Android Army | News & device reviews

Recent Stories

The USB ChargeDoubler brings fast and secure charging to the table

The USB ChargeDoubler sets itself apart from other USB charging cables by not only being extremely mobile, but also bringing secure and fast charging to the table. The cable is currently on Indiegogo.

Mobile

Google’s new Handwriting app can read your chicken scratch and turn it into text

Google released Handwriting Input, a keyboard plugin that allows users to use finger or pen to write text by hand. It works on tablets and phones, and is available as a free download.

Mobile

Android Lollipop updates keep coming: Galaxy S5 Active/Alpha and Note 3 get upgrades

The latest version of Google's Android mobile OS, 5.0 Lollipop, could be coming to your smartphone very soon. Here's the latest news on which phones will be getting it, and when it's scheduled to arrive.

Mobile

Trusted Voice lets Android users unlock their smartphones with their dulcet tones

Trusted Voice, a feature that allows Android users to unlock their smartphone by voice, appears to be rolling out to a handful of users. But it might not be the most secure alternative to passcodes.

Mobile

With a killer cam and aluminum unibody, Huawei’s new P8 takes on the iPhone 6

Huawei may release the Ascend P8 in the coming days, and we've got all the rumors ahead of the official launch. The device is expected to have the same premium look and feel as the last model, but feature a larger screen.

Mobile

The European Commission sued Google today over anticompetitive practices

The European Commission formally leveraged charges against Google today over what it says are anti-competitive practices. They entail highlighting its own services and demoting competitors in search results.

Android Army

Google is making it easier to find the best kid-friendly apps on the Play Store

Google announced "Designed for Families," a program that aims to put well-developed, kid-friendly apps at the forefront of the Play Store. To qualify, apps will have to complete a rigorous review process.

Mobile

How to take a screenshot on a Galaxy S6, or any other Android device

Having trouble taking a screenshot on an Android phone? We show you how to use the S Pen to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 3, your palm on the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, and a button combination that should work on every other Android phone.

Mobile

Massive leak reveals Project Fi, Google’s ambitious cellular service

Google's cellular service is mysterious no longer. Thanks to a massive leak, details concerning its pricing, operation, and launch have been revealed. The plan and pricing structure looks unconventional.

Mobile

Is the wait nearly over? Sony may announce the Xperia Z4 on April 20

Sony could be ready to abandon its six-monthly refresh cycle on its greatest Xperia smartphones, beginning with the Xperia Z4. It's shaping up to be an exciting device, and it may be joined by a Z4 Compact, and a Z4 Ultra. Here's what we think we know about…

Mobile

This bezel-less phone has a USB Type C charger, a 21-megapixel camera, and is coming to the U.S.

Chinese media giant Letv has announced the Le Superphone, its first smartphone, and it's going to be released in the U.S. later this year. Details are slim, but we do know it'll have an almost bezel-free, high quality touchscreen.

Mobile

Google’s Project Tango just became much more affordable, but it’s still invite-only

In a recent email to invitees, Google revealed it would slice the price of the company's Project Tango 3D-mapping tablet in half, to $512. The email also left open the possibility of an expanded release.

Mobile

Buy an Android smartphone and Moto 360 from Best Buy, get $100 off the total purchase

If you buy any Android smartphone from Best Buy, the retailer will take $100 off the Moto 360. By any Android smartphone, we mean everything from contract smartphones to prepaid handsets.

Wearables

Here are the 5 hottest apps you’ll want to download this week

There are hundreds of new apps released every week, making it impossible to try them all, even if you can search them out in our ever more crowded app stores. To make life easier, we've gathered our favorites together in a handy list, especially for you.

Mobile

Treat yo selfie with one of these 10 apps made to beautify your pics

Selfies might be a global phenomenon only second to karaoke, but they're not the easiest to perfect. Check out our roundup of the best smartphone apps for beautifying your self portrait, so you can whiten those teeth and refine those skin tones on the fly.

Photography