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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.1

Google’s development suite for mobile apps adds improvements for C++ and Kotlin coders and for SQLite database users

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with Android P?

Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.

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What’s new for developers in Android P

Kotlin, machine learning, and greater app compatibility get attention in the latest Google developer tools

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What’s new in Kotlin 1.2? Code reuse, for starters

The Kotlin 1.2.30 update provides changes to the standard library as well as bug fixes

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What’s new in Google’s Flutter mobile dev framework

The first beta release is now available for Android and iOS developers

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Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

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Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

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How to move data between your Android phone and computer

A few simple swipes, and you're on your way to accessing the files and folders on your Android phone from your PC or Apple computer. JR Raphael walks you through these easy steps.

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Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) ... and Firefox is back

Our tech panel looks at how Uber (secretly) handled last year's hack and the controversy around Google's decision to track Android users' locations. Then it's time to discuss why AWS is selling off hardware in China and what Mozilla...

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How to use Google's Chrome Remote Desktop

Get your desktop at your fingertips with these easy, step-by-step instructions for setting up Google's Chrome Remote Desktop.

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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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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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5 clever uses for old Android phones

Put your old Android device to work -- as a universal smart remote or remote camera, for example -- with these easy step-by-step instructions from Computerworld blogger JR Raphael.

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How to get Oreo-like features on any Android phone

Don't have an Android device? With the right set of apps, you can get Oreo-like features on just about any device with this step-by-step advice from Computerworld blogger JR Raphael.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs. iOS – How they stack up

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 when it comes to security, updates, app stores, customization and innovation. Can...

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Mingis on Tech: What makes Android 8.0 'Oreo' special?

Android blogger JR Raphael gives us a rundown on the cool and useful new features in Android 8.0, better known as Oreo.

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The evolution of Samsung's Galaxy S

Get a look at how the key features of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone have evolved from its debut in 2010 to today's Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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