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Jumping Ship: 5 iPhone features I would consider leaving Android for

Have you ever questioned your choice in smartphone? What about your choice in smartphone platform?

You are reading Android Authority, and we do love Android phones, but once in a while I (can’t speak for anyone else) find myself questioning – would I, or could I, ever jump ship and become an iPhone user? The answer is obviously yes, I could if I wanted to, but what would drive me to do so?

The primary argument of Android vs iPhone used to always come down to the snappiness of the UI, the instant response when swiping between home screens and opening app, and the “clean” interaction with the devices. And it was true; Android phones, with their customized “skins,” bloated interfaces, and unpolished designs, garnered a bit of a bad reputation and a deficit in that argument – primarily with the everyday user. However, Android (and even hardware manufacturers) has come a long way in years past. With the likes of the Google Pixel and the Galaxy S8, lag or stutter is pretty much a thing of the past, and a vanilla Android experience is pretty much as clean as anyone could ask for.

So now, thinking Android vs iPhone, it comes down to specific features between the two that would make one consider trading sides. For me, though I’m an avid Android user, and have been for years, I’m surrounded in personal and professional life by iPhone users. I sometimes find myself coveting the features that they have, and wishing that the interaction between our phones could be a bit more seamless. To be more specific, here are 5 features that I would/have considered leaving Android for.


iPhone_iMessage

#1: iMessage

At the top of the list, taking the cake as the primary reason I’d consider switching to iPhone, is iMessage.

iMessage has proven itself to be one the largest selling points of the iPhone. Apple obviously knows that it has a winner here, and they’ve put significant time and resources into making sure it stays a top-dog in the messaging app space. When iOS 10 was released last year, iMessage stole the spotlight, with more new features announced than any other aspect of the device. Other apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Allo and more are always nipping at its heels, but iMessage remains leaps and bounds ahead of its closest competitors.

Outside of the messaging experience itself, iMessage has a ton of functionality to improve your everyday usage.

The app itself is feature-rich. It has a ton to offer its users in the way of messaging, trying to overcome that stigma of communication stripped of any inflection or tone by using animations inside the app such as slam and whisper. Other embellishments inside the app, including full-screen takeovers of balloons, fireworks, or hearts elevate the texting experience from one iOS user to another. There are also some very utilitarian features built right in, like invisible ink which prevents nosy screen-peekers from reading a message that was sent to you, or looking at a photo in your message thread, before you’ve had the chance to do so yourself. Text conversations can contain very sensitive information as we know!

Outside of the messaging experience itself, iMessage has a ton of functionality to improve your everyday usage. With apps designed to be used directly within iMessage, you can do much more without switching around to other apps, especially while you’re in conversation with a group of friends. For instance, if you need to pay a co-worker pack for picking up your lunch bill, you can transfer the money in iMessage. If you’re trying to decide where to go for your next lunch, you can use OpenTable’s iMessage app to propose a few spots for your friends in the conversation to vote on, and then handle reservation all at once. There are ample amount of iMessage apps available to help you get stuff done.

Being surrounded by so many people who use iMessage as their primary messaging app makes it tempting to switch to iPhone, just so I too can partake in some of these features that bring text conversations to another level. On Android, your messaging options are far from limited. Each manufacturer has their own stock messaging app, some carriers have messaging apps, and there are more third-party options than I care to count. However, none of them quite stack up when it comes to the value that iMessage can provide. Google Allo was a good effort, but the lack of SMS functionality and a limited install-base brought that train to a halt early on.

As an Android user, all we can hope is that there can soon be some sort of synergy between carriers and manufacturers by way of RCS to get something close to what iMessage has to offer.


iPhone_Airdrop

#2. AirDrop

Let’s admit it. Transferring files, photos, and videos, has never been very straightforward or easy for Android users. Sure, we all have our workarounds to get the job done, but there isn’t one simplified method out there that everyone fully understands. To be fair, transferring files from a smart phone to a computer isn’t very easy on any device, even an iPhone. However, iPhone users have a leg up when it comes to wireless transfer with AirDrop.

