Android Studio 2.1 with support for N Developer Preview released to stable channel

Along with the Android N Developer Preview, Google released a preview version of Android Studio to allow developers to begin testing their apps. Android Studio 2.1 has now been released to the stable channel with updates to Instant Run, along with other Android N development features.

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Chrome 48 released to stable channel, better performance coming in future updates

Chrome on Mac, Window, and Linux is being updated this week to version 48. The latest update contains the usual bug fixes and improvements for the desktop browser, but mobile devices will see the bulk of the improvements. Future updates to Chrome, we’ve learned, will bring a new compression algorithm that will help the browser load faster pages and use less power on all platforms.

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Chrome OS stable channel updated with support for Android apps on ASUS Flip and Acer R11

Earlier this month Google released Chrome OS version 53 to the stable channel, but it was held back on certain models, specifically, those which have Google Play support. That changed today as Google officially released the latest update for the Acer Chromebook R11 and the ASUS Chromebook Flip, both of which come with full Google Play support for the first time on the stable channel…

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Chrome 49 released to stable channel, smooth scrolling now enabled by default

Chrome 49 is rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux. The latest version of the browser contains the usual bug and security fixes, but this update adds more developer APIs than user facing features. However, the next version of Chrome should bring a new Material Design interface.

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OnePlus 3 to pick up Nougat this month + stable release by the end of the year, OnePlus 2 will also be updated

As Android Nougat starts to permeate the Android ecosystem, OEMs are preparing updates for many different smartphones. So far we know that LG is about to push an update to the LG G5 and Samsung is actively testing out Nougat on the S7 family. However, while speaking to Engadget, OnePlus confirmed when Nougat would hit the OnePlus 3.

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