In Android 4.4, Google introduced a new method of paying with Google Wallet known as Host Card Emulation, or HCE. It allows Google to bypass carrier rules that prevent an app from accessing something as integral as an NFC secure element. Instead, it would use just NFC safely. This means that Wallet users were no ... Read More »
You would have thought the announcement of the Galaxy S5 last month would have killed this speculation already, but the rumors persisted that Samsung had a possibly metal bodied and higher resolution version of the S5 waiting in the wings for a slightly later launch date.
JK Shin, CEO of Samsung, ... Read More »
We’re pretty familiar with the FCC ruining companies’ well laid plans for secrecy in the US. Apparently Brazil’s own version of the FCC (Anatel) has been taking notes and wanted in on that action.
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Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have ... Read More »
My favorite Android games are the ones that take two seconds to get into and can be replayed over, and over, and over again. Before Flappy Bird, games like that were surprisingly hard to come by. But the last several weeks have seen an explosion in fun, addicting and hard games. Flappy Bird may have ... Read More »
Google is a generous overlord when it comes to cloud storage. Google Drive offers 15GB for free, which is more than its competitors, and it’s used across many of your services. That includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google+ Photos, and more. But what if you need more than 15GB to store all of your important files? ... Read More »
Samsung has released only one tablet with an AMOLED display in the past. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was actually a really nice device with a good screen, especially for those of us that enjoy the deep blacks and nice saturation of AMOLED. Sadly, we haven’t seen a single tablet that utilizes taht display technology ... Read More »
With recent wearable product announcements from Sony, Samsung, LG, Huawei and more, it feels like just about everyone in the mobile space is selling a wearable device or rumored to be working on one. Google is no exception, as the rumor mill has suggested that the company is currently ... Read More »
You can say what you want about the Android game console market, but there is one thing it isn’t: successful. The OUYA is probably the most popular of the bunch thanks to its huge Kickstarter campaign, but as far as we can tell, its post-launch success has been very small. Mad Catz gave it a ... Read More »
LG-D850. That model number may not mean much to you right now, but once you’re done reading this post, you’ll realize that it’s one that you’ll want to keep in mind as we march deeper into 2014.