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  • FAST.com speed test app can now measure upload speed, latency
    Netflix has been changing how we think about media and entertainment. Admit it, you’re this close to ditching your cable subscription (if you haven’t yet). The streaming service is also bringing some of our old favorites into the small screen. We…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 9:00pm -
  • Google brings back the blobs for World Emoji Day
    Yes guys, World Emoji Day is a real thing and every year, we get more and more people and brands celebrating it with cutesy posts and sometimes even promos. As a gift to emoji-loving Android users everywhere, Google is bringing back something we neve…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 7:28pm -
  • Improve your workouts with these wireless, sweat proof headphones [DEALS]

    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • Get wireless Android Auto the cheaper way, DIY it with this app
    Since it started, Android Auto has always connected to your Android device via a wired USB connection. And while this system has worked for most of us, we all understand what a boon a wireless Android Auto connection would for us. For one, you can ac…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 2:00pm -
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3: All the details are here
    Xiaomi is busy, busy, busy. A global launch is happening next week featuring the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, as well as, the new Mi Max 3. We’ve been telling you several details about the phones especially the Mi Max since images and specs were le…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • Sony Xperia XZ3 at IFA 2018: Everything you need to know
    While Samsung is busy prepping the Galaxy Note 9 for the August 9 Unpacked event, other OEMs like Sony are working on products to be revealed during the IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany. It’s another big tech event anticipated by most geeks and consumer…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • MediaTek unveils Helio A22 chipset, bannering the new midrange Helio A series
    MediaTek is adding a new feather to its hat, and probably more feathers after that, with the launching of the Helio A22 SoC (system-on-a-chip). This new chipset will be the first for the new midrange Helio A series for MediaTek, which will attempt to…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 10:00am -
  • OnePlus 6 gets DxOMark review, solid flagship camera for less
    We used to wonder if DxOMark had something against OnePlus, being that they did not usually review OnePlus phones. But the image standards outfit partnered with OnePlus in planning for the OnePlus 5 – specifically for tweaking the phone’s camera…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 8:45am -

Droid Gamers

  • Puzzle & Dragons teams up with Persona for a limited time event
    In a mash-up we’ve all been waiting for, Persona’s finally arriving in Puzzle & Dragons. This limited-time event will run between July 16 – 29, and allows you to team... Continue reading The post Puzzle & Dragons teams up with Persona for a…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 6:34pm -
  • Reigns: Her Majesty expansion adds 200 new cards
    Devolver Digital recently teased a free upcoming expansion to Reigns: Her Majesty, and it just dropped on Android. The most exciting feature of this content update is by far... Continue reading The post Reigns: Her Majesty expansion adds 200 new ca…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 6:23pm -
  • Motorsport Manager 3 has raced onto Android
    Motorsport Manager 3 is out right now on Android, allowing you to get your racing management simulator fix on the go. You’ll build your own team from the ground... Continue reading The post Motorsport Manager 3 has raced onto Android appeared fir…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 6:15pm -
  • Kingdom Rush is coming back with a Vengeance
    Ironhide Game Studio has announced that a brand new entry in the smash hit tower defence franchise Kingdom Rush is on its way. This franchise led the charge back... Continue reading The post Kingdom Rush is coming back with a Vengeance appeared fir…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 18, 9:48pm -
  • Pre-register for side-scrolling JRPG naval battler Azur Lane right now
    Azur Lane is a promising 2D side scrolling naval battler coming soon to Android, and you can pre-register for it right now. This JRPG is set on a planet... Continue reading The post Pre-register for side-scrolling JRPG naval battler Azur Lane right…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 18, 9:39pm -
  • Alto’s Odyssey will officially launch on Android July 26
    Praise the heavens, Android gamers, for we have excellent news. The awesome follow up to Alto’s Adventure, Alto’s Odyssey, finally has a release date: July 26. That means that in... Continue reading The post Alto’s Odyssey will officially la…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 18, 9:29pm -
  • Pixel Starships is a massive multiplayer space game with limitless possibilities
    When it comes to starships, far too much emphasis is placed on huge deadly battles in space with explosions and crashes and lasers flying everywhere. Developer Savy Soda... Continue reading The post Pixel Starships is a massive multiplayer space gam…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 9:40am -
  • Hag’s Castle brings portrait dungeon crawling to mobile
    Looking for something else to play after The Quest and Legend of Grimrock? Not to worry, for Hag’s Castle is coming this week. It’s also a first person dungeon crawler that draws inspiration... Continue reading The post Hag’s Castle bring…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 6:18pm -

Android Developers

  • How creating an Action can complement your Android app
    Posted by Neto Marin - Actions on Google Developer AdvocateThere are millions of apps in the Android ecosystem, so helping yours get discovered can require some investment. Your app needs to offer something that differentiates it from other sim…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 4:43pm -
  • Android Emulator - AMD Processor & Hyper-V Support
    Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, AndroidSince the major revamp of the Android Emulator two years ago, we have focused on delivering a fast and feature-rich emulator to help you build great app experiences for users. Today, the Android E…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 5:05pm -
  • What's new for text in Android P
    Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Developer Advocate & Siyamed Sinir Android Text Technical LeadIn "What's new in Android P Beta" we mentioned two of the new text features in Android.. Now that Android P Beta 2 and the final APIs are here, it's tim…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • Congrats to the new Android Excellence apps and games on Google Play
    Posted by Kacey Fahey, Developer Marketing, Google PlayJoin us in congratulating the latest apps and games entering the Android Excellence program on Google Play. This diverse group of apps and games is recognized for their high quality, great…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • Android P Beta 3 is now available
    Posted by Dave Burke, VP of EngineeringToday we're rolling out Beta 3 of Android P, our next milestone in this year's Android P developer preview. With the developer APIs already finalized in the previous update, Beta 3 now takes us very clos…
    - 16 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 5:01pm -
  • Improving discovery of quality apps and games on the Play Store
    Posted by Paul Bankhead, Director, Product Management, Google Play Every day, millions of people come to the Play Store to discover the best apps and games. As part of our continued effort to deliver great experiences to our users, we regularly u…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 11:21pm -
  • A New Universal Music Player
    Posted by Nicole Borrelli, Android Developer, Programs EngineerThe Universal Android Music Player (or "UAMP") is a favorite on GitHub for music app developers with over 9,500 stars and 3,000 forks. Since UAMP was first released, Android de…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • Automating your app releases with Google Play
    Posted by Nicholas Lativy, Software EngineerAt Google I/O we shared how Google's own apps make use of Google Play for successful launches and updates and introduced the new Google Play Developer Publishing API Version 3. The Publishing API en…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 5:00pm -

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 -