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Which Android Launcher Should You Use? We Compare the Best!

Which Android Launcher Should You Use? We Compare the Best!

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On Android, you don’t have to be stuck with the default look the phone ships with. All you have to do is install a new “launcher”, which controls how your homescreen looks. But given the plethora of such apps on the Play Store, which launcher should you use? Some launchers focus on getting things done, others let you customize them to the finest degree, and a few are about being lightweight. Heck, even Google lets you download its default launcher. As usual, there is no “best” overall app, and it depends on your needs. No-Nonsense, Lots of Great Features: Action...

Nexus, Pixel Devices Receiving August Android Security Update

Nexus, Pixel Devices Receiving August Android Security Update

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You can wait for the update to be pushed to you over-the-air, or you can manually side-load it by making use of factory images, or OTA zip files.

Six things you might not know your Android device can do

Six things you might not know your Android device can do

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If you own an Android device running the latest operating system, chances are you're in love with your phone and its multi-faceted functions.Google's Android OS is often compared to Apple's iOS, with most critics, like Wired.com, claiming that iOS has more appealing aesthetics when it comes to the look of apps and user friendliness.

The Complete Guide to Rooting Your Android Phone or Tablet

The Complete Guide to Rooting Your Android Phone or Tablet

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The Android phone you’re using right now is running in a sandboxed environment. Unlike your Windows PC or Mac, you can’t go looking around or messing with system files. You can only operate within predefined parameters that are defined by Google and your manufacturer. Root access is the way to break free. In the simplest terms, rooting your Android phone means taking control of your entire device, right from the code that’s running the operating system

Fossil debuts the Android Wear 2.0 Q Venture and Q Explorist, both starting at $255

Fossil debuts the Android Wear 2.0 Q Venture and Q Explorist, both starting at $255

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Earlier in the year, Fossil stated that it would launch over 300 smartwatches. Now, the firm has debuted two new models, Q Venture and Q Explorist, which can be pre-order starting at $255. Read more...

Sony Xperia XZ1 spotted on GFX Bench: Android 8.0 and a 19MP camera

Sony Xperia XZ1 spotted on GFX Bench: Android 8.0 and a 19MP camera

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More than a week ago, a possible Sony XZ1 model was spotted on GeekBench running Android 7.1.1 with a Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM. Today, a new benchmark reveals a couple of new details including the supposed screen size and resolution, as well as both cameras' megapixel count.

Pre-orders are now available for Fossil's new Android Wear 2.0 watches

Pre-orders are now available for Fossil's new Android Wear 2.0 watches

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Starting today, you can pre-order both of Fossil's new Android Wear 2.0 powered smartwatches, the Fossil Q Venture and the Fossil Q Explorist. Both models will work with phones running iOS 9 and higher, and Android 4.3 and higher. The devices are priced in a range of $255-$275. Both smartwatch models can handle social media posts, texts, emails and alerts. You can track multiple time zones, set alarms and more. Set personal goals and try to destroy them. The Q Venture and Q Explorist will both alert you when you have a call, text or app update, and a built-in microphone allows users to ...

YouTube Adds Chat Feature to Android and iOS Apps

YouTube Adds Chat Feature to Android and iOS Apps

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YouTube added a chat feature to its Android and iOS apps Monday allowing users to message their contacts and share videos with them Like chats around the water cooler shouldn t sharing a video be as easy as saying Have you heard this new song wrote YouTube

Chrome For Android Now Lets Russian Users Pick Search Engine

Chrome For Android Now Lets Russian Users Pick Search Engine

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The Google Chrome app for Android has received a new update that now allows users in Russia to select their desired search engine once they open the mobile version of the browser on their Android phones, according to Yandex. The feature has been added to Chrome version 60, seemingly in response to a ruling by

Android 8.0's 'Streaming OS Updates' Will Work Even If Your Phone Is Full

Android 8.0's 'Streaming OS Updates' Will Work Even If Your Phone Is Full

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Regardless of whether or not your phone is full of pictures, or videos, or apps, you will still be able to download and install an OS update with Android 8.0. According to the latest source.android.com documentation, Google has cooked up a scheme to make sure that an "insufficient space" error will never stop an update again. Ars Technica reports: Where the heck can Google store the update if your phone is full, though? If you remember in Android 7

LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus tablet with Android 7.0 Nougat coming soon to T-Mobile

LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus tablet with Android 7.0 Nougat coming soon to T-Mobile

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T-Mobile is expected to launch a new affordable tablet in the coming weeks. The LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus has already been listed on the carrier's support website, but no details on price and availability have been revealed yet. On the flip side, we have plenty of information about the slab's specs. For example, as the name suggests, the LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus sports an 8-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution. Camera-wise, the tablet seems to be pretty symmetrical thanks to the 5-megapixel snap shooters on the front and back sides. Under the hood, LG's slate ...

Appfour releases a new keyboard for Android Wear 2.0

Appfour releases a new keyboard for Android Wear 2.0

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Appfour is perhaps the leading app developer for Android Wear. The team has published a variety of apps for the platform, including a web browser, a YouTube client, and standalone email app. The team's newest project is a third-party keyboard for Android Wear 2.0.

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