Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

If a new smartphone has been on your immediate wish list, but you really aren’t a heavy enough user to warrant parting with upwards of $800 for a top-of-the-range modern option, then the time has potentially arrived to reach in and grab that credit card out. Samsung’s Galaxy S range of Android-powered smartphones really don’t need any introduction, and even though we’re talking about the S5 version of the series rather than the latest S7, it’s still worth $159.99 of anyone’s money, if not as a primary phone, then certainly as a secondary phone.

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Google has today launched a new way for users to accessorize their Nexus phones with. The company is calling its new accessory Live Case. With Live Case, Nexus users get the ability to have any of their favorite photo, or even a Google Maps location, printed onto a case. It looks pretty cool! Google will be charging $35 for each case, and is currently supporting the Nexus 6, 5X, and 6P line of devices.

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Here’s how you can use chat bots in Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android right now. For those who don’t know, chat bots are little intelligent pieces of software baked into Messenger that are there to allow users to communicate with them in order to achieve a certain outcome.

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Google has just made available to download Android N Developer Preview 2 for Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9, Pixel C and Android One General Mobile 4G devices.

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A new research report has given us an in-depth look at the variations between popular emoji characters and how they are perceived by individuals that receive them on varying device types, often resulting in entirely different interpretations. How varied can this experience be? Let’s find out.

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Google Play APK 6.4.13 Update: You can now download the latest Google Play Store APK 6.4.13 which brings with it a bunch of changes and bug fixes for issues that users have been facing for quite a while. Check the full details below.

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Dropbox is now integrated into Facebook Messenger, making file sharing much easier than ever before. Here’s how it works.

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HTC today has unveiled its 2016 flagship smartphone. Called HTC 10, here are full specs, price and release date info that you need to know about.

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Here’s a Android N vs iOS 9 feature comparison in the view of Google taking cues, inspiration, copying features from Apple’s iOS.

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Google could be planning to make a move that could bring about large-scale changes for the Android platform, and in turn, for those that develop and produce apps for the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Executives from Google, along with decision makers from other tech companies like Uber and Facebook, have reportedly been in attendance at a meeting solely put in place to discuss Apple’s Swift programming language. Google has potentially seen enough about the power of the open-source language to be seriously considering adopting it as a “first-class language” for Android going forward.

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Rumor has it that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 features iris scanner instead of fingerprint reader and is likely going to be IP68 water resistant, like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Reddit has today launched its very own apps for both iOS and Android, replacing the Alien Blue apps that had carried the Reddit torch for the last 18 months or so.

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Want to enable encryption on your iPhone, iPad or Android device? We show you how to encrypt your mobile devices in a detailed step by step guide below.

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Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones with dual-cameras in collaboration with Leica are official. Specs, price, and release date details can be found here.

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Google has today announced that all of its Google Play family of apps are set to receive a visual makeover, or at least their icons will. In a blogpost by Jonathan Chung, Visual Design Lead, Google Play, Google announced that all six of its Google Play apps will get new, more colorful and friendly icons.

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Microsoft already classes Windows 10 as a commercial and consumer success, but that doesn’t mean the software giant is going to take the foot off the pedal and step back from taking the platform to the next level. After already using the annual Build conference to announce a feature-packed Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has now announced that their latest operating system will soon offer support for a number of Android notification types pulled directly from a smartphone or tablet to the Windows 10-powered computer.

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Fans of Instagram will soon be able to record longer videos for sharing with their friends and anyone else on the planet after the photo and video-based social network announced that videos of up to 60 seconds will soon be accepted.

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Are these the official specs of the upcoming OnePlus 3 smartphone? Screenshot of an AnTuTu Benchmark result shows a new OnePlus smartphone labeled the OnePlus A3000 that, based on its specs, is believed to be the company’s upcoming OnePlus 3 flagship smartphone.

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Here’s a video showing Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 vs Galaxy S7 with Exynos 8890 going head-to-head in a speed comparison test.

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Sony has just announced that it will be bringing PlayStation games to the iOS and Android platforms, and has created a special division just for this. Here are the details.

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