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2 weeks ago

Lara Croft GO will combine tomb raiding with puzzles for mobile gamers

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Lara Croft GO is coming to mobile devices later this year in a turn-based puzzle game.

Lara Croft, the adventurer at the center of the Tomb Raider game franchise, is no stranger to mobile devices. Today, publisher Square Enix announced plans to release Lara Croft GO, and by the looks of the game's trailer, this will be a very different experience compared to past games in the series.

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2 weeks ago

Fallout Shelter game is coming to Android to help you build your own nuclear vault

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Android owners will be able to enjoy vault life with the upcoming release of the Fallout Shelter game.

Bethesda Softworks released Fallout Shelter this week for iOS, which is a mobile spin-off of its satirical Fallout post-apocalyptic game series. Now the publisher has confirmed the game is heading to Android devices as well.

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2 weeks ago

HTC begins testing promotions within its BlinkFeed app in select markets

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HTC has announced that users in select markets will begin to see promotions appearing inside the BlinkFeed app, as the company tries something new.

Users in the US, UK, Germany, Taiwan, and China may begin to see a limited number of promotions appear within the BlinkFeed app, as HTC rolls out a new pilot program. These promotions will look just like a normal BlinkFeed post, as they are native ads, and HTC hopes to deliver content that will be useful.

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2 weeks ago

Eight things to know about the NVIDIA Shield Android TV

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NVIDIA Shield Android TV

The Shield is the most exciting box in the Android TV space to date, and there's a lot to learn about it.

Before the Shield Android TV was announced the crop of boxes vying for a space in your entertainment center were pretty basic, and don't leave much to learn either before or after you buy one. There's a bit more going on here with this $199 Android TV choice, from gaming potential to ports, power and capabilities, it takes a bit more to wrap your head around everything the Shield has to offer.

We have eight things you should know about the Shield Android TV, whether you're still thinking about picking one up or already have it home and hooked up.

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2 weeks ago

Transferring files to your Android device just got even easier thanks to Portal by Pushbullet

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Portal is a new app from the team behind Pushbullet, which makes transferring files to your Android device extremely easy.

With a large update for Pushbullet in the works, the company has just released a new app which aims to make file transfers even easier. Portal is the latest app from the Pushbullet team, and it allows users to connect their phones to their computer through a Wi-Fi connection, and transfer pictures, files, and music to the device.

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2 weeks ago

The Washington Post brings an exclusive update to the Amazon Appstore, includes six months of free access

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The Washington Post has made its new app experience available to all Android phones and tablets exclusively through the Amazon Appstore.

The Washington Post has announced that its app, launched late last year for Amazon's Fire tablets, has been updated for all Android devices. Android users hoping to use the new experience can get it exclusively from Amazon's Appstore.

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2 weeks ago

Motorola brings steep savings to the Moto X and Nexus 6 during its UK Summer Sale

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Motorola has announced a new Summer Sale for the UK that will offer some rather large savings on the Moto X and Nexus 6.

Motorola's Summer Sale will run from June 17 to June 30, giving UK customers plenty of time to take part in these great savings. Included in Motorola's latest sale for the UK is steep savings on both the Moto X and Nexus 6.

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2 weeks ago

Cortana for Android beta to launch in July for your digital assistant needs

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Android owners will be able to download a beta version of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant sometime in July.

Microsoft has already announced that its Cortana digital assistant is coming to Android. Now the company has revealed that a beta version of the Cortana app will be available for Android users sometime in July.

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2 weeks ago

Twitter starts rolling out autoplay videos on the web, coming to Android soon

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Twitter is currently rolling out autoplay for videos on the web, and will updated its official Android app with the feature soon.

Twitter has announced that video ads, Vines, and GIFs will now be able to play automatically inside tweets. The feature is currently rolling out on both the web, and will make its way to the company's official Android app soon. While videos will automatically play, they will do so silently, requiring a tap to turn on sound.

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2 weeks ago

Grab a 16GB Moto X from Republic Wireless for only $299

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Republic Wireless is now selling the 16GB Moto X for $299, after a $50 rebate, including customized devices through Motorola's MotoMaker.

Following Motorola's announcement which gave customers a risk free trial and special price on the Moto X, Republic Wireless has announced a price drop as well. The company has dropped the price from$399 down to only $299 after a $50 rebate.

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2 weeks ago

In pictures: Tech shopping at Taipei's bustling Guanghua markets

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Guanghua Electronic Plaza

Taipei's Guanghua markets — and its newly-opened Syntrend mall — offer up a frenetic tech-buying experience unlike any other.

More than most cities, Taipei is big on technology. The Taiwanese capital is home to major global tech brands like ASUS and D-Link, with the likes of Acer, HTC and Foxconn headquartered close by in neighboring New Taipei City. It's also home to a big competitive gaming scene, and no end of outlets stocking the latest mobile gadgets.

For decades, the sprawling Guanghua market has been the go-to location for consumer electronics in Taipei. In recent years it's been joined by the Guanghua Digital Plaza, and in the past month by the new Syntrend Creative Park. From bustling outdoor marketplaces to polished multi-storey malls, with dedicated stores for most major brands, it's a tech shopping experience like no other.

Join us after the break for a guided tour.

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2 weeks ago

Father's Day Sale: 20% off Android accessories through June 21

Father's Day Sale

Looking for a great way to show the old man some love this year? Or, maybe Dad wants to do some shopping of his own for a brand new case, quick charger or wireless charger. Either way you're in luck, because we're celebrating Dad's big day this entire week by offering 20% off all Android accessories here at ShopAndroid.com.

We've got a wide variety of accessories for the latest and greatest devices including the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, LG G4, Galaxy Note 4 and many more. Load up on your favorite toys, then use coupon code: FATHER15 at checkout to instantly save 20% on everything in your cart. It's that easy!

Don't forget: we offer FREE shipping for all orders over $50 within the continental US, as well as super-fast options for a little extra. Get your orders in soon, because this sale ends Sunday, June 21.

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2 weeks ago

Nokia and LG announce smartphone patent licensing deal

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Nokia and LG Electronics have announced an agreement where the Korean company will license a number of Nokia's smartphone-related patents.

Nokia has announced that it will license a number of its smartphone-related patents to LG Electronics. The patents will cover a range of technologies related to communication over 2G, 3G, and 4G networks.

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2 weeks ago

The new SteelSeries Stratus XL game controller works on Windows and Android games

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Android gamers will soon have a new wireless game controller to check out from SteelSeries, the Stratus XL.

SteelSeries has just revealed plans to launch a new version of its Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller. It supports Bluetooth for controlling games running on both Windows and Android devices.

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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z4 versus Z3+ versus Z4v: What's the difference?

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Xperia Z4v, Z3 plus, Z4

And just like that, Sony has three different flagship Xperia smartphones available.

In Japan, the Sony Xperia Z4 is what you'll find in carrier stores. Over in Europe a very similar phone goes by the name Xperia Z3+. And now in the United States, Verizon and Sony bring us the Xperia Z4v.

So what's the difference between these three, beyond the obvious geographical distinctions. We'll take a quick look after the break.

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