New SoC

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will power many of the best phones in 2022

We knew it was coming, and Qualcomm has finally made it official — the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has been announced. This is the company’s latest flagship processor, which is expected to power many of the best upcoming Android phones. With the SD8 Gen 1, Qualcomm is ditching the “G” moniker which was used to …

Adaptive Sound

How to enable Adaptive Sound on Pixel phones

There’s a lot more that goes into a Google Pixel phone other than just providing early access to the latest version of Android and an incredible camera system. Google tends to pack new and useful features that are buried in the settings menu, while also using Pixel phones to serve as a testing ground for …

Best of Phandroid

Best Android apps for guitar players

Do you dream of becoming a rock star, plying your virtuosic guitar skills into fame and fortune? Before that happens you need some practice, and luckily there is no shortage of Android apps that can help. From getting tuned up and in time to shredding through scales, here are the apps that should be in every guitar players toolkit, from pro to hobbyist.

Uh oh

You’re not alone, the Amazon Appstore is not working on Android 12

While the Google Play Store is the home for most of the best Android apps, it’s not the only place to get them. You could side load apps manually, provided that you trust the source, but with Android you also have the ability to use third-party app stores. This includes the Amazon Appstore, which was created to …

Giveaway

GIVEAWAY: Win a Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 & Smart Clock 2

We have teamed up with our friends at Lenovo for an amazing giveaway to finish out 2021, featuring the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 and the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with Wireless Charging Dock. Lenovo is a leader in the Android space when it comes to tablets and the new Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is a …

Charging woes

No, your Pixel 6 isn’t broken, your charger just sucks

Whenever a new Pixel phone is released, we have to expect that there will be a few problems here or there. It’s just the way that Google’s world works, but the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro release are much more tame than previous phone launches. We’ve seen issues surrounding the lack of communication in charging …

Specs leak

Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro specs leak ahead of official announcement

Tomorrow, Honor is expected to unveil its next lineup of phones dubbed the Honor 60 series. Leading up to the event, we’ve learned quite a bit about what’s expected to come, including the specs for the standard Honor 60 and the 60 Pro.Unlike the Honor 50, the company’s next lineup won’t bring a drastic redesign, …

Face Control

How to control Android with your face

So we typically interact with our phones with our fingers, but what if you could control your phone using your face? It turns out that you can with Android, and here’s how.