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A Non Exhaustive List of Android Apps Worth Paying For

A Non Exhaustive List of Android Apps Worth Paying For

Between EverythingMe closing shop, QuickPic being sold, ES going to the crapper and Pushbullet suddenly asking $5 a month for the same things you had for free last week, I thought it was a good time to have a conversation about paying for apps. I know that’s not Android’s thing but I’m sure you’re starting to realize that if you […]

 
     
 
 

Use Text-To-Speech to Fly Through Your Reading List

Use Text-To-Speech to Fly Through Your Reading List

As I type this, there are currently 3000 odd articles in my Instapaper queue. Now, I’m not kidding myself. I’ve accepted that I’m never going to get through that list. Pocket Zero is a nice theory and all, but it’s not for me. Still, in those 3000 articles are some gems I really don’t want to miss out on. For […]

     
 
 

Oppo Project Spectrum Offers a “Near Stock” Android Experience for Find 7 and 7a

Oppo Project Spectrum Offers a “Near Stock” Android Experience for Find 7 and 7a    

Oppo has unveiled its first beta version of the near stock Android ROM for the Find 7 and the Find 7a, which will be based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The project has been codenamed “Project Spectrum” and the ROM will be devoid of Oppo’s ColorOS, thus resembling a Vanilla/Stock Android, just like the Nexus. Oppo has however included some features […]

     
 
 

Indian Government Releases an App to Track Electrification of Villages in Real Time

Indian Government Releases an App to Track Electrification of Villages in Real Time

In this digital era it might come as shocking to most of us that a sizable number of villages in India are still un-electrified, which essentially translates into the fact that these villages never had the “Luxury” of using electricity. This report says that as of August 2013, 32,227 villages of India were yet to be provided with electricity access. […]

     
 
 

The “Pure Android is Best” Myth

The “Pure Android is Best” Myth

“What’s so special about it? There are no good photo editing effects and no beauty mode for the selfie camera! And I have to download Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter on it again!” That was the rather plaintive complaint of an acquaintance who had invested in a Nexus device a few days ago. He said he had purchased it because everyone […]

 
     
 
 

Why Android One Flight Failed to Take Off?

Why Android One Flight Failed to Take Off?

Android One was an ambitious project by Google. The company intended to bring sub $100 smartphones with specifications that would provide decent performance and fast over-the-air updates to the latest version of Android directly from Google. Android One targeted emerging countries and had made its debut in India. The idea was to team up with local manufacturers and create devices. […]

 
     
 
 

10 Best Android Apps & Games This Week [October 26th]

10 Best Android Apps & Games This Week [October 26th]    

Every day there are dozens of apps and games being submitted to the Google Play Store. And once per week we take a look back and pick some that we consider to be among the best. If you missed the previous edition, you can still have a look at it to find there some great new titles. As for the […]

     
 
 

Did Google Just Declare Android Civil War with its “Premium Nexus”?

Did Google Just Declare Android Civil War with its “Premium Nexus”?

The launch in India of the new Nexus devices, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X saw the use of a word that has generally not been associated with the range. Premium. Google India managing director Rajan Anandan and Global Director of Chrome and Android Marketing, David Shapiro, used the word time and again, especially while referring to the more […]

 
     
 
 

10 Best Android Apps & Games This Week [October 5th]

10 Best Android Apps & Games This Week [October 5th]    

A whole new week has started, which means it’s that for that moment that hunters of new Android apps and games have been looking for. Our newest roundup with some of the best new Android apps and games is here, so let’s have a look at all the new goodies. Do check out the previous edition, as well, in case […]

     
 
 

You can now Block Specific Email Addresses and Unsubscribe from Newsletters in Gmail

You can now Block Specific Email Addresses and Unsubscribe from Newsletters in Gmail

There are millions out there who rely on Gmail as their main email client, and I’m sure that for many out there, including myself, it is an essential tool in our daily activities. So it is Google’s responsibility to make sure their product is getting frequent and useful updates. And such seems to be the case with this fresh announcement. Google […]