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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean For HTC One

Word has it that the HTC One has finally received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, which is in line with the rumors that we heard of at the end of last month. This particular update weighs in at slightly more than 400MB, and will be made available to carrier-free HTC One smartphones worldwide. I...

Skype For Android Lockscreen Bypass

When it comes to the digital world, you can say that there are no guarantees in terms of security, although certain measures and best practices can be applied to minimize the risk of a security breach. Users who love to Skype over their Android-powered devices might want to take note that there is t...

Get Android 4.2.2 On Your PC In 10 Steps

Did you know that you could run Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 software on your actual PC. Learn2crack has made an easy tutorial which allows users to install the mobile operating system on your PC and tweak it, install apps and do basically whatever you want with it. Please note though that proceeding to...

HTC One mini listing shows up on GFXBench web site, confirms long-rumored specs

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a bunch of new info pop up about the upcoming HTC One mini, a downsized version of the flagship HTC One. We’ve named it as one of several Android devices worth waiting out for, and for good reason. The rumored specs are really not that bad, and a rece...

Google Glass Records for the First Time in History an IRL Fight and the Following Arrest by Cops

I don't know if the title is very clear for you, but the general idea is that a cool dude, actually an independent film maker, wearing Google Glass, managed to record a fight and the police arresting the perpetrator, for the first time in history. As you can see, you are reading history in the mak...

Weekly News Roundup #10 – India

Note: Due to unavoidable circumstances, there was no Indian weekly news roundup last week. Today’s feature will include top news from the previous week as well.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the mobile world in India. India has now taken over from Japan as the third largest smar...

Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn't Care!

If you're an Internet enthusiast like I am, you must know about Adblock Plus, an excellent tool for blocking unwanted scripts, pop-ups and annoying commercials running on your favorite websites. To me, a web addict, Adblock Plus is the best invention, since baby wipes. And being a free app is eve...

Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

The HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has apparently been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG. According to the available documentation, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G has received certification on July 5, with the application having been filed on June 18. PN071 is the model number ...

Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn’t Care!

If you're an Internet enthusiast like I am, you must know about Adblock Plus, an excellent tool for blocking unwanted scripts, pop-ups and annoying commercials running on your favorite websites. To me, a web addict, Adblock Plus is the best invention, since baby wipes. And being a free app is eve...

Purported Moto X shown in new images; phone reportedly not coming on July 10-11

Images showing alleged Moto X phone components (specifically the front and back panels of the handset) have hit the web, ahead of the phone’s announcement. At the same time, a new report is now claiming that the phone won’t be introduced later this week, as previously rumored. While th...

White Motorola Droid Ultra alleged photo shows up

An alleged image of the Motorola Droid Ultra has hit the web well ahead of the phone’s official announcement. After just seeing a picture reportedly showing the new Droid MAXX, we’re now looking at the white version of the Droid Ultra, at least according to xda-developers user xavierk75. Howeve...

AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, July 7, 2013

This week, we’ve learned more details about the upcoming LG G2, Motorola teased the Moto X, the Galaxy S4 reached a sales milestone, HTC broke the hearts of One S users, and we got some interesting news about the Android 4.3. LG G2: tantalizing rumors LG is expected to stage a soft launch of its ...

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, this week: Sony Xperia J

Welcome to the very first episode of our new show called: The Sunday Giveaway! Each and every Sunday we will give away an Android phone, tablet or other cool product. To start the sunday giveaway off this week we will be giving away a Sony Xperia J Android phone. Sony Xperia J Quick Specs 1 GHz Qu...

Google pays AdBlock Plus not to block its ads

Ever look for an ad filtering browser plugin to keep annoying, obtrusive advertisements off of your computer screen? Chances are you ended up installing Adblock Plus, a free product with millions of users. What you probably didn’t know, though, is that Adblock doesn’t function as indiscriminate...

AA Asks: Would you buy Android Authority Gear?

Welcome to the very first edition of a series we call AA Asks! It’s where we ask you, our loyal viewers and fans, about questions we have, so we can create a better site for you. Android Authority exists only because of you, our fans. We work everyday around the clock to provide great video, ...

(Don't) Get Lost!: Best Free Offline Map Apps for Android

There are a number of reasons why offline maps are a good addition to your smartphone arsenal. For starters, you can't always rely on network access or Wi-Fi. Usually when you want maps, you've found yourself in an area you're not so familiar with which may also have poor reception or...

MOGA Pro Controller Revolutionizes Mobile Gaming on Android

The new Moga Pro controller from Moga Anywhere has generated quite a lot of buzz in the tech and gaming community recently. Many have hailed the new controller to be perhaps the best Android controller out right now and rightly so. The controller has a clip that folds out of the actual pad and can c...

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: By the numbers

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has held its own against some stiff competition in the past, but with its successor still a few months away, a rather large shadow has loomed upon it. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra might just be the Galaxy Note 2’s biggest competitor yet, and in more ways than one. So after pi...

Motorola Droid Maxx Photo Leaked

Thanks to the well known industry insider evLeaks, we know have what it appears to be a final photo of the Motorola Droid Maxx. Judging from the leaked picture, it looks like the Android running smartphone features capacitive buttons and a Kevlar back panel. After Google acquired Motorola, they s...

More info on upcoming Nexus 7

Google is set to release the second version of its groundbreaking Nexus 7 in the coming weeks. The tablet is set to continue to try monetize users through the content available through the Google Play Store. A source of ASUS and a recent Bluetooth SIG listing recently fueled rumours about the specs ...

2013 Is The Year of the Smartwatch?

If you take a look at all major players in the IT Industry, one pattern is very clear : almost each and everyone of them is working on or planning to build a smartwatch, sooner rather than later. The smartwatch seems to be the next hype in wearable technology, along with Google Glass. Taking into...

Astrid announces that it’s shutting down on August 5

It’s been two months since Yahoo announced its acquisition of popular task management service Astrid, and like after every acquisition by a major company, we began to wonder when Astrid would find itself on the chopping block. Astrid’s doomsday has finally been set after emails began to roll ou...

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit in...

HP Slate 7 price drop: competitive edge or staving off failure?

The HP Slate 7 was built for a very specific purpose and that was to compete in the cheap Android tablet market. When it first came out, it was worth $169 and, according to our own Josh Vergara, you’re essentially getting what you pay for. Is it anything groundbreaking? Definitely not, but fo...

Jay-Z Android App Cloned By Hackers

Hackers have managed to clone the app for the collaboration between electronics giant Samsung and rapper Jay-Z. The app which was intended to promote the rapper's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail and also provide exclusive content for the Samsung Galaxy range of mobile phones was released o...

Paul O’Brien working on one click Switch between stock Android and Sense 5 for HTC One

Famed Android developer Paul O’Brien is working on a project called Switch, which would allow HTC One users to quickly switch from AOSP Android to Sense 5, and back. Dual booting, or having two separate operating systems on one device, has been the dream of many users torn between the clean and s...

HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update now rolling out in Europe

The HTC One might have launched with the slightly outdated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but at least HTC is fulfilling its promise to update the HTC One to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (unlike another one of its smartphones). After the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update began rolling out in Taiwan a few days ago...

Goats, Ninjas, and a bunch of apples grace Samsung’s new commercial

Samsung has been known to have some pretty quirky marketing strategies and its latest commercial doesn't break away from tradition. In this latest commercial for the Galaxy S4 out of Iceland, Samsung has thrown a whole bunch of things together and has deemed it a commercial. You know what will se...

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