Tag Archive: Android


Android Central 192: All About Android Wear

We take up nearly this entire episode with Android Wear. What is it? Why would you want it? What is the smartwatch you have to have? Plus we answer your questions, live on air. Join us for the smartwatch revolution!

Thing 1: Android Wear The complete list of Android Wear apps Android Wear app now available for all in Google Play How to blacklist apps in Android Wear The Hadley-Roma strap Phil is using ($ 40 on Amazon)  [Read More...]

Android Central 192: All About Android Wear

We take up nearly this entire episode with Android Wear. What is it? Why would you want it? What is the smartwatch you have to have? Plus we answer your questions, live on air. Join us for the smartwatch revolution!

Thing 1: Android Wear The complete list of Android Wear apps Android Wear app now available for all in Google Play How to blacklist apps in Android Wear The Hadley-Roma strap Phil is using ($ 40 on Amazon)  [Read More...]

OnePlus has confirmed that their new OnePlus One smartphone will receive an upgrade from Android 4.4 KitKat to the newly revealed Android L OS.

Germany-based developer MobileBits has released SoulCraft II: League of Angels, a sequel to their popular mobile fantasy action-RPG, and the Android version is the first one out of the gate.

Android L preview: Battery and power management

The next version of Android introduces battery-saving features for developers and users alike

You can never have enough battery power. Battery life is one of the main areas of smartphone performance in which there’s still a huge amount of room for improvement. Batteries in the leading Android phones are getting bigger all the time, and that’s one way to make things better. But the Android L developer preview also brings software improvements aimed to boost longevity,  [Read More...]

Pebble’s place in an Android Wear world

Does a monochrome, non-Android smartwatch even have a chance anymore? We argue that Pebble indeed does.

Android Wear is the new hotness. Of that there is no doubt. Mini smartphones on our wrists, basically, running fully baked versions of Android, with a specialized user interface better suited for wearables. This is the future.

But it wasn’t that long ago that we were singing the praises of Pebble, the Kickstarter darling that raised $ 10 million, survived  [Read More...]

on-screen buttons____

As you all know by now, Google announced a new version of Android, called Android “L” (for the time being at least). Along with that they announced a new design approach to Android, called “Material Design” in which they, amongst other things, introduced a new set of on-screen buttons.

Our current vanilla on-screen buttons are going to be replaced with a simple geometric forms  [Read More...]

The July 4 holiday is one of the biggest travel weekends of the year — especially since this year’s date falls on a Friday. But traveling isn’t as easy as it used to be, whether it’s waiting in an airport or squeezing out more money for ever-rising gasoline prices.

Android can help make things a little easier. Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, there’s a travel app out there that can help you. We’ve rounded up  [Read More...]

ComScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows Android remaining on top of the smartphone OS industry with a 52.1 percent share.

Trying to ride the hype of the theatrical release of the movie Hercules, Glu is launching Hercules: The Official Game for Android today. This game builds on all of the well-known Hercules story lines to bring a hack-and-slash dueling game with various hero characters to choose from, and different melee, magic and ranged attacks to go to battle with.

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