the robot invasion

GIVEAWAY: Best gifts for robot enthusiasts

Here are some of the best gifts for that person in your life who can’t get enough of robots. Plus, we’re giving away something special to one lucky reader.

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.

Best of Phandroid

9 features the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 stole from Android

The cat is out of the bag: the iPhone 7 is here! Apple introduced some interesting changes, additions, and improvements on this milestone release, and they did everything they could to make it sound magical, revolutionary, and “new.” But how much of that “newness” is actually old news? Lets find out!

APK DOWNLOAD

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.

Best of Phandroid

First 11 things every Nexus 6P owner should do

Although we were a bit skeptical at first, after receiving the Nexus 6P last week and playing around with it non-stop since then, we can safely say without a shadow of a doubt: the Nexus 6P is the best Nexus device — and arguably the best Android device — to come along in years. Here are the first things you should do.

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.

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.

Best of Phandroid

honor 5X review

If there’s anything history has taught us, it’s that it’s really hard for manufacturers to build a great smartphone for under $200. Somehow Huawei managed to do this with the honor 5X which on paper, appears to be the best budget Android device on the planet. But is it? Find out in our review.

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.