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Galaxy S4 Sprint & Verizon Models Get Google Play Edition Custom ROMs

It was just last week when we saw the arrival of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition smartphones, and it did not take too long at all before the community decided to flex their programming muscles and put the proverbial thinking caps on to figure out a way to port the Google Play Edition s...

Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story?

According to market analysts, Nokia should take a closer look to Android OS, if they want to survive in an increasingly competitive smartphone market, i.e. Nokia and Android equals love. This idea is not new, there were bets made about Nokia's success with Windows Phone OS (or, more, the lack of)...

Google Glass Update Now Supports Web Browsing, Gmail Messaging and Voice Commands

A new Google Glass Update is now ready for Explorers everywhere and it brings some cool features to those addicted to wearable technology. I hope you know what Google Glass are, if you're a resident of this planet. In case you just woke up from a coma or you're returning from a trip to Mars, well,...

Most of you probably already know of apps like Shazam and SoundHound which recognize music for you. These are complete apps with many functions, some of which you probably will never use. Sound Search for Google Play gets back to the basics and offers you only what you need.(This is a preview - clic...

Best Startup Managers for Disabling Items from System Boot

I think everyone has this problem: you turn on your smartphone, it loads and it seems as if it lags for an eternity. This is because some apps will automatically start up when you turn on your smarpthone. Some of these guilty apps are hiding behind this problem: Flickr, FM-RAdio, Google Maps,...Why ...

A Match Made in Heaven: Europe and the USA Love Samsung and Android!

It's official (again): Samsung and Android dominate smartphone sales. In a report released today, the research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has confirmed the dominance of Samsung and Android in both the USA and the five major European markets. Android takes Apple down in recent sales fig...

Keep an iWatch on Apple's Entry into the Smartwatch Arena

In another forward push, Apple has filed a trademark application for the name 'iWatch' in Japan, fueling rumors the device manufacturer is finally about to enter the smartwatch market. Apple is rumored to be working with Intel on the iWatch, who have confirmed they are developing a smartwa...

How To Fix Galaxy S3 Email Notification Count Problems

Anyone who is a couple of years old can be forgiven if they are unable to count properly, for us humans at least. When it comes to smartphones, however, you could more or less say that it is anathema for a smartphone like the older flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S3, to botch up its email count in...

Samsung Galaxy Beam To Get Out Of Gingerbread Hell Soon?

The Samsung Galaxy Beam, a smartphone that was first unveiled to the masses in 2010 and was followed up by a successor with the same name last year, came with Android 2.3 Gingerbread in tow. The thing is, even the second smartphone with a built-in projector has not gotten a sniff at anything newer t...

Slice and Dice Pixely Monsters in Attack of the Spooklings

We’ve seen Android Games that have you slice fruit and other various objects, but I bet you’ve never sliced a Spookling. No worries, you’ll get to slice up thousands of them in Picaro Games Attack of the Spooklings. Attack of the Spooklings is a slice ‘em up game that puts your fingers to w...

Facebook Introduces Advanced HTTPS as an Anti Surveillance/NSA Measure

As the NSA interceptions scandal continues to grow and new stories about illegal wire tapping emerge day by day, the tech companies are beginning to react to the pressure from the public opinion, for example Facebook just announced that it will introduce Advanced HTTPS in order to minimize, or at ...

Top 5 Free Apps to Make the Most of Summer!

Summer is here and we've compiled 5 of the best free apps to get you out and being awesome in the sun. Whether you want to entertain your friends, yourself, head to exotic locales or stay in your own hood, these apps deliver the best summer has to offer. So get out there and make the most of it...

Ivanovitch Games brings Crazy Bill: Zombie Stars Hotel to Android

Several months back I tried to piece together a series of gaming articles with a “Coming Soon” theme. It didn’t work out quite like I’d hoped as release dates change constantly, and we just never had enough time to work them in. One of the games left out in the cold was Crazy Bill: Zombie St...

