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Is Google TV Going to Replace Android TV?

If you’ve been seeing the phrase “Google TV” more frequently in 2021, there’s a good reason for it. Google TV isn’t a new service but rather a big redo of an older service, Android TV. We have a guide exploring the ins and outs of Google TV, but we wanted to take a moment to address a more specific concern: How exactly is Google TV affecting Android TV going forward? […]

todayAugust 7, 2021 6

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How to Clear the Cache on Your Android Phone

There’s nothing worse than your phone running slowly, apps crashing or freezing, or pages failing to load in your web browser. Did you realize that the problem could be caused by your phone’s cache? The cache is made up of small pieces of information stored by your web browsers and apps in order to improve performance, and when cached files become overloaded or corrupted, performance issues are often the result. […]

todayJuly 15, 2021 5

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How to Force Close Apps on Your Android Device

Have you ever noticed that after the first time you open an app on your Android smartphone, it loads quicker? Tapping the home button on your device or swiping up to return to the home screen doesn’t close out an app — it leaves it running in the background. Similar to minimizing a window when working on a PC, merely returning to your home screen keeps applications running in the […]

todayJuly 13, 2021

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Android 12 Will Let Users Play Games as They’re Downloading

Google announced that Android 12 is supporting a new play-as-you-download functionality for newer games. Announced during the Google for Games Developer Summit, this allows players to start playing faster than ever and lets the games be started after only downloading the essentials for running. The play-as-you-download function isn’t completely new to Android. However, this new Android 12 firmware will make the system default to it for new Google Play titles. […]

todayJuly 12, 2021 2

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Android ad prices jump, TikTok resumes, Google Play’s antitrust lawsuit – 98bmp

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly 98bmp series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live […]

todayJuly 10, 2021 7

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How to Stream Xbox Games with Your Android Smartphone

Ask anyone which they prefer in the “Android vs. iOS” battle, and the answer is likely to be a passionate one. That’s for a good reason, of course, since both platforms have a lot to offer supporters, and crucially, don’t always get the same apps, games, and features. Android, however, has a particularly large feather in its cap: The ability to stream and play Xbox games through the internet, with […]

todayJuly 5, 2021 2

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iOS 15 public beta arrives, Android App Bundles to replace APKs, app consumer spend hits new record – 98bmp

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly 98bmp series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live […]

todayJuly 3, 2021 4

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Android apps on Windows 11, App Store Search Ads hit China, Apple argues against sideloading – 98bmp

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly 98bmp series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live […]

todayJune 26, 2021 1

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Windows 11 will run Android apps thanks to Amazon and Intel

Microsoft announced Windows 11 alongside a bazillion new features today, but by far the most surprising of these was the introduction of Android apps to Windows — no thanks to Google, apparently.Yes, you read that right. Android apps will be available right through the Microsoft Store, which will pull Android apps via the Amazon Appstore. (If you’re wondering why Amazon has an app store, it’s for its Fire tablets and streaming […]

todayJune 25, 2021 2

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