Android Tips Tricks

Did apps just start crashing constantly on your Android phone? Here’s how to fix it

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Did apps just start crashing constantly on your Android phone? Here’s how to fix it

Android has a checkered past when it comes to stability. The platform has made great strides in recent years, as have many third-party app developers, but there are still troubling issues that rear their ugly head from time to time. As such, the last thing we need is a botched update from Google that comes along and ruins things, even for users on KitKat and Lollipop, which are the most stable Android builds out there.

But alas… More →

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Android Tips Tricks

5 secret ways you can control your phone using Google search on your computer

5 secret ways you can control your phone using Google search on your computer

By on April 27, 2015 at 11:09 AM.

Late last week, I wondered in a post how it was possible that I had gone for so long without knowing about an awesome little Google Maps trick. Using a simple search while logged into your Google account on your computer, you can quickly and easily send directions to your Android phone so that Google Maps is ready to navigate to your destination before you even take your smartphone out of your pocket.

Well, it turns out that nifty little trick is just the beginning. More →

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Nokia Android Smartphone Release Date

Nokia just crushed our dreams

By on April 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Nokia just crushed our dreams

One of the biggest dreams of many Android fans has been the mythical high-end Nokia Android phone the company never got to make. However, the Nokia Android rumor keeps coming back time and again, building brief excitement before returning to a dormant state.

A few days ago, a report said that what’s left of the Finnish company will soon get back into the smartphone business. But now, the company denied the new rumor, although it’s not entirely bad news for Android fans. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

This free Android app is packed with more than 3,000 Material Design wallpapers

By on April 23, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

This free Android app is packed with more than 3,000 Material Design wallpapers

Some people are perfectly happy to use one of the few stock wallpapers that came preinstalled on their smartphones. But you’re not “some people.” You’re a savvy Android user and you’ve gone to great lengths to personalize your device with the right apps, widgets and even launchers, in order to ensure that your device is set up exactly how you want it.

Are you going to mar all of that hard work by using a boring stock wallpaper on your Android phone? No, of course not… and that’s where Walloid comes into play. More →

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Turing Phone Release Date, Price and Specs

Meet the Turing Phone, a secure smartphone that’s stronger than steel

By on April 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Meet the Turing Phone, a secure smartphone that’s stronger than steel

Every once in a while you see a phone that’s so impressive you can’t ignore it, even if you know it’s not going to be your next phone. Such is the case with the Turing Phone, a Lollipop-powered Android handset that’s not only supposed to be more durable than any other smartphone on the planet, it’s also seemingly far more secure than rival handsets. More →

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Fleksy Virtual Keyboard for iOS and Android

The custom smartphone keyboard is here to stay… and it’s only getting smarter

By on April 20, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

The custom smartphone keyboard is here to stay… and it’s only getting smarter

The one smartphone feature we take for granted every day, one that has evolved into an app category of its own, is the virtual keyboard. There are various custom keyboard apps listed in app stores waiting to offer smartphone users a better experience than default options. In fact, many of them extend across platforms, bringing the same features to users no matter what devices they own. The better and smaller these gadgets get over time though, the better the virtual keyboards must get as well.

At least, that’s what Fleksy’s Ashley Eleftheriou assured me in a virtual sit down over the weekend about the past and future of the virtual keyboard app. More →

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Nokia Android Phones Release Date

I’m tired of getting excited about Nokia Android phones, but I can’t help it

By on April 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

I’m tired of getting excited about Nokia Android phones, but I can’t help it

For years, I waited for Nokia to change its mind and start making the gorgeous Android handsets many fans wanted from the company. Instead Nokia steered clear of a path that may have brought it some success, and eventually succumbed to iOS and Android. Yet, Re/code has learned that Nokia is once again working on Android smartphones, something that was previously rumored as well, and I can’t help but get excited all over again. More →

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Android App Install from Google Search

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

By on April 17, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

Google on Thursday announced a new app discovery feature that developers can use to further drive up app installs. However, this new developer tool is also a neat trick every Android user should know, as it could significantly improve the overall app install experience. More →

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iPhone Vs. Android Fans Stabbing

Roommates hospitalized after stabbing one another during heated iPhone vs. Android debate

By on April 17, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Roommates hospitalized after stabbing one another during heated iPhone vs. Android debate

As we’ve seen for years in the BGR comments section, debates between iPhone fans and Android fans can get pretty heated, although in most cases those debates devolve into accusing the other fan base of being rampant sex offenders, among other insults. Thankfully, to our knowledge none of these digital altercations has ever resulted in physical violence of any sort. The same cannot be said for two roommates who share an apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma and who were hospitalized Friday morning after stabbing one another during an argument over whether iOS or Android is better. More →

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HBO Now on Android, Xbox One and PS4

Use this handy trick to watch HBO Now on Android, Xbox One and PS4 right now

By on April 16, 2015 at 2:58 PM.

Use this handy trick to watch HBO Now on Android, Xbox One and PS4 right now

HBO Now may be an Apple exclusive for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it on a variety of devices that don’t happen to be iPhones, iPads or Apple TVs. In fact, it looks like you can enjoy the new streaming service on Android devices, the Xbox One, PS4, Wii and Roku, CNET has discovered. More →

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Cyanogen and Microsoft Android Apps

Microsoft makes its boldest move yet to steal Android from Google

By on April 16, 2015 at 2:07 PM.

Microsoft makes its boldest move yet to steal Android from Google

After many rumors claimed that Microsoft would either buy or invest in Cyanogen, the two companies on Thursday confirmed that they’ve formed a strategic partnership. Cyanogen happens to be the company that’s responsible for one of the most popular custom Android builds around and it hasn’t been shy about criticizing Google more than once for the way it’s handling Android. More →

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Google Android Tips And Tricks Find My Phone

Clever new Google search trick will instantly locate your Android phone

By on April 16, 2015 at 11:22 AM.

Clever new Google search trick will instantly locate your Android phone

Google this week made it easier than ever to find your missing Android phone. All you have to do is search Google for “Find my phone” and Google will locate your device and give you the option of having it ring at full volume. You’ll need to have the latest update for the official Google app installed on your Android device but once you have that, locating your phone really will be as easy as performing a Google search for it. More →

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