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Android Weekly: top 6 stories this week

This week in your world of Android: Android 4.4.4 took us by surprise, ART replaced Dalvik in AOSP, Google released updates to several of its core apps, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A launched in South Korea, Amazon finally unveiled its smartphone, reports emerged about Google’s Android in the car plans, and …

Compare the best Android smartphones on the market today

Deciding which Android smartphone to buy can often be a difficult decision, with many different manufacturers offering varying specs, hardware …

Rumor: Google Exploring Home Screen Overhaul With Revamped Notification Shade, Recents Menu, And More

Article Contents<p>In our recent post about Google's plans to break its Search sauce out of the dedicated app and bring it to the rest of Android, I …

Google Camera update: cropping improved, timer added, panorama options

The Google Camera app was an instant hit, with 5-10 million downloads reached since its release, last April. We have a review of the camera app and must say it is a very solid and full-featured option.<p>Google has taken this app and improved upon it with today’s update.<p>Users across the web are …

LG G3 and battery life - how much does the QHD display hurt?

The LG G3 just left everyone in awe, as is the case with most LG G series device announcements. It is miles ahead of its predecessor, and a step ahead its competition in many aspects. The display is stunning with a Quad HD resolution, design is gorgeous, build quality is solid and performance is …

Why Google's Design Is More Consistent Than Apple's Unorganized iPhone Mess

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A week after Apple's not-so-successful release of its new iPhone operating system, today we get an …

Addictive puzzler Dots updated with multiplayer mode

Dots, the popular connect-the-dots puzzler for Android and iOS received today a multiplayer mode dubbed Challenges.<p>Dots v.2 finally adds a multiplayer component, and expands the social component by allowing you to challenge Facebook friends to a quick game. You can also pair up via email, but if …

[Download] Android 4.4.1 (KOT49E) For The 2013 WiFi Nexus 7

Article Contents<p>Android 4.4.1 continues to wind its way through the air, hitting devices a few at a time. Being a smart young individual, you know …

LG G2, HTC One, Galaxy S3 CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4 KitKat) nightlies available

CyanogenMod 11 M1 builds are already available for Nexus devices, but these aren’t the only smartphones and tablets getting an Android 4.4 KitKat-based custom ROM.<p>CM11 nightly builds are also available for a variety of devices including current and former flagship Android handsets. The list …

Code Commit In AOSP Suggests Stock Android Email App May Be Headed To The Play Store

Google's been on a roll when it comes to sending former AOSP apps to the Play Store for everyone to enjoy (and Google to close the source on), we've …

Android 4.4.1 update (KOT49E) for Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi now available to download, instructions included

The Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi-only version started rolling today. If you don’t feel like waiting for the update, we have the …

Android 4.4.1 is more than just camera fixes for the Nexus 5

Android director of engineering David Burke announced just the other day that the team was working on Android 4.4.1, an update largely filled with …

Android News

Moto X wooden backs leak again, reminds us they’re coming

New images of the Moto X‘s wooden back option have been leaked courtesy of <i>@evleaks</i>. The timing of this leak coincides with a report that the wooden …

[Download] The Nexus 10 Android 4.4.1 (KOT49E) Update Is Ready To Download And Install

Article Contents<p>Have a Nexus 10? Want the latest version of Android but haven't gotten the update notification no matter how many times you press the …

Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones

Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open-source initiative for modular smartphones with the goal to "do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software." The company plans to create an ecosystem that can support third-party hardware development for individual phone components — in …

HTC EVO 3D saves a man’s life, stops a bullet

Today’s smartphones are more than just a piece of electronic equipment, they often are an all-in-one tool for business, entertainment and so much more. In rare occasions, they can even prove to be lifesavers.<p>Today a news report arrived by way of <i>CNN</i> about a gas station clerk in Orange County, …

[Update: Images] Mad Catz Announces New NFC-Equipped Bluetooth Gaming Keyboard For Android

Since the dawn of mobile gaming, there have been numerous requests from traditional PC gamers for gaming keyboard support in Android. After all, an …

[APK Download] Google+ 4.2 For Android Rolling Out: Auto Awesome Movie Maker, New Menus, 'G+ Photos' Is Now 'Photos', And More

Article Contents<p>Earlier today at a livestreamed event in San Francisco, Google's SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra announced a slew of new features …

Google+ allowing more users to claim custom URLs this week

Starting this week, many more Google+ users will be able to secure a custom URL that's easier to remember than the lengthy addresses assigned to accounts by default. Google initially began offering custom URLs to brands and celebrities more than a year ago, but now it's opening up the option for …

Best cheap Android tablets (January 2018)

While high-end devices are generally the stars of the Android world, there is a growing emphasis into quality on a budget, and that’s very visible in the tablet arena.<p>From companies that are willing to sacrifice profits for the sake of market share, to established players looking to improve their …

Mobile Technology

Kanex's New Multi-Sync Keyboard Makes Multitasking Just That Bit Easier

Often we’re using multiple screens at the same time, and it can become cumbersome to jump from one to the other as you’re working. Kanex, to this …

Untangled DNA is how guys become guys - Futurity

An enzyme that “unravels” DNA appears to trigger male development of the embryo, a finding …

Prenatal Development

What To Expect At Apple's iPhone Event Tomorrow

New phones! We love phones. Phones phones phones.<p>Apple is set to introduce, we're pretty sure, the next-generation iPhone tomorrow. Leaks involving Apple devices have increased both in volume and accuracy in recent years, so we have a pretty decent idea of what to expect, at least from the flagship …