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Top 5 Android Apps

5 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

5 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

By on April 15, 2015 at 11:02 AM.

It’s been a long time, Android fans, but one of your favorite series of recurring posts is finally back. Last year, we periodically put together lists packed with examples of great Android apps that feature functionality the iPhone simply can’t match. The iPhone is a terrific smartphone, but there are plenty of limitations in Apple’s iOS ecosystem that simply don’t exist for Android app developers, and here we can celebrate some of the apps that shine particularly bright.

Now, this series is back by popular demand and we’re kicking things off with five particularly nifty Android apps. And did we mention that all five apps on today’s list are free? More →

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Android Sales

500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

As we reported early Wednesday morning, the European Union has officially filed charges against Google alleging that the company has employed anti-competitive tactics in the region. Following an investigation that lasted for four years, the European Commission has filed antitrust charges and sent Google a statement of objections, which explains exactly how Google is allegedly breaking the law.

Google now has 10 days to respond, but it looks like it already has most of the high-level points for its response ready — and in an internal memo that outlines the company’s objections to the charges, there are a few interesting tidbits to be enjoyed. More →

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Google Search and Android Antitrust

Google’s EU antitrust nightmare is just getting started

By on April 15, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Google’s EU antitrust nightmare is just getting started

The European Union is taking its probe into Google’s search practices to new heights, Bloomberg reports, bringing antitrust charges against the company after four years of investigations. The two parties tried and failed to settle the matter three times in the previous years, and now the European Commission is moving to the next step. Furthermore, on top of looking for clear answers from Google on the Search side, the European Commission will also investigate its Android-related business practices. More →

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Indiegogo On The Go Drive for iPhone

Meet the tiny device that solves all your on-the-go smartphone needs

By on April 14, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

Meet the tiny device that solves all your on-the-go smartphone needs

If you’re a smartphone power user, you probably have lots of accessories that can do things like share files between devices, charge dying batteries, deliver external storage, or sync it with a computer. But most accessories we know of can’t offer all these features at the same time, which is where the new On The Go gadget might come in handy. More →

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Android Tips And Tricks

This amazing secret trick will give any Android phone a huge speed boost

This amazing secret trick will give any Android phone a huge speed boost

By on April 14, 2015 at 11:17 AM.

We could spend all day counting all of the things that make Android a great platform, but for real smartphone enthusiasts, the operating system’s tweakability is surely somewhere near the top of the list. If there’s functionality you’re looking for that your Android smartphone doesn’t have out of the box, the odds are pretty good that an app or a tweak is waiting to solve your problem.

Among the thousands and thousands of great tweaks out there though, there’s one in particular that is likely the easiest, simplest and most impactful, giving your Android phone a huge speed boost in a matter of seconds with no third-party software required. More →

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LastPass Android Update Material Design

One of Android’s most useful apps just got its biggest update yet – here are the details

By on April 10, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

One of Android’s most useful apps just got its biggest update yet – here are the details

As we’ve mentioned many times before, we really hate having to remember countless complex passwords for all the sites we have to log into on a daily basis. Because of this, we love apps like LastPass that generate secure passwords for us and then store them in vaults that we can access on multiple devices and platforms. LastPass on Friday unleashed a mammoth new update that will optimize its Android app for 5.0 Lollipop and add several key new features to the mix as well. More →

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iPhone 6 Android UI on iOS 8

Amazing iPhone 6 hack brings the Android Lollipop experience to iOS

By on April 10, 2015 at 10:47 AM.

Amazing iPhone 6 hack brings the Android Lollipop experience to iOS

Have you ever wanted to try Android without actually ditching your iPhone in favor of a brand new Android device? There might be a way to do that, as long as you still have access to an iOS version that can be jailbroken, as the app that’ll get you an Android experience on your iPhone 6 can’t be found in the App Store.

As posted on Reddit and imgur, Andrios is “an Android experience for iOS,” which aims to bring some familiar Android Lollipop UI elements to the iPhone, offering users a fake but gorgeous Android environment. More →

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Best Android Apps

This brilliant free Android app will change the way you use your phone

This brilliant free Android app will change the way you use your phone

By on April 9, 2015 at 10:21 AM.

No, seriously. This app will, quite literally, change the way you use your Android phone.

Multitasking is great, but smartphones will never offer a multitasking experience on par with desktop devices because they just don’t have enough screen real estate. That doesn’t mean switching back and forth from app to app is the only way to go on mobile phones, however, and a great Android app called Flynx has come up with a simple and elegant solution that you really have to check out.

And did we mention that it’s completely free? More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrade Process

One Android fan’s righteous rant: He owns 6 Android devices and none of them have Lollipop yet

By on April 7, 2015 at 3:14 PM.

One Android fan’s righteous rant: He owns 6 Android devices and none of them have Lollipop yet

We all know there are good reasons why Android will never be rolled out as efficiently as the way Apple rolls out new versions of iOS. That said, surely the process can be better than it is right now… can’t it? More →

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Google Android Tips And Tricks

The 78 essential tricks Google thinks every Android user should know

The 78 essential tricks Google thinks every Android user should know

By on April 7, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

If you own an Android phone, that also means you have a Google account. Google would like you to know that this account isn’t just there for show — it’s there to unlock a bunch of cool services on your smartphone. To help out Android newbies, Google has created a whole page dedicated to “78 things you didn’t know you could do with Google” to provide users with the basics they need to help them get the most out of Google’s services. More →

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How to Clear Storage Space

3 tips for clearing up space on your iPhone

By on April 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM.

3 tips for clearing up space on your iPhone

Even with 128GB of internal storage, you’re still probably going to fill up your smartphone or tablet eventually. With all the movies, music, photos and apps you store on your devices, that limit is always creeping closer to impeding your process, but worry not — there is a way out of this nightmare. More →

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The one app every single Android user needs to install immediately

The one app every single Android user needs to install immediately

By on April 3, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

BGR has a long and winding relationship with Amazon, mostly because we have exclusively leaked every single piece of hardware the company announced from the first Kindle straight through to the Fire phone. Amazon refuses to work with us as a result, and we suppose that’s understandable. Of course, we’re still big fans of many of the services Amazon provides, and we use several of them ourselves regularly.

This brings us to the one app every single Android user should have installed on his or her phone. More →

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