Android Stuff: ES File Explorer strips out much-despised adware lockscreen

ES File Explorer has long been a favorite management app for a vast number of Android users, and we’d never really had anything negative to say about it until earlier this month. The developers pulled a questionable maneuver when they added “Charging Boost,” an ad-heavy lockscreen feature that claims to increase charging speed. Monetization is […]

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Android Stuff: OnePlus 2 gets a new Marshmallow build in OxygenOS 3.0.1 beta

The official Android Marshmallow update for the OnePlus 2 isn’t far away, but it’s still far enough in the future that another Marshmallow “community build” has appeared. OxygenOS 3.0.1 is now available for the OnePlus 2 and should be the last manual install beta before the final version rolls out to everyone. See also: TENAA […]

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Android Stuff: ZTE’s Z-Community is a place where you can talk about mobile tech with other ZTE fans

ZTE has been in the news quite a bit lately, mostly because of its brand new Axon 7 flagship. This new smartphone boasts an all-metal build, top-of-the-line specifications, support for Google’s Daydream platform and much, much more. It will also probably come to market at a pretty affordable price point, at least compared to other […]

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Android Stuff: WhatsApp is reportedly the world’s most popular Android messaging app

The messaging app landscape is one of those arenas where the rich get richer. What makes a messaging app most desirable is that you’re able to use it with as many people as possible. Thanks to a report by SimilarWeb that analyzed Android usage data from 187 countries, we’re now seeing that the runaway winners […]

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Android Stuff: Help animals get revenge in Crashing Season, out now on Android

Hunting games have been around for a long time. Some people think it’s fun to venture off into the virtual wilderness and hunt down animals, but what if the roles were reversed? You can now help animals seek revenge in Crashing Season from Koukoi Games. So, what’s it all about? Crashing Season is a closed-area runner game […]

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Android Stuff: HTC 10 arrives to India on June 5th, in both Snapdragon 820 and 652 configurations

Ever since the HTC 10 was first announced, we’ve known that there would potentially be two models, one dubbed the HTC 10, the other the HTC 10 Lifestyle. Based on our initial understanding, the Lifestyle would come to select markets, including India, as the only option for HTC fans. As you can imagine, there’s been a […]

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Android Stuff: Deal: HTC 10 currently $100 off at Verizon

From the LG G5 to the Samsung Galaxy S7, consumers have many options when it comes to getting themselves a flagship smartphone these days. Considering they all have similar specs, like octa-core processors, metal cases etc — it really becomes a matter of personal preference, and deciding which of the little differences matter most to you. Samsung gives you […]

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Android Stuff: New DROID (Moto Z) press renders appear, showcasing new color options

Motorola’s upcoming 2016 flagships, believed to be branded with the name “Moto Z”, continue to make news as leaks stream out of the proverbial faucet. Just a short while ago the big revelation was a pair of devices and the potential presence of a modular make. Earlier today that was followed-up by a purported picture of the actual […]

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