Xiaomi Mi 4i is on open sale on Flipkart until tomorrow
Infographic: the phones with the highest and lowest screen-to-body ratios
DxOMark tests the One M9 camera, and the results are not pretty
According to Google’s research, Security Questions aren’t all that secure
So, you are trying to use an account online, and because you’ve forgotten your password, you are asked to answer a security question in order to recover your account. This time, you are being asked to enter the name of your first pets name. Is it Fluffy, Muffy or Tuffy? And is it your very first […] Come comment on this article: According to Google’s research, Security Questions aren’t all that secure
2015/05/25 08:20 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Xiaomi Mi 4i is up for open sale in India right now
Android M may bring along two-year update guarantee for Nexus devices
Android M is due for an announcement very soon, but we’re still hearing rumors about what’s going to come with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. The newest rumor has more to do with how Android M will affect certain Nexus devices than general software enhancements, but it’s still very useful information when considering […] Come comment on this article: Android M may bring along two-year update guarantee for Nexus devices
2015/05/25 04:45 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Google’s new standalone Photos app leaks out in screenshots
Days after a report claimed that Google could unveil its Google+-less photo service at I/O, new details on the offering have surfaced. Several screenshots of what窶冱 said to be Google窶冱 new dedicated Photos app for Android have found their way online. Posted by
2015/05/25 02:56 Android and Me
Signatures and improved delete options on the way to Inbox by Gmail
The Inbox by Gmail app was an attempt by Google to start re-thinking the traditional mail client and how users maintain control over their incoming email. Despite a lot of positive buzz at launch, users quickly discovered several limitations and sizable numbers went back to the Gmail client. New information shows the development team is […] Come comment on this article: Signatures and improved delete options on the way to Inbox by Gmail
2015/05/25 01:40 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
New look at Google Photos starts to reveal direction for the app
As Google edges closer to separating their Photos app from the Google+ platform, an early version of the new app has surfaced for sources to take a look at the direction being taken by Google. Many core features appear to carryover from the way they operate in Google+, but other features are being added along […] Come comment on this article: New look at Google Photos starts to reveal direction for the app
2015/05/25 01:23 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
[Deal Alert] Best Buy Is Selling The Moto 360 For $100 Off, All Colors And Bands Available
If you've been waiting on a good deal for Motorola's first Android Wear device, now might be the time to strike. Best Buy is offering every retail variant of the Moto 360, all the various color and band combinations, for $100 off of the already-reduced base price of $250. That means the cheapest new one is $149.99, while the most expensive option (the "champagne" gold color with matching metal band for men or women) is $229.99.
2015/05/25 00:02 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Weekly poll results: are you buying a ZenFone 2?
In The New Google Photos App, Autoawesome Becomes 'Assistant,' And Allows For More Manual Creations
We've already taken a brief look at Google's upcoming Photos app and discussed how it will be able to employ link sharing, but there are still other details worth looking at little closer. One of those is "Assistant," a new screen in the Photos app that seems to replace "Autoawesome" from the app's current iteration. This screen is where users will find automatically-generated stories, animations, movies, and collages, but - happily - users will no longer have to wait and hope for those autoawesome goodies.
2015/05/24 20:44 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
AC editors' apps of the week: Leo's Fortune, Hexy Launcher, Wallrox Wallpapers and more
The New Google Photos App Will Include Photo And Video Link Sharing With Privacy Controls
We gave you an overview of the new Google Photos app earlier today, but there's a lot more to see than can be covered in a single post. We're breaking some of the new features so we can go over them in detail. First up, the new link sharing component of Google Photos. Not only can you share photos or videos in a snap, you can preserve some of your privacy while doing it.
2015/05/24 19:30 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
How has your Galaxy S6's battery life actually held up over time?
Here are all the phones that have Lollipop so far
An Exclusive Early Look At The New Google Photos App
We've been hearing for a very long time - virtually ever since Vic Gundotra left Google+, with more rumors springing up recently - that Photos would be splitting off from Google's social/sign-in platform. We've heard vague rumblings, and even seen some baby steps toward this split, but now we have something a bit more substantial to go on - an exclusive early look at Google's new Photos app, separate from Google+ and improved in a number of ways.
