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The best Android smartphones you can buy in 2017

If you are in the market for a new smartphone you will have to make the choice between systems powered by Apple or Android.<p>While Apple's iPhones have long been in ascendance, plenty of challenger brands have sought to displace the heavyweight of the smartphone market.<p>There has probably never been a …

Phones

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

Welcome to the 192nd edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:<p>Google Photos had a big week at Google I/O 2017. You can now order actual Photo Books for as little as $9.99. Additionally, the service added Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries. Those help make …

Apps

Android O: All the best features in Google's latest OS update

With Google I/O come and gone, it’s clear Android O isn’t going to be the most dramatic software update ever, but there’s still plenty to look forward to.<p>Now in its second developer preview, Android O brings a number of performance improvements and new features. While many of these may just be …

Android TV

Useful or Little Known Android Features

Split screen or multi-window view is one of the marquee features of Android Nougat 7.0. Formerly found only in phablets running customized versions …

Android Nougat

The LG X Venture is a tough, affordable Android phone with a big battery

Exclusive to AT&T in the US<p>You might’ve seen a leaked image earlier today of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T, but the carrier is also launching a ruggedized smartphone for customers on a tight budget. The LG X Venture is an Android 7.0 Nougat device with IP68 dust and water resistance, …

Android Phones

12 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week (5/16/17 - 5/22/17)

Article Contents<p>1 Featured App<p>1.1 Paralign - Aligning Thoughts<p>2 Apps<p>2.1 NBC - Watch TV Episodes Now<br>• 2.2 NOISE<br>• 2.3 Timbre: Cut, Join, Convert mp3<br>• 2.4 …

Apps

iPhone owners are far more loyal than Android users

These days, it’s not a stretch to argue that the best Android phones are out-designing the iPhone. Devices like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 have features that just aren’t available on Apple’s flagships, for example.<p>When it comes to the metrics that matter most, though, Apple is in front. Not only does it …

Apple

Apple Debuts Revamped 'Switch' Site to Lure Android Users to iPhone [Update: New Videos Added]

Apple today debuted an overhauled webpage aimed at encouraging Android users to switch to the iPhone, introducing a simpler FAQ-style site that highlights iPhone features and makes it clear how simple it is to switch from an Android device to an iPhone.<p>Apple previously had a webpage dedicated to …

Apple

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: OK Golf, Find My Device

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When …

Apps

AT&T's LG Phoenix 2 has received Android 7.0 Nougat

Considering many high-end phones never get major Android updates, it's always nice to see budget phones continue to be supported. This time around, …

Android Nougat

How to use your Android Wear watch with an iPhone

If you've got a smartwatch rocking Android Wear 2.0 then you don't have to pair it with an Android phone - you can use an iPhone instead. You won't …

Android Wear

Google in, Google out

Call it the Triumph of the Stacks. I attended Google I/O this week, and saw a lot of cool things: but what really hit home for me, at the keynote and the demos and the developer sessions, was just how dominant Google has become, in so many different domains … and, especially, how its only real …

Android TV

10 new Android O features that will make your phone better

Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the …

Android TV

HTC U11 International Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone each and every Sunday!<p>A big congratulations to last week’s winner of the LG G6 International Giveaway: Poochyena (USA).<p><b>This week we are giving away a brand new HTC U11, which was only announced last week!</b><p>The HTC u11 …

Android Lollipop

Endoscopic Android Camera, Save 87%

We have a really great deal on the Endoscopic Android Camera in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, it is available with 87% off the regular …

Mobile Photography

Top 5 things you need to know about Kotlin, Android's new programming language

What is Kotlin and why should I care about it?<p>Google announced support for Kotlin in Android at Google I/O 2017, but many of us aren't sure what's …

Programming

Does Android Wear Have a Future?

Does Android Wear Have a Future?<p>Long delayed and increasingly restricted, Android Wear has an uncertain future.<p>I remember the precise moment I …

Android Wear

I finally found my favorite Apple Watch band for Android Wear/Gear smartwatches, here’s where to buy it

The Apple Watch is the best-selling smartwatch on the planet, but I don’t use an iPhone, nor do I actually want an Apple Watch. Personally, I use a Gear S3 Classic on the day-to-day (previously a Gear S3 Frontier), and I love it. However, there is one thing I’ve wanted from the Apple Watch, one of …

Smartwatches

Here is everything we saw at Google I/O 2017

<i>This article was updated on 05-19-2017 by Christian de Looper: Added Android TV, Seurat, and Cars sections.</i><p>Google has numerous events throughout the …

Google

Android Go’s second largest target market is the USA

One of the announcements during Google’s I/O opening keynote on Wednesday was Android Go, a new initiative to solve the problem of Android performance on devices with limited resources. Android Go takes it a step further and not only aims to solve problems around the price of hardware, but also the …

Technology

Samsung Chromebook Pro will launch on May 28, but Android apps on Chrome OS will be in beta

Google

Here are the best apps on Android, according to Google

From indie developers to VR apps, there's a little bit of everything in Google Play Awards 2017.<p>As Google I/O 2017 nears an end, Android developers …

Android Wear

More Android phones are using encryption and lock screen security than ever before

An increasing number of people are making the right decisions.<p>We like to harp on security here from time to time, but it's for good reason. Many …

Android Nougat

Google has a new way to call out poorly made Android apps

Google's plan to improve the Android experience involves more than just tweaking the operating system. It also requires developers to up the quality of their work, and now Google has a new way to warn app creators whose work isn't up to snuff. Long story short, if your app ranks in the bottom 25 …

Google

These are the 2017 Google Play Award winners, including a mix of favorites and underdogs

Google sure had plenty of new, exciting and significantly improved stuff to showcase, demo, detail and preview during the first two days of I/O …

Android Wear

Gmail adds Smart Reply on Android and iOS

Smart Reply is a feature in Inbox and Allo that suggests quick responses that are created by analyzing the email you received. Rather than pre-made …

Gmail

Google hoping new features from Google Payment API make purchases even easier

Despite what seems like a lot of upstream swimming over the last few years, Google has managed to turn Android Pay into one of the more popular and …

Android Pay

You Can't Escape the Google Assistant, Even on TV

You Can't Escape the Google Assistant, Even on TV<p>The Google Assistant and Android O may be appearing on a TV near you.<p>At Google I/O 2017, there were …

Android TV

OK Google, Where’s Barb? How to set up Google Assistant shortcuts to Netflix and more

Google Home, Google’s AI-powered smart home speaker, rarely goes a few months without getting a feature. In the past year, it’s gained support for …

Google

How Google plans to tackle power consumption even more aggressively in Android

Yesterday at I/O Google had an interesting talk called Background Check and Other Insights into the Android Operating System Framework. It's a long …

Android Development