Download the Android 7.1.x Nougat Google Apps (Gapps) Packages for your Android device

Google has released the latest version of Android, Android 7.1 Nougat which is the successor of the Android 7.0 with a lot of under-the-hood changes and improvements. The Android 7.1.x ROMS are also available for specific devices and the popular ROM developers like Cyanogen Mod, Omni etc have also upgraded the supported device’s ROMs to 7.1. These ROMs doesn’t include the Google Apps to keep their size minimum and to provide the option to user to select the apps, if needed.

Looking for Gapps of Android 7.0 Nougat? Visit this link.

The Android 7.1 Nougat Google Apps aka Gapps have also been released for the public where anyone running a Android 7.1 device with a supported firmware and ROM can download these apps to get the Google Services working on their devices.

The Gapps are available in different packages with different variety of apps and sizes which are suitable for different kind of devices and needs but, they all include the core Google services and frameworks which are needed for the functionality of other Google Apps.

You can download the Android 7.1 Nougat apps in all packages from the links below:

Gapps Stock Apps:

This package includes the same apps which come pre-installed in the Google devices like Nexus and Pixel. This includes all the apps by Google which have been released by Google and are available in the Play Store.

This package has the following apps in it:

  • Chrome Browser
  • Cloud Print
  • Gmail
  • Google+
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Camera
  • Google Drive
  • Google Earth
  • Google Keep
  • Google Now Launcher
  • Google Text-to-Speech
  • Google Keyboard
  • Google Play Books
  • Google Play Games
  • Google Play Newsstand
  • Google Play Music
  • Google Play Movies
  • Google Play services
  • Google Search
  • Google Wallet
  • Hangouts
  • Maps
  • Quickoffice
  • Sound Search for Google Play
  • Street View on Google Maps
  • TalkBack
  • YouTube

Download: ARM, ARM x64, x86

Gapps Mini Package:

The mini package of Google Apps is made specifically for those people who want to get all the necessary Google Apps on their devices but, also don’t want the ones which are not needed that much on a device.

This package includes the following apps:

  • Gmail
  • Google+
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Now Launcher
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Search
  • Google Text-to-Speech
  • Hangouts
  • Maps
  • Street View on Google Maps
  • YouTube

Download: ARM, ARM x64, x86

Gapps Micro Package:

If you are looking for the Google Apps which are not available from elsewhere on the internet and they are needed for the core functionality of your device while using Google Services then the micro package is suitable for you. This package is made specifically for the low-memory devices which only need the most-important Google Apps to be installed.

This package contains the following apps:

  • Gmail
  • Download
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Now Launcher
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Search
  • Google Text-to-Speech
  • Google Play Store

Download: ARM, ARM x64, x86

You can visit our Google Gapps section for the Gapps of Android 6.0, Android 5.1, Android 5.0, Android 4.4 and other previous versions.

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Download the Android 7.0 Nougat Google Apps (Gapps) in all packages from here

Google Apps aka the Gapps are the package of Google apps which are needed by every phone to operate successfully with Google services. These gapps come pre-installed in the Android devices but, if you are using a custom ROM on your device or have installed a new version of Android which doesn’t include all the latest Google apps then you might use these Gapps packages.

Looking for other Gapps of Android 6.0 or before? Visit our Gapps section.

The Gapps package is made for different devices and you can choose your device set of Android 7.0 Nougat Gapps package according to your needs and requirements. These Gapps are packed and signed to ensure that they are the official versions offered by Google.

You can download the Google Apps in different packages from the links below.

Gapps stock package:

This package has the same apps which come pre-installed in the Google phones like Nexus and Pixel devices.

It has the following apps/services in it:

  • Chrome Browser
  • Cloud Print
  • Gmail
  • Google+
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Camera
  • Google Drive
  • Google Earth
  • Google Keep
  • Google Now Launcher
  • Google Text-to-Speech
  • Google Keyboard
  • Google Play Books
  • Google Play Games
  • Google Play Newsstand
  • Google Play Music
  • Google Play Movies
  • Google Play services
  • Google Search
  • Google Wallet
  • Hangouts
  • Maps
  • Quickoffice
  • Sound Search for Google Play
  • Street View on Google Maps
  • TalkBack
  • YouTube

Download: ARM, ARM 64, x86

Gapps Mini Package:

This package is designed for people who want to get all the necessary Google services and apps but, don’t want the additional ones which are not frequently used by the users.

