Category: Android News


Sony to bring Lollipop to ‘entire Xperia Z series’

Sony Mobile has announced the first stage of its Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade plans, with a promise to bring the newly-announced OS version to the “entire Xperia Z series.” That includes the following devices…

We’re podcasting live today at 4 p.m. EDT (yes, a day early!)

We just couldn’t wait any longer. With all the Nexus news (and the fact that one of us is on a plane on Friday), we’re podcasting a day early this week. As in today. This afternoon. At 4 p.m. EDT, to be exact. (That’s 9 p.m. for you folks who set your clocks by the chimes of Big Ben. You know, in London.)

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrade Watch

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Wednesday was a big day in the Android world, as Google announced the biggest update to Android ever: Android 5.0 Lollipop.

While this is great news for Android enthusiasts, the bad news is this update still has to go through all the phone manufacturers, and even then the carriers before it gets to the user. While this can make one groan, the bright  [Read More…]

Moto Voice updated for faster responses, better Moto Hint performance

If you’ve got a new Moto X, head on in to Google Play and update your Moto Voice app. An update has been pushed that improves responsiveness for the calling command, PIN code command and YouTube. Motorola’s also improved performance when your phone’s paired with the Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece — good timing, as it’s finally started shipping.

Plus, there are the requisite bugfixes.

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SOScharger: USB pocket charger and emergency generator, 26% off [Deal of the Day]

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Picture this. You take a lovely weekend and venture to the mountains for a little getaway. You and your significant other head to the trails and spend the day hiking only to find yourself a bit turned around and not quite sure how to get back to the main route. Google Maps is helping but rapidly depleting your battery life. The dreaded low-battery indicator pops up  [Read More…]

Strap in for a ride in RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 for Android

Fans of the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon series will be happy to hear that the mobile version has finally found its way to Android.

RollerCoaster Tycoon has enjoyed considerable success on iOS as a freemium game, allowing players to build a sprawling theme park with diverse attractions, construct over-the-top rides, and rake in the profits. You’ll find all of the usual free-to-play tropes here, such as social tie-ins and premium currency.

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Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 16

We’ve dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren’t listed, let us know in the comments!

Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: The battle of the phablets

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So Google have now announced their new flagship device, we can finally see their response to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. For most, the decision on which device to get is simple as it is the platform that dictates the buying decision, but for some, platform doesn’t play as an important part in the decision.

We’ve stacked up the Nexus 6 against  [Read More…]

Google may be more flexible toward OEM customization on wearables, TVs and cars in the future

When Google announced Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto at this year’s I/O event, it mentioned that it was going to limit the amount of customization manufacturers would be able to undertake. However, that may change soon, according to vice president of engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer.

Accessory of the Day: The Friendly Swede premium stylus bundle $7.99

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Grab a set of 3 extra-long stainless steel stylus pens at a great deal. This bundle comes with two 15″ lanyards and a microfiber cleaning cloth. With 5-star reviews and an attractive price of just $ 7.99 (Prime eligible), jump on this right away — especially as we approach the gift-giving season.

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