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  • AT&T speeding up mobile 5G roll out with multi-gigabit speeds, more testing
    The 5G technology is definitely closer than we think. Networks have been successfully completing tests while big companies are also rolling out 5G-related products like the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G which we’ll see in phones next year. In the US,…
    - 3 mins ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • AT&T Prepaid customers can now use “sponsored data”
    No matter how you feel about net neutrality, the fact is that changes are coming and unless something drastic happens, the reversal of the rules that we’ve been following over the years is upon us. You can expect companies that will benefit from re…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Xiaomi working on Black Shark phone with 8GB RAM, 18:9 display
    We hope by now you’re done LSS-ing on the song “Baby Shark”. It’s been ringing in our ears for months and with the release of the Black Shark, we have a feeling people will likely sing the son again. Well, the Blackshark isn’t exactly a new…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • Sony 3D Creator app gets an update, now allows Facebook sharing
    If you haven’t downloaded and tried Sony’s 3D Creator app, then you’re missing out a lot. The program that has been ported to other Marshmallow-powered devices and lets you virtually star in Blade Runner 2049 is getting another round of update.…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 phones will have 18:9 screen but no headphone jack
    Apart from the Samsung Galaxy S9, we’re curious about the next offering from Sony. During last year’s Mobile World Congress, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium was named as the “Best New Mobile Device at MWC 2017”. We are interested to know if the ne…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:00am -
  • Razer Phone offered with free Leviathan Mini speaker for a limited time
    Razer Phone is selling although we don’t have the exact numbers. We know the company has been selling the phone as an ultimate gaming device. So far, it has lived up to the expectations of mobile gamers. Despite having no audio jack, the smartphone…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • Spotify looking for Operations Manager to build hardware team
    For you to figure out what the next move of a company is, sometimes all you have to do is look at its public job openings and read what they’re looking for. Spotify has long been rumored to be coming up with its own hardware, and we have further co…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 duo will be shown off in augmented reality
    Samsung is getting all set for the big day. The Unpacked event is happening at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona and as expected, the South Korean tech giant will be revealing the much-talked-about Galaxy S9 and S9+. The pair will be the fo…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 7:00am -

Droid Gamers

  • Pre-register for Sword Art Online: Integral Factor
    Bandai Namco is readying to release Sword Art Online: Integral Factor, a brand new entry in the franchise. It’s coming soon to mobile and you can pre-register right now.... Continue reading The post Pre-register for Sword Art Online: Integral Fac…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:26pm -
  • Day R Survival is a post apocalyptic RPG out now
    Day R Survival is an intriguing post apocalyptic RPG out right now on Android. You just have to survive in a world ravaged by nuclear war, radiation, and zombies.... Continue reading The post Day R Survival is a post apocalyptic RPG out now appeare…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:14pm -
  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite may well be like Maguss
    Maguss is a multiplayer RPG that uses GPS to track your location in relation to other players. You play as a fully customisable wizard and can brew potions and cast spells to... Continue reading The post Harry Potter: Wizards Unite may well be l…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:37pm -
  • Pre-register for Destiny-like Shadowgun Legends right now
    Shadowgun Legends is the closest you’ll get to Destiny on mobile, and it’s coming very soon. So soon, in fact, that you can pre-register right now on Google Play. The Shadowgun... Continue reading The post Pre-register for Destiny-like Shadow…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:25pm -
  • Light a Way is part clicker, part action-RPG, and available right now
    Winter is drawing to a close and the days are getting longer, so it’s a good time for Light a Way to emerge like a daffodil from the... Continue reading The post Light a Way is part clicker, part action-RPG, and available right now appeared first…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 9:42am -
  • 5 Android stories you should have read this week
    Welcome to the latest entry of our weekly feature where we round up the week’s best Android stories. This week was relatively quiet, but there are still a... Continue reading The post 5 Android stories you should have read this week appeared first…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 11:33am -
  • 7 new Android games you have to play this week
    It seems that lightning doesn’t strike twice. Last week we had an absolutely stellar week on Android, with a bunch of awesome games to recommend. This week, not... Continue reading The post 7 new Android games you have to play this week appeared f…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 9:02am -
  • Portal Knights now has controller support on Android
    Portal Knights has just received the massive new Adventurer’s Update, which adds controller support and much more. You know Portal Knights – that game that’s just a better looking version of Minecraft.... Continue reading The post Portal K…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 8:53pm -

