Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

The infamous Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is back today with a new smartphone. Called the Mi 4i, the design, as expected, looks every bit like Apple’s iPhone 5c from the outside.

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In a world where the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are meant to counter the increasing market share of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Korean giant’s front runner is not really setting the stage on fire at home as far as sales are concerned. According to a new report, Samsung is looking at just 20,000 units sold per day since the phone was released.

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The decision to integrate biometric detection into consumer electronics may be popular with users and shows the willingness of companies to embrace emerging technologies, but the fundamental reason for such integration boils down to one thing: an attempt to improve security. The data associated with biometric capture extends beyond a simple password or code created by the user. It actually forms part of who that person is as an individual and is quite possibly as personal as it can get, so when things go wrong, as one research company will point out at this week’s RSA, it raises a lot more eyebrows than a simple password breach. According to a new report, a number of Android devices are failing to protect the data of users that is captured through integrated biometric sensors.

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A few years ago, before the big IPO, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook were continually – and correctly – lambasted for their decidedly below-par mobile efforts. For a company that had a following then well into the hundreds of millions – now in the billions, of course – Facebook on iOS and Android were a major let down, but in recent times, things have dramatically improved. Facebook has, at times, partaken in the sport of throwing ideas against the wall and seeing what sticks – with varying degrees of success – and now, has launched an all-new dialer app for Android called Hello.

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Rooting an Android device is known for opening a world of new features rather than cutting back on existing ones. And in the case of the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, rooting the device breaks Samsung Pay.

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EA SPORTS has just dropped a UFC title for iOS and Android, featuring official fighters and events from the all-action sport. It’s free to download, and you can find key details and download links right here.

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Here’s how to install Beats Music Android APK on Mac or Windows for a more native experience. Complete details can be found here.

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Google has just announced a new update for Android Wear. The update is easily one of the biggest we have seen in a long while coming out for Android Wear powered devices. Features such as hands-free gestures, Wi-Fi support, emoji drawing and more are headed right to your wrist.

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Carrying on from the recent announcement of its Xperia Z4 Tablet that was introduced as part of MWC 2015 last month, Sony has now taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone – Xperia Z4. Fans of the Xperia lineup of smartphones will be pleased to know that the latest Z4 hasn’t deviated hugely from its predecessor – Xperia Z3 – in terms of aesthetic design, but does come with improved technical specifications under-the-hood.

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We told you a few weeks ago how WWE 2K was set to be released in spring and today that has happened, with the wrestling game is available to download for both iOS on the App Store and Android on Google Play. You’ll need to hand over $7.99 in order to play it, but there’s plenty to get your teeth into once you have.

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Oh dear, how does this keep happening? Earlier today celebrity Nick Cannon sent out a tweet that waxed lyrical about the new Samsung Galaxy S6 that T-Mobile had hooked him up with. That’s all well and good, and at that point we really don’t have too much to say.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 woes continue to build up. Apparently, Samsung’s front-runner has a serious quality issue concerned with the paintjob around the camera ring, where it is seemingly peeling off pretty easily, while the LED glass panel could actually be extremely prone to scratches.

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In a gruesome turn of events, two roommates in Tulsa, Oklahoma ended up stabbing each other with broken beer bottles after an iPhone vs. Android debate broke out between the duo.

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You would expect a bunch of Android apps to go free on some special day, but the Amazon Appstore, as always, continues to surprise us with its generous share of paid apps for free. The online retail giant is once again offering an array of paid titles – worth $105 in total – that can be grabbed absolutely free for a limited period.

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The smartphone market is undoubtedly brimming with exceptional device manufacturers, which can only be seen as a good thing for the people that really matter – the end consumer. With that said, Apple and Samsung are clearly the two big players in the industry with the statistics showing that the makers of the iPhone and Galaxy S series – respectively – continually shift more units on a year-on-year basis than their rivals. So, Apple and Samsung are ahead of the competition with not much to separate the two, but if you asked a group of pre-teens to choose whether they’d prefer an Apple or Samsung smartphone, which way do you think they’d go? This video answers that age old question.

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Here’s a speed test comparison of iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 flagship smartphones. Complete details and video can be found here.

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Here’s how to use your Android Wear smartwatch with iPhone for iOS notifications, answering calls and controlling music. More details on the matter can be found right here.

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Updated: You can now download the latest Google Play Store APK 5.4.12 which brings with it a bunch of changes and bug fixes that users have been facing for quite a while. Check the full details below.

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Everyone loves Tesla, except maybe someone with shares in an oil company. From what we’re hearing in reviews and hands-on time, everyone loves the new Samsung Galaxy S6 as well, which is quite the feat considering some of the stick Samsung has received in the past. But what does Tesla have to do with a Samsung smartphone you ask? Well, it’s obvious.

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The LG G3 is long due for a successor to replace it, and it looks like the G4’s design, features and specs may have just leaked online ahead of any surprises the company had been planning for a while. For further information on this development, head past the jump.

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