Android TV speeding up setup process with Android P: Autofill passwords, app suggestions, and more

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/autofill-android-tv-crop.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491638" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/autofill-android-tv-crop-728x408.png" alt="" width="668" height="374" /></a></p> <p>Android TV is a platform with a lot of potential, but also one that needs a little TLC in order to bring users the best possible experience. We've already told you about <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-promises-renewed-focus-performance-updates-android-tv/">some of the ways Google's looking to put things back on the right track</a>, like working with the manufacturers of Android TV hardware to ease software development and see that devices get the latest features as soon as possible.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/android-tv-speeding-setup-process-android-p-autofill-passwords-app-suggestions/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/android-tv-speeding-setup-process-android-p-autofill-passwords-app-suggestions/'>Android TV speeding up setup process with Android P: Autofill...

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Sirin Labs reveals the specifications for Finney, the first blockchain smartphone

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Sirin-Labs.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491625" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Sirin-Labs-728x359.png" alt="" width="668" height="329" /></a></p> <p>Let's face it, smartphones have become boring to some degree or another. If you told me ten years ago that a very powerful computer in my pocket would eventually fail to excite me, I would've laughed in your face. But it's true. So when a company comes along talking about a device that doesn't fit the mold, my interest is piqued. While such things are often either vaporware or practical flops, they're difficult to ignore.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/sirin-labs-reveals-specifications-finney-first-blockchain-smartphone/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/sirin-labs-reveals-specifications-finney-first-blockchain-smartphone/'>Sirin Labs reveals the specifications for Finney, the first...

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Valve announces Steam Link and Steam Video apps for Android

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/steam_logo_art_2000.0.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491619" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/steam_logo_art_2000.0-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Playing games on Android usually means playing <em>mobile</em> games, but Valve could give you more options soon. It's launching a Steam Link app on Android, allowing you to play your PC games on phones and tablets. In addition, Steam Video is coming to Android. Did you know Steam offered video content? Well, it does.</p> <p><span id="more-491612"></span></p> <p>Valve currently plans to release a beta version of Steam Link the week of May 21st. The app will require a gaming PC on the same network as your Android device.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/valve-announces-steam-link-steam-video-apps-android/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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Google Photos v3.20 prepares to launch suggested actions and may hint at locking photos with a fingerprint [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/photos.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-491606" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/photos.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>While new information keeps rolling out of Google I/O, some of the recently announced things are creeping out in various forms. After the keynote, we've been expecting some enhancements to Google Photos, and the latest update contains new text that makes it look pretty likely that we'll be getting them soon. There's also a subtle clue that may suggest we'll soon to lock up some of our photos or albums and access them with a fingerprint.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/google-photos-v3-20-prepares-launch-suggested-actions-may-hint-locking-photos-fingerprint-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/google-photos-v3-20-prepares-launch-suggested-actions-may-hint-locking-photos-fingerprint-apk-teardown/'>Google Photos v3.20 prepares to launch...

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Google re-imagined Pocket Casts with a beautiful, modern Material design

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/05/09 3:37pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/google-re-imagined-pocket-casts-beautiful-modern-material-design/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/05/09 3:37pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> Pocket Casts' Chris Martin has confirmed, this is a preview of what we can expect in a coming update: We're working on updates to both Android</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pocket-casts-redesign-hero-leak.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491588" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pocket-casts-redesign-hero-leak-728x611.png" alt="" width="668" height="561" /></a></p> <p>Pocket Casts was just <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/pocket-casts-purchased-public-radio-group-including-npr-american-life/">recently purchased</a> by a group which includes NPR, and the developers have reassured us that their plans for the app haven't changed. But what if Pocket Casts had a slick new look to show for...

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Niantic enlists the help of Pokémon Go players to create an AR map

Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed plans to create an AR map with Pokémon Go players’ help. The map would also be available to third-party developers and allow Niantic to create advanced AR apps. However, folks might have concerns over their privacy and data rights. In an interview with Reuters, Niantic CEO John Hanke said that […]

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Google I/O 2018 keynote supercut: All the biggest news in one 10-minute morsel

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/keynote-head.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491596" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/keynote-head-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>This year's Google I/O may not be introducing fancy new hardware, or hitting us with a suite of novel apps, but there is still a lot, lot, lot going on. From impressive enhancements to existing services, to <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/android-p-beta-program-now-live/">giving us our latest look at Android's next big release</a>, there's no shortage of developments to catch up on. If you're strapped for time and interested in a quick brief on what you've missed, Google's got a highlight reel featuring all the bullet points from this year's keynote.<div class="clear"></div>...

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Best Mother’s Day gifts (2018)

Earlier this week we brought you 5 great Mother’s Day deals. Still haven’t picked up anything for the mother in your life? You better hurry. Mother’s Day arrives Sunday, May 13 2018 —  that’s less than a week now. Many of you are going to opt for the traditional route of sending flowers and greeting […]

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Android P DP2 completely hides most notifications in Do Not Disturb mode

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-09-15.27.35.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491582" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-09-15.27.35-728x482.png" alt="" width="668" height="442" /></a></p> <p>Google has cycled through various versions of Do Not Disturb functionality going all the way back to Lollipop. It was pretty complicated back then, but DND in Oreo is straightforward—DND keeps your phone from making noise. DND in the second Android P developer preview changes Do Not Disturb mode substantially. It blocks both audio and visual distractions by hiding most notifications on your device.</p> <p><span id="more-491574"></span></p> <p>By default, DND in the new Android P clears your notification shade of content that isn't related to basic phone functionality.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/android-p-dp2-completely-hides-notifications-not-disturb-mode/" class="read-more">Read...

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Heads-up notification animations in Android P DP2 are pretty snazzy

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ezgif.com-optimize-13.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-491538 size-full" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ezgif.com-optimize-13.gif" width="728" height="408" /></a></p> <p>Android P is packed with <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/10/every-new-android-p-feature-weve-found-far-continuously-updated/#General_visual_changes">visual changes</a>. <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/07/android-p-feature-spotlight-sweet-new-transition-animations-android-p/">Some of them</a> are more popular than <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/07/android-p-feature-spotlight-time-now-shown-left-status-bar/">others</a>, but Google has certainly been pushing out a ton of tweaks to the platform's design, especially when it comes to Android's animations. And the latest DP2 builds released just yesterday <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/android-p-beta-program-now-live/">during I/O</a> pack in a pretty slick new heads-up notification animation.</p> <p><span id="more-491537"></span></p> <p>A picture is worth 1,000 words, so here's a GIF. (I'm gonna bill this as a novel, Artem.)</p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ezgif.com-optimize-14.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-491575" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ezgif.com-optimize-14.gif" alt="" width="500"...

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Half price on ExpressVPN: Best VPN service 2018

Using the internet without a VPN can be a gamble. If you go online to bank, game, shop, torrent, fill out forms, or visit less than reputable sites, then using a VPN is important to keep your data safe. Without a VPN your traffic is easily intercepted, and your location visible to the world. To […]

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