[Update: LineageOS version also live] Android x86 7.1 R1 now available, brings Nougat to...

It has been a very long time since we last covered Android x86, but the project is still alive and kicking. If you're not familiar with it, Android x86 is a...

[Update: Now available for $900] Alpine announces Android Auto head unit with a ‘floating’...

Alpine Electronics Now Shipping the iLX-F309 Alpine Halo9 In-Dash System The "hovering" design of the 9-inch screen allows it to be added to many vehicles ORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpine Electronics of America,...

[Hands-on] Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a solid choose your own adventure that gets the...

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery may not be the first officially licensed Harry Potter game on Android, but it's probably going to be the most popular, at least until we see what Niantic...

Music licensing fees paid by streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music to increase

The Copyright Royalty Board of the U.S. Library of Congress—which determines the licensing fees paid by streaming services to artists (and their publishers)—has reportedly increased the royalty rate from 10.5% to...

[Deal Alert] Ultimate Lightning McQueen by Sphero is $148.99 (50% off) on Amazon

About half a year ago, we reviewed Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen RC car. We walked away unimpressed due to its subpar controls and monstrous $300 price tag, despite its realism and cool...

Google has killed the shortcuts at the top of the Feed

Remember those shortcuts at the top of the Feed in the Google app for things like weather and restaurants? They've been missing from the app for the past week or two....

Google Assistant now understands Hindi, Actions on Google can be developed in Russian (ru-RU)

Google Assistant's language support is beyond confusing. I've been covering it for over 6 months now and I still don't understand why a language could work in one version of Assistant...

[Bonus Round] SiNKR, Ayo: A Rain Tale, Arcade Plane 3D, GLOBE, Avicii | Gravity...

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular...

Fossil Q Control review: A good smartwatch, but not a good value

At this point, Fossil is probably pushing Android Wear more than any other company. It's continuing to release smartwatches under many of its brands, including Skagen, Misfit, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and...

YouTube Music v2.19 hints at new Premiere subscription service [APK Teardown]

In the later half of last year, we saw the first hint that YouTube may be launching a new subscription tier or service called YouTube Plus. Aside from seeing that particular...

[Update: Back up] Allo is down, but you probably didn’t notice because you’re part...

Allo's small userbase has become somewhat of a joke in the Android community, but the fact of the matter is that there are actually people who use Google's latest messaging service....

Nokia smartphones will be Android One devices going forward

The Android One initiative was designed to bring a pure, stock version of the OS to low-cost phones in emerging markets to ensure better performance and faster updates. But since it...

Samsung Max is a reincarnated Opera Max VPN with a new coat of paint...

You might recall the sudden death of the Opera Max VPN service from back in August. It turns out that Samsung somehow acquired it, and it's just been re-unveiled as 'Samsung...

Tip: How to stop websites from displaying that annoying notification prompt in Chrome

Chrome notifications are great in theory, but now that virtually every site supports them, that constant, nagging banner under the URL bar can get annoying fairly quickly. Of course, you can...

Google Pay v1.53 rolls out major redesign, prepares transit tickets and custom card art...

Google announced earlier today that it's taking the plunge with the Google Pay branding, meaning the Android Pay and Google Wallet names and branding are officially canned. To go along with...

Square Enix’s latest RPG ‘Dissidia Final Fantasy Omnia’ is officially available

Dissidia Final Fantasy Omnia just came out of pre-registration and is officially available on the Play Store. It is a free-to-play gacha RPG that has centered its theme around the Playstation Portable's...

Android Auto v3.0 prepares to launch Wi-Fi projection support [APK Teardown]

Since the launch of Android Auto, drivers have been disappointed by the requirement to have their phones tethered to a cable. Not only was it inconvenient to plug in each time...

[Update: More images] Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leaked with new design and 18:9...

For better or for worse, Sony has stuck to the same phone design for years at this point. While I personally don't mind the design, it has started to show its...

Experimental ‘Chrome Home’ interface is now ‘Chrome Duplex,’ address bar is back at the...

For over a year now, Google has been working on an overhaul of Chrome's interface on Android, called 'Chrome Home.' It moved the address bar to the bottom of the screen,...

Anker Roav Viva review: It’s a car charger with Alexa

Many things come to mind when I think of smart home accessories: speakers, locks, displays, TVs, or maybe wall plugs. The list continues to grow each day it seems, but here...

Samsung sends out press invite for Galaxy S9 unveil at MWC, boasts about ‘reimagined’...

As it does with every major flagship and smartwatch release, Samsung has just sent out a press invite for the Galaxy S9's unveiling. You'll note that the invitation doesn't explicitly mention...

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Google Developers Launchpad Build Selects 11 Women Entrepreneurs

The global search and tech giant Google has selected 11 startups for their Google Developers’ Launchpad Build mentorship program. These women led startups will...

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