Category: Android News


Largely all is well, until you enter ultra power saving mode

Here’s a quick word of caution to anyone sideloading the Google Now Launcher onto their new Samsung Galaxy S5. Largely Google’s own KitKat launcher works faultlessly on Samsung’s latest Android handset. It’s smooth, it’s snappy, and it’s a great option even if the Galaxy S5 isn’t officially supported. But you do run into some issues when you switch in and out of ultra power saving  [Read More...]

Multiple outlets reporting HTC outed first international Google Play edition launch at event in India

Until now Google Play edition devices have been exclusive to the U.S., but that could be about to change. Multiple Indian media outlets are reporting that the HTC One M8 Google Play edition has been announced for sale there. HTC India has been hosting a media event to officially launch the regular M8 there, but the bigger news is this potential  [Read More...]

Apple and Google are two of the biggest players in mobile, with each company constantly working to improve its mobile software in the effort to win over consumers and gain market share. Building their own OSes aren’t the only watt that these two wireless titans are competing, though, as a new report claims that they’re also duking it out for the attention of developers.

Sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal say that Apple and Google have been working with top-tier game developers, promising them  [Read More...]

Are the best games on Android or are the best games on iPhone? That’s a question that’s becoming increasingly important to both Apple and Google, and they’re reportedly willing to help developers get massive marketing pushes in exchange for periods of exclusivity for hot new games. This will come as a surprise to precisely no one familiar with the console market, or the basics of running any store, real-world or virtual. Mario, Sonic, Halo, and other  [Read More...]

Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, is reportedly looking to get into the lucrative ad network game, perhaps as early as their F8 developers conference set to kick off in San Francisco on April 30, 2014. Facebook has been serving their own ads for a long time now, but this would be away for developers to integrate Facebook ads into their own apps and services, and it would bring Facebook into direct competition with Google’s  [Read More...]

Android 4.4.3 tipped by one of Google’s apps

App that helps schools set up tablets mentions Android 4.4.3 in recent changelog

Android 4.4.3 still hasn’t been officially announced or anything, but it’s still officially pinging our servers, and not in a way that suggests it’s just kids playing with their build.prop file. And on April 16 the Google Edu Device Setup app — an official app straight from Google that helps set up tablets purchased through Google Apps for Education — was updated for Android 4.4.3  [Read More...]

X-Mini WE Speaker Review

X-mini WE Product Images (1)

Following up on our post on the X-mini series, I had a chance to play with the X-Mini WE speaker for a few weeks. I’ll admit, I was pleasantly surprised. X-mini’s slogan is “Sound Beyond Size” and this miniature speaker had giant sized sound.

The X-Mini WE unit I reviewed was the version that had both Bluetooth and NFC. Two simple functions  [Read More...]

By default, the Samsung Galaxy S5 just needs a little swipe to wake up from the lock screen, but anyone with even a tiny sense of security will want something more. The S5 offers a bunch of different ways to keep your device locked when not in use

From the Editor’s Desk: Process all the things

As we continue to search for the best smartphone camera, let’s take a minute and enjoy the damn pictures

When, exactly, did we become so damn cynical about smartphone cameras? In my lifetime we’ve gone from Polaroids and those point-and-shoots with the crazy five- or six-shot (I don’t remember how many) flashes to friggin’ computers with 4- or 16- or even 20-megapixel shooters in our pockets. We’re able to take multiple pictures, select, edit and then  [Read More...]

The SURFACE Case with kickstand is the perfect LG G Flex hard case; combining a super-slim design, protective outer shell and a magnetic kickstand for convenient viewing. The exterior even features a custom soft coating that provides additional grip to help prevent accidental drops.

The Seidio SURFACE Case is available for just $ 18.95, 46% off today only. Color options include black, blue and red.

Find more great deals on LG G Flex accessories at ShopAndroid.com!

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