Android

Samsung Z postponed again, spells trouble for Tizen

Samsung has finally confirmed what everyone already practically knows, or at least believes in their gut. Samsung Z, the Tizen-powered smartphone that was supposed to launch in Russia this quarter, is indefinitely delayed. More than just a disappointment to the already dwindling number of Tizen faithful, it is almost the writing on the wall for Samsung's latest efforts to strike on its own without Google.

NPR gets own Android app for easy access to shows,podcasts

Do you remember the last time you actually listened to an actual terrestrial radio? Chances are most of you would say it’s been months, years (younger ones would ask, what’s a radio again?). But public radio pioneer NPR has been able to adjust to the changes that the digital age has brought by bringing their programs online, producing hundreds of podcasts and continually creating digital content in the field of news and culture. Now, they have a new audio app, NPR One, that will make it easier for users to listen to their available digital content.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus launches in India

We’ve seen Samsung update their budget product line with upgraded devices running Android 4.4 Kitkat recently, and one of the first few markets that we’ve seen those migrate to is India, where the Galaxy Star 2 Plus has apparently landed. It is a small budget phone with modest specs, but notably, with Kitkat running the show.

Android TV ADT-1 dev kits start shipping to developers

To prepare the new Android sub-platform for its first actual launch later this year, Google has started sending the ADT-1 Android TV preview kit to would-be app developers. This will hopefully ensure that by the time Android finally makes its way to the living room, there won't be a dearth of apps, games and content that could steal the thunder from this new device category.

Facebook pushing mobile users to use Messenger app

As the famous quote says, there are only three certain things in life: death, taxes, and Facebook making major changes. Okay, we made that last one up obviously, but the still famous social networking app has been notorious for constantly making big changes to both its desktop and mobile apps, and not always to the liking of its millions of users. The latest big one is that it is slowly “forcing” Android users to switch to the separate Messenger app as they will disable messaging in the main app soon.

ExaGear Strategies is an emulator for classic RTS games

As a fan of the old(er) real-time strategy games like, Heroes of Might and Magic, Civilization, and disciples, there has probably been a point in time where you wondered if your Android device could actually run those games. The main problem, of course, is compatibility – but Eltechs’ ExaGear Strategies app might just do it for you. That is, provide a platform to launch these old PC games on your Android device.

Outlook Android app update: server search,offline access

While most Android users stick to using the Gmail app or even their smartphone’s native email app, that hasn’t stopped other apps from trying to corner a portion of the market by improving their services. Microsoft Outlook users of course have their own Android app, and the latest update just might please them, as it offers better search options and even offline access for downloaded emails.

Moto X gets the Android 4.4.4 plus minor improvements

Verizon’s Moto X devices are finally getting the Android 4.4.4 treatment as the version has finally been approved to roll out via OTA update. Motorola’s current flagship device did not have to wait long to get the latest Android version, and it’s not that big a jump from 4.4.3, containing mostly security updates and a few tweaks from Motorola.
1 2 3 4 5 Next