Trump ditched his Android phone and probably won’t give you his new number

ASHEVILLE, NC - SEPTEMBER 12:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a caller on the other end of the phone line as volunteers man a phone bank prior to a rally on September 12, 2016 at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Trump continues to campaign for his run for president of the United States.(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) Trump’s an unorthodox sort with, by most accounts, a fairly tenuous grasp on modern technologies. Until relatively recently, there was a seemingly open question regarding whether the soon-to-be sworn in leader of the free world ever actually used a computer. But the guy loves his smartphone. Since the campaign, Trump has relied fairly heavily on an Android handset for sending out… Read More

Nintendo’s next mobile game ‘Fire Emblem: Heroes’ will arrive first on Android on February 2

c2ffncouqaaxfs4 Hot off its Switch unveiling late last week, Nintendo is dropping some key details about its next mobile title. Due out on February 2, Fire Emblem: Heroes is the latest in a series of long running tactical role playing titles published by the gaming giant. The title was first announced in April, alongside a new entry in the Animal Crossing series, but both were ultimately pushed back in favor… Read More

Nintendo’s next mobile game ‘Fire Emblem: Heroes’ will arrive first on Android on February 2

c2ffncouqaaxfs4 Hot off its Switch unveiling late last week, Nintendo is dropping some key details about its next mobile title. Due out on February 2, Fire Emblem: Heroes is the latest in a series of long running tactical role playing titles published by the gaming giant. The title was first announced in April, alongside a new entry in the Animal Crossing series, but both were ultimately pushed back in favor… Read More

HMD’s first Nokia smartphone is heading to China

Nokia 6 Nokia fans hankering to get their hands on a new smartphone with their beloved brand name — and without Microsoft’s unloved mobile OS — will need to go to China if they want to buy the first Android-powered from the Finnish phone maker that’s now licensing Nokia’s IP for phones. Read More

The Moto Z gets a Nougat update and Daydream certification

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The last time we checked in on Nougat market share numbers (a little over a week ago), the latest version of Google’s operating system was ranked below Gingerbread in terms of adoption. Slowly but surely the needle is starting to move. A handful of manufacturers have announced updates for their devices in the lead up to the holiday, including both variants of the OnePlus 3. This week… Read More

Google brings Android Auto to the phone

2016-11-07_0927 Earlier this year, Google announced its plans to bring Android Auto, its phone-centric in-car infotainment platform, “to every car” by launching it as a stand-alone Android app, too. It’s taken a while, but the company today launched an update to the Android Auto app for — well — Android that makes good on this promise. Even if your car isn’t Android Auto… Read More

Opera Max update adds privacy tools but annoys some users

Opera Max Opera has rolled out a set of privacy features to its data-saving proxy for Android, Opera Max. It’s now billing it as a “data management and privacy app”. The company previewed the new privacy mode last month, saying it would be starting a gradual rollout — with the feature first available in Samsung’s S Secure mode on the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime… Read More

Indus, the startup building an Android OS for India, targets deals with Chinese OEMs

screenshot-2016-11-04-14-32-07 Indus, the startup developing a localized version of Android for India, is now going after international OEMs after it clinched a deal that will local giant Intex sell smartphones powered by its operating system. Intex has around 10 percent of sales in India, according to data from Counterpoint Research, so landing the firm as a partner will boost Indus’ coverage of India’s… Read More