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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Kind of a busy week, eh? Not only did we have Google I/O for the past three days, HTC also made the U11 official. We spent all sorts of time talking about both occasions and have links to all of those stories below. For those of you looking for the b
Google is giving a strong competition to Apples iOS by its well-accepted Android versions. And to keep up the position healthier, Google has released its latest Android OS version 7.0 that is Nougat. Though Nougat was first offered in Googles Nexus d
We might have previously thought that it was an April Fools' joke, given the timing, but Amazon's Echo Look is quite real. The device, with its camera and fancy machine learning skills, is meant to add some fashion sense to Amazon's personal assistan
The PlayStation was one of the most successful consoles ever. If you want to relive the memories, check out the best PlayStation emulators for Android! The PlayStation was one of the most iconic gaming systems ever released and with it came a slew of
Announced at Google I/O, an updated Complications API will now allowAndroid Wear developers to more easily implement complications into new and existing watch faces. As an example, if a developer was creating a watch face, but wasn’t quite
Samsung is apparently changing the Galaxy Note "7R" to "Galaxy Note 7 FE," where "FE" stands for "Fan Edition."
After months and months of rumors and speculation, YouTube finally unveiled its live TV service back in February. For $35/month, you had 44 channels (plus Fox Soccer Plus and Showtime as extra packages) with support for six user accounts and DVR stor
Pioneer has announced three new head units that support Android Auto (and Apple CarPlay if you’re into that sort of thing). The three head units are theAVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX, AVH-2300NEX. The 3300 is a single DIN head unit with a slide-o
Fingerprint sensors are on so many smartphones these days, and for good reason: they're quick and secure. For those reasons, they can also be used as extra security for apps that have private information such as PayPal and many bank
Stack Overflow is a website where you can post questions about programming in general, and the community of programmers experts or enthusiasts can answer your questions. The purpose of the website sure sounds like a good idea for an app, but when the
Update 1: 2017/03/31 11:27am PDT Notifications Update 2: 2017/05/21 3:35pm PDT Android O Dev Preview 2 disabled the ability to toggle the categories in Android System's notification channels. We hope that it's a bug and not a delib
ROLI's modular BLOCKS studio has gained popularity recently, as a way to easily create music. Taps and gestures on the BLOCKS turn into musical rhythms when paired to the iOS 'NOISE' app. Now ROLI is making the NOISE app available for Android as well
Founded in May of 1997, HTC has been hard at it for 20 years. In a video published to YouTube this morning, the company details a timeline of its innovations, including some of the earlier touchscreen devices, 3G devices, and 4G devices. For Android
HTC is celebrating their 20th anniversary as a company this week. To celebrate, they put together a video to show their many innovations over the years.
Android O contains a new API that's designed to help improve authentication of apps and services with SMS-based verification codes. When you have to verify your identify to sign up for an online service or app, sometimes you have to type in a verific
Test your luck in this week's Sunday Giveaway and you could win yourself a brand new HTC U11 smartphone!Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone each and every Sunday! A big congratulations to last weeks winner
Developers are continuing to see growth for their Android apps. Google, during an I/O 2017 presentation earlier this afternoon, revealed that users on its platform are installing apps at an accelerating pace. Its 2 billion Android devices around the
Element Electronics, the manufacturer of affordable TVs, has taken to the internet to announce that pre-orders for its new line of 4K television sets with Amazon's Fire TV built-in are officially live. Featuring Alexa, voice controls, and al
Actions on Google, the platform that makes it possible for third-party developers and services to integrate with Google Assistant, has been seeing a lot of success lately with important companies jumping on board like LG, GE, Logitech, and more. The
Mobile technology is a great way to get stuff done and that includes furthering one's education. Here are the best education apps for Android! Mobile technology is an amazing thing. It’s one of the most revolutionary productivity tools of a
One of my main problems with 'smart' assistants is that they aren't great at delivering information. Yes, you can ask "will there be storms," but having your Echo or Google Home proactively inform you about dangerous weathe
Listening to the radio is practically a tradition at this point. We have many options, but many still like radio. Here are the best radio apps for Android! There are a virtually endless number of ways to listen to music these days. You can stream the
Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and other Alexa-powered devices will soon support notifications. Alexa-powered devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show will soon support notifications. You’ll be able to turn them on or off with the help
Retro PC shooter Shadow Warrior has just been released by DevolverDigital onto the Play store under the title Shadow Warrior Classic Redux. This is a port of the remastered PC version that goes by the same name. With this release, you can expect clea
Pioneer has refreshed their lineup of NEX head units for 2017. These head units can deliver Android Auto so long as you plug your phone into them.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus have only been available for a few weeks, but sales are already looking good. According to The Investor, global sales are already past 5 million units.