Android Developers

  • Continuous Shared Element Transitions: RecyclerView to ViewPager
    By Shalom Gibly, Software Engineer, Google's Material Gallery TeamTransitions in Material Design apps provide visual continuity. As the user navigates the app, views in the app change state. Motion and transformation reinforce the idea that interf…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
  • A better way to track your promotions on Google Play Billing
    Posted by Neto Marin, Developer AdvocatePromotions can be a valuable tool to increase user engagement or attract new users by offering content or features to a limited number of users free of charge.We are happy to share an improvement in the G…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
  • Congratulations to the winners of the Google Play Indie Games Contest 2017 in Europe
    Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Developer Marketing Google PlayWe have just wrapped up the second edition of the Google Play Indie Games Contest in Europe! The iconic Saatchi Gallery in London welcomed 20 developers, from 12 countries, who showcased t…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 10:43pm -
  • Discover tools for Android data migration and improve your app retention
    Posted by Sean McQuillan (@objcode) and Prateek Tandon (@ptandon05)What happens to app usage and accessibility when people get new phones? The feedback we've had is that people want apps to work straight out of the box, just like on their old phone…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 7:30pm -
  • Introducing Android KTX: Even Sweeter Kotlin Development for Android
    Posted by Jake Wharton (@JakeWharton), Florina Muntenescu (@FMuntenescu) & James Lau (@jmslau)Today, we are announcing the preview of Android KTX - a set of extensions designed to make writing Kotlin code for Android more concise, idiomatic, and…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 6:08pm -
  • IoT Developer Story: Deeplocal
    Posted by Dave Smith, Developer Advocate for IoTDeeplocal is a Pittsburgh-based innovation studio that makes inventions as marketing to help the world's most loved brands tell their stories. The team at Deeplocal built several fun and engaging rob…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 6:00pm -
  • Android Developer Story: Big Fish Games uses open beta testing to de-risk their game launch
    Posted by Kacey Fahey, Developer Marketing, Google PlayBased in Seattle, Big Fish Games was founded in 2002. Starting as a game studio, they quickly turned into a major publisher and distributor of casual games. Leading up to the launch of their h…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • How we fought bad apps and malicious developers in 2017
    Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google PlayApps bring devices to life -- letting you book a ride instantly, connect and share memories with friends, be alerted about current events, play games with someone across the globe, and get work don…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 6:21pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Stop Apps From Listening in on Your TV Habits
    That innocent-looking mobile game you just downloaded might just have an ulterior motive. Behind the scenes, hundreds of different apps could be using your smartphone’s microphone to figure out what you watch on TV, a new report from The New York T…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 4:15pm -
  • How to Get HQ Trivia for Android Now
    After months as an iOS exclusive, HQ Trivia is finally coming to Android on January 1. But you don’t have to wait that long to start playing on your Android device.Read more...
    - 56 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 7:30pm -
  • Use Your Phone Less in 2018
    How’s your neck feel right now? Not great? Probably because you keep looking down at your phone, a move that’ll give you more than a tension headache if you keep it up. Ditch the bad habit in 2018, and leave your pocket computer in your pocket in…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 7:02pm -
  • How (and Why) to Get Gigabit LTE on Your Android 
    Android: We keep hearing about 5G, the super fast network set to replace our current LTE service, but in the meantime there’s a way to get significantly faster data speeds on your smartphone right now. All you need is the right Android phone and Qu…
    - 62 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 5:45pm -
  • These Android Smartwatches Are Getting the Oreo Update
    Last week Google announced that Android Oreo was starting to roll out to Android Wear devices.Read more...
    - 72 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:15pm -
  • Mark Gmail Messages as Read From Your Android Notifications With This Smart App
    Most of us end up getting a ton of email during the day. As it turns out, I see a lot of that email via the notification bar on my phone. I want to know what emails have come in, but not enough to go into the Gmail app on the phone, and so browsing t…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • Here’s How to Translate Languages With Google’s Pixel Buds
    Google’s Pixel Buds are the company’s first attempt to make a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. They aren’t perfect, as a slew of reviews have noted, but they do pack a few cool tricks inside their tiny frame. The most tantalizing feature? They can us…
    - 83 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 7:45pm -
  • Here's When Android 8.0 Oreo Is Coming to Your Current Phone
    It’s been just over three months since Google released Android 8.0 Oreo, but unless you’re using one of the company’s own devices, you still might be missing out on the latest version of Android.Read more...
    - 85 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 4:45pm -

