Android

OnePlus 2: Hands-on with a new flagship killer

The disadvantage to setting the bar high is that you yourself might have trouble outdoing your own masterpiece. That definitely was the challenge facing OnePlus as it made plans to put out the OnePlus 2, which it self-dubs as the 2016 flagship killer. Now that the cat is fully out of the bag, we take a cursory peek at what the OnePlus 2 really has to offer. Does it succeed in never settling for anything less? Like many of life's serious questions, the answer isn't as clear cut.

2015 Moto X specs detailed yet again before tomorrow’s announcement

We can almost smell and see the third generation Moto X. What with all the leaked images and rumors we've been hearing, we're so sure that the Moto X will be packed with better specs and features. Of course, that's expected of any new model from a known phone manufacter but since the Lenovo-owned Motorola is making an official announcement tomorrow, July 28, more people and websites are rushing to publish what little they know, hoping to be ahead of the company.

DraStic DS Emulator for Android gets an update

For people wondering why you don’t see a lot of Nintendo DS emulators on the Android platform, you have to understand that Nintendo’s DS handheld gaming console is a pain in the back for emulator developers. The number of input methods – standard gamepad, touchscreen, voice – and the way the Nintendo DS brilliantly makes use of all of them is a beast to port to Android. That said, the DraStic DS Emulator app does a pretty good job of it.

User guide of Sony Xperia C5 Ultra surfaced

Before the Xperia Z5 or the H2 phones are unveiled, Sony is set to announce the Xperia C5 Ultra. This is the first time we're hearing about the new smartphone but we have some hint about its existence. Thanks to a user guide that recently surfaced, giving us an idea that the Xperia C4 now has a followup. Well, that's a quick one considering the C4 was only announced last month. Others are saying this could be the Sony Lavender but we're taking this with a pinch of salt.

Google Text-to-Speech app adds four more languages

Sometimes, those who live in huge English speaking countries and societies tend to forget that the rest of the world do not always speak the same language. This is still true when it comes to devices and apps, that is why, even if it might not be relevant to you, we tell you about new languages added in updates, because somewhere in the world, some people are relieved that their language has been included. Google’s Text-to-Speech app has now added four more languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, and Turkish.

Low-end smartphone LG Max coming to India

Not all people looking for new smartphones will want to buy high-end, high-spec devices. Whether it is for younger children or as a second smartphone, sometimes what you’re looking for are decent, wallet-friendly devices. India is considered to be one of the emerging markets, not just for smartphones but for other products as well, and LG is looking at targeting consumers in the South Asian country as they announced that their low-end and low-budget LG Max will be coming there soon.

Lava Pixel V1 budget phone now available in India

The Android One line is still alive and kicking. In fact, Lava has just introduced a new Android One-powered phone in the form of the Pixel V1. Actually, it's the company's first phone to run Android One so it's kind of a new milestone for Lava. The new Pixel phone comes equipped with a 5.5-inch HD IPS display screen, 8MP rear camera, LED flash, 5MP front camera, dual SIM support, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6582 processor, Mali 400 MP2 GPU, and 3G connectivity.

Deadlock: Online multi-player shooter game finally arrives on Android

Usually, when a game comes out in other platforms, it takes a few weeks or even months for it to arrive on Android. But there are rare times when it takes years for it to be available on smartphones and tablets that are running on Google’s platform. Deadlock: Online, a multi-player shooting game is one of those, and now after four years of existence in iOS, it finally available for Android users.