It has the following apps/services in it:

  • Gmail
  • Google+
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Now Launcher
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Search
  • Google Text-to-Speech
  • Hangouts
  • Maps
  • Street View on Google Maps
  • YouTube

Download: ARM, ARM64, x86

Gapps Micro Package:

This package includes only the most important Google apps and services which are not for the functionality of the Android devices. The additional apps like YouTube, Hangouts etc are not included in it but, the Google Play Services, Google Framework and Play Store are included in it.

This package has the following apps/services:

  • Gmail
  • Download
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Now Launcher
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Search
  • Google Text-to-Speech

Download: ARM, ARM64, x86

You can visit our Gapps section for Google Apps of earlier Android versions including the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.x Lollipop, 4.4.x Kitkat and 4.1/4.2/4.3 JellyBean.

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How to Take Ideal and Perfect Selfie Photo with Candy Camera

I am astonished to note that almost 3 million users are talking about taking selfies with Candy Camera due to Candy Camera’s beautifying filters and silent mode. Still more than 7 million users of the Candy Camera are so satisfied with the specific features of the Candy Camera that they recommend you not to miss out the amazing filters of the Candy Camera.

When I applied the filters, built in the Candy Camera, for selfies, it was revealed that:

  • Developers take special care to add a large and diverse range of filters which are excellently designed for taking selfies.
  • The selfies, taken with Candy Camera, will make your skin look smoother, shining, rather amazing.
  • It is easier to change the different filters by simply swiping left and right while taking the selfies.
  • The users are of the view that if you are searching the best beautifying filters to make your selfie a marvelous one, these are available in the Candy Camera.
  • You don’t need to panic about the filters as they are displayed in real-time while taking the selfie.
  • The success of the Candy Camera is evident by the output of the selfie which makes you the most beautiful.

There are different Beauty Functions, available in the Candy Camera, which are as under:

Beauty Functions

To make your selfie ultimate beauty, you may apply any of the following functions for the selfies with Candy Camera:

  • A specific feature in the Candy Camera is that there are many editing features in addition to built-in filters. If you are not satisfied with the filters, you may further edit your selfies with these editing tools.
  • Some of the cosmetic tools and functions, available in the Candy Camera, are:
    • Slimming
    • Whitening
    • Concealer
    • Lipstick
    • Blush
    • Eyeliner
    • Mascara

If still you want some more additions to your selfie, you may add one of the following huge collection of the Candy Camera make-up stickers as an additional touch to your selfies.

Stickers

  • Different stickers are available for different season, occasion even for the different or prevailing trends.
  • Keeping in view the trend, season or the fashion, Candy Camera keeps adding newer stickers with every update.
  • Cute and artistic stickers for the selfies are our specialty.
  • Each sticker can be resized and even moved within the selfie by a simple multi-touch with fingers.

Silent Camera

Silent camera is our one more feature which can be applied while taking selfies, snapshots or photography, silently, without informing others around you. This feature is available for any occasion making you confident that the selfie can be taken, silently.

Collage

If you are taking the selfies for your collection, you may find these features most interesting:

  • You may take many and multiple selfies for the collection or the collage.
  • Many different grids, styles, layouts and arrangements are available for the management of the collage.
  • It is better to take the selfies with collage mode of the Candy Camera to avoid the time wasted in the collage arrangement.

What is New After February 2017 Update?

After the update of the Candy Camera app for the Android devices, the following updates / changes are made in the last version of the Candy Camera for Selfies:

  • Now, you may take unlimited length of video and with filters.
  • One more mode; Beauty mode, has been added to make the selfies near to perfect.
  • Now, you may apply the expanded beauty functions, such as, making legs longer, bigger eyes and so on.
  • A more convenient interface to make usage easier during the selfie taking.
  • A real-time photo guide has been added for the profile images and social media.
  • Sticker, frames and light effects have been merged into Deco.
  • Now you may take a skin-correcting filter on top of any filter you want.

