Google Now on Ice Cream Sandwich
How to Install Google Now on Ice Cream Sandwich
Learn how you can install Google Now on your non-Jelly Bean smartphone or tablet. (Updated with video!)
How to Remove the Persistent Search Bar from Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean
If you don’t like looking at that Google search bar that’s always sitting across the top of your screen and you’re using Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean, there are various ways of going about removing it. Let’s dive right in!
Android Multitasking Is (Still) A Half-Baked Ripoff
The hobbled nature and halfhearted implementation of Android’s card-based multitasking severely impairs the usefulness of what could be -and, in another life, what was- a compelling, awesome feature.
Samsung Galaxy S III Review (Sprint)
It may be tacky, but Samsung hits the nail right on the head with the Galaxy S III’s marketing tagline. Especially for Sprint customers, “the next big thing” is indeed here.
Max Payne Mobile for Android Now Available In the Play Store
Don’t worry, it is now available, as Max Payne Mobile makes its way to the Google Play Store.
Samsung S Voice
One Day With S-Voice Was Enough
Until a few days ago, I’d never used one of these latest-generation voice command applications. S Voice has been my only exposure to this brave new world of vocally-powered control. While I was mildly impressed at how many corners of the phone could feel the warm touch of S Voice, I didn’t feel a compelling need to explore many of them. And when I did, the lackluster performance of the app reminded me why I just stick to tapping and swiping most of the time.
A Look At “Smart Stay” on the Galaxy S III
Smart Stay was one of the first features I wanted to test when my Galaxy S III arrived. The prospect of a phone that watched you to make sure you were looking at it, like some kind of attention-starved sibling or modern-age tamagotchi, was oddly appealing to me. Now that I’ve spent a few days with a Galaxy S III, I have enough usage experience to offer some opinions on the Little Phone That Watches Me.
Force GPU Rendering
What is Force GPU Rendering in Ice Cream Sandwich?
When Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was announced we were told that,…
The iPod-Free Life: Android Phone As Media Player
Something interesting happened to me early this year: I started hating my iPod. So when it decayed to the point where even the music player app wouldn’t stay running long enough to play a single album without crashing, I knew it was time to think about returning to a one-device lifestyle. For that, I chose an Android phone.
Why People Love Android
Before we dive too deep (after all, love is such a strong…
Android Guy Weekly: NFC and Spare Batteries, How Does it Work?
With the NFC-enabled Google Wallet app arriving on more devices, more phones…
Acer Outs App To Help Update the Iconia Tab A500/501 To ICS
The official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Acer Iconia Tab A500…
Android: Why Don’t You Use the Back Button Properly?
If you’ve used an Android-powered smartphone or tablet for any length of…
Notification LEDs Are A Dead Art
We’ve talked before about notifications being the essence of a mobile device.…
Sony Xperia S Review
Sony’s Xperia line has always been about refining. Back in 2008, their…
Custom Android 4.0.3 Alpha ROM Released for the Nokia N9
Those (many) who complained or felt a bit bitter about Nokia turning…
Samsung Announces Ice Cream Sandwich For Some (Not All) Tablets
In a post on their Facebook page Samsung was “thrilled” to announce…
Is Sony Really Working On An Xperia Play 2?
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play was a real gamble — which is…
Ice Cream Sandwich ROM Leaked For Samsung GT-I9220 Galaxy Note
The Samsung Galaxy Note goes by the model number GT-N7000 but the…
Apple iPad Sells Much Better In South Korea Than Samsung Tablets
Apple is still dominating the tablet market though Android-powered slates are starting…
Acer Iconia Tab A200 Getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich Update
The Acer Iconia Tab A200 — which is available since last month…
CyanogenMod 9 Released For LG Optimus 2X, T-Mobile G2X
The T-Mobile G2X (LG P999) and its international version, the LG Optimus…
HTC Flyer Tablet To Get Ice Cream Sandwich Update This Quarter?
At the beginning of December HTC rolled-out the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update…
Google Wallet: Secure element not responding
Google Wallet’s Secure Element Not Responding Error Explained
Google Wallet is an app that lets you use your NFC-enable Android-powered…
CyanogenMod 9 Launcher Trebuchet Available Early
Back at the start of December, Cyanogen posted a message detailing some…