Android is arguably the most flexible mobile operating system. Period. I'm extremely passionate about helping Android users around world get the most out of their Android devices by writing how-to guides and tutorials.
Most people these days use Android phones and/or tablets often out of necessity rather than as a luxury or as fashion accessories. Android devices do lift a heavy burden off your shoulder, especially for those who are on the go and/or who multitask a lot.
Your Android lets you do multiple tasks on just a very small electronic device — communicate with contacts, organize your contact lists, manage apps, manipulate files, and more. Yet, managing your Android device can also easily get in the way of productivity or efficiency if, for example, you are working at your desktop computer and you need to frequently pick up your phone or tablet to reply to text [...]
The HTC One is an amazing phone; it has a sexy body, shows stunning visuals on an eye- popping display, and is jampacked with a lot of features — one of which is HTC’s BlinkFeed.
What is BlinkFeed and how can you use it to its full potential? In this article, discover how to master BlinkFeed. You’ll find several tips and tricks on using BlinkFeed, including hiding it from your phone’s homescreen. (You can also skip to our video guide at the end of this article.)What is BlinkFeed?
BlinkFeed is an HTC exclusive feature that packs all your favorite content on your homescreen. Very simply, it brings together your online feeds into [...]
The HTC One is a piece of art with its alluring body plus its amazing hardware. On top of that, the HTC One packs a stunning, crystal clear display. Many often want to take screenshots of whatever is showing on the screen. Users capture Android screenshots for various reasons — perhaps to share to others how the screen looks like, or maybe to show off one’s high score in a game, or maybe to save a snapshot of the screen for later use.
Update: Click here to see how to take a screenshot with the HTC One (M8)
Whichever your reason is, this article will teach you how to take screenshots on the HTC One. For a visual guide, jump to our video tutorial at [...]
Of the many ordinary and extraordinary things that I can do on my Android device, mobile photography is one of my well-loved activities. Taking panoramic images is a walk in the park on my Android phone. I can even create 360-degree photos of my surroundings with the Photo Sphere mode of the Android 4.2 Camera. Yet, there’s a very nifty camera mode that’s not much talked about — High Dynamic Range mode, better known as HDR.
Used appropriately, HDR Mode can produce really awesome photos. On the Web I have seen stunning HDR images that were taken using a DSLR camera and merged through an HDR photo editing tool. Can the HDR feature on Android devices [...]
There are times when I just want to use a specific MP3 music track either as ringtone or as notification alert. On Android generally, this isn’t a hard thing to accomplish. But, on several of Samsung’s recent high-end releases, it’s nearly a walk in the park.
Samsung’s much-celebrated smartphones do have a long list of default ringtones and notification alerts to choose from. You can choose any one of them until you grow weary of it — and when you do, and when you’ve run through all tones on the list, what else do you have left to do? You add your own MP3 to the list, of course.
In this guide, I’ll show you how to set an [...]
We’ve seen a lot of new letters in the Xperia alphabet lately. We previously reviewed some of them, such as the Sony Xperia J, Xperia T, and the Xperia TX. Recently, the Sony Xperia V LT25i came along to join the group. The Xperia V does more than improve Sony’s alphabet letter count. This exciting edition is Sony’s 4G LTE-capable, dust-proof, and water-resistant phone.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 continues to sit in the clouds as one of the most popular Android smartphones, reaching 20 million in global sales just a hundred days after initial release. Its current sales have topped 40 million despite the ongoing patent [...]
iOS versus Android debates have sparked many conversations, arguments, and may even have ended friendships. It is one of those topics we forbid at dinner tables mainly because it turns the food sour. But, at Android Authority, we allow healthy and constructive debates of this kind.
We love Android, but we can’t also deny the fact that Android and iOS each has its own set of features that make one better than the other.
We compared Google Android 4.2.1 (running on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10) with iOS 6.1 (running on the iPhone 5 and the iPad 4) to check just how different these two operating systems are. So, how different are they? In what ways are they [...]
Almost every online citizen abreast with the latest in the mobile technology scene knows that the flavor of Android known as Jelly Bean is the latest and the smoothest to date. But, which Jelly Bean?
Two varieties exist for this sweet treat: Android 4.1 (which debuted with the Google Nexus 7) and Android 4.2 (which came out with the Google Nexus 4 and the Google Nexus 10).
Should you be gravely concerned that the phone that you’re longing to buy runs only Android 4.1? Or, should you just go ahead and buy an Android 4.2 device such as the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10? Which mobile OS version is better? Is it even worth your envy to look at another’s Android [...]
If you’ve flashed a deodexed ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, GT-N8010, and GT-N8013 and can’t wait to customize your tablet, then you can start customizing your tablet by flashing these simple battery indicator mods.
XDA Developers member Darkman_RS created these colorful 1% Battery Indicator mods for the Galaxy Note 10.1. Flashing these mods will change the appearance of the stock battery indicator on your tablet.
There are 4 types of battery mods: a multi-colored battery indicator, 2 varieties of Ice Cream Sandwich battery indicators, and a gray-themed battery indicator. Take note that you must flash a deodexed ROM before you can [...]
Some tablets, such as the Google Nexus 7, don’t have a rear camera. It only has a front camera that allows you to video chat on the tablet. But, in case you really need to take a picture or record video, you can still use the Nexus 7’s front camera as your main camera.
XDA Developers member hillbeast has created a mod that allows you to record 720p video using the Nexus 7’s front camera. Sounds cool, huh? You can use the mod to improve video quality while chatting or when capturing a video. This mod works on any stock ROM. However, if you’re using a CyanogenMod-based ROM, you don’t need to flash this mod because the developer has pushed [...]