Sep 21st - Every once in a while, my job as a weekend blogger is made easier by a rare announcement or release. Today was supposed to be one of those days with the launch of the BlackBerry Messenger on Android.
Sep 15th - A user on Reddit built a 3D model of the Nexus 5, based on all the leaks we have seen so far. It is so good, Google might as well as use it on their website if it’s accurate.
Sep 15th - Now here are a couple of rumors I’d really like to see become a reality: AusDroid believes that Android 4.4 KitKat with some interesting features, and SmartFan believes we could see Optical Image Stabilization in the Nexus 5.
Sep 14th - After a ridiculous 24 hours of trying to update my AT&T HTC One X, I’ve given up. I just never want to have to install a ROM on my own ever again.
Sep 8th - If you really want to buy a smartwatch soon, but were disappointed by the Galaxy Gear, I recommend heading to Kickstarter and checking out the Omate TrueSmart.
Sep 7th - Right from my college days, I have had a horrible sleep pattern typically going to sleep just as the sun comes up the next morning, and waking up around lunch. I decided it’s about time I fixed that
Sep 7th - After Paul Stamatiou (a designer at the Twitter) wrote his Android is Better blog-post, I was hoping to see more love from them for their app. Thankfully, they’ve responded.
Sep 1st - The news of Hugo Barra joining Xiaomi got me thinking: could one of the “regional” handset manufacturers today be the leading smartphone company a few years down the line?
Aug 31st - The Motorola Moto X on Rogers has seen its price dropped once again, and is now retailing for $149.99 on a 2-year contract (having started at $189.99). The US variants should see a drop by Q4 as well.
Aug 31st - The Sony “camera lens” accessories have certainly garnered their fair share of attention in the recent weeks. With their official announcement at IFA 2013 not too far away, we seem to finally be getting more details including their final price range.
Aug 27th - I find most Gameloft games just suck, but they usually manage to do a decent job with the Asphalt franchise. Based on what we saw at the new Nexus 7 launch, I was genuinely excited for Asphalt 8. Did the game match my expectations?
Aug 24th - Google Now is magical, and has inspired many others to imagine experiences which involve predicting what a user needs. In this post, I take a look at what two startups are doing using such contextual information in the domain of custom launchers.
Aug 18th - I, for one, am glad to see the increasing positivity around Yahoo. The stock is up nearly double since Marissa Mayer became CEO, they’ve added a few interesting companies and top-notch developers through acquisitions, and, if the Yahoo! Weather app is anything to go by, someone there seems to know how to put together a decent design again.
Aug 17th - One of the issues with writing opinion posts on a site like Phandroid is that nobody outside the community takes you too seriously. That’s why I couldn’t be more delighted that Twitter’s experience designer Paul Stamatiou wrote his now famous Android is better blog post.
Aug 11th - As a big, big soccer fan, I like to keep track of nearly every game. The problem? There are way too many of them. So, what apps do I rely on to help me out? Read on to find out.