Android Police

Articles Tagged:

video

29

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr: What's different between these two clamshell foldables?

Following a decade of seeing black, rectangular glass slabs grow in size while swapping their backs between metal and glass, foldables are taking over to become the face of phone fetish. The nostalgia-invoking Motorola Razr went on sale not too long ago and was closely followed by Samsung’s clamshell Galaxy Z Flip. With the two foldables officially out now, it’s time to revisit this comparison to find out which one deserves your dough.

Read More
7

25 new Android games from the week of February 24, 2020

Welcome to our roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have the official launch of Valve's auto chess title, the Western release of a Dragon Quest gacha game, the soft launch of Electronic Arts' tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies 3, and the arrival of LEGO's free-to-play hero brawler. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of February 24th, 2020.

Read More
13

Ting Mobile now offers SIM cards powered by Verizon

Ting is an incredibly popular MVNO carrier, where customers are billed only for the calls, texts, and data they actually use (similar to Google Fi and Xfinity Mobile). The carrier already allowed customers to use either GSM or CDMA SIM cards, even across different lines on the same account, and now there's an additional CDMA option.

Read More
14

Serious Sam Collection and Panzer Dragoon: Remake are coming to Stadia (Update: Lost Words out now)

Last month, Google announced that 120 games are slated to hit Stadia this year. That's a serious jump from the catalog currently on offer, but we haven't heard much about specific new releases since. Today, Google announced a handful of titles coming before year's end, including the Serious Sam Collection and Panzer Dragoon: Remake.

Read More
219

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: A $1,400 phone needs to be perfect, and this one isn't

Samsung's 2020 Galaxy S family includes three devices again, but they've all moved a bit up-market from 2019. There's no "e" variant this year, and the base model S20 starts at $1,000. Samsung understandably favors the top-of-the-line model, the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra. This phone has all the bells and whistles including a Snapdragon 865, 5G (sub-6 and mmWave), and a revamped camera setup featuring a periscope zoom module. With all that hardware, the S20 Ultra has ballooned to 6.9-inches, and it weighs almost half a pound. By attempting to make no compromises, I worry Samsung has compromised the S20 Ultra itself.

Read More
191

All the games on Google Stadia (Update: MotoGP20 and Monster Jam Steel Titans)

Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, begins trialing on November 19 — you'll need to buy a $130 Founder's Edition kit to get access — and is expected to expand to the general audience sometime in 2020. So far, 30 games have been announced for the early roster and we expect more of them to pop up as we go along this year. It can be a little hard to keep track of things, so we've got you covered with a handy list of all the titles that have been announced for Stadia.

Read More
61

Amazon's Fire tablets are slow, but you can (probably) make them faster

Amazon's Fire tablets are incredibly popular for one reason: they are cheaper than most of the competition. The catch is that most models compromise on performance to an extreme degree, typically with low-power processors and a shortage of memory. Most mobile applications, especially games, don't fare as well on Fire tablets as they do on modern smartphones.

However, there are a few ways you can speed up a Fire tablet. We're not miracle workers, and these steps won't turn your tablet into a high-end device, but there's a good chance you'll see a noticeable difference in performance afterwards.

Read More
6

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is a F2P collect-a-thon RPG, now available on the Play Store (Update)

For some reason, LEGO has been busy this year lending out its brand to nefarious developers. Last week LEGO Star Wars Battles was announced, and it appears to be a free-to-play Clash Royale clone from Warner Bros. Today Gameloft's LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed arrived on the Play Store for pre-registration, and it looks like a MARVEL Strike Force clone. Before this year, LEGO usually concentrated its efforts on quality games offered for free to advertise its brand, but now it would seem that the company is perfectly comfortable sullying its namesake to earn a quick buck off of the children that enjoy its toyline.

Read More
37

Plants vs. Zombies 3 leaves pre-alpha testing, enters soft launch in select territories

Electronic Arts recently revealed that Plants vs. Zombies 3 has finally left its pre-alpha testing phase and has now entered into a soft-launch release cycle for select territories, and the Philippines is the first country to gain access. More countries will be added to the soft launch list in the future, though EA is still tight-lipped about any sort of expected time frame, and so the development of Plants vs. Zombies 3 will continue to trudge along during this technical testing phase.

Read More
105

LG unveils the V60 ThinQ 5G with dual screens, 5000mAh battery, and a 64MP camera

For the past few years, LG has introduced its mainstream G-series flagship in late winter or early spring, followed by a larger, more creator-focused V-series phone a few months later. We saw that routine begin to get shaken up last fall with the launch of the G8X (complete with its Dual Screen accessory hoping to steal a little thunder from the folding-phone craze), and now that shift continues not with the introduction of a presumptive G9, but instead with an early new entry to the V series, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G.

Read More