For years, Swype Keyboard was one of the best third-party keyboards for Android, with a focus on swipe typing and voice dictation. But all good things must come to an end, and Nuance Communications Inc has confirmed that Swype is no longer under development.
Anker released its first portable projector, the Nebula Mars, last year. It was a decent product, and the company launched a smaller version on Indiegogo last year, named the Nebula Capsule. Now you can grab the Capsule for $ 296, a savings of $ 53 from the original retail price.
The projector is only slightly bigger than a soda can, but can project an image of up to 100 inches across with 100 ANSI Lumens of brightness.
[Deal Alert] Anker’s Android-powered pico projector is $ 296 ($ 53 off) on Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google’s custom Nexus/Pixel dialer has added a few cool features over the years like local search and video call integration, but the interface hasn’t changed in ages. Today, it looks like Google is testing a redesign that moves your tabs to the bottom. This isn’t always a surefire way to improve app usability, but I think it works here.
In the new version, the same four tabs you’ve long had in the dialer are still there.
Google is testing a bottom nav bar in the Phone app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
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Photos Companion, a Microsoft Garage project
Microsoft has been releasing new “Garage” projects at a steady clip lately, and Photos Companion, a Microsoft Garage project is their latest release.
14 new and notable Android apps from the last week (2/13/18 – 2/19/18) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Thanks to our friends at AT&T, one lucky Android Police reader is about to win a free Samsung Galaxy Note8.
In case you live under a rock, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is the company’s latest flagship and retails for a cool $ 950. Our review called it “excellent” and “one of the best products on the market” and it made the top tier of our holiday best phones you can buy list.
[Last day to enter] Win a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note8 from AT&T and Android Police [US only] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
As you traverse the internet, you will often encounter URLs that have tracking or referral junk tacked on the end. You probably don’t want all that garbage included when you share a link, and Chrome recently started taking care of that for you. As of v64, the browser trims off unnecessary strings at the end of URLs.
The URL streamlining happens automatically when you use the Share menu in Chrome. You can copy to the clipboard or share directly to another app—no setup required.
Chrome now automatically cleans up messy URLs when you share them was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Samsung’s own web browser used to be exclusive to its phones, but that was fine because no one really wanted to use it. More recently, Samsung has stepped up its game and made Samsung Internet a capable Chromium-based browser. After pushing v6.4 as a beta some weeks back, it’s now stable with a few more features.
There’s a whole Medium post detailing the new update, but let’s go over the gist.
Samsung Internet v6.4 stable rolls out with Web Bluetooth, improved download manager, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
President’s Day is here, which means that some of you are home today enjoying the three-day weekend (if you’re in the U.S.). What better way to relax, or slog through another Monday, with a modest amount of app sales? I hope you like icon packs.
- nFilter – Notifications in bubble $ 0.99 -> Free; 7 hours
- Chord Information $ 0.99 -> Free; 3 days
- Instrument Transposer $ 0.99 -> Free; 3 days
- SkanApp hands-free PDF scanner $ 7.99 -> Free; 5 days
- Snowboard Party: World Tour Pro $ 0.99 -> Free; 1 day
- Stickman Revenge 3: League of Heroes $ 4.99 -> Free; 3 days
- Custodians of Space $ 0.99 -> Free; 4 days
- Football Challenger – League $ 2.49 -> Free; 7 days
- Jungleverse: Tiki Cups Kids $ 0.99 -> Free; 7 days
Icon packs & customization
- Easter 3D Live Wallpaper $ 0.99 -> Free; 7 hours
- GION – Icon Pack (BETA) $ 0.99 -> Free; 7 hours
- Vivid Icon Pack – ViviBurst $ 0.99 -> Free; 7 hours
- Planetscape 3D Live Wallpaper $ 0.99 -> Free; 1 day
- Recticons – Icon Pack $ 2.49 -> Free; 1 day
- Graby Spin – Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 2 days
- Fantasy World 3D LWP $ 0.99 -> Free; 2 days
- Zoro – Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 2 days
- Rentrox – Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 4 days
- Zorun – Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 4 days
- S8 UI – Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days
- Pumre – Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 7 days
- Soappix Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 7 days
- Roofing Calculator PRO $ 2.99 -> $ 1.49; 2 days
- Dual Browser Pro $ 1.49 -> $ 0.99; 4 days
- Lotto Generator and Statistics $ 1.49 -> $ 0.99; 4 days
- SkySafari 5 $ 2.99 -> $ 0.99; 4 days
- SkySafari 5 Plus $ 14.99 -> $ 6.99; 4 days
- SkySafari 5 Pro $ 39.99 -> $ 19.99; 4 days
- E Numbers Pro $ 1.99 -> $ 0.99; 5 days
- Music Strobe Pro $ 3.99 -> $ 0.99; 5 days
- My Handbook Pro $ 1.49 -> $ 0.99; 5 days
- World History $ 3.99 -> $ 2.49; 5 days
- Countdown Calendar $ 3.49 -> $ 1.99; 6 days
- DoorSec Quick Door Security $ 2.49 -> $ 0.99; 6 days
- Forager’s Buddy GPS Foraging Pro Key $ 2.49 -> $ 0.99; 6 days
- Stock Exchange $ 1.99 -> $ 0.99; 6 days
Celebrate President’s Day with 23 temporarily free and 51 on-sale apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
As with most high-profile upcoming smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has seen its fair share of leaks as we approach its official unveiling at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. In recent weeks, we’ve learned that the Galaxy S9 and its bigger brother the S9+ will have iterative designs, be available in lilac and coral blue, come with 3D Emojis similar to the iPhone X, and we’ve already seen that the marketing around them will be focused on the camera(s).
More Samsung Galaxy S9 renders leak, confirming design, stereo speakers, and camera apertures was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Snapchat may not have the widest audience compared to social juggernauts like Facebook, but there’s a core of users that have stuck by the service even as competitors like Instagram integrated similar features. Of course, we’ve been more than a bit critical of Snapchat and it’s terrible Android performance over the years—late last year the company promised to (finally) make an effort on the platform. But over the last week, Snapchat has been rolling out a controversial new redesign.
Weekend poll: How do you feel about the changes to Snapchat? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.