Nokia X Asphalt 8 Demo: Surprisingly, It Works and Audio is Great (Video)

We had the chance to pull off some tests on the Nokia X, including a gaming test or two involving the Asphalt 8 title and Riptide GP2. Surprisingly, Asphalt 8 works on this device, although it has some trouble running on the ultra hardcore tablet Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. Anyway, the Nokia X is a $120 handset, that gets its latest Asphalt fix from... 

Google Debuts Mobile Web Version of Play Store At Last

Google debuted its long awaited mobile web version of the Play Store this week and we’re talking about a fully functional version here. Previously, if you wanted to navigate the Play Store website on a mobile device, it was a pretty painful experience, since you were forced to use the desktop version of the site. The mobile version of the Play... 

OnePlus One Handset APK Files Up For Download

Have you heard about the OnePlus One handset? It’s made by a startup in China and it has been getting a lot of press lately. That’s because it offers specs worthy of a Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8 priced at just $300. Well, now the APKs associated to the unique software experience of the device have leaked on the web. As you probably know, OnePlus... 

Google Creating an Android Flavour More in Its Image Than Before

It would appear that Google thinks that Android is not Googly enough, so to say… In order to counter that image, they have decided to increase its googlyness and hints regarding that more have been spotted recently. Up until recently the Google Nexus line and the Google Play Editions were pure Android, running Android code from the AOSP. However,... 

Google Now Launcher 1.0.16 Update Now Rolling Out With Google Camera 2.1.043

Google Now Launcher has been updated and this fresh software package is rolling out via the Google Play Store now. Marked with the date May 9th, the 1.0.16 update seems minor at first sight, especially since Google didn’t even publish a changelog for it. However, there’s good news here: rooted users are saying that the update doesn’t... 

Google Play Services 4.4 Gets Detailed via APK Dissection, Comes With Android Wear Support and Firmware Installer

Google’s I/O event is getting closer and closer and aside from a new Android version, we’re expecting many goodies to appear there. The latest Play Services update has started rolling out in the meantime and this time it’s 4 MB bigger, so there’s stuff to dissect and analyze, which is exactly that Android Police did, so let’s... 

Android TV is the Upcoming Software Platform for Television Sets, With Bundled Apps

Google tried its hand at the software for TV boxes market with something called Google TV, but that didn’t work out. The interface was confusing, but the concept behind the whole thing was good. Now it appears that the search engine giant is ready to come up with something new, called Android TV. The Verge got their hands on some documents and... 

Android 4.4.3 Details Leak Out: Bugfixes Galore

Android 4.4.3 is incoming, as we already learned from a few sightings of new build numbers over the past week or so. Today we get sort of a changelog for this release, but don’t expect anything major, except for bug fixes. The image shown above is supposed to be a screenshot of Android 4.4.3 running on a Nexus 5. As I said, this is not a major... 

The Brand New Nokia – Android Line (X, X+, XL) Gets the Usual Root How To Treatment (Video)

Just when we thought Nokia was done they went ahead and gave us a glimpse to what could have been, even though many would have liked a more permanent commitment in this regard.  I am talking about the recent acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft and the handsets announced by the Finns at MWC this year. The Nokia X family of smartphones running Android... 

Nokia X Rooted and Hacked, Now Runs Stock Android (Video)

Just hours after we learned that the custom apps on the Nokia X have been ported to other Android devices, the handset gets hacked. Many people wanted to get rid of the shackles of its limited experience, so the good news is here: the device was rooted and now it runs stock Android. Everything was done by hackers and devs, so it’s certainly not... 

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