Thomas Wijnant

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Samsung Galaxy S 5: here’s what we wish for

The rumor mill is churning out lots of interesting – and often conflicting – reports on Samsung’s upcoming flagship iteration, the Galaxy S 5.<p>Some …

Small Fry swims onto Google Play, yet another addicting endless runner

Noodlecake Studios isn’t exactly the most well-known developer in the mobile world, but they are no stranger to addictive games with titles like Happy Jump and Happy Fall receiving a fair amount of praise in the Play Store. Now their latest title has hit Android, an endless runner by the name of …

Google Play

Google is working on a Fitness API for Android that will let more apps tap into sensor data

Google is developing an API that will let app developers use data collected by fitness sensors in Android devices.<p>An API (Application Programming Interface) is a type of software interface that’s used to provide developers easy, secure access to a system’s functions.<p><i>Google Operating System</i> spotted …

Apps

Critically-acclaimed iOS game ‘Bad Hotel’ arrives to Google Play

When Lucky Frame’s <i>Bad Hotel</i> first debuted on Apple’s AppStore back in the later-half of 2012, the game received a fair share of critical praise for taking the tower defense genre and uniquely combining it with procedural music. Unfortunately, the game remained an iOS exclusive up until December of …

Google Play

Sony Xperia Z1S review

It might not always be obvious, but there are highly desirable smartphones that make a splash on the international scene, but don’t come to the West. Thankfully, that isn’t the case here.<p>Thanks to their strong partnership with T-Mobile, Sony is bringing to the US their highly acclaimed flagship, …

Phones

Can Samsung benefit by breaking away from Android?

The idea that Samsung and Google are locked in battle for the soul of Android won’t go away. Thus far it has been a symbiotic relationship that has propelled the platform into millions of people’s lives. Which of them is getting a better deal out of it is not an easy question to answer. As it …

Android News

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! [Google Play Weekly]

The holidays are over, CES is over, and everything is starting to get back to normal. That doesn’t mean there weren’t a lot of awesome things happening in the world of applications. To start, Google Play Services got an update to version 4.1 that brings a lot of new features including better …

Apps

Korea Herald: the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint sensors, not an iris scanner

According to a Korean publication, the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint scanner rather than an iris scanner when it comes out later this year.<p>The <i>Korea Herald</i> cites industry sources claiming Samsung will use a fingerprint scanner on its upcoming flagship because iris scanning technology is not …

Phones

Google removes two ad-injecting extensions from the Chrome store, but the problem is bigger

Reports emerged over the past week about adware and malware peddlers buying popular Chrome extensions and turning them into data-collecting or ad-injecting tools. Google removed two of these extensions, but the problem runs deeper.<p>Here’s the gist of it: four days ago, developer Amit Agarwal talked …

Google

Huawei releases the Ascend P6S, with 0.1GHz processor boost

Huawei has very quietly released another mid-tier smartphone, the Ascend P6S. This isn’t a new handset though, just an upgrade to last year’s Ascend P6. And before you ask, I haven’t been able to figure out what what the “S” stands for either.<p>When the Ascend P6 first launched we were not very …

Mobile

Rumor: Sony’s flagship ‘Sirius’ to feature 3GB RAM and 1080p display

It’s 2014 and that means a brand new year filled new Android flagships just on the horizon. Not only have we heard quite a few rumors about Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but then there’s also devices like the HTC M8 and the Sony Sirius. While we already seem to know a great deal the Galaxy S5 and even a …

Phones

Android '4.5' could potentially break many of your favorite root apps

According to well-known developer Chainfire, the next version of Android could be bringing a change that may end up preventing many of your favorite root apps from working — at least not unless developers implement some kind of fix. Now before you get too up-in-arms, it’s important to note that …

Apps