reportedly keep track of your TV watching...

The New York Times Over 250 mobile games were found to have software that tracks TV watching habits The software was from Alphonso, which specializes in TV retargeting Some games that...

2017 in review: 10 defining moments in the world of Android

2017 is coming to an end, which means it’s time for us to look back at some of the key moments in the world of Android, the good and the...

The Nokia 1 may launch as part of the Android Go program

HMD Global’s upcoming budget-friendly phone, the Nokia 1, might launch in March as an Android Go device. The phone will have 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage, and...