2015/05/24 17:36 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
[Android Auto Watch] 2015 Hyundai Sonata Android Auto Upgrade Now Available At Some Dealers, Others Soon
According to the fan-owned Hyundai Forums, if you walk into your Hyundai dealership in the next week or so with your 2015 Hyundai Sonata with Tech Package (meaning the large screen navigation system upgrade), an Android Auto upgrade should be there for you. And if it isn't, it probably will be shortly (like, this week). One owner already has the update flashed to his car (pictures are there in the thread for registered users, if you want proof), and along with the Hyundai service notice above, should make it obvious this thing is ready to go.
2015/05/24 16:56 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Google Play Books Still Has An Alarming Number Of Scammy Book Listings
[Deal] Grab a Moto 360 for $149.99 from BestBuy
Earlier today, BestBuy kicked off a brand new deal on all three colorways of the Moto 360. However, unlike any of its other previous promotions, the company has decided to host this one via eBay. Buying a Moto 360 with this promo saves customers a whopping $100; meaning you can pick one up for $149.99. However, […] Come comment on this article: [Deal] Grab a Moto 360 for $149.99 from BestBuy
2015/05/24 15:15 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
From the Editor's Desk: First phone for Daddy's little girl ...
This transparent HTC One M9 hybrid case is over 50% off today
Android Authority this week – May 24, 2015
Quick look: The LG G4 official extra battery kit
Galaxy S6 International Giveaway
Huawei bringing fingerprint scanner to budget smartphone
A new budget smartphone from Huawei leaked this morning with some interesting hardware reportedly inside and a truly budget price. Perhaps the most notable item included in the new device is a push-to-read fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. That is followed closely by word that the device will be capable of supporting […] Come comment on this article: Huawei bringing fingerprint scanner to budget smartphone
2015/05/24 02:25 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Job cuts in the works for BlackBerry
BlackBerry Ltd has announced that it will be undertaking job cuts at facilities around the world as it consolidates software, hardware and applications business units. The move is part of an effort to take advantage of growth opportunities and try to regain profitability for all of its business segments. No details concerning the number of […] Come comment on this article: Job cuts in the works for BlackBerry
2015/05/24 02:06 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
NVIDIA Shield Tablet getting Android 5.1 update
As a long holiday weekend got underway in the U.S., NVIDIA took the opportunity to start rolling out Android 5.1 to their NVIDIA Shield Tablet devices. As is typically the case with operating system updates, NVIDIA says this one brings improved performance and responsiveness to the devices. Users will also enjoy improved security and support […] Come comment on this article: NVIDIA Shield Tablet getting Android 5.1 update
2015/05/24 01:42 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Apple and Google Execs met in English mansion to secretly discuss government surveillance plans
DxOMark Reviews The HTC One M9, Ranks It The 22nd Best Mobile Camera On The Market, 21 Places Behind The Galaxy S6
DxOMark just released their review of the HTC One M9's camera. I'm not going to beat around the bush, the results aren't great (not that any of us here at AP are all that surprised). The HTC One M9 scored a rather abysmal cumulative score of 69, placing the Taiwanese manufacturer's latest flagship in 22nd place on DxOMark's top mobile camera list. That places the M9 21 spots behind the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, which currently sits in the number one spot.
2015/05/24 00:58 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
dbrand Skins: Not just for looking awesome
You can’t deny that my Nexus 6 looks awesome. I personally don’t like to use cases on my phones. I know it’s stupid. I realize I’m wielding an expensive piece of technology around and even if I have insurance on it, it’s still [...]
2015/05/23 23:50 Android and Me
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet getting its Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade
[Deal Alert] T-Mobile's 'Double Your Memory' Event Gets You Twice The Storage On Your New S6 Or S6 Edge For Free This Memorial Day Weekend
T-Mobile is getting in on the Memorial Day sale action with a pretty sweet promotion for customers looking to pick up a new Samsung S6 or S6 Edge. During this weekend only, the Magenta Mavericks will double your storage for free, meaning you can get a 128GB phone for the price of a 64GB one, or the 64GB option for the price of a 32GB device. That's a savings of $80-100 and a pretty solid promotion.
