Amazon Rolls Out New Appstore for Android Devices
Amazon has made available a new version of its Amazon Appstore mobile app for Android. Amazon says the Appstore has been rebuilt from the ground up with revised navigation tools. For example, a nav bar at the bottom of the app lets people jump between different pages, while the categories tab lets users quickly sort through apps in a more visual way. A tab called My Apps helps people manage the apps they've already downloaded from the Appstore to their device. The Appstore makes use of Amazon Coins for making app purchases. People can buy Coins in bulk at a discount, which Amazon says saves money over the long run when compared to traditional payment methods. Amazon says most Android app developers won't need to do anything to adjust their apps for the new Appstore. The Amazon Appstore for Android is free to download directly from Amazon.
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Sep 4, 2018
Google today announced sweeping changes headed to its Chrome browser for desktop machines, as well as Android and iOS devices. First, the browser will have a brand new look thanks to a fresh color palette and rounded corners.
Feb 5, 2018
Google today said it is fully activating the Pixel Visual Core co-processor in its newer Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The Pixel Visual Core allows the Pixel 2 devices to make use of advanced machine learning to improve HDR+ photography.
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A redesigned version of Android Auto will roll out this summer. The biggest change is the ability to control two apps at once, with one taking up the main screen, and the other displaying limited controls and/or info in a widget within the persistent bar at the bottom of the screen.