Google Android Fragmentation Problems

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

You know how whenever you pick up an Android phone, it comes preloaded with Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and other key Google apps? Well, it’s not like that everywhere in the world. In fact, in China it’s quite common to find Android phones that have no native Google apps on them. More →

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Google Play Store App Search

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

By on October 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

There are lots of apps on the Google Play Store but a lot of them are, quite frankly, junk. However, Android Authority points out that Google has just added a terrific new feature to Google Play that will help you weed out bad apps and only find the ones that have received high praise from Android users. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Animations

Check out all of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s best animations in these terrific GIFs

By on October 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Check out all of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s best animations in these terrific GIFs

One of the coolest features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is something that’s mostly aesthetic: The new physics-based animations made possible by Google’s new Material Design UI. Android Police has put together a fantastic collection of GIFs that show off all of the best animations in action and give you a tantalizing peak at what do expect when the newest Android software eventually makes its way to your phone.

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iOS 8.1 Vs Android

Here’s how you can easily get iOS 8.1’s best new features on your Android phone

Here’s how you can easily get iOS 8.1’s best new features on your Android phone

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

Apple finally released iOS 8.1 to the public on Monday, and OS X Yosemite was released late last week to Mac users. That means that after months of waiting, users who own both a Mac computer and an iPhone can finally enjoy the complete Continuity experience that Apple first showed off this past June during WWDC. We’ve been using and enjoying Continuity with our iPhone but the recent release of iOS 8.1 is a great reminder that Android users have had this type of functionality for years now thanks to one great free app. More →

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iOS Android Smartphone Encryption

The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM.

The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

Did you know that if Apple and Google encrypt data on smartphones then terrorists, pedophiles and other very bad people will be able to roam completely free and likely destroy society as we know it? That’s the message that Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey has been sending and he was at it again this week in a speech delivered to the Brookings Institute in which he railed against smartphone encryption as a direct threat to law enforcement’s ability to gather evidence. More →

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Android Play Services Update: Multiplayer

Android is getting an awesome new feature gamers will love

By on October 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Android is getting an awesome new feature gamers will love

In addition to the arrival of Lollipop, Android fans have one more reason to be excited about their favorite platform — especially those people who play plenty of games on their smartphones and tablets. More →

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Google Nexus 9 Release Date

The year’s most anticipated Android tablet is here: Meet the Nexus 9

By on October 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

The year’s most anticipated Android tablet is here: Meet the Nexus 9

Being the year’s most anticipated Android tablet isn’t exactly an honor these days since, well, can you think of any Android tablets that have been released this year that have really gained a lot of traction? Nonetheless, we’ve really been looking forward to checking out the new Google Nexus 9, an HTC-manufactured tablet that features an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1440 pixels, a 64-bit dual-core processor, a Nvidia Kepler GPU, an 8MP rear-facing camera and 3MP front-facing camera, among many other great features. More →

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LG Vs. Samsung Vs. HTC Android

LG looks like this year’s surprise Android smartphone hit

By on October 14, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

LG looks like this year’s surprise Android smartphone hit

For the past couple of years, the race to be the top Android smartphone vendor has been between Samsung and a pack of also-rans. However, new data from Chitika suggests that LG might actually be on the rise after releasing well received mobile devices like the Nexus 5 and the LG G3 over the last year. More →

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Android L OS Official Name Lollipop

Developer leak may confirm Android 5.0’s actual name

By on October 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM.

Developer leak may confirm Android 5.0’s actual name

Back in June, a report claimed that Android 5.0/Android L would be given the name “Lollipop,” which may be confirmed thanks to a screenshot leaked by a Google developer in the Chromium issue tracker.

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Nexus 6 Nexus 9 Android L Release Date

Google will reportedly surprise us with several big Android announcements on Wednesday

By on October 14, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Google will reportedly surprise us with several big Android announcements on Wednesday

Apple has another big media event in just a couple of days, but that won’t stop Google from trying to sneak in some big news of its own. Forbes contributor Jay McGregor’s sources say that Google plans to unleash its huge Android L update alongside both the Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone and the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet on Wednesday, right before Apple’s big Thursday iPad announcements. More →

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Android Tips And Tricks

10 secret things you had no idea your Android phone could do

10 secret things you had no idea your Android phone could do

By on October 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

You have an Android phone. You love your Android phone. Of course, there’s plenty to love about Google’s terrific mobile operating system, but much of it comes back to the simple fact that Android is open. Thanks to the way Google allows third-party developers to use nearly all of the tools and features at their disposal in Android, the sky is the limit when it comes to developing apps that add all sorts of great functionality to Android phones — and much of it is functionality that iPhone users will likely never enjoy.

But you don’t always need to install a third-party app to find exciting new features in Android. In fact, there are tons of hidden features that you probably didn’t even know your phone had. More →

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Toilet Art

This hilarious iPhone and Android app was designed to be used on the toilet

By on October 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

This hilarious iPhone and Android app was designed to be used on the toilet

We might not always talk about it, but smartphone users have developed the habit of always using their handsets while in the bathroom. Now, a new app wants people to stop hiding behind closed doors and proudly share art they draw on their surroundings while using public and private rest rooms around the world. More →

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