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1 month ago

Audible's Channels offer short audio programs for members

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Amazon-owned Audible has launched a beta version of its new Channels feature. Channels offer those with an Audible membership unlimited listening to short programs across a wide variety of subjects and themes, such as news, politics, fiction, relationships, and more. In addition to broad areas, Channels also feature content from a group of parters like Charlie Rose and Forbes.

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1 month ago

Sony rolling out Marshmallow to select versions of the Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact

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It looks like Sony is rolling out its Marshmallow update to select versions of the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact. Specifically, it appears that the update is arriving for the D6503 version of the Z2, the D6603 Z3, and the D5803 Z3 Compact.

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1 month ago

Cyanogen OS 13 brings Marshmallow to the OnePlus One

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OnePlus has now confirmed that Cyanogen OS 13, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, will begin rolling out to the OnePlus One via an over-the-air update imminently.

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1 month ago

LG V10 on T-Mobile should get its Marshmallow update next week

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LG V10 owners on T-Mobile should get ready, because Marshmallow should be coming your way soon. According to the Un-carrier's Senior Product Manager Des Smith, Marshmallow should arrive on the phone beginning next week.

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1 month ago

T-Mobile to shutter Mobile Money prepaid debit card program on July 27

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T-Mobile is set to kill Mobile Money, the prepaid debit card program that the Un-carrier launched in early 2014.

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1 month ago

Marvel's Avengers Academy — A 30 day followup

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Marvel lets you build your own Academy and it's a ton of fun.

I got caught up in Avengers Academy almost as soon as it came out. When I sat down to write about it, it had only been available for a few days though so there hadn't been much time to really delve in and decide if this was a game I could enjoy in the long haul. There were some serious questions about whether the in-app purchases were too steep, and whether the game expected you to grind through quests in order to level up.

Here's where I am 30 days later.

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1 month ago

Outlook on Android adds Facebook, Evernote and Wunderlist support for calendar events

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Microsoft is adding support for third-party apps to its calendar feature in Outlook for Android. The feature is launching with the ability to add content from apps like Facebook, Evernote and Wunderlist to an Outlook calendar.

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1 month ago

Facebook Messenger makes it easier to connect with the other 900 million users

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Facebook Messenger is adding some new connection features, even as its user base continues to increase. The company announced that the chat service now has over 900 million monthly users worldwide.

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1 month ago

Twitch broadcasts can now stream directly to BlueStacks, and vice versa

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Twitch broadcasts are now able to stream directly to BlueStacks, and you will also be able to stream from BlueStacks through Twitch. The two companies are working together to make it easier for gamers to broadcast what they are playing, and make it easier for people to watch those broadcasts.

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1 month ago

Official Reddit app for Android is finally available

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Reddit Android official screenshot

The official Reddit app for Android is finally here. This app was built in-house by the Reddit team, and will offer a fast experience that has you in mind. With over 200 million people using the service, and half of them browsing from mobile phones, the team wanted to make sure they built a fast app that presented a richer content experience, and the ease-of-browsing you deserve.

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1 month ago

YouTube Gaming is now streaming in India

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YouTube Gaming is now available in India. The service lets you stay up to date with your favorite games, with easy access to trailers, gameplay videos, walkthroughs, and much more. You'll also be able to tune in to live streams of game conferences like E3, Gamescom, and PAX.

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1 month ago

The best podcast apps for Android

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Get the very best podcast experience with these great apps

While we usually think of our mobile devices as great for listening to music of all kinds, increasingly our Android phones and tablets are being used for listening to podcasts as well. We produce a bunch of them here at Mobile Nations, and the popularity and scale of the podcast continues to grow. But just as is the case with music player apps, not all podcast players are created equally.

Thankfully Android is blessed with a strong selection of podcast apps to choose from, but there are some more worth your time – and money – than others. So, head on past the break to see the top podcast apps for Android. And once you've chosen, why not subscribe to the Android Central podcast and join us each week for a listen!

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1 month ago

Android N Developer Preview might expand to non-Nexus phones

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While the current Android N Developer Preview is restricted to Google's own Nexus phones (just as in years past), Google may be looking to expand testing to OEM partner phones as well.

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1 month ago

Huawei announces the P9 and P9 Plus with dual Leica cameras

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Huawei P9 and P9 plus

Huawei is betting a partnership with Leica will help their new cameras stand out in the crowd.

Dual-lens smartphones have been a hot topic over the last couple of months, and Huawei is hot on LG's heels with an impressive pair of new smartphones to show off exactly that. To help drive these selling points home, Huawei has stamped the Leica brand on the back of the phone and offered up some Leica-styled imaging modes in software. Dubbed the P9 and P9 plus, Huawei's new phones aim to demonstrate the company's design and engineering prowess side by side with the ability to do something unique and impactful with smartphone photography.

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1 month ago

Latest Facebook update is all about live video

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Facebook is going all-in on the current live video trend. It is rolling out a new update to its Android and iOS apps that adds new ways to livestream video from the social network, along with additional ways to share and interact with those videos.

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