The article lists 5 most popular remote desktop apps for Android. These apps are loaded with features
Location tracking has largely become the core of many businesses, whether ride hailing or food delivery.
When you set your Android device the very fast time, you’re asked if you’re willing to share
To make Google Maps more innovative and users friendly, Google has released support for hashtags
AMP Stories in Google Feeds
AMP Stories is a rich and faster way of delivering news and information. The AMP arrangement allows delivery of Portrait images, videos, and infographics in a fit-to-screen format. These stories are accessed and navigated by just tapping to the right of the screen.
The feed appears in the Google feed in form of a portrait story card. The story card is a full-screen tall image labeled as a “Featured visual story. When tapped, it opens the standard Chrome Custom Tab for an AMP story.
Publishers involved in the early development
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Note Pro Gets Android 8.1 Oreo Update
As the Android 8.1 Oreo Update is being rolled out, it might take up some time before showing up on every Redmi 5 Note Pro handset.
If you have the device, head straight to Phone Settings or boot up the Updater app to check if it’s available for you or not. If you can’t wait to get the update, do so by downloading the ROM from the company’s forum post. The Android 8.0 Oreo updated isn’t limited to Redmi 5 Note Pro, but is also being rolled out for other premium Xiaomi handsets including the Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2 and the Mi Note 2.
Snapchat’s Redesigned Android App
Reports suggest that the upcoming Snapchat Android app will have a faster user interface. The UI will also have Emoji brush as a new feature. The app is under the initial phase of testing with some bug fixes and a slew of camera improvements underway. The upcoming Snapchat Android app is said to have a tidier interface and smooth app running.
In Past as well, Snapchat launched its redesigned app that fell flat on user expectations. The design made the interface relatively complicated and led to a sharp decline in Snapchat’s user base. Sensing the damage done, the company discontinued the new Snapchat redesigned Android app and went on to the older one.
Top Android 9 Features
New navigation system
Way back in 2011, with Google’s iconic Honeycomb OS they debuted the three button navigation system that’s been the standard ever since. The three button system for the Back, Home and Recents is being abandoned for a much more cleaner and subtle design improvement.
How the buyers receive it is up to question.
It’s a gesture-based system.The new navigation system incorporates a single home button. You may swipe the home button up to see predicted apps and up again to see all apps. Sliding to the side for each app lets you open those up.
Here’s how it works in detail:
- You can tap on the home to go the obvious place- Home
- Once you swipe up you can see the recent apps you used
- Swiping up twice takes you to the app drawer
- The back button has been reduced to selective appearance and you can see it only when need arises in apps and menus.
Since it’s the beta version and only a select number of users are using the features all this can appear confusing and will need some time getting used to. However, with all the feedback they’re garnering we will have a better version very soon.
If you don’t like gestures Developer Preview 2 and 3 still allow three button usage but it will be gestures going forward for all iterations.
Device manufacturers like HTC and Samsung with their new pressure sensitive home button phones too are making a leap in the same direction.
The all new Android Dashboard
The all-new android dashboard uses machine learning and probably predictive analytics to understand habits and promotes engagement. It uncovers detailed usage statistics for example the number of times you unlocked the phone, number of notifications, number of apsp you used and app engagement time helping you get a bird’s eye view of your engagement with the phone.
The feature wasn’t seen in Developer Preview 2 or 3 (but was announced) and future versions of Android P will have the dashboard and will offer detailed views on how you use the phone.