Android

Samsung launches “Next is Now” campaign for Galaxy S6, S6 edge

Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and by now, you're probably convinced that the two flagship phones, or either of the two, can be a great choice for your next Android phone. The South Korean tech giant has officially launched its marketing campaign for the two called as "Next is Now" which will be released globally. One of the first material we're treated to is a TV ad entitled "Anticipation".

Google+ brings changes, Material Design to Communities pages

While we're still pretty unsure how Google+ will eventually play out, given the changes that have been happening to a number of Google-related products, that does not stop their developers from making changes and improvements to the app. The latest aspect of the social network to receive a make-over is its Communities pages, bringing the ubiquitous Material Design animation and some other physical changes to the page.

Get your guitar rocking with AmpliTube UA app and iRig UA

Who says you need to spend a fortune to make your guitar sound extra good? Of course you need talent to begin with, but with the right gear, you can make yourself sound even better. At least, that's what this new app wants to happen with you, your guitar, and the soon-to-arrive iRig UA. The AmpliTube UA app turns your Android smartphone into a professional-sounding guitar and bass amp multi-effects processor, much like what a physical guitar rig would actually sound like.

Amazon to end Appstore TestDrive Service effective April 15

Amazon AppStore started offering app test drives on computer four years ago. Android users were delighted to try it because they could test new apps using a virtual Android phone. Only 30 minutes of playtime is given per game but that's good enough to see what new apps are coming and what is worthy to be downloaded. About 20 apps were first added to the test drive program in March 2011 but the number since increased.

Stick your Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge anywhere with anti-gravity case

You know you want to take group selfies (otherwise known as groufies) but you're too embarrassed to have your arms showing in the picture, which makes it very obvious that you were groufie-ing (if you care about those kinds of things). If you have a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, you'll know be able to take hands-free selfies with a Kickstarter project called Zero G Anti Gravity Case.

New Xiaomi teasers point to premium Xiaomi Mi 4i

This will be new and exciting times for China-based manufacturer Xiaomi, regarded by most as one of the fastest growing manufacturers from China due to their build quality. On April 23, Xiaomi is scheduled to unveil a new device, and for the first time, the unveiling will be outside of China, in New Delhi, India. The device is expected to be the Xiaomi Mi 4i.

Back up and restore your WhatsApp account on Google Drive

It seems that the folks over at WhatsApp are keeping pretty busy, bringing us updates every few days or so. The latest one, still in beta and not yet available on the Google Play Store update, allows you to back-up your conversations onto Google Drive. That means if you need "evidence" about a conversation you had that your friend is denying, you can just pull a file that you backed up on the cloud.

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop almost ready for Nexus 9, WiFi Nexus 7

You may be excited that your device is finally getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update but others are already getting Android 5.0.1 (Moto E, and Moto 4 with 4G LTE, Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4) and Android 5.0.2 (LG G2 from T-Mobile and AT&T, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Nexus 7, original Moto X). Several mobile devices have even received Android 5.1 already like the Nexus 5Nexus Player, HTC One (M7), Moto G GPE,  LG G Pad 8.3 GPE, and the Sony Z Ultra GPE. And to further burst your bubble, sorry, but Android 5.1.1 is almost ready.
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