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Android Stories September 21

The best Android phones you can buy today [Update: September 2021]

If you’re on the hunt for a new smartphone, chances are you’ve got a lot of devices on your shortlist. There are so many different options out on the market today that it can make finding the right one a bit difficult. So, let’s take a look at the best Android phones you can buy today, as of September 2021.

Android Stories June 24

Google and Jio announce JioPhone Next w/ optimized Android experience for India

As part of an ongoing partnership, Google and Indian carrier Jio have announced the JioPhone Next. The device may be one of the most affordable Android smartphones ever produced.

Android Stories June 4

Google Autofill settings can now be synced across all of your devices

Google Autofill is a fantastic time-saver and has developed to add even more layers of security when doing things like making purchases or accessing sensitive accounts online. Almost a year ago, the option was added to use biometric authentication to access password autofill, and now Google is adding the option to sync your autofill settings […]

Android Stories May 18

Google I/O 2021 Keynote Live Blog + News Hub: Assistant, Android 12, and more

Well, we missed out on Google I/O 2020, but now it’s finally time for Google I/O 2021. While not in person, the annual developer festival in Mountain View, California has returned. The Google I/O 2021 Keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last […]

Android Stories April 14

TCL launches 20L, 20 Pro 5G w/ quad cameras, more

TCL has officially unveiled the 20L, 20L+, and 20 Pro 5G as follow-ups to last year’s affordably focused Android entrants.

Android Stories April 6

Google now supports Rust for underlying Android OS development

For the past few years, Google has been encouraging developers to write Android apps with Kotlin. The underlying OS still uses C and C++, though Google today announced Android Open Source Project (AOSP) support for Rust.

Android Stories March 15

Google Earth has a hidden time-traveling time-lapse mode on Android

Have you ever wanted to see just what the aerial view of a city or location looked like in years past? Well, it looks like Google is working on an experimental time-traveling time-lapse mode within Earth on Android that will overlay historical area data giving you a window to the past.

Android Stories February 23

Google Assistant lockscreen commands are now accompanied by glanceable cards

Google is optimizing the experience of using voice commands on phones by taking better advantage of the available screen. On Android, Google Assistant voice commands from the lockscreen will feature new glanceable cards.

Android Stories February 22

Development on Lawnchair Launcher resumes after an extended break

After an extended hiatus, development has resumed for the immensely popular Lawnchair Launcher with a brand-new team at the helm of the third-party launcher.

Android Stories February 12

Report: Facebook working on Android-powered smartwatch with social, fitness focus

With Oculus VR headsets and Portal video conferencing smart displays, Facebook is increasingly becoming a hardware maker. One Facebook product reportedly in the pipeline is a smartwatch that’s trying to compete with Google-owned Fitbit and the Apple Watch.

Android Stories February 10

[Update: February] The best affordable Android phones you can buy today

At this point in time, you just don’t need a flagship to get a good everyday Android experience. With initiatives like Android One, Android Go, and Google’s own step into the affordable market, Google has made mid-range and even low-range devices even more usable and enticing than ever. With so many options littering the market […]

Android Stories February 5

Android Nougat revisited: The birth of the ‘Pixel Experience’ [Video]

Back in 2016, Google embarked on a more prominent and marketable smartphone line in the form of the Pixel series. The direct successor to the Nexus series came with its own unique build of Android Nougat, something we have come to know as the “Pixel Experience” — not to be confused with the third-party ROM.

Android Stories January 4

Discovery+ is now available on Android, Chromecast w/ Google TV, Android TV

2020 saw the debut of multiple streaming juggernauts and as the first week of 2021 begins, another new service is arriving. Discovery+ is now available and you can watch on Android, Chromecast with Google TV, Android TV, and more.

Android Stories February 21, 2012

NYTimes: Google X Glasses will be sold by year end with augmented reality interface

In what seems to confirm our earlier reports, (here and here), The New York Times’ Nick Bilton offered more information today on the Heads Up Display Glasses that Google is building. Some of the new bullet points are as follows: The glasses are not designed for constant wear; although, Google expects the nerdiest users to […]

Android Stories February 18, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Is the huge screen worth the portability tradeoff?

It is very easy to make a snap judgment on the 5.3-inch-screened Samsung Galaxy Note. Yes, it is significantly bigger than the smartphone you use now. It even makes the Galaxy Nexus seem petite in comparison. The dimensions of the Note put it somewhere between the biggest smartphones you ever saw and the 7-inch tablet […]

Android Stories February 6, 2012

HUD Google Glasses are real and they are coming soon

Terminator glasses We detailed the first information about the Google [x] Glasses project in December. They are in late prototype stages of wearable glasses that look similar to thick-rimmed glasses that “normal people” wear.  However, these provide a display with a heads up computer interface.  There are a few buttons on the arms of the glasses, […]

Android Stories March 4, 2012

Android Key Lime Pie to follow Jellybean, the deliciousness continues

We know a few things by now. One, Google uses deserts to denote its Android versions and it is going alphabetically through the alphabet through its delicious desert voyage.  Ice Cream Sandwich would naturally be followed by something that begins with J.  That would be Jellybean though Google wouldn’t confirm that.  They did have a […]

Android Stories March 6, 2012

Android Market is now Google Play

Google announced it rebranded Android Market to “Google Play” today as a cloud-based digital entertainment destination. “Starting today, Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play,” explained Director of Digital Content Jamie Rosenberg on the Official Google Blog. Google Play lets users find, enjoy and share content, such as music, movies, […]

Android Stories April 4, 2012

Google reveals Project Glass(es)

Google today revealed what we have been talking about for months (here and here): Google Glasses.  The project is called “Project Glass,” and now there is even a Plus page on it. Via Hugo Barra I probably do not have to say this, but TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

Android Stories December 16, 2011

Google launches new Android Training program for new developers

Google launched a Android Training program to teach new developers about the platform. The program offers various tips to using the Android framework correctly and how to use it in the most efficient manner. While the Android team plans to add more, currently there are only classes for designing multiple screens, improving layout performance, managing […]

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