Google Android

When it comes to Google Android mobile devices, there are plenty of applications and networks that present new content for smartphones and tablets. We’ll be covering the news related to this operating system, updates, reviews, features, and guides.

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Game show Wipeout gets its own Android game

While it may not be familiar to readers around the world, U.S. folks will likely recognize the name Wipeout. If you are not familiar with it then let me explain. It is […]

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Free up disk space on Android with Image Optimizer

If your Android phone or tablet is running out of storage space, you may want to free up disk space on the device. While you can uninstall apps, delete a couple of […]

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Homeflip makes app switching on Android a breeze

Switching to an application while another is running is not really that comfortable of an operation on most Android devices as you need to open the apps listing page first or the […]

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How to pin websites to the Android home screen

While some browsers for Android make available bookmarks that you can use to open websites quickly without having to start typing their addresses to load them in the mobile browser, you still […]

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Check Android SMS on your desktop computer

I sometimes do not have my mobile phone in reach when I'm working on my desktop PC. This can be because it is charging in another room or because I forgot to […]

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Running Chrome beta on Android in full screen

Chrome Beta for Android has been available in Google's Play store for less than a month for anyone to play around with. It introduced a couple of new features, including support for […]

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Chrome Beta for Android gets experimental features

Google some time ago launched Chrome Beta for Android as a testing and sneak peak version of the browser for the company's Android operating system. The idea here was to provide users […]

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Temple Run 2 for Android is out

I have to admit that I'm not a big gamer on Android. While I tried a couple of games ever since I switched to my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I simply do […]

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Read and queue Wikipedia articles on Android

Having access to Wikipedia can be helpful in a lot of cases. Maybe you are at school and currently using it for research or in a foreign country or city that you […]

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Add a compass to Android with Holo Compass

A compass is a relic of the past in times where GPS seems to be all-present, right? Wrong. While you may use GPS for a lot of things, it requires that your […]

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Remove identifiable information from Android photos before sharing

When you take photos with a digital camera metadata or EXIF data is added to it automatically which can reveal a great deal about the digital camera that was used to capture […]

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How to backup all Android data without root

Most Android users need root to backup their phones and tablets, but there is a growing number of devices where this is no longer the case. Google made a change in Android […]

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Google launches Chrome Beta for Android

Desktop users of the Google Chrome web browser already have the choice between different versions of the browser. While the majority is using the stable version of the browser, beta, dev and […]

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Quick Settings for older Android versions

One of the new features of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the Quick Settings menu that gives you access to settings right from its menu. If your smartphone is running an older […]

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How to check for and terminate background apps in Android

One of the things that I dislike about the Android operating system is that you do not really know which apps are running in the background until you open the Task Manager. […]

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Backup SD card data to Dropbox on Android

It is always good to have a backup of important data.  If you regularly change the data on your phone's SD card, or switch between cards regularly, you may be interested in […]

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Ultimate Stopwatch and Timer for Android

You find hundreds of stopwatches and timers in the Android store over at Google Play and it can be quite difficult to find the best for your needs. Ultimate Stopwatch & Timer […]

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How to remove apps from the Android Homescreen

Many Android phones are configured to automatically add shortcuts - Google actually calls them widgets - on the system's home screen when they are installed. What this means is that you will […]

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You can finally play Pitfall on your Android

Well, it is about time! Pitfall, the popular game from Activision, is finally out for Android. The game was originally released for the Atari 2600 game console way back in 1982. Given […]

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Medicine Reminder keeps track of medication and doctor appointments

If you have to take medication regularly or have lots of doctors appointments coming up, you may sometimes get things mixed up which can have serious consequences. If you ever asked yourself […]

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Create Android ringtones with Ringdroid

While you can select any music file on your Android device as a ringtone, you are limited to ringtones that start from the beginning of the file. If you happen to find […]

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Clever Connectivity for Android helps you save power

Sometimes when you download files or synchronize data on your Android phone you may notice that the screen is being turned off because you are not actively using the phone. That's great […]

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Dropbox for Android: auto-upgrade to experimental builds

The makers of Dropbox, the popular file hosting and synchronization service, make available experimental builds for desktop systems and mobile devices regularly that interested users can install on their devices to test […]

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Pixlr-o-matic: Android Instragram alternative

Instagram's recent policy change and retraction after negative feedback exploded on the Internet may have damaged the company's reputation at least for a short while. If you are looking for an Instagram […]

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Samsung Exynos devices kernel vulnerability

A security vulnerability affecting Samsung devices has recently been discovered by members of the XDA Developers forum. According to the information posted on the forum, all Samsung devices with an Exynos chip […]

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VLC Media Player for Android

VLC Media Player is one of the most popular desktop music and video player for desktop systems. The player has been branched out fairly recently to Android, where it is now available […]

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Use your Android phone as a Flashlight

Having to unlock your car door in a parking spot with bad lighting, or the door to your house, or having to search for something that you have dropped in the dark, […]

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Changelog Droid: Android apps update information

Android apps that you have installed from Google's Play store update automatically, usually. It is a background process that you have no control over. While you find information about updates later in […]

Gmail for Android Moves to 4.2, adds more features

Gmail, along with other Google services, is a core part of the company's Android operating system for phones and tablets. Today the popular email service got a much needed update with a […]

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Advanced Mobile Care for Android

IOBit's Advanced Mobile Care for Google Android can be best described as a system maintenance tool collection. The application makes available a variety of tools, some one them accessible via a scan […]

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How to uninstall Android apps quickly

If you have installed an Android application that is annoying you with notifications, either app related or ads related, you may be inclined to uninstall the app from your phone or tablet […]

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The official Outlook.com Android app has been released

Outlook.com has been launched as an update to Hotmail, Microsoft's popular email service. Both sites and services run in parallel for the time being, but chatter indicates that Hotmail will eventually be […]

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Adblock Plus released for Google Android

The popular Adblock Plus ad blocking program has been ported to Android where it is now available on Google's Play store. The program does not require root, but its feature set may […]

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Moving to a new device? Don't lose your Angry Birds progress

There isn't much question that Angry Birds has become a bit a of a worldwide phenomena. Rovio has seen incredible success from the five games in the franchise (six if you care […]

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Mute your Android phone with your hand

Have you ever tried to dampen the sound coming out of your phone with your hands, for instance after it started ringing in a place where  it should not? Or maybe you […]

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Turn off Android 4.2's Lockscreen widgets

A so called lock screen is displayed when you lock your phone manually or when it gets automatically locked after a certain inactivity period. The sole purpose of lock screens in the […]

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Google Updating Play to Version 3.10.9

Google has been pushing new updates to the Play store for Android at a rather fast pace lately.  Just in the past few weeks we have a seen move to version 3.9.16, […]

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Use Plan B to find your stolen or lost Android phone

The chance of getting your smartphone back when it gets stolen is slim, right? That's especially the case if you do not have some form of application or software running on the […]

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Control Panel for Android Launches

As of today, there is a new Control Panel app for your Android phone and it is, perhaps, the most comprehensive one so far.  There are features to allow easy control over […]

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Lookout Ad Network Detector: Android apps advertisement scanner

It is important to analyze the permissions that applications request that you want to install on your Android smartphone to avoid installing apps that may request more permissions than they actually need […]


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