Android Buffet

Android Buffet

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Episode 400 – Dueling Vacations

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* Android News



* Android-x86 Project releases first Oreo build





* App News



* Android Messages for desktop browsers is going live

* Datally adds guest mode, daily limits, monitoring of unused apps, and a Wifi map.

* Facer introduces interactive watch faces





* In Other News...

Episode 399 – The End of the Lollypop Guild

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* Android News



* Project Capillary: End to End Encryption for push messaging simplified

* Google’s Digital Well Being Initiative





* App News



* Clean Share removes tracking tokens and other data from a URL before sharing it.

* Google releases standalone Lens app...

Episode 398 – Fee Fi Phones Fun

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* Android News



* Project Fi adds new phones

* Android Tablets coming to NY taxis





* App News



* Plex adds podcasts

* Carrot Weather, now in beta on Android

* Old Google Voice SMS Messages from Hangouts now appear in the Google Voice app





* In Other News...

Episode 397 – Transitions

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* Android News



* Samsung may ditch Tizen for Wear OS on new watch

* Android P enterprise improvements detailed.

* Trusted Places seems to have been removed as a Smart Lock option





* App News...

Episode 396 – DNSSEC Talk

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* Android News



* Intra, in Early Access, brings DNS-over-TLS to older versions of Android by adding a local VPN.

* Open-source WearOS alternative Asteroids OS now available for several smartwatches

* Android P lets you disable System UI and System notifications...

Episode 395

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* Android News



* May distribution numbers out.

* Android P adds new biometric API.

* Faster Adoption with Project Treble

* Android P battery estimates tell you when your phone is likely to power off...

Episode 394 – Guru Is Left

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* Android News



* This is what it is like to only use open source software on Android





* App News



* PowerAmp is back.

* Google Now Launcher is now finally dead.





* In Other News



* Congress says Facebook has yet to get back to them on any questions they promised to follow up on...

Episode 393 – A Whole Mess of Wires

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* Android News

* App News



* Opera releasing a new browser called Opera Touch

* New Google Task app is official.

* Google Assistant will be able to remember podcast positions across devices

* Google closed Nougat Certification in March, all new Play certified devices must be Oreo...

Episode 392 – Short Reset

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* Android News



* New Android Distribution Numbers, Oreo at 4.6%, Nougat at 30.8%, Marshmallow at 26%.

* Protecting Webview with Safe Browsing

* Android Things Release Candidate

* Android P: Features So far – ‘Notch Support’, HDR and HEIF support, Indoor Navigation(WiFi...

Episode 391 – Guru Visits the DMV

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* Android News



* LG investing resources in regular OS updates to their smartphones

* GCM Server being deprecated April 11, 2019.





* App News



* Play Movies will get more features to integrate providers into its streaming search service.

* Google Phone app gets beta program...
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