Tag Archive: Android


Top 15 things you need to know about Android Q

The first dev preview of Android Q is here, and there’s plenty to like.

The first developer preview of Android Q is now available for the Pixels, serving up an early look at the new features and changes coming to Android later in the year. There’s little to no change on the UI front, but Google is rolling out a slew of new features, including granular options for location sharing, a theming engine, screen recording,

Better privacy  [Read More…]

Android Q public beta launched for Pixel phones

Available for Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3.

There are still a lot of phones waiting on an update to Android Pie, but that’s not stopping Google from rolling out the latest and greatest. As of March 13, 2019, you can now sign up for the Android Q public beta on your Pixel phone!

While there are some user-facing changes with Android Q compared to Pie, this latest Android version is primarily focused on smaller backend tweaks  [Read More…]

Umidigi F1 Play: 48MP camera, Android 9, and top tier specs

One of the biggest trends we’re starting to see in 2019 is the rapid growth and iteration in cameras. The advent of multiple cameras is a huge one right now with not just a second one, but a third, or fourth. Another big trend is jumping from 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras up to 48-megapixels.

Indeed, that’s a key feature in Umidigi’s latest phone, the F1 Play. Launching as an affordable Android 9 Pie device, this one delivers a ton of  [Read More…]

How to install Android Q on your Pixel right now (or downgrade to Pie)

Get the latest Android version on your phone now.

We still don’t know what it’ll be called — what can it be called? — but Android Q is officially here, and its first beta is available now.

Technically it’s a developer preview, so it’s not ready for prime time. So read on and let’s get the party started.

The easy way The harder way Going back to Android 9 Pie Which phones are receiving the final Android  [Read More…]

Do Android devices support PS4 Remote Play?

Best answer: Yes, Android devices do support PS4 remote play, but only specific ones. You have to buy a Sony Xperia smartphone if you want to continue your game on the go.

Ready for Remote Play: Sony Xperia XZ3 ($ 618 at Amazon) Play the best games: PlayStation 4 Slim ($ 300 at Amazon) Only Sony Xperia phones can play

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to buy a PlayStation Vita in order to enjoy PlayStation  [Read More…]

Slack now has a dark mode for its Android and iOS apps

Rolling out now with the latest update.

Here at Mobile Nations, and likely for a lot of remote companies, Slack is one of our most frequently used applications. It’s absolutely essential for staying in touch with coworkers throughout the day, and while it’s great for the most part, few things are as irritating as opening up a message late at night only to have the bright, white background blind you.

Now, after lots of anxiously waiting, Slack  [Read More…]

Five of the best productivity apps for Android in 2019

Smartphones are of the few things that most people have with them at all times. Despite being incredibly powerful and capable of performing PC-like tasks, most of us do not use them to their full potential.

If you install the right apps on your Android device, and make use of them perfectly, you can increase your productivity significantly. Bu, given there are a ton of productivity apps available for download, we often see multiple choices for apps that basically do the  [Read More…]

The best Android Go phones you can buy in 2019

There are affordable Android phones, and then there are Android Go phones. Android Go devices are designed to be as cheap as possible and run a special version of Android that’s created specifically with lower-end specs in mind. Android Go handsets are great starter or backup phones, and these are the best ones you can buy in 2019.

Our pick Nokia 1

Staff Favorite

One of the few Android Go phones officially sold in the U.S. is  [Read More…]

What are Android instant apps and how do you use them?

Have you ever wanted to try an app without actually installing it? If so, then instant apps are exactly what you’ve been searching for. Many times even when a service has a website and app, it is often easier and more convenient to use the app interface when on a mobile device.

However, just because you want to use that app, doesn’t mean you want it cluttering up your home screen or app drawer. Instant apps are perfect for these  [Read More…]

ActionDash review: A ‘Digital wellbeing’ for all Android phones

The sheer amount of tasks we can do on our phones today is astounding. With the increasing dependency on our mobile phones, sometimes we find it hard to put it down and experience other aspects of life. To counter this, both Google and Apple announced features dubbed “Digital Wellbeing” for their respective mobile operating systems.

However, unlike Apple, Google’s implementation is not available for all devices, which means that third-party apps have found the need to offer it instead. Action  [Read More…]