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  • T-Mobile confirms they have raised prioritization point to 50GB
    Yesterday it was just a rumor, but now we have official confirmation that T-Mobile is indeed raising their prioritization point to an industry-leading 50GB. They previously put it at 32GB, which was still 10GB higher than their competitors, namely AT…
    - 53 mins ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:40pm -
  • Chainfire announces firmware repository, download all the official firmware you need
    Legendary developer Chainfire has put up a new website for public use, and it looks to be a useful one moving forward. The website – firmware.mobi – is part of the developers plan to have a place where you can grab stock boot and recovery images.…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:00pm -
  • Experience the iPhone X’s notch, Android style
    One of the more controversial issues of the new premier iPhone, the iPhone X (pronounced as “ten”, they say) – as you saw undoubtedly have heard of after the launch – is the notch. That is, that space at the top of the iPhone X’s screen whe…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:20pm -
  • Designer Philippe Starck and Xiaomi head talk about the Mi Mix 2 story
    The Mi MIx 2 was recently shown off with a bigger display, higher resolution, and smaller bezels. Many people are in awe of this beauty because of the vast display in a slimmer body. It is definitely an improved version of the first-gen Mi Mix which…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:40pm -
  • Technology & style? Get both with the Martian mVoice Smartwatch [DEALS]
    A smartwatch that blends technology with style? It does exist! The Martian mVoice, offered at 55% off the regular price, is the smartwatch we’ve been waiting for. The Martian mVoice has all the modern conveniences you’d expect from a smartwatch.…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • Google Earth now includes crowdsourced photos
    While Google Street View and Google Earth already give us a good view of whichever place we want to take a look at almost anywhere in the world, there is also nothing like seeing those places through the lens of another person who is actually there o…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:20pm -
  • Still unreleased LG V30 gets an early teardown video

    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:40pm -
  • ZTE USA, Boost Mobile launch new Tempo X with Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    Over a year ago, Boost Mobile introduced the ZTE Tempo with Mexico roaming and hotspot capabilities. It’s not the first time ZTE USA and Boost Mobile teamed up to release a new Android smartphone. There have been others including the ZTE Boost Max+…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:00pm -

Android Developers

  • Google Play Billing Library 1.0 released
    Posted by Neto Marin, Developer AdvocateIn June we announced the developerpreview for a new Google Play Billing Library. Today, we are pleased toannounce the official release of the Play Billing Library 1.0. This librarysimplifies the developme…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:21pm -
  • Android Things Hackster Contest
    Posted by Dave Smith,Developer Advocate for IoTAndroid Thingslets you build professional, mass-market products on a trusted platform, withoutprevious knowledge of embedded system design. With Android Things you get aturnkey hardware solution a…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • SafetyNet Verify Apps API, Google Play Protect at your fingertips
    Posted by William Luh, Software EngineerGoogle Play Protect, whichincludes the Verify Apps security feature, helps keep users safe from harmfulapps. Google Play Protect is available on all Android devices with Google Playinstalled and provides…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 7:55pm -
  • Google and Ideas United Launch Program to Support Inclusivity in Game Design
    Posted by Daraiha Greene, CS Education in Media Program Manager, MulticulturalStrategy, and Kate Brennan and Mathilde Cohen Solal, Google PlayToday, we are thrilled to announce Infinite Deviation: Games. Infinite Deviation is aninitiative creat…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 4:21pm -
  • Helping indie developers get discovered on Google Play
    Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Google Play Developer MarketingThere are increasing growth opportunities for indie game developers, but beingone can still feel daunting in today's crowded gaming industry. We've beenworking hard to help indie develope…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 8:16pm -
  • Introducing Android Native Development Kit r16
    Posted by Dan Albert, Android NDK Tech LeadThe latest version of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK), Android NDK r16Beta 1, is now available for download. Itis also available in the SDK manager via Android Studio.NDK r16 is a big milest…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 9:07pm -
  • Optimize your Android apps for Chromebooks
    Posted by Cheryl Lindo Jones, Mobile App Solutions Consultant, Google PlayAs more Chromebooks are enabled with Google Play, now is a great time to optimizeyour Android app for Chromebooks to reach a larger audience. The changesmade to optimize f…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 4:14pm -
  • Enroll for app signing in the Google Play Console & secure your app using Google’s robust security infrastructure
    Posted by Kobi Glick, Product Manager, Google PlayEvery app on Android is signed with a key. This key is used to ensure the app'sintegrity by checking that updates are signed with the same signature. In thepast, the burden of securely holding th…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 9:12pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • This App Will Help You Find Your Next Travel Destination
    Hopper is a useful app for watching flight deals, but they also want to be able to predict where you might want to travel next. Their new Flex Watch feature acts like a digital travel agent, making personalized recommendations for your trip to save y…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 3:30pm -
  • Ten Tricks for Checking Your Phone Less
    The most frustrating thing about a phone addiction is that unlike actual substance abuse, the solution is not to stop using it completely. Instead, we have to find ways to use this technology responsibly, fighting apps overtly designed to steal our t…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • So, Are You Going to Buy or Lease Your Next Phone?
    If you’ve had the same phone for a while, you might be feeling the urge to upgrade, even though the prices right now are astronomical. The cheapest iPhone 7 is $649. Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8 is $930. So, with the upcoming iPhone 8 rumored to c…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:15pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: Bigger, Badder, But I Still Want More
    Forgive me for passing up the chance to beat the exploding battery joke into the ground. Let’s get straight to the point: Samsung’s once dominant flagship phablet is back after a two year hiatus. Sporting a stunning extra-widescreen 18.5:9 displa…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • How to Install Android Oreo on Your Phone
    This week Google started rolling out Android Oreo to devices. It’s been available as a public beta for some of the company’s more recent Pixel and Nexus devices since May, but now carrier testing is underway for some of those models, so the offic…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Sep 17, 9:48pm -
  • Google Maps for Android Now Features Parking Support in 25 Cities
    You (and everyone else) probably use Google Maps for getting around, hailing ride share services, and figuring out where to go for lunch. An update to the maps app for Android now adds the option to search for parking, making it even easier to get ar…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 6:00pm -
  • Tinycards, the Custom Flashcards App, Is Now on Android
    Duolingo has finally launched Tinycards, the app that lets you make your own digital flashcard decks, on the Google Play Store.Read more...
    - 19 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
  • Alexa and Cortana Teamed Up, But Consumer Tech Is Still Stuck in an Ecosystem War
    The voice interfaces Cortana and Alexa will soon be able to activate each other for functions that one does better than the other, Amazon and Microsoft announced today. It’s the kind of cooperation that we don’t see enough between the Big Five, o…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 12:00pm -

