17 best Android strategy games

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Strategy games have translated to touch screens better than most gaming genres. Game developers have noticed this and now you can find a metric ton of strategy games in the Google Play Store. Which ones are the best? That’s the question we set out to find out. Here are the best Android strategy games. Age of Civilizations [Price: $2.29] Age of Civilizations is a turn-based strategy. 

Leaked LG F490L ‘Liger’ may be the first smartphone with a LG-made SOC

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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A newly leaked brochure out of South Korea indicates that LG is gearing up to release a new phablet-sized handset that seems to pack some reasonably decent specs. The device is dubbed the LG F490L and bears the codename “Liger”. As for the specs, the LG F490L offers up a 5.9-inch 1080p display (not as impressive as QHD, but still more than decent), 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 13MP main. 

Humble Bundle brings “Mo-boo!-ile Bundle” to Android just in time for Halloween

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Beginning today, the folks at Humble Bundle are rolling out a new group of apps, this time with a spooky theme. Not only can you pay what you want to get this Android-exclusive group of Halloween-themed games, you can also grab one of the popular titles for free. The Spookening is being offered for free this time around, bringing a spooky 3D gaming experience to your Android device. To. 

Squawkin – Indie app of the day

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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What is Squawkin? Squawkin is a new social media application that focuses more on messaging than on things like check ins or status updates. You can control the size of your messaging circles by using three different tiers and it does provide a little something different. It’s currently free in the Google Play Store with no in app purchases. Here’s how the app works. Once you. 

Samsung using Sony’s IMX240 camera sensor for the Galaxy Note 4

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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The Galaxy Note 4 is no slouch in any area. The phone is an absolute beast and one of the standout features is the 16-megapixel camera. Much of the time, hardware manufacturers go with components supplied by competitors. That is exactly the case with the Galaxy Note 4′s camera sensor. It is the IMX240 camera sensor from Sony. This is a departure from Samsung’s ISOCELL camera. 

HTC One (M8) for Verizon now receiving software update with Eye Experience, Android 4.4.4

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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A software update has arrived for Verizon customers with the HTC One (M8). It brings the Eye Experience software introduced a few weeks ago as well as Android 4.4.4 in a file totaling just over 210MB. The carrier estimates that the update will take six minutes and that is about what I experienced. The device cycles through some restarts with installations once the download is complete and. 

Google Earth update brings new 3D rendering tech and a few other tweaks

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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It’s Update Wednesday and while the most exciting thing to come from Google is the new Inbox from Gmail app, Google is also rolling out a new Google Earth update that includes new 3D rendering tech and a few other tweaks. In their blog post, Google says that 3D images will now look much better and that users will see ““faster, smoother, and crisper transitions as you’re zooming. 

Google introduces ‘Inbox’, an alternative to Gmail that works for you

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google just unveiled “Inbox,” which sounds a lot like our earlier story on Bigtop. It’s a completely separate app from Gmail, which aims to be a better alternative for those that find they are overburdened with email. When Email started, it was a simple way to pass messages, and it made you more efficient. However, as email as grown over the years, it’s gotten so. 

Rovio’s Retry arrives to Google Play

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Generally Rovio sticks to what it does best, milking the hell out of the Angry Birds franchise. Every once in a while, however, the company branches out a bit and does something different, though many times its just a promotional tie-in app like Dreamworks’ The Croods. With that in mind, the company’s internal LVL11 team has been working on a Flappy Bird clone for a while now, and it. 

LG Display profits up during Q3 2014, led by mobile and tablet revenues

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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LG Display posted an increase in profits during the third quarter of the year, with the largest growth percentages coming from mobile and tablet display revenues. Operating profit in the third quarter of 2014 came in at KRW 474 billion, a quarter-on-quarter increase of 191 percent and a year-on-year increase of 22 percent. Revenue in Q3 2014 increase by 9.5 percent from Q2, reaching KRW. 

Online TV viewing on Android apps rise 28%

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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; According to the Video Benchmark Report by Adobe Systems, online TV viewing has increased almost four times from 2013 to 2014. As Light Reading notes, game consoles and OTT media streamers had the highest growth rates with watching video online. In fact, consoles and OTT media streamers saw their market share jump from 3% in 2013 to 10% in 2014. Android apps saw a 28% increase in video. 

Microsoft shows Android some love with a lock screen and other apps

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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The new Microsoft is not like the old Microsoft. Under Satya Nadella, the venerable tech giant is opening up to competing platforms, Android included. As part of its Garage initiative (think Google’s 20% time), Microsoft has announced today the release of two new Android apps and an Android Wear app, joining the dozens of applications that Microsoft already has in the Play Store. The. 

How to lock any app on your phone or tablet for guests and kids in Android Lollipop

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google has introduced a new feature called Screen Pinning in Android 5.0 Lollipop. I would say it’s most useful for those of you with kids in the house or if your handing your phone or tablet to someone who has zero technical know-how. Screen Pinning allows you to “pin” any app you want so that the user cannot do anything else but use that particular app. For example,. 

Google rumored to be working on task-oriented email client Codenamed Project Bigtop

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Email is an aging form of communication, and many people have stopped using it simply because it has become so hard to manage their inbox. Apps like Mailbox have come along to make email management easier, and Google have added a few features like Priority Inbox to streamline your mail, but new rumors seem to indicate that Google has something planned that could change the way we use our. 

Samsung and Barnes & Noble announce 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Last month, Samsung and Barnes & Noble unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook with a 7-inch screen. Realizing that might not be big enough for some people, they went ahead and announced a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) version. It’s essentially the same device as the smaller version other than the display size, and you get the same Barnes & Noble extras. It’s available starting today. 

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