Hands-on

A look at the new features in Android O [VIDEO]

We don’t know the name of Android O yet, but we got our hands on the long list of new features. For a first release, there’s a good amount of new stuff to check out.

Best of Phandroid

7 sneaky ways pickpockets steal your phone (and what you can do about it)

Even the most complicated lockscreen pattern, pass code, or even Face Unlock, can’t protect against someone physically stealing your phone. We’ve written about what to do about lost or stolen phones in the past, but sometimes even the best anti-theft software is no use.

Benchmarks

Snapdragon 835 tops all competitors in benchmark tests

Chipset manufacturers love to talk a big game about how their chips are the fastest and most efficient in all the lands. And more often than not, that is true for at least a short amount of time. So, it’s no secret that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 follows that same track. It’s the newest, freshest, biggest …

inbox power-ups

10 Tips & Tricks to get the most out of Google Inbox

If you feel like your email is out of control, Inbox is a great app to try. Inbox has a lot of features that Gmail users might not be familiar with. We’ve got some great tips and tricks that will transform your inbox into a highly productive and organized powerhouse.

MAJOR KEY

How to change keyboards on Android

One of the oldest features of Android is the ability to change the virtual keyboard. If you use Android you should explore the world of keyboards. We’ll guide you along the way.

Compatible devices only

Sony helped Google improve wireless audio quality in Android O

Sony helped Google improve wireless audio quality in Android O thanks to their LDAC audio coding technology. Sony’s technology allows for drastically higher bitrates to be transferred over Bluetooth and while all Android OEMs can now take advantage of this, there’s just one small catch…