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Google Play Store will authenticate peer-to-peer app downloads and add to your Library

People often equate sharing APK files with piracy, but there are many situations where it’s perfectly legal and acceptable. In those cases, you still want the APK to retain its authenticity so the Play Store recognizes it as a legit application. Google is introducing a new system for marking “apps obtained through Play-approved distribution channels” as…

Android-x86 based on Android 8.1 Oreo now available for your PC

Android x86 is an unofficial attempt at porting Google’s Android OS from Smartphones over to the Personal Computer. Although there are numerous ways to have the Android experience through notebooks and PCs, Android-x86 is free of any form of emulator-spam and/or advertisements creeping into the native experience. The project is completely open-source and has been…

[Update: Official] Android Messages for desktop browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and more is going live

Back in February, we reported that Google’s default text messaging/RCS client for Android, Android Messages, would be accessible over desktop web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and more. Then in April, we reported that work on the Android app was complete as the setup process for the desktop integration…