Top 10 android news stories of the week

The amount of Android news each week can be overwhelming, and so we have picked the most liked android news from all over the internet and made a top 10 list for you to stay on top of everything that’s been happening all week in the world of android.

Here are the favorite news stories for the week:

#10 – Google Docs and Sheets add-ons

Google has been attempting help users be more productive with the help of its Docs and Sheets services. The company has announced a partnership with 8 different companies to integrate add-ons into the Google-sphere of services.

#9 – Prisma will soon turn your videos into art

What’s better than an app that turns selfies into instant art? An app that does the same thing for video and virtual reality.

That’s what Prisma, the app that has already captured the imagination of the photo-sharing community, is working to bring to the public next.

#8 – Google Camera gesture

Being able to switch between your front and rear cameras can be a hassle from time to time, but with the latest version of Google Camera, there is a new hidden gesture. Simply twist your phone a couple of times and the application will quickly switch between the front and rear cameras.

#7 – Google emergency services

Google is working with wireless carriers in the UK and Estonia to make it easier for emergency services to reach your exact location. As long as the feature is supported by your wireless carrier, Google will now send you location to emergency services whenever you dial an emergency number. The company is also planning to expand this feature internationally in the near future.

#6 – Android Tips & Tricks

Finding the best tips & tricks to manage your Android devices can be a bit tricky. Opening web page after web page can be a hassle, and may cause you to miss something really awesome. The team at Google has updated its Android webpage to include a “Tips & Tricks” section to showcase some of the best features of Android.

#5 – Google Dialer spam calls

With the latest update to Google’s Dialer application, owners of either Nexus or Android One devices will now be warned if an incoming call is suspected of being a spammer. Other manufacturers already have this feature built-in but it’s good to see Google integrating this into their application for Nexus owners.

#4 – Google Play Family Library

Announced at Google I/O 2016, the Family Library feature for Google Play has officially launched. the service allows members of a family to share purchases between Google accounts without the need to add multiple accounts to each device.

 

#3 – Hangouts 11 Group Chat

One of the hidden new features within the latest Hangouts 11 update is the ability to easily share group chats with new members. You can now create a short link to your group chat of choice, and share that with whomever you want to add to the group. These group chats can also be searched within your contacts list.

#2 – Google algorithm app updates

In an effort to lower the amount of data used when downloading updates, Google has updated its delta algorithm to allow users to only download the new changes, versus re-downloading the entire application again.

#1 – Google Maps UI update

Google has released a new update to its Google Maps services which include an all new UI. The update not only cleans up the look of the application, but also marks areas of interest with special icons.

 

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