AndroidGuys

  • Nine tips & tricks to master Google Keep
    Considering just how popular note-taking apps are, we're taking a look at Google Keep and some of the tips and tricks you can use to your advantage.The post Nine tips & tricks to master Google Keep appeared first on AndroidGuys.
    - 3 mins ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • Blu Vivo X review: Can you get a flagship experience for under $250?
    Blu's flagship smartphone experience for the first half of 2018 is another solid bang-for-buck proposition. It's not perfect, and has a few questionable choices, but you'll have a tough time besting the Vivo X at its price.The post Blu Vivo X review…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Google Pay is the latest payment service in town, merges Android Pay and Google Wallet
    Google is trying to simply things when it comes to mobile payments, so it has created Google Pay, a new service which combines Android Pay with Google Wallet.The post Google Pay is the latest payment service in town, merges Android Pay and Google Wa…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 9:24am -
  • Seven self-help and motivation apps to channel your inner peace
    Trying to improve yourself and stay motivated? Maybe these self-help apps for your Android smartphone or tablet could help you with the process. We've selected seven titles to put you on the right path.The post Seven self-help and motivation apps to…
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:00pm -
  • Beyerdynamic Xelento Remote high-end earphones review
    Chances are that if you’ve done some headphone research, you’ve heard of Beyerdynamic. The long-standing German audio manufacturer isn’t necessarily mainstream but well recognized in the audiophile community, with numerous classics to its name.…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • Pick up a lifetime 2TB Zoolz cloud storage plan for $50
    Keep a copy of all of your important documents in a trusted and secure location. For a limited time you can purchase a lifetime account with 2TB of cloud backup for just $30. Read on to learn how.The post Pick up a lifetime 2TB Zoolz cloud storage p…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
  • Get the Google Pixelbook with $100 off (all models) for a limited time
    Most Chromebooks are cheap and simple, but Google’s been known to launch high-end laptops that run Chrome OS for years now. The latest product in the series is the Pixelbook, a gorgeous laptop fit to compete with the likes of the iPad Pro and Surfa…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ now available at B&H
    Introduced last month during CES 2018, the Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ are now available for purchase in the US. Samsung did not mention anything about possible availability in North America at launch, so this is a surprise, albeit a welcome one…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:00pm -

AndroidTapp

  • AndroidTapp acquired by BlueStacks
    It’s been an amazing journey this past 7 years reviewing thousands of Android apps. I know in the past we played a mean April Fool’s joke stating the search giant had acquired us, however, this announcement is indeed no joke. AndroidTapp h…
    - 9 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • Clash Royale Update – New Cards, More Rewards & Live Spectating!
    Today’s update of Clash Royale brings new cards, more rewards and live spectating of matches. Here’s the breakdown: SIX NEW CARDS New Common Card: Fire Spirits New Rare Card: Furnace New Epic Card: Guards New Legendary Cards: Lava Hound, Mi…
    - 3 May 16, 12:12pm -
  • Crossy Road updated with Multiplayer gaming
    Crossy Road, an ultra popular traffic-dodging arcade game, has been updated to multiplayer over WiFi. Android users can download the update now, iOS users will get the update in May. You can now play locally with 2-4 friends. The retro styled…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:59pm -
  • Redcon Strike Commander – strategy game to bombard & annihilate rebels
    Redcon is set in a dystopian future where humankind only knows war. You command a strike fleet with the goal to annihilate a traitor General and his rebellious army. Advancing forward you discover all of his strike forces and use your fleet to…
    - 20 Apr 16, 2:03pm -
  • Android Apps Security Alert: bait & switch malware demanding ransoms
    Scummy cyber-crooks have unleashed a new type of malware for Android devices into the wild so beware!!! They’re imploring bait & switch ransomware trying to force unsuspecting victims to pay a fee to unlock their compromised devices. About 8…
    - 12 Apr 16, 6:41pm -
  • App Weekender: new Android games you should download (Week 15)
    In combing through the weekly app submissions I came across more than half a dozen cool new Android games you should download. These are some of the gems from our queue this week so we haven’t thoroughly reviewed them yet but they look en…
    - 12 Apr 16, 11:45am -
  • Reddit: The Official Android App now in Google Play
    Reddit official Android App is now out of closed beta and available in Google Play. Reddit anywhere with the official app (even from the office restroom). Get the latest news, trends, and memes on the Internet first on Reddit. You get to decid…
    - 7 Apr 16, 3:24pm -
  • One-click mobile game streaming to Twitch with BlueStacks
    Install Today BlueStacks announced a new feature for one-click mobile game streaming to Twitch called BlueStacks TV. If you’ve ever tried to stream your mobile gaming in real-time then you know the challenges in doing so is not cheap nor easy…
    - 7 Apr 16, 1:15pm -

