Android Lollipop

How to Add more Tiles to the Quick Settings Header on Google, OnePlus, and Sony Phones [No Root]

If you pull down on the status bar of your Android phone, you’ll likely see a few notifications below a single row of Quick Settings tiles. This row …

Mobile Development

SuperSU v2.82 update fixes most of the recent root problems, Xperia bootloops and other issues may remain

In the wake of recent problems, a partial fix has been pushed for SuperSU. Root loss on older (pre-4.4/Kit Kat) phones should no longer be an issue. …

Google

Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge getting May Android security patch

The update brings the usual bug fixes and optimisations.<p>Two more Galaxy smartphones have joined the list of phones that have recently received …

Samsung

How to Get Stock Android on an LG G6 Without Rooting

The LG G6 is an amazing phone. From the near bezel-less display to the metallic design, super large and crisp screen, and dual-camera setup, LG’s …

Mobile

How to activate the new “Android O” notification badges in Nova Launcher

We here at AndroidGuys have made it no secret about our universal love for the ever impressive Nova Launcher. Nova Launcher has earned the title of …

Google

Project Treble: Google’s plan to make Android updates quicker

<b>Google updates its Android smartphone operating system every year. Android O is on the horizon, but has your phone even updated to Android N? It</b> …

LG G6

Amended complaint filed in ongoing Nexus 6P early shutdown and bootloop lawsuit

The Nexus 6P lawsuit we previously reported on twice in April has been recently amended, and the venue of the suit seems to have changed to northern …

Google

How OEM skins benefit stock Android

We all have our own reasons for loving Android, ranging from our favourite OEMs design language to a great feature that can’t be found elsewhere, or perhaps just a great value price point. This is mostly thanks to some healthy competition and a sprinkling of strong product diversity. But this isn’t …

Technology

How to Download the Android O Public Beta

<b>The Android O public beta is out now, so what are you waiting for? Here's how to download Android O now and try out the new features today.</b><p>The …

Operating Systems

Android Wear 2.0 Update Finally Arrives For Moto 360

Rocking a second-gen Moto 360 but miffed that you’re missing out on all the Android Wear 2.0 update action? Well then, there’s good news – the revamped smartwatch OS should be hitting your device sooner rather than later. First mentioned on Reddit, the Motorola Support Twitter account has revealed …

Wearable Tech

Welcome to your New Home on Android TV

Posted by Paul Saxman , Android Devices and Media Developer Relations Lead Android TV brings rich app experiences and entertainment...

Android TV

Galaxy A8: Android 7.0 Nougat update to roll out soon

The mid-range phone was unveiled last year with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.<p>Samsung's Galaxy A8 (2016) is likely to get the Android 7.0 Nougat …

Samsung

How to Reboot and Reset Android Devices

Rebooting or restarting is the way to go if your phone or tablet starts acting funny, or maybe showing a bit of sluggishness. If you experience one …

Google Nexus

Bypass Factory Reset Protection on most Motorola phones with this tool

Google launched Factory Reset Protection (FRP) in 2014 as a way to deter phone theft. The feature, first available on Lollipop, was supposed to make it impossible to bypass lock screen protection by simply resetting ill-gotten devices.<p>In practice, FRP proved ridiculously easy to break, and in some …

Google

Pixelbite's Reckless Getaway 2 races onto the Play Store

Pixelbite, the creators of the Reckless Racing 1-3 and Reckless Getaway, have just release <i>Reckless Getaway 2</i> onto the Play Store. If you are …

left and right

Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher

If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone.<p>Before you download the file, make sure your …

Android O

Android Encryption Demystified

How many Android handsets are encrypted, and how much protection does Android encryption actually provide? With Android Nougat accounting for roughly …

Encryption

Why Apple iTunes App Store Has Double The Sales Of Google Play Store

There are now 2 billion Android devices, but Apple still enjoys a big lead over Google Play Store when it comes to app store sales.<p>As per App Annie’s …

Apps

Fuchsia remains a mystery despite mention at Fireside Chat

In the week prior to Google I/O 2017, new images and information leaked out about a new, third operating system and accompanying user interface that …

Google

Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs

The divisive icons have become a mainstay of Android, but now they’re being retired in favour of more conventional smiley faces<p>The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.<p>First introduced in 2013 with Android …

Technology

[Deal] Take $50 off the Moto Z Play, buy it for $399

Its successor may be coming soon, but right now you can get the Moto Z Play for $50 less than its usual price. Last year’s device is getting ready to …

Tablets

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, …

Mobile Technology

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 …

Google

Oxygen OS 4.1.4 roll-out begins for OnePlus 3/3T owners in India

The new Oxygen OS 4.1.4 update has started rolling out in India. So, if you own a OnePlus 3 or a OnePlus 3T in India, chances are you will get a …

Technology (India)

[Update: Nexus 4 is back after a short break] Lineage OS update re-adds Nextbit Robin support, says goodnight to the Nexus 4

• Update 1: 2017/05/16 9:34am PDT We've been informed the Nexus 4 is actually just "taking a break" in order for the kernel to get some important …

Google

Free Download Huawei P8 Lite Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware

<b>Free Download Huawei P8 Lite Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware B600 and B601</b><p>Huawei P8 LITE is a advaced technology phone by Huawei. Today the FRP …

Google

Android Go is the smartest thing Google can do to win the next billion smartphone users

Android Go isn't a big deal, and that makes it an incredibly powerful and meaningful change for Android users everywhere.<p>You may know this well-known …

Android O

Software update allows all 2016 Ford cars to use Android Auto

There’s good news for anyone with a 2016-model Ford. The company has announced that a software update will allow its entire fleet from that year to use both Android Auto and CarPlay. Android Auto supports phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.<p>While you can take your car to a dealer to do …

Wi-Fi

Graphics drivers can be updated from the Play Store in Android O

A pretty nifty new feature was talked about at last night's Android Fireside Chat. In addition to the other O features and the rest of the …

Android O

Casting to NVIDIA SHIELD TV now supports 5.1 Surround Sound in some apps and 4K YouTube at 60fps

NVIDIA's SHIELD TV is one of the best Android TV set-top boxes on the market (though the competition isn't that heated threr), but it's also quickly …

Google