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Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain

Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain

By Chris Crum December 11, 2014

Google announced the launch of a new Android toolchain, cleverly called “Jack and Jill.” Jack stands for Java Android Compiler Kit, and Jill stands for Jack Intermediate Library Linker. See what I mean? Clever, right? These are the two tools …

Cellphone Deals Can Be Found Year Round

Cellphone deals seem like they would be exclusive to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and that is mostly true. If you’re in the market for the latest devices, you’ll have to wait for sales. What about low end devices? Have …

Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers

Google first introduced Android Auto, its vehicle-based Android platform, at Google I/O in June. The company has now released its APIs to developers to build Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. “For users, this means they simply connect their Android …

Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature

Google Keep, the company’s virtual post-it note app, now has a new helpful sharing feature. You can write ideas or shopping lists, and share them with friends or family. “So next time you create a list, share it on Keep …

Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4 Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The …

Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop

Google announced that it’s beginning to roll out Material Design to its search app on Android Lollipop. This means results have “bold colors, fluid animations and simplified layouts”. Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Note4 users can now set …

Google Drive For Android Gets Big Update Google Drive For Android Gets Big Update

Google Drive for Android is getting a big update with a a better search tool, better sharing functionality, and a new PDF viewer. The search tool now updates results as you type in the search box. It’s actually surprising that …

Google Releases Material Design Checklist Google Releases Material Design Checklist

Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The biggest difference Google has been touting is Material Design, which the company describes as “a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility …

Google Announces Android Wear Update Google Announces Android Wear Update

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone …

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Gets Consumer Launch Date Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Gets Consumer Launch Date

Google’s latest version of Android, 5.0 or “Lollipop,” will be available to consumers beginning on November 3rd. Google first previewed some of its new features back at Google I/O in the early summer, and officially announced it last week. Android …

Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android

Last week, Google announced Lollipop, its latest Android version (5.0), and now, FairSearch is speaking out against it, claiming it “seeks to expand Google’s control.” Google first showed off some of the operating system’s bells and whistles at Google I/O …

Gmail App To Get Third-Party Account Support Gmail App To Get Third-Party Account Support

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop last week, and now it appears the Gmail app is getting a new update to go along with it. Android Police is reporting that the new app will be able to handle email accounts …

Google Glass Gets Android Notifications Google Glass Gets Android Notifications

Google announced the launch of a new notification sync feature for Google Glass, enabling users to see Android app notifications on the device. The feature mirrors a similar one on Android Wear, the platform used by Android smart watches. Google …

Google Announces Lollipop, New Nexus Devices Google Announces Lollipop, New Nexus Devices

Google just announced that the new version of Android is called Lollipop. It also announced a trio of new Nexus devices: the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player Android TV device. First things first. Google …

Chromecast 'Cast Screen' Supports Xperia Z3 Phones Chromecast 'Cast Screen' Supports Xperia Z3 Phones

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The …

PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets

PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor PayPal launched over two years ago. They’ve just now made the app available for Android tablets. “We want you, the businesses we work with, to be able to accept payments …

Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One

Google announced the launch of Android One, this week. It’s a series of more affordable Android devices aimed at getting smartphones in the hands of more people, starting in India. The company is now calling on developers to ensure support …