2015/05/23 15:57 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Rumor: Android M Will Come With An Update Guarantee For Nexus Devices
Android 5.0 was a big visual change for Android, but the upcoming M release will make its mark on Android as well. Google is likely going to announce hard cut-offs for Nexus device update support. There will be no more guessing about which devices will get updates and for how long, but that means several older devices are going to stay on Lollipop.
2015/05/23 21:46 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Google's Internal Code Name For Android M Is Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC)
Google will be unveiling the successor to Lollipop at Google I/O in just a few days, but we won't get a real name. It will likely just be called Android M until it's released, but Google has an internal code name just as it did for L and K. It's called Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC), a name which is already being referenced in AOSP.
2015/05/23 21:22 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
The Google Live Case 'Shortcut Button' Looks Familiar - Workshop May Still Be Alive After All
Way back in August of 2014, we got a peek a service Google was experimenting with, at the time called "Workshop." The service would allow users to create customized cases for their Nexus 5, featuring either photos or map imagery of their choice. The cases would come with a special live wallpaper, also customized around the user's preferences. After that post, though, everything was quiet. We didn't hear or see any new motion on Workshop until last month, when a customized Google Maps case popped up on a Googler's Google+ profile.
2015/05/23 21:01 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Gesture controls and how to use them in Cyanogen OS
[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 161: Hey, Thanks For The Bag Of Dirt (With Special Guest Ron Amadeo)
Welcome back to another week of the Android Police Podcast. To catch us live on Hangouts On Air every Thursday at 5:30PM PST (subject to change as per the calendar widget below), just head over to androidpolice.com/podcast. For the unedited video show, click here. As always, we'll take your questions at 530-HELLO-AP and also at our email address: podcast at androidpolice dot com. Additionally, we're giving out a $10 Google Play gift card every week to our favorite listener-submitted voicemail or email from here on out, so send us your questions or discussion topics!
2015/05/23 19:53 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
[Weekend Poll And Discussion] Do You Have Android 5.1.1 Yet? What Do You Think Of It?
As more and more Nexus devices get updated to Android 5.1.1 (and, in the Nexus 9's case, 5.1 in the first place), hopefully more and more issues people had with Android 5.0 and 5.1 are getting resolved. What I want to ask you is about your experience with the latest version of Android. Better? Worse? The same? The Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 (2012 and 2013), 9, and 10 [and Player] all have the update rolling out now with varying degrees of completeness, and factory images for all but the 6 are available.
2015/05/23 19:44 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Spotify evolves into 24-hour entertainment resource
From music and news, to podcasts and videos from your favorite sources, Spotify is planning to a full entertainment hub, right to your device. The post Spotify evolves into 24-hour entertainment resource appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/05/23 19:00 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | Spotify evolves into 24-hour entertainment resource
Deal: Last chance to grab the IDrive 1TB Hard Drive and 10TB of Cloud Backup Bundle for $97 (79% off)
Phil's favorite Android Wear smartwatches
Google Keep Version 3.1.204 Adds A Map View To The Location Reminder Interface
The latest update to Google Keep doesn't add a whole lot, but if you're used to adding reminders based on location, you might notice a new feature. Now when adding a location-based reminder to a Keep note you'll be treated to a new Google Maps screen, allowing you to see the spot on the map rather than guessing at a text-only address. Here's the difference: Left: old UI. Center and right: new UI.
2015/05/23 18:24 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Chromecast app adds backdrop picture history, customizable backdrop speed
[APK Download] Dropbox Gets A Material Design Makeover And Gesture Folder Navigation In Version 2.6
Apps with tens of millions of users tend to either spend a lot of time and effort conforming to Android's visual standards... or spend none at all, considering their own cross-platform UI more important. Dropbox has tended to fall into the former category, but it's taken them a while to get on board with the Material Design standards introduced with Android 5.0. That changes today: version 188.8.131.52 adds a new UI that follows the Material Design playbook.