Technical Information

  • Last Technical Update: February 10, 2017
  • Size: It varies with device, brand and model
  • Total downloads and Installs till now: 100,000,000 to 500,000,000
  • Current Version of the App: It still varies with device, brand and model
  • Required Version of Android: Again it varies with device, brand and model
  • Developed and Offered for Sale By: JP Brothers, Inc.
  • Developer Email: Email candygirl@jp-brothers.com  

Source: Candy Girl

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Tech Revolt Expected Till 2018 with Folding iPhone or Google Pixel

A new technological revolt is expected within a couple of years when LG Electronics will be making a new line of folding mobile devices. As disclosed by Electronics Times, these folding mobiles may be made, most probably, for the Apple, Google and Microsoft in the year after next year, i.e. Year 2018. Rolling out the news on December 16, 2016, Electronic Times reported that it is expected that Samsung Display and LG display will compete with each other to grab the major part of the market of developing out foldable OLED panels.

The foldable phones have the potential to increase the screen size when the phone is brought out of pocket; a feature that may altogether remove the problems of text, seeing more of your inbox, more space for the app features, better image processing and better display of videos.

But, for the time being, this concept is posing many technical challenges, such as, higher manufacturing cost, durability, safety and other such manufacturing concerns.

Resemblance with Microsoft Surface Book

Some of the analysts are of the view that when folded, foldable phones resembles the Microsoft Surface Book.The market is crowded with new innovation of bendable or foldable mobile phones with similar slabs of glass where cut throat competition is expected

Samsung is already on the way to development of foldable phones by Samsung Display and Samsung Electronics. On the other hand, Apple has already many intellectual property rights of foldable devices and is expecting the Apple to compete with the Samsung on the foldable phones in year 2017. Google is already on way to smartphone manufacturing by launching Pixel Phone.It is expected Korean electronics companies will again will lead the market for the foldable devices though the Chinese companies, Lenovo and OPPO have already introduced prototypes of foldable panels.

Source and Images: CNET, etnews

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How to select custom conversation thread color in Messenger app of Android 7.0

If you are a user of Android OS and use the Messenger messaging app by Google for your daily messaging routines then you might have noticed that the threads in the Messenger app are colored automatically. Some of the threads in the app are colored in attractive colors while others are less attractive. But, you can easily change the color of each thread or contact according to your needs.

The Messenger app comes pre-installed in the Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and the Android 7.0 (Noughat) and is also the default messaging app. It has some pretty useful features and many users prefer it on other kind of messaging apps due to its simple user interface and increased performance. The option to change the conversation colors is one of the main features of Messenger app.

Simply follow the instructions below and you will be able to change the color of individual threads easily using the Messenger app.

Instructions:

  • First of all, open the Messenger app and open the thread which you want to have your desired color. Press the menu icon by pressing the 3 dots ‘…’ on top right corner (refer the screenshot).

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  • A small pop-menu will open. Here select ‘People & options’.

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  • Options menu will open. Here you will see the people of the conversation. You can press the color palette icon on right side of the contact (refer the screenshot).

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  • A pop-up menu will open showing a variety of colors to choose from. Select your desired one and you conversation color will change to that one.

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  • That’s all! Enjoy using your customized thread in Messenger app.

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You can visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Android and its apps.

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How to Rotate Screen in Android 6.x Marshmallow Direct From Home Screen?

Sometimes, the Android uses have to rotate screen of the Android 6.x Marshmallow smartphones or devices in order to perform some of the specific tasks or to take the camera snap from the horizontal position. If you require this activation of screen rotation, rather quickly, you may just perform this job, right from the Home screen of your Android 6.X Marshmallow device. To enable the screen rotation right from the home screen is an easier job, which require just few taps of the buttons.

You may also activate / enable the screen rotation but if you need some guidance, just go through the instructions.

Instructions

1. Tap anywhere on the Home screen of your Android 6.X Marshmallow smartphone or device. It will open up ‘Launcher Menu’.screen-roatate-marshmallow-12. Tap the ‘Settings’ button on the launcher menu to open up the ‘Settings’ screen of launcher menu.screen-roatate-marshmallow-23. At the ‘Settings’ screen, see the ‘Allow Rotation’ switch is ‘Off’.screen-roatate-marshmallow-34. Tap the ‘Allow Rotation’ button to switch on the rotation.screen-roatate-marshmallow-45. Now, go back to the Home screen and rotate your Android device. See, the screen of your Android device will rotate in all directions.screen-roatate-marshmallow-5

That’s all!

