Android Police

Articles Tagged:

forums

152

The Google Play Store will no longer show notifications for updated apps (Update)

One of the great things about Android is that instead of being dependent on major OS upgrades like that other mobile operating system, Google's core apps receive regular updates throughout the year. While this is usually a highlight of the platform, it's not uncommon for features to be altered or randomly disappear without warning. Case in point: A number of reports are claiming that the Play Store notification that should be received when an app successfully updates is no longer appearing in the notification shade.

Read More
120

Tapatalk Updates Interface, Many Users Frustrated With Various Navigation Difficulties

 

Tapatalk, Android’s most popular app for browsing forums, recently received another refresh to its interface with little initial fanfare. It was not a milestone update and the overall look of the app was not drastically changed from its past few updates. The way you navigate within a site, though, has been altered significantly. Judging by Play Store reviews, Tapatalk’s feedback board, and our tips inbox, users are not fans of this update whatsoever.

Read More
15

Google Opens Official Chromecast Product Forums For All Your Complaining Needs

Chromecast not working? Now you can complain in an official place on the web – a Googler might even see and help you out. The official Chromecast product forums are up and running with plenty of general information and threads with specific questions.

2014-02-20 01_14_34-Google Product Forums

Read More
22

[New App] Version 4 Of Popular Forum Browser Tapatalk Drops Into The Play Store As A Free Public Beta

Tapatalk: love it or hate it, it isn't going away any time soon. For those who fall into the former category, version 4 of the ubiquitous forum browsing platform is now live in the Play Store, in a public beta version chock-full of new features. The app has been circulating among the Tapatalk faithful in private beta for just short of two months now. Tapatalk 4 is a free download, but requires Android 4.0 or higher.

unnamed (8) unnamed (9) unnamed (10)

A brand-spanking-new interface tops the list of added features in Tapatalk 4. It's easy to see why, with a mix of Holo elements, Google Now-style cards, and the sidebar menu that seems to be all the rage.

Read More
10

Slickdeals, One Of Our Favorite Sources For Great Stuff On The Cheap, Gets Its Own Android App

We've featured more than a few ways to save money on this site that have been found via Slickdeals. Today it gets even easier to spot those gems with a shiny new Slickdeals app. It includes both the highlights on the front page as well as access to the forums where eagle-eyed shoppers can share their finds.

slick1 slick2 slick3

The app looks nice, with adherence to standard Android UI (for the Holo faithful among you) and even includes a handy side panel navigation area. Optionally, you can get push notifications for major deals if you want to make sure you don't miss a thing, and you can use GPS to find local listings aggregated from sites like Groupon and LivingSocial.

Read More
30

Tapatalk HD Leaves Beta, Is On One-Day Only Sale For $0.99 In The Play Store

Back in late December, Tapatalk HD beta left the forum-only download arrangement and made its way into the Play Store as a free download. Now, the beta period has ended, the aforementioned freebie is no more, and the first stable client is available.

1[6] 2[5] 3

For those who may not be familiar with Tapatalk, it's essentially a way to natively interact with many forums from your Android device. This prevents you from having to deal with the cumbersome (and not-touch-friendly) interface of most message boards. While its phone counterpart has been available since what seems like the dawn of time, Tapatalk HD is the first build that is optimized for use on the larger screen of a tablet.

Read More
7

IMDb App Gets An Update, Adds Message Boards, Recommendations, Metacritic Scores, And More

IMDb is already one of the most awesome movie apps on the market. With the world's largest and most popular catalog of who's-in-what and which-came-out-when, IMDb has single-handedly solved that whole "I recognize his face, but what was he in?" problem. Today, it's getting even better by adding support for the oft-forgotten IMDb message boards, providing recommendations based on your movie tastes and, perhaps best of all, Metacritic scores.

imdb1 imdb2 Screenshot_2012-07-12-13-30-46

The Metacritic scores are perhaps the most exciting, as the site is one of the better opinion aggregators out there. Any movie app worth its salt has ratings and reviews from either Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes.

Read More
21

XDA Creates Original Development Forums For Many Devices, Attempts To Separate Wheat From Chaff

If there is one major downside to the custom development community, it's that the sheer volume of minor variations in custom ROMs and largely-borrowed development makes it difficult, if not impossible to find real, quality development. XDA aims to change this by creating Original Development forums. These special forums will be reserved for projects that adhere to a set of rules, not the least of which is being largely original work.

Other criteria for the Original Development forums, from XDA:

  • Official releases of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with significant original development within them
  • Official releases/development of such original ROMs, perhaps posted by the maintainer or their nominated person.
Read More
3

Motorola's Droid RAZR Can Finally Be Restored To Stock Thanks To Leaked Fastboot Files – Development Sure To Liven Up

Motorola Droid RAZR owners (and developers) received a bit of good news yesterday, thanks to a leaked set of fastboot files which allow your RAZR to be restored to stock in case of a soft brick or other unforeseen issue.

motorola-droid-razr-550px

Many users over at XDA and DroidRZR.com forums have already reported success in flashing the files and restoring their devices, indicating that the fastboot set is, in fact, the real deal.

For users, this means that there is always a way to get the RAZR back to stock configuration. The same goes for developers, meaning development for Moto's latest addition to the Droid family will liven up considerably.

Read More
12

Android Forum Roundup: Where Do You Go For Android Help And Discussion? Vote For Your Favorites

Where do you go when you have an Android related problem? Where do you hang out on a rainy day? Where does a good percentage of Android news originate from?

I'm talking about Android forums. Today, inspired by this reddit post, I wanted to highlight some of them and provide a list for people looking to ask questions, start an Android related conversation, report a problem, or just become part of another community (of course, you should always be close to Android Police by following us on twitter at @AndroidPolice and keeping up with the RSS feed).

Android Forums

General

AndroidForums: http://androidforums.com/

Howard forums: http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/379-Android

AndroidCentral forums: http://forum.androidcentral.com/

AndroidCommunity forums: http://androidcommunity.com/forums/

Dev/ROM Oriented

XDA-developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/index.php

MoDaCo forums: http://android.modaco.com/forum.html

Samsung devs: http://forum.sdx-developers.com/

Device Specific

Droid Forums: http://www.droidforums.net, though they also have non-Droid sections

NexusOne Forum: http://www.nexusoneforum.net

Carrier Specific

Sprint

Sprint Users: http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=145

Sprint.com forums: http://community.sprint.com/baw/community/buzzaboutwireless/phones-and-devices/android_phones?view=overview

SprintDroids: http://www.sprintdroids.com/forum/

T-Mobile

T-Mobile forums: http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Android/ct-p/Android

Poll

Where do you go hang out when you need help?

Read More
Mastodon