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May 24, 2015

Android fans, Google I/O is coming next week and we’re just excited as you are for all the Googley goodies coming our way! The past week brought us …

Google

Galaxy S6 International Giveaway

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday.

A big congratulations to last week’s …

Samsung Galaxy

Apple and Google Execs met in English mansion to secretly discuss government surveillance plans

Ditchley Park – the host of a truly unlikely meeting

An 18th-century Mansion in England hosted an unlikely meeting of spy chiefs from seven countries …

Google

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet getting its Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade

In a flurry of activity over the last day or so, NVIDIA has made available and began pushing out OTA Android 5.1 Lollipop to its SHIELD Tablet, both …

Tablets

Deal: Last chance to grab the IDrive 1TB Hard Drive and 10TB of Cloud Backup Bundle for $97 (79% off)

If you need the most storage you can get without breaking the bank, the AA Deals Store has a pretty sweet deal going on right now. This massive …

Cloud Services

Buy an LG G4, get a free memory card and spare battery

One of the best things about the LG G4 is that it offers both a microSD card slot and a removable battery, two hardware features that aren’t present …

Batteries

Aria module will bring gesture control to Android Wear and Pebble Time

We’ve seen multiple different approaches to smartwatch design over the last few years, with some companies like Pebble taking the button control …

Aria

Best Buy is offering an $100 gift card for those that pre-order the LG G4

The LG G4 is almost here and so Best Buy has now opened up pre-orders, throwing in an $100 gift card as a perk for those who order.

Best Buy is …

Best Buy

Smartphone philosophy: Has Motorola had it right all along?

In 2013 Motorola began down a very different path from its rivals with the original Moto X, forgoing the spec race in favor of focusing on user …

Motorola

Microsoft’s Hyperlapse app gains support for the Moto X, Galaxy S4, Moto G and more

Released as a beta into the Play Store last week, Microsoft’s new Hyperlapse application allows users to create beautiful time-lapse videos on …

Microsoft

Gartner: Worldwide Chromebook sales to reach 7.3 million units in 2015

Manufacturers have been releasing a slew of new Chromebooks throughout these past few months, and it looks like it’s paying off. According to …

Chromebook

New SFW ‘Playboy NOW’ application brings the news to your smartphone

In an effort to create “the greatest site the Internet has ever seen”, Playboy has just released a Safe For Work news app to the Google Play Store. …

Software

LG G4 making its way to Sprint on June 5th

Sprint has just announced that the LG G4 is coming to the carrier on Friday, June 5th. Offered in both Metallic Gray and Genuine Leather Black color …

Batteries

5 Android Apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Sponsor: Transformers: Battle Tactics

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Transformers: Battle Tactics is an online game where you assemble a team of …

Android Apps

Nexus 6 may get Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update with T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling sometime soon

A good amount of Nexus devices have already begun receiving the update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, though the update for Google’s most recent flagship …

T-Mobile

LG G Watch R will receive Wi-Fi connectivity in Q3

Google released a giant update to Android Wear about a month ago, which just started rolling out to all Wear devices last Tuesday. Among many other …

Connectivity

Android Developers: What to expect from I/O 2015

Google I/O, for those who do not know, is a software developer-focused conference held annually by Google at the Moscone center in San Francisco, …

Google

Pebble Time will begin shipping to early backers on May 27th

The Pebble team has just announced that the first batch of its new Pebble Time smartwatches will begin shipping out to early backers on Wednesday, …

Shipping

QuizUp’s latest update turns into a social network for trivia addicts

The popular trivia game QuizUp has been updated to version 2.0.0 bringing a slew of social-centric changes that make the update worthy of a round …

Ire: Blood Memory is a new action RPG with great graphics and intense fights

With a story line as frightening as the monsters populating its levels, Ire: Blood Memory is a new game by first-time developer Tenbirds. At its …

RPGs

Android 5.0 arrives for the Sony Xperia ZL, Z Ultra, ZR LTE and Tablet Z

Sony’s substantial Android 5.0 Lollipop roll-out continues, with a host of older handsets all being treated to an update this week. Sony Xperia Z …

Tablets

Google is on the brink of AI capable of natural conversation and even flirtation – scientist

In Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays a man who falls in love with an AI

Artificial intelligence that can emulate human reasoning and even emotions is within …

Google

Project Fi invites won’t reach everyone until mid-summer, says Google

Invites for Google’s Project Fi carrier service began rolling out at the start of the month, but you’re not alone if you’re still waiting for yours …

Google

This is the limited edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge coming next week

In a new teaser Samsung is giving us the first look at the red-and-gold Iron Man limited edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Lighting up the image reveals …

Samsung

Sony to hold Taiwan/Hong Kong press conference for its “new Xperia flagship”

A number of Asian media sites are reporting that Sony will be holding a launch event for its new Xperia flagship in Hong Kong and Taiwan next week, …

Hong Kong

PSA: Some users report that Google Now reminders don’t work

A batch of overcooked pasta is a small inconvenience, but when Google Now users rely on reminders to take their medication, pay bills, or get to the …

Google

How to code a simple Android widget

App widgets can be thought of as a small window or controller for an Android app that can be embedded in another application (like the homescreen). …

Widgets

LG G Pad F 8.0 coming May 29 to AT&T, $150 on contract

Back in March, Sprint began selling the LG G Pad F 7.0 for the low price of free on contract. AT&T will be bringing you the update to this tablet, …

Tablets

Google issues an apology for insulting Maps mess up

Google Maps has been experiencing a ton of issues lately. A couple of weeks ago, a “clever” Google Maps user submitted an image of the Android mascot …

Google

Hangouts for Chrome updated with much more refined UI

Google has just released an update to its Hangouts for Chrome application which brings an interface that looks much more like the Hangouts Android …

Google Chrome OS