Items tagged with Android

NVIDIA began rolling out its Android 5.0 Lollipop update (check out our hands-on look here) for its SHIELD Tablet in late November. Today, the company is updating its SHIELD Hub to better adhere to the “Material Design” aesthetic that is prevalent... Read...
Chinese smartphone OEM Xiaomi has been kicking ass and taking names during the past year. In the Chinese market, Xiaomi displaced Samsung to become the country’s top-selling smartphone vendor during Q2. And thanks to some combo blows from both... Read...
Earlier this year, Google made a big splash with its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs. In the months following the announcement, Google tossed around the idea of displaying ads on your thermostat or fridge and began the process of harvesting... Read...
Large screen smartphones, a.k.a. phablets, are expected to account for nearly 25% of all smartphone shipments this year. Given the popularity and prevalence of these large-screen devices which includes LG’s G3, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus... Read...
In an effort to curb drunken driving, the state of Maryland has released an app that helps people decide whether they are sober enough to drive. ENDUI (pronounced “End DUI”) is free for Android and... Read...
What at first seemed like a “You’ve got to be kidding me” contraption from Google is actually turning out to be quite a surprise breakout for the search giant. Google announced this week that over... Read...
When I think of Lamborghinis, I think of flashy automobiles that are as much about making an in-your-face visual statement as they are about clipping apexes and hurtling you and your passenger to near (or surpassing) 200 mph. But Lamborghini isn’t... Read...
We're fast approaching the finish line for 2014, and with less than three weeks remaining before it's time to pin up a new calendar, it's a good time to reflect on the past 12 months. Google made it easy for Android users to do exactly that -- the... Read...
Samsung deserves much of the credit for ushering in today’s trend of large-screened smartphones, often referred to as "phablets." Whether you’re a fan of big smartphones or not, there is a no denying that the original Samsung Galaxy Note set the... Read...
Samsung has begun delivering Google’s Android Lollipop 5.0 to Galaxy S5 smartphones, but so far, the rollout is limited to phones in Poland. A rollout to U.S. Galaxy devices hasn’t been announced. Don’t hold your breath, as it’s likely going to be... Read...
2013 saw the release of the One (M7), and the One (M8) replaced that flagship in 2014. 2015 will soon be upon us, and HTC is once again preparing to launch a new flagship. According to the folks from @upleaks, the next generation smartphone is being... Read...
Carrier bloat is something almost every smartphone owner has to live with. What's worse is when you're not even allowed to uninstall certain third-party software that your wireless carrier decided to integrate into the OS. It's one reason why the... Read...
For what it's worth, Apple iOS device owners were victorious over their Android-toting brethren in the Thanksgiving Day mobile spending war. In terms of dollars spent, iOS owners on average doled out $118.57 per order, over $20 more than the typical... Read...
Cyanogen, a company that provides users with the ability to customize their Android smartphones, has announced a “Themes Challenge” contest. Themes is a new app from Cyanogen that will be able to host skins that are available to Cyanogen OS... Read...
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