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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Apple Android Trade-in Program

Apple’s Android trade-in program is fantastic… as long as you hate money

Apple’s Android trade-in program is fantastic… as long as you hate money

By on April 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Do you hate money? If the answer is yes then by all means, use Apple’s new in-house smartphone trade-in program when upgrading from an old Android handset to a new iPhone; as we reported late last month, Apple now accepts Android devices as trade-ins and it gives shoppers a credit toward the purchase of a new Apple product.

As is the case with the trade-in programs offered by wireless carriers here in the U.S. though, you’ll get far more money for your old Android phone if you sell it privately, or even if you use one of several popular phone buying services. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

Download 26 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time

By on April 16, 2015 at 10:37 AM.

Download 26 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time

Amazon’s own Android phone may have been an absolute bust, but the company’s Android app store is an entirely different story. The Amazon Appstore is accessible on all Android smartphones and tablets, and it offers a solid alternative to Google’s Play store. In fact, we recently called it the one app every Android device owner needs to install immediately thanks to Amazon’s promotions that offer one new paid app for free every day.

But why give away one paid app each day when you can give away 26? More →

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Galaxy S6 Edge

Free app brings Galaxy S6 edge’s awesome glowing edge feature to any Android phone

By on April 15, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

Free app brings Galaxy S6 edge’s awesome glowing edge feature to any Android phone

For my money, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is the best Android phone on the planet right now. The Galaxy S6 is fantastic and the HTC One M9 is an outstanding option, but the S6 edge is everything a flagship Android phone should be in 2015… with a unique twist. The design is unlike anything we’ve seen before in a smartphone and while it’s not entirely functional, it doesn’t have to be.

Of course in terms of functionality, there are some cool features that are unique to the Galaxy S6 edge. Among them is a nifty notification feature that makes the curved edges of the Galaxy S6 edge’s display glow with a color to correspond with a favorite contact when that contact calls. Now, however, a great free app brings that feature to any Android phone. More →

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iOS Vs Android

Why developers STILL prefer iOS over Android

By on April 15, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

Why developers STILL prefer iOS over Android

Android may trump iOS in terms of market share, but when it comes to actually generating profits for developers, Apple’s mobile platform still stands supreme.

According to recently tabulated data from app store analytics firm App Annie, apps downloaded on iOS generate far more revenue than those downloaded via Google Play. What’s more, with Apple continuing to make strong inroads in China, the revenue gap between the two rival mobile platforms is increasing. All told, iOS users tend to spend up to four times as much on apps than Android users.

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