News & Reviews: Android
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2020
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that dark mode is increasingly getting popular over the months, Instagram has it, so as WhatsApp and Facebook will have its own soon (third-party or lite version doesn't count). Now it seems that Android users will be getting dark mode too on some Google apps, which are the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
Last Updated: Jul 04, 2020
Often, people don't realise that something they use could be improved until it improves. And it seems that Chrome for Android could be getting a permanent upgrade next year. Sources claim that Google plans to permanently transition to 64-bit apps for Android devices, with the Android version of Chrome one of those that will be improved.
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2020
Update - This list has been updated with the global version as the previous one was exclusive to the China market, some of the phones from the old list aren't available outside of China
Can you believe it? We are already in July and it has been a bizarre year for all of us. Despite that, the smartphone industry still continues to strive for perfection and AnTuTu just posted the Top 10 Best Performing Android Smartphones of June 2020 (globally) so far.
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2020
Way back in March, Google confirmed that it's hard at work on the Nearby Sharing feature. As you may know, this is Google's answer to Apple's AirDrop feature. The company has now confirmed that the feature is now in beta and users who are interested can try it out.
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Earlier this month rumours that SNK is working on new games for the Metal Slug series appeared. It's said that one of them would be a mobile game with card elements, but there's another Metal Slug mobile game that is still in development. We finally know more about it now that Tencent Games has revealed the trailer for Metal Slug Code: J.
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2020
A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Facebook was working on dark mode for Android and iOS. That's not too surprising, considering that we got dark mode for the desktop version in early May, so the mobile version was just a matter of time. Now, sources are claiming that Facebook has already begun testing dark mode for mobile.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2020
Nostalgia often works when it comes to games, so many developers have been taking advantage of this in recent years. Take the upcoming Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered, which is a going to be playable on mobile and consoles later this year. In the latest trailer, it was also revealed that the game will be free-to-try.
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2020
Photographs are akin to memories, as they are often taken at places we visit or of people we know. These photos are usually stored online these days so that we can have it all in one place and reminisce from time to time. So, Google decided that redesign its Google Photos app, giving it a focus on helping users relive their memories.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020
So some of you might already know, but there was a new Pokemon announcement that a new game was in development. Pokefans were hoping for a Diamond/Pearl remake but turned out it was Pokemon United, a MOBA version for the Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. Yes, it is cross-platform and yes, nobody was asking for it, but it makes sense from a business point of view.
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020
When it comes to an anti-virus program, Windows Defender is often shelved to the back replaced by more favourable anti-virus programs (Avast, Avira, and others). While that may sound like a sad situation, the team behind the program probably aren't affected at all and they are excited to showcase a public preview of Microsoft Defense ATP for Android phones.