Tag Archive: Android


Is Android P Beta 2 safe to use as a daily driver?

Yes.

Google announced the first Android P Developer Preview build back in March for the Pixels, and at I/O the company expanded the beta program to include devices from seven third-party manufacturers while rolling out Developer Preview 2.

DP2 was the first Android P public beta build (with DP1 considered the alpha build), and earlier this month Google rolled out DP3, the second beta build. DP3 is an important build as it includes final APIs and the  [Read More…]

Need a new background? Start with these killer wallpaper apps for Android

It’s no secret that we love icon packs, wallpapers, and other ways to customize our phones. There’s just something about switching up your wallpaper every once in awhile that adds some fresh flavor to your device, even if you’ve had it for some time.

This is especially true for those of us who don’t have the deepest of pockets and still want a taste of the latest and greatest device. However, for the rest of us, we usually rely on various wallpaper  [Read More…]

Hisense H9E Plus 4K Smart TV series with Android TV goes on sale in the US

Back at CES 2018, Hisense was one of the brands that announced a partnership with Google to bring the Android TV platform to an upcoming line of products. Now that line called the Hisense H9E Plus is available for purchase in the US.

There are two models to choose from:

Hisense H9E Plus with 55-inch display (55H9080E Plus) – starting at $ 648 Hisense H9E Plus with 65-inch display (65H9080E Plus) – starting at $ 998

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MSN News is becoming Microsoft News on Android and iOS

The new name comes following a major redesign the app received in January.

The MSN News app for Android and iOS is getting a new name: Microsoft News. We first noticed the rebranding in an update to the beta version of the app on Android, but OnMSFT has also confirmed the new moniker is rolling out for iOS beta testers as well.

Aside from the new name, there isn’t much else to see here. However, users will  [Read More…]

5 free Android icon packs we’re in love with right now

Icon packs in Android are one of the most easiest and the quickest ways of giving a unique look to your Android smartphone. Most of them are free and you do not need any special permission or additional knowledge to customize your device using icon packs.

The only prerequisite is that you have to install a 3rd party Android launcher that supports icon packs and you are good to go. However, there are thousands of icons packs currently available for  [Read More…]

WhatsApp will continue to work on Android Gingerbread until 2020

Support will officially end on February 1 of that year.

In addition to being one of the most widely-used messaging apps around, WhatsApp gets another thing really right that its competitors often drop the ball with — supporting old versions of the operating systems it’s available on.

On June 13, 2018, WhatsApp revealed that it’ll continue to support Android 2.3.7 and older versions of Gingerbread until February 1, 2020. Seeing as how the first version of Gingerbread  [Read More…]

How to get started with Android Things

Android Things can help bring out your inner Maker. Here’s how to get started.

Android Things just might be one of Google’s best projects ever. Designed to help build small embedded smart “things” by being simple and consistent, it’s a great way to get started with any type of small connected project even if you’ve never done any type of programming before.

It can run on low cost hardware and has great support material to point you  [Read More…]

Android P Beta 2 now available for Sony Xperia XZ2

Anyone that flashed the first beta will get an OTA update.

A little less than a week ago, Google released Developer Preview 3 / Beta 2 of Android P for its Pixel and Pixel 2 series. Now, Sony’s pushing that same update to the Xperia XZ2.

The Xperia XZ2 is one of the first third-party phones to be included in the Android Beta Program this year, and while it took a few extra days for Sony to  [Read More…]

5 free Android icon packs we’re in love with right now

Icon packs in Android are one of the most easiest and the quickest ways of giving a unique look to your Android smartphone. Most of them are free and you do not need any special permission or additional knowledge to customize your device using icon packs.

The only prerequisite is that you have to install a 3rd party Android launcher that supports icon packs and you are good to go. However, there are thousands of icons packs currently available for  [Read More…]

These are all the Android games announced at E3 2018

Gaming on Android is about to get really exciting.

E3 is the biggest gaming event of the year, and while the focus is primarily on console and PC titles, mobile games are steadily becoming more and more prevalent.

This year’s E3 is no different, and as the conference progresses and more announcements are made, we’ll be updating this list with all of the biggest Android games that are unveiled.

Without further ado, here’s what’s been announced!

Elder  [Read More…]