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We're hanging out with Huawei and Honor in Shenzhen (for Honor's 2nd anniversary event) and are now getting our first time in-hand with the Huawei Mate 8, the company's new flagship phone for China. The 6-inch phone is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei's custom EMUI — we'll need more time to dive into that before determining how much it's grown from the issues we've had with previous iterations — on a somewhat confusingly low-resolution 1080p display. If you've used a Huawei phone Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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So you're using Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and now the novelty of Google Now on Tap has worn off. Maybe it doesn't find that much useful information for you, or you just don't trigger it that often. You'd rather just have a long-press of your home button send you to the old Google Now interface instead. Well thankfully, you can do just that — here's how you get it done. Now before you get to the point of turning off Google Now on Tap completely, remember you can still quickly reach Google Now with Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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Now that Android Studio is faring quite well for its core necessities, the tools team is tackling some of the bigger challenges. A couple of weeks ago, they featured a new ability to deploy a limited set of changes to apps without fully restarting them. This week they're shooting to take on one of the longest and most requested items on the list: a faster and more useful emulator. Performance The biggest boost to speed can be seen while running Android 6.0 on the new emulator. This comes from newly Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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Marvel has given gamers a new look at the reimagined set of Avengers as they will appear in the upcoming mobile adventure game Avengers Academy. The game will see you control a group of college-aged members of the Avengers, and the new trailer breaks down the first names on the roster. As you might expect, the initial round of characters includes Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, and Thor. Loki also makes an appearance in the trailer, and more characters, like Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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The Star Wars hype train won't stop, can't stop. With a week to go until the much anticipated release of The Force Awakens, Google is adding to the excitement by giving away some free Star Wars Cardboard viewers in the Google Store. Yes, completely free. They'll even cover shipping if you're in the US. This is not going to last long. There are four designs to choose from: BB-8, R2-D2, Kylo Ren, and a Stormtrooper. Choose wisely—you can only order one per Google account. After you've ordered, Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police