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Android for Work by Google arrives to pre-Lollipop devices

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In February, Google introduced a new program called Android for Work for users who prefer to bring their own smartphone or tablet to work. With this solution, Android devices’ owners can have two profiles that keep work and personal data separate.

After baking these features in Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has now released Android for Work for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich through Kitkat. Read more »

Google outs Handwriting Input application for Android

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Google released a Handwriting Input application for Android devices. The input method allows Android users to handwrite text on their smartphone or tablet in a whopping 82 languages.

Handwriting Input offers support for both printed and cursive writing. Read more »

Out with the new and in with the even newer. Opera Mini Beta for Android is now up to version 9.

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Yesterday, Opera marked its 10-year birthday by finally ushering Opera Mini 8 for Android out of beta. The app comes with a flashy new, material-inspired look and is still backwards compatible all the way back to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

This move definitely didn’t go unnoticed, but, as it turns out, the team is already hard at work on the next major version on the mobile browser. The Play Store now features a brand new Opera Mini 9 Beta, already up for download by eager early adopters. It still doesn’t pop up in search results though, so here is a direct link. Read more »

Opera Mini gets new Android version with revamped UI

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Opera Mini was the browser of choice for early phone platforms and has outlived many of them. For the 10-year birthday of thrifty browser Opera is releasing a new version with a native feel on Android along with Private mode.

Keeping up with the tradition of bringing modern browsing even to old devices, the new version of Opera Mini is available even for ancient Android 2.3 phones. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 Experience app demoes S6 features on Android

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If our Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge reviews didn’t help you decide if you should get one of the new Galaxy S6 flagships, maybe Samsung’s latest promo app will do the job.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Experience for Android is a nicely designed app demoing and explaining all key features of both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. There you can learn about the benefits of the new camera sensor, the new S-Health app, various themes, the exclusive design, plus you can learn about all available original accessories. Read more »

WhatsApp finally gets a material design makeover

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The Android version of the popular instant messaging service WhatsApp finally embraced the Material Design language which made a debut with Android 5.0 Lollipop. An experimental build of the redesigned app is available to download directly from the messenger’s official website.

For Android users, the WhatsApp build 2.12.38 version brings revamped appearance with new icons, animations, and color-flipped emoji tray. Read more »

Samsung outs kernel source code for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Samsung released the kernel source code for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Interested users can download the source code for a number of variants of the two flagships from the Korean giant’s Opensource Release Center.

Access to a device’s kernel source code allows enthusiasts to develop custom ROMs for it. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Welcome to our new weekly feature, the Best Apps and Games of the Week. Here we will try to cover some of the most notable apps and and games that were released in the past week or so on the mobile platform.

The list will include both new and apps that received some major update recently. The list is not limited to any particular mobile platform, but considering the current situation you’d likely only be seeing Android and iOS apps in the articles. Read more »

LastPass for Android gets Material Design overhaul, is included in Galaxy S6 Gifts

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LastPass is one of the most used password storage services, and today it’s unveiled a very big update for its Android app. Along with that, we also get news that LastPass is now part of Samsung’s Galaxy Gifts program for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

These two smartphones just became available today, and if you buy either one you’ll be happy to know that you get an upgrade to LastPass Premium for free. Normally that costs $12 per year. Read more »

Microsoft releases Office Remote for Android app

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Microsoft is actively expanding its reach on rival mobile platforms, especially Android. The software giant has added yet another feather to its app hat by releasing the Office Remote for Android app.

As the name suggests, it is your remote to control the PowerPoint presentations and Excel Pivot tables. But first, you will have to connect the phone over Bluetooth with a desktop/laptop running Office 2013 or Office 2016 Preview. Read more »

Major update to Snapseed for Android brings refreshed design, new features

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The Android version of Google’s popular image editor Snapseed received a major update. Version 2.0 of the application delivers sleek new design and new features to its users.

The new Snapseed sports a new icon and sleek design, which lacks textures. Read more »

Instagram update brings Color and Fade tools, post notifications

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Instagram has updated its Android app today, with a new iOS version coming soon as well. Both should have the same features. Speaking of which, with this release Instagram intros two new image alteration tools: Color and Fade.

The former lets you tint the highlights or shadows in a photo. You can use yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, cyan, or green for this purpose. Read more »

WhatsApp confirms in-app calling for Windows Phone in the works

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Just over a week after WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton revealed that the voice calling feature will be made available to iOS users soon, the company’s support department has confirmed that efforts are underway to bring the feature to Windows Phone also.

“WhatsApp Calling for your platform [Windows Phone] is still in the works,” the company confirmed in an email, although it refused to comment on any release timelines at the moment. Read more »

Vine for Windows Phone gets updated with new features

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Vine’s official app for Windows Phone 8.1 has received a pretty big update today, which brings it a few new features. First off, you can now import videos from your camera, just by tapping the new icon in the bottom left corner.

You are also able to edit your Vine, rearranging clips or getting rid of those you don’t need. Drafts can be saved too, so later you may pick up from where you left off. Read more »

HTC Blinkfeed for Android gets renamed to Sense Home

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An update to HTC Blinkfeed for Android renamed the application to Sense Home. The new app brings BlinkFeed, HTC Themes, as well as HTC Sense Home widget under one roof.

HTC Themes functionality allows users to change icons, colors, wallpapers, and even the sound bundles of their device. Read more »