If you aren’t familiar with AirDrop, it basically allows you to seamlessly transfer files from one Apple device to another via Bluetooth. So if you need to transfer a large amount of photos from your iPhone to your MacBook, or to another iPhone user, it’s incredibly easy. In the normal share menu when selecting files, an AirDrop icon will appear when the option is available.

Transferring files, photos, and videos, has never been very straightforward or easy for Android users.

Though this feature seems sort of minor, I can’t count the number of times this could have come in handy for me. Don’t be mistaken, though. I wouldn’t trade Android’s file management for iPhone’s any day of the week. Whenever I use an iOS device, I painfully resent not being able to simply download a file without having an app for it to live within. But, when I’ve needed to send something to a coworker or to my wife, having AirDrop would have made life much simpler.

When it comes to Android, you have plenty of options to get the file to where it needs to go, it just isn’t quite as seamless of an experience. If you’re an Android user who also uses a Mac, things get even trickier. Google’s official file transfer app for that subset of users is Android File Transfer. When the app works, it works. But, when the app doesn’t work, which is greater than 50% of the time, well, it doesn’t work. Unfortunately, the app hasn’t been updated since late 2013, so needless to say, it needs some love. Fortunately, there are other alternatives such as AirDroid, Pushbullet, or the standards – Google Drive or Dropbox. There’s much to be said, however, about having a file transfer system that works, built in.

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iPhone_Handoff

#3: Handoff

A couple of years back, when Apple introduced iOS 8, as well as OS X Yosemite, a new feature called Handoff, made its way onto the scene. We live in a multi-screen world. At any given moment, I could be watching TV, using my laptop to buy something from Amazon, and periodically scrolling through Facebook with my phone. That’s an everyday occurrence for many people. Taking the same concept into the working world, most of us won’t find it unusual that you could be using your phone or iPad in a meeting, and then transition back to your laptop when you get back to your desk.

The idea behind Apple’s Handoff feature is that you can start a task on one device, and finish it on another. When you’re stuck in that meeting, and start typing an email on your phone, you can quickly transition to your laptop to finish the email, attach a document and hit send. The great part about it is that it works both ways. No matter if you start from MacBook and move to iPhone, or if you start from iPhone and move to MacBook.

Handoff works with the majority of Apple’s proprietary apps, including Mail, Safari, Calendar, Keynote, etc. but it also works with a ton of third-party apps as well. For me, this would come in most hand with Chrome. If I’m using Chrome to research something with my MacBook, I could continue that research on the go by picking up my iPhone and resuming with Handoff.

I’m trying to find an Android equivalent for this feature, but to my knowledge, there is nothing available outside of Chrome itself being able to sync tabs when you are logged in. If you know of anything in the Android world that can do something similar, let us know in the comments below!


#4: Apple Pay

While mobile payment options continue to grow in popularity on both the Android and iOS platforms, it’s no surprise that Apple Pay reigns supreme in terms of its wide acceptance with both banks and retailers. In fact, according to the head of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, Apple Pay is now accepted at more than 4 million locations in the U.S. alone.

Mobile payment is something that more and more people are getting used to. As more retailers accept this as a form of payment, and as people get more comfortable reaching for their phone instead of their wallet, social acceptance is continuing to grow. Owning an Android phone, which happens to also be a Samsung phone, I use Android Pay (not Samsung Pay) as often as I can. However, outside of its ever-reaching acceptance, there are a couple of benefits to using Apple Pay instead.

Apple Pay reigns supreme in terms of its wide acceptance with both banks and retailers.

For starters, since Apple Pay only has to worry about its functionality on Apple devices, there’s much better integration with the iPhone’s hardware – Touch ID specifically. So, unlike with many Android devices, you don’t need to draw an unlock pattern or type in your PIN to unlock your phone before you pay. Simply hold your finger on the Touch ID sensor and place your phone near the NFC terminal.