AndroidGuys

  • Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL could see 3.5mm headphone jack removed
    In what seems as a trend in the industry right now with manufacturers removing the headphone jack from smartphones, it seems Google may be following suit with the Pixel 2. Yesterday we saw leaks of the rear of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The rend…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:52pm -
  • MGCool Explorer Pro review
    A decent device to get started into the world of action cameras, but it is not without faults. But, for less than $50 it's hard to beat.
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:00pm -
  • Lifetime account of Sticky Password Premium is 80% off
    If there’s one rule in the world of passwords, it’s that you shouldn’t use the same one for every app, service, or account. Get compromised in one place and you risk having yourself exposed elsewhere. No, you need individual, strong, secure pas…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:30pm -
  • Project Fi gets its first Android One phone; Moto X4 available for $399
    Google today confirmed that it will begin offering the Motorola Moto X4 as part of its Project Fi-ready smartphones. Moreover, it also formally introduces the Android One initiative to the United States. Available in Super Black and Sterling Blue col…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • Niantic wants to help you celebrate the Equinox, announces Double Stardust Pokemon Go event
    Niantic wants to help Pokemon Go enthusiasts celebrate the upcoming Equinox, so it is offering players the option to earn some extra goodies soon. So starting from 1 PM PDT / 9 PM BST on September 22 until 1 PM PDT / 9 PM BST on October 2, you’ll b…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:30pm -
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs LG V30 (Smartphone Showdown)
    As you have probably already noticed – this year’s biggest trend in phone design is slimming down the bezels around the screen as much as possible. Even since the Xiaomi Mi MIX was unveiled last year, we’ve seen a parade of high-end phones from…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
  • Turn your Google Home into a portable speaker with LOFT
    Remember the Vaux? The accessory which was introduced by the Ninety7 startup back in March, could turn the Echo Dot into an Alexa-powered portable speaker. Now, Ninety7 aims to bestow the same portable capabilities to the Google Home. Say hello to LO…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Google Home Mini and Daydream View leak ahead of October 4 unveil
    Google is gearing up for an October 4th announcement, where it is rumored that we’ll get to see the wraps taken off the Android owner’s second-generation Pixels – the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. As is the case with Google I/O announcements, though…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:36pm -

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 -