Category: Android News


March Madness: The best Android apps for following The NCAA Basketball

March Madness has begun! Here’s how to follow the games on Android

NCAA basketball brackets have been picked, and games start Tuesday. It’s a great time for fans, and with the help of a few Android apps, you’ll never miss a minute of it. We’ve got apps for keep tabs on scores, stats, players, teams, news, and video of the action. There’s even a game tossed in just so you can stay in the spirit between matches.

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Amazon celebrates Appstore’s 3rd birthday with 60% off popular titles, discounts on in-app purchases

As the digital confetti sprinkling down the Amazon Appstore website might suggest, Amazon is celebrating the Appstore’s third birthday — and that means deals on apps. For the next two weeks, you’ll see various deals on apps and games through the Appstore, including up to 60% off titles like Wheel of Fortune, Terraria, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and many more.

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Amazon celebrates 3 years of Appstore with gifts and discounts

Amazon has started celebrating the third anniversary of its U.S. Appstore with discounts, deals, and gifts. While the official birthday doesn’t happen until the 22nd, you can get in on the promotion effective immediately.

According to Amazon, the following apps and games are included in the savings and can reach as high as 60% off!

Wheel of Fortune from Sony Pictures Terraria from 505 Games Warner Bros.’ Batman: Arkham City Lockdown

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T-Mobile Galaxy S3 seeing a minor software update

A quick heads up for owners of T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S3 that a small software update should be heading your way. It keeps things on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and mainly includes fixes. Android Central Forums member jazman_777 does report that it seems to pre-load the Google Drive app on the phone.

    

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Blu Life Pure mini first impressions and review

I must admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first received my unit. But at the sub $ 300 price point, I was not expecting anywhere near the level of quality with which I was greeted. Not only is the presentation everything you’ve come to expect from traditional manufacturers, but after pulling all of the pieces from the box, I found the absolute classiest move by any device manufacturer I’ve seen to date. Included with the device were  [Read More…]

AT&T’s Moto X Android 4.4.2 soak test starts today

A quick heads up for those of you on the soak-test plan for AT&T’s Moto X — look for your Android 4.4.2 update any time now. According to the folks behind the test, your update should start pushing this afternoon. (If not sooner.)

    

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Get This Look: ‘Remix’ Zooper Widget

We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The  [Read More…]

Google Play Games gets new features following Game Developers Conference

With Google highlighting that 3 out of 4 Android users now use their device for gaming, increased focus has been put on improving the experience for those users. Google has also said that the momentum of their Google Play Games service is continuing to grow, with approximately 4 times the amount of revenue paid to developers in 2013 when compared to 2012.

As part of this move to improve the Google Play Games experience is the launch of new features  [Read More…]

HTC Sense 6.0 demoed on leaked video, shows motion gesture controls

New user interface, double-tap to wake and more

The HTC leaks continue, with this video showing what appears to be Sense 6 running on a current HTC One. While it’s alleged it’s the same software we’ll see on the new HTC One (M8), it does at least explain – so far – the presence of Beats in the video. There are a few interesting things to note from the video.

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Opera 20 brings appless video chat to Android

For those of us who are overwhelmed by the vast array of video chat apps out there the new version of Opera may offer an appless video chat solution for you.

Opera 20 brings to Android a WebRTC-compatible browser that allows users of the browser to enter into a video chat across mobile phones and computers simply by entering the address of a video conference into the URL bar of the Opera 20 browser. If you are the creator of  [Read More…]