Outside of the ease of payment in the store, Apple Pay can also be used online to make purchases. This is something that can be accomplished with the Android Pay app as well, but again, it comes down to Apple Pay’s immense selection of apps and online destinations that are supported.

And, of course, the other benefit of using Apple Pay, especially if you are a Mac user, is that you can use the same account across all of your devices. If you have the new MacBook, you can authorize purchases via the Touch ID sensor with the Touch Bar, and of course, you can use the Touch ID sensor on the iPad as well.

If you want to learn more about the differences in Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, check out this post.


#5: Timely & Consistent Updates

Last, but not least, a feature for which I would consider leaving Android would be the timely and consistent updates. There’s no hiding the fact that this has been a pain point among Android users for a long time. It’s easy for people to complain about it taking nearly a year in some cases to get the latest Android OS, but there’s actually a lot that goes into that. If you think about the number of different Android devices that need to add support for the new OS, paired with the number of carriers that need to do the same, it’s easy to see why it might take some time. However, that doesn’t make up for the frustration that comes from being teased with the latest features but can’t get them until months have passed.

On the contrary, with iPhones, the software updates are nearly instant. When Tim Cook or Craig Federighi gets on stage and talks about the latest iOS, you’re almost guaranteed to have it within the next few days. Since Apple has so much more control of their hardware, pushing out updates is much easier and timely than on the Android side of things.

There’s not much else to say here other than, when will I get Android O?!


Wrap Up

Hopefully, after reading this post (or just reading the headline), you aren’t hunting for my address while holding a burning pitchfork. Look, I love Android, and I love Android phones. As much as I can sometimes fantasize (maybe too strong of a word) about owning an iPhone, and what that might mean for my day to day life, it would be very tough for me to actually jump ship. For nearly every feature I’ve talked about here, there is an Android counterpart in some form or fashion. Sure, the experience may not always be as buttoned up or polished, but the Android experience also doesn’t get boring.

Back when I did own an iPhone (years ago now), I found myself yearning for the ability to make even the slightest bit of customization, such as having my app folders at the bottom of the screen instead of the top. Apple is taking baby steps in loosening their death grip on the user experience, but they’ve still got a long way to go if they want to reach a specific audience who doesn’t want to be just another iPhone user. But until that day comes, Android reigns supreme for me, even if I’m willing to admit there’s a few features from the other camp that I sometimes covet.

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Google will no longer automatically populate search results as you type

Google will no longer automatically populate search results as you type because it just doesn’t work on mobile devices, and mobile devices are where most Google searches happen these days. Indeed, Instant Search is dead at last.

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Remember when Google first introduced what it calls Instant Search all the way back in 2010? The search giant claimed that it would save users millions of seconds per hour by giving them instant search results as they typed away. Some loved it, but others – including myself – hated it. Developed and rolled out under the guidance of Marissa Mayer, who was the company’s vice president of search and user experience then, Instant Search may have saved me a few seconds, but the lag it brought along ended up costing me even more time.

Instant Search was even worse on mobile devices: it was counterintuitive and inconvenient for the page to continuously update itself based on what was being typed on such a small screen – especially a few years ago when smartphone hardware was way inferior to regular computing devices. I remember I had to switch it off because the onscreen keyboard would freeze or lag too frequently.

Google says that the feature was removed to provide a better experience for mobile users and to make Google consistent across platforms.

Nowadays, of course, most Google searches actually happen on mobile devices, and that’s why the search giant has finally decided to get rid of its Instant Search feature. Speaking to Search Engine Land, a Google spokesperson said that the feature was removed to provide a better experience for mobile users and to make Google consistent across platforms:

We launched Google Instant back in 2010 with the goal to provide users with the information they need as quickly as possible, even as they typed their searches on desktop devices. Since then, many more of our searches happen on mobile, with very different input and interaction and screen constraints. With this in mind, we have decided to remove Google Instant, so we can focus on ways to make Search even faster and more fluid on all devices.

