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  • Galaxy S9 duo will launch February, out in the market by March
    The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are coming very soon. The flagship duo will be unveiled before we know it. After dozens of rumors, speculations, and leaks, we’re curious about how the phones will be similar and different from the older models. We kno…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:10am -
  • Fix that lock screen swipe gesture problem on Android 8.1 Oreo, here’s how
    Not one Android OS version has arrived in perfect form. Not one software or platform version is perfect but thank heavens for the beta testing phase that allows developers and testers to check a software and use it in real life. Android 8.1 Oreo is n…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:00am -
  • Android One Launcher with working Google Now feed ripped from Xiamo Mi A1
    You might not have heard of the name “AmirZ”, or you might have. If you have, it might be because you used his rootless port of the Google Pixel Launcher which he released last year. Indeed, a lot of other Google-based launcher projects used his…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:00am -
  • OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS Open Beta 30 for OnePlus 3, Open Beta 21 for OnePlus 3T
    OnePlus is indeed playing with the Face Unlock idea, as it has added the feature to the most recent Open Beta software now rolling out for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. These two phones will be the only other OnePlus devices who will receive the Face Unlock…
    - 12 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:00pm -
  • Ransomware? Protect yourself with SpiderOak ONE 2TB Cloud Storage [DEALS]
    Keep your data secure and accessible across all your devices with a one year subscription to SpiderOak ONE 2TB Cloud Storage, marked down by 84% for a limited time. This is perhaps the best deal you’ll find for cloud storage. SpiderOak ONE uses end…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:00pm -
  • TWRP custom recovery now supports Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Redmi Y1, Y1 Lite
    There is a reason why Xiaomi devices are very popular – they make relatively affordable smartphones that don’t necessarily have low specs. Xiaomi has found a great balance in putting out budget-friendly devices that have competent hardware, and a…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • Google announces finalists of Google Play Indie Games contest in Europe
    The annual Google Play Indie Games contest has been such a hit to independent developers and it has produced several great games already – and some of those we actually play at Android Community. So the mothership brought the contest across the pon…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:00pm -
  • Meizu M6s image and specs leaked ahead of China debut
    Another day, another leak. The CES 2018 may be over but the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain means more new rumors and leaks will be published ahead of the tech event. Over at Weibo, we saw a couple of images that show the next Meiz…
    - 16 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:00pm -

Droid Gamers

  • Here are the 20 finalists in Google’s Indie Game Contest
    Google is holding the Indie Game Contest this year to settle once and for all which indie games are the best on Android. The finalists are in, and... Continue reading The post Here are the 20 finalists in Google’s Indie Game Contest appeared first…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:23pm -
  • You can now pre register for Dissidia Final Fantasy
    The Dissidia Final Fantasy franchise is coming to Android soon as a brand new title, Opera Omnia. You can already pre register for it on Google Play. Much like... Continue reading The post You can now pre register for Dissidia Final Fantasy appeare…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:07pm -
  • Droid Gamers will be at Gamesforum London 2018 – join us!
    Beginning the year with a new brand and sole focus, Gamesforum is where the games industry comes together. And this year Droid Gamers will be in attendance! From... Continue reading The post Droid Gamers will be at Gamesforum London 2018 – join us…
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:26pm -
  • Ketchapp games are now available in WeChat
    If you live, or have lived in China, you’ll almost certainly know what WeChat is. That’s the WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger over there, except its much more than that. Not only can you send... Continue reading The post Ketchapp games are n…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:22pm -
  • Manage a band of beatboxers in Incredibox
    If you don’t find beatboxing incredibly annoying, Incredibox might just be the game for you. It challenges you to manage your own team of them as you strive to create... Continue reading The post Manage a band of beatboxers in Incredibox appeare…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:11pm -
  • LettersFall 110% is a totally free word game that will give you hours of chilled out fun
    The great thing about mobile is that it has games for all occasions. There are thrilling action experiences, head-scratching puzzlers, tricky platformers, nostalgic retro throwbacks, thought-provoking arthouse games,... Continue reading The post Let…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 3:25pm -
  • 5 Android stories you should have read this week
    Sunday, bloody Sunday. What is there even to do on the dullest day of the week? No exciting Android news happens and you’ve probably already smashed through the week’s... Continue reading The post 5 Android stories you should have read this wee…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 12:05pm -
  • 7 new Android games you have to play this week
    January continued its slow start to the year this week with few big releases of note. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better though, as there are a few hidden... Continue reading The post 7 new Android games you have to play this week appeared fir…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 12:00pm -

