Apps

The Android Community Team: our must have apps

We’ve all got them, those apps you just can’t do without. Buy a new phone, and there are some you just have to make sure you have on your device. Day to day, there are those apps you rely on much more than others. Like you, we’ve got ours. While we're clearly information junkies, there are some things that distract us from the day-to-day grind of absorbing as much info as possible.

New app ‘Multitasking’ adds windows, functionality to your Android device

In our recent hands-on with the LG G Flex, we were impressed with the multi-window feature. That feature allows for more than one app to run on the screen at the same time. There is also a second utility wherein you can overlay windows on one another, bringing a true feeling of multi-tasking. That’s now come to Android proper in the form of the aptly named Multitasking, an app you can get on your device — right now.

Lenovo DOit app suite hands-on

Along with the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, Lenovo also introduced a suite of apps. This is the DOit suite of apps, and there will be five in total. While the apps were unveiled along with the tablet, they will also be appearing on other Lenovo devices, including those currently available. Furthermore, they will also work with other devices. To that last point, our hands-on time with the apps included a Moto X.

Flappy Bird missing? Developer to delete game

"I can call 'Flappy Bird' is a success of mine." says the original developer of the massively popular game, "But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it." Speaking today about the attention he's gotten from the game and responding to the possibility that it's bringing his large stacks of cash, it would appear that this situation hasn't been all stars and roses. On the contrary - the developer announced today that he's so tired of the attention the app has gotten, he's taking it offline in the next 22 hours.

Top Play Store apps revealed in Distimo study

The apps we use can tell us a lot about ourselves. Are we gamers, productivity fiends, or social media junkies? Distimo has released their latest quarterly numbers about the top apps, and it says a lot about how we use our phones. Turns out we like distractions.

Holofication Nation mods teach popular apps how to look nice

Android might have the lion's share of the mobile device market but it is not without its fair share of warts. While Google has released design guidelines to help developers create beautiful apps, Google Play Store is plagued with inconsistent, unusable, and sometimes downright ugly apps. This is a situation that the Holofication Nation aims to rectify.
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