You’re probably used to getting turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps, but there’s also a pretty-well-hidden Driving Mode just for... well, driving. It alerts you to traffic problems, directs you to nearby gas pumps and stores, and is useful for those times when you already know your route…
Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, blah blah blah... change the record, can’t you? Stand out from the crowd by using one of these lesser-known jukebox apps to listen to your tunes on your smartphone. In the end you might find you prefer using them to the more well-known alternatives.
At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to show off. New smart home gadgets! New all-powerful AI bots! New VR goodies! Next-generation messaging apps! Dad jokes and hijinks! Whoa.
If you’re working on a rocket destined for Mars, Google’s new Science Journal app might be a bit limited. But if you’re an aspiring scientist, the free app will turn an Android smartphone or tablet into laboratory full of experiments by grabbing data from the device’s various sound, light, and motion sensors.
Google just announced that Chrome OS will open up to Android app developers this June. Google hopes that within a couple months, apps will move to a stable beta release and finally work on Chromebooks this fall.
It’s a dream of busy transit riders to be able to quickly and conveniently pay fares with the one thing that we always seem to have handy—our phones. In today’s Android Pay demo at Google I/O, we got to see the experience that will soon be reality for Tube-riding Londoners.
Installing apps is a time-consuming pain in the ass sometimes. I don’t want to download a whole app just to watch one video! Google just announced a brilliant solution to this problem: Instant Apps.
Nougat. Nutter Butter. Nutella. Nope. Google just can’t think of a good “n” name for the latest version of Android, so Google wants us to come up with it. What? Google wants us to search for something?
It’s been long rumored that Google was looking to one up its own Messenger and Hangouts messaging apps. Well, Google did just that with a new messaging app called Allo.
Today Nokia’s smartphone relationship has gone from “it’s complicated” to “it’s official.” It’s the tail end of what has been nearly a decade of weirdness and back-and-forth contradictory statements. As just a small refresher, here’s a breakdown of the emotional rollercoaster that is Nokia and smartphones.
It’s once again time to learn about all the fun things Google’s planning for the next year. Google I/O 2016, which starts on May 18th, will be the company’s first developer conference under Alphabet, and this time around Android likely won’t be the focus of the big announcements—at least not the Android on your…
Nokia has just announced that a licensing deal will see a new range of Android phones and tablets produced under its name for the next ten years.
Technically, Airplane Mode is meant to prevent your phone from interfering with the instruments on board an aircraft (even though we know the risk of that is relatively low). However, it can prove useful in a host of other situations too: We’ve previously covered some of them on Field Guide, and here are three more…
Finding a weather app that’s both consistent and not a horribly-designed mess can be an arduous journey, but the hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky consistently sits on top of the pile as one of the best. For four years, the app has only been available on iOS. Finally, the Dark Sky team is remedying that situation.
Images of yet-to-be-announced gadgets can be a bit of a crapshoot. Anyone with a laptop and a decent knowledge of Photoshop can send fan boys frothing. So part of me hopes that these new Moto X images are fake, but growing evidence suggests they are, in fact, the real deal.
You might not give much thought to the app that snaps all those photos on your phone, but you don’t have to stick with the tool Apple or Google (or Samsung or Sony) gives you—there are some fantastic third-party camera apps out there to help take your mobile photography to the next level.
In 2012, the Department of Justice clamped down on Android app piracy and now convictions are being made—along with the announcement of some incredible figures.
The future of computing is hybrid. Phones have become tablets. Tablets have become desktop computers with keyboards. Hell, Microsoft even made Windows phones powerful enough to be used as full-fledged PCs. Bottom line: A gadget in 2016 needs to be flexible. That’s why Google bringing every single Android app to Chrome…
Science research indicates forming new habits is a pain in the ass. But luckily, there are a handful of ways you can use your smartphone to change your daily routine. If you need an extra motivational boost to develop a new habit or kick an old one, there are several apps that can help. We picked out our six favorites…
Currently, Chromebooks run apps off the Chrome Web Store, as well as select Android apps in an experimental runtime. But according to details in the latest developer build of Chrome OS, compatability for Android’s millions of apps could be coming.