Linux files will be accessible from Chrome OS file manager

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/linux-chromebook-generic-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-490164" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/linux-chromebook-generic-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Android app support on Chrome OS is generally great at this point, but there has always been one sticking point - transferring data. The Android file system still doesn't appear in Chrome OS, so the only way to copy files is place them in the Downloads folder (which is an alias for Chrome's Downloads folder) from an Android file manager.<span id="more-491308"></span></p> <p>Thankfully, transferring data from <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-officially-announces-linux-app-support-chrome-os/">Linux apps on Chromebooks</a> will be much easier.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/linux-files-will-accessible-chrome-os-file-manager/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/linux-files-will-accessible-chrome-os-file-manager/'>Linux files will be accessible from Chrome OS file manager</a> was...

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Android P adds new Accessibility Menu for motor impaired users

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Android-P.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-478039" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Android-P-728x488.png" alt="" width="668" height="448" /></a></p> <p>One of the main focuses in today's Google I/O keynote was accessibility. For example, one of the first announcements was a new<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/morse-code-input-coming-gboard-beta-later-today/"> morse code input for Gboard</a>, giving motor impaired users a much easier way to type. Another improvement wasn't as prominently featured - the new Accessibility Menu.<span id="more-491298"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">An example of an <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/accessibility?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#accessibility</a> feature that makes things easier to use for everyone - Android‘s new „Accessibility Menu“ <a href="https://t.co/KveZ47n6vq">pic.twitter.com/KveZ47n6vq</a></p> <p>— holistica11y (@dylanbarrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/dylanbarrell/status/993962067139821568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 8, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js</a></p> <p>It's not clear if the menu is included in...

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Boarding passes and tickets coming soon to Google Pay

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chrome_2018-05-08_19-43-02.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491294" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chrome_2018-05-08_19-43-02-728x398.png" alt="" width="668" height="365" /></a></p> <p>Airline and event tickets have been making their way to Google Pay <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/google-pay-v1-57-prepares-support-airline-boarding-passes-event-tickets-suica-waon-payment-cards-apk-teardown/">for a while</a>. But at today's Build with Google Pay session, the company has finally publicly announced the feature, in concert with <a href="https://www.urbanairship.com/company/press-releases/urban-airship-powers-real-time-mobile-wallet-tickets-and-boarding-passes">Urban Airship</a>. With it, you'll be able to quickly and easily access tickets for everything from flights to sporting events, all from the convenience of the Google Pay app. <span id="more-491293"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OAoH-r8rRs?start=5004&feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>Google has been working to add native support for transit tickets and passes for <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/google-pay-now-supports-hop-fastpass-transit-tickets-portland-oregon/">some time</a>—we've reported on related transit...

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Pixel 2’s color profile picker adds reference photo on Android P DP2

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/p-dp2-color-profile-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491291" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/p-dp2-color-profile-hero-728x569.png" alt="" width="668" height="522" /></a></p> <p>The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a "Colors" setting in their display options that lets you tune your screen's color saturation and temperature to your liking by choosing between "Natural," "Boosted," and "Saturated" options. In Android P's Developer Preview 2, the menu now shows a photo—a cloudy sunset behind a couple of palm trees—so you can more immediately see the effects of your choice.</p> <p><span id="more-491288"></span></p> <p>Previously, the screen was mostly white, and to really know what you were changing, you'd have to look at something more...

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How to change the ringtone volume on Android P

With the release of Android P, Google refined the new volume slider’s UI that we first saw in the Developer Preview 1. The company also made it so that the phone’s volume rocker only changes media volume by default. Because of this, the process of adjusting the ring volume can be confusing. Here’s how it […]

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Google confirms Android P will support Vulkan API 1.1

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/spock-android-p.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-491287" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/spock-android-p.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Android 7.0 was the first release to support '<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulkan_(API)">Vulkan</a>,' the cross-platform low-level graphics API designed as the successor to OpenGL. There are a number of Android games and emulators that utilize Vulkan, including <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/01/dolphin-emulator-adds-vulkan-support-android/">the Dolphin emulator</a>, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/06/ppsspp-picks-vulkan-graphics-support-latest-update/">PPSSPP</a>, and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/18/3dmark-gets-huge-v2-0-update-new-interface-vulkan-api-support/">3DMark</a>. Version 1.1 of the API was <a href="https://www.khronos.org/news/press/khronos-group-releases-vulkan-1-1">released in March of this year</a>, and Google has now confirmed that Android P will include it.</p> <p>The code for Vulkan 1.1 was <a href="https://www.xda-developers.com/vulkan-graphics-api-1-1-android-p/">merged into AOSP last month</a>, so this isn't much of a surprise, but it's nice to...

