Tag Archive: Android


Android Go is the right way for Google to reach its ‘next billion’

Android Go is finally the OS that Google has envisioned for great cheap phones.

I’ve been looking at the Alcatel 1X for a few days. Any smartphone that checks in at a cool $ 100 has my attention, and when it’s said to be a pretty darn good one I just have to check it out. I get fascinated when minimal hardware is made to run something as convoluted as Android. I’ve seen Google and other companies  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v37 adds powerful ‘desktop shortcuts’ and Android P UI

Formatting for the Pixel Launcher’s layout is also enabled by default.

The v37 update for Action Launcher is making its way to the Play Store right now, and as always, developer Chris Lacy has a handful of new features for us to geek out over.

The biggest change this time around is something called “desktop shortcuts.” When enabled, you can hold down on any blank part of your home screen to bring up desktop shortcuts and  [Read More…]

Put your brain to the test! Seven of the best logic games for Android

Games that are based on riddles and puzzles have been around for centuries and are a way to keep the mind in shape. Whether it’s to focus at work, do better in school, or simply stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost your brainpower.

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Eight of the best word games you can play to boost your vocabulary Seven best apps for meeting new people Seven language apps for when you want to learn to speak  [Read More…]

Android Central’s Best of E3 2018 Awards!

Sony’s lineup continues to impress, and the next year looks stuffed full of great things to play.

There are no trade shows quite like E3 in the world today. It’s a place where fans and press alike get the opportunity to play brand new games long before they are announced, as well as enjoy an in-depth look into what the big game companies have planned for the next year and change. This event is historically seen as  [Read More…]

HP Chromebook X2 review: Great Chromebook, better Android tablet

The first detachable Chromebook is here, and it’s more than worth your consideration.

Chromebooks — and Chrome OS as a whole — have been going through a growth spurt over the last few years. Conversely, Android tablets are still around, but it’s clear that Google is aiming for low-cost Chromebooks to take over this space. Convertible Chromebooks are already plentiful and inexpensive enough to fill this gap, but these don’t necessarily make good tablets.

Yes,  [Read More…]

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…]