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Come write for Android Police — we've got jobs!

Android Police has grown a lot in the nine-plus years I've been here, and this year will mark a decade the site itself has been around. It's hard to believe where we are now compared to then, having since launched APK Mirror, completely redesigned the site, and introduced a number of new faces on the team. People I hired years ago - like Corbin, Ryne, Scott, and Richard - are still "the new guys" in my mind, even though they're all people I've come to trust intrinsically to do the work we rely on here every day. And that work isn't shrinking - it's growing, a lot.

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Android Police now supports Google AMP, and you'll love it even if you hate AMP

Accelerated Mobile Pages, or 'AMP' for short, is a project Google has been working on for a few years that makes it easier for sites to create faster mobile experiences. You've probably seen most of your favorite sites add support for AMP over the past year or two, and now you can count Android Police (your favorite site, obviously) among them!

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Disqus is rolling out collapsed replies, and we hate it as much as you do

As you may have noticed, Android Police and a lot of other sites around the internet use Disqus as a comment platform. It's easier for everyone to have a system that works across sites, but we're also at the mercy of Disqus. You're about to notice a change in the comments, and we don't like it any more than you do.

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Android Police a Twitch affiliate, Amazon Prime subscribers can support us for free

We launched a Twitch channel last year as the new home of the Android Police Podcast. Since then, we've also launched a second weekly show, where we answer questions and discuss topics with live viewers. The Twitch channel is an affiliate, meaning you can support our live content with Twitch subscriptions - at no cost to yourself, if you have Amazon Prime.

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Forget the yule log: Watch our Nexus 5X bootloop all day for some holiday cheer

The holiday season is in full swing, and this year, we have something special for you. Forget the yule log fireplace videos, the marathons of 1983's A Christmas Story on TV, and the holiday music radio stations on Spotify. Today, we have the perfect festive livestream for you to keep running in the background — a Nexus 5X repeatedly bootlooping.

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Let's talk about comments on Android Police

Android Police has a fantastic community. The comments on our articles and YouTube videos are almost always filled with great discussions, and the live back-and-forth with viewers on our weekly Twitch shows is enjoyable. The amount of interaction we get on most of our posts is unparalleled for a site of our size, and we are very grateful for that. That being said, we want to address some negative things we've observed as that community has grown, and explain what we are going to do about them.

Recently, we've seen a dramatic increase in the number of openly hostile comments on AP.

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An update on the Android Police Podcast and our Twitch channel

The Android Police Podcast has been running semi-regularly since 2012, but earlier this year we implemented some changes. Previously, the live streams were only available on the AP Podcast YouTube channel, with audio versions hosted on SoundCloud (and available through Play Music/iTunes/Pocket Casts/etc.).

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Android Police is now on Twitch

The Android Police Podcast has been running semi-regularly since 2012, with most of those episodes being recorded live on the AP Podcast YouTube channel. However, as some of you may know, Twitch is becoming an increasingly popular platform for talk shows and podcasts. As such, we have set up a channel at twitch.tv/androidpolice!

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Toolbox for Play Store v2.3 improves Google's awful new screenshot gallery

The desktop Play Store site was updated in March, and perhaps the most annoying aspect of the new design was the screenshot gallery. Even though the full-screen lightbox is nice, the embedded gallery requires constantly clicking the left/right arrows to scroll. We updated our Toolbox browser extension to support the new Play Store site last month, and a new update vastly improves the screenshot gallery.

Version 2.3 of our browser extension is now rolling out, and it has a new optional feature called 'Better screenshot gallery'. When enabled, Toolbox replaces the left/right buttons on the screenshot box with a scrollbar.

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Our browser extension, 'Toolbox for Google Play Store,' now works with the new Play Store site

We released our browser extension, 'Toolbox for Google Play Store,' near the end of 2016. It was designed to make the Play Store website much better, with direct links to APKMirror/AP/AppBrain for each app and the ability to sign up for beta programs with one click. The first major update was released in October of last year, adding Firefox for Android support and improved APKMirror integration.

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