Tag Archive: Android


Tidal app makes its way to Amazon Fire TV and Android Auto

Available to download right now.

Just a few months after its Android TV app was released, Tidal’s announced a new app for Amazon’s Fire TV platform. You can download it on both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and the layout is similar compared to its Android TV counterpart.

The home screen showcases all of the latest Tidal content, and jumping over to My Collection will show you all of your favorite songs, videos, albums, etc.  [Read More…]

Google brings to peer-to-peer payments to Assistant on Android, soon Google Home

No more bugging friends, or having friends bug you, for that drink money.

Google has announced that it is bringing a popular feature of Google Wallet, peer-to-peer payments, to Assistant on Android and iOS this week.

Peer-to-peer payments were sequestered to the Wallet app for many years before recently being subsumed into the Google Pay app itself under the brand Pay Send. Now users can ask Assistant to do all the hard work, as long as the  [Read More…]

The New York Times brings its AR experiences to Android

There’s also a new David Bowie AR story.

Ever since Google officially launched its ARCore platform in late February, we’ve been seeing more and more unique implementations of it. Most recently, The New York Times announced that it’s now bringing new AR experiences to Android phones that support ARCore.

The New York Times has already been experimenting with AR on iOS using Apple’s ARKit, with one of its most popular creations being an experience that lets  [Read More…]

PUBG for Android review: The hype is real

Stop what you’re doing and download this game.

Player Unknown’s Battleground (or PUBG for short) is a battle royale-style game that pits you against 99 other players in a heart-pounding survival scenario where you must scavenge for loot, explore the map and stay in the safe zone while taking out your competition. It’s a highly competitive game that offers game modes for Solo play, pairing up in Duo mode, or playing as a squad of four, and  [Read More…]

Eight alternative SMS apps for Android

Bored of your default SMS app? Try one of these alternative apps for texting, each of which comes with tons of great features. You’ll never go back to the old way again.

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Galaxy Note 8 Oreo: What’s new in Android 8.0 for the Note

Long-suffering Galaxy Note 8 owners, your Android Oreo update is about to arrive! If you bought Samsung’s most expensive phone or 2017, you could be forgiven for feeling left out as the Galaxy S9 launches, and last year’s S8 gets its own Oreo update in many countries.

But very soon the Note is going to be right up to date with the latest Samsung Experience 9 — the same software experience that ships on Samsung’s 2018 flagships.

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BLU Vivo XL3 launches with Android 8.0 Oreo, metallic finish and $189.99 price

BLU just unveiled a new phone this week in the form of the Vivo XL3. A mid-range device, the new smartphone boasts a premium design and includes a modern 18:9 display.

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Android Wear needs way more than just a Wear OS rebrand

The new look is nice, but Android Wear’s core problems lie far deeper.

Google first launched Android Wear in 2014, and since then, the platform hasn’t changed all that much. Android Wear 2.0 introduced a slightly updated UI and a few new features in 2017, and on March 15, 2018, Google announced that it was re-branding Android Wear as “Wear OS by Google.”

The purpose of the new name and logo is to shine some light on  [Read More…]

How to use gestures to become an Android home screen expert

Gestures have been an iconic piece of the mobile computing experience since the beginning — even without an icon.

Slide-to-unlock. Pinch-to-zoom. Double-tap-to-wake. Gestures that work well are invaluable to a user’s experience, and Android phone manufacturers are bringing these gestures to the home screen in deceptively simple and astonishingly successful ways.

Case in point: the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Google Pixel 2 — two of the most popular flagships on the Android market — eschew the  [Read More…]

How to get Android 8.0 AOSP on the Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 is the first Samsung device to launch running Android 8.0 but the software comes with the Samsung Experience bolted on top. While the software offers enhancements that many like some prefer a vanilla build of Android. The idea of a vanilla build of Android Oreo running on the Galaxy S9 has been […]

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