Don't-Miss Android Stories
You can spend less time swiping and searching for apps if you follow our guide for a more Zen-like setup.
From native gesture typing to the ability to clear your app windows in one tap, there's a slew of useful Android features that iOS is lacking.
Android debuted on Sept. 23 eight years ago, though Google has cooked up some type of celebration for Saturday.
The timing first nicely with the upcoming launch of Google's Pixel phones, which should lead the parade of compatible hardware.
Finish off the week with these fresh Android apps and games.
Version 1.7 also is built to better support Android Nougat and fix a number of pesky bugs that have hung around.
There's also evidence that all of the app icons will be round in an effort to bring a more consistent look to the Android interface.
Ruggedized for action sports, the Nixon Mission is water resistant down to 10 ATM thanks to a trick "MicLock" feature.
First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.
It also looks like the term 'Google Now' may be going away, with the company uniting its effort behind the new Google Assistant.
The four major carriers are urging customers to exchange their device while also prepping to resume sales.
It looks like "Nexus" is out, and "Pixel" is in. This is what we hope to see as Google updates its flagship phones.
Whether you're looking to speed-dial friends, quickly scan documents, or access directions without opening Maps, these widgets will help you get stuff done.
Leaning heavily on Google's new Assistant, Google hopes Allo will finally give it a messaging app that really sticks.
Sending photos is much easier if you and the recipient are using Google's all-in-one image service.