Blackphone PrivatOS 1.1 Update

The most secure Android handset is soon getting a special privacy-focused app marketplace

By on December 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

The most secure Android handset is soon getting a special privacy-focused app marketplace

The Blackphone, supposedly the most secure Android handset around when it comes to safeguarding the privacy of the user, is soon going to get even better, as the company behind it will release a special app store for secure applications for the handset. The company on Tuesday revealed that Blackphone will receive a major operating system update in early 2015, which will bring several new features to PrivatOS. More →

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Best Android Widgets Download

5 fantastic widgets Android fans say they can’t live without

By on December 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM.

5 fantastic widgets Android fans say they can’t live without

Although mobile apps get all the attention, widgets that give you constantly updated useful information on your Android phone’s home screen have become pretty important as well. One member of Reddit’s Android community asked his fellow Android fans for a list of widgets that they “can’t live without” and they listed some fantastic Android widgets that you may or may not have heard of. For your enlightenment, we decided to take their five most popular widgets and summarize what each one brings to the table. More →

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Google Translate Image Translation

One of Google’s most useful services is about to receive amazing new features

By on December 8, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

One of Google’s most useful services is about to receive amazing new features

Frequent travelers that rely on one of Google’s most useful online services to get by in different foreign countries will be happy to hear that Google is getting ready to roll out a significant update for Google Translate, as Android Police reports. More →

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Material Design Wallpapers

Watch material design come to life in these amazing live wallpapers for Android

By on December 4, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Watch material design come to life in these amazing live wallpapers for Android

Android 5.0 Lollipop is a hotly anticipated update for a number of reasons, not the least of which are the great new features and performance improvements it introduces. At the top of most lists, though, is the beautiful new look of “material design,” which is a set of visual guidelines Google put together to bring Android into the modern era.

Google’s own work with material design is outstanding, of course, and apps update with the flat look and bright colors that characterize Android 5.0 are fantastic. Now, however, a new app available now in the Google Play store brings material design to life on your Android phone’s screen. More →

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AirDroid 3 Download

The awesome app that brings Continuity to Android is finally ready to download

By on December 3, 2014 at 6:40 PM.

The awesome app that brings Continuity to Android is finally ready to download

AirDroid is an awesome app that has brought iOS 8-like Continuity features to Android devices since long before Continuity ever existed. We were the first site in the world to give you an early look at AirDroid 3, a massive update that has been in the works for quite some time, and now that update is finally ready for primetime. More →

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WhatsApp Crash and Delete Chat Records

Here’s one clever, evil way to forcefully delete a WhatsApp conversation on Android

By on December 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Here’s one clever, evil way to forcefully delete a WhatsApp conversation on Android

WhatsApp users interested in removing content in a conversation they’re having over the popular messaging system can now do so by taking advantage of a vulnerability discovered in the Android version of the app. The Hacker News reports that two Indian teenage security researchers found the flaw, which lets anyone crash any conversation between Android devices, or remove certain users from a group chat. More →

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YotaPhone 2 Release Date and Prices

This beautiful dual-screen Android phone will blow your mind

By on December 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

This beautiful dual-screen Android phone will blow your mind

Announced in late February at MWC 2014 and then teased again in mid-November, the dual-screen YotaPhone 2 is available to purchase in launch markets, with the new flagship device set to cost about $620 in Europe. More →

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Nexus Android Lollipop Update

Carriers have officially ruined the best thing about Nexus smartphones and tablets

By on December 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Carriers have officially ruined the best thing about Nexus smartphones and tablets

The most important feature of Nexus smartphones and tablets is the software. These devices are specifically crafted by Google and its partners so that the latest pure Android version can be shown off in all its glory and used by smartphone owners and developers as soon as Google releases it. However, moving forward, Nexus devices may not receive new Android OS updates as quickly as they used to, at least those handsets and tablets that are sold by carriers. More →

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Android KitKat Numbers

KitKat continues to chip away at Jelly Bean as Android distribution shifts yet again

By on December 2, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

KitKat continues to chip away at Jelly Bean as Android distribution shifts yet again

On Monday, Google released the latest data detailing Android platform distribution for the 7-day period ending on December 1st. For the first time in 2014, the three versions of Jelly Bean have fallen below 50% distribution as KitKat continues its steady ascent — 30.2% in November to 33.9% in December. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Review AnandTech

The most thorough review of Lollipop that every Android fan must read

By on December 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

The most thorough review of Lollipop that every Android fan must read

Android 5.0 Lollipop might be the biggest overhaul Android has ever received and giving it a proper review requires a lot of time and a lot of words. The good news for Android fans is that AnandTech has done just that and has posted the most through breakdown of everything new we’ve seen in Android so far. More →

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iPhone vs. Android Thanksgiving and Black Friday

iPhone just beat Android again where it matters most

By on December 1, 2014 at 12:06 PM.

iPhone just beat Android again where it matters most

The iPhone wasn’t just one of the most coveted gadgets during the huge Black Friday sales event this year, but along with other iOS devices, the smartphone was also used by many customers to place online orders. In its extensive 2014 Digital Index Online Shopping report, Adobe has revealed that almost 80% of online orders coming from a mobile device were placed on an iOS device, with Android accounting for the remaining 20%. More →

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2014 Best Android Apps Google

75 awesome apps that Google thinks every Android fan should use

By on December 1, 2014 at 11:38 AM.

75 awesome apps that Google thinks every Android fan should use

It’s December, which means that it’s also time for everyone to start making their year-end lists of all the best things that came out in 2014. Google has gotten off to a quick start and has posted a huge list of 75 different Android apps that it thinks are 2014’s very best and they offer a huge variety in terms of functionality that will help you get the most out of your Android device. More →

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