When Microsoft retrenched from the Windows Phone market they swung hard to the enterprise segment, and expected that they would create opportunities for 3rd party OEMs in the process. It seems however that a rather expensive HP Elite X3 was not going to satisfy the need for companies who switched to Windows Phones specifically due […]
When Chinese hardware maker Xiaomi decided in 2013 that it wanted to begin expanding its smartphone business worldwide, the company made a great pick to head up the effort: Google’s Vice President of product management for Android, Hugo Barra. Show More Summary
VP of International Hugo Barra announced on Facebook that he'll be leaving Xiaomi and returning to Silicon Valley. Barra, who became the face of the company both at home in Beijing and abroad, was a star at Google's Android division prior to his tenure at Xiaomi. Show More Summary
Microsoft today updated their Next Lock Screen app for Android devices to v3.11. This new update improves the battery life usage by using Wi-Fi instead of GPS to get location. Find the full change log below. What’s New: – Improve smart lock battery life. Next now uses Wi-Fi instead of GPS to get location to […]
You can read all about it on iMore's sibling site, Android Central, but here's the gist: [The] batteries built by Samsung SDI, referred to as Battery A, had a defect in the top right of the lithium ion grouping, and in some cells, caused fire through repeated charge and discharge. Show More Summary
EarlyBird – News for Android brings you ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters. Here are the 10 Top Android for the week of January 22nd
Samsung is finally ready to announce the findings of its lengthy investigation into what caused batteries in its flagship Galaxy Note 7 Android smartphone to overheat late last year. “Following several months of comprehensive investigations,...Show More Summary
Samsung has officially started releasing the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its 2017 flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Other Samsung Galaxy models are expected to get the latest Android firmware later this year. Also, smartphone companies like LG and Huawei have begun rolling out Nougat updates for their devices. Show More Summary
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...