Tag Archive: Android’s


Zolo Liberty+ review: Could these be Android’s version of AirPods?

There are more truly wireless headphones being released, but Zolo is a newcomer that offers an intriguing option with the Liberty+. Join us as we take a look at whether these can truly compete against Apple’s AirPods.

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Google Play Services 12.2.09 fixes Android’s ‘Check for Update’ feature

You can force the update now, but tread carefully if you choose to do so.

The ‘Check for Update’ feature in Android has been a real piece of work for some time now. It was announced in September that this was being reworked to actually pull in new updates rather than just seeing if one was available in your area, but the rollout was delayed due to a bug with Google Play Services.

Thankfully, it would appear  [Read More…]

OnePlus has nearly solved Android’s navigation future

OnePlus has a new feature that improves navigation on Android phones by copying the iPhone X.

OnePlus is in a weird place right now. It’s dealing with accusations of privacy violations, and has just made public an enormous credit card breach that affected at least 40,000 paying customers. There have been public calls to stop buying their phones.

But the company continues to operate, releasing new colors of its flagship OnePlus 5T and working towards  [Read More…]

Android’s notification dots are coming to Chrome OS

A new commit suggests that Chrome OS will soon get Android Oreo’s notification dots.

Oreo wasn’t the biggest Android update ever released, but one of the features it did add was notification dots. Notification dots are those colorful circles that appear next to your app icons, and long-pressing on an app with one of these reveals the notification(s) for that app above your app shortcuts.

A new commit was recently discovered by Chrome Story, and it suggests  [Read More…]

Google Pay finally unifies Androids fragmented payment solutions

Googe has today launched a new payment solution called Google Pay. There are currently a number of payment solutions across the Google ecosystem from Android Pay to automatically filling out credit card information in Chrome. Google says that the new Google Pay aims to combine all these different methods of paying into a single brand. […]

The most influential games released in Android’s history

Games have always been a part of mobile phones. Remember when Nokia was the de facto brand if you wanted to buy a mobile device? Even those clunky but very resilient phones had the likes of Snake and Bounce for your entertainment needs. When Apple and Google launched app stores for their mobile operating systems, […]

Disney Emoji Blitz perfectly captures Android’s emoji problem

Emoji are really, really complicated, and they don’t need to be.

Emoji are supposed to be easy, cute, and even fun. They’re whimsical ways to communicate with your friends, allowing you to create and converse in sometimes-cryptic pictographic codes. Emoji can say a million things, and while they should translate across platforms and people easily, the truth is, they don’t, especially on Android. This is doubly true for custom emoji keyboards on Android, which are all either  [Read More…]

EU considers yet another record fine for Google, this time over Android’s anti-competitive terms

The EU and Google continue to battle over antitrust allegations.

Google may be facing yet another decision in an antitrust investigation in the EU, according to a new report by Reuters, including a fine that could exceed $ 2.7 billion. The news comes just a few days after the EU finalized a record-setting $ 2.7 billion fine over Google’s practices involving shopping ads in search. It serves to reason, then, that a fine for something as large as terms  [Read More…]

Top 5 things you need to know about Kotlin, Android’s new programming language

What is Kotlin and why should I care about it?

Google announced support for Kotlin in Android at Google I/O 2017, but many of us aren’t sure what’s going on or why we should care.

Let’s take a look at the five things you need to know about Kotlin if you’re not an Android developer.

What is Kotlin?

Kotlin is a programming and development language from Jetbrains. They’re the folks behind the IntelliJ Java IDE and Kotlin is  [Read More…]

6 apps to completely overhaul your Android’s look and feel

Have an Android phone that could use some freshening up? There’s nothing wrong with the performance, but you’ve just gotten a little bit tired of how it looks and feels. Fear not, one of the best things about the platform is that it allows for all sorts of customization. In fact, it has been one […]