Category: Android
Switch view

Samsung Galaxy S5 earns top DxOMark score, best in mobile video

by 129 comments

DxOMark has finished the long process of evaluating the Samsung Galaxy S5 camera and has given it the highest score of any smartphone to date, 79/100, though it has to share this spot with the Sony Xperia Z2. That said, the Galaxy S5 records the best video yet beating the Xperia by a comfortable margin.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 got an 80/100 score for still photography. It was commended for very good Exposure, White balance and Color rendering in good light. Read more »

Console OS will let you use Android on a Windows Tablet or PC

by 102 comments

Love your Windows Tablet but wonder what it would be like to rock Android on your device? Well then you might want to take a look at Console OS.

The program should provide a solution for users who want to run Android natively on their Windows tablet or PC easily. Read more »

Angry Birds Epic released on major platforms

by 16 comments

The latest installment in the popular Angry Birds franchise has just been released for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices: Angry Birds Epic.

But if you think this is your typical Angry Birds game, then think again. Epic is actually a tun-based RPG, yes, you read that correctly. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 now comes with free Gear Fit at Vodafone UK

by 15 comments

If you buy a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Vodafone UK until June 26, you’ll receive a free Gear Fit smartband. This is essentially a £149 bonus, as that’s how much the Gear Fit currently goes for on its own.

The offer is valid only if you purchase the Galaxy S5 from Vodafone’s website, but you can take advantage of it regardless of which 3G or 4G plan you choose. Read more »

Intel’s Braswell Atom chip to come in early 2015 alongside Broadwell K for desktops

by 13 comments

Intel announced its upcoming Braswell SoC at the IDF conference earlier this year, set to run Windows or Android, among others, on a 14nm 64-bit architecture. We now learn that those will finally be available at the start of 2015, over 6 months from now.

Meanwhile, its Broadwell K desktop architecture, the successor of its current Haswell lineup, will also reportedly be delayed until 2015. Read more »

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G unboxing & hands-on

by 7 comments

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G, as its name suggests, is the successor of the original Ascend Mate which debuted last year. The 6.1” LTE phablet just went up for pre-order in the United States for $299 unlocked and free of contract commitments.

Visually, the Huawei Ascend Mate2 is no different than its predecessor. Read more »

Smartwatches infographic tells about the ten-fold growth in the market

by 184 comments

Smartwatches seem to be all the rage at the moment – in hype if not in market value. But the latter is expanding and people seem to be considering them more and more as they progress in features and in style.

When Samsung got into the game with its Galaxy Gear to match and surpassed the Sony SmartWatch series and various fitness-oriented manufacturers like Nike and FitBit we all thought it was a nice but non-polished effort. Now that there are Pebbles and Gear 2 and Gear Fit are out there, the market seems ripe and ready. Motorola’s Moto 360 seems the tech junkie’s dream and all eyes are on Apple’s coming iWatch. But what do the numbers say? Read more »

Candy Crush Soda Saga now available on Play Store

by 17 comments

A new Candy Crush Saga game is now available for download on the Android’s Play Store. It’s called Candy Crush Soda Saga and you bet you’ll be matching candies in soda-like environment.

The game is free of charge, but as usual relies on lots of in-app purchases. Read more »

Google Wallet instant checkout lands on iOS

by 1 comments

Are you a Google Wallet user on iOS that has been looking for a faster way to use the service to buy your stuff?

Well you’re in luck, as Wallet’s 2-tap instant checkout’s been made available for Apple’s mobile platform. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 headed to AT&T

by 7 comments

After its Wi-Fi-only release form last month, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is now on its way to AT&T in 4G LTE form. It will be joining the recently launched Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 in the carrier’s roster.

The info has been brought by the FCC, which has just certified the affordable 8-inch tablet. That process yielded a schematic of its back, where AT&T’s logo is featured in all its glory, leaving no doubt about the intended destination of the Tab 4 8.0. Read more »

Nokia Store for Nokia X gets an update

by 14 comments

The Android OS-based Nokia X series lack Google Play services, including Play Store, and that’s why Nokia has provided its own Nokia Store to take care of your app hunger. It isn’t the only app repository for the Nokia X, but it is the default one and surely the most visited one.

Today Nokia rolled out an update for the Store making it even easier to browse the app catalog and install new apps. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets premium perks in India, including free repair pickup

by 58 comments

The Samsung Galaxy S5 saw some criticism from Indian customers due to its high initial retail price. After a healthy price drop, Samsung is hoping to make the Galaxy S5 even more enticing by offering free in-house pick-up for any repair work, as well as a one-time screen replacement for Galaxy S5 devices for just INR 990 ($17).

The new deal also includes the option of trading in and old smartphone for at least INR 10,000 ($169) credit towards the purchase of a Galaxy S5. Read more »

SwiftKey goes free on Android, brings a new premium theme store

by 34 comments

Popular Android keyboard application SwiftKey today decided to drop its $3.99 price tag and go free on the Play Store. The change comes with the latest update, that also brings with it many other features.

One of the features is a new content store that will let you download premium themes for the keyboard. SwiftKey previously came with a handful of themes built-in, but now you can download more from their store. Those who previously purchased the keyboard will get premium themes worth $4.99 for free. Read more »

1Password now available on Android

by 24 comments

Popular password manager app 1Password has finally been released on Android in proper form. The app is available on iOS, Mac and PC but the previous Android version was completely outdated and not fully functional.

For those that are not aware, 1Password generates strong passwords that you can use on websites. The app automatically enters them for you as well and logs you in with one click on websites so you don’t have to remember them. It protects your passwords with a master password and syncs them across platforms using Dropbox. Read more »

Xperia Z2 is the official phone of the world cup

by 41 comments

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has an official smartphone, and it’s the Xperia Z2.

This makes perfect sense, seeing as Sony is one of the World Cup’s biggest sponsors. Sony has produced a video highlighting their sponsorship while simultaneously pumping everyone up about the games. Read more »