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  • Galaxy Note 9 survives battery drain test with flying colors
    When Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 9, there were some who were disappointed that the new features and specs were not really as “flashy” as expected. But most people agree that one of the best things about it is the 4,000 mAh battery li…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 18, 2:58am -
  • Caviar offers $60k Galaxy Note 9 with 1kg of gold
    Has it always been your dream to carry around 1 kilo of gold everywhere that you go and people won’t even know you have it? Well, that can come true, sort of, if you have around $60,000 lying around that you can use to buy a smartphone. Russian com…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 8:36pm -
  • Earn valuable MS, Cisco, and CompTIA certifications from home [DEALS]
    If you want to work as an IT pro, you’ll need expert training as well as the opportunity to earn valuable, industry-recognized credentials. That doesn’t mean, however, that you’ll have to put your life on hold and head back to school. On the co…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
  • Games Roundup: Pokemon GO gets Celebi, Elder Scrolls Blades demo, King’s RPG
    It’s been a week focused more on Android P Pie updates. That’s something we expected ever since Google surprised us by serving the Android P dessert. We’ve been filled with news of what OEMs and devices will get a slice of the Pie first. It’s…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • Gmail now lets you send and receive Confidential emails
    If you’re familiar with the whole Mission Impossible franchise, you know that at the beginning, they always receive a message that will self-destruct after the hero has read or heard it. Don’t worry, Google will not make your phone explode or any…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Skype now has encrypted Private Conversations across platforms
    Because messaging apps are now a dime a dozen, each of the major players are trying to come up with more features to entice new users or to keep their existing base from transferring to another. Skype has been around for some time now but found itsel…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Details: Advanced cameras await loyal fans
    Just because the Galaxy Note 9 is out, it doesn’t mean we’re taking a break from all Samsung-related news. We care about the brand mainly because whatever it introduces to the market, we’re certain other OEMs will take a second look and follow.…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Pixel 2 XL problem of lagging may be solved by hardware replacement
    Google may be busy working on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL but it still needs to check on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2 XL particularly, at least, some units, are experiencing issues of slowing down. We’re not exactly sure why the slowdown…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:15am -

Droid Gamers

  • Android: 5 news stories you should have read this week
    It’s Sunday, which means Droid Gamers is rounding up all of the week’s biggest Android gaming news into one place in case you missed it. Aren’t we nice? The biggest... Continue reading The post Android: 5 news stories you should have read th…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 10:38am -
  • Android: 5 new games you have to play this week
    It’s that time of the week, where we round up all of the best new Android games that came out in one place. So go enjoy your weekend... Continue reading The post Android: 5 new games you have to play this week appeared first on Droid Gamers.
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Aug 18, 9:28pm -
  • Netmarble’s hero collect ’em up RPG Destiny Knights is out now
    Netmarble’s hero collector RPG Destiny Knights has just launched on Android. Boy, do we need another one fo those. So what’s new in this one? Not a lot from what... Continue reading The post Netmarble’s hero collect ’em up RPG Destiny Knig…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:21pm -
  • Legend of Solgard is a new match three RPG by King
    Legend of Solgard is a brand new match three RPG by the masters of the genre, King. You might know them better for Candy Crush. This is so different to... Continue reading The post Legend of Solgard is a new match three RPG by King appeared first…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:15pm -
  • Bloons Adventure Time TD is a mobile game mashup
    Oddly enough, the Bloons franchise and Adventure Time have teamed up to create an intriguing mash up. Ultimately, it’s a Bloons game featuring your favourite Adventure Time characters. Bloons... Continue reading The post Bloons Adventure Time TD…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:08pm -
  • Celebi will arrive in Pokémon GO on August 20
    Celebi will finally arrive in Pokémon GO on August 20, Niantic has finally announced. Much like when Niantic rolled out Mew, Celebi will only be available by completing a special... Continue reading The post Celebi will arrive in Pokémon GO on A…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 5:13pm -
  • Naval battler JRPG Azur Lane is out now on Android
    A while back, Azur Lane was brought to our attention and we were instantly intrigued. It’s not often that you come across something fresh in the JRPG genre, but somehow... Continue reading The post Naval battler JRPG Azur Lane is out now on Andr…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 5:05pm -
  • The Elder Scrolls: Blades gameplay shown off at Quake Con
    Desperate for a closer look at The Elder Scrolls: Blades? We are too! You’re in luck as well, as Bethesda has shown off more gameplay at this year’s Quake... Continue reading The post The Elder Scrolls: Blades gameplay shown off at Quake Con ap…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 4:53pm -

Android Developers

  • Alternative input methods for Android TV
    Posted by Benjamin Baxter, Developer Advocate and Bacon ConnoisseurAll TVs have the same problem with keyboard input: It is very cumbersome to hunt and peck for each letter using a D-pad with a remote. And if you make a mistake, trying to cor…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 10:33pm -
  • Streaming support spec for hearing aids on Android
    Posted by Seang Chau, Vice President, EngineeringAccording to the World Health Organization1, around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. This number is expected to increase to 900 million people by the year 2050. Google i…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Updating Wear OS Google Play Store policy to increase app quality
    Posted by Hoi Lam, Lead Developer Advocate, Wear OS by Google Today we are announcing a new initiative to improve Wear app quality and their presentation in the Google Play Store. The Wear app review process, which has been in place since t…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 18, 6:12pm -
  • Google releases source for Google I/O 2018 for Android
    Posted by Shailen Tuli, DPEToday we're releasing the source code for the official Google I/O 2018 for Android app.The 2018 version constitutes a comprehensive rewrite of the app. For many years, the app has used a ContentProvider + SyncAdapt…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 5:23pm -
  • Looking forward with Google Play
    Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Director, Google Play, Apps & GamesOn Monday we released Android 9 Pie. As we continue to push the Android platform forward, we're always looking to provide new ways to distribute your apps efficiently, help people dis…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 2:27am -
  • Meet the first Indie Games Accelerator class
    Posted by Vineet Tanwar, Business Development Manager, Google PlayIn June, we announced the Indie Games Accelerator, a new four month program to help indie game startups from India, Pakistan and Southeast Asia supercharge their growth on Androi…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 1:00am -
  • Android Pie SDK is now more Kotlin-friendly
    Posted by James Lau, Product Manager (@jmslau)When using the Java programming language, one of the most common pitfalls is trying to access a member of a null reference, causing a NullPointerException to be thrown. Kotlin offers protection agai…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 5:23pm -
  • Introducing Android 9 Pie
    Posted by Dave Burke, VP of EngineeringAfter more than a year of development and months of testing by early adopters, we're ready to launch Android 9 Pie, the latest release of Android, to the world. Android 9 harnesses the power of machin…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 5:05pm -

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 -