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Android P beta hands-on: Gestures galore

At the Google I/O 2018 developer conference, Google announced a slew of new product updates for Gmail, Photos, Google Assistant, and much more. One of the biggest announcements of the day was the unveiling of the first Android P beta preview. This new developer preview has a ton of new UI changes, features, and under-the-hood goodies […]

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Android P DP2 restores ‘Force stop’ button on app info settings page

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/p-dp2-force-stop-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491271" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/p-dp2-force-stop-hero-728x426.png" alt="" width="668" height="391" /></a></p> <p>When Android P's first developer preview dropped in March, we noticed <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/07/android-p-feature-spotlight-app-info-gets-changed-force-stop-app-version-now-hidden-away/">a number of changes to the app info settings page</a>. Among the more bizarre was that the option to force stop an app had been relegated to the three-dot overflow menu in the top-right corner. Developer Preview 2 is out today, though, and good news, everyone: it's back to where it makes sense.</p> <p><span id="more-491269"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20180308-002432-e1520487558341.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-478531 size-smallish-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20180308-002432-e1520487558341-217x386.png" width="217" height="386" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20180307-145754.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-478530 size-smallish-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20180307-145754-217x386.png" width="217" height="386"...

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May 2018 Android platform distribution shows Oreo at 5.7%

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-08-16_28_33-Distribution-dashboard-_-Android-Developers.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491274" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-08-16_28_33-Distribution-dashboard-_-Android-Developers-728x458.png" alt="" width="668" height="420" /></a></p> <p>The big news today is all from Google I/O today, but that's not all we have to talk about. The developer dashboard has also gotten an update with new platform distribution numbers. So, Oreo is huge now, right? No, it's at a modest 5.7% usage share. That's up from just under 5% last time. That's behind Nougat's pace last year.</p> <p><span id="more-491270"></span></p> <p>Here's a breakdown of this month's numbers.</p> <h2 class="tablepress-table-name tablepress-table-name-id-85">Android version stats, May 2018</h2> <table id="tablepress-85" class="tablepress tablepress-id-85"><thead><tr class="row-1 odd"><th class="column-1">Android version</th><th class="column-2">Previous data (%)</th><th class="column-3">Current data (%)</th><th class="column-4">Change (pp)</th> </tr></thead><tbody...

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Google announces Android Jetpack: a set of tools to make app development even easier

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chrome_2018-05-08_18-50-02.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491262" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chrome_2018-05-08_18-50-02-728x467.png" alt="" width="668" height="429" /></a></p> <p>We often forget it, but I/O is first and foremost a <em>developer </em>conference. So while most of us might be waiting with bated breath for new consumer products and services, the bulk of I/O's benefit is directed at the developer community. And that includes announcements like the new Android Jetpack, which promises to make app development even easier for the platform.</p> <p><span id="more-491256"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today we are announcing Android Jetpack, the next generation of Android APIs!</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-announces-android-jetpack-set-tools-make-app-development-even-easier/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-announces-android-jetpack-set-tools-make-app-development-even-easier/'>Google announces Android Jetpack: a set of tools...

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Google News relaunches in the era of #FakeNews

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/05/08/google-news-app-redesign-io-2018/">Google News relaunches in the era of #FakeNews</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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ARCore 1.2 adds multiplayer support for AR Android and iOS apps

As part of Google I/O 2018, Google released the latest version of its ARCore tools for making augmented reality-based mobile apps. The big new feature in ARCore 1.2 is the addition of multiplayer support for AR apps. Android apps with ARCore 1.2 will also be able to offer cross-platform play with their iOS counterparts. In […]

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