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Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

After years of examining the Android operating system, the European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into claims that Google unfairly forces competitors into bundling its own apps on their devices.

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second at lower resolutions. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two.

Google Keep gets a makeover. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google Keep gets a makeover. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google Keep is the latest Android app to get its Material Design makeover for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Its new update, which is rolling out now via Google Play, delivers a flatter, more colorful look, as well as performance improvements and bug fixes.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Every platform has its own share of power users who know their way around the OS and how to extract the very maximum, in terms of performance and efficiency, from the device running it. The secret behind a power user’s efficiency are his tools (read: apps) and experience.

While I cannot help you with the latter, I can definitely list down some apps that are a favorite of Android power users community, which should help you in extracting the very best performance from your device.

Image: Google.

Image: Google.

Google is currently in the process of distributing a much-anticipated visual overhaul for its official Chrome for Android client via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations and a Material design makeover, which we first caught sight of on the Chrome Beta last month.

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