Android Gist

  • Latest Top 10 Android Phone Tricks
    The beauty of Android lies in the ability to customize, tweak and hack every aspect of the OS. With these tricks, you can improve your Android experiences and turn your phone into a powerful machine for most of your computing needs. Note that some of…
    - 4 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • Top 8 WhatsApp Features And Tricks You Don’t Know
    WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app. There are many features and tricks many users are still not aware of. So we’re are going to list those features and tricks to enable you enjoy your WhatsApp usage to the fullest. 1. WhatsApp Calli…
    - 2 Apr 15, 11:52am -
  • WhatsApp Calling Feature Now Available To Everyone
    You must have heard about the voice-calling feature being added to popular messaging app, WhatsApp. Until now, only those who received the invite calls from other users or those who applied some “hacks” were able to activate this long-awaited fea…
    - 31 Mar 15, 6:10pm -
  • Google has made an Ebola-proof Tablet
    In a bid to assist the men and women who are seriously fighting against the dreaded ebola disease in Sierra Leone,  Google has created an ‘Ebola-proof’ tablet for collecting patient data. The tablet is said to be based on the Sony Xperia tablet…
    - 24 Mar 15, 8:43am -
  • Infinix Hot Note: Features and Specifications
    The Infinix Hot Note is another Android device that is currently creating a lot of buzz in the market. It’s been surrounded with the slogan  JIMsBigThing which means that it is coming in partnership with Jumia, Infinix and MTN (JIM). Infinix is th…
    - 17 Mar 15, 7:22pm -
  • 6 Ways to Speed Up Your Android Smartphone
    As you start using your new smartphone, every operation will seem to be pretty fast. But after some time, you start noticing how slow your phone has become. This is manifested in apps taking longer time to open, apps running slowly and at some times,…
    - 14 Mar 15, 12:18pm -
  • Google unwraps Android 5.1 Lollipop Update
    Google has started the roll out of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update improves stability and performance and offers a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD)  voice on compatible phones. Whether…
    - 10 Mar 15, 4:23am -
  • WhatsApp Voice Calls Available Now in Updated App
    If you have been waiting for the voice-calling feature of WhatsApp, you no longer need to wait any longer as users are now reporting another wave of WhatsApp calls being activited. Go to WhatsApp’s official website to grab the latest version of the…
    - 9 Mar 15, 6:27am -

Droid Guru

  • Download Snake King For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Snake King for PC Snake King by developer mobirix is one of the most popular games in the Google Play store.The game has more than 1 lakh installs on the Google Play store alone.The game consists of various modes ,boss battles and even mutiplayer.Pla…
    - 20 Jun 15, 7:20am -
  • Download PewPew For PC(Windows and Mac)
    PewPew by developer Jean-François Geyelin is an addictive arcade shooting game for Android and iOS.It’s basically a retro shooting game with 5 different game modes.The game runs at a very high frame rate and is one of the most downloaded apps in…
    - 16 Apr 15, 2:28pm -
  • Cooking Fever For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Cooking Fever by developer Nordcurrent is one of the most popular games in the iOS app store.The app lets users cook a variety of dishes from more than hundred ingredients.The game also features around 8 unique locations from Desserts and Fast Food…
    - 27 Jan 15, 12:59pm -
  • Download Fun Run 2 For PC (Windows and Mac)
    Fun Run 2 For PC Fun Run 2 By developer Dirty Bit is one of the most popular online games available for mobile phones and tablets.The game lets users compete with their friends in a race.The user can also match up with random players and race to the…
    - 30 Dec 14, 8:28am -
  • Download Stick Hero For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Stick Hero For PC Stick Hero from developer Ketchapp is one of the most popular game in Android and iOS apps store.The game features a stick man who has to cross from one hurdle to another with the help of sticks.The user needs to stretch the sticks…
    - 6 Dec 14, 3:27pm -
  • Download Candy Crush Soda Saga For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Candy Crush Soda Saga For PC Candy Crush Soda Saga is the latest addition to the popular Candy Crush series.The game features all new candies and over 140 addictive levels.The game comes with 3 new game modes:Soda,Frosting and Honey.In Soda,players c…
    - 23 Nov 14, 5:34pm -
  • Download Pomelo For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Pomelo For PC Pomelo is a photo-editing app that comes with around 70 stunning filters which make your picture look gorgeous.The filters are arranged in easy to use categories like LOMO, Pola, Film, Vintage and B&W.Pomelo also comes with some photo…
    - 8 Nov 14, 5:18am -
  • Download Quizlet For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Quizlet For PC Quizlet is an innovative new app which makes it easy to study anywhere.The app lets users study and play simple games.Players can search from millions of flashcards and study from them.The app also has an option for the user to upload…
    - 30 Oct 14, 3:39pm -