John Ballard

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HTC's Android 4.4.4 rollout schedule leaked, One M8 to receive update in July

HTC has already committed to bringing Android L to its devices within 90 days of the code going live, but that doesn't mean that the Taiwanese …

Digging the new Android L nav buttons? Here’s how to get them with Xposed

One of the biggest visual changes in the Android L release is the new navigation bar featuring the triangle, circle, and square buttons, replacing the familiar setup we’ve been using since ICS.<p>Not everyone is a fan of these new so-called “Play Station style” buttons. Personally, I still have mixed …

Android "L" Feature Spotlight: The New "Document-Centric" Multitasking Interface Finally Makes Sense

We had a little early information on the Project Hera task switching system before the announcement, but now things are becoming clearer as Googlers …

LG G3 Beat announced, a 'mini' version of the LG G3

The LG G3 is quite a beast, with its Snapdragon 801 CPU and 2K 5.5-inch display. Of course, for some it might be just a tad too big, despite the fact that LG’s unique design allows the company to fit more screen in less space. Thankfully LG is preparing a smaller version of its flagship, currently …

Android "L" Promises To Drastically Reduce Microphone Latency And Boost Maximum Audio Quality

If we're being honest, it's hard to deny that one of Android's most obnoxious flaws comes in the category of audio performance. Playing some music is …

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live review: the first Google watches

I’ve been looking at my phone a lot less recently. Normally, no buzz in my pocket can go un-checked, no news alert or Snapchat unseen. But thanks to these watches I’ve been wearing, my phone spends a lot more time in my bag. I can just flick my wrist to see what’s going on.<p>Smartwatches have become …

Google Search v3.4 Adds Voice Control Of Settings, But It's Not Quite Done Yet [Update]

There are a few noteworthy changes in the latest Google Search update, but we've spotted one more that deserves some exploration. Ever since Google …

Google Play Movies Purchases Now Listed In YouTube For Android

A small change on Google's end has added the option to access your purchased Google Play video content in YouTube. Check out the navigation menu in …

T-Mobile puts LG G3 up for pre-order, will cost you $599

The LG G3 is a great device with some serious specs, including a brilliant 5.5-inch 2560×1440 display. A lot of people are anxiously waiting for it …

Google Play movies, TV shows now streaming in YouTube app

Google has updated its back end so that movies and TV shows purchased through the Google Play store will now stream through the Android YouTube app …

Android 4.4.4 update is now available for the Google Play edition Moto G

Google Play edition Motorola Moto G owners are getting a treat today in the form of an over the air update to Android 4.4.4.<p>As far as updates go, …

Google Play Music updated with small UI changes, clarity on authorized devices

<b>Update:</b> It looks as though we pulled the trigger a little early on thinking authorized devices were limited in the "smartphone" category. After …

Android L as a daily driver: How stable is it? Should you dive in or not?

Last Thursday Google released the Android L Developer Preview to the world, and while many of us jumped on it the first change we got, others have been a little more reluctant.<p>For those that are on the fence about whether or not to install the developer preview or simply curious about how polished …

Google Play Music v5.6 update limits your authorized devices

Google Play Music users have much to look forward to. The official application has just gotten an update to version 5.6, which will be slowly rolling out starting today. The update offers a few small improvements and adjustments, but there is one change we know many of you will find unpleasant.<p>With …