Android

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It's called Lock Screen, and some of us think it's where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it's all about glancing. What this means is that social scientists… Read More

  • Google Camera App Brings Lens Blur Background Defocus To Any KitKat Android Devices

    Google Camera App Brings Lens Blur Background Defocus To Any KitKat Android Devices

    Google has a new standalone camera app available in the Google Play app store, and it can be installed on any smartphones or tablets running KitKat 4.4 or higher. The new app will also be rolling out to other devices in the future according to Google, so that might expand beyond just KitKat to those on other versions of Android. The app offers a 100 percent viewfinder to show you exactly what… Read More

  • Photo-Sharing App Frontback Comes To Android

    Photo-Sharing App Frontback Comes To Android

    Frontback just released the Android version of its popular photo-sharing app. Previously, the app was only available on iOS. But even with just the iPhone app, the app was downloaded one million times over the past eight months. With the new Android release, the company can certainly expect many new users. Frontback started as a photo-taking app to capture fleeting moments. A Frontback post is a… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: More Evolution Than Revolution Despite New Hardware Features

    The Galaxy S5 (or S 5, if you ask Samsung) is the company’s latest flagship phone and sure to be a swift seller. The phone is, in its own way, beautifully designed and the materials, while clearly plastic, are durable and should maintain a luster over time. Is this an iPhone replacement? No, but it is a replacement for the S4 that should please shoppers already predisposed to Samsung and… Read More

  • Google Strengthens Android App Security With Continuous Post-Install Scans

    Google Strengthens Android App Security With Continuous Post-Install Scans

    Google is making a change to its Android security systems today that is meant to ensure that users who install apps from outside of the Google Play store are a bit safer from malicious apps. Currently, Android users can have Google scan their apps for malicious code at the time of installation. Going forward, Google will expand this program with a more service-based system that will… Read More

  • Neat Photo-Sorting App, Impala, Lands On Android To Herd More Cat Pictures

    Neat Photo-Sorting App, Impala, Lands On Android To Herd More Cat Pictures

    Be careful of Impala, the helpful, AI-powered photo-sorting app which has just landed on Android. You might not like what it reveals about your life after it's sifted through your personal photo stack and pigeon-holed your phone snaps into respective buckets -- with labels like 'Cats', 'Indoor', 'Women' and 'Party Life'. Read More

  • Apple Puts iOS 7 Adoption At 87% As iOS 6 And Older Fade To Black

    Apple Puts iOS 7 Adoption At 87% As iOS 6 And Older Fade To Black

    Apple has just released updating figures around iOS version adoption as measured by its own tracking of app usage, and iOS 7 and up now accounts for 87 percent of all iOS devices by that measurement, with iOS 6 making up 11 percent and older versions accounting for just 2 percent of the total picture. That’s a very thoroughly homogenous mix, given the comparable Android numbers… Read More

  • HTC One (M8) | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: HTC One M8

    The HTC One M8 is said to be the best Android phone to date, and in this episode of Fly or Die, we absolutely agree. Read More

  • HTC Dips Back Into The Red, Posting Q1 Loss Of $62M

    HTC Dips Back Into The Red, Posting Q1 Loss Of $62M

    HTC has posted another loss-making quarter. The company has released unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2014 today, posting a net loss before tax of NT$1.88 billion ($62.06 million) on quarterly revenue of NT$33.12 billion ($1.1 billion). Read More

  • The Fallacy Of Android-First

    The Fallacy Of Android-First

    In late 2012, we decided to launch Emu on Android first. It went against the conventional wisdom at the time, but we saw a real advantage. 16 months later, we’re back on iOS: Emu for iPhone launched on April 2. Here’s why Android didn’t work out for us...and why you should think carefully before going Android-first. Read More