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Yahoo Lite now available on Play Store for low-storage devices

Yahoo Lite now available on Play Store for low-storage devices

Verizon-owned Yahoo has already made a few lightweight versions of its bloated applications, intended for Android Go devices or other phones with minimal amounts of memory/storage. The latest addition is Yahoo Lite, which is now available on the Play Store and only takes up around 1MB of space.

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Some web apps from the Play Store can now run in Firefox Nightly

Some web apps from the Play Store can now run in Firefox Nightly

Google introduced a new way for developers to package web applications into Android apps last year, called Trusted Web Activities. The web apps run inside a modified Chrome Custom Tab, which meant that if your default browser wasn't Chrome (or based on Chrome), they would default to running in Google's browser. Firefox for Android has now added support for TWAs, so if Firefox is your default browser, the apps will run inside a Firefox container instead of Chrome.

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Microsoft's PWABuilder makes submitting web apps to the Play Store easier than ever

Microsoft's PWABuilder makes submitting web apps to the Play Store easier than ever

'Web wrappers,' or web applications haphazardly packaged into native apps for distribution on app stores, have existed on Android for over a decade. Google created a new method for converting web apps into native apps last year, with the introduction of Trusted Web Activities, and now Microsoft has updated its PWABuilder tool to take advantage of newer web features.

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