Category: Android News

HTC update roadmap for Android 4.4.4 leaked


For those set on keeping up with the latest firmware but found often frustrated with the pace at which OEM’s release their updates can get an idea of how quickly they can expect to receive Android 4.4.4 for their HTC handsets.

Including devices such as the HTC One M7 and HTC One M8, the leaked schedule shows when such devices can expect to get Android  [Read More…]

The Witcher Battle Arena to battle on all mobile platforms later this year

The Witcher is a popular series of console games based on the novels of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. In the medieval fantasy world of The Witcher, powerful humans with mutant traits called Witchers seek out and destroy the monsters that threaten humanity’s survival. Polish gaming studio CD Projekt RED is currently hard at work developing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

As the Witcher console games become more well-known and  [Read More…]

With one day left, we’re oh-so-close to a Reading Rainbow Android app

With 24 hours to go, LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign is drawing to a close, has set a record for the number of backers (and still climbing at more than 97,000 as of this writing) — and is nearing its $ 5 million goal. More rewards have been added (including a sweet Reading Rainbow Live with some of the cast of BSG), and the clock’s ticking.

A quick reminder that should the $ 5 million goal be  [Read More…]

Moto Maker for Moto X expands to Germany

The Moto Maker online customization feature for Motorola’s Moto X smartphone is now available in Germany for the first time, allowing residents in that part of the world a way to customize the look of the Android smartphone before they receive it.

Samsung intros four budget KitKat smartphones for international markets


Samsung on Monday introduced four new budget-friendly Galaxy smartphones in the form of the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Ace 4, and Galaxy Young 2. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz Essence UI, these will likely be positioned in emerging markets or places where the Moto E and Nokia X2 might be offered. What’s more, they might be sold alongside some  [Read More…]

Pac-Man Monsters review – The Pac attacks in an amazingly addictive puzzle RPG

Pac-Man Monsters from Japanese developer GREE is a free to play puzzle-RPG, not unlike Puzzle & Dragons and Doctor Who: Legacy. But GREE’s take on the genre has a lot to differentiate it from other puzzlers. For one thing, it’s not a match-3 game! This one has a totally fresh puzzle mechanic to keep the battles interesting. It also features hundreds of Pac-Man characters and guest stars from classic Namco games for players to collect and  [Read More…]

Get the lyrics to your favorite songs with musiXmatch [App of the Day]


You thought you knew all the words to your favorite song until you were singing loud and proud one day, and had to be corrected by someone who actually knew the song.  musiXmatch makes it so you never have to worry about that again.

musiXmatch gives you lyrics that play along with music from your favorite apps so you always know your songs word for word. musiXmatch  [Read More…]

Vector 47: Google I/O Q&A

Google I/O has come and gone but we’ll be talking about it for a good long time still. And who better to talk about it with than Phil Nickinson and Jerry Hildenbrand, two of the smartest people in the industry. Now, I’ve watched the I/O keynote twice, but they were both there. So, we got into everything: Android One and what it means for Google and AOSP in emerging markets. L Preview and why Google’s gone  [Read More…]

OUYA sells out of $59.99 All-Access plan


Ouya, the Android-powered gaming system born out of a Kickstarter project, has taken new measures to attract interest in the platform. Head to the company’s website yesterday and you have seen an “Ouya All-Access” option available for $ 59.99. The pilot subscription service is not unlike Netflix in that it’s a pass to play whatever you want over the course of a year. According to Ouya, this deal  [Read More…]

Alleged photos of upcoming ZTE Nubia Z7 reveal thin bezels, sleek design

If the rumors are any indication, ZTE’s upcoming Nubia Z7 handset will not only pack a wallop, but the Android flagship smartphone will also be a sleek piece of kit. Teasers of the device from last month indicated a metallic construction, which has been further reinforced by live photos of the device.