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Indian smartphone startup Creo releases more details about its new take on Android

Creo, the Indian startup that recently received $3 million in funding to create a new twist on Android, has unveiled its first smartphone, called the Mark 1. A promotional video has been posted, but the company hasn’t released hardware details yet. Founder Sai Srinivas tells TechCrunch that leaked …

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

There is plenty to like in Google’s latest major Android release, Lollipop. It’s faster, lighter and more battery efficient than ever before. The …

Perfect your mobile driving skills in Top Gear: Extreme Parking

Do you have difficulties parking your vehicle while out and about? If so, Top Gear: Extreme Parking is now available to help out by taking the task …

Samsung releases a beautiful 4K video of all the seasons captured using the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung has released a new video showcasing the video recording capabilities of their latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4. This video is a …

Google Now Launcher Updated In Play Store, Now Available On All Devices Running Android 4.1 Or Later

It's been a number of months since the Google Now Launcher debuted in the Play Store as an exclusive for Nexus and Google Play Experience devices, …

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.<p>On that day an "extreme solar storm" did …

Sonic CD free on Amazon Appstore today

Want to bring a little 16-bit retro gaming action to your Wednesday? Sonic CD, the time-travelling Sega CD platformer first released on Android in …

Microsoft Office Mobile Is Now Free On Android Phones For 'Home Use' Only

Almost a year ago, Microsoft released Office Mobile for Android phones to the Play Store. The caveat, of course, was that it required an Office 365 …

[Update: Winners!] Help Us Celebrate The 4th APversary With A Giveaway From NVIDIA And Android Police

On March 23rd, 2010, Android Police was born, which makes today our 4th anniversary! While we'd like to have a birthday party with cake, balloons, …

Amazon Appstore birthday deals continue with 14 paid apps for free

Still get up to 60% off apps and in-app purchases on other selected apps<p>Amazon is still celebrating its Appstore's third birthday, and the next wave …

Google introduces separate change-logs for alpha, beta and stable apps

Up until now, developers had to use the same text for change-logs in Google Play, regardless of whether folks were interested in the alpha, beta or stable release of an app. In the latest update, it’s now easy for app makers to provide different change-logs for alpha testers, beta testers and just …

‘MarkAsRead for Gmail’ app brings a Read button to Gmail notifications

Right now, if you receive a Gmail notification, you have one of two options: you can either archive it or reply. Wish there were more choices than that? Thanks to a new app appropriately named “MarkAsRead for Gmail” you finally get the option to simply mark the message as read, without having to do …

Sega Offers Crazy Taxi For Free In The Play Store To Hype Up The Upcoming Freemium Sequel

Sega originally released Crazy Taxi for Android priced at $4.99, but until March 19th, you can now get the game entirely for free. We're talking the …

New HTC One teaser suggests better low light photography

HTC is at it again with another video teasing its upcoming flagship. This time, the duo of actors focus on the New HTC One’s camera capabilities, …

Leaked Wallpapers And Sounds From The New HTC One (M8) Are Available For Download

HTC's upcoming flagship is leaking left and right in all sorts of ways. We've seen press images from numerous carriers, and there was that long video …

Bing For Android Now Supports Downloading Images, A Feature Google Stripped From Its Own Search App

There are multiple ways to go after users. One way is to come up with a catchy word (Scroogled), slur a competitor with it (Google), sell some …

Samsung 'Galaxy Glass' Patent Filing Shows Augmented Reality Keyboard That Gets Projected Onto Your Fingers

Just because a company files a patent for something, it doesn't mean that idea will eventually see the light of day. In this case, the patent filing …

Add special effects to your smartphone movies

In my youth, I wanted nothing more than to make movies. But the tools just weren't available -- not on my budget, anyway. And even if I'd had a movie camera, special effects were out of the question. UFO invasions, dinosaur attacks, bomb explosions -- these were the purview of Industrial Light & …

Meteorites on Earth May Be From Ancient Crater on Mars, Study Says

Findings have implications for the early evolution of Mars, including its formation and cooling.<p>A crater on Mars appears to be the source of a type of meteorite widely found on Earth, scientists from the University of Oslo in Norway reported Thursday.<p>The meteorites, called shergottites, may have …

[New Game] Rochard Finally Makes Its Way To The Play Store As A Tegra 4 Exclusive

Nvidia wanted to wow us when it unveiled the Shield over a year ago at CES 2013, so naturally it pre-announced a bunch of games for the device. One …

Adobe Revel makes its way to Android - privately share photos with family and friends

Adobe Revel is now available on Android. iOS users have been using Adobe Revel since 2011 to store and share their photos with select groups of family and friends. Starting now, Android users can view, share and store their photos too.<p>Adobe Revel is a photo storage service in which users can build …

Google updates Text-to-Speech engine with new and high-quality voices

Text-to-Speech version 3 brings news languages and higher-quality voices for English US and English UK.<p>If you use the voice synthesis capabilities of your smartphone, for things like reading books aloud or interacting with Google Now, you probably use Google’s Text-to-Speech engine, although …

[New Game] Mediocre's Smash Hit Arrives In Google Play, Frees Your Inner Vandal

The folks at game developer Mediocre have given us such classics as Sprinkle and Granny Smith, but now it's time to break some stuff. Smash Hit has …

Karbonn planning to launch an Android and Windows Phone 8 hybrid

Who put that Windows in my Android<p>Word out of India is that Karbonn, a locally based smartphone maker, is set to launch an Android/Windows Phone 8 …

HTC's next-generation One compared to current smartphone in leaked video

Three weeks ahead of its official announcement, the 2014 HTC One is making its video debut. A developer edition of HTC's next flagship phone has been fully detailed in a 12-minute video posted to YouTube overnight. While the original upload has since been removed, copies of it have inevitably been …

Samsung Galaxy Gifts giving away over $500 of free stuff

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the ins-and-outs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 by now, but if you’re still on the fence about whether or not to buy one, when it finally goes on sale, perhaps Samsung’s Galaxy Gifts will tempt you. Samsung is giving away over $500 worth of free software when you buy a …

Google's URL shortener gets a slick new Android app

Google's long had an excellent option for shortening URLs — goo.gl. Now it has a slick Android app to go along with it. Thomas Devaux rolled out the …

Google Releases The Google Now Launcher To The Play Store, Only Compatible With Nexus And GPE Devices Right Now [APK Download]

It's finally happening. After months of leaks and speculation, the Google Now Launcher (previously known informally at the Google Experience …

Samsung Galaxy S5 is now official: Snapdragon 801 SoC, 16MP Camera, Fingerprint Sensor, Dust and Water Resistant

Samsung has just announced its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S5, at its Unpacked 2014 Episode 2014 event here in Barcelona, Spain. This time …