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Google sent Stadia development kits to more than 100 game studios

Google sent Stadia development kits to more than 100 game studios

Google took the wraps off its anticipated video game streaming platform today, unveiling Stadia at the Game Developers Conference. The company has laid out the details for both future players and developers, stating that it will be working on building games exclusively for its new platform via its new Stadia Games and Entertainment division. The company has already started working with third-party developers, as well, and has sent out dozens of development kits.

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Apple’s WWDC 2019 is June 3-7: What to expect

Apple’s WWDC 2019 is June 3-7: What to expect

Apple will hold WWDC 2019 from June 3-7, the company has announced today, its annual developer event where we traditionally get our first big preview of upcoming iPhone and Mac software. The conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, with applications for tickets open now.

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Which Android apps will stop working in 2019? [UPDATE]

Which Android apps will stop working in 2019? [UPDATE]

In the year 2019, Google will once again push forward API requirements for apps of all sorts, rendering old apps obsolete. If you use an app that's updated fairly regularly, you've got nothing to worry about. However, if you're using an app that's not been updated since it was first downloaded, you might need to prepare for the inevitable.

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Google I/O 2019 ticket draw is open: What you need to know

Google I/O 2019 ticket draw is open: What you need to know

Last month, Google announced that its I/O 2019 event will take place in early May in Mountain View, California. In an update today, the company revealed that it has opened its ticket drawing to give applicants a chance at attending the developer conference. Qualified applicants have until February 27 to enter the ticket drawing; winners will be randomly selected.

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Android testing Google login-free app updating

Android testing Google login-free app updating

A new even earlier timing for updating Google apps became apparent this week as Google aims for better security and an overall more consistent mobile experience. Developers received messages notifying them of the testing of this new feature and that it'll be rolling out to users across the planet in the near future. This service will be opt-out, if for whatever reason a user would want to choose to keep their older versions of apps at sign-in.

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Android ARCore update brings snapshot access, masks, patterns

Android ARCore update brings snapshot access, masks, patterns

This Friday the folks behind ARCore reminded developers that Android is a virtual playground of augmented reality tricks and tools. Evan Hardesty Parker, Software Engineer at Google working with ARCore, revealed a bit about the latest update to ARCore this afternoon. In version 1.7 of ARCore, Hardesty suggests that they are "focused on creative elements like AR selfies and animation" and are aiming to assist developers in improving the "core user experience" in their AR apps.

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Google IO 2019 conference details revealed in coded messages

Google IO 2019 conference details revealed in coded messages

Today we're taking a peek at the coded messages Google's sent with regard to its 2019 Google I/O developers conference. The conference will be taking place on May 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2019, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Those are the basic details - from there it gets interesting.

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PostmarketOS brings old Androids back to life with Linux

PostmarketOS brings old Androids back to life with Linux

This week the creators of postmarketOS came out of the shadows to show what they've been making for the past year. The software system they've created takes old Android devices - and some new - and boots an alternate operating system. This is a Linux distro that boots working software to Android devices that would otherwise be long outside their final official software update.

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64-bit time: Old Android apps about to pull the plug

64-bit time: Old Android apps about to pull the plug

It's that time in the world of Android - time to pull the plug on Android apps not prepared properly for the coming of 64-bit CPUs. It's not as if these newer, faster computing processors aren't already here in Android devices. They've been here before - and they're not going away any time soon. As such, Google's announced their "TIME'S UP" marker for apps that haven't made way for 64-bit hardware - the future of smartphones in general, that is to say.

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Unity: SpatialOS games are safe, Improbable isn’t

Unity: SpatialOS games are safe, Improbable isn’t

Earlier this week it was reported by Improbable that their system SpatialOS was in violation of an updated terms of service from Unity. Because of this update, said Improbable, SpatialOS games might not work in the near future - at least not with Unity tech. That would've been a major problem for some games/developers if it were true - but it wasn't. At least, not entirely. It wasn't the entirety of the story - so says an update from Unity.

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Unity rules change suddenly leaves many games in trouble

Unity rules change suddenly leaves many games in trouble

A change to Unity's terms of service (Tos) has left a cloud-based multiplayer service provider in trouble today. Improbable has announced that all Unity-built games using its SpatialOS multiplayer service are now in violation of Unity's updated ToS. This applies to live games as well, which has the potential to be particularly problematic.

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Android’s AOSP moves further from Google’s strict guidance

Android’s AOSP moves further from Google’s strict guidance

Today the folks at AOSP (Android Open Source Project) at Google revealed their newest move to make the "OSP" part of AOSP far more real. Google owns Android, yes, but they've also kept the Open Source Project bit a reality since the very beginning. This week the developers at Google released a tool that'll make it far easier for 3rd-party (read: non-Google) developers to lend their skills to the development of AOSP, and potentially play a part in guiding what takes priority in Android development, and when.

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