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  • Alcatel 3V: US availability, pricing of the bezel-less phone detailed here
    Before the Mobile World Congress, an Alcatel 3V promo video was published and we soon learned the entry-level phone will be out in the US soon. The phone may be a budget device but it already boasts a dual rear camera system plus a large 6-inch scree…
    - 52 mins ago, 22 May 18, 12:30pm -
  • FX File Explorer v7: four things that make it even better than before
    In choosing file explorer apps in Android, we understand the hopelessness of an Android newbie in choosing one, as there are hundreds upon hundreds of these apps and only very few that actually prioritize being a great file explorer. There may be app…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:50am -
  • Moto Z3 Play: Everything we know so far
    Motorola is one of the more prolific phone makers in the market today. The brand is already owned by Lenovo and so it has more time to focus on development and improvements. Moto G and Moto E smartphones were recently unveiled in Brazil and earlier t…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:43am -
  • Razer Phone update: everything you need to know
    Razer knew that a gaming smartphone would be marketable long before others jumped into the bandwagon that mostly Razer built. Backed by a brand name already popular with gamers, Razer created a whole new niche in mobile devices – the gaming smartph…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:20am -
  • LG G7 ThinQ: availability, pricing, pre-order, and release dates
    The LG G7 ThinQ is the latest premium flagship smartphone from the South Korean tech company. It’s the first phone to be introduced as a result of LG’s rebranding efforts so people are interested in this one. It was launched earlier this month an…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 May 18, 5:00am -
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch reportedly going back to Android with Wear OS
    Samsung is expected to announce their new smartwatch, the Gear S4 later this year. There are all kinds of rumors about it of course, but what people are not sure yet is to whether it will be running on the Korean OEM’s in-house Tizen OS or if they…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 May 18, 1:50am -
  • Stream Spotify music on the go, no phone required [DEALS]
    While it may be convenient to stream music on your phone, you pay a hefty price in terms of battery performance. And that’s precisely what makes the Mighty, price dropped from $85.99 to just $79.99 at Android Community Deals, so attractive. With a…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 May 18, 11:00pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy J and Galaxy A series phones launched in India
    As promised, Samsung has launched new Galaxy J and Galaxy A smartphones in India. These are no ordinary mid-range models as they already boast Infinity Display. It’s something only found on premium Galaxy units but the South Korean tech giant decid…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 May 18, 10:00pm -

Droid Gamers

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is going cheap on Android
    Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is going very cheap on Android right now, at a fraction of its former price. It’s now $2 down from $10. If you haven’t played this... Continue reading The post Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is going cheap on Android ap…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 May 18, 9:36pm -
  • Dragon Ball Legends is finally out on Android
    Dragon Ball Legends slowly rolled out across the globe last week on Android, but we held off from reporting it. But as of today, it’s finally available in most... Continue reading The post Dragon Ball Legends is finally out on Android appeared fi…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 May 18, 9:01pm -
  • 5 Android games stories you should have read this week
    It’s that time of the week again, when we round up all of the biggest Android games story of the week in a single place. That way you... Continue reading The post 5 Android games stories you should have read this week appeared first on Droid Gamer…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 18, 6:29pm -
  • 7 new Android games you have to play this week
    It’s the weekend! So take off your work clothes and go out and enjoy the sunshine. While you’re out there, you could play some of these new excellent... Continue reading The post 7 new Android games you have to play this week appeared first on D…
    - 3 days ago, 19 May 18, 9:33am -
  • Gentlebros has announced Cat Quest II
    Can’t get enough of Cat Quest? Well, we’ve got good news for you – a sequel is on its way. The developer Gentlebros announced it today on Twitter. If... Continue reading The post Gentlebros has announced Cat Quest II appeared first on Droid G…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 6:55pm -
  • Epic: Fortnite will launch on Android this summer
    Thought it’s been no secret that Fortnite is coming to Android, it isn’t until now that Epic has formally announced it. Epic is targeting a summer release. The... Continue reading The post Epic: Fortnite will launch on Android this summer appear…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 6:43pm -
  • Guildlings by Threes! dev Sirvo is coming soon to Android
    Guildlings is the next big release by the epic developer of Threes!, Sirvo. This announcement coincides with a brand new teaser trailer showing off what we can expect from the... Continue reading The post Guildlings by Threes! dev Sirvo is coming…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 4:56pm -
  • An Android-powered Switch competitor is in the works
    A gaming startup company Wonder is working on a Nintendo Switch competitor that runs on Android. Well, a custom version of Android known as WonderOS. The custom OS... Continue reading The post An Android-powered Switch competitor is in the works app…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 4:40pm -

