SwiftKey’s 5.10 update is all about speed, percentage breakdown included

Nov 20th - An update to SwiftKey in the Google Play Store today is bringing a much needed performance boost to the world’s best prediction keyboard. Back in June SwiftKey went full-on free, dropping their original pricing in favor of an all new theme store hoping to entice buyers looking to customize the look of their keyboard. At […]

Android Studio nears 1.0 with Release Candidate 1

Nov 20th - If you're an app developer who's switched (or is considering switching) to Android Studio, you'll no doubt be glad to learn that the popular IDE is nearing its first whole-integer release.

YouTube Music Key hits All Access subscribers, Play Music gets YouTube integration

Nov 20th - Both Google Play Music and YouTube have been updated for Music Key / All Access subscribers. The update gives users the ability to download videos for offline play and play videos in the background, while Play Music offers YouTube links inside the app.

How to give your Nexus 6 a huge speed boost by disabling device encryption

Nov 20th - For those that already have a Nexus 6, you may have noticed the device falling short of expectations given the beastly spec sheet. It turns out Google's implementation of device encryption carries a significant performance penalty.

15 Tips & Tricks for Android Lollipop Users

Nov 20th - If you're a new Lollipop user we've got a few tips and tricks to help you get started with Google's sweetest release.

Toys R Us Black Friday 2014 ad: kid-friendly Android tablets on sale for cheap

Nov 20th - Toys R Us is readying their big Black Friday event for next week, and with that we've gotten our first look at the ad scans for the big day. Alongside a ridiculously massive sea of toys, games and other kid-centric stuff are a healthy selection of Android tablets receiving steep discounts.

Go tree-free with the Doxie portable scanner, only $139 at AndroidArea.com [Deal]

Nov 20th - For a world where we are so tethered to our digital lives, so much of is still dependent on paper. You remember paper, right? The compressed form of tree pulp used to writing and printing. Why can’t we reconcile this paper-filled existence with our technologically advanced society? Now we can, with Doxie, the portable document scanner.

Pro Tip: Setup your AT&T Nexus 6 without SIM Card to avoid carrier bloatware

Nov 20th - The Nexus 6 is designed to allow carriers to install their apps at setup, but there's some good news: you don't have to deal with that! Find out how you can bypass the installation step when you first get your Nexus 6.

On using USB devices with the Nexus Player

Nov 20th - In our full review of the Nexus Player, we neglected to put its Micro USB port through its proper paces. Acting on the tips of a few readers, we decided to delve deeper and see if the USB connection was strictly an option roped off for developers. Turns out it’s not…well sort of, anyway.

Meizu MX4 Pro packs 2K resolution, Octa-Core Exynos, 3GB of RAM and 20 megapixel camera

Nov 20th - Who says you have to settle? Meizu has introduced a pro version of their MX4, and it certainly offers enough of an upgrade over the original to make us take notice. The spec sheet for this thing reads about as good as any phone on the market right now.

Thank you to all of Phandroid’s great sponsors!

Nov 20th - One week from Thanksgiving we'd like to give thanks a bit early. Thank you to all the app and game developers who signed up to sponsor Phandroid.com this past month!

T-Mobile to sell Nexus 9 through their “Underground” marketplace early December; $0 down

Nov 20th - Alongside announcing official launch availability for the Nexus 6, T-Mobile revealed that they'd be selling the tablet counterpart very soon. The company has announced that they will be selling the Nexus 9 LTE in their "T-Mobile Underground" store starting early December.

Chainfire releases SuperSU root for the Nexus 6

Nov 20th - It’s been a busy Wednesday for the Nexus 6 between T-Mobile finally having it available a week later than planned, Dees Troy releasing TWRP Recovery for it, and now legendary root guru Chainfire releasing SuperSU auto-root for it. Oh, and our own Derek Ross got to spend some quality time with it. If you’re not […]

$25 Motorola Keylink is a perfect gift for the absent minded and/or Android 5.0 Lollipop user

Nov 19th - Motorola has unbundled that Bluetooth tracking function from the Power Power Micro and made it available as a tiny key FOB they're calling Keylink. Perfect gift for the absent minded and/or Android 5.0 Lollipop user!

Nexus 6 Unboxing and First Impressions [Video]

Nov 19th - There's no doubt about it, the latest smartphone from Google, the Motorola built Nexus 6, is a whale of a phone. Check out our Nexus 6 unboxing and first impressions video and let us know what you think.