Some researchers at Stanford University recently did a study with a number of wearables including the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio Alpha 2, PulseOn, and the Samsung Gear S2. Among the 60 volunteers, they learned that the heart rate measurements were quite accurate, but calculating burned calories was off by 27% to 97%.
Those with the second Android O developer preview have noticed there's a couple of new quick settings tiles as their disposal. Specifically, you can now get a quick setting tile for both window animation scale and Force RTL layout direction.
The latest update to the beta channel of Nova Launcher brings it to version 5.2-beta1 and comes with the following changes. . . -Dots! Android O style notification badges -Round searchbar style -Performance improvements -Minor fixes for Android O
Earlier today we learned about a new Pokemon game called Magikarp Jump and Android Police just went hands-on with it. They felt that even if you aren't a Pokemon fan, you can get some enjoyment out of it as long as you aren't expecting the game to have a lot of depth.
Legendary Games just published a new RPG game in the Play Store called Mordheim: Warband Skirmish. It's a free to play game with in-app purchases and has you controlling a warband that competes against others to collect Wyrdstone shards.
There's an icon pack in the Play Store with over 3700 icons called GX S8 that will let your home page look like the icons that Samsung used in the Galaxy S8.
A video was uploaded to the Weibo social network that claims to show the front glass panel of the Galaxy Note 8.
Earlier we learned that the Essential phone will be unveiled on May 30th, but now the official Twitter account has teased a silhouette image of the phone in someone's hand.
Google is rolling out a new update to the Daydream and Daydream Keyboard applications that brings them to version 1.6 and comes with the following changes. . . - Added seven additional languages: Chinese simplified, Singapore English, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Danish. - Now automatically default to system language after all...
To make sure people are behaving when using various Google services, the company has a number of policies that they must abide by. So Google has just updated their malicious behavior, ratings, reviews and installs, and instant apps policies.
A new database entry over on GFXBench reveals what could be some hardware included in the Moto Z2 Play. If true, the device will have a 5.5" 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 5MP front camera, 12MP rear camera and Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Huawei is set to unveil the Nova 2 soon but a few leaked images could give us an early look at the unannounced device.
Instagram Direct debuted in 2013, and over time it has received a number of updates that add various features to the service. Two new features have been announced today that include landscape and portrait orientations plus links.
If you have Chrome's developer branch installed, you may have noticed that there's a new suggestion bar at the bottom of the page (right above the keyboard) when asked to input your username and password.
The OnePlus 3T, like many other phones from OEMs in China, doesn't have the best wireless band coverage that some international travelers need. A writer from XDA has been using the OnePlus 3T has he traveled from multiple states in the US to Santiago, Chile and even one last stop in Valdivia.
Uber and Lyft had been previously banned from operating in Austin, Texas thanks to some new legislation. However, that law was recently overruled, and this means the services will be coming back to the city soon.
Some media players will use subtitles from websites like OpenSubtitles.org but it has been discovered that there's a vulnerability that lets these apps execute malicious code. Apps like VLC (PC version) and Kodi have been patched, but the Android version of VLC has yet to be updated.
Using a smartphone for VR experiences is incredibly taxing on the hardware and it can quickly lead to your phone getting very hot. To combat this, VR Heads has a few tips to combat this such as turning on do not disturb mode, closing extra applications, not using the Gear VR cover and more.
Many have been wondering what the squeezing gesture of the HTC U11 is capable of and Android Authority has you covered. This new feature will let you launch the camera, voice assistant, an application, take a screenshot, toggle the flashlight start a voice recording and more.
The latest entry in the Goat Simulator series is modeled after the PayDay franchise. Titled Goat Simulator PayDay, the game will cost you $5 and it is said to be the most criminally realistic goat simulation yet.
Facebook's Instant Articles platform had a lot of traction when it was first announced, but has since been engulfed by others such as Google AMP and even Apple News. So today the company has announced the Instant Articles SDK Extension now supports Google AMP and will soon support Apple News.
If you go to update your SuperSU application from the Play Store, you may notice that it's asking for permissions to things like location, photos, WiFi connection etc. Chainfire has said this is for bug reporting and analytics, but even those permissions seem excessive at first. Then again, this is an application that manages SU access, so it...
The Motorola Support Twitter page replied to a tweet earlier today that says the 2nd generation Moto 360 could get Android Wear 2.0 "possibly as early as today."
Microsoft has renamed its streaming platform Beam to Mixer, alongside which comes a beta Android app for testing the streaming service.
Lyft has announced their Lux service will launch in New York City, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and Chicago. The service is meant to challenge Uber Black, offering a service tier higher than Lyft Premier.