Android

Android One sales low in India, blame it on Google

The Android One could have been a bestseller in India but we're not sure if the unit will be able to meet its goal in the country. Leading retailers are now refusing to sell the phone since Google decided to launch the Android One online first. That seems to be a bad call by the search giant now that the retailers are refusing to stock up on Android One.

One More Line is a hypnotic, highly addictive new game

We don’t know what kind of trend started this (yes we do – curse you Flappy Bird!!!), but people are outdoing themselves in creating highly addictive, low reward, super difficult games that bring out the insanity in you. And they call it casual gaming. Enter SMG Studio with “One More Line”. If you value your time and/or sanity, we seriously advise against downloading and playing it. Ooops, too late.

LINE releases new match 3 puzzle game Trio

Match 3 type of mobile games don't require you to think mostly, but are fun and can be great time passers (and wasters). LINE, which is mostly known for its free messaging service, has been releasing simple and fun games lately, to increase their user base and entertain the current one as well. Their newest game is called LINE Trio and it may not be something radically new, but if you're looking for the fun and the familiar, then this is a good game as any.

Motorola updates Camera and Gallery apps with Material Design

Motorola is one of the first OEMs to release their proprietary apps into the Google Play Store for better access for users and it also makes it easier for them to update the apps. Two of those apps are the Motorola Camera and Motorola Gallery, and now they are getting Material Design updates, as Android Lollipop continues to make its way slowly to devices.

T-Mobile hypes virtually pristine version of the Nexus 6

With all the problems AT&T is facing right now with its Nexus 6 phones, it seems timely that T-Mobile is taking time to talk in social media platforms about just how different it is treating its stock of Nexus 6 from other carriers. No branding on the boxes, no branding on the unit itself – a couple of things that T-Mobile did to show just how willing they were for users to have an almost pristine version of the Nexus 6.

Verizon adds LG Transpyre to prepaid catalog

For people who don’t want to be burdened with contracts, prepaid is usually the way to. But the US consumer market has become so used to contracts that mobile providers rarely put quality phones for their prepaid service. Verizon has recently tried to improve its lineup of phones by adding the new LG Transpyre smartphone to its prepaid mix.

AT&T outs rugged Sonim smartphone

Sonim Technologies may not be a known brand in the mobile industry (at least, not yet) but it's determined to bring its XP6 LTE Android phone in the US. The handset which is said to be ultra-rugged will be released by AT&T in the country.

New Chromebook owners getting 1TB of Google Drive storage

As always, Google is becoming more generous than ever. Why, the Internet giant is giving Chromebook owners a special bonus for the holiday season. No, it won’t be giving away Nexus device but Google is giving 1TB of Google Drive storage for new Chromebook buyers for a couple of years. It’s not unlimited but the 1TB is a lot of storage you won’t be able to use it all up.

App brings back Double Tap to Wake on rooted Nexus 6

The “double tap to wake” feature – which I first experienced on an LG phone – was truly a game changer for me, and probably for a whole multitude of Android users out there. That’s why we were kinda happy to see it on the initial review units of the Nexus 6. Strangely, the feature was nixed when the Nexus 9 was launched for the market. Here’s a probable fix.