Our friends over at PhoneDog have produced an excellent video detailing 12 reasons why the Nexus 6 is a better smartphone than the iPhone 6 Plus. The reasons they include range from the physical build of the phone and how it feels in the hand to the subtleties of the Android operating system. Do you ... Read More »
Android’s WebView is used to render pages and is a critical part of the operating system. For better security, Google changed the version of WebView with a newer one in Android 4.4 KitKat, and Google has said it will no longer support the old versions. This is a big blow for the older operating systems, ... Read More »
Google is a fantastic app due to the included Google Now functionality, a feature many people have become reliant on. It offers information when you need it often without you having to even ask. And with every update, the app gets better. However, Google engineers usually hide indications of future features in the code, and ... Read More »
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Google Translate is a pretty fantastic service, translating better than other services and offering features like translating text in photos (on Android anyway). But with voice translation, it usually takes a while for you to finish speaking and for the app to translate it. Microsoft recently added live voice translation to text in Skype, ... Read More »
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the ... Read More »
Google is known for keeping its apps up to date, and the Google app is no exception. The latest update is version 4.1 and includes some new features, particularly new settings to control Google Now cards. Anything beyond the most basic control over Google Now cards has been missing from the Google ... Read More »
Historically, the sheer number of devices launched by manufacturers has occasionally prevented them from keeping up with the latest version of Android. Ever since the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, though, that trend has begun to shift.
The Google Chromecast became extremely popular last year, having broken into the mainstream market at a pace unusual for Google hardware. Thanks to the low price tag, ease of use, and recommendation of countless websites, Chromecast use has skyrocketed.
But while Google Cast can currently cast music and video to TVs using Chromecast ... Read More »
Google’s ambition to get Android into vehicles is well known. Currently the big G is planning to do it with Android Auto, but apparently the company may have an even bigger plan in the works.
Heads up, Google Drive users, because you’ve got a spiffy new update headed your way!