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After a new Play Store design now also a new YouTube
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+Artem Russakovskii not sure if a bug, or a bug-infested trial of Google.

I got this interface at least consistently for 1 session of using the YT app.
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Exploring the new leaked Pixel images, more information about the future of Hangouts:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<!-- These are configurations that should exist on Google's 2016 Nexus devices only. -->
<config>
<!-- Disable Hangouts by default until a Fi SIM is inserted. -->
<disabled-until-used-preinstalled-carrier-associated-app
package="com.google.android.talk"
carrierAppPackage="com.google.android.apps.tycho" />
</config>
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Checking out more 7.0 details and we will certainly have to work with ROMdevs again to work around the next technical challenge Google has imposed on sideloaded GApps: https://github.com/opengapps/opengapps/wiki/Notes-for-Android-7.0
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+Adam Farden for the aosp_build GApps the same issue will apply
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Looking at the Android blog article, I think that +Impulsive Techie​​ and me will have to extend the playstore protos to support filesizes.
Also if I read it correctly, we can expect soon (more?) APKs in the playstore whose libraries are not compressed with deflate but instead are leveraging the bsdiff for faster and better delta compression downloads. This will also mean that those apps won't need to decompress their libs on disk, lowering disk space usage and speeding up installs, and making them more similar to how Open GApps' apps are currently installed on /system

https://android-developers.blogspot.nl/2016/07/improvements-for-smaller-app-downloads.html?m=1
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Newest `aapt` in Android SDK tools r24 is giving trouble. The 'application-label' field is gone, so for now bundling the r24~rc4 within the opengapps scripts-resources :-/

Bugreport: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=213397
Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker
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Already spotted some changed colors on various buttons in Play in recent days, but now finally the new color scheme seems to be completely live! ☺
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Keen eye you have there, it always looked green to me :P
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According to my timeline more people actually mourn the loss of 'Nexus' and its competitive pricing, than they are excited about 'Pixel'.

Especially in Europe we are being royally screwed with the pricing (again) :-/
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if pixel ships to brazil.. we will probably pay something like U$1000 for the pixel (not the xl one)
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Spent the morning on Nougat GApps, small update of current state:
Tomorrow there will be 7.0 builds on http://opengapps.org
Almost everything is in place, only HotWord Enrollment is not de-odexable yet.
But it should be ok and ready for when the first source and custom ROMs will drop.Of course it will still beta-quality because they cannot be tested yet, so be careful.

There are some minor changes to the structure, Google changed their keyboard stuff, so there will be no swypelibs possible anymore.
Google VR Services is backported to all packages (so all the way from 4.4 to 6.0) but ofc not yet known how well it will work.
Also there are some new 7.0 core apps for Google's Shared Android Services (com.google.android.ext.shared; com.google.android.ext.services)
Trusted Face's unlock has also some major changes, it seems the pittpatt suff is not necessary anymore for 7.0.
OpenGApps.org offers information and pre-built packages of The Open GApps Project. The Open GApps Project is an open-source effort to script the automatic generation of up-to-date Google Apps packages. All Android versions and platforms supported.
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Great TED talk on original thinkers, procrastination and the generating great ideas https://youtu.be/fxbCHn6gE3U · YouTube. The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant. How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": ...
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Google Keyboard themes are now also in the non N-preview Latin Keyboard 😀
Thanks +Nicholas Buse​ for getting the APKs!
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How weird! Google Camera seems to have disappeared from the Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.googlecamera )

Anybody any idea what is going on?
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If they're going to give free storage to photos from Nexus devices, they may be planning on making the offer for pics from Google camera, which would then make sense for them to disable installation on other devices 
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