The next version of Android will be smarter with new assistive features

Android 7.0 Nougat has hardly made it to even 3 percent of all Android devices and we’re already getting closer to the announcement of the next version of Android, which many believe will be called Android Oreo. A new leak today claims that Google has been working on some new smart assistive features for Android that will help make life a tad bit easier for users.  Continue reading “The next version of Android will be smarter with new assistive features”

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Take the Google #myAndroid taste test and share your results

How often do you get bored with the way your smartphone looks currently? In my case, the answer was quite often. When I discovered the customization level on Android for the first time, I think I switched launchers or set ups almost every couple of days, luckily I have finally found a look I dig. But what about people who’re still looking out? I’m sure there are some. How about you let Google give you a hand finding your perfect homescreen?  Continue reading “Take the Google #myAndroid taste test and share your results”

Blackberry releases a new Privacy Shade app for Android

Since moving to Android, Blackberry has pivoted from a hardware manufacturer back to its roots, as a software company focused on privacy and security. Blackberry smartphones are now outsourced instead of being manufactured in-house by the company. As part of its new found direction, Blackberry has been releasing apps for the Android Platform. Continuing the tradition, after launching its Notable app last month, Blackberry has now released a new app called Privacy Shade. Continue reading “Blackberry releases a new Privacy Shade app for Android”

Android Nougat rides the Galaxy wave to gain massive distribution boost in February

Since it’s launch last year, Android nougat has struggled to gain market distribution just like any other Android version has over the past years. The Google Pixel had it from the start and several devices from the likes of HTC, Motorola, Sony and LG have had their nougat updates as well yet by the end of January, Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 combined were only present on a mere 1.2% of Android devices.  Continue reading “Android Nougat rides the Galaxy wave to gain massive distribution boost in February”

Access hidden menus with secret Android codes

One of the most popular practices amongst software developers is to leave ‘backdoors’ within the code, which essentially allow anyone with knowledge to get into the system at a much deeper level than you’d expect from an end-user. These backdoors aren’t always with a malicious intent; most of the time, they allow the OEM or programmer to get into the system for troubleshooting when other, usual modes of access have been blocked. They can be quite friendly and helpful if you know what you’re doing. Continue reading “Access hidden menus with secret Android codes”

Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack

Who would’ve predicted that the life of the 3.5mm headphone jack would become a hot topic by 2016 and would continue till 2017. When Apple ditched the jack there has been an ongoing debate for and against the move. Apple certainly wasn’t the first company to do so but it was the first company rumoured to do so. Which is why LeEco and Moto decided to get on the train before the engine is attached. Now it seems Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack too. Continue reading “Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack”

Set beautiful Cinemagraph GIFs as your Android Wallpaper

My introduction to Android 2.3 Gingerbread back in 2012 was my first time with Android or even a smartphone. Among the other things that blew me away were Live Wallpapers. Over the years my love and fascinaton with Live Wallpapers has almost ended. For one they use up resources, and then there aren’t a lot of good choices. Not as many as I’d like anyway. Lately with the adoption of GIF images by social networks such as Facebook and Instagram though, GIFs have taken up a big chunk of the images being shared. It was only about time until people started wanting to set certain GIFs as a wallpaper.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked in a new video

A new video has surfaced online showcasing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 giving us a full 360 degree view of Samsung’s next. There’s not a lot that is unknown about the Galaxy S8, not even its looks. However the video below shows the device in black, and it looks absolutely as stunning as the Galaxy Note 7 did.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked in a new video”

Control volume by swiping from the edge of screen on an Android device

One of the major disadvantages with hardware keys is they can be damaged. And we’ve all been there, a broken power button, stuck volume buttons. Such things can happen to even the most well made devices at times. Or may be your device has rather rigid buttons and it feels troublesome having to press them. I’ve personally faced that and the perfect solution to such a problem would be touch based controls. Thanks to a developer called clownFace, there is such an option for volume controls. Continue reading “Control volume by swiping from the edge of screen on an Android device”

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