The most important Android phone

The most important Android phone

We are 10 years into the Android era and I've been talking a lot about how it's dominant now. There's over two billion users and it has over 80% worldwide market share. Now, in a previous video, we looked at why Android got started, but this week, I have a different question. How did Android get so big? If you take yourself all the way back to 2009, it was very much not a sure thing that Android would become the king of mobile. In fact, what you were looking at back then was like a six or seven-...

Android Q Beta 3

Android Q Beta 3

MEGHAN MEHTA: Android Q Beta 3 is here. This version has several new updates, including dark theme and gesture navigation. Let's dive in. Beta 3 adds a system setting to switch apps on a device to use a dark theme. Having a dark theme isn't just aesthetic. On some devices, it can extend battery life. Therefore, when users switch to Battery Saver mode, the dark theme will automatically be used on Pixel and selected OEM devices. To customize your app's dark theme, extend your app theme from theme...

Android Q will bring an iconic Apple iPhone feature to Android

Android Q will bring an iconic Apple iPhone feature to Android

Introduced in 2015 with the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, 3D Touch allows iOS users to press (as opposed to touch) the screen to see previews, details, and shortcuts Some applications allow users to Peek and Pop. For example, you can get a preview of an address in the Maps app That's a "Peek." Applying a little harder force will "Pop" you into the app Note that for technical reasons related to the Liquid Retina display on the iPhone XR, that model does not feature 3D Touch In Android 8...

Testing an Android Watch!

Testing an Android Watch!

- Hey guys! I am so excited because me and my sister are heading to the Grand Canyon and I've never been to the Grand Canyon before, I've always wanted to go, we've talked about going for years, ever since I first moved to California. The Grand Canyon has been on our to-do list. Well today is the day before so I've gotta go do some prepping, a little bit of shopping, because it's apparently very, very, very very, very cold at the Grand Canyon right now and that is something that we were not expe...

A reason Android wins.

A reason Android wins.

hey guys and welcome back today we're gonna talk about how to root your Android device first we're gonna talk about what is routing routing is a method used to get into the code base of the Android devices so every operating system has a core that's written by the Android engineers and routing is a process to get into that code so you can make further changes or install apps that are prohibited on the App Store or the network has not allowed you to download that app so routing helps you do all o...

Android Q: Gestural Navigation

Android Q: Gestural Navigation

MURAT YENER: One of the biggest UI changes coming to Android Q is gestural navigation. You may have already seen various gestures for navigation on some of our partners' devices. Android Q is supporting a new out-of-the-box navigation experience. Navigation gestures are supported as a new mode, separate from the traditional three-button experience in the bottom nav bar. This lets your app use the entire screen, which provides a more immersive display experience. Android Q has gestures for going...

New ShareSheet in Android Q

New ShareSheet in Android Q

MANUEL VIVO: In Android Q, we are improving the ShareSheet. We're introducing a new sharing shortcuts API that makes Direct Share lightning-fast. Also, there is a new content preview for text, images, and files. Direct Share is a feature that allows apps to show app-specific options directly in the ShareSheet. Those options are called Sharing Shortcuts. For example, a messaging app using it can enable the user to share content to a contact directly. While the Direct Share feature is still suppo...

Android 9.0 Pie — it's just ... Pie!

Android 9.0 Pie — it's just ... Pie!

So I'm sitting out here enjoying the outdoors, and I realized it has been a long, long time since we've talked about phones, too long, actually! So let's talk about phones. Now, I tell you, today is the perfect day to talk about phones because it's Pie Day! Mmm, pie! And I also like new versions of Android, which is actually what we're talking about, so let's do this! Some general talk about the state of phones today, and what I think and Android 9.0 Pie. So let's start with phones, and here's...

Android Q hands-on

Android Q hands-on

It's March, which means it's officially new Android beta season. And right on time, Google has released its developer preview of Android Q this week. This is a version of Android that you can flash right now, and we've got it running here on our Pixel 3s. It's important to note, though, that you should definitely only download this if you know what you're doing, or have a spare Pixel device laying around. The Q beta will work across all Pixel phones, all the way back to the original. But, again,...