HTC Dot View Application Receives Update, Brings Themes and Notification Options

One of the more interesting Android accessories that we have seen over the past year came when HTC introduced the Dot View Case for the One M8. A weird looking accessory that is also strangely functional, it certainly gives the One M8 a distinctive look in comparison to other “smart” cases and covers.

Today, the app that controls the Dot View Case received an update through Google Play that brings a few new features inside.  (more…)

Android L Might Let You Customize Your Quick Settings Drop Down on Official Release

If you have been following our coverage of Android L since its announcement at Google I/O this year, you will already know that we are pretty big fans of the new Quick Settings Panel. The new layout and design of the feature makes it easier to use and looks much better than it has on any version of Android we are running now. The only way we could be bigger fans of the QSP is if we could customize it. Apparently, Google is one step ahead of us.  (more…)

Samsung Announces New Quad-Core Exynos ModAP Processor that Features a Built-In LTE Modem

Unfortunately for the Galaxy Note cult out there, yesterday’s Samsung Exynos announcement was not the new 5433 chipset that we were all hoping for. However, we did get a new quad-core Exynos ModAP chipset that seeks to solve an age-old problem with the Exynos line: LTE capabilities. This new ModAP chip is the first Exynos SoC to have an LTE modem built-in, and should offer more flexibility when it comes to Samsung’s processor line. (more…)

These New Android Minis are Not the Ones We Deserve, But Certainly the Ones We Need (Updated)

Way back in the Summer of 2011, a Heroes and Villains collection of the awesome Dead Zebra Android Minis went on sale. It was one of our favorites, and as Dead Zebra writes on its website today, “every good series deserves a sequel.” Heroes and Villians II features the tag team of BotMan and Super User, teaming up against the forces of evil in Professor Eval() and A/B Tester. We cannot wait for these to drop. (more…)

Plague Inc. Updated With Movie Product Placement, Brings Planet of the Apes Tie-in

If you think like me, you would agree that the premise of the Planet of the Apes movies hinged on a pretty big plot device that allowed the humans to be overrun by apes. 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes offered up an explanation that was a little bit more believable: the human race being attacked by a virulent disease.

With a new Planet of the Apes on the horizon, the popular infection-based strategy game Plague Inc. has cashed in on the hype with its latest update, which allows you to soften up the world so the apes can take over.  (more…)

Report: Samsung Ditching KNOX in Favor of Google Taking Over Android Security

The last news that we heard in regard to KNOX, Samsung’s answer for a secure Android platform, was that it had just gotten approval from the American government for use by government officials. After receiving such a vote of confidence, it looked like KNOX was on its way to being something we could see more of, but today’s report points to Samsung ditching the project all together.  (more…)

LG Smart Keyboard Update Rolling Out to G3 Owners Later This Month

The keyboard that you use with a device may not get a lot of attention, but is still a very important part of your overall user experience. LG is looking to greatly improve experiences of using the keyboard on their already well-designed G3, with a new update that is set to roll out later this month.

This update features a long list of upgrades and enhancements, some of which we have seen on other keyboards, but a few that LG will be proud to offer on their devices.  (more…)