Tag Archive: Android

[Opinion] Should iMessage come to Android?

One of the biggest drawbacks of using an Apple device is that, unlike Google and Microsoft, Apple has not made any of its default apps available on Android, save one. Apple is notorious for its walled garden approach to software, and although Tim Cook has hinted that more Apple apps will come to Android, time

Steal This Look! Android makeovers in 5 minutes or less (80’s Rad)

Let’s take it back to the 80’s today. We’re going back to the golden age of VHS tapes, awkward futuristic designs, and the era of Tron and Knight Rider. Browsing reddit today, we discovered a really awesome app in the Google Play Store. Called Rad Pack Pro, it’s essentially a turnkey solution that morphs your Android into

The best weather apps for Android

We can always talk about the weather … and weather apps. And these are some of the best weather apps for Android.

Unless you happen to live in a holodeck or maybe a climate-controlled biodome, the weather has ways of encroaching on our lives if we’re not prepared for it. Maybe you should’ve grabbed a jacket before that cold front blew through. Maybe today’s line of storms weren’t the best time to wear a white top.  [Read More…]

Steal This Look! Android makeovers in 5 minutes or less (Luxury)

No matter who we are or where we’re at in life, we all want and deserve a little luxury every now and then. This week we want to bring a little bit of that luxury to your Android device with a theme we are calling, “Luxury.” With anything luxurious comes options. In staying with that, we

The best-selling unlocked Android phones from B&H (May 4, 2016)

Unlocked smartphones are definitely gaining popularity and for good reason – they free you up from financing plans and two-year contracts. If you’re looking for a new smartphone B&H has you covered. Why unlocked? Whereas a lot of today’s flagship models tend to run in the $ 500-$ 600 range or higher, there’s an awful lot of smartphone

Nova Launcher’s latest customization tweaks include Android N-style folders, night mode

Nova Launcher, one of the more popular choices when it comes to launcher replacements, has received an update that brings a couple of interesting new customization options. For those who find the new app folder style in Android N attractive, Nova Launcher will now let you change the look of your folders to match. The update also includes a new “night mode” option that darkens the settings, app drawer and search bar to help prevent late-night eye  [Read More…]

Marshmallow continues to gain ground in Google’s May 2016 Android distribution report

Another month, another look at how Android’s many platforms are doing out there in the real world. Google has issued another monthly update that shows yet another strong month for Marshmallow.

According to Google, 7.5% of Android devices that accessed the Play Store during the seven-day period ending on May 2 were running Android 6.0. Compare that to the numbers from April, when Marshmallow was on 4.6% of devices.

Going through the other versions, Android Lollipop (Android 5.0 and Android 5.1) registered on  [Read More…]

The best Android phones of 2016

If you’re looking for a new Android phone and you’re shooting for the top, this is the place to start.

One of the strengths of the Android ecosystem is the diversity of smartphones to choose from. If you can’t find a suitable Android phone to meet your needs and desires, then such a phone may not exist at all.

But while there’s a lot of stuff to choose from, it can also be tough to find  [Read More…]

Android Central Mother’s Day gift guide 2016

Not sure what to get Mom this year? Look no further than these great Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Mother’s Day can be a stressful time for sons and daughters all over the world. If you haven’t yet found something for Mom, that is. Use this gift guide to help you through the process of buying for her in a way that will leave her speechless this Sunday.

Nextbit Robin Ring Video Doorbell Ring Stick Up Cam  [Read More…]

Marshmallow’s share jumps to 7.5% in latest Android distribution numbers

Google has released its latest update to the distribution numbers for each version of Android, with data that was collected on May 2. According to the latest numbers, Marshmallow‘s share saw a notable jump up from 4.6% in April to 7.5% in May.

Google’s data shows the previous Android version, Lollipop, went down slightly from 35.8% in April to 35.6% in May, but it remains as the version of Android with the most installs.

KitKat went  [Read More…]