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Google released the new platform distribution numbers and it appears that Marshmallow is heading on an upward direction (albeit extremely slowly). Froyo is not dead yet, if you were wondering, but it's not far from its demise either. The list for February 2016...read more
Flyperlink is an app available on the Google Play store that will change the way you browse the web. With it, when you read through the links on your device, the app can pop up the webpages you want in individual bubbles that you can view and move around as you...read more
FlashFire was updated with Android 6.0 and OTA flashing support today. The flashing tool made by XDA dev Chainfire is used for flashing custom ROMs and kernels without having to go to recovery during the procedure. FlashFire has been updated to version v0.26 and...read more
Xiaomi and Meizu are finally and officially on the US market thanks to US Mobile. The Chinese smartphone manufacturers have become some of the most popular in the world but they want to conquer the US as well. Now they have a bigger chance, especially since one of...read more
Cortana has been around for Android devices for about two months now and soon after its launch it received an update where the “Hey Cortana” hotword was removed in order to avoid conflicts with Google's own “OK Google” trigger. The hotword is still available on...read more
Samsung announced today that it will unveil the Galaxy S7 at the Unpacked event held on February 21st at 7PM. The event will take place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The doors to the event will open one hour earlier. You will also be able to watch the...read more
Huawei Honor 5X just got on the US market. The Chinese company is trying to protrude the American market and this is its most recent attempt. The device costs around $200, which is pretty good for a low-mid ranged device. It goes on sale tomorrow. Huawei Honor...read more
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge may have just sprouted on the Interwebz today. The renders show a design similar to the 2015 Samsung flagships, but there are a few design changes to be had. One of them is the taller fingerprint sensors and the rounder corners of the...read more
HTC One A9 will get an update to Android 6.0.1 very very soon. This is the luckiest single Android device on the market at the moment because it is getting an update that only Nexus devices are enjoying at the moment. This smartphone is hooked up to Google somehow...read more
You need a cheap solution to supervise your home, a baby monitor or a mini live streaming setup you don't have to pay a lot for? You can now try WiFi Camera on your smartphone. This free app can be found on the Google Play Store and all you need for it to work is a...read more
HTC may not have had the best 2015, but things can change if they manage to pull out a great flagship this year. HTC Perfume M10 could be that success... if luck is on the OEM's side. Rumors are starting to spread on the Interwebz, and some say that Perfume is M10,...read more
BlackBerry Priv is available on the Indian market starting today. It is already available in North America, in some European countries and a few Asian nations. Now, you can add India to the list. The phone will be available for purchase starting January 30th. ...read more
A CyanogenMod 12.1 snapshot build is finally here and we can sigh in relief at last. Many-a-user has already moved along to the Marshmallow nightly builds whereas some still prefer the more stable ROM versions which are still based on Lollipop. It has been two...read more
If your device is behind with Android updates and you are willing to try some custom ROMs to make things better, you can try omniROM. Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been around since October 2015 but not too many devices have been updated so far, in part because of...read more
Some Marshmallow updates like to keep users guessing and Samsung's newest Galaxy devices will make you have to wait for a while too. Android 6.0 updates were supposed to hit Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in December, but the update is not here yet. In some...read more
Blackberry is finally releasing its Priv device to more US carriers and it will be available via T-Mobile, after it was a short-lived AT&T exclusive. Blackberry Priv is the company's first Android-run device and it stays true to its design origins with a physical...read more
OnePlus has begun working on its devices and their OS and the first to get an update on OxygenOS 2.2.0 is One Plus X. One Plus X is close to getting the OTA and if you are lucky and have one of these, you too could be getting the update in the next 24 hours. The...read more
Google Play Games is giving up on Google +, as it will soon relinquish its Google+ account requirements to use. In order to get games and apps and use them, all you will need is a basic Google account. You will not be requested to give permissions and you will be...read more