Android Developers

  • Learn Kotlin Fast with new Kotlin Bootcamp course
    Posted by Aleks Haecky, Training Developer & Word Artist, Google+, LinkedIn, MediumThe Kotlin Bootcamp Udacity course is a free, self-paced online course that teaches you the basics of the Kotlin programming language. This introduction to Kotli…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 May 18, 4:59pm -
  • Building with Google Pay
    Posted by Gerardo Capiel and Varouj Chitilian, Google PayToday's customers want to get things done faster than ever, whether they're ordering groceries or shopping for a new pair of shoes. With Google Pay, we want to ensure checkout doesn't slo…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 3:50pm -
  • Faster Adoption with Project Treble
    Posted by Iliyan Malchev, Project Treble ArchitectAndroid P Beta available at android.com/betaAs Android continues to evolve, each new release of the OS brings new features, new user experiences, and better security. It is important that the…
    - 13 days ago, 9 May 18, 7:00pm -
  • Wear OS by Google: AoG support and new enhanced battery saver mode
    Posted by Hoi Lam, Lead Developer Advocate, Wear OS by GoogleAt Google I/O, we launched the Wear OS by Google developer preview 2. This update added support for Actions on Google (AoG) and more power-related enhancements including a new batte…
    - 13 days ago, 9 May 18, 5:30pm -
  • Google I/O 2018: What’s new in Android
    Posted By Stephanie Cuthbertson, Product Management Director, Android As Android has grown exponentially over the past ten years, we've also seen our developer community grow dramatically. In countries like China, India, and Brazil, the number…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 8:59pm -
  • I/O 2018: Everything new in the Google Play Console
    Posted by Tian Lim, VP of UX and Product, Google PlayRead this in العَرَبِيَّة‎‎, Bahasa Indonesia, Deutsch, español (Latinoamérica), le français, português do Brasil, tiếng Việt, русски…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 8:58pm -
  • Android Studio 3.2 Canary
    Today at Google I/O 2018 we announced the latest preview of Android Studio 3.2 which includes an exciting set of features that support the Android P Developer Preview, the new Android App Bundle, and Android Jetpack. Download Android Studio 3.2…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 8:57pm -
  • Use Android Jetpack to Accelerate Your App Development
    Posted by Chris Sells, Benjamin Poiesz, Karen Ng, Product Management, Android Developer Tools Today we're excited to introduce Android Jetpack, the next generation of components, tools and architectural guidance to accelerate your Android app devel…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 8:56pm -

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

  • OnePlus 6 review roundup: Is the ‘flagship killer’ back?
    Whenever a new handset is released, there are a few reviews that are published before the device is launched. Today, we're giving you a OnePlus 6 review roundup so you can get an idea of what to expect until the AndroidGuys review is published!The p…
    - 22 mins ago, 22 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • LG K30 joins Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones lineup, available for $139.99
    The LG K30 is the latest device to join Amazon's Prime Exclusive Phones family. Starting this week you will be able to get it for $139.99.The post LG K30 joins Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones lineup, available for $139.99 appeared first on Android…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:00am -
  • LG Q7 mid-range lineup introduced with some premium features
    LG just unveiled the Q7 mid-range lineup, a successor of the Q6 family that was launched last year. It includes three phones: the Q7, Q7+ and Q7α.The post LG Q7 mid-range lineup introduced with some premium features appeared first on AndroidGuys.
    - 5 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:01am -
  • Udoq Charging Dock System Review – The best engineered base for mobile devices
    The Udoq is unlike any other mobile device charging station we've seen. It's premium, clean, and surprisingly flexible. The German startup went all out with this one. But is it worth the relatively steep cost?The post Udoq Charging Dock System Revie…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 May 18, 8:00pm -
  • Mighty: An iPod Shuffle for your Spotify playlists, just $79.99
    You need Spotify, but you don't need to bring your smartphone everywhere. It's a fact of life. Mighty is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, supports wired and most Bluetooth headphones and speakers, has 1,000+ song storage, and is super durable and super c…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • Affordable flagships battle it out: Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6
    The Honor 10 and OnePlus 6 are the latest affordable flagships to be announced. How do they differ? Keep reading to find out.The post Affordable flagships battle it out: Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6 appeared first on AndroidGuys.
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Win 5-in-1 Handheld gimbal with phone clamp, mount, tripod kit (GIVEAWAY)
    We've partnered with The Fone Stuff to help one lucky reader win a full accessory kit that features a gimbal, tripod, mount, and more. Entering couldn't be much easier and the prize (worth ~$215) is guaranteed to improve your camera game.The post Wi…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • UMIDIGI Z2 series brings the stunning gradient twilight color option to the masses (Promoted)
    Love the Huawei P20 in Twilight but can't afford it? Don't worry. UMIDIGI's Z2 series has your back. And it's coming soon. The post UMIDIGI Z2 series brings the stunning gradient twilight color option to the masses (Promoted) appeared first on Andro…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 12:24pm -

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 -