2015/05/23 17:51 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Some Chrome Users Can Now Cast Tabs Directly To Video Hangouts Sessions
Google keeps patiently improving the ecosystem surrounding the Chromecast and its various software tie-ins. But the latest trick is casting not to a gadget or screen, but to a conversation. At least some users are now able to cast tabs to a video Hangouts session, allowing the recipient to watch the video (or whatever else you've got in that tab) without a cumbersome link. It doesn't seem to be live for everyone, but check out your Chromecast extension if you'd like to try it out.
2015/05/23 16:46 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Comcast’s broadband caps are even more annoying than we imagined
Ah, Comcast — will you ever stop coming up with creative ways to irritate your customers? Redditor FriendlyDespot has noticed that Comcast has started injecting code into user traffic that warns them when they’ve reached 90% of their monthly data cap limits. Below is a picture of what this looks like when it pops up on your browser. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!) “Injecting code into user traffic is not EVER okay,” writes FriendlyDespot. “It popped up again as I went to upload this screenshot to Imgur, and it broke the site.” On its support page, Comcast says that it also sends out emails to your primary Comcast user email address when you
2015/05/23 16:30 BGR
Shield Tablet Update 3.0 (Android 5.1) Is Rolling Out To The Wi-Fi Version Right Now [Update: LTE Too, Full ROM Links]
[Deal Alert] T-Mobile Will Double The Memory On Your New S6 Or S6 Edge For Free This Memorial Day Weekend
T-Mobile is getting in on the Memorial Day sale action with a pretty sweet promotion for customers looking to pick up a new Samsung S6 or S6 Edge. During this weekend only, the Magenta Mavericks will double your memory for free, meaning you can get a 128GB phone for the price of a 64GB one, or the 64GB option for the price of a 32GB device. That's a savings of 80-100$ and a pretty solid promotion.
2015/05/23 15:57 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
[Not Lollipop] Verizon DROID Ultra, DROID Mini, And DROID Maxx Get A Maintenance Update
Howdy there, owners of the 2013 Motorola DROID phones. Are you patiently waiting for your Android 5.0 update? Good. That means you've already had plenty of practice, and you'll need it, because you'll be waiting at least a little longer. You may see an over-the-air update coming in sometime in the next few days, but it isn't for a new version of Android. We just thought we'd let you know so you don't get your hopes up...
2015/05/23 15:49 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Rounds app review
Design Starting with the design, Rounds keeps a very minimalistic approach. When you frist download the app, you are greeted with some colorful graphics and prompt you to log in to The post Rounds app review appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/05/23 15:17 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | Rounds app review
[Deal Alert] All SlickWraps Decorative And Protective Gadget Skins 50% Off For Memorial Day Weekend
SlickWraps is a company that makes, well, slick wraps for most mainstream smart phones and multitude of other gadgets. Everything on their site this weekend is 50% off for Memorial Day, making this a great time to skin your phone. The wraps offer a minimal amount of protection in addition to some sweet customization options to personalize your device. The adhesive sheets come in a wide array of styles and colors including exotic prints mimicking carbon fiber, wood grain, leather, metal, glitter, and more.
2015/05/23 15:13 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Glow in the dark toilet seat is finally a reality: Meet ‘Potty Glow’
After years of having his idea for a glow in the dark toilet seat scoffed at, Dave Reynolds of Lebanon, Tennessee is the one having the last laugh. Reynolds’ product, appropriately called Potty Glow, is now available for purchase at Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe’s for just $50. “I kept telling this story over and over to people and they laughed,” Reynolds said during a recent TV interview, “and I said, ‘One day you’re not going to laugh at me. One day you’re going to go to the bathroom and think of me.’” Mission accomplished. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why As far as ideas go, a glow in the dark
2015/05/23 15:00 BGR
Ask AC: Do I need a special cable for Android Auto?
Aria's Sensor Will Let You Swipe And Tap On Android Wear Without Touching Your Watch
Here's the problem with Android Wear. Although my G Watch R is always with me, notifying me and taking my commands, controlling it with anything but voice seems a tad cumbersome. You can realistically hold and interact with a phone using one hand, but you can't with a watch. You need both hands, which, if you ask me, feels like a step backwards sometimes. If my right hand is in my pocket, or holding something, steering, mixing a batch of cake filling, typing, grocery shopping, brushing my teeth, climbing a mountain, squeezing a lemon, or otherwise occupied, I have to interrupt whatever it is doing and bring it together with my left wrist to take care of a new notification on my watch.
