Android

BlackBerry partners with Amazon for Android apps

Android apps running on BlackBerry? This isn't a new thing because apps have been running on BlackBerry 10 OS for some time now but the Canadian smartphone pioneer recently teamed up with Amazon. In line with the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic smartphone, this partnership is an effort to bring more Android goodness to the platform. The new smartphone is said to run BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1, Amazon Appstore, and an Android Runtime.

Micromax unveils YUreka Cyanogen smartphone for India

We mentioned yesterday that Micromax had taken Shenzhen OnePlus to court and won an injunction because Shenzhen was selling smartphones in India that ran Cyanogen. Micromax had set up a deal with the US developers of Cyanogen that allows it to sell smartphones with the OS exclusively. The resulting injunction forced Shenzhen to remove its devices from Indian stores.

Telltale Games brings their own flavor of Borderlands to Android

The “Borderlands” series is a wonderfully quirky and hugely popular sci-fi FPS (first person shooter) that has been released mainly for consoles and PC, and is now waiting to release their third installment of the game. The beauty (or campiness) of Borderlands’ comic-based graphics will take a while before it can be translated to Android, or so we thought. Telltale Games – of “The Walking Dead” and “The Wolf Among Us” fame – is ready to give us a point-and-click rendition of the game ostensibly called “Tales from the Borderlands”.

Dumb Ways To Die game sequel now available on Android

What started out as just a public service announcement to promote safety in the Metro Train stations in Australia turned into an award-winning viral campaign and global phenomena, spawning music videos, memes, parodies and an app and mobile game. Now Dumb Ways To Die is back with a game sequel with the same old fun, quirky challenges, but now with an expanded universe.

Microsoft Xim 1.3 share your photos onto the bigscreen

Picture sharing is a great way to communicate with your friends and family and is essentially the core of most social media today. Microsoft Xim is an app that lets you share your photos with friends and family through their own phone. Usually when you have a photo you’d like to share, your friends would gather around you to see. Now you don’t have to worry about the overcrowding, Xim hosts the pictures onto your friends’ phone and lets you browse through the pictures together. Today Xim has come out with a new update that lets you share photos from your phone to the big screen.

Bulkypix celebrates 6 years, offers 16 premium games for free

Game developer Bulkypix has a good reason to give away apps for free. The company has just celebrated its 6th anniversary so it's being generous offering premium games for free. These apps are free and in full versions forever but in-app purchases may apply. About 16 apps are ready for free download but more are expected to be added in the next few weeks so gamers, stay tuned.

Inbox by Gmail now with better Android Wear, tablet support

While Inbox, the separate email app released by Gmail last October, is still in the invite-only stage (remember, that's how Gmail started a long time ago?), the user base is steadily growing, with some eagerly waiting for their friends to let them in on all the email fun. Now the latest update to the app brings you better support for both Android Wear supported wearables as Android-run tablets.

The Blu Studio 7.0 is a budget-friendly 7-inch smartphone

Yeah, you can balk at the size all you want – you know we all did. There’s just something about a smartphone when it breaks the 6-inch barrier that makes it go from useful to weird – not quite a tablet, too big for a phone. But Florida-based outfit Blu wants to take that risk in putting out the Blu Studio 7.0, a huge 7-inch smartphone for the budget conscious.

Baldurs Gate II Enhanced Edition makes its way to Android

Beamdog has done it again. The game developers have successfully ported and launched the sequel to one of the most popular classic computer RPGs of all time, Baldur's Gate II, in its enhanced and remastered form. Now gamers both old and new can get a chance to relive the good old days or forge new adventures using nothing more than the small but powerful computer hidden in their pockets. Of course, like in many games, a good adventure has a price to be paid.