2016-08-02

Hands-On with Lenovo’s Moto Z Droid

I’ve always really liked Motorola’s smartphones. The clean version of Android built-in, the snappiness, the overall design – you could say I’m a Motorola fanboy (but I assure you I’m not as I can see all their faults just as well as I can see their strengths). But nevertheless I was especially excited watching Lenovo’s recent event when they unveiled the future of the Moto … Continue reading Hands-On with Lenovo’s Moto Z Droid

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Hands-On: Google’s Leaked ‘Nexus Launcher’ (Download APK Here)

Yesterday, it was discovered that Google may be planning a new launcher for their 2016 Nexus devices simply called ‘Nexus Launcher’. Now, thanks to a tipster on Google+ to 9to5Google, we now have access to the leaked APK file of the launcher. 9to5Google says that the launcher works on Android Nougat and Marshmallow, while we’re able to validate that the app works on Android Lollipop … Continue reading Hands-On: Google’s Leaked ‘Nexus Launcher’ (Download APK Here)

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Hands-On: Twitter’s Night Mode for Android

A month ago, Twitter officially began rolling out a complete material design makeover for their Android app. It was met with much praise by users and meets all the design standards Google set back in 2014 with Android Lollipop. However, something that’s been leaked before and rumored about is a possible upcoming dark theme for the app to make viewing the social network at night easier … Continue reading Hands-On: Twitter’s Night Mode for Android

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Hands-On: HTC’s Sense Home Launcher for Android [First Impressions]

It was recently discovered that HTC is building its own launcher completely based on its Sense Home screen found on all their smartphones. However, only limited users have been able to try it out as it’s only making its way to certain HTC Preview members. But with the help from a friendly user over on Google+ (thanks Vlad!), we were able to discover that the necessary APK … Continue reading Hands-On: HTC’s Sense Home Launcher for Android [First Impressions]

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Hands-On with Gello, Cyanogen’s New Stock Browser

Cyanogen announced a while back that they were working on a custom built-in browser which would be installed alongside their OS based on Android called Cyanogenmod. It was unknown when work might finish on this project, however it’s now confirmed that the company has released version 1.0 of the app and is rolling out to some customers of Cyanogenmod. And while we at MBEDDED aren’t … Continue reading Hands-On with Gello, Cyanogen’s New Stock Browser

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Hands-On with Google Keyboard 5.1

In the latest developer preview of Android N, Google released an updated version of their stock Keyboard which includes lots of differnet themes to choose from. All of them are colorful and bright…well, other than the solid black one of course. Luckily, the good folks over at Android Police were able to rip the official APK file of Google Keyboard 5.1 and upload it to APK Mirror. … Continue reading Hands-On with Google Keyboard 5.1