The most terrifying mobiles in history, especially Halloween

We have reached a new Halloween, and from The Free Android we decided to dive into the underworld to find those phones that should never have seen sunlight. Phones that their creators have tried to keep hidden in the shadows, but once a year they take a walk through our world.

After reading the following compilation, you will not use the phrase "this phone is a nightmare" in vain. If you thought your smartphone is slow, does not take good photos or does not receive system updates … you do not know what awaits you. What a mystery, right? Carmen.



The Free Android is not responsible for the consequences of reading the following article. Read at your own risk and it is recommended that you stay out of reach of children. All the phones you will see below can cause nightmares, nausea, anxiety and various symptoms.

However, if you want to have fun for a while … keep reading our Halloween special;)

Xelibri 6

We begin our walk through the museum of horrors with a mark missing today, but that in its day enjoyed quite popularity. We talk about Siemens, a pioneer of mobile telephony in those early years, always betting on innovation and risky designs … But something went wrong on the design table.

Xelibri 6

At that time you bet on risky designs, but the Xelibri 6 overcame the barriers of the tolerable. A round telephone, with a keyboard in circular arrangement and that looks like a makeup mirror. It may not be your biggest nightmare, but you will never look in a mirror again without remembering that tiny screen of pixels

Vertu Signature Cobra

The line between luxury and bad taste is the same width as the hair of a shrimp: our next protagonist comes from a brand where they never fully understood what luxury means. Vertu had us accustomed to a bit bizarre devices, but with this … they should have called it Halloween.

Vertu Signature Cobra

He Vertu Signature Cobra It has left us without emoticon with which to express what it feels like to see it. If your painting in golden tones is already striking, but in the bad, the presence of rhinestones It does not help in its design. In case this did not involve enough luxury, and for those who do not just understand the name of the phone … We have a colorful rhinestones snake.

Samsung SPH-N270 Matrix

Our next protagonist has a glamorous origin, nothing more and nothing less than direct Hollywood. We have had a wide variety of icons from the films of the Mecca of the cinema, the phones being one of them. The first Matrix movie made Nokia 8110 an object of desire. But its sequels …

Samsung SPH-N270 Matrix

Following in the footsteps of such an iconic phone, which Nokia recently reissued, for the following films in the saga a new device was designed. The result of this was the Samsung SHP-N270, a telephone Too much «Matrix» even for the fan more fan of the saga. Of doubtful ergonomics and a telescopic headset, this phone was in the shadows.

Monohm Runcible

Lately we have spoken about the lack of innovation in smartphone design, all square, sad and that differ little between them. We implored a risky bet, but our next protagonist makes us rethink that desire.

Monohm Runcible

What you see on these lines It's not a coconut, it's not a peephole or a strange being Come from outer space. It's nothing more and nothing less a telephone, of course wood, but a telephone. From The Free Android we are defenders of the planet and the reduction of the use of plastics, but this device It makes us feel more guarded than if we open a Facebook account.

Goldvish Le Million

We have booked the biggest nightmare for last, only suitable for the bravest of the place. Arrived directly from the depths of our nightmares, from the darkest of the fault, from the most absolute bad taste. A phone that, if Dracula saw him, he would ask for the discharge twice.

Goldvish Le Million

He Goldvish Le Million it's supposed to be the maximum expression of luxury, obviously misunderstood, but for many of us reminds us of the character Shy guy from Mario.

Or the hilt of a thousand and one night sword, in this case nightmares. Covered with rhinestones, excessive brightness and enjoying an absence of ergonomics, this phone will chase us into the loneliness of the night from now on.

On these lines, so as not to leave a bad taste in your mouth and try to relieve the nightmares that you will suffer from this Halloween, we leave you the video of a smartphone that can make you smile … or not, muaaahaahaahaaha. You were notified.

Hand out open-handed slapping with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill

The Spaghetti western was all the rage on movie screens during the second half of the 20th century, a genre that approached the American West classics with an Italian style and characters that managed to gain a foothold in world stardom. Two great representatives of the genre were Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, a charismatic couple that filled the screen with his comic air and also with his way of delivering smacks. Especially with the latter.

In the 70s the couple triumphed thanks to films like They called him Trinidad, a comic Spaghetti western that you can now relive on the screen of your Android. Not this particular movie, but a completely new story. Without losing the charm of smacking everywhere and with graphics at 90's beat’em up.

Bud Spencer & Terence Hill – Tortazos y beans, a beat’em up classic cut with pixelated graphics and action-packed

Hand out open-handed slapping with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill

This new game is a playable adventure that is not only based on the films starring the couple, it also allows you to put yourself at the controls of the characters to hand out bulkheads as if they were given away. In fact, it is such that: the game offers us a crosshead on the left side of the screen to control the movement; Y four action buttons to distribute from punching to smacking. They also block enemy attacks and use objects as weapons. Beer mugs, pans … And even the enemies themselves: throwing them as a throwing weapon is a spectacle.

