Tag Archive: Android


Android One in the U.S. gives it a new lease on life, and that’s a big deal

Android One phones in the U.S. are an opportunity for everyone to have a Good Phone™.

Step into the Wayback Machine with me for a minute, as we head back to the Autumn of 2013. Amidst all the hype and furious pace of Android phone releases, one phone was unexpectedly great: the original Moto G.

The 2013 Moto G only had to do one thing: not suck. It succeeded.

The first generation Moto G was, at around  [Read More…]

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Forget last year’s missteps — the Samsung Galaxy Note line is back in style. This year’s Note takes everything we loved about the Galaxy S8 Plus and adds even more display real estate, an impressive new dual-camera rig, boasting  [Read More…]

In Oreo, the button to check for Android updates now actually checks for updates

File this one under things finally working as described.

If you’ve ever mashed that “Check for update” button in your phone settings because you were waiting and ready for an update, you know disappointment. You might be disappointed less in the future, as the button now actually checks for an update when asks rather than check to see if you were slotted in to be updated that day.

Long-time Android developer and new master of update buttons Elliot Hughes  [Read More…]

Three features I’d steal from iOS 11 for the next Android update

iOS 11 is officially out, and there’s nothing wrong with a little feature envy.

The latest update to iOS is out of beta and rolling out to iPhones as of Tuesday this week, and it’s got our friends over at iMore pretty excited. If you need to catch up on what’s new, you can check out Rene Ritchie’s full review:

iOS 11 Review

While it’s all Android, all the time over here, it’s always worth keeping up  [Read More…]

Google’s new “zero-touch enrollment” program offers pre-configured Android devices to enterprises

For the past few years, Google has been focusing (among other things) on making Android more attractive to businesses. Its latest effort is called “zero-touch enrollment” and is a tool that will allow companies to seamlessly configure their devices before shipping them out to their employees. With “zero-touch enrollment” employees (or IT people) won’t have […]

How to use an LTE Apple Watch with an Android smartphone

It’s hacky as all hell and your battery life will be terrible. But it works.

While testing the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular last night, I floated a crazy idea past iMore editor-at-large Rene Ritchie: What happens if you set up the Apple Watch on an iPhone, then swap that iPhone’s SIM card over into an Android phone? Would the watch recognize that its paired iPhone SIM was no longer in an iPhone and stop  [Read More…]

What can Android bring to the table to top iPhone X?

There are many different versions of Android, and it’s quite perplexing for anyone not technically minded to know which operating system will work the best. A Multitasking Phone When it comes to mobile devices, Android certainly is one of the most used operating system – and maybe it’s because of its many awesome features. Just […]

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

Customize your Android and give it a unique look with one of these free packs.

10 years of Android and AndroidGuys: Giveaway week 4: Fitness

We’re celebrating ten years of Android and AndroidGuys with ten weeks of giveaways. We’ve teamed up with some truly amazing companies and each week will allow one lucky winner to walk away with a prize pack of products from some of the most well-known names in Android.

Create an app folder in Android [How-To]

If you’re like me, you love trying out new apps. I have a passion for photography, so I’m always on the lookout for new camera or photo editing apps. That’s why I tend to install a lot of apps on my device, which in turn means I run out of space on my home screen […]