2015/05/23 14:00 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
These Nexus 6 skin cases are only $3.95 today while supplies last
Amazon Echo adds TMZ, NPR and more news sources to its Flash Briefing feature
[Update: OTA URL] The Nexus 6's Android 5.1.1 OTA Is Rolling Out Now On T-Mobile (Build LYZ28E)
OneClip Is Microsoft's Upcoming Cross-Platform Cloud Clipboard Service
There's little doubt in anyone's mind that Microsoft has been marching forward with its cross-platform strategy over the past months. The company has been releasing more and more apps for Android and iOS, trying to spread its wings beyond its own operating systems and grab a few users across the pond. While some of these apps are the serious productive tools that we expect from Redmond, others have been quirky, experimental, and sometimes even wtf-worthy. That's not the case with OneClip.
2015/05/23 13:30 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Best and craziest sports plays from the last week
With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, not to mention some exciting action from Major League Baseball and various soccer leagues, this past week was chock full of great and crazy exciting sports plays. Below are a few of the better ones you might have missed over the last 7 days. DON’T MISS: 3 new iOS 9 features were just revealed in a huge new leak We don’t usually start with hockey, but this one is too good to pass up. Nothing as cliche as a hockey player scoring a goal by headbutting it in soccer style. Alas, the goal was ultimately disallowed. The ‘goal’ was shot by Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw during Game 2 of the NHL Western
2015/05/23 13:30 BGR
Top 10 Android app updates this week: Lyft, NFL Mobile
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the [...]
2015/05/23 13:04 Android and Me
Upgrading to leather: Taking your LG G4 to the next level
The Nexus 6's Android 5.1.1 OTA Is Rolling Out Now On T-Mobile (Build LYZ28E)
We suspected it was going to be released this weekend and here it is, the Android 5.1.1 OTA is starting to roll out to some T-Mobile users. The update's approval was confirmed by the operator's product evangelist Des on Twitter and Google+ a few hours ago and it has appeared on T-Mobile's product support pages. The OTA brings the Nexus 6 from build number LMY47M to LYZ28E, it should be around 125MB in size and have T-Mobile WiFi calling on board as well as all the bug fixes and improvements that come with Android 5.1.1.
2015/05/23 12:30 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Intex’s 5-Inch Cloud M5 II launches in India for Rs. 4,799
The Indian smartphone market is fiercely contested, nowhere more so than the entry-level segment which sees a new entrant from Intex called the Cloud M5 II carrying a price tag of Rs. 4,799 ($75). The Cloud M5 II is available exclusively from the Indian retailer, Flipkart. Let’s have a look at what the Cloud M5 II […] Come comment on this article: Intex’s 5-Inch Cloud M5 II launches in India for Rs. 4,799
2015/05/23 08:35 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
[Update: Changelog] Chromecast App Updated With Backdrop History And Layout Tweaks [APK Download]
Buy an LG G4, get a free memory card and spare battery
Why Mark Zuckerberg wants kids to play video games
Video games have gotten a bad rap for years now. They create killers, many critics like to claim. They glorify criminal behavior, some politicians often shout. But often left out of the video game discussion is how video games can actually be helpful to a child’s intellectual development. While it may sound a bit outlandish at first, video games can often help kids hone their problem solving skills, sometimes without them even realizing it. What’s more, kids who really love video games often start trying their hand at making their own, a sentiment recently articulated by none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who credits his childhood love of video games with turning him into a programmer. DON’T MISS: 3 new iOS 9
2015/05/23 02:15 BGR
LG G4 promo will give early adopters a free microSD card, battery, and charging cradle
If you窶况e been considering picking up an LG G4 when it launches in the U.S., LG窶冱 got a new offer that might convince you to pull the trigger. LG will give a 32GB microSD card, extra battery, and a battery charging cradle to anyone that buys an LG G4 [...]
