Diggin’ the new HTC One but not a big fan of Sense? Just like last years HTC One (M7), HTC has partnered with Google to release a version of its latest flagship device with stock Android to be sold on Google Play. The HTC One (M8) Google Play edition is official.
Many a time I’ve had people ask me what in the world I’m blabbering about when I get onto the subject of tech. One of the biggest areas of confusion for average consumers is the subject of stock Android. Not many people have any idea what stock Android is, and even fewer know what the ... Read More »
The camera app in stock Android is notorious for being rather lackluster. The controls can be wonky and there are very limited options. Compared to the TouchWiz and Sense camera apps, it’s simply not very good. Motorola has taken note of this, and will be using a custom camera app in the Moto X.
Just six days from now, every Android user’s dream is going to come true. Or at least that’s what a very vocal minority wants you to think. On June 26, the two hottest Android phones available, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, will be available directly from Google running bone stock Android. You would ... Read More »
Sony’s willingness to support third-party developers and hackers is well known at this point. Just some months ago, with support from Google, Sony more or less turned the Xperia S into a Nexus smartphone. They provided all the binaries they could for the device, along with a developmental AOSP, stock Android, build for developers to ... Read More »
If you’re a fan of pure Android, then you might want to consider Motorola or BLU for your next mobile device. Both companies announced this week that they will be sticking with stock Android, instead of creating custom overlays like Samsung’s Touchwiz or HTC’s Sense.
The HTC First, the world’s first phone to ship with Facebook Home pre-installed, is now on sale at AT&T. Available in white, black, red and pale blue, the HTC First can be purchased for $99.99 with a new two-year contract or $449.99 for those who aren’t willing to sign their life away to AT&T.
It’s no secret that part of the reason carriers were so quick to embrace Android in its infancy had a lot to do with how flexible the OS, and the manufacturers making devices, were. Devices like the Verizon Droid XXL Mega Battery 2 HD 4G LTE, which will never be updated, are a direct product ... Read More »
Today Google revealed that their Holo theme family must be included on devices running Android 4.0 or later if the device manufacturer wishes to meet the compatibility requirements and gain access to the Android Market and Google’s other apps.
This requirement will hopefully speed up platform updates for device manufacturers, allow app developers to spend ... Read More »
Now that Motorola has killed the MOTOBLUR name, we need to find a new one. Since it won’t be fun to call it “Motorola’s Android experience” every time we talk about it, we asked you–our readers–to come up with some new and creative names. And you guys didn’t disappoint. With more than two dozen good ... Read More »