Tag: android

New feature in Microsoft Excel app for Android turns photos of data tables into spreadsheets

Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference kicked off today in Orlando, bringing with it a number of product announcements primarily directed at IT and enterprise customers. However, there are a few updates that are also of interest to Android Police readers, including a new Excel app feature that turns a picture of a data table into a […]

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25 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Article Contents Welcome to the final full week of September. Let’s take a look through some app sales for this fine Monday. Enjoy browsing through what’s on offer today and be sure to pop back around on Wednesday for more. Today’s app sales roundup is sponsored by Keepsafe Unlisted, a service that lets you set up […]

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30 best new Android games released this week including Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Flipflop Solitaire, and Phantomgate : The Last Valkyrie

Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have the long-awaited sequel to Life is Strange, an awesome take on solitaire card games, and an enjoyable platforming RPG with plenty […]

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The first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, was announced 10 years ago today

On this fateful day ten years ago, Google, T-Mobile, and HTC joined forces to announce the T-Mobile G1. It would go on to launch internationally as the HTC Dream, but this piece of hardware was the first way consumers could experience the Android platform. The G1 was far from perfect, even by the standards of […]

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10 features from other ROMs, skins, and platforms we’d like to see in stock Android

Stock Android has improved massively over the years, receiving plenty of polish and functionality since its launch roughly a decade ago. In the beginning, we didn’t have copy and paste, multi-touch, or even Wi-Fi tethering. Despite how far it’s come, there are plenty of cool features in ROMs, Android skins, and rival platforms we’d like […]

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41 temporarily free and 73 on-sale apps and games for the weekend

Article Contents What’s this? An app sales roundup on a Saturday? Say it isn’t so! All joking aside, yes, I missed yesterday’s regularly-scheduled list due to… well, I forgot, okay? Anyway, to make up for it, I took some time on a Saturday morning to get this out for you all. It’s quite a selection, […]

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Stung by hacks, the Democratic National Committee is switching from Android to iPhones

Bob Lord, chief information officer of the Democratic National Committee, swears this is not a “religious debate.” But after the alleged hacks of its systems during the 2016 presidential campaign and the possibility that bad actors could try something similar again for the midterms, the DNC has decided to promote the usage of iPhones across […]

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OxygenOS 9.0 brings Pie to the OnePlus 6, includes UI changes, battery improvements, and more

Not long after the first Open Beta, OnePlus is pushing out Android 9 Pie to its latest flagship on the stable channel. This means that it gets the latest UI changes, battery improvements, as well as some other OxygenOS stuff like accent color customization and Gaming Mode 3.0. This is exciting news for OnePlus 6 […]

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Samsung announces the Galaxy A7 with three rear cameras, coming first to Europe and Asia

Samsung just announced the new Galaxy A7, which is coming to Europe and Asia first and other markets at some point down the line. It sports a triple rear camera setup, a Super AMOLED display, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, as well as other “must have features.” And it sure is pretty in blue. Here […]

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New Ghostery Browser arrives with improved speed, ad blocking, and other privacy features [APK Download]

Some of you might know Ghostery as a handy Chrome extension/Firefox add-on that blocks trackers on websites. What I forgot, though, was that there was also a mobile browser for Android and iOS and it’s been around for quite some time. It just got an overhaul yesterday, complete with some enhanced privacy features if you’re […]

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Xiaomi adds Mi 8 Lite and Pro to the increasingly crowded Mi 8 family

Article Contents Xiaomi is looking to really flesh out the Mi 8 family. Joining the regularly-named one, the Explorer Edition, and the SE, the Chinese manufacturer announced the Mi 8 Lite and Pro. Yes, that means that we have five different versions now. But as always, both of these new phones pack insane value. #Mi8Lite […]

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Dead Zebra’s new mooncake Android Minis celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

Dead Zebra has a brand new Android Mini set for the commemorative collectors out there, and this one looks especially delicious. Dead Zebra’s newest Minis are just in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival, a harvest celebration primarily celebrated in China and Vietnam. The mooncake, usually filled with red bean or lotus seed paste, is a […]

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25 temporarily free and 40 on-sale apps and games, including Baldur’s Gate II and several Herocraft titles

Article Contents Welcome to Wednesday and another round of Android Police’s thrice-weekly app sales roundups. Today’s list is quite respectable and includes some very notable games, including the excellent Baldur’s Gate II and several titles by developer Herocraft, such as Majesty. You’ll find those in bold below. Free Apps Baby Piano $1.99 -> Free; Sale […]

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Google just struck a deal with a major auto alliance to run Android on millions of future cars

Google’s been at work on infiltrating the automotive industry for a long time. It’s managed to wedge its foot firmly in the door with Android Auto, which runs on a wide range of in-market cars from popular brands — but that was never the ultimate goal. After all, Android Auto essentially just mirrors features from […]

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The iPhone XS and XS Max just destroyed the iPhone X – and every Android phone – in benchmarks

The first iPhone XS and XS Max reviews are out, which means the first official benchmarks are also available, comparing the 7nm A12 Bionic chip to the best chips powering the hottest Android phones in town. Until now, we only saw leaked Geekbench scores for the A12 Bionic, which revealed the iPhone XS, XS Max, […]

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Bouncer limits third-party app permissions using Android Accessibility Services

App permissions are one thing most people give away much too liberally — but what’s the other option, using less apps? Trying to remember to manually toggle off permissions for certain apps after using them? Sounds like a lot of work. Turns out, there’s an app for that (or at least one currently in beta), […]

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41 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games to begin the week

Article Contents We’re over halfway through September already, which is somewhat difficult to believe. Anyway, we have quite a list to start off the week, so let’s get to it. Free Apps Autoroid – Automation Device Settings $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days QR Code Scanner Pro(No Ads) – Fastest Scanner App $1.99 […]

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[Deal Alert] Prime Exclusive LG Stylo 4 down to $210 ($40 off)

If you need a cheap phone, then this deal might be for you. Amazon has the Prime Exclusive LG Stylo 4 for just $209.99 right now, making for a nice $40 in savings (despite what the product page says, it’s been $249.99 for a few months now). LG’s Stylo 4 is an unlocked budget phone […]

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16 best new Android games released this week including Chaos Reborn: Adventures, Vampire’s Fall: Origins, and Paper.io 2

Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live on the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have a fantastic port of a popular strategy RPG, a completely free CRPG with great art and classic turn-based gameplay, and a […]

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OnePlus 6 Open Beta 3 brings new Assistant launch method, Switch improvements, and more

OnePlus is pushing out Open Beta updates for its latest flagship quickly. The phone is already on its third version (we skipped the last one since it was rather boring), this time with more improvements across the board, plus some new features. OnePlus Switch is getting some refinements, Parallel Apps is expanding to include more […]

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