Android

Sony won’t announce new flagship at MWC 2015

Nothing is certain yet but there is a rumor going around that Sony isn't going to show off a new flagship smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this March. We once heard that the company is planning a "summer" launch this year of what could be the next-gen Xperia phone. This means two things for fans of Xperia: you can wait for the release of a new phone or you still have more time to get that Xperia Z3. No new flagship at the MWC 2015 would mean more time for Sony to work on new devices and for fans to anticipate these stuff from the company.

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 taking some heat

Pardon the pun in the title, will you? The Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's new standard flagship chip and arguably one of 2015’s hottest commodities, is the Android industry's answer for catching up with Apple on the 64-bit issue, as well as better performance via octa-core processing. This early, though, the Snapdragon 810 seems to be taking heat from gadget manufacturers and critics for all the wrong reasons.

Motorola comes back to China

We already know that Motorola has officially returned to China. The company brings new smartphones and wearable choices to the emerging market. All these are happening because Lenovo's purchase of Motorola has been finally completed three months ago. This also means consumers in China have more choices now when it comes to smartphones (not that there aren't enough choices available...). Motorola is bringing the following models to China: Moto Hint (wearable), Moto G, Moto X Pro, and the Moto X.

Apple may have bitten off Nexus 6’s ‘missing’ fingerprint sensor

It turns out that Apple may have been responsible not just for the seeming current downturn in innovating its own products, but contributing to some "missing" parts in the competition as well. Notice that cute "dimple" behind Google's Nexus 6 -- manufactured by Motorola hence the dimple has Motorola's logo? Well, news has come out that it should have been a tappy fingerprint sensor. But circumstances have been so that Motorola wasn't able to include that in that final design.

Enjoy all the NFL side action on YouTube and Google Search

Last year, the world was gripped by everything football as the 2014 edition of the World Cup was held in Brazil. Google was at the forefront of providing all the action for people who unfortunately couldn't be there in person. Now, it's the time for a different kind of football, as SuperBowl Weekend is almost upon us. Once again, Google wants to provide NFL fans with an easy way to be caught up in all the pre, during and post game goodies.

DIY mod for hard-to-press Nexus 9 buttons now available

We’ll be honest: We love the HTC Nexus 9. We’ve raved about it before -- how sleek and elegant it looks, about its 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with dual Denver cores running at 2.3GHz, and that vibrant 8.9-inch display (2048x1536 pixel resolution). Now if only those really iffy volume and power buttons would have an easy fix. It turns out, there might just be hope for us and the rest of the tablet world who use Google's premier tablet.

Help a goat become a rockstar in new Android adventure game

What do you get when you put together a rebellious, bad-ass goat, an oversized rooster with questionable fashion sense and a dream to become a famous rockstar? You get Rockin' Goat a crazy 2D platform adventure game that is complicated yet fun, as you try to help these crazy kids get to the top of the charts, all while overcoming the usual obstacles to that dream, like angry plants, insane traps, and even an apocalyptic meteor.

Cablevision to offer mobile phone service through WiFi

As more and more people are using data more than SMS or calls on their mobile phone subscriptions, carriers will become even more competitive, but on a different frontier. But it looks like some Internet providers are also getting in on the action, but this time offering mobile phone services through their WiFi. One of the earliest to jump on this wagon is Cablevision with their new low-cost service called Freewheel.

VXG Video Player offers faster playback, online streaming in HD

There are a lot of video player apps available for Android but only a few are considered really powerful. While some are helpful and convenient to the users, most are premium apps and are still limited. The VXG Video Player is one app that is simple to use, offering faster response to play video files and movies. The app also allows easy sharing of videos with friends over a WiFi network. The app is able to do network streams aside from playing most movies and videos in HD.