2015/05/23 01:38 Android and Me
Indie artist delivers an impassioned and smart defense of Spotify
Just because Jay-Z’s Tidal service has been a bomb so far, that doesn’t mean artists aren’t right to be upset about the paltry sums of money they’re receiving from Spotify. However, Fort Frances lead singer David McMillin argues over at PopMatters that musicians shouldn’t be upset at Spotify at itself but at their own record labels for taking such huge chunks of cash from Spotify royalties. RELATED: Sorry, Tidal: Kanye West’s new album may be an Apple Music exclusive Instead of going through a major label to distribute work on Spotify, McMillin’s band pays a distributor called TuneCore $50 per album per year to distribute the band’s records on Spotify and nearly two dozen other streaming sites and online music stores. The
2015/05/23 01:30 BGR
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet’s Android 5.1 update arrives
Hey NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet owners, how does a Lollipop treat sound? Good, because NVIDIA is now pushing Android 5.1 to the SHIELD Tablet. The new flavor of Lollipop is part of NVIDIA窶冱 SHIELD Tablet Software Upgrade 3.0 which includes tweaks for the tablet窶冱 display, controller, camera, audio, [...]
2015/05/23 01:14 Android and Me
Indefinite: Interrogation Game offers unique spin on concentration genre
A new game from developer BrandLibel offers a unique twist on the concentration game genre. Incorporating hints of dystopian fiction titles like The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner, Indefinite: Interrogation Game places the player in the role of a detainee being interrogated about their involvement in a catastrophic global event called “The Incident.” The […] Come comment on this article: Indefinite: Interrogation Game offers unique spin on concentration genre
2015/05/23 01:02 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
How an 8-minute surgery could completely fix your poor eyesight
One of the things technology will most likely fix at some point down the road is poor eyesight. And it might happen sooner than we think, if Ocumetics Technology is successful with its Bionic Lens trials. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!) The company has developed something called the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, CBC News reports, a device that can be implanted into the eye and replace your natural lens to give you perfect vision. The tiny Bionic Lens, which looks like a tiny button, would be inserted into the eye during an eight-minute surgery where the patient’s sight would be corrected instantly. The device would be folded like a taco in
2015/05/23 00:45 BGR
Huawei uses fun video to tackle own name
As an official sponsor of the Arsenal Football Club of the English Premier League, Huawei has some unique access to football, er soccer, players for advertising purposes. The result is a fun video from Huawei’s “School of Pronunciation” that ends with an explanation of how to pronounce the company’s name. Presumably this is to help […] Come comment on this article: Huawei uses fun video to tackle own name
2015/05/23 00:25 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Namco and the creators of Crossy Road team up for new Pac-Man game based on level 256 glitch
In case you didn't mark your calendar, Pac-Man officially turned 35 years old today. To help celebrate, Bandai Namco and Hipster Whale -- creators of the smash hit game Crossy Road -- have released a trailer for an upcoming game based around Pac-Man's infamous level 256 glitch.
2015/05/23 00:19 Phandroid
How to turn your old Android phone into a handy Chromecast remote
Attention Chromecast users: Your Chromecast experience can significantly be improved by turning one of your older Android devices into a dedicated Chromecast remote, as one Android fan has discovered. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why After purchasing a $19.99 Moto G from Best Buy, Reddit user Laschoni turned into a single-purpose Chromecast remote. You don’t need a Moto G, either — any old Android device you might have around the house could be turned into your own customized Chromecast remote. In addition to downloading various apps that have Chromecast streaming support, the Android user installed Nova Launcher to remove bloatware from the home screen, turned off syncing features (including Hangouts and Gmail) and used
2015/05/23 00:00 BGR
Best Buy offering $100 gift card with LG G4, lists release dates
Best Buy has launched their pre-order page for the LG G4 and in an effort to entice buyers to stop by one of their stores instead of going directly to the carriers, they are offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of the G4. That could be useful for users who want to add […] Come comment on this article: Best Buy offering $100 gift card with LG G4, lists release dates
