• Chromebooks will more easily sideload Android apps with Chrome OS 80

    25 days ago - By The Verge

    Chromebooks are able to run Android apps , but mostly just ones from the Google Play Store - if you wanted to install something that's not officially sanctioned, you'd generally need to flip your device into a far less secure Developer Mode and/or beam it over from a tethered phone. That won't be the case with Chrome OS 80, though - that release will add a native sideloading option for Android app APKs, according to Google .
    Just ask AboutChromebooks ' Kevin Tofel, who spotted the news at Google's Android Dev Summit this morning: this is a feature that some have been waiting on a very long...
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  • NVIDIA Shield Android TV remote app gets new design, app shortcuts

    NVIDIA Shield Android TV remote app gets new design, app shortcuts

    25 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Before unveiling its new Android TV box, NVIDIA is making sure that everything else around it is brand new and matches the upcoming product. Today it's the NVIDIA Shield TV app that's getting a lot of improvements ahead of the new Android TV box's launch expected to happen by the end of the year.
    The most obvious change is the new design featuring a main screen with shortcuts to all the apps installed on the NVIDIA Shield TV. The new UI now includes a toolbar with shortcuts for microphone, volume controls, and power, 9to5google points out.
    Thanks to the new main screen, NVIDIA Shield ...
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  • Google says Project Treble ‘had a positive effect' on update speeds

    Google says Project Treble ‘had a positive effect' on update speeds

    25 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Google has released the numbers on just how effective Project Treble has been at improving the speed of Android updates. In a post on the Android Developers blog , Google outlined the effects of Project Treble. While you may be wondering why now, when Treble launched alongside Android 8.0, there was no way to test its impact. At the time, Treble was a significant overhaul to some of Android's underlying architecture. This meant it couldn't be applied to devices coming from Android 7.0 Nougat and was only available to devices that launched with Android 8. In other words, Google couldn't...
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  • NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Remote App Just Got A Seriously Good Update

    NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Remote App Just Got A Seriously Good Update

    25 days ago - By Android Headlines

    The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV remote app is now in the process of receiving an update.
    By all accounts, this is the biggest update the SHIELD TV app has received to date.
    The latest version of the app is available to download from the Google Play Store.
    A new app for the NVIDIA SHIELD
    The old SHIELD TV app was not a bad app. Arguably, it was significantly better than the stock Android TV remote app. That said, it was still an app with a fairly generic look and feel.
    That's now changed. The new update brings with it a new design that's not only more vibrant, but also more useful.
    The design...
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