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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to Oreo.

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Best Android security app? Why you're asking the wrong question

If you really want to keep your company's Android devices safe, third-party security apps shouldn't be your focus.

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Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials

Turn your Chromebook into a uniquely versatile modern computing machine with these Chrome-OS-enhancing apps.

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.0

Google's development suite for mobile apps adds Kotlin, improves Java 8 and other build and debug tools, and supports Instant Apps

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What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects. Why not give it a try?

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Google’s new mechanism to embed web content in Android apps

The Trusted Web Activity capability, soon to be in beta, lets apps use web-based content in a chromeless window

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10 smart browser alternatives to Chrome for Android

Just because almost everyone else uses Google's Chrome browser on their Android smartphone, doesn't mean you have to.

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Mingis on Tech: Pondering the Pixel 2 (as an iPhone alternative)

Google's latest reference smartphone, the Pixel 2, is out. Our reviewer, Dan Rosenbaum, has the details on what it's like to use and whether it's enough to tempt an iPhone user to switch.

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Review: Google’s Pixel 2 phone is the smart (and safe) choice for biz

The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL offer a perfect showcase for Android Oreo and the Google Assistant — and for businesses, the peace of mind that comes with prompt OS updates.

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Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Now that Google has endorsed Kotlin for Android development, Java-based mobile developers could become dinosaurs

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Microsoft takes struggling Edge browser to iOS, Android

The iOS version of Edge uses the same WebKit engine that powers Apple's Safari, while the Android Edge is based on the Blink engine Google maintains for Chrome.

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16 time-saving Android shortcuts

Give your mobile productivity a boost with these easy-to-master Android shortcuts.

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How to develop a mobile device repair or replace strategy

Managed mobility services (MMS) providers are finally beginning to scale to meet enterprise needs. Here's what to look for.

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How to use Google's Family Link monitoring app

Family Link is easy to set up and offers a powerful set of tools and safeguards for easing your kids into a dangerous online world.

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GraphLib: An open source Android library for graphs

Get started with GraphLib, a small, easy-to-use, open source library for graphing mathematical functions, plotting points, and drawing line graphs in Android applications. Includes Java source code and the complete library of compiled...

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Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide

From managing files on your phone to seamlessly syncing folders with your computer, this guide will turn you into a certified Android file master.

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Google’s HTC move borrows from Apple’s playbook

Google's $1.1 billion acquisition of HTC’s smartphone engineering arm is a recognition that to produce a quality device you need to control over the hardware and software – just like Apple.

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Google tightens grip on Android hardware with HTC deal

Google is buying its way back into the smartphone business, almost four years after selling its stake in Motorola Mobility to Lenovo.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs. iOS – How the two mobile OSes compare

It's not exactly a mobile death match, but Android blogger JR Raphael and Apple expert Michael deAgonia get ... animated, shall we say ... as they tackle the basics of which mobile OS is better.

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Mingis on Tech: All about Android 8.0 'Oreo'

Android's latest version, Oreo, has been out since late August. We get the rundown on cool and useful new features from Android blogger JR Raphael.

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