Android

Lionheart Tactics brings a pinch of strategy to Android

Android has no dearth of games, but sometimes, they tend to congregate on tried and tested money makers or "safe bets". There are some, however, that do try to strike out on their own and attempt to bring game styles that, while not exactly totally new, are not that common on Android. Lionheart Tactics from Kongregate, the same guys who just last week brought Game of Thrones Ascent to Android, is a game set to the tune of the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem, but can it really stand up to these two classics?

HTC makes default keyboard app available on Google Play Store

Just like other OEMs like Motorola and Sony, HTC has also now “consciously uncoupled” (thank you Gwyneth Paltrow for that phrase) one of its system apps and made it available on the Google Play Store. The default keyboard for most HTC devices, HTC Sense Input, is now available for download at the store, but of course, it is only for HTC devices,specifically for the HTC One M7, HTC One M8 and the newest phones for the Dream series.

Microsoft Account app takes on Google Authenticator

People are starting to become more conscious of how fragile their easy-to-remember passwords are, but that doesn't mean they're actively taking steps to protect their precious online accounts. To ease the process of securing accounts, logging into them and entering passwords, Microsoft released a new app on Android called Microsoft Account that, to be brutally honest, is simply a Microsoft-centric version of Google Authenticator.

File Manager now tweaked for Android Wear platform

Just how many files do you need to fit into your smartwatch? With an average of just around 4GB of internal storage (actually less because of various tools and apps), they really can’t handle that many to begin with. But apparently, there is now a version of the normal File Manager for Android that has been tweaked for the Android Wear platform, making sure that your Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch and the future Moto 360 can have an organized way of handling multiple files.

Google Maps gets a localized version for India

Whether you're just traveling to the next city to visit a friend or taking a vacation in New Delhi, Google Maps has got your location needs covered. Today, Google has announced Google Maps in Hindi, the latest fruit of its efforts to break down the barriers that keep people apart, whether it be physical location or language differences.

Galaxy S5 ad mocks Apple’s rumoured bigger iPhone screen

In continuing with its tradition of pulling no punches when mocking its competition, Samsung’s newly-released ad for their Galaxy S5 has once again chosen rival Apple to receive its barbs. The ad entitled “Screen Envy” pokes fun at the rumoured bigger screen of the upcoming new iPhone, and saying that Samsung users have had their bigger screen devices for the past two years.

Pyrus on Android Wear leaves no excuse to miss tasks

Even in this digital age, where people almost have their faces glued to their smartphone or tablet screens, it is still possible, or even convenient, to miss a pending task notification or email. Smartwatches, however, can now make sure that you are always up to date and up to task with notifications, and collaborative task management Pyrus is the first app of its kind to jump into the Android Wear scene.

First batch of NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet games revealed

NVIDIA is trying to make waves in the mobile gaming industry again by announcing the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet today. Although being an Android device, it has access to the entire treasury of Android games on Google Play Store and elsewhere, nothing says "high profile gaming device" than a portfolio made exclusively or at the very least optimized for this gaming tablet.

Twitch.tv app gets a facelift and expanded search

Numerous games are in line both for PC and consoles and even more are coming as we slowly approach the gaming season. And what better way to watch other people play those games you wish you could play than through Twitch.tv. Fortunately, they have just updated their Android app to make living vicariously an even better experience.

LG G3 now has special game for its QuickCircle case

Now that US carriers have started shipping LG’s new flagship G3 and it will mostly be available in retail stores within this week, LG has now released a new quick and fun game, and you don’t even need to open your phone case to play it. But you can only play it of course if you’re using the unique QuickCircle case that is made exclusively for the LG G3.