Tag Archive: Android


The guy who created Android is making an Android phone that looks like the LG G6

Andy Rubin has a dream to take on the company he once worked for.

We’ve known since January that Andy Rubin, whose company Danger was purchased by Google in 2005 to acquire the intellectual property that would later become Android, is coming out with a smartphone.

According to a previous report, Rubin’s new company, Essential, will make a high-end smartphone that would use artificial intelligence as its primary selling feature, along with its ability to speak with  [Read More…]

3 Android apps for international travel

International travel has, for most of history, been something for the most adventurous folk only. You may have counted yourself among them, but perhaps you, like many, forewent traveling abroad simply because there were too many things that could go wrong. This would not have been an incorrect assessment. Until recently, international communication, currency exchange, […]

From the Editor’s Desk: Is Android O a boring release?

The lack of new whizbang user-facing features in O is a sign of Android’s maturity, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see big surprises for non-phone devices.

The big Android story of the week was Android O. Based on what we know about O so far, it would appear to be one of those Android releases, like KitKat or Marshmallow that tunes things up, adds under-the-hood enhancements and builds on already solid foundations.

There are important features  [Read More…]

Movado, Hugo Boss, and Tommy Hilfiger prepping Android Wear smartwatches

There’s a big watch show happening in Switzerland right now, and today some new Android Wear smartwatches were announced there.

The Movado Connect collection will include five men’s styles, and Movado plans to include more than 100 dial designs that are based on the company’s single dot design that it’s become known for. Spec details for the Connect are light, but Movado does say that it’s running Android Wear 2.0 and that it’s got “smooth edge-to-edge crystal” and an always-on  [Read More…]

An Android O deep dive [#acpodcast]

This week, Daniel, Jerry and Russell are joined by Eric Richardson, an Android developer at WillowTree, to talk about Android O.

Android O is still very early — we don’t even know its final name yet — but we do know that there are going to be a lot of important under-the-hood improvements that will make experiences better on phones, tablet and even Chromebooks!

Join us for a deep dive into everything we currently know about Android O!

Podcast MP3  [Read More…]

1Password gives an early look at one of Android O’s best features

Android O is bringing a new way for password managers and other apps to autofill information. Here’s how it works.

Whenever Google introduces a new version of Android, there’s always a silent disclaimer to go along with it: few of these features will be available until developers add them to their apps. Well, one developer hasn’t wasted much time showing what its implementation of one major O feature will look like: AgileBits, Toronto-based creator of popular password manager, 1Password,  [Read More…]

Facebook is testing out animated GIFs for comments in its Android app

The social network finally gives in to what the people really want.

The GIF is alive and well, folks, and it appears Facebook has finally caught on to its ubiquity. The social network is officially exploring its relationship with these animated images. It will soon begin testing the ability to add GIFs to comments in your feed.

In an email to TechCrunch, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the addition of animated GIFs:

Everyone loves a good GIF and  [Read More…]

Android Wear 2.0 watches from Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Movado are coming and they look fantastic

The 2017 Android Wear watch line-up is looking good!

If you want your smartwatch to look good while it’s doing all the cool things on your wrist, you’re going to love what we’re seeing from the Baselworld 2017 watch show.

Courtesy of the @AndroidWear Twitter account we get a first look at watches from Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, and Movado that look nothing like any Android Wear 2 watch we’ve seen before.

Movado has a teaser  [Read More…]

Android O hidden features: The big and small changes for regular users

There’s more to Android O than the big new developer features Google’s talking about publicly.

Any new Android release is a big deal. And new developer preview build, as landed recently for Android O, inevitably has fans scrambling to find new features lurking just below the surface. In addition to big sweeping changes affecting the people who make Android apps, there are dozens of smaller updates and additions waiting to be discovered.

We’ve rounded up some of  [Read More…]

Tap into your inner developer with the Ultimate Android N bundle (Deal of the Day)

As Android approaches its 10th anniversary this year, there’s no sign that the platform is slowing. In fact, given that it’s spreading deeper into wearables and connected devices, things look rosy for Google’s beloved OS. In that time, we’ve found that many have gone from being casual gamers or users to push things to new […]