Category: Android News


T-Mobile closes deal for 700MHz spectrum, reiterates commitment to LTE rollout

Carrier CTO claims more reliable coverage is coming, and EDGE will continue to disappear in favor of LTE.

T-Mobile has finally closed a deal to acquire highly-valuable 700MHz spectrum from Verizon, enabling the next wave of network upgrades for the carrier. In the wireless world not all spectrum is created equal, with lower frequencies being more desirable because they travel further distances and better penetrate buildings. Both of these attributes are badly needed on T-Mobile’s network  [Read More…]

Best Android apps of April 2014

April showers bring May flowers and sweet Android apps

Not unlike Phil’s Atlantean hometown, you may need a bucket to deal with April’s deluge of high-quality of Android app releases. Lucky for you, we’ve wrung out the Play Store for our top five picks. There are quite a few big names this go-around, including some apps straight from Google. Ready? Let’s dive in.

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Weekly Photo Contest: Bricks

We recently did an “architecture” photo contest that brought in some fantastic results, and building on that idea we’re going to go with a similar prompt, “bricks,” this week. Whether it’s a brand new brick building, a century-old brick road or maybe a pile of rubble from construction zone, it’s hard to miss bricks wherever you go. We’re looking forward to seeing what pictures you can take that integrate bricks as a theme.

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Google releases standalone apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google Docs and Sheets

Up until today, Google Drive would be the go-to app to find anything stored in the cloud. Editing documents has always been pretty difficult through the app, and that’s why Google has just released Google Docs and Google Sheets as standalone apps.

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These work just like you would imagine. They’re the mobile-friendly version  [Read More…]

Redbox Instant for Android updated with Chromecast support

Fans of Redbox Instant on Android will be very happy with the new update today. Head into the Google Play Store and you’ll see Redbox Instant sitting at version 1.5.1. The update to Redbox Instant adds Chromecast support!

Google Play Games updated to tighten things up a bit

The Google Play Games app got an update this afternoon that largely tightens things up in the visual department.

You can now see requests and gifts from friends in the same place. And the overall look has been updated as well, bringing it more in line with what you’re used to in, say, Google+. Plus there are some stability improvements, Google says, along with bugfixes.

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Pebble app updated, brings much needed performance improvements

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A quick performance update to the Android’s Pebble app is beginning to push out today. It offers better in app load times and responsiveness, improved Bluetooth connectivity, and the ability to connect to a Pebble when there is no Internet connection.

We normally wouldn’t write about such a small update to an app, but if you’ve ever used the Pebble app store, you’d know  [Read More…]

Never miss a call again with Alert.me [App of the Day]

alert.me

In our active lifestyles, its often extremely easy to miss a call/text/etc., and never even know about the notification until hours later. That’s where the app Alert.me comes in to play. Making sure you never miss out on a call again.

Alert.me allows you to select from vibration, sound, or using your phones flash to alert you of notifications. You can set the reminders for  [Read More…]

Announcing the ‘Weekly Photo Contest: Yellow’ winners!

We commissioned photo entries that dominantly used the color yellow, and the response was fantastic as always. Dozens of great entries poured into the forums, showing off every shade and interpretation of “yellow.”

We have three lovely pictures to look at this week and three prizes to give away — read along and see the winning submissions.

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