Hand out open-handed slapping with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill

Music created for the game and set in the Spaghetti western, the original sound of the mamporros, constant fights that they can become somewhat monotonous (typical of the beat’em up), an original story full of jokes… Whether you like movies or not Bud Spencer and Terence Hill Surely, at least, you have a good time with this game.

Hand out open-handed slapping with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill

We liked it a lot and we have not suffered any mistake. In principle you do not need exaggerated resources to run, so it should be suitable for a good number of mobiles. It lacks in-app ads and purchases, as it should be in a paid game. Because yes: Spencer & Terence Hill – Tortazos and beans costs money.

You can download Bud Spencer & Terence Hill – Tortazos y beans from the Google Play Store. Its cost is 4.49 euros, an adjusted price for the huge beat’em up fun offered by this game.




How to share applications installed on an Android TV

With the enormous ease that Android has to be adapted to almost any type of device, Google decided to diversify this system in order to boost from mobile phones to cars; going through televisions, devices that it focuses on Android TV, either on a TV or as a player. And of course, having this system offers several advantages, such as being able to install apps in Apk.

In an Android TV it is as easy to install an application in Apk as to do it in a phone: it is enough to accept the unknown origins, or authorize the app that installs the Apk, so that we can add software without going through the Google Play Store. Not only that: removing installed applications is just as simple. This way you can install them on another Android TV.

Easily extract any application installed in Apk, perfect for installation on another TV or player

How to share applications installed on an Android TV

X-plore File Manager interface

Recently I have faced this problem: I have received a new Android TV and one of the apps I usually use was not available for him. So I thought: why not take out the Apk from my old Android TV to install it in the new? Said and done, the process is really simple even though you have to install applications for it.

Let's get into the tutorial, so you can Share the applications installed on your Android TV in Apk:

  • You need a file manager that is capable of sharing applications. After trying several, I keep X-plore File Manager.
  • Open the file browser and accept the permissions to access the storage of your Android TV.
  • Go to the right column and click on Web Storage.
  • Click on Add server and choose Google Drive. Or the cloud account you prefer.
  • Accept permission to access your Google Drive account (or other cloud service) and you'll have it set up.
  • Look at the column on the left, where it says Application Manager. Click here and you will see that all installed apps are displayed.
  • Mark the app you want to share and press and hold the accept button on your remote control.

How to share applications installed on an Android TV

  • Go to Share in the menu that has been displayed and Copy to clipboard.
  • Go back to the right column, choose your account in the configured cloud and press and hold the accept button on the remote control.

How to share applications installed on an Android TV

  • Choose Paste and the Apk will be uploaded to your account.

Once you have the file in Drive, or any other web storage service, you just have to install X-plore File Manager on any other Android TV to import the extracted Apk and install it. This way you can Share any application installed on your Android TV, come standard with the player or you have installed it from Google Play. It is somewhat cumbersome, but effective. And you can save the Apk in a USB flash drive instead of sharing it with the cloud, for example.

WhatsApp already has the fingerprint lock for everyone

Who we use WhatsApp In its beta version we usually test the new features of the application before anyone else. So it has been with the stickers or with group calls, to give two examples. Or with one of the privacy and security options that were best integrated into the messaging application: the blocking conversations with the footprint.

Since a good part of the current mobiles own the fingerprint scanner as a biometric method of authentication, many applications use it to introduce a second layer of security into applications. And, since WhatsApp is one of the apps that most unauthorized looks attract, having a secure protection system is an excellent way to avoid leaks.

A beta feature now available in the stable version: protect your WhatsApp chats with the fingerprint

WhatsApp activates fingerprint blocking to all

If you are thinking that you have been with that option in your WhatsApp for months, you are right: the application introduced it in the beta with the version 2.19.221, in mid-August of this year. Two and a half months of open tests passed and finally the developers decided to allow blocking with stable WhatsApp footprint. This has been confirmed by the company itself in a blog article.

To activate the fingerprint lock You just need to do the following:

  • Access the settings of your WhtasApp by clicking on the three points in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Enter the options of «Bill», Then in« Privacy ».
  • Descend to the option of «Fingerprint lock».
  • Now you just have to activate the option «Unlock with fingerprint». Confirm with the fingerprint registered on your phone.
  • You can choose three automatic locks: just close WhatsApp, after 1 minute after closing or after half an hour. You decide, but the first option is the safest. Also somewhat cumbersome since you will always have to put the mark to get into your conversations
  • The last setting allows you block message content in notifications. If you don't want them to be read, activate it.

You should already have the fingerprint lock active, in principle you don't need to update: the option is activated from the server side. In case it still does not appear, you may have to wait a while. And you can always install the beta.




