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SuperSU Beta 2.23 Increases Root App Support

You may recall that back when Android 4.4 KitKat was the cool kids’ Android version and Android 5.0 was just a name floating on everybody’s lips, we …

Best Android phones (July 2018): our picks, plus a giveaway

With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android smartphones is almost synonymous with choosing the best smartphones, period. While Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is incredibly fierce. From sleek devices that impress …

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Holo Droid Info - Indie app of the day

Pros<p>Displays a surprising amount of device information. Even the SDK version your version of Android is running.<br>Color options and other customization options are a nice touch.<br>Free trial available so you can try before you buy. $1.49 isn't overly expensive.<br>Active and engaged developer fixes issues …

Google to kill Wallet API for digital products from March 2015

While Japan and a few other countries in Asia make extensive use of NFC-based payment systems, the world-at-large has yet to really catch on. Apple has certainly given the United States a major kick in the pants with its Apple Pay system, and as such Google also stands to benefit, especially since …

Google Keyboard 4 is rolling out, bringing two Material themes

Google is slowly, but surely “materializing” all of its apps, and today it’s time for the popular Google Keyboard to get the treatment.<p>Google Keyboard 4.0.2 is currently rolling out to users, and the biggest change in the new version is the presence of two snazzy Material themes – dark and light – …

Google Messenger is now in the Play Store

Tired of the wonky SMS capabilities of Hangouts? Google seems to be tired as well, as it’s trying a new approach: a standalone texting app.<p>Google Messenger debuted with the Nexus 9 and the Nexus 6, replacing Hangouts in the lineup of apps shown by default on the homescreen. We gave you an early …

Nexus 5: Revisited

With Google‘s recent announcement of the Nexus 6, many Nexus fans are left wondering what their other options are. Google did things a little differently this year with their flagship, bringing a much higher price point and larger screen size to the new device. These two factors, unsurprisingly, …

Android's VP of Engineering talks about the luscious Lollipop

Leaves turn colors, friends grow older, and new stores or homes replace old ones. For all intents and purposes, people tend to think of change as something we can see with our eyes, even if it’s just as much that which we can’t. When Google unveiled Android 4.4 last year, more than a few Android …

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How to Root the Google Nexus 9 and Unlock Bootloader

Meizu already working on MX4 Lollipop update

Meizu is one of many Chinese companies slowly gaining a following outside its home country. Combining sleek designs, excellent specs, and competitive pricing, its phones are worth taking a look at. Of course, for those who have already purchased one, or are on the fence, one tricky issue comes to …

Top 5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Features

You can now pre-order the Nexus 6 directly from Motorola!

Google may be making it difficult to get your hands on the Motorola Nexus 6 through the Google Play store, but for those looking for the opportunity to pick one up outside of waiting for the carrier launch or the Google Play store to restock — you now have another option.<p>Starting today, Motorola …

Early build of Gmail 5.0 adds Yahoo, Outlook, AOL and Exchange mail support

Google hasn’t officially released the newest update to Gmail for Android in the Google Play Store but if you’re feeling adventurous, you can download …

Hugo Barra talks business models and Xiaomi success

Xiaomi may not be a household name in the West, yet, but the company has made a remarkable impact on the global smartphone market, despite only being founded back in 2010. Hugo Barra left Google a year ago to join the company and has overseen one of the fastest growth rates of any tech company this …

Report: Galaxy S4 (Exynos) to get Lollipop in early 2015

OEMs need follow but one rule if they want to comply with customer concerns: update. Just a few days ago, Huawei infuriated users of its recent Ascend Mate 2 by denying them KitKat and the fallout was anything but pretty.<p>Samsung customers, long time victims of “forget me not” aspersions gone awry …

(Update: more screenshots) Here's a first look at LG’s version of Android 5.0 Lollipop