Google Play Services Gets Updated With New Features for Maps, Drive and Fit; Here’s What Version 6.5 is About

Google Play Services version 6.5 is here and with it come enhanced APIs for Maps, Drive, Wallet and Fit. Some of the changes have to do with security, others with extra features implemented with the APIs. The update will be coming over the next couple of days. The enhancements brought to Maps include a map toolbar that lets the user get their directions... 

Android Fans Unhappy With Lack of Silent Mode on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android users have took to Reddit over the past days to complain about the problems they’re having with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Apparently, the fact that there’s no silent mode in this release is causing them problems. The silent mode as you know it is gone, but the option per se is still available. Google did add 3 options to replace it.... 

Nokia Z Launcher Now Available on Play Store, in Beta Phase, With Scribbling Feature

After launching its Nokia N1 tablet today, the folks of Nokia also launched the Z Launcher for Android, now available in the Play Store as a free beta. It was initially rolled out for a limited number of users this summer and was supposed to reach 10k people first. Then it reached 100.000k somehow and Nokia stopped offering it. The Z Launcher changes... 

CyanogenMod 12 Bringing Lollipop to CM11 Devices In a Few Weeks; CM 11.0 M12 Available Now

Cyanogen has released a new update for CyanogenMod 11, the M12 one, that brings a lot of bug fixes, including ones having to with malware. In the meantime we also learn more about CyanogenMod 12 and the fact it will bring Lollipop to many devices. Back to CM 11.0 M12, it comes with a fix that solves the POODLE vulnerability in the SSLv3, that made... 

CPU-Z Android App Updated, Now Showing Battery Capacity, GPU Clock Speed and More Data

CPU-Z is one of the most reliable diagnostic and information tools for Android devices, if you want to find out what’s inside your smartphone. The app was launched in June last year on Android and since then it has been updated a couple of times with useful features. It also received support for more and more SoCs each time. A few months ago... 

The Shadow Sun 3D RPG Gets Detailed, Coming Soon to Android

The Shadow Sun is a 3D RPG that’s coming to Android and it seems to feature nifty graphics. The title is a large scale one and it’s built using Unity3D. The game was first rumored in 2011, so it’s been in development for 3 years. Judging by the images and info published by developers, The Shadow Sun is a western fantasy-themed RPG.... 

Android 5.0 Rolling Out to Older Nexus Devices Right Now

Android 5.0 Lollipop has started rolling out to previously launched Nexus devices and that happened over the past hours. The release’s delay was caused by some software bugs having to do with battery life. Right now, if you own a Nexus 4, Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 you should be getting Lollipop soon. The thing is that the rollout takes place in waves... 

HTC Stock Camera Application Up For Download on Play Store

The HTC stock camera app is now up for download in the Play Store, in case you wanted a taste of that minimalistic UI and nifty features included in the mix. Apparently, the app is not exactly compatible with all handsets, since it only comes to a few HTC phones. The HTC Camera allows Sense 6 devices to update their camera features, without a firmware... 

Red Bull Air Race The Game Review (Huawei Ascend P7): Loops, Aerial Stunts, Repetitive Gaming and Timers

Red Bull Air Race The Game is a title we played on the Huawei Ascend P7 and I have to admit I was rather fooled by the game’s name, than tempted by its promise of aerial stunts. We’re dealing with a free game, from Road House Interactive, one that features real tracks and real pilots. We’ve got a nice soundtrack, filled with alternative... 

HERE Maps Beta Now Comes With Android 5.0 Lollipop Support and Bug Fixes

Not many days ago Nokia, the Finnish part of the company launched HERE for Android, a very praised mapping solution that was initially a Samsung exclusive. HERE for Android got around 1 million downloads and today we learn of a major update. This update brings support for Android 5.0 Lollipop and I should probably mention we’re dealing with HERE... 

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