Android

CM12 nightlies bring Lollipop to eight Xperia devices

Early this month, CyanogenMod turned on the engines that will produce the nightly builds for CyangeonMod 12, which is based on the Android 5.0. As much as 31 devices and models were the first to receive the candy goodness, but now 8 more devices from Xperia's ranks are joining the fray. From the most recent Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact to the older Xperia T and V, Xperia fans can now try out the latest Android version on their devices, provided they're willing to take the risk.

TouchPal update: Material Design, more emojis

When chatting with your friends and loved ones on mobile devices, sometimes, words are not enough. Some emotions are better expressed through emojis. That's why it's handy to have an alternative keyboard that has both the traditional characters and then a pretty large number of emojis at the ready to express yourself. TouchPal is one of those apps, and the newest update brings more improved features to the virtual keyboard.

New Sony Xperia smartphone lands at the FCC

A new Sony Xperia smartphone has crossed the FCC seeking certifications to come to market. There are no actual images of the device to be seen at this time, but there is line art and an image of the tags that will be featured on the smartphone.

AirDroid receives another update, Android 5 support added

The official AirDroid 3 went out of beta before 2014 ended and the app recently received an update from its developer Sand Studio. The tool now has some new features: Android  5 support in AirMirror, notification blocking from any app on the computer, notification action support for Notification mirror, and dismiss notifications in the Android notification bar on computer, at least for those devices running Android 4.3.

Camu camera app takes photos (and edits) the way you want to

As people get more and more into mobile photography, chances are they won't always be satisfied with their smartphone's built-in camera features. That is why there are apps out there that give you more choices when it comes to taking pictures and editing them. The newest addition to your options for a camera app is Camu, which claims it can make you "take perfect photos and videos" while having a simple yet useful interface.

Next Lock Screen updated, now with more messaging support and music controls

The experimental Garage Team of Microsoft has been busy working on new apps and updates of existing apps. The Next Lock Screen app for Android was updated only last December but more improvements have been added recently by the Microsoft Garage Team. The Next Lock Screen for Android now has Music Player Controls, more multimedia messaging (MMS) support, enhanced instant messaging support, and improved performance on memory usage aside from the expected bug fixes.

KDDI rolls out new Sharp AQUOS K SHF31

KDDI recently introduced a new addition to its 2015 Spring lineup. The Sharp AQUOS K (SHF31) is a new Android 4.4 KitKat-running smartphone that takes the form of a feature phone. By that I mean a flip phone but with the standard features you can find in a smartphone. Don't expect much from the phone  though because it only has a 3.4-inch screen with a 960 × 540 pixel resolution. The phone also boasts of touch pad support, tethering, and infrared.

Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 comes with its own camera [DEALS]

Haven't had enough mini drones yet? Then this new Android Community Deal might just be for you. The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 is as its name says, micro, but don't pan it just because of its size. Unlike some other super small drones we've had before, this one comes with its own swiveling camera, making it ideal not just for tricks and mayhem, but for capturing those moments as well. And now it comes with a pretty sweet price tag as well.

Crusaders Quest: 16-bit RPG lets you be a goddess-saving hero

If it's always been your secret dream to become a hero and rescue goddesses from peril, now is the time to let this out when you play this new 16-bit RPG for Android devices. Crusaders Quest is not about the Middle Ages campaign to win back the Holy Land but rather about you and your ragtag group who need to save the planet from the forces of evil.