2015/05/22 23:58 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
This is Uber’s self-driving car prototype
It’s no secret that Uber is interested in cutting costs by replacing current cars with smart self-driving cars in the future. And it looks like the first self-driving cars from Google will not be the only ones performing test drives in the U.S., as Uber is also experimenting with this nifty technology. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why The Pittsburgh Business Times has spotted one such car on the city’s streets, and the vehicle was clearly marked with “Uber Advanced Technologies Center.” “This vehicle is part of our early research efforts regarding mapping, safety and autonomy systems,” Uber spokeswoman Trina Smith told the publication in an email. As can be easily seen in the image,
2015/05/22 23:35 BGR
Alex's favorite Android Wear watches
Google opens up code for Chrome for Android
Google’s Chrome for Android development team has announced the mobile version of the Chrome browser is now “almost entirely open source.” The parts not open sourced include some media codecs, plugins, and Google service features that are restricted due to licensing issues. The team open sourced over 100,000 lines of code, including the entire user […] Come comment on this article: Google opens up code for Chrome for Android
2015/05/22 23:27 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Nexus 6: Another reason why Google might favor phablets over smaller phones
Google surprised Android fans who were anxiously waiting for a new Nexus smartphone last year by only launching one new handset, a 6-inch Nexus 6 phablet that proved to be too big for some users. The correlation between the gadget’s name and its screen size might help explain why Google had to release a phablet last year. Google may have also done it to show developers what apps running on a vanilla version of Android look on a phablet, though. That said, there might be one other reason behind Google’s decision to only launch a bigger Nexus phone in 2014. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why Google’s advertising chief Sridhar Ramaswamy on Thursday told The
2015/05/22 23:10 BGR
Official: Nexus 6 on T-Mobile will start receiving Android 5.1.1 with WiFi Calling this weekend
Yesterday, T-Mobile’s Des Smith hinted at the possibility of the Nexus 6 finally receiving its WiFi Calling update this weekend but today, he’s finally confirming it. The Nexus 6 will officially receive Android 5.1.1 — build number LYZ28E — on T-Mobile this weekend.
2015/05/22 23:04 Phandroid
[APK Teardown] Play Services 7.5 - Part 2: Chrome Sync Might Be Relocating, Google Play In China, Kid Accounts, And A Random Facebook Logo
In Part 1 of this teardown, we saw what may be the return of Android@Home, or at least something similar. There were also new pieces to Nearby, Google's unique technology for finding two devices (and people) in close proximity, and a possible (subtle) change to the way Smart Lock responds to wearable devices. In Part 2, we'll continue with the possible centralization of Chrome Sync to Play services, project Sidewinder, a mysterious appearance by Facebook, and more.
2015/05/22 20:11 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Top 6 cloud storage apps for saving across devices [May 2015]
There are many reasons as to why you should backup your smartphone and data to the Cloud. After all, you want to ensure your files are secure and have are in a safe place in case of an accident with your smartphone or tablet. But, it’s difficult to do that when you don’t have access […] Come comment on this article: Top 6 cloud storage apps for saving across devices [May 2015]
2015/05/22 22:49 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Why Apple’s cable-killing TV service might be delayed
Earlier this year, we learned that Apple was beginning to get serious about launching a web TV service of its own — something to compete with the other over-the-top services that have started popping up around the market. Having its name attached to the service will be a plus, but Apple wants to truly differentiate itself from the competition. Unfortunately, that could mean we won’t see the Apple’s service any time soon. READ MORE: Key iPhone 6s specs seemingly detailed in new report Re/code received word from industry executives on Friday that Apple is hoping to include local broadcast stations for customers all over the country to watch on its service. It would be a huge win for Apple, but in order to make this pipe dream a reality, Apple is going
2015/05/22 22:45 BGR
Aria module will bring gesture control to Android Wear and Pebble Time
Android Central 237: The Google I/O Preview!
