Category: Android News


This 3-pack of Anker PowerLine USB-C cables is down to just $14

Our friends at Thrifter are back again with a great deal on a 3-pack of durable USB-C cables!

Making the move from a phone that charges via Micro-USB to USB-C can be a bit of a pain since you have to replace all your cables. Anker, one of our favorite accessory makers, is here to help with the transition, though. The company is currently offering a 3-pack of its popular PowerLine USB-C cables for just $ 13.99 at Amazon,  [Read More…]

What we learned about the Google Assistant at Google I/O 2017

One of the major topics, Google touched upon during its keynote was the Google Assistant, saying it’s taking steps to make the AI-driven helper more conversational. The Assistant’s increased potential will soon allow users to have conversations about what they are seeing. Case in point, the service will be integrated with the new Google Lens […]

Google I/O 2017: What is Android Go?

During this year’s keynote, Google didn’t say much about its Android One initiative, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten about low-end devices. The search giant unveiled Android Go, which can be viewed as a lightweight Android version meant to be installed on affordable phones running on 1GB of RAM or lower. With Android Go, […]

Spotify may finally launch in India later this year

Spotify could make its long-awaited debut in India sometime later this year.

Google Play Music rolled out All Access in India last month, making its international catalog available to customers in the subcontinent. It now looks like Spotify and Amazon Prime Music are about to make their foray into the market, according to industry sources speaking to The-Ken (paywall).

From the publication:

Spotify has begun scoping the Indian market, following multiple trips to the country by  [Read More…]

How to manage accessories, goals, and more with Samsung Health

Samsung Health offers you everything you need to get started on the right track to a better, more healthier version of yourself. However knowing how to manage everything this app delivers is absolutely crucial. While there are a lot of moving pieces, it’s easy to stay in control.

Stay in control with Samsung Health

As you may have guessed by now, there are a lot ways to control your Samsung Health experience. Once you have gotten  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017: What is Google Lens?

Google continues to bet big on machine learning with a new AI-driven product called Google Lens. The vision-based system will essentially allow your smartphone to understand what is going on in an image. Now if you point the camera at a flower, Google Lens will be able to tell you its exact name. If you […]

Grab the LG Stylo 3 at Cricket for $169.99 starting this Friday

If you’re on the market for an affordable phablet today, you might be able to find what you’re looking for at Cricket Wireless. The prepaid wireless service provider announced that starting Friday, May 19 customers will be able to purchase the LG Stylo 3 in rose gold for $ 169.99. The LG Stylo 3 is a […]

Assistant finally lets you type to ask questions on your phone [Update: Now live!]

Google Assistant is getting much more functional.

Update: Google has started rolling out the update that will allow you to type to ask Assistant queries on your phone. Just ask the assistant to pull up images of a person or place and it will search through Google Photos to find relevant matches.

Original story follows:

Google Assistant expanded to millions of Android devices earlier this year, with the service now installed on over 100 million devices.  [Read More…]

Google’s Tango Visual Positioning Service is like an indoor GPS

Google’s Daydream VR platform got a lot of love on the Google I/O stage, but the company has some intriguing plans for augmented reality (AR) as well. That includes what Google is calling its Tango Visual Positioning Service (VPS), a sort of AR GPS for the indoors.

As Google VP of Virtual Reality Clay Bavor noted on stage, AR is most useful when tightly coupled with the real world, which is exactly what Tango VPS does. Working with  [Read More…]

Android Instant Apps are now open to all developers

After a year of testing, Android Instant Apps are now available for all developers.

Google unveiled Instant Apps at last year’s I/O, offering developers a way to build a lightweight version of their app that customers can use directly from search results. The idea is to offer a native app experience even when that particular app isn’t installed on your phone. Google trialled the service with select developers earlier this year, and is now making Instant Apps available for  [Read More…]