Android

Amazon Game Studios outs Tales from Deep Space misadventure

In case you haven't heard, Amazon formed its own game studio, creatively named Amazon Game Studios, to develop exclusive content for its Android devices. The subsidiary has already produced a number of titles, most notable of which is perhaps To-Fu Fury. And here they are with yet another one, yet again a tried and true puzzle platformer in the form of Tales from Deep Space. And like the To-Fu, the plot isn't something you have to take seriously, but it can still lead to some serious fun, especially when experienced with a friend.

Motorola Spotlight Player releases 3rd interactive animated story

For Moto X users who have the Motorola Spotlight Player, a video app exclusive to them, waiting for the newest featured animated film has been tedious, but maybe some would say worth it. The third feature has finally arrived on the device and is a beautiful coming-of-age short animated film that hearkens back to the age of hand-drawn animation, but with an interactive element that is possible through Motorola's technological advances on its flagship device.

Pebble firmware update: more languages, more notifications

While other newer smartwatches have been coming out with more advanced features, some people still prefer the "classic" wearable design and functionality of a Pebble. Whether it's because of its platform flexibility or its ease of use and function, it still has a place in the market amidst the Android Wear and Tizen devices out there. A new firmware update brings more languages and notification options for users, to keep up with their continually growing international base as well.

New SwiftKey update brings speed, Indo-Aryan languages

SwitfKey has definitely been busy. Today it announced an update that may not be major in version number or appearance but is quite the big thing in experience. The new SwiftKey promises to be faster, coming quickly when you need it and quickly getting out of your way when you're done. It has also expanded its roster of supported languages to 81, adding 12 new languages from Indo-Aryan regions to that ever-growing list.

New Qualcomm LTE Multimode modem capable of 450Mbps

Qualcomm has unveiled a new generation LTE Multimode modem that is capable of very fast download speeds of up to 450 Mbps. The announcement of the new modem makes Qualcomm the first company to announce an LTE Advanced Category 10 modem capable of 450 Mbps downlink 3x carrier aggregation.

Google now allows paid applications from Chinese developers

Some Chinese developers haven't fully optimized their apps on Google Play because the Internet giant has not allowed them to list their paid apps. But that will soon change as Google finally allowed the Chinese geeks to offer paid apps and in-app purchases to more than 130 countries. Just recently, Google added more countries with Developer and Google Wallet Merchant registrations. It's finally coming to China which means developers can start selling their apps to majority of the Android users spread out in 130 countries.

Telegram 2.0 update brings Material Design and more

A major new update has been published for the Android app Telegram bringing a full redesign and Android 5.0 material design. Every screen of the app was updated to make it consistent with Android 5.0 design standards and animations. Support for the new standards was also added for older Android devices.

Football Manager Handheld 2015 now available on Android

You've been there, sometimes every week. You're watching your football club's weekend game when the manager makes a seemingly stupid decision that cost them the game. You scream at the TV (or in the stadium), you curse, you wail (yes, sports fans do that right?) and you say the words "If I were the manager..." Well, there's a game that has allowed frustrated football fans to take back the power, at least on their mobile devices.

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact owners get 3 free movies

If you have purchased a new Sony Xperia Z3 device recently, you may have three free full-length films waiting for you to download. Buyers who recently bought the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, or Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact need to check the Xperia lounge app. Sony is offering three popular films at no cost to buyers of these devices including The Amazing Spider-Man 2 among others.