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Gboard may soon get a toggle to follow system dark theme, according to teardown

An APK analysis of version 9.6 of Gboard has revealed some major aesthetic changes and some good news on dark theme programming. Changes, as dug up by 9to5Google and seen here, may or may not be carried over to the public release.

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Google Meet doubles app installs in 50 days, hitting 100 million

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14 new Android games from the week of June 29, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a gacha RPG from the head director behind Nier: Automata, a fantastic sci-fi-based point and click adventure game, and an Orwell-inspired simulation game where the government reigns supreme. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of June 29th, 2020.

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12 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Mi Control Center, JioMeet, and SwissCovid (6/27/20 - 7/4/20)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a new control center app that mimics the look of iOS, a free video messaging app, and a COVID contact tracing app. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last week.

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Apple-owned Dark Sky gets an extra month on Android, will now sunset on August 1

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Check out AP's (and our readers') favorite Dark Sky alternatives

Dark Sky is almost dead and gone — at least for us Android users. At the end of March, it was announced that Apple had acquired popular weather app and would be shutting off Android access on July 1. Turns out the company decided to extend that deadline by a month. Whoop-de-doo. But since then, we've seen a fake Dark Sky app pop up and then get put down in the Play Store. We get it: people are passionate about their weather apps. Now, as Dark Sky is finally put off to pasture, we're updating our list of Android alternatives to include a few of our readers' choices.

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30 new Android games from the week of June 22, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a boatload of games, and I mean a boatload. For example, I have titles from Square Enix, The Pokémon Company, Humble Bundle, not to mention a wide selection of quality indie releases. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of June 22nd, 2020.

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14 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including DontKillMyApp, ARCore Depth Lab, and Lines of Play (6/20/20 - 6/27/20)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a fantastic tool that can report precisely which background processes are being killed by your device, and two new releases from Google to showcase the latest API for ARCore. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers released on the Play Store in the last week.

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Apple Music gets gapless playback on Android (APK download)

A few months after Apple Music expanded to more than 50 new countries, the service's Android app is in for some treats. An update to version 3.3.0 adds some features that music lovers will be happy about, like gapless playback, enhancements to downloads, and the usual "improved overall app performance."

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Microsoft Teams for personal use is now in preview on Android

Microsoft has been offering a free, restricted version of Microsoft Teams since 2018, but it never really felt like a tool you'd use to organize your family or personal events — it was mainly targeted at freelancers and small teams. After a year worth of work and an announcement during its big Microsoft 365 reveal, the Redmond company is now ready to unleash a preview version of Microsoft Teams on consumers. As soon as it's rolled out, anyone can sign up for it, but you'll only be able to take full advantage of the service when you're a Microsoft 365 subscriber.

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