Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Google's Android 7.0 Nougat release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully chewy!) FAQ has everything you need to know.

08/23/16

Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

An experimental new Chrome feature shows us how Google could bring its personalized assistant to the desktop in a way that'd make sense.

08/18/16

The problem with Google's new Duo video chat app

The problem with Google's new Duo video chat app

Call me crazy, but this latest effort to reshape our mobile chatting habits sure feels familiar.

08/16/16

20 minutes with the original Motorola Droid: Well, that didn't go as expected

20 minutes with the original Motorola Droid: Well, that didn't go as expected

An attempt to revisit Android's early days presents an interesting challenge.

08/11/16

No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster

No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster

Another day, another overblown Android security scare. Who's ready for a reality check?

08/09/16

Why most people won't use a smartphone iris scanner (a la the Galaxy Note 7's)

Why most people won't use a smartphone iris scanner (a la the Galaxy Note 7's)

A reality check on the latest futuristic fad making its way to mainstream Android devices.

08/04/16

A step back in time: Going back to my 2013 Android phone for perspective

A step back in time: Going back to my 2013 Android phone for perspective

After months of using a Nexus 6P, this writer boldly goes back to the ancient era of 2013 to see what living with a first-gen Moto X feels like today.

08/02/16

My wife's broken Android phone made me strangely happy

My wife's broken Android phone made me strangely happy

A moment of frustration leads to an unlikely epiphany.

07/28/16

How I Use Android: Pujie Black creator Paul Ivan

How I Use Android: Pujie Black creator Paul Ivan

A pioneer in Android Wear development steps into the spotlight to show us how he uses Android himself -- from the wrist to the pocket and beyond.

07/26/16

The most important thing to consider in your next smartphone purchase

The most important thing to consider in your next smartphone purchase

Hint: It has nothing to do with the display or processor -- or even the presence of flashy add-ons.

07/22/16

Motorola has become the Polaroid of Android

Motorola has become the Polaroid of Android

And it won't take much for years of memories to fade.

07/19/16

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Googley Hexagon

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Googley Hexagon

Playful colors and simple shapes take center stage in this easy-to-navigate home screen setup.

07/14/16

The better way to track packages with Android

The better way to track packages with Android

Forget all the half-baked apps and high-maintenance options: If you want to get notified whenever a delivery's on the way, this is the way to do it.

07/12/16

My burning question about Google Home

My burning question about Google Home

An intelligent virtual assistant for your home sure sounds appealing -- until you stop and think about one pesky question.

07/08/16

Why Nexus phones are now the only Android phones I wholeheartedly recommend

Why Nexus phones are now the only Android phones I wholeheartedly recommend

When you look at a phone as more than the sum of its parts, you start to see a sharp contrast within the Android ecosystem.

07/06/16

How I Use Android: Franco.Kernel and Focus creator Francisco Franco

How I Use Android: Franco.Kernel and Focus creator Francisco Franco

One of Android's most eclectic developers walks us through his own personal smartphone setup -- including a surprising admission about his primary device.

06/23/16

Android apps on Chromebooks: Don't expect instant magic

Android apps on Chromebooks: Don't expect instant magic

When it comes to a feature this far-reaching, perspective is everything.

06/21/16

Podcast: Developer confessions with Nova Launcher's Kevin Barry and Action Launcher's Chris Lacy

Podcast: Developer confessions with Nova Launcher's Kevin Barry and Action Launcher's Chris Lacy

Two of Android's most accomplished indie developers discuss the challenges of making a living from the platform -- plus myths vs. realities about the operating system and how Google might surprise us next.

06/17/16

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Chrome Phone

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Chrome Phone

Give your Android home screen a Chrome OS-like makeover with this spiffy custom setup.

06/15/16

U-turns ahead: 10 times Google has flip-flopped with Android

U-turns ahead: 10 times Google has flip-flopped with Android

Has any platform undergone as much back-and-forth change as Android?

06/10/16

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