Category: Android News


Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint lacking Download Booster feature

Only T-Mobile in the U.S. offering the Wifi and 4G LTE combined download tool

One of the many features Samsung crowed about when launching the Galaxy S5 in Barcelona was Download Booster. A hybrid of your Wifi and 4G LTE data connection, it’s there to help you download large files faster. The good news if you’re a T-Mobile customer is that you’ll be able to use it. The bad news for folks on AT&T, Verizon and  [Read More…]

Chrome Beta update lets you ‘undo’ a closed tab, adds support for some multi-window devices

Quickly re-open that tab you accidentally closed while reading

Those of you on the beta track of Chrome on Android will be receiving an update today with a small, but useful, set of features. First up is the ability to “undo” an accidental tab closure — something that we’re all used to being able to do on desktop browsers. Next is improvements to the video player, letting your phone or tablet make use of HTML5 full-screen  [Read More…]

Amazon acquires digital comic provider comiXology

Amazon has announced that it is acquiring digital comics platform comiXology for an undisclosed amount of money. Rising as a leader in digital comic distribution, comiXology is well known as one of the go-to places for comics across a variety of platforms.

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Want to take a screenshot on your Galaxy S5? It’s just a couple buttons — or a swipe — away

This Galaxy S5 trick is an old one, but a good one. And it’s one you’ll certainly want to use. For those of you who are coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 from another Samsung Galaxy phone, you’ll be right at home here. Taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S5 is exactly the same.

But for those  [Read More…]

Age of Empires: World Domination coming to Android this summer

Summer is about to get a lot better now that we know of a new mobile game coming to Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Fans of the Age of Empires series will be especially excited to learn of a new game coming. Microsoft and KLab have announced Age of Empires: World Domination for mobile coming this summer.

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Phonejoy game controller shipping to Kickstarters, here’s our review

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With all the games that are available on mobile devices, many gamers are relying on virtual touchpads and buttons to control the games and they can often be inaccurate. Here’s where the world’s first expandable game controller by Phonejoy comes into play, and with the device now shipping to Kickstarter backers, the guys over at Phonejoy  [Read More…]

Here’s how region-locking works on the European Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung’s new region-locking sticker isn’t as scary as before, and actually explains what’s going on

Think back to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 last year, and you might remember a bit of hubbub surrounding supposedly “unlocked” devices in some countries coming with a so-called region-lock. The situation eventually turned out not to be quite so bad as was first feared, with devices being fully unlocked if they were “activated” with a SIM from  [Read More…]

These are the first five things you need to do with your new Galaxy S5

So you’ve got your shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5. Congratulations! But now that you’ve got your phone, it’s time for a little Galaxy S5 help. And you’ve come to the right place.

When it comes to smartphones — and in this case, when it comes to setting up your Galaxy S5 in particular — there are a few things we always recommend doing.

And with that, we present the first five things you should do once you’ve  [Read More…]

Aereo: Chromecast support arrives May 29

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Aereo on Thursday announced that it will be integrating Chromecast support for the Android app on May 29. Aereo, a service that allows subscribers to stream broadcast TV channels over the web, has an Android app which is currently in beta. Customers can pay for memberships that start at $ 8 per month with access to a cloud-based DVR with 20 hours of storage. From the  [Read More…]

Google might just let anybody buy Google Glass in one-day promotion

Google will soon open up their Google Glass Explorers program to anyone in the United States for a very limited time. The expansion could start as soon as Tuesday, April 15. This is not intended as the consumer launch of Glass, and the program will only be open to the public for about a day. Google will apparently throw in one of their Glass accessories with the purchase, according to The Verge:

It’ll be a limited-time  [Read More…]