The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 30, 2013

A lot of great Indies found their way to Google Play last week, and a few of them made it on to our Best New Android Games of the Week list. There’s a little something for everyone this week including an Android version of the mother of all TCG games. 1. Block Block Block Noodlecake Studios ...

The Best OUYA Games

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the OUYA Android console has finally hit retailers nationwide. Some of the reviews have been less than kind, but we’re not here to talk about the hardware or interface… we’re going to take a look at their games. If you’ve just gotten ...

Display Smackdown: LCD vs. AMOLED! Which one is Better for Outside?

During the summer time, many smartphone displays run into a brick wall and offer crummy readability. In shadowy areas outdoors, they are often not-so-great, while in direct sunlight, you can barely see anything. LCD Panels with their back-lighting have a big advantage compared to OLED technology. Bu...

Google's QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS

The future "Microsoft Office Killer" is now available in the Chrome OS developer channel. I am talking about Google's own word editing software, the QuickOffice, which now offers the possibility of editing Office documents within the operating system itself. Until now, you had to use Google Apps,...

And Yet Another Rumor About the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, It Will Feature A Flexible Display

Another rumor surfaced about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, this time the leak comes from a South Korean news agency. MT Media, because they are the source, claims that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will boast a huge 5.99 inches wide Super AMOLED touch screen, with a twist : it will be a flex...

Google’s QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS

The future "Microsoft Office Killer" is now available in the Chrome OS developer channel. I am talking about Google's own word editing software, the QuickOffice, which now offers the possibility of editing Office documents within the operating system itself. Until now, you had to use Google Apps,...

AndroidPIT Survey Results Revealed! Are you part of the pack?

AndroidPIT takes pride in its user interaction and a good way to foster this is with easy-to-answer surveys. We have had many, from ''Which kind over cover-type are you?'', ''Which music service do you prefer?'', ''What's your favorite Android d...

More Galaxy S3 features and tricks

There's nothing like owning a device for a while to make you realize you really haven't scratched the surface in terms of its features. Every once and awhile, I start playing with the settings of my device or just come across a random tip online and all of a sudden, it's like opening Pandora's box (...

Get some Google Edition perks for yourself.

The Google editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One came with a few nifty features and updates when they were made available for public purchase a few days ago. This includes an updated camera app (different even than Google's own Nexus 4) and different live wallpaper. Well, here's how you can ...

Warning: Google Editions are not Nexus devices!

We were rejoicing when we heard the news about the Google Editions of the HTC One and Samsung S4. However, all that sparkles is not necessarily gold. One of the main reasons why pure android was being celebrated as coming to these high end devices would be the hopes that Google would take over the c...

Key Lime Pie Release to Put an End to Android Fragmentation?

The new Key Lime version of Android is going to try to solve the fragmentation problem that has dogged the world's most popular operating system since Android 2.2. A lot of older phones are running on 512 MB of RAM and Google wants those phones to be able to access some of the features found on...

Pocket Gems releases Airport Scanner for Android

Back in May we talked about a popular iOS game called Airport Scanner from the Kedlin Company. Pocket Gems planned on bringing it to Android in June, and today they’ve delivered as Airport Scanner for Android has gone live on Google Play. Airport Scanner lets you live the life of a security scree...

“Normal” Galaxy S4 and HTC One will be convertible to Google Editions

It has been two days since we've been able to get our hands on the Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. These pure android models come with no manufacturer ROMs installed and comes close to the Nexus 4. However, these are only currently available in North America with no internation...

Is Google building an Official Android Game Console?

It’s been an interesting week for Android. Rumors are flying, and one of the latest involves Google getting into the console business. An Android Game Console could be on the horizon, and if it is it’s going to be a hell of a year gamers. We’ve heard grumblings of Apple trying to work games...

Cocosola releases Alpaca Brother, the Sequel to Alpaca Evolution

Every once in a while we come across a special game that sets itself apart from every game on the Play Store with extreme weirdness. Alpaca Evolution was one such game, and I’m glad to say I was one of the first reviewers on the net to show it some love. It currently has between 1-5 million downlo...

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