Samsung's 2017 Galaxy A7 may have a 16-megapixel front camera

Samsung may be gearing up to announce a 2017 variant of the Galaxy A7 later this year. It's rumored to have a 16-megapixel camera on both the front and the rear, though it's unlikely the device will see a global rollout.

Camera360 Lite became Google Play’s No. 2 photo app in under a month

As apps become more advanced, they become larger -- and slower. The Camera360 Lite app is designed to fight the trend of slow photo apps. Despite the smaller size, the app still includes a number of different tools and 100 filters.

You can now install Chrome extensions remotely from an Android device

A new Chrome Web Store feature allows you to install games and apps to signed-in devices remotely, from an Android smartphone or tablet. It's rolling out in the coming weeks.

Google's Wi-Fi Assistant is rolling out now to non-Project Fi Nexus devices

Google's intelligent Wi-Fi switching tech is rolling out to non-Project Fi Nexus devices. It automatically identifies and connects to public hot spots seamlessly in the background, via a virtual private network.

HomeKit app shows Android users are out of luck with Apple smart-home tech

Apple doesn't want its HomeKit app to play with Android phones. Its solution is for Apple smart homes to use a communal iPad to control everything, but that really doesn't deliver on the promise of a seamlessly connected home.

BlackBerry is the first major phone maker to patch QuadRooter exploits

A new Android vulnerability dubbed "Quadrooter" is perhaps the broadest ever. It affects more than 900 million devices containing widely distributed hardware by chipmaker Qualcomm.

Google: Chrome browser battery usage on Mac laptops down a third, speeds up 15 percent

Thanks to Google's hard work, Mac laptop users now see a third more battery life, and platform-wide Chrome is 15 percent faster than a year ago. The blocking of Flash later this year may improve that even further.

Addicted to our phones? Study: We spend half our time online on mobile apps

According to a new study from media analytics company comScore, smartphone apps now account for 50 percent of the time Americans spend online, marking the first time app dominance has been observed.
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An android that was designed to test NASA's spacesuits will be sold to the highest bidder

This PDAD’s workdays may be over but its future as a sought-after Space Age artifact is just beginning. The robotic model will be sold by RR Auction in a 10-day auction, beginning September 15.

Fancy using Android on your computer? Android-86 released first build of Nougat for the PC

Android-86 has released its first build of Nougat for PC. What does that mean? You can now use the latest version of Android, great new multi-tasking features and all, on your computer.

Google Play Store's Early Access feature gives beta apps a chance at exposure

Google's giving developers who offer public betas favored placement in the Play Store. Starting in September, Android devs can submit apps for consideration in a curated selection.

ZTE’s Nubia Z11 will arrive in Europe in September

ZTE has finally unveiled the Nubia Z11, offering an edge-to-edge display and excellent specs. It comes to select European countries in September, and it will come to more countries at a later date.