App Updates

Google rolls out offline Search

Google has updated the Google Search app with a key new feature. You can now perform searches offline.

Data Plans

Verizon launches $55 plan with 5GB of data

Verizon has a new individual plan to offer folks who don’t need to gorge on data. Aptly named $55 for 5GB, the plan is as you’d assume: it offers a 5GB bucket of data, plus all the Unlimited Talk and Text you can handle.

Cheap Phones for US

Report claims Android One phones will launch in the US

Android One is Google’s program for pushing ultra low-cost phones in emerging markets. We usually don’t think of the US as an “emerging market,” but that doesn’t mean affordable phones aren’t needed here.

Best of Phandroid

14 tips every Samsung Galaxy S7 Active owner should know

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is finally here and ready to be used and abused. The Galaxy S7 Active is essentially a Galaxy S7 with a beefy case permanently affixed, but it does offer a few extra tricks.

Brain Buster

5 Reasons to Play The Witness on NVIDIA SHIELD TV

The Witness is the newest puzzle-heavy hit on the Google Play Store, offering a compelling distraction for those who enjoy exploring rich environments while putting their brains to work

Best of Phandroid

15 Gmail tips & tricks everyone should know

The official Gmail app is packed with features and tricks (some more obvious that others). We’ve got 15 tips to help you get the most out of the Gmail app.

Hot Deal

Deal: Daydream View VR headset for $49

Google has a great deal for the Daydream View today! It can be yours for just $49, which is a cool $30 off its usual $79 price tag.

OTA Updates

Xperia Z5 family starts getting Nougat

Nougat spreads to a new group of Sony users today. Those still rocking with the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium will be able to download Nougat starting today.