So there you have it – you no longer have to go into settings to turn off Instant Search. From now on, you can just type away, and Google will give you a few suggestions without automatically populating the search results.

Are you sad to see it go? Do you think Instant Search was useful? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Alphabet reports $26 billion in revenue despite hefty EU fine

Despite the $ 2.74 billion fine by the European Commission, Alphabet still managed to report double-digit growth in revenue this past quarter.

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Just around a month ago, the European Commission decided to fine Google a whopping €2.42 billion or approximately $ 2.74 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. As expected, Alphabet’s operating income was hit by this hefty fine, but the company’s overall revenue from this past quarter actually beat market analyst expectations, accelerating its growth.

Google’s parent company has just published second quarter earnings and reported $ 26.01 billion in revenue. Not surprisingly, Alphabet’s advertisement-centric businesses – namely Google, Android, and YouTube – are still the driving force behind the company’s double-digit growth in revenue, accounting for about $ 22.7 billion of the $ 26.01 billion although hardware sales of the Pixel smartphones as well as Google Home certainly seem to have contributed. As Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet, explains, the company’s Q2 results are impressive:

With revenues of $ 26 billion, up 21% versus the second quarter of 2016 and 23% on a constant currency basis, we’re delivering strong growth with great underlying momentum, while continuing to make focused investments in new revenue streams.

Due to the heavy fine from last month, however, Alphabet’s operating income is down this quarter compared to the previous quarter. Without it, it would have raked in $ 6.8 billion in profit, but even after the record-breaking $ 2.74 billion fine, the company managed to report $ 4.1 billion in operating income.

It’s likely that Alphabet will continue to rely on advertisements as a vital source of growth and seek to expand on its hardware efforts.

Moving forward, it’s likely that Alphabet will continue to rely on advertisements as a vital source of growth and seek to expand on its hardware efforts. Google, in particular, is indispensable in that regard, and with its CEO Sundar Pichai now on Alphabet’s board of directors, the search giant’s role and Pichai’s role, to be more specific, are bound to become even more important. Porat undoubtedly has high hopes for Google’s hardware ambitions and Pichai’s leadership – the upcoming Pixel 2 smartphones will be yet another test for Pichai and his company.

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Are we ready for a smartphone for hardcore gamers?

The gaming phone has had a turbulent history. Be it with the Nokia N-Gage, the Acer Predator 6, or the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, the experiment has never quite worked out. Meanwhile, many dedicated handheld gaming devices have proved successful since the original Game Boy, with the Nintendo Switch as recently as this year once again proving the potential of the gaming handheld.

We reported yesterday on rumors regarding a potential upcoming Razer handset, likely an Android phone, and one possibly targeted at “hardcore gamers.” This is not based on an official statement by Razer — it may release another Windows gaming tablet, for all we know — but it has nonetheless raised an interesting question: given the past failures and recent successes in dedicated mobile gaming hardware, are we finally ready for a smartphone for hardcore gamers?

Casual vs Hardcore

First, it might be necessary to unpack the notions of the “casual” and the “hardcore” gamer. While in the past one might use the length of time spent playing a game/games, the type of gaming system played on, the amount of money invested in gaming, and skill level, as rickety measuring sticks for discerning the type of gamer category a person fits into, these ideas are ultimately flawed. You can have gamers who want to invest time and money in video games, or want to play them well, and simply can’t.

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Then there are gamers who gladly straddle these distinctions: I have both completed Dark Souls and spent most of my time this year playing 5-minute stints of Dig Deep!. In which category do I fit?

The terms are nebulous and frequently debated, but for simplicity, I’ll use them in this article. Just consider that when I write hardcore I mean “relating to a desire for depth” rather than “the time one spends playing games” or “skill level.”

The graphics myth

The market for mobile gaming is significant: Google Play Store game download figures tell us that. But current Android phones are already highly capable when it comes to playing the vast majority of games on offer at the Play Store — it would be harder to find a game that a four or so year old phone couldn’t run than one it could.

