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Google surprises with early preview of Android N

 Google unexpectedly launched the Android N Developer Preview today. And to make things even easier for developers — and adventurous users — the preview is available as an over-the-air update. The expectation was that Google wouldn’t start talking about Android N until its I/O developer conference in May. Instead, it ...

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Popular ‘blue light’ reducing app F.lux arrives on Android

 F.lux, the popular color-adjusting application for computers and mobile devices that reduces blue light emissions for better nighttime usage, has now arrived on Android. Unfortunately, the application (for now) requires users to have a rooted phone in order to take advantage of its functionality. The release is notable, however, as ...

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BMW announces Android app integration

 BMW was among the first auto manufacturers to introduce integration with iPhones in 2011. Now, five years later, the company has at last announced at the New York International Auto Show that BMW Apps will integrate with Android devices. The first three apps to work with the iDrive system in the ...

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Moovit expands accessibility features for blind users

 It’s easy to get caught up in the new, cool thing aspect of transportation tech and apps, but there’s some real social benefit and freedom to be found here. Take, for instance, Moovit’s latest upgrade. The public transportation app recently added features to make it easier for blind users to ...

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Android squeezes iOS’ sales growth in China

 The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel suggests Apple had a tougher time shifting its devices over Chinese New Year than in prior years, with the market watcher noting no growth in marketshare for iOS over the three months ending February 2016 — the first time since August 2014 ...

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