Category: Android News


Mozilla set to take on Google Chromecast

Mozilla is set to take on Google’s Chromecast with their own device powered by Firefox OS. Details on the unannounced streaming stick have been leaked and a video of the UI has been made.

The 5 best keyboard apps for Android

Tap away to your heart’s content with these great keyboards for your Android device

One of the perks Android users have long since enjoyed is the ability to switch out the stock keyboard for a more preferable third-party solution. As the years have passed, the selection has got bigger and the quality of the apps available has continued to improve.

So, while our iOS using friends will still have to wait until iOS 8 arrives to  [Read More…]

Google to incorporate a “kill switch” in the next version of Android

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One security feature we’ve heard rumored for Android recently is the “kill switch”, a feature that enables the smartphone owner to remotely wipe their phone if somebody tries to steal it. We’ve seen California and Minnesota both pass legislation on this recently, and we may see something coming from Google in the next big Android update. In a statement yesterday, Google announced their plans to incorporate a  [Read More…]

Dattch, a dating app for lesbian and bisexual women, makes its way to Android

Dattch (www.dattch.com), a popular dating app for lesbian, bisexual and bicurious women, is now available on the Google Play Store. Dattch been out on iOS for nearly a year, and single ladies can now find other single ladies from their Android device today.

Sprint Kyocera Hydro Vibe review

Sprint and Kyocera team up yet again to make that mid-range phone that does just enough to make you consider it if you’re in the right price bracket

Sprint and Kyocera are a bit of a dynamic duo in the U.S. wireless market, releasing new devices together every time you turn around. Between Sprint itself and its prepaid carriers Boost and Virgin Mobile, Kyocera pretty heftily blankets the low- to mid-range market with solid, waterproof and  [Read More…]

Google Now learns a new quick links trick when you perform a music search

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Google Now keeps on moving forward, adding in new features all the time. This time they’ve added a small, but a nifty one.

If you decide to search for music of some kind, Google will (as it did thus far) show you the results of your search. However, from now on it will offer you quick links to listen directly via  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid owners to leapfrog yet another update to KitKat 4.4.4

Motorola is skipping Android KitKat 4.4.3 on Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini smartphones for Android 4.4.4 to take into account an OpenSSL vulnerability. David Schuster took to Google+ to announce that the manufacturer cancelled the release of Android 4.4.3, which consumers have been patiently waiting for, to work on testing and readying the latest version of KitKat. The bad news is the wait will be prolonged, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

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Benchmarks reveal two versions of Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung is prepping at least two versions of the Galaxy Note 4, both of which have been found on benchmark website AnTuTu. Not that we’d expect anything else –Samsung routinely releases handset variants– but we’re digging the specs for these two.

Reportedly, one model (SM-N910S) is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor while the other (SM-910C) figures to pack a 64-bit Exynos chipset. Both  [Read More…]

Path spins messaging out into its own app: Path Talk

Social network Path has spun its messaging service off into a new app, Path Talk. Path says that since its introduction last year, messaging has become their app’s biggest feature. Path says that they created Talk to make messaging easier to access and use.

Galaxy S5 Active review

This Galaxy S5 is ready to take a beating

If you’ve been holding on to that older Samsung Rugby Smart or even last year’s Galaxy S4 Active, you’ll be pleased with what you’re about to read. With the Galaxy S5 Active, Samsung has once again taken their best selling device and sent it back to engineering to create a version that you can beat and abuse without ending up with something that no longer works. And  [Read More…]