In other words, if a gamer-focused phone could only take advantage of games in the Google Play Store, it wouldn’t have much more to offer than any other flagship phone (unless it arrives at a comparatively low price, that is or is built with gaming ergonomics).

Better graphics does not guarantee that a product will appeal to a hardcore gamer. You don’t need to have particularly strong hardware to create so-called hardcore experiences. Look at, say, Dwarf Fortress compared to UNKILLED in the screenshots below (that’s UNKILLED on the bottom, there).

Which would you say has “better” graphics. Which would you say is more likely to provide a “hardcore” experience? That’s an obvious example, but if you look back to the likes of the 8-bit NES era you will find games that offer much deeper gameplay than titles found on far more powerful modern smartphones.

Essentially, you can’t have a hardcore gaming device without hardcore games; what’s an Alienware Area 51 that can only play Kitty Cat Clicker?

Opportunities

If a flagship phone and a Bluetooth speaker can already take advantage of what most current mobile games offer on an audio/visual level, what else could a gamer-focused smartphone offer? Here are some suggestions:

  • Dedicated games
  • Internet connectivity optimizations to ensure smooth online play
  • Upgrade options (like swapping out the GPU/CPU)
  • Additional buttons (shoulder buttons/D-pad)
  • Mouse/keyboard/controller support
  • 4K display/surround sound?

(Dedicated gaming laptops, like those Razer already manufactures, also usually target features like better battery life, lower-noise, better cooling systems, less weight, and slimmer profiles in each new iteration. But, with the exception of better battery life, these aren’t likely to be important factors in a gaming smartphone.)

Razer may try to implement one or more of the items listed above into a gaming phone, and, of those, control might be one of the better areas on which to focus. Online seems stable enough, CPU/GPU swapping would be difficult, and audio/visual improvements can, as previously discussed, only be taken so far.

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Unlike graphics/sound, control really can be a barrier to getting the full experience of a title, creating the difference between playing it and mastering it, and it’s a fundamental concern when porting games to smartphones. Coming from PC or console input to a touchscreen can all but destroy a game, as it lacks the precision of other types of input. It’s to the Nintendo Switch’s credit that it houses a touchscreen and additional controls.

This — better control — is an area where Razer really does have an opportunity to offer something credible to the hardcore smartphone gaming crowd. But a controller’s usefulness also relies on the game: precise control means nothing on a title like Candy Crush and everything on a game like Downwell — and your Downwells are vastly outnumbered in Google Play. Not to mention the haphazard means of even finding controller-supported titles.

Which leads me to dedicated games. This could be Razer’s other route to success as it could try to bring specific titles to the smartphone with hardcore experiences in mind. Developing its own titles, like Netflix, would be expensive and take forever, but Razer could try to encourage developers to make games for its system. Obtaining games that require its Razer Android device to play isn’t out of the question, though — Nvidia has done it. It’s just that, Nvidia is also bringing in billions of dollars in revenue every year thanks to its semiconductor business.

Wrap up

Cards on the table: I don’t think a dedicated gaming smartphone is a smart idea. There are still great strides to be made in mobile gaming, but unless Razer has some grand plan for mobile titles, the most high-performance hardware in the world still wouldn’t be enough to make a dedicated gaming smartphone worthwhile for the majority of people. Not if it only has the games in the Play Store to work with.

There is hope, though. Nvidia has made fine gaming tablets in the SHIELD and SHIELD Tablet K1, providing a dedicated controller, its own games market, streaming/casting, and offering up more Android updates than the majority of other smartphone manufacturers, all at a reasonable price. They also didn’t have that overblown look like many other devices built for gamers. They are tablets, however, products that you might buy as well as a phone. Owning a normal smartphone and a gaming smartphone might be a stretch.

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Here’s the crux of the matter: Is there a market for richer, PC- or console-like gaming experiences on mobile? Absolutely. Will premium smartphone hardware deliver that? Not a chance.

