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Android N is a big deal for multilingual smartphone users

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Among many of the new features in Android N, which launched its third developer preview today on its way to a public release later this fall, is the ability to set and prioritize multiple languages on a single device.

While multiple language support has been present in Android, and its competitors like iOS and Windows Phone, for some time, Android N is the first version that can dynamically load more than one language on the device, switching between the two easily.

The feature, called Multi-Locale, allows users to set up a list of languages that can easily be re-ordered in a list. Apps that support multiple languages will localize with the top choice, and if that one isn't supported it will seamlessly switch to the next one, and so on. This is especially useful for users that take advantage of apps and games that tend to be used in specific countries, or haven't been localized en masse.

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Google details upcoming Android TV features; new hardware coming from Xiaomi, Sony and more

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Google has announced some of the new Android TV sets that will be on their way from manufacturers later this year. The company has also detailed a few of the features we can expect for Android TV software with the release of Android N.

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You can now pre-register for Google's new Allo + Duo messenger apps [update]

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Allo and Duo aren't available yet, but you can now pre-register for Google's new messaging apps.

Update: The pre-register links are working again.

Allo, Google's new messenger app that brings in the intelligence of Google Assistant, was one of the highlights of today's Google I/O keynote. Together with Duo, the new video calling app, they represent the next step for Google's messaging efforts. And although they're not yet available, you can now sign up to receive a notification when they do lad.

"Pre-registration" pages for the apps have appeared on the Google Play Store following the keynote. Tap the button and Google explains how it all works:

"You're about to pre-register for Allo by Google. Pre-registering means that you will receive a notification on your device when the app is released. You can unregister by clicking the 'Unregister' button."

Allo and Duo are set to launch later this summer.

Source: Google Play (Allo) (Duo)

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Developers can now track and respond to Google Play reviews through Zendesk

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Customer service platform Zendesk has announced it is taking advantage of new Google Play integration to help developers and companies more easily track and respond to app reviews.

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Google Play Services 9.0 includes new video recording API and more

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Google Play Services 9.0 has just been released for Android app developers. It includes a new API that allows app makers to add video recording and more.

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9 most important things from the Google I/O keynote

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A sunny amphitheater, some happy developers, and a whole lot of Google.

Google's annual developer conference is never short on amazing things to look at but not touch until later, and this year is no different. Sundar Pichai led an energetic two-hour presentation filled with all of the big things happening right now at Google. We got some Android, some machine learning, and a couple of shiny new things that are not going to be available to the public until later this year.

Here's a breakdown of the nine big things Google brought to I/O 2016.

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Android apps on Google Play coming to Chrome OS, I/O listing confirms

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Although it wasn't announced at the Google I/O keynote this morning, it looks like the Google Play Store is headed to Chromebooks.

Just as the I/O 2016 keynote wrapped up without any mention of Google Play on Chromebooks — widely rumored in the run up to the developer festival — a new I/O session description suggests it is indeed on the way.

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Google will make discovering beta apps easier with Google Play Early Access

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Open beta programs for apps on Google Play have been around for a while now, but Google is now taking steps to make finding and participating in those programs even easier.

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New Play Console app gives Android developers instant access to the data they need

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Google has released the new Play Console app in the Google Play Store, giving Android app developers a new way to instantly access the app critical app data on the go.

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You can grab six microUSB cables of various lengths for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code

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Right now you can pick up six Tronsmart microUSB cables for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code 6USBCORD, a savings of $4. The set comes with various cable lengths, including (1) one-foot cable, (2) three-foot cables and (3) six-foot cables. If you are the one who never seems to be able to find a cable when you are in need of one, you'll want to grab this collection.

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1 week ago

Qualcomm is working with Google to help power future Android Auto platforms

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Qualcomm has announced it is working with Google to help develop and power future Android Auto in-car solutions with its Snapdragon 820A and Snapdragon 602A processors.

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Google details its efforts in machine learning for robotics, medicine and more

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During today's Google I/O 2016 keynote, the company focuses on its efforts in machine learning and AI, to help improve efforts in robotics, medicine and more

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Android Instant Apps will soon let you run apps quickly without installing first

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In an effort to help people start using apps faster, Google has introduced Android Instant Apps. These apps startup instantly, without the need to actually install themselves onto your device, instead running from the cloud, just like tapping a link to load a webpage.

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Google's revamped Firebase will offer better tools for mobile developers

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During today's Google I/O 2016 keynote, the company offered details on the new version of Firebase, which will offer better tools for mobile developers.

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Android Studio 2.2 to feature test recording, new layout designer and more

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Google has detailed some of the changes coming to Android Studio with its 2.2 release. Android Studio, which is used in the creation of 92% of the top 125 Android apps, will be faster at building apps, and will give developers new tools to make going from an idea to a working app easier.

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