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In the United States, cellular carriers seem to have a specific pecking order that dictates when cross-carrier flagship devices rollout to their network. AT&T often seems to get first dibs, followed closely by either Sprint or T-Mobile. Despite Verizon’s dominance, Big Red is often the last of the big carriers. Than comes U.S. Cellular, Cri...Read more
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 Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor 4.0″ F...Read more
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, awesome event coverage, timely news, commentary, i...Read more
The HTC One might have launched with the slightly outdated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but at least HTC is fulfilling its promise to update the HTC One to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (unlike another one of its smartphones).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, it was only a matter of time before the update b...Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has only been available for three months now, and as expected, it’s been met with critical acclaim. And now, we have another device joining the Galaxy S4 family — Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active, a rugged, and better handling version of the S4. While there wasn’t a huge bevy of changes, the Galaxy S4 Active...Read more
If you’ve got a Xperia Z or ZL and you’re prepared to be a little adventurous, you can grab the Xperia Z Radioactive ROM, complete with Honami apps. Developer krabappel2548, dropped the ROM a few days ago and has assured us that the ROM is both fast and smooth. The ROM is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features apps ported from the Sony...Read more
It might seem strange that with all the android games out there, someone wanted to take up those of the old console games again, but trust me, you need to try one to understand. SuperGNES (SNES Emulator) is an emulator like the name describes and has become very popular. Let's see if its reputation is well deserved!(This is a preview - click h...Read more
Famous iPhone (and Sony PlayStation) jailbreaker Geohot has already rooted the recently released Galaxy S4 Active rugged phone. Moreover, he provided an app which any Galaxy S4 Active owner can use to root his or her device without hassle. Naturally, we’ll remind you that we don’t advise you to root your devices, and that anything that happens...Read more
Many Samsung fans might still find certain things quite annoying about the manufacturer's user interface TouchWiz. Normally, you can open Google Search from pretty much anywhere in Android by pulling your finger upwards on the screen. In order to do this, the keys must be presented on the display. That being said, it's a well-known fact t...Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 isn’t exactly the cheapest smaller-screened tablet on the market, with a price of $399 for the 16GB version. For that kind of cheddar there are plenty of much more affordable tablets with similar specs, including the Nexus 7. So why get Samsung’s tablet over the competition? Ultimately, it is the S-Pen that set...Read more
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 - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Vi...Read more
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 the notification area. So far, there have been re...Read more
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 than Android 2.3 Gingerbread, at least not all this...Read more
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 always brings something fun to the table, and this...Read more
Crazy Bill mixes crude humor, stars and tons of zombies in a wild action story with a retro style and innovative gameplay that you can not stop playing. Only the world's biggest zombie stars can stay ...
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 your system and aren’t sure what to play we’ve...Read more
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 into their Apple TV, and if rumors are to be beli...Read more
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 downloads. I’m pleased to announce Cocosola has finall...Read more
Nine men's morris is a classic board game that has been rendered for smartphones and tablets just like many other social games. Many of you might know the game Doublemill, one of the first Nine men's morris games for Android. The Developer studio +1 Labs developed this classic game into Doublemill 2 Nine men's morris, an unofficia...Read more
Games with zombies (as well as films) have become very popular in recent years. Zombie Derby has worked this trend to its advantage and delivers an entertaining game in which the cars actually are the real stars. How Zombie Derby did in the test will be exposed in today's app test review.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry...Read more
If you never heard about the Samsung ATIV Q, now it's the perfect moment. Why, you may ask? Because, today we have an Antutu benchmark in which the Samsung ATIV Q scored like a beast. With almost 55 000 points, this is the king of all Android running devices, at least until now. And, another reason for loving it, is because the Ativ Q is the best...Read more
Do you love tossing cute creatures into monster infested buildings?If so, you'll love Yumby Toss, a wild game of skillful throws and heroic blows!Explore 5 amazing worlds and 45 levels of destroying G...
****** The highly anticipated mobile version of the hit time management game The Tribloos 2 ********Trey and the gang return with an exciting new story!Terrible storms are approaching and Matilda, Tre...
Smooth Controls, Explosive Action, and Thrilling Escapes!Fireball: Special Edition is an addictive and challenging, arcade survival game. Dodge swarms of enemies and lead them to their destruction acr...
Worms is an absolute classic game, whether on PC, console or smartphones and tablets. The crazy worms fight against each other and have excited players for nearly 2 decades. For a long time, there wasn't much happening for these worms and the 3D version hardly made a splash. With Worms 2: Armageddon, finally Android has received a greatly made and ...Read more
Frozen Synapse (Final Beta Version - Early Access)PLEASE NOTE: Frozen Synapse Android is currently a late beta. It is a final version apart from:- Frame-rate issues on some devices- Minor graphical i...
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Yeah, there's a new kid on the block and his name is Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The latest system on chip from one of the biggest semiconductor manufacturers in the world seems to have vanquished its competition by a long shot. There were benchmarks in the past which suggested that the Snapdragon 800 is better than Samsung's Exynos Octa (which has...Read more