Android Army

DeWalt unplugs its power tools and charges its first-ever Android smartphone

DeWalt announced the MD501, the company's first smartphone that aims at those who work in rugged environments. The smartphone will be available sometime in the near future for an unannounced price.

Google parent Alphabet misses estimates; news not all bad

Alphabet, Google's parent company, missed analysts' first-quarter 2016 revenue expectations with earnings of $7.50. Its ad business and "moonshots," though, are doing better than expected.
Social Media

Who needs a camera roll? You can now take photos and videos within Flipagram

Flipagram has launched an update to its app that allows you to take photos and videos straight from the app -- you'll no longer have to browse through the camera roll in order to create media for Flipagram.
Social Media

Facebook is tweaking the News Feed to show articles you’ll actually read

Facebook has announced yet another tweak to the News Feed, now factoring in time spent reading articles. The changes are part of Facebook's Feed Quality Program, and should help cut down on clickbait in the News Feed.

Android N Developer Preview lands on Sony's Xperia Z3

Google's expanded the Android N Developer Preview to a non-Nexus device: Sony's aging Xperia Z3. It's probably not a sign of things to come, though -- other phone makers show no sign of offering the same.

Acer’s Xplova S5 biking computer records video when your heart starts racing

Acer announced an update to the Xplova biking computer, this version being called the Xplova S5 and featuring a built-in camera that can start recording based on conditions that you set -- such as a raised heart rate.

Acer’s Liquid Zest Plus phablet has one of the biggest batteries we’ve ever seen

Acer has taken the wraps off of a new smartphone, the Liquid Zest Plus. The device features a 5.5-inch display, 13MP camera, and a 5,000mAh battery, one of the largest we've ever seen on a smartphone.

Amazon brings color and more storage to its $50 Fire tablet

You can now get Amazon's $50 Fire tablet in magenta, tangerine, and blue, as well as the standard black. The Fire Kids Edition is also getting a new green option for its "kid-proof case."

No, Huawei hasn’t forgotten about the P9 Lite, as rumors of the phone continue

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus may be official, but what about a P9 Lite to replace the old P9 Lite? Rumors of its existence continue to spread, but it may not share the same exciting camera as the P9. Here's what we think we know about it so…

6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 820 chip, the Zuk Z2 Pro's coming to take on 2016's best phones

Lenovo-backed smartphone brand Zuk is back with the Zuk Z2 Pro, a metal-and-glass powerhouse that uses the Snapdragon 820 processor and a massive 6GB of RAM. Here's everything you need to know about the phone.
Virtual Reality

As AR blurs with VR, get ready for a mixed-reality renaissance

Virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive are capturing plenty of headlines. However, while augmented reality may have an image problem, thanks to past misuses, it's making a strong comeback. In the near future, it's only going to get more…

Microsoft Translator for Android can now translate text in a photo

Traveling and need to translate a sign? With Microsoft Translator for Android, you can now simply snap a photo of the sign, and let the app do the rest! The app also allows you to upload any photos that you may have already taken.