Tag Archive: Android


9 Android apps that power my work, my wonder, and my will to live

I can’t live without my phone, but I especially can’t live without these apps.

Few items have become as essentially to our everyday lives as our smartphones, but what makes our smartphones so vital isn’t the hardware itself, it’s the software it runs. The apps and the services our smartphones serve up to use turn these slabs of glass and metal into tools of productivity, procrastination, and mass communication. Everyone has a different set of apps that  [Read More…]

Original Pixel XL users experiencing quick charging issues with Android Pie

Some owners of the original 2016 Pixel XL have been experiencing issues with quick charging since upgrading to Android Pie. The issue existed back on the Android P beta as well, but by the time you get an official release, all bugs should be resolved.

When quick charging the original 2016 Pixel XL can charge at a maximum rate of 5V/3A significantly decreasing charging times. With the Android Pie update, many users are reporting a much slower charging rate.

Regardless  [Read More…]

Android Pie on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Everything you need to know

Mi Mix 2S will receive a MIUI 10 build based on Android Pie.

With Android Pie now available, it’s time to take a look at how the beta has fared on Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2S and when customers can pick up a stable OTA. The Mix 2S is a refreshed variant of last year’s Mi Mix 2 with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and wireless charging, and is one of the best Xiaomi devices available today.

The Android  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch could be the Android smartwatch you were waiting for

Turn the dial to 11.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch bears a striking resemblance to the Gear Sport from last year, but it’s refined in a number of ways that, along with the rebranding to bring it closer to the company’s line of Galaxy phones, could help it stand apart.

Available in two watch face sizes, 46mm and 42mm, the Galaxy Watch features an OLED display covered in Corning’s new Gorilla Glass DX+ glass built specifically for wearables.  [Read More…]

This could be Palm’s first-ever Android phone

The Palm Pepito will be sold exclusively on Verizon in the U.S. for an unknown price.

After bringing back the BlackBerry brand to much success, TCL confirmed earlier this year that it also has plans to release a Palm-branded Android phone at some point in 2018. Now, thanks to a new report from Android Police, we have our very first glimpse as to what that device will look like.

Currently codenamed as the Palm Pepito, the phone  [Read More…]

PSA: Don’t update to Android Pie if you have a Samsung Gear wearable

Even after numerous developer previews, Pie still doesn’t support Gear accessories.

As of this past Monday, Android 9 Pie officially began rolling out to the Pixel/Pixel XL, Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, and the Essential Phone. We’ve been having a blast with Google’s latest flavor of Android, but according to numerous reports from users, the new software isn’t so hot if you’re using a Samsung Gear product.

Take a quick visit to the r/Android subreddit, and you’ll find  [Read More…]

What is Android Go and which phones run it?

What is Android Go?

Anyone who is familiar with Google knows how they love rebranding, and Android Go is the next evolution of Google’s Android One program. Android Go’s main target is emerging markets such as India. Due to economic conditions, many people’s first experience with mobile technology will be a more affordable entry-level phone.

Google hopes to make this a more enjoyable experience by offering a separate lighter version of Android and their apps. The first version of Android  [Read More…]

The five best Android tablets you can buy right now (August 2018)

Even though tablets aren’t the most popular tech right now, there are still some fantastic options on the market. Those who continue to make tablets are really pushing the bar for what we can expect from them. Today, we’ve compiled a list of some of your best options if you want to pick up a tablet from any price range. These are listed in no particular order. Here is our list of the Best Android Tablets!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4  [Read More…]

Which pie flavor is each Android OEM?

It’s cobblering time!

Android 9 Pie is upon us, and besides trivial features like a new navigation system, okayish set of “digital wellbeing” features, and more battery savings, we have something actually worthwhile: a new dessert nickname. In this case, Pie.

The great thing about the Android ecosystem is that manufacturers can make changes to the operating system to make their own flavors of software. Similarly, the greatest thing about pie is that each baker can make  [Read More…]

HOT TAKE: Android Pie (Podcast #17)

A new version of Android is out! Matt, Donovan, and Andrew sit down to discuss what’s inside, what they love, and the future of notches! Plus, there’s some more about where we feel Android is going and the future of Android skins. Tune in to hear the conversation and leave your comments on this post with what you think!

Android Pie coverage Android 9 Pie becomes official and goes live for Pixels today What is Digital Wellbeing in Android  [Read More…]