Motorola's first real image folding screen razr

Maybe the folding mobiles they are more an aspiration than a reality since there are few that can currently be purchased (the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Royole FlexPai), but surely the technology will become common in a few years. Brands like Samsung and Huawei are determined to do so, also others like Motorola. In fact, today we know what the folding reincarnation of the Motorola RAZR V3.

He razr (now in lowercase) will be a folding screen mobile that will mimic the classic RAZR of clamshell or shell style. The mobile in question has been on the rumor scene for months, but Motorola recently confirmed it by revealing a small detail of the device. Luckily now we can see it completely, courtesy from Evan Blass.

The Motorola razr is the living reincarnation of the mythical RAZR V3 of 2004, but with folding screen

First real image of Motorola folding razr

Evan Blass's picture

If you have been following the mobile phone market since the time of Nokia 3310Surely you fell in love at the time of Motorola RAZR V3, a hinge phone that offered a small screen on the external face and an alphanumeric keyboard and larger color screen when deployed. It was an absolute success of sales. And it became an icon that continues to endure today.

In the process of reviving the icon, Motorola would almost have the revision of the classic; updating it to a smartphone of the current era by including Android and a flexible OLED display. It will have a different intention from that of Samsung Galaxy Fold o Huawei Mate X: instead of a tablet that becomes mobile, Motorola is looking for a compact phone that is deployed on smartphone.

First real image of Motorola folding razr

Evan Blass's picture

Evan Blass has released the image of the next Motorola razr, also confirmed the logo of the phone (we already knew it). As far as we know, it will be a category Android with high-end hardware and exorbitant price. And he wouldn't have much left to introduce himself: Motorola has marked the date for November 13.

So you can install Netflix on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

After waiting for a long time we have finally been able to start testing the new Huawei Mate 30 Pro, although as you can imagine, it is a peculiar terminal as it does not have Google services and applications.

There are ways to install them as we tell you in other articles, but the one that does not come with Google certification is a problem for other things, such as being able to make payments with Google Pay or that some applications allow its installation.

The particular case of Netflix

And we mentioned the latter because some streaming companies use Google certification to allow or not the execution of their mobile applications on Android terminals.

This is just what Netflix has been doing since version 5 of its application, which is now about two and a half years old. That is why current versions of the application cannot be installed on smartphones that do not have Google certification, as in the case of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

If we perform a search on Google Play the app will not appear to download it and if we download an APK and install it manually we will get an error before we can reproduce anything.

How to install Netflix on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

So, as we tell you in this article, what we have to do is download the APK of version 4.6.1 and install it manually. We can log in easily but being an old application we will not have some of the advantages that Netflix has subsequently introduced, such as downloading content to watch offline.

You can download the application from APKmirror and install it directly using the option of unknown sources.

This is a problem added to the absence of Google applications, and it may not be the last application that gives us problems in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

Download Angry Birds in augmented reality for Android phones

Although we have been waiting for more than we would have liked (in iOS this game has been available for quite some time), we can finally play the Angry Birds classic but in a way that we would not have imagined when we first tried it for less than ten years ago years.

Playing anywhere

This new proposal focuses on the way of playing, since using augmented reality we can place the different phases and levels where we want. Therefore, just before starting each game, we will need a flat surface, such as a table, the floor or a bed.

In it will appear each of the structures created by the green pigs and that we must destroy with the already classic slingshot. Now we will have this weapon in the first person, and we must touch the birds to get on it.

Sliding from top to bottom on the screen (with the mobile horizontally), we will launch the birds to the area we want.

Moving while we play

One of the biggest differences of this game with the previous versions is that we are not limited to a single perspective. We can turn around the surface we have chosen to build the structure and see which is the most suitable place to shoot.

We can also approach and move away to find our bird in a very specific place.

A reinvented classic

We will have 70 levels, although the developers have announced that there will be more in the future, with the birds we already know and their different powers. Also present are the different building materials such as wood or dynamite boxes.

This game can be downloaded for free and it is necessary to install ARCore, augmented reality services which Google expressly developed for Android. If a mobile phone is not compatible with ARCore, you could not use this game, although there are always ways to skip that limitation.




The best application to control the mobile from the computer

Using the mobile from the computer is a utility that many users value and there are many alternatives to achieve it.

Today we test scrcpy, a completely free application and compatible with virtually all PC systems. An application focused on getting almost immediate performance and latency, something that is usually more complicated to achieve in applications that are not of a professional nature.

scrcpy is our favorite app to control the mobile from the computer

Yes, we know that the name is not the friendliest in the world, but let's not judge a book by its cover. Everything that is lacking in name makes up for it with performance and ease of use (within its limits).

Let's start for the best, you don't need to install anything on your mobile. The application makes use of the ADB connection for developers, and it will only be necessary to have a small program on your PC that we can get on the GitHub page.

It is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS, whatever your choice of operating system, scrcpy will be compatible with your device. In Linux and Mac OS it is a bit more complicated to install (since you will have to use the terminal) but once installed we will not have to do more.