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Google’s Stadia Controller now works wirelessly with Android phones

Google’s Stadia Controller now works wirelessly with Android phones

When it began shipping last year, the Stadia Controller worked wirelessly on TVs hooked up to a Chromecast Ultra, but using it with any phone or laptop required it to be connected via USB-C cable, which doesn’t make for the most comfortable gaming experience. Earlier this year, Google rolled out the ability to connect wirelessly...

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ARCore’s new Depth API is out of beta, bringing the next generation of hide-and-seek to phones

ARCore’s new Depth API is out of beta, bringing the next generation of hide-and-seek to phones

This story was originally published 2019/12/09 9:00am PSTon Dec 9, 2019 and last updated 2020/06/25 6:00am PDTon Jun 25, 2020.  AR applications on Android have historically always had problems with proper depth sensing and distinguishing between foreground and background in the physical world. Whenever you’d add an AR object, it would just sit on top...

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The Android 11 Beta is coming to these phones

The Android 11 Beta is coming to these phones

This story was originally published 2020/06/11 5:51am PDTon Jun 11, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/12 9:16am PDTon Jun 12, 2020.  Google dropped the first Android 11 Beta yesterday, which means functionality is getting close to what we can expect in the final, stable version. This is usually the stage at which other OEMs are brought...

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Pokémon Go is dropping support for 32-bit Android phones

Pokémon Go is dropping support for 32-bit Android phones

While Apple phased out the use of 32-bit applications on iOS back in 2017, Google still has millions of 32-bit Android phones and tablets to support. That hasn’t stopped some games and applications from dropping 32-bit devices though, and now Pokémon Go is phasing out compatibility with older phones. “In an upcoming update to Pokémon...

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The Android 11 Beta is coming to these phones

The Android 11 Beta is coming to these phones

Google dropped the first Android 11 Beta yesterday, which means functionality is getting close to what we can expect in the final, stable version. This is usually the stage at which other OEMs are brought on board so developers and enthusiasts can install the Android Beta on devices other than Google Pixels, and now Oppo,...

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The 20 best co-op games for Android phones and tablets in 2020

The 20 best co-op games for Android phones and tablets in 2020

This story was originally published 2020/03/19 11:12am PDTon Mar 19, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/09 6:37pm PDTon Jun 9, 2020.  Android games with proper co-op modes aren’t especially easy to find, and even harder to search for on a place like Google’s Play Store. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 20 of our favorite...

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