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How to force 3G/4G only on any Android 6.0 marshmallow device easily

If you are a regular user of cellular data connection then you might have noticed that weak 3G or 4G signals results in the downgrading of cellular network to lower band. If, you were using the 4G network and you move to a location where the 4G network signals are weak then your phone will automatically switch to the 3G which will give you decreased speeds.

But, if you are looking for a way to force 3G or 4G only to stop the downgrade of network then the simple trick mentioned below will surely help you without the need to install any third party app.

Simply follow the instructions below and you will be able to force 3G/4G only on your Android 6.0 Marshmallow device in seconds.

Instructions:

Note: The method below has been tested on stock Android 6.0 but, it might also work on other customized Android Marshmallow versions.

  • First of all, open up dialer app and type the following code:

*#*#4636#*#*

  • The ‘Testing’ screen will open. Here tap ‘Phone information’.

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  • Phone info’ screen will open. Here scroll down until you see the ‘Set preferred network type’ and select ‘LTE only’ or ‘WCDMA only’ depending on your requirements.

Tip: LTE means 4G while the WCDMA only means 3G.

Note: If you force 4G or 3G only and go to a location where the selected network type is not available then you might lose network signals which can result in the lack of connectivity. You won’t be able to use your phone for cellular activities like calls, SMS and data connection.

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  • That’s all.

You may visit our Android 6.0 Marshmallow Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Android 6.0.

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Opening Dialer’s App Directly from Lock Screen in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

In the busy schedule of the Android users, sometimes following the prolonged procedures to open Dialer App to search and call any contact becomes troublesome and time consuming. You need a soft and quick mechanism to open dialer app while your phone is locked, i.e. you need features to open up dialer app without unlocking the screen.

Understanding the need of the users, the Android has included a new feature in Marshmallow, its new operating system for the mobile devices. Now, you can directly open the dialer’s app without unlocking your Android phone.

It is easier if you see just the few guided screenshots and follow them.

Instructions

1: Press the Home button or the Power button to wake the Android phone from sleep.

2: See; if the ‘Shortcuts’ are enabled on Lock Screen, 3 icons given at the bottom of the Lock Screen by default are:

  • Camera App Icon
  • Screen Lock Icon
  • Dialer App Icon

Note: If the ‘Shortcuts’ are not enabled, see; ‘How to Enable Shortcuts on Lock Screen of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?

3: Tap the ‘Dialer App, icon, given at the bottom left corner of the lock screen.MarshmallowLockScreenDialerApp-14: Drag the icon to the upward direction. See; the icon with a circular white shade will appear around the icon and will expand upward as you will drag the icon, upward.MarshmallowLockScreenDialerApp-25: Keep on dragging the icon upward and then the lock screen will be closed and the ‘Dialer App’ screen will open up.MarshmallowLockScreenDialerApp-3Here, you may call any contact of your choice.

That’s all!

How to Unlock Screen of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Devices by 2 Methods?

Like all other mobile devices, it is a wise idea to always keep the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow device locked so that it may not unlock, accidentally, while in pocket, in purse or in hand. The accidental unlocking may cause numerous damages to your settings, privacy, apps or data inside the smartphone.

Like previous versions, Android has provided a new mechanism to lock the screen of the device, automatically, after a set time – you may select the time to sleep the device after the set time. But,to unlock, you need manual mechanism.

The new mechanism is a little similar to the previous one but functions in a different way. But, if you need help, just see the instructions.

Instructions

Method 1

1: Press the ‘Home’ button or the ‘Power Button’ to switch on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

See; a similar screen will be displayed with a small raw image of a lock in the middle of the bar at the bottom of the Lock Screen. (The Lock Screen setting and configuration can be set and chosen by you as per your need and requirements).Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-12: Tap the lock image and drag it upward. See; the image of time and date will start to vanish as you are dragging the lock upward.Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-2Alternatively, you may tap anywhere on the screen and drag your finger, upward. It will perform the similar function.Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-33: After you have dragged your finger to some extent, you will see the Home screen of your mobile is unlocked.Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-4Now, your Android smartphone or mobile is ready to operate.

