Android Buffet

Android Buffet

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Episode 445 – Please Write and Tell Us You’re All Right

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* Android News



* Android Q won’t automatically reconnect to wi-fi you manually disconnect from

* Android Q Wi-Fi Easy Connect replaces WPS

* Google introduces Android search and browser app choices for users in Europe





* App News...

Episode 444 – Let’s Get Political

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* Android News



* Storage Access Framework is the only way for apps to work with files in Android Q and its terrible





* App News



* Google adds Play Store policies to make apps safer for kids

* Google tightening up Play Store policies on sex, loot boxes, and hate speech...

Episode 443 – Puppy Fatigue

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* For the Home Automator



* Automatic discontinues support for Classic officially, unlike when it just vanished from the Play Store and they told Guru he was out of luck.

* You can now create impromptu speaker groups on Smart Displays...

Episode 442 – Fi is Fo

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* Android News



* This company will sell refurbished Android phones with Google services removed





* App News



* Fenix browser comes to Play Store as beta

* Context aware recommendations are live in Messages





* Home Automation



* Google claims it hears people in Works with Nest program...

Episode 441 – Right to Unlock

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* Android News



* Android Q allows developer option to turn off sensors.

* Google to eliminate overlay permissions, replaced with bubble style notifications

* 98% fewer Play Store apps using the SMS and Call Permissions

* In App Updates API lets apps update while you use them...

Episode 440 – More Pie

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* Android News



* Distribution stats are back. Pie is 10.4%, Oreo, 28.3%…

* WearOS update introduces Tiles

* Android Auto is getting a ground-up redesign this summer

* Sharing what’s new in Android Q...

Episode 439 – Have Keyboard will Travel

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* Android News



* Android Distribution numbers under maintenance for 6 months. Is it dead?

* Google won’t break legacy apps that don’t use Scoped Storage in Android Q, will delay enforcement till R.

* Bliss OS, based on Pie, for x86 PCs now comes with the Play Store...

Episode 438 – Many Questions Few Answers

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* Android News



* Play Store adds budgeting tool…but doesn’t stop you from going over.

* Google reveals Android ballot screens for Europe

* Proposal for a context aware desktop key into the USB HID standard





* In Other News



* The Game Boy turns 30...

Episode 437 – Amped Up

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* Android News



* How to Turn Any Android Smartphone into a Google Pixel

* Your Android Phone is Now a Security Key

* Future Android system updates could be initiated from the Play Store

* Silence your Phone Via Google Home...

Episode 436 – DND Thoughts

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* Android News



* Q will disable install unknown apps permission after each use.

* Scoped Storage in Q will remove permissions for apps writing to their own files, but will not be able to write to other app folders. Audio, Images, and Video will have shared libraries with new permissions...
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