Google has opened registrations for two beta programs – Google Play Services and Gboard. People who want to check out and test the features before it is available for other users can sign up for these beta programs. Continue reading “Google Play Services and Gboard beta programs now open for registration”
Google has announced that is is discontinuing support for Gingerbread and Honeycomb in Google Play services. Version 10.0.0 of the Google Play services client libraries, as well as the Firebase client libraries for Android, will be the last version of these libraries that support Android API level 9 (Android 2.3, Gingerbread).
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Google has updated Play Services that brings a number of new additions. The latest update which bumps the Play Services to 8.1 gets new APIs, app permissions and more.
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Google Play Services has received a latest update that suggests company’s mobile payment service is inching closer to its launch. The latest update that bumps the Play Services to version 8.1 shows support for Android Pay.
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Google has updated Google Play Services with an array of features. The version 7.5 of the Play Services gets smart lock passwords, app invites, instant identity and many more features.
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Google has introduced update to Play Services for Android devices. The latest 7.0 version brings an array of new features, APIs and improvements.
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We had unboxed the Nokia X a while back, right after it launched in India. Only a few weeks back, Espoo’s first bold entry into the low end Android smartphone segment was revealed at MWC. The phone might be running Android, a Google owned entity, but is completely devoid of anything that resembles Google services. Nokia completely forked the open source variant of Android, just like Amazon did, by choosing not to include Google services and apps, which are obviously a conflict of interests for the company. But being open source, the malleable Android is always willing to bend to our will, and soon enough, enterprising developers who got their hands on the Nokia X, devised a way to install Google apps and services onto this neat little device. We followed their path, and made a video, so that willing users can take advantage of it too –
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