Method 2

1: Tap the Status Bar and Drag it downward.Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-5

Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-62: Drag it downward till the Quick Settings Tiles are Revealed.Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-73: Now, drag the Quick Settings Tiles upward to close them.Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-8See; the Home Screen is Unlock and ready to use.Android-Marshmallow-Unlocking-Screen-9That’s all!

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Download the Android 6.0.x Marshmallow Google Apps in all packages

If you are an Android lover who is looking to install a custom version of Android (ROM) on your Android device then you might need to install the Google Apps (Gapps) which provide core features for Android. The Gapps are needed for the proper functionality of different features and it is also needed to keep using certain Google services.

The Gapps are also needed to add core Google framework and services like Google Play Services, Exchange platform and more. The Gapps come in different packages and each one is designed for different devices and come with different kind of apps and core services.

Looking for the Gapps for Android 5.1 Lollipop? You may download them from here!

Note: The Google Apps being provided below for download are made specifically for Android 6.0 Mashmallow devices and it must not be installed on any other device running some other version of Android.

You can download the Gapps from the direct links below in your desired package:

Gapps Super package:

This Super Google Apps package is suitable for latest generation devices and for people who wants to test out all the latest features of the Google services including the Google System base, offline files, Face Unlock, Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Exchange services and all the Google apps which are available for download from Google Play Store.

It also include all stock package apps as well as the apps which are available from Play Store.

Download Gapps Super package (711MB)

Gapps Aroma package:

This package is very much similar to the Google Apps Super Package but, it include a graphical user interface (GUI) based installer which lets you choose which apps will be installed. This package includes all the apps from stock Google Apps package as well as the apps which are available from Google Play Store. The core services and frameworks are also included in it.

It can be installed, like other Gappsp packages by going to recovery on your device and installing the zipped package.

Download Gapps Aroma package (716MB)

Gapps Stock package:

This package in the one which has all the apps which come pre-installed on the Google’s Nexus devices. It include the core services like Google Play Services, Exchange services, Face Unlock, Offline speech files and Google Play Store.

Download Gapps Stock Package (598MB)

Gapps Full Package:

This package is very much similar to the Gapps stock package but, it lacks some of the apps which are not very necessary to be installed.

This package has the following apps:

  • Chrome
  • Clout Print
  • Gmail
  • Calculator
  • Docs
  • Fitness
  • News & Weather
  • Play Books
  • Play Movies & TV
  • Play Newsstand
  • Slides
  • Hangouts
  • Photos
  • Talkback
  • YouTube
  • Sound Search for Play Store
  • Maps
  • Sheets
  • Play Music
  • Play Games
  • NFC Tags
  • Keep
  • Drive
  • Clock
  • Google+

Download Gapps Full Package (519MB)

Gapps Mini Package:

This package is suitable for users who want the necessary Google Apps on their device. It includes the core services as well as the important Google apps like Play Store.

It has the following apps:

  • Play Store
  • Contacts Sync
  • Google Now Launcher
  • Search
  • Gmail
  • Search
  • Play Services
  • Services Framework
  • Calendar
  • Text to speech

Download Gapps Mini Package (279MB)

Gapps Micro Package:

This package is suitable for users who have low memory on their devices and they want only the most important apps and services which are needed for proper functionality of their devices.

It includes the following things:

  • Play Store
  • Play Services
  • Contacts & sync
  • Services & framework by Google
  • Calendar
  • Google Now Launcher
  • Play Services
  • Search
  • Text to speech
  • Gmail
  • Search

Download Gapps Mini Package (156MB)

Gapps Pico Package:

This package is suitable for people who want utmost necessary Google Apps and services which cannot be downloaded from Store. It is also suitable for low memory devices as it is less than 100MB in size. You can download rest of the apps from Google Play Store easily after installing this package.

It include the following apps:

  • Play Store
  • Play Services
  • Contacts Sync
  • Services Framework.

Download Gapps Pico Package (61MB)

If you are looking for Gapps for older versions of Android, head over to our Gapps section to download the Gapps for older Android versions including Android 5.1, 5.0, 4.4 and older.

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