Diversity in Android means we can disagree on the 'best' phone, but still both have a great phone. This week I wrote a three-month follow-up to our Pixel review, keeping up our tradition of returning to high-profile devices several months on to see how they've held up over time. Show More Summary
This week we talked about Android optimization, 'bezel-less' smartphones, Google launching Android One in the US and a whole lot more. Here's the news of the week!
An injection of over 1,000,000 Android apps does a great job filling in the holes in Chrome. A few Chromebooks already have Android apps through Google Play. More are scheduled to get them, and most new Chromebooks will ship with the Play store working from day one. Show More Summary
Sometimes, when an app has outlived its usefulness, you’ll want to uninstall it to make way for new ones. Uninstalling apps is easy enough: simply go to the Apps list, find the app, and hit the Uninstall button.... This story continues at Make Tech Easier The post How to Remove Leftover Files and Folders After Uninstalling Apps on Android appeared first on Make Tech Easier.
What is this, 2009? Let’s face facts though – smartphones are computing powerhouses now, but gaming on them is still generally awful. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the horsepower to emulate any system from the last millennium when your control scheme involves awkwardly pawing away at glass when what you need is real buttons. Show More Summary
Slack recently added support for Threaded Messages to its service. The company started rolling the feature out to its Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Web apps earlier this week and it’s now available to all users. The company today released support for Threaded Messages on its Windows Phone app allowing users to try out the […]
Welcome to the 175th Android Apps Weekly! This week we talk about Vine's transformation, two Nintendo games coming soon, and more Android apps news!
People freaking out over an Android app's permissions again was overdue. It's a regular happening in the tech press. An app has questionable permissions and people freak out about it. Sometimes it's warranted, but most of the time it's...Show More Summary
The latest version of Google Play Services comes with a feature that can ensure all your devices are always online. Austrian journalist Andreas Proschofsky has posted a screenshot on his Google+ account showing a new feature called "Instant...Show More Summary
Android/iOS: If you want to control a Raspberry Pi or Arduino connected device from your phone, you’d usually need to know at least some programming. Blynk is an app that makes it easier to control those devices from your phone. Read more...
Many Android phones can create handy hotspots to share your phone’s internet connections, but they can be tedious to set up. Google wants to fix this with its new Instant Tethering feature. Read more...
A hot new thing in the mobile world is Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and it’s possible they might spell the end for the humble native mobile app. Google has just effectively green-lighted PWAs to be the future of Android. Mobile expert Henrik Joreteg over at his blog explains.
International versions of the Honor 8 are now receiving the Android Nougat update which delivers Huawei's machine learning along with EMUI 5.0.
Well, it appears the Secret Service has pried Donald Trump's beloved Android phone from his tweeting fingers. An unidentified friend of Trump's tells the AP the new president handed over his phone Thursday on the advice of security advisers. The New York Times reports Trump's Android was replaced by an...
New photos have leaked that show HTC’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch. This smartwatch initially leaked on Weibo in October, but no announcement or teaser has come from HTC. These new photos were also released on Weibo and show the watch powered on and from a number of different angles. HTC’s smartwatch [...]
PDF files can be a pain in the neck, but they are a necessity for many businesses. As such, PDF readers are commonplace on the PC, with most folks having at least one program that can handle viewing them. But what if you want to view...Show More Summary
Imagine, if you will for just a moment, being Apple. For years you’re told the sky is falling because Android has taken more market share and, uh, well, for some reason that’s bad, although no one is ever really able to articulate why when you take all the profit and get most of the apps first. Show More Summary
When Google announced the Nexus One back in 2010 it marked an important turning point for the company's Android mobile operating system. While Google's vision had always been different to Apple's - the aim being to create an OS standard...Show More Summary
Looking to lessen its reliance on Google and further differentiate itself among a crowded field of Android handsets, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone will feature a brand new intelligent personal assistant, similar in nature to...Show More Summary