Kia's doing a decent job equipping its cars with Android Auto support, with popular models like the Soul and Forte already coming with it. Previously, eight Kias were already listed as being Android Auto-compatible. Today, though, the Android Auto si
Samsung released another under-$100 Tizen-powered smartphone that aims to take on the cheapest Android phones out there. How does it fare? Just before Google I/O 2017, Samsung held their Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco, where a number of
Pioneer announced a new lineup of NEX receivers this morning, five in total, with three designed to bringAndroid Auto straight to yourvehicle at an affordable price. The latest models with Android Auto are theAVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX, and AVH-2300NEX
Android has a long and complicated history with audio output, but Google has been improving audio on Android with higher quality sound and lower latency. In Android O, developers will have a new tool to perform audio transitions and effects. Apps can
After launching on iOS last year, the latest in Rovio's popular game series is almost ready for a US launch on Android. The next title in the Angry birds series is coming. Angry Birds Evolution is a 3D, turn-based RPG, scheduled for release in the US
Smartphone cameras are important, and that’s been a very painful sticking point for HTC before. They’re trying to fix that the U11, and if we’re going by DxOMark scores, they’ve succeeded. The Google Pixel was
The original 1997 PC version of the classic first-person shooter Shadow Warrior is now available on Android for just $2.99. In 1997, 3D Realms, the development team behind Duke Nukem 3D, released Shadow Warrior for the PC. It remains one of the best
Don’t let shady people around the world track your browsing habits. Get a VPN service to stop the tracking and hide your personal information. A lifetime subscription to Disconnect is live on Talk Android Deals with a steep discount that&am
If you own an Amazon Alexa-equipped device, like an Echo, you know that the device is only reactive in that it doesn’t do much unless you ask it to. In the near future, that will change as Amazon looks to enable notifications for services t
Rovio's ever popular Angry Birds has become something of a phenomenon, with multiple games spanning different genres and billions of downloads. The franchise shows no signs of slowing down either. With movie tie-ins and spin-offs aplenty, the Finnish
Amazon Alexa is great at providing information when you ask for it, but not when you don't initiate the conversation. Amazon has announced that it's working on bringing notification support to Alexa.
One of the things being featured at Google I/O this year is Android integration in cars. This is full Android built right into the infotainment systems.
Want to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8, but you don’t want to go for the standard models? How about getting the Microsoft Edition? No, it does not come with any special engravings, it just contains a bunch of Microsoft apps, but at least you wil
We’re tempted to say that SMS is already obsolete but it’s not. Texting will not be replaced by instant messaging yet because not all mobile consumers have regular access to the Internet and can pay for unlimited data. For most em
The Taiwanese electronics company is celebrating its 20th birthday this week and has released a video, showcasing 20 years of its brilliance. The Taiwanese electronics company is celebrating its 20th birthday this week and has released a video, showc
It’s time for you to meet U. That’s the U11 from HTC we’re talking about. The company’s 2017 flagship is official, and now we know everything the phone has to offer. From it’s squeeze-friendly body to
Do you like to shoot pictures or video from your smartphone? Are you in the early stages of kicking off a YouTube vlogging career? What are you using to hold yourhandset? How can you hope to nab great panoramic shots or fun video when you have to hol
Verizon Wireless is no longer selling the LG Watch Sport smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0 and has cancelled recent orders from customers. In February, Verizon Wireless, along with AT&T and Google, started selling the LG Watch Sport. Along wit
If you want a little bit of archeology and mystery mixed in your puzzler games, then you may want to try out a new game from called Faraway: Puzzle Escape, now available for Android smartphones and tablets. Not only do you get to walk in the footstep
Uber wants to make it easier for people who choose to do part of their journey using its taxi service and the other part with public transport. To that end, the company has announced a deal with the journey planning app Transit. It's now possible to
The new HTC U11 has just been unveiled, but does the phone have the hardware to compete with other Android flagships launched this year? Less than half a year since HTC unveiled its U Ultra flagship, the company is back with a more powerful smartphon
The Galaxy S8 has a new taller display and with it comes new on-screen keys, rather than physical. Here's why Samsung's first on-screen keys aren't perfect. Samsungs switch to a taller display on the Galaxy S8 means the company had to move away from