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3 ways Google is changing Play Store in 2018

3 ways Google is changing Play Store in 2018

Android Wear companion app, which is an inevitable app for every Android Wear watches. New apps and app updates will be required to target a corresponding API level or higher within a year following each Android version release. For instance, Oreo is API level 26. While Play Services might not be in charge of any visual features, it does make sure that all apps run as they are supposed to. But it took until Android Marshmallow for Google to completely revamp Android's permissions system.

Starting August 2019, Google Play will require developers to ensure that their new apps and app updates have 64-bit versions on top of 32-bit versions. Google says that starting in August 2018 all new apps submitted will need to target Android Oreo, and in November 2018 updates to existing apps will need to do the same. Play Services is also responsible for storing valuable user information such as account passwords, private themes and so on. Developers will always need to target OS versions at most one year old.

Apple admits to slowing older iPhones intentionally
Some Reddit users report that replacing their batteries has returned performance and CPU clock speeds back to normal. Apple says the batteries are created to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charges.

This virtual assistant is based on artificial intelligence and it is helpful for Android users as they are able to search the internet, set up alarms and schedule events and even identify objects using the device's camera.

The other big change comes in 2019. "For apps that use native libraries, 64-bit code typically offers significantly better performance, with additional registers and new instructions", said Google in a blog post. The company wants enterprise to move off the Device Administration API, which arrived in Android 2.2, to the work profile and managed device APIs that came with Android 5.0. In case your app is 32-bit, you will soon be forced to add a 64-bit version as well, be it inside the same APK or a different one. Officially called the "Prime Video - Android TV", this app is optimized for Android TV devices and it is released just when Amazon and Google are feuding over YouTube on Amazon devices.

Canada's Trudeau broke ethics rules with visit to Caribbean island
He maintained that he and his family had "a standing invitation" from the Aga Khan and his daughter to vacation on the island. For Christmas that year , the Prime Minister and his family visited the Aga Khan's private island at the Bahamas.

Developers can still keep their 32-bit apps after August 2019, but they'll need to have a 64-bit version too. There will be some changes made to security metadata in early 2018, which will be Google's seal of authenticity for all Android apps.

Lady Gaga Is Headed to Las Vegas
I'll tell you exactly what I told my MGM and Park Theater partners - you can count on this performer always for one thing... Even Mother Monster had to acknowledge the reports when she broke the news this afternoon. "The rumors are true".


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