Category: Android News

Does RAM matter? Here’s the top RAM-packed Android smartphones


As device functionality develops and you begin using your smartphone for more resource intensive tasks, the age old question is beginning to rear its head as to if RAM in your smartphone really affects performance that much, and should it play a part in your purchasing decision.

That’s why we’ve listed the RAM installed in the latest Android smartphones to give you an idea of  [Read More…]

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock brings restful sleep to Android

Popular iOS app Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is now debuting on Android to help you manage your sleep so you can awaken to the day feeling refreshed. Costing $ 1.99 in the Play Store, the app helps users track their sleep without the need for additional hardware and will wake you up in your lightest sleep phase so you can start your day feeling good and not groggy.

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Amazon touts nearly 250,000 apps and games ahead of presumed smartphone launch


In what can only be a matter of sheer coincidence (hardly), Amazon is touting some incredible figures surrounding its Appstore. Nearly tripling in the last year alone, the selection now figures to more than 240,000 apps and games. What’s more, it’s widely available (nearly 200 countries) and continues to build steam.  Developers seem to be more than pleased with the services and tools available and  [Read More…]

Brain-training app Lumosity brings its smarts to Android

After having been available on iOS, brain-training game Lumosity is finally getting smart and lands on Android for the first time. The app brings training exercises that are designed to help users with memory and attention and is used by 60 million people worldwide.

Sony releases Live on YouTube app for Xperia devices

Sony has just released an app exclusive to Xperia devices called Live on YouTube, which does exactly what you expect it would. Users can boot up the app and start a live video stream from their Sony smartphone’s camera, keep tabs on how many viewers and likes they have, as well as share links to the online broadcast to anyone they think would be interested.

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Moto X+1 details and potential launch date surface

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Motorola is getting ready for their next big device, which will be known as the Moto X+1. We now have more information and leak shots of the smartphone, courtesy of TK Tech News. According to the source close to Motorola, it will feature a 1080p display (we heard about a 5.2 inch one), 2GB of RAM, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage, a better camera  [Read More…]

Autobirds and Deceptihogs coming soon with Rovio’s newest game


Rovio may have just launched Angry Birds Epic and announced its new series, Angry Birds Stella, but that isn’t stopping the company from teasing an upcoming game in the franchise, Angry Birds Transformers.

The company teased the game on Twitter and setup a website for the game. According to the website, all we know is that the birds and hogs are going to look like  [Read More…]

FitIt Pebble Pro for FitBit lets you track your progess right on your smartwatch

In my endless pursuit to connect all of my little gadgets to one another, I came across a cool Android app called FitIt Pebble Pro for FitBit. The app ties your FitBit into both your Android device and Pebble smartwatch to make for some awesome interconnected FitBit fun. The official FitBit app has a great looking step widget, but this app takes things above and beyond with widgets for all of the stats that  [Read More…]

Kyocera Hydro XTRM (T-Mobile Business) Review


At First Glance

The Kyocera Hydro XTRM is a 4G LTE capable Android powered handset with an IP57 Rating against water and dust. This device is available in the United States (see: U.S. Cellular), on the T-Mobile Business and MetroPCS networks. Maybe it’s just me but I feel the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active borrows a few design cues from the Kyocera Hydro XTRM; however, stylistically this is pretty  [Read More…]

LG G3 European version unboxing and hands-on

The unlocked G3 for Europe cuts the RAM to 2GB, but boasts built-in wireless charging

After a few weeks with the Korean version of the LG G3, we’ve finally got our hands on a finalized, unlocked European version of the phone. Unlike the Olleh-branded G3 we’ve been using in recent weeks, this Euro G3 — the LG-D855 for those keeping track of model numbers — rocks production software out of the box, as well as built-in  [Read More…]