Android 5.1 is now available for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet
Shield Tablet Update 3.0 (Android 5.1) Is Rolling Out To The Wi-Fi Version Right Now [Update: LTE Too]
Google study finds website security questions are even less secure than passwords
A new in-depth study from Google reveals that the security questions most individuals use as an additional layer of security are often less secure and easier to guess than user-chosen passwords. This is especially problematic given that security questions are often the only line of defense when a password is forgotten and needs to be resent or reset. Interestingly enough, Google found that security questions tend to be weak because many individuals lie when answering them. Specifically, Google discovered that many people who provide fake answers to security questions do so to make them harder to guess. But as it turns out, “on aggregate this behavior had the opposite effect as people harden their answers in a predictable way.” Compounding
2015/05/22 22:20 BGR
I spent a week without Android Wear or how I turned into a savage without my smartwatch
I窶况e been living like a savage barbarian the past week and I don窶冲 like it one bit. In fact, my life has been inconvenienced more times than not, it窶冱 been filled with various frustrations, and from time to time certain tasks that were once simple have been much harder. Next month will mark twelve months […]
2015/05/22 22:16 Phandroid
Playboy NOW app for Android is surprisingly safe for work, might actually read it for the articles
Congratulations to our Galaxy S6 case winner!
Need for Speed, DOOM and Street Fighter V: Game trailers of the week
Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hit the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post. LAST TIME: Rainbow Six, Assassin’s Creed and Destiny Need for Speed – E3 Teaser After being disappointed with Rivals in 2013, I couldn’t be happier to see Need for Speed get a reboot this year. Let’s hope Ghost Games takes the series in a direction that fans of the classic entries can appreciate. DOOM – E3 Teaser Bethesda is
2015/05/22 21:55 BGR
T-Mobile Nexus 6 will get Android 5.1.1, Wi-Fi Calling starting this weekend
OnePlus Two’s monster specs confirmed by fresh leak
After a leaked benchmark on Thursday shared some details about the OnePlus Two’s high-end specs, a new report brings even more information about the company’s next-gen Android handset. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why A OnePlus handset with model number A2003 has been spotted complete with a specs list on benchmarking website Ludashi.com, Android Headlines reports. According to the leaked specs, the OnePlus Two features a 1920 x 1080 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC with Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The previous leak, showing a Geekbench test for a OnePlus One A2001, also said the phone will have a Snapdragon 810 processor and
2015/05/22 21:30 BGR
T-Mobile approves Wi-Fi calling update for the Nexus 6, rolling out to small number of devices this weekend
Mario Kart: Fury Road is the most essential mashup trailer of the year
Are you ready to see the best mashup of 2015? It’s subtle, it’s brilliant and it’s one of those things that you’ll never get out of your head after you watch it. Kris Sundberg, a VFX artist who worked on films such as Divergent and Into the Storm, has remade the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer with Mario Kart visual effects, and I think I’ve watched it a dozen times already. DON’T MISS: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video What’s so great about the mashup is that it’s not just footage from the film spliced together with footage from the game, but a perfect blend of the two, morphing elements of the movie into characters, items and sounds from the
2015/05/22 21:05 BGR
Snapchat listing suggests new job offerings for next year’s elections
Snapchat has posted a listing for a new job in preparation for the upcoming 2016 elections. The company has mentioned on its official site that there’s an opening for a ‘content analyst’. This essentially means that the company is looking to hire correspondents to cover the 2016 U.S. Elections, which is sure to be a busy […] Come comment on this article: Snapchat listing suggests new job offerings for next year’s elections
2015/05/22 20:52 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
CNBC pundit declares smartphones ‘over,’ says Apple could be the next BlackBerry
It’s always fun reading contrarian hot takes that tell us why certain major companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google are doomed to fail. The hottest take we’ve read this week comes to us from venture capitalist Ed Fernandez, who writes over at CNBC that the smartphone industry is essentially “over” and that Apple is in danger of going down in flames like BlackBerry did circa 2011. FROM EARLIER: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video Fernandez starts out by making some solid points about how the potential for smartphone growth seems limited at the moment while also rightly pointing out that fierce competition has made it almost impossible for any company other than Apple and
2015/05/22 20:41 BGR
Nvidia giving away Shield Android TV consoles everyday up until release day
Nvidia has sent out an email to their Shield newsletter subscribers, announcing a Shield Android TV console giveaway, which will take place everyday up until the console is available for consumers to purchase. If you received the email from Nvidia, you don’t have to do anything to enter to win. As an email subscriber, you’re […] Come comment on this article: Nvidia giving away Shield Android TV consoles everyday up until release day
2015/05/22 20:38 Android News, Rumours, and Updates