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How does iOS8 change things for Android? Is Apple a bigger threat now?

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 6, 2014
Now that the dust has settled a bit, and we all had time to ponder, how will Android be affected by Apple’s improvements to its platform? Is the new iOS a real threat to Android? What impressed you the most? What do you wish Google had come up with instead of Apple? What annoyed you? Join us in our Friday Debate, sound off in the comments, and vote in our poll.
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Wearable technology & ARM – the next frontier

by: Rob TriggsJune 5, 2014
ARM is already powering the majority of wearables on the market and looks set to solidify its position, through smart products and investment in developers.
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iOS 8 is great news for Android

by: Simon HillJune 4, 2014
Wishing that iOS 8 would fail or trying to dismiss it as a pale imitation, is self-defeating for any Android fan. Who else is going to drive Google to do better things? Microsoft? BlackBerry? Seriously?
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Zilta rethinks the Android smartphone with focus on usability

by: J. Angelo RacomaJune 3, 2014

Android is a platform known for its flexibility and customizability. But while many would prefer to have their choice of user interfaces and applications, some would rather focus on key functionalities, such as being able to call, text, email and browse the web.

These major functionalities are sometimes buried within layers of apps and UI add-ons, and smartphones tend to have a higher learning curve than, say, feature phones. When accessibility is key, it should not take a user dozens of taps just to access an oft-used feature.

This is the ethos of Zilta, an Irish startup that is focusing on re-designing the Android user experience from ground up. Initially [...]

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The challenges of making an Android Wear app

by: Edgar CervantesJune 3, 2014
For Android Wear to take off we need developer support. What is Google doing to make the process enjoyable for them? We have a testament of the experience!
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The best music streaming services for Android compared

by: Simon HillJune 3, 2014
Check out our roundup of the best music streaming services and apps on Android. We run through the pros and cons of the major free and premium options in the Play Store.
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The fall and rise of the MicroSD card

by: Adam KoueiderJune 1, 2014
Loved by many, but disliked by the one in charge, the microSD card has had a rocky relationship with Android. While maintaining its presence on all Samsung flagship smartphones, the popularity MicroSD slot has fallen a little over the past two years only to return in this year's flagship smartphones from Sony, LG, HTC and Samsung.
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Contract smartphone plans vs no-contract: pros and cons

by: Andrew GrushMay 30, 2014
More folks have begun switching to prepaid in the United States, finding its a way to get great service at a much cheaper price. Thanks to Tmo, we've also seen the growth of no-contract postpaid. So how do contract vs no-contract options compare?
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Would you buy the LG G3? Is it everything you hoped it would be?

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 30, 2014
The LG G3 was a bit of a surprise, coming late to a party dominated by devices from Samsung and HTC. But now that it’s here, is it all that you dreamed it would be? Are you impressed with what it offers, or were you hoping for more? What surprised you the most in a good way, and what disappointed you?
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How it works – LG G3’s laser auto focus

by: Rob TriggsMay 29, 2014
The new LG G3 is a feature packed smartphone, which includes an industry first - a laser sensor auto focus camera. We take a look at how it works.
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