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Hopefully not pixelated: Pixel Launcher

Hopefully not pixelated: Pixel Launcher

Almost every product Google develops gets leaked before it’s official announcement. Same goes for the rumored Pixel devices, probably the alternative to Apple’s iPhones. Now there’s already the homescreen app of these devices available – the Pixel Launcher. Pixel Launcher The Pixel Launcher (originally leaked as Nexus Launcher – but now renamed) is expected to be […]

Google presents the perfect alternative to the Spotlight Search on iOS

Google presents the perfect alternative to the Spotlight Search on iOS

We probably all use our phones often to search for things. We want to get information from the internet and maybe also search on the phone itself, for example for chat messages. Google’s app offers this now too. With the Google app you can now also search for things on your phone, for example in […]

Exclusive interview: James Fenn, developer of several Android apps

Exclusive interview: James Fenn, developer of several Android apps

Welcome to the first exclusive appydroid interview, this time with James Fenn. He’s an student from the US and he’s the developer of Status and several other apps. There’s already one article about one of his apps: Monkey Tester. Enjoy reading the interview! When did you start coding? I got my developer account on Google Play […]

CM 13 seems to run on a 2013 Lumia – Hacker reached the impossible

CM 13 seems to run on a 2013 Lumia – Hacker reached the impossible

When Microsoft bought Nokia some years ago, they wanted to provide a great alternative to Android phones. The wanted to push Windows Mobile through it’s Lumia phones. (But they failed, you know). But there are still a lot of old Windows Phone 8 smartphones, which aren’t getting the Windows 10 update. Triszka Balász has been […]

Icon Pack News #3 – Late-summer updates

Icon Pack News #3 – Late-summer updates

Summer is almost over (at least for me – I have school again) and chilling ended. Many great designers, who create all the great icon packs, which we love, get active again and publish updates. PixBit is just one of the updated icon packs and the designer from Polycon also preview an update. ATTENTION PLEASE: […]

Opera VPN for Android – Is it worth it? ??

Opera VPN for Android – Is it worth it? ??

Opera released a new app for Android: Opera VPN. Mmh I already heard about it?!, you might say now. No, I guess you’ve heard about the release of this app for iOS earlier this year (in may). I’ll tell you if it’s worth it to use this app… What do I get with this app? […]

[Update: Factory Images] Nougat? Out now! Google finally released it! ?

[Update: Factory Images] Nougat? Out now! Google finally released it! ?

It’s a dream for every Android fanboy and fangirl! Android 7.0 Nougat is finally out now and is rolling out for Nexus devices as well as the Pixel C and the General Mobile 4G. But where are the new Nexus devices? There aren’t any! Google isn’t yet realising new Nexus devices and published on it’s website, that […]