Tag Archive: Android


Microsoft brings some Cortana magic to Skype Preview for Android

Microsoft has brought a little bit of Cortana magic to the Skype Preview app on Android.

If you use the Skype Preview app for Android, then you can now interact with Cortana alongside all of your other chats — so long as you call the U.S. home. The latest update to the app, which acts as sort of a beta testing ground for new features, adds Microsoft’s digital assistant as a bot, along with a couple of  [Read More…]

Action Launcher 27 brings more color and transparency options to your Android home screen

Action Launcher keeps adding more features so users can fine tune their home screen.

Action Launcher has been a fan favorite launcher for years now, partly due to developer Chris Lacy consistently adding new features. Action Launcher 27 is out now, and here are some highlights of the new features:

The App Shortcuts and Notification Dots can now be colored to match either the wallpaper or the icon itself. Action Launcher’s custom search bar widget  [Read More…]

How to enable and use Instant Apps on Android

Instant Apps make it easier to get things done on Android without downloading apps. Here’s how.

Instant Apps are a neat idea: instead of downloading an app from the Play Store that takes time, resources and, in many countries, expensive mobile data, it allows Android users running Marshmallow and above (and soon Lollipop, too) to “try before you buy.” Since rolling out to all developers earlier this year, Google says that 500 million Android devices have access  [Read More…]

Android O will be revealed via livestream on Monday Aug 21

Get ready to see a new tasty treat unveiled on Monday.

The next major version of Android, Android O will be completely unveiled Monday, August 21 to coincide with the solar eclipse. Google announced it would be live streaming the Android O announcement, appropriately enough, via its Eclipse homepage, which is typically used for its Eclipse developer documentation.

The page has links to NASA’s own live stream of the Total Eclipse, which will begin at 12:00 p.m.  [Read More…]

Google using the eclipse to launch Android O

Google thinks the eclipse is a pretty big deal, so much so that the company is using the event to launch the next version of Android O. At 2:40PM ET August 21st at an event in New York City, Google will show off Android O and finally reveal the name of the latest version of […]

Instant Apps now on 500 million Android devices

Instant Apps now available on 500 million Android devices.

Instant Apps are a way for developers to provide a lightweight, modularized portion of their full app experience when a user opens specific search results. The user has to enable Instant Apps in the Settings menu before the feature will work, however. Announced at Google I/O 2016, the feature was made available to all developers after this year’s I/O.

Android Police reports the feature is now available to  [Read More…]

How to set up a VPN on Android

Setting up a VPN on your phone is easier than you think.

One of the easiest ways to protect yourself and your privacy while you are using the internet is with a VPN. Filtering traffic and tunneling through an anonymous service isn’t something most people can set up themselves, and there are plenty of companies out there who want to do it for you. We’ve looked at a few of the services and their Android apps, so  [Read More…]

Google’s Instant Apps are now supported on over 500 million Android devices

Back in May, Google opened up Instant Apps for all developers. Instant Apps, which were introduced during last year’s Google I/O 2017, allow people to use apps on their Android devices without installation. They’re basically smaller subsets of your app that allow single pages or features of the app to be downloaded and accessed on […]

Will my phone get Android O in India?

Let’s guess when your phone will pick up the Android O update.

Android O is on the horizon, and there’s plenty to look forward to. The update introduces picture-in-picture mode to phones and tablets, colorized notifications, adaptive icons, a systemwide autofill API, improvements to Bluetooth audio, and so much more.

Android O will also feature Project Treble, which aims to fix Android’s fragmentation problem. With Project Treble, Google is separating the OS framework from “vendor interfaces,” which  [Read More…]

Top 10 New Android Games This Week: Cavefall, Piece Out

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have any suggestions for next week’s post.

Snipers vs. Thieves

Description: Snipers vs Thieves is a REAL-TIME multiplayer heist game! Protect your stash as a deadly Sniper or  [Read More…]