Android
Mobile

Unlike a Nexus, Google will build its first smartphone on its own

To curb Android fragmentation, Google could produce its first smartphone by the end of this year. Unlike the search giant's line of Nexus devices, this would be built ground up by Google itself.
Mobile

Maintain your health and mind with these 15 medical apps

You use your smartphone for everything, you might as well use it to take care of your physical well being. Check out this list of medical apps to find a prescription or diagnose yourself.
Mobile

Google is building a live support app with screen casting for Nexus phones

Are you a first-time Nexus smartphone owner? Google is developing a live support app that uses screen casting to help Google experts show users how to use their shiny new phone. It's unknown exactly when this app will be released.
Mobile

Android N’s navigation buttons could get a face-lift

Google may be saving some design changes in Android N for the final developer preview, or even the official release. The navigation and home buttons could get a new look, which might also signal the arrival of other features.
Social Media

Instagram is getting instantaneous text translations in its apps

Instagram has announced that users will soon be able to instantaneously translate captions, comments, bios and more within its applications with a tap of a button. The feature is set to be released in July 2016.
Mobile

Famed Motorola design lead Jim Wicks is leaving the company

Longtime Motorola design lead Jim Wicks has announced his departure from the company. He's credited with overseeing the design of the Razr, the Droid series of smartphones, and the Moto 360.
Mobile

Google launches Playbook, a guide and news app just for Android developers

Google is out with a new app, but this one is geared toward developers. Playbook is your one-stop guide and newsstand for all things Android. Stay up to date on all the latest and greatest features on Android, and learn how to expand your…
Gaming

SmartBoy turns your Android phone into a GameBoy, buttons and all

Last year's April Fool's Day joke turned into reality, Hyperkin Lab's Smart Boy runs Game Boy cartridges on directly on your smartphone. The software is open source and the company has started taking pre-orders.
Mobile

Google marks concrete dates for Nexus device update life cycle

Google added concrete dates to when Nexus devices will stop receiving Android version updates. For example, the Nexus 5X and 6P are slated to no longer receive Android version updates after September 2017.
Mobile

BlackBerry's NYC pop-up store offers giveaways with every smartphone purchase

Itching to play around with a BlackBerry device? The company is opening a pop-up store in New York, where you can purchase devices like the Priv, Passport, and Leap. You'll also get a free sync pod and case with every smartphone purchase.
Web

Google’s symptom checker is a new way to incorrectly self-diagnose your ailments

Google's launched a new feature on mobile, symptom checker, that helps searchers find useful information about medical maladies and ailments. It's available in the U.S. in English, with additional language support planned.
Gaming

It’s a numbers game! How analytics are turning games into distraction machines

Gaming analytics allow developers to hack your feeble human brain like never before, and highly refined games they’re cranking out with it are more like crack than art.