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From helping to understand the difference between two phones to instructions on getting more from your devices, this section aims to educate. We cover everything from the most very basic stuff all the way up to more detailed and focused topics.

What is the big.LITTLE chip configuration?

Each year we see bigger, better and faster phones. Unfortunately, we have not seen many advances or breakthroughs in smartphone batteries, and as such...
Stagefright

Don’t want Stagefright? Follow these tips to protect your device

So there's been a lot of talk over the last couple of weeks about this Stagefright vulnerability that has been found in just about every Android device...

HOW TO: Delete recommendation history in Google Play Music [Android 201]

If you head into the settings page of the desktop Google Play Music site then you'll see a new option that rolled out today called "delete...

How to change your boot animation [Root]

Love it or hate it, you can't deny that Android is the king when it comes to customization. While other people choose to have a...

New hamburger animation rolls out: Download and install the latest Google Play Store 5.8.8...

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.8.8 and few minor changes. You can probably guess by the...

What is the SoC?, Clock speeds

Welcome to the School of Android 501. Here, we will cover hardware related topics to help readers understand the components that go into smartphones and...

Two reasons to download and install the latest Google Play Store 5.7.10 APK

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.7.10 and few minor changes, after only being updated a few...

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.7.6 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.7.6 and few minor changes.What's New- tweaks to character animations - updated...
Android Apps

How to run Android apps on your Windows PC

Android OS is currently the most popular operating system for mobile devices. There are over one million Android apps to choose from, but what...

Root T-Mobile Galaxy S6/S6 Edge on Android 5.1.1 without tripping Knox

So you just updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 5.1.1 but by doing so lost your root access....
Galaxy S6 camera shot

7 problems with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and how to fix them

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a fantastic device, so much so that it is outperforming internal sales targets set by Samsung themselves. The device...

Google Drive updated to support batch downloads [APK Download]

Google has just issued an update to their Google Drive application, bringing the version to 2.2.233.30.35.We've already seen features like drag and drop and...

How to enter private browsing with incognito mode on Android [Android 201]

Sometimes it's necessary to browse the internet on Chrome for Android without your search queries or viewing history being saved; that's where incognito mode...

How to save Google Maps for offline use

Usefulness of offline maps Google Maps offers a lot of useful information to drivers. It can tell you how to get where you are going...

ASUS ZenFone 2 bootloader gets unofficially unlocked

For those of us who like tinkering with our devices - you know, rooting, custom ROM's - then owners of the ASUS ZenFone 2...
 
 

Google to debut Pixel 3a series on May 7, chatter suggests

Could Google introduce new phones to its Pixel device lineup at its annual Google I/O developer conference? All signs suggest this to be the case.

Learn Something New!

You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how to do it right

Considering just how popular note-taking apps are, we take a look at Google Keep and offer advice on how you can use it to your advantage.
 
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