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  • Snapchat brings visual search so you can shop on Amazon
    You probably don’t think of Snapchat as a shopping app per se but it looks like the messaging app actually wants you to see it that way. As other apps have continued to imitate the things that made it hugely popular a few years ago, they have to co…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Sep 18, 12:00am -
  • Android Messages update brings better search
    If Google wants Android Messages to be the iMessage of Android users, then they have better step up their game because they have got a long way to go. We’ve seen them introduce RCS Universal Profile so that it becomes more than just an SMS or MMS p…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 11:19pm -
  • Train from home for a career as a professional network engineer [DEALS]
    Statistics show that the average person will change their career path at least five times over the course of their working life. Is it time for you to make a change? Retrain now for a lucrative career as a professional network engineer and save your…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • Armani Exchange touchscreen smartwatch launches, ready with Wear OS
    Even before smartwatches were invented, the luxury fashion brand has already been venturing into the tech business. The first time was the Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S phone. The brand’s first foray into the wearable arena was the Emporio Armani…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy P30, Galaxy P30+ may include a fingerprint sensor
    Not to be mistaken with the Motorola P30 that was introduced last month, Samsung is also rolling out a P30 model. There will be a Samsung Galaxy P30 and P30+ as the first two from the new Galaxy series announced as the low-end lineup last July. The S…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • Google Search bringing new features to celebrate 20th anniversary
    Some people are surprised that Google is actually just 20 years old because a lot of us, especially those who are younger than 20, can’t imagine a world where you can’t just Google something. But yes, the search giant is celebrating its 20th year…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 2:00pm -
  • Sony Xperia XZ3 receives exclusive Google Assistant functions
    The Sony Xperia XZ3 is expected to make waves in the flagship category this second half of 2018. We’ve been saying the XZ3 should have been the Xperia XZ3 revealed earlier this year but some are still saying it’s not as premium as the other lates…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone in the works, sighted on TENAA
    We have no idea how the new Xiaomi Black Shark performs but the gaming phone is believed to make waves and become more popular among the avid mobile gamers. Several gaming phones have hit the market and Xiaomi was quick to follow. The Chinese OEM is…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 11:30am -

Droid Gamers

  • It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile is up for pre-registration
    The latest series of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is on its way soon, and to celebrate East Side Games has made a mobile game tie in. It brings... Continue reading The post It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile is up for pre-registration…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 10:02pm -
  • Flipflop Solitaire is a fresh take on the classic card game
    Noodlecake’s Flipflop Solitaire is out right now on Android, providing a version of the classic card game that breaks all the rules. So how does it work? Basically, you can... Continue reading The post Flipflop Solitaire is a fresh take on the c…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 9:54pm -
  • Contra: Return has launched in SEA on Android
    Contra: Return is a gorgeous 3D remake of the classic intense shooter, and it’s out right now on Android. There is a catch though. The release is limited to... Continue reading The post Contra: Return has launched in SEA on Android appeared first…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 6:37pm -
  • BlueStacks 4 Review: A slicker, faster way to play Android games on your PC
    To the uninitiated, it can be difficult to see the point in something like BlueStacks 4. In case you don’t know, this popular PC gaming client allows you... Continue reading The post BlueStacks 4 Review: A slicker, faster way to play Android games…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 2:44pm -
  • Dribble! is a platformer with SNES-era visuals and cutting edge controls
    Almost without exception, the platformers that have done well on mobile are the ones with novel controls, and not the ones that try to mimic the D-pad-and-buttons input... Continue reading The post Dribble! is a platformer with SNES-era visuals and…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 1:29pm -
  • Tokyo Ghoul [:re birth] is out now on Android
    Tokyo Ghoul [:re birth] is the latest video game entry in the massive anime series, and it’s out right now on Android. You team up with your favourite characters... Continue reading The post Tokyo Ghoul [:re birth] is out now on Android appeared…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 8:57pm -
  • Cube Escape: Paradox is the latest Rusty Lake adventure
    Rusty Lake is at it again with the brand new adventure game Cube Escape: Paradox. If you haven’t heard of Rusty Lake before, those are the guys behind the... Continue reading The post Cube Escape: Paradox is the latest Rusty Lake adventure appear…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 8:48pm -
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War is out now
    Just last week we got a brand new Warhammer trading card game, and now we’re truly spoilt. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War just launched, and it combines elements of... Continue reading The post Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War is out now a…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 8:38pm -

Android Developers

  • Android Studio 3.2
    Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, AndroidToday, Android Studio 3.2 is available for download. Android Studio 3.2 is the best way for app developers to cut into the latest Android 9 Pie release and build the new Android App bundle. Sin…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 18, 7:17pm -
  • Android and Google Play Security Rewards Programs surpass $3M in payouts
    Posted by Jason Woloz and Mayank Jain, Android Security & Privacy TeamOur Android and Play security reward programs help us work with top researchers from around the world to improve Android ecosystem security every day. Thank you to all the a…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:23pm -
  • Notifying your users with FCM
    Posted by Jingyu Shi, Developer Advocate, Partner DevrelThis is the second in a series of blog posts in which outline strategies and guidance in Android with regard to power.Notifications are a powerful channel you can use to keep your app'…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 5:50pm -
  • Moar Power in Android 9 Pie and the future
    Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Manager, AndroidThis is the first in a series of blog posts that outline strategies and guidance in Android with regard to power.Your users care a lot about battery -- if it runs out too quickly, it means th…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 8:17pm -
  • Staged releases allow you to bring new features to your users quickly, safely and regularly.
    Posted by Peter Armitage, Software Engineer, Google PlayReleasing a new version of your app is an exciting moment when your team's hard work finally gets into the hands of your users. However, releasing can also be challenging - you want to keep…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 5:15pm -
  • Make the most of Notifications with the redesigned Wear OS by Google
    Posted by Hoi Lam, Lead Developer Advocate, Wear OS by GoogleToday we announced that we are evolving the design of Wear OS by Google to help you get the most out of your time - providing quicker access to your information and notifications. N…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 5:09pm -
  • Verifying your Google Assistant media action integrations on Android
    Posted by Nevin Mital, Partner Developer Relations The Media Controller Test (MCT) app is a powerful tool that allows you to test the intricacies of media playback on Android, and it's just gotten even more useful. Media experiences including v…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 6:50pm -
  • Exclusive new organic acquisition insights on the Google Play Console
    Posted by Tom Grinsted, Product Manager, Google PlayWe've updated the Play Console acquisition reports to give new insights into what users do on the Play Store to discover your app. It's a great way to super-charge your App Store Optimization (…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Aug 18, 4:23pm -

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…
    - 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...
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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...
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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...
    - 28 Nov 17, 4:45pm -

AndroidGuys

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 -