Facebook has a new children-friendly instant messaging app available as a preview on US iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, aptly named Messenger Kids.
Universally criticized for mediocre camera performance, the first-gen Essential Phone continues to get better. And yes, there will be a second-gen handset.
Google Play's US Best of 2017 lists include Super Mario Run in the lead in the new game category, and Photo Editor as the year's most popular new app.
You can find Wi-Fi hotspots near you and completely cut out any data use from certain apps or all of them. Perfect for those without unlimited data plans.
You can get a number of "premium" Android games at up to 80 percent off from Google Play, as well as free Play Music and heavily discounted books.
Tenants have appeared in a new category set up on the Google Play Store that look to push Android Instant Apps forward with a quick demo.
If you want to discover lesser-known high-quality mobile apps and games, as well as remember the heavyweights, check out the new Android Excellence lists.
Why would anyone want to voluntarily give up precious screen real estate on their Android devices? To spoof the iPhone X, of course.
But it's not anything like the Lumia Camera app that Windows Phone fans have been favoring with good reason. It's much a mundane rite.
Google Assistant, Sense Companion and now, Amazon Alexa. The U11 has access to all three and they can be had in a squeeze.
There's this particular little bit of the experience that has particularly bugged those who need to dip into their app drawer that has been paved over.
It's more of a formality than anything, as it's unlikely to impact many users, but for what it's worth, the Play Store-preceding Android Market is dead.
Forget Google Assistant, Jen Taylor has a much better voice! But Microsoft has been honing this product for iOS and Android under our eyes...
The progress is slow in getting Chrome OS devices to play nicely with Android apps, but with new machines ready to test drive the concept, you may want in.
The installation count for the launcher app, exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL, has rolled over from the 500,000 milestone to 1 million.
You should reserve judgment until downloading it (for free) and taking it for a spin, but Microsoft's Face Swap Android app looks interesting on paper.
Check Point security researchers believe up to a whopping 36.5 million Android devices may have been tainted by Judy adware roaming free in Google Play.
While not exactly a big leap forward for the Galaxy S8's audio experience, Samsung SoundAssistant seems like it can be quite helpful at times.
The second annual edition of the Google Play Awards includes a group of winners just as diverse and eclectic as the first, from Hearthstone to Woorld.
But a bigger story tells that this pivotal product won't be firing on all cylinders thanks to challenges posed with Android app integration on Chrome OS.
Android Device Manager helped you manage your Android device. But you mostly used it to find your device first and then freak out once it was truly missing.
Two major categories of improvements have been introduced: Fluid Experiences and Vitals. And you get to try them out through the Android Beta Program.
The company is upping its DRM game through a Google solution, but some users can still get around this detection. Will it change over time?