Category: Android News


WhatsApp promises it’s not Facebook and that it doesn’t even want your data

Actions speak louder than words, of course, but WhatsApp today used a few hundred to promise us that it has “respect for your privacy” and that having been bought by Facebook for umpteen-billion-dollars (it was $ 16 billion) won’t go to its head, leading it to steal all your personal data. “If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it,” WhatsApp’s Jan Koum wrote in a blog post.

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Google Play Movies comes to dozens of new countries, Play Music expands to 4 more

63 countries now have Google Play Movies, with 25 now having Play Music as well

Well it turns out Google has been busy signing deals to expand Google Play Movies, as the content choice has just expanded to 36 new countries around the world today. And the new countries truly are around the entire world, with a huge crop of countries from Europe, Africa, South America and many other regions represented:

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Chromedrops brings challenging, yet beautiful casual gaming experience

One of the things that Google has really focused on with Android is trying to inspire developers with its Holo design guidelines. One of the most recent games to Google Play that sticks to those guidelines is Chromedrop.

Chromedrop combines elements from trading card and casual games, while taking gamers to a world of primary colors.

chromedropbannerIn the game, gamers must tap the dots on the screen when the outside dot  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen SDK now available

Developers looking to get their apps on Samsung’s new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have a little treat waiting for them today — the Tizen SDK is now available. You can find it at http://developer.tizen.org.

    

Lepow Moonstone 9000 review

Up for review today we have the Lepow Moonstone 9000, a portable battery backup solution for Android and other smartphones. As the name implies, this guy packs 9000mAh worth of juice in a very cute and convenient form factor.

Measuring nearly 3.5-inches in width and depth, the Moonstone is roughly 1.5-inches in height. It’s small enough to toss into a backpack or purse but with enough juice to get you through a weekend. The model we tested was sapphire blue;  [Read More…]

Motorola updates Active Display with bug fixes, renames Motorola Care to Help

Two Motorola apps — Active Display and Motorola Care — are getting updates in the Play Store today, but the changelogs aren’t all that interesting. Active Display gets the standard and nondescript “bug fixes” in the changelog, and Motorola Care seems to be the exact same app as before, but has been renamed to Motorola Help (which frankly makes more sense).

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Godzilla – Smash3 wreaking havoc on Android this May

Movie tie-in being shown off at GDC ahead of debut

The new Godzilla movie hits movie theaters this May and Godzilla – Smash 3 will be rampaging on to Android and iOS right along side it. The first mobile Godzilla game, Smash3 will shown off this week at GDC in San Francisco. According to the developers it’s a mix of “rampage-style and puzzle” with some pretty nice looking graphics, too.

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Sprint adds 20 LTE markets, expands Spark coverage

Sprint on Monday confirmed another 20 markets across the U.S. have officially seen its 4G LTE speeds. What’s more, the carrier also indicates the tri-band Spark network speeds have reached 18 markets in total.

…in such locations as Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Omaha, Neb.; Peoria, Ill.; and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. Sprint expects to cover 250 million people with 4G LTE by mid-year. Sprint today also announced Sprint Spark™ in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J,…

Looking ahead, Sprint expects to have  [Read More…]

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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