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When to use HDR for photos on your Android

It's clear to see smartphone cameras have come a long way in just a couple of years, but what you may not realize is that a lot of the advancement …

Mobile Photography

Weekly poll results: which wake method do you use most?

Double-tapping the screen, using the home button, using the gyroscope or the IR sensors... with every phone it seems like there's a new way to take …

SongArc hits all the right notes and lands on the Google Play Store

SongArc has finally hit the Google Play Store. Previously a Windows Phone exclusive, the title has made its way to both iOS and Android, bringing the …

Bizarre turn-based strategy game, Outwitters 2.0, now available on Google Play

Outwitters is a free turn-based strategy game that can be played by two players on the same device, or up to four players in an online competition. …

Android News

Google Play Store updated to v5.3.6 [APK Download]

With every new release of the Android operating system come updates to all of its major components. A few days ago Google Drive received an update …

Yes, Your Brand Can Survive A Material Redesign

Article Contents<p>Google's material design, which I've written about a number of times, has generally been received well by designers, developers, and …

Former Googler And Motorola Boss Punit Soni Lands At Indian Retailer Flipkart

You probably know Punit Soni best from his brief run as VP for product management at Motorola Mobility when it was owned by Google. After leaving …

Google Play Store version 5.3.5 update now rolling out, brings UI enhancements and more

A new version of the Google Play Store is now rolling out, bringing the version number up to 5.3.5. This update mainly features a few UI tweaks throughout the app. And no, the awesome Google Search bar teased a few weeks ago still isn’t included in this update.<p>The biggest UI change we’re noticing …

Android News

Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic Could Be The Roguelike Retro RPG Of Your Dreams/Nightmares

Roguelike games have become a big deal lately, and several notable ones have come to Android including bit Dungeon II and Wayward Souls. The latest …

Chrooma Developer Releases A Live Wallpaper That's Perfect For Material Design-Loving Lollipop Users

Over the summer, we banged our heads against our computer screens just to feel closer to the sweet upcoming beauty known formally as Material Design. …

Our first look at LG's new webOS and Android Wear smartwatches

By far the more interesting of the pair is the Watch Urbane LTE. Despite what LG representatives told us last week, thi<i>s is</i> a watch running software based on webOS, with the same circular interface that Audi displayed at CES earlier in the year year. Unlike with its smart TV software, however, LG …

Wearable Tech

Motorola to bring Moto 360 to Moto Maker

Coming in March, Motorola will allow consumers to design the Moto 360 to their liking in the Moto Maker store. Moto Maker is currently used for …

Sony has lost faith in mobile. What went wrong?

Earlier this week, Sony announced that its corporate strategy for 2015 to 2017 involves taking less risk when it comes to TV and mobile, with the company instead electing to focus most of its attention on areas that it thinks there is room for real growth like the Playstation platform, image …

[Android 5.1 Feature Spotlight] Look At These Cool New Clock Animations

Android 5.1 is in the wild on Android One devices, but it's still not totally official yet. Google has yet to announce it and there's no changelog …

Google using “zero rating” to spur Android One growth in emerging markets

Emerging markets are receiving a ton of attention from hardware and software companies due to the growth seen down the line. The roadblock between …

[New App] Bring true multitasking to your device with Tiny Apps

XDA member <i>wutk3ksHD</i> has brought a new app to the <b>Play Store</b> called <b>Tiny Apps</b> which lets you take multitasking on your Android device to the next level. …

15 best MMORPGs for Android

MMORPGs are funny things. They have the ability to put you in a vast world filled with thousands of other people and you can play them almost infinitely without reaching the end. Their following is huge and vastly loyal. The experiences vary between Android MMORPGs quite a bit. Additionally, it can …

Polaroid Selfie is a rebranded Oppo N1 clone, and Oppo doesn’t like it

It’s hard to believe, but less than a decade ago, Chinese electronic products were often likened to KIRF status, an “affectionate” term coined by the staff at Engadget to describe products from the country that were literal copies of other devices. These days however, big name companies from China …

CES takeaway: smartphones and tablets

If you missed our coverage of CES 2015, that’s okay! As the event is coming to a close, we thought we’d take this time to go through the week’s top stories and roundup the biggest smartphone and tablet announcements we saw at the trade show. There’s a lot to recap here, so let’s jump right in.<p>LG’s …

Mobile Technology

20,000 units of the Nokia N1 sold out within 4 minutes in China

The <b>Nokia N1</b> tablet was made available in China today, after the device was announced a couple of months in advance to generate enough hype and …

Nokia N1 tablet up for pre-order in China for $260

November was an interesting month for Nokia, as just days after its CEO went on record and stated his company was finished with phones but brand licensing was possible, it went ahead and announced a <i>tablet</i>. And not just any tablet, but one running <i>Android</i>. And not just any Android, but Lollipop …

(Update: more pics) LG has its own dual curved-edge display in the works

<b>Update:</b> <i>The Verge</i> scored some time with the LG Display dual curved-edge display at CES, and it’s every bit as wild as it sounds. Here are a few images, or check out <i>The Verge</i> for more.<p>When Samsung unveiled its Youm screen prototype at CES 2013, few could have imagined the product that would make use …

320GB of storage isn't magic — it's the Saygus V2 (hands-on)

Dual SD cards are the hallmark feature of this Android 4.4.4 phone<p>Three hundred-twenty gigabytes of storage. It's an impressive number for a …

Mobile Technology

Fuhu Just Went Insane And Announced Some TV-Sized Tablets

When Fuhu announced the 20- and 24-inch Big Tabs, we all kind of chuckled and gave them a pass. Surely kids would like huge tablets, right? I think …

Leaked screenshots show HTC One (M8) with Sense 6.0-flavored Lollipop

HTC has said that it’ll push Android 5.0 updates to the One (M8) and One (M7) within 90 days of Lollipop’s release to AOSP, which means that we …

A Visit From Android Santa

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land,<br>Not a smartphone was stirring; even Lloyd did not stand.<br>The stockings were hung by the …

Gear & Gadgets

Xperia Aquatech is Sony’s first underwater store

When I was a kid I had a book which talked about all the new and interesting inventions that would happen in my future. Well many years have gone by since then, and we still aren’t living on the moon, however one thing in the book was people living in underwater cities. That hasn’t happened either, …

Top 10 new Android games this week: Godus, RGB Express

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but …

Pair of new Moto 360 ads poke a little fun at luxury watches

After releasing a pair of commercials for the device earlier this week, Motorola is back again with a couple of new ads for the Moto 360. In the same …

How to download Android APK files from the Google Play Store

There might be various reasons that you would want to download an APK directly from the Play Store. One might be that an app (especially Google apps) …