Vote for the best

Vote now for the 2016 Android Reader’s Choice Awards!

A lot has happened in the tech world over the past 12 months. New phones have been released and recalled; thousands of new apps and games have launched. Just like last year, we’re giving you the chance to vote for the best of Android in 2016.

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Download Pokémon GO’s new 0.49.1 update with mass transfers

Late last night, Niantic announced a new version of Pokémon GO headed out to Android and iOS. The update brings lots of UI improvements and a new multi-select tool for mass transfers. If you hate waiting, you can download the 0.49.1 update right now.

Dominate your friends

How to play games in Facebook Messenger [VIDEO]

Facebook has added “secret” mini games in the past, but these new ones are full games. Titles like Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Zookeeper, and many more.

Emphasis on 4K

We might be getting a new SHIELD TV at CES 2017

CES typically isn’t too plentiful in terms of phone launches, but TV is one area that gets a ton of attention. That makes it the perfect stage for non-TV makers who make companion products, too. Apparently, NVIDIA wants to be added to that list.

Best of Phandroid

Re-predicting Android’s OS dessert names beyond Kit Kat

In 2009, Android enthusiasts got their first tastes of Cupcake and Donut. With Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, and Kit Kat now in the books – just for fun – I’m revising my predictions.

Another Challenger Enters

Pandora Premium is a $10 per month Spotify competitor

Pandora has graduated from fringe online radio to full on-demand goodness. As rumors suggested, Pandora has officially announced Pandora Premium, their $10 per month music subscription service.

Baby it's cold outside

GIVEAWAY: Best Smart Thermostats of 2016

Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home from your phone, save energy, and create cool recipes and actions with the internet. And when you get more home automation devices the smart thermostat can be used as the central hub.

Best of Phandroid

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review

Last year, many considered the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be a disappointment. It wasn’t a clear upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This year, Samsung isn’t taking any chances. They’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the Note. Does a list of features longer than some books make for a great device?

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Alcatel Idol 4S review

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a mid-range device with the ambition of playing with the big boys. It has a QHD display, 32GB of RAM and a near-stock version of Android. But is that enough when there are a handful of Chinese flagship smartphone selling for $400 these days?

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Android Phones with the Best Battery Life [December 2016]

Phones are launching with better battery life each and every day, whether that’s due to physically bigger batteries or simply better software optimization. In any case, we’ve gone and ranked those which are proven to last the longest.

News and Personal Don't Mix

Google Now feed gets split into two with latest update

Google is cleaning up the flow of information in the Google app. Instead of all your news, updates, personal information, etc sitting in a long list of cards, they are now split off into 2 lists.