Android Developers

  • Meet the finalists of the Google Play Indie Games Contest in Europe
    Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Developer Marketing Google PlayBack in October we launched the 2nd edition of the Google Play IndieGames Contest in Europe, with the aim to identify, showcase and reward indiegaming talent from more than 30 countries.…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 10:30am -
  • Faster Renewals for Test Subscriptions
    Testing your in-app subscriptions is a critical step in ensuring you're offeringyour customers a high quality service.In order to make testing easier and faster, starting on February20th, we are introducing shorter renewal intervals for test pu…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 3:46am -
  • Android Excellence: Congratulations to the newly added apps and games
    Posted by Kacey Fahey, Developer Marketing, Google Play Kicking off the new year, we're excited to welcome our latest group of Android Excellence apps and games. These awardees represent some of the best experiences and top performing apps and games…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 4:56pm -
  • New Products At CES powered by Android Things
    By Venkat Rapaka, Director of Product Management, GoogleThe Android Things team has been working closely with our partners to createcompelling, secure and thoughtful IoT products. During the Consumer ElectronicsShow (CES) in Las Vegas, a number…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 1:00am -
  • A look back at the most read Google Play posts on Medium in 2017
    Posted by Sergejs Cuhrajs, Community Manager, Google PlayEarlier this year we launched the Google Play Apps & Games publication onMedium to help developers discover best practices and insights to growsuccessful apps and games businesses on Goog…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
  • Phasing out legacy recommendations on Android TV
    Posted by Bejamin Baxter, Developer Programs EngineerAt Google I/O 2017, we announceda redesign of the Android TV's home screen. We expanded the recommendation rowconcept so that each app can have its own row (or multiple rows) of content onthe…
    - 26 days ago, 22 Dec 17, 6:00pm -
  • Double Stuffed Security in Android Oreo
    Posted by Gian G Spicuzza, Android Security teamAndroid Oreo is stuffed full of security enhancements. Over the past few months,we've covered how we've improved the security of the Android platform and itsapplications: from makingit safer to ge…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 5:02pm -
  • Improving app security and performance on Google Play for years to come
    Posted by Edward Cunningham, Product Manager, Android[Edit: Updated post on Dec 21 to clarify that when the64-bit requirement is introduced in August 2019, 32-bit support is not goingaway. Apps that include a 32-bit library just need to have a 64…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 6:33pm -

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…
    - 19 days ago, 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...
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 27 days ago, 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...
    - 37 days ago, 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…
    - 39 days ago, 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…
    - 48 days ago, 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...
    - 50 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 4:45pm -

AndroidGuys

  • More smartphone manufacturers should rethink their release cycles
    At this year’s CES, we learned about a disruption to our annual smartphone release expectations. LG, which is usually one of the first out the gate with a new G-series flagship, has put the brakes on the way that its mobile division does things. Th…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:12am -
  • 5 of the best Android lock screen replacement apps
    The Android lock screen has come a long way since Android began and the experience differs vastly between devices. One of the best features of Android is the ability to customize almost every element, one of which is the lock screen. There are, there…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:25pm -
  • Get 26% off the Blackview BV9000 Pro with TomTop (Promoted Deals)
    TomTop has come through once again with its excellent deals on smartphones. This time it’s the Blackview BV9000 Pro, which is currently 26% off the regular retail price. The Blackview BV9000 comes in two variants, one with a 5.7-inch full-screen 18…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:55pm -
  • Syllable D9X – a pair of truly wireless earbuds with a quirky design and spotty performance
    Design Just to give you some fair warning, dear Android Guys, this is going to be something of a rant, design-wise. I have many nits to pick with Syllable’s D9X, and a good number of them are likely petty and/or highly subjective. You’ve been war…
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • What’s new: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra vs Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
    Sony’s recently announced Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra just became available for pre-order over the weekend. In case you missed the headlines, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the successor of last year’s Xperia XA1 Ultra and the first Sony p…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 10:00pm -
  • You can now find your art lookalike with Google
    Most probably haven’t ever used the Google Arts & Culture app in the past but you’ll have a good reason to check it out now. Have you ever wondered if you look like a famous artist or painting? A new feature will allow you to take a selfie and Go…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:13pm -
  • Become an ethical hacker with The Super-Sized Ethical Hacking Bundle
    Surely you’ve heard of unethical hackers that infiltrate all sorts of databases, right? Well, it’s a sad reality that, in our world, unethical hacking is all too common. Equifax is one of the latest data breaches in the US, with a number of credi…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:28pm -
  • Get smart earbuds with the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds
    Earbuds are a dime a dozen nowadays (not literally, though it would be nice), but many earbuds are designed to do the basic function and provide decent sound. Some are great as noise cancellation, some are not, but earbuds are designed to be comforta…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:22pm -

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 -