Android

Chromecast Wallpaper adds beauty to your Android smartphone

If you’re not the type of person who wants to use too colorful or too loud phone cases but would like to have your smartphone have a little more personality, then wallpapers are your best decorative bet. However, most of the built-in wallpapers are not that great or you don’t have that many choices given by your OEM. A new app brings the beauty of the wallpapers from Google Chromecast to your Android device of choice.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 is a smartphone and a real camera in one

Panasonic hasn't been a much of a figure in the Android scene lately apart from its rugged Toughpad series. And it seems that the company is more interested in catering to niche markets compared to other OEMs. Now it has unveiled in Germany the Lumix DMC-CM1, a smartphone camera, or camera smartphone, that has a bit of a split personality.

Today Calendar gets a taste of Material Design in beta

The Android L Material Design bug just keep on spreading, even outside Google's own app catalog. The latest to join that fray is Today Calendar, turning Google's own Calendar Android app into something that is even more pleasing to look at and a pleasure to use as well.

Flud torrent downloader reaches version 1.0

Torrent fans looking for a new way to download stuff on their Android device can now get Flud in its first stable version. Flud 1.0 has no limits imposed on upload or download speeds. Users can also select which files they want to download and specify the file and folder priorities.

Textra SMS app updated with Android Wear support

If you aren't a fan of the default Android messaging app, there are plenty of options on the Google Play store that you can choose from. One of those options is Textra SMS and the app was recently updated again. The latest update brings the app to version 2.4 and adds in a handful of new features.

Qualcomm SafeSwitch hardware kill will land next year

When it comes to stopping smartphone thieves from being able to use your stolen device, lock codes help to some extent to protect your data. While that might protect the data you have stored on your device, the thief could still wipe the phone and sell it online. Qualcomm has unveiled a hardware kill switch that will render stolen or lost devices unusable.

‘Unstable’ version of MIUI 6 released for Xiaomi Mi 2, 2S

Sometimes I don’t get Xiaomi and their approach with MIUI, but that’s just me – a lot of people will come on here and testify to great experiences with the Chinese manufacturer’s brand of user interface over the Android foundation. After an official debate of sorts that Xiaomi officially started on the merits of Android KitKat for their Mi 2 and Mi 2S devices, they are finally releasing MIUI 6 for the said devices, but not without caveats.