I’m still genuinely excited about the future prospects of mobile gaming. Honestly. I just think that if all a Razer phone does is provide a high-priced way to play the myriad piss-poor titles polluting the Play Store, it’s more than likely going to wind up as just another N-Gage. Prove me wrong Razer, please.

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Lenovo CEO says he’ll quit if the company misses sales target

Yang Yuanqing, CEO of Lenovo Group, says he’s confident that the company will reach its online sales target. Or else, he’s going to step down.

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If you don’t know the story behind Lenovo’s current CEO, Yang Yuanqing, let me just tell you, it’s quite remarkable: Yang joined the company as a sales representative at the age of 25 and quickly rose to become a distribution manager. His work there was essential in establishing a close relationship with Microsoft and expanding the company’s presence throughout China and later on, the world. He became the company CEO in 2009, and of course, it’s under him that Lenovo acquired Motorola.

However, the company’s ambition to branch out into smartphone business hasn’t exactly been all smooth sailing, and even its forte – its computer division – has been struggling against its American counterparts like HP and Dell. Nonetheless, it seems Yang is quite confident about the company’s future. In a press conference, he asked investors for more patience and laid out short-term and long-term goals for the company.

Yang wants to expand its online sales to bring approximately $ 12 billion in annual revenue within three years.

In the long-run, Lenovo’s focus is on artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg. Yang wants to invest a whopping $ 1 billion over the next few years into AI-related research and development so that the company can better compete with the likes of Alibaba and Tencent in China. As for a more immediate goal, Yang states that he wants to expand its online sales to bring approximately $ 12 billion in annual revenue within three years. Bloomberg says that Lenovo’s hope is to partner up with JD.com, China’s second largest online retailer. What’s more, Yang is willing to step down as CEO if he is unable to meet this goal:

I don’t want to step down. I’m confident we can achieve that. That’s not something worrying… Investors should have more patience. If you want to see the result, it will take time.

Lenovo has recently appointed Liu Jun, the man behind the Motorola acquisition, to head the company’s Chinese PC division in an effort to bring new changes to its struggling PC business. There are also rumors that claim Lenovo’s PC division might merge with Fujitsu though Yang says it’s simply in negotiation for now. With faltering PC sales and worse-than-expected smartphone performance, Lenovo clearly needs to look ahead. In other words, its future could depend on how successful it is in leading the impending era of AI.

What are your thoughts on Lenovo? Do you think Lenovo will be able to survive in the PC and smartphone markets?

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15 best games with gamepad support for Android

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The market for games with controller support is growing. Android TV, the Nvidia Shield Console, and other systems are putting games with gamepad support on the forefront and making them more popular. The proliferation of gamepads and Bluetooth controllers have made playing games on your mobile devices with a controller easier than ever before. Why not play some wicked good games with it? Here are the best games with gamepad support for Android.


Crashlands

Price: $ 4.99
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Crashlands is one of the best games out there with gamepad support. You play as an intergalactic trucker. An unfortunate series of events lands you on an alien planet. Your goal is to craft and fight your way off of the planet. There is also a story line complete with a bad guy. There are over 500 items to craft, a self-managing inventory, and simple combat mechanics. It also supports cloud saving. That means you can play on multiple devices and even on PC. It’s $ 4.99 with no in-app purchases.
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Machinarium

Price: $ 4.99
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Machinarium has been around for a while. However, it’s also a classic. This puzzle game has you searching around, finding things, and then putting puzzles together. Your goal is to save your robot girlfriend from some reprobates that have kidnapped her. The game features some charming graphics, a lovable protagonist, and some enjoyable puzzles. It added gamepad support a while ago. It works really well. It’s a pay once game with no in-app purchases. Additionally, the developers plan on adding controller support to their other big title: Samorost 3. Keep an eye out on that!
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Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Price: $ 6.99 with in-app purchases
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Minecraft: Pocket Edition is one of the most popular games out there. It also comes with gamepad support. Most people know what this game is all about. Each world generates randomly. You can do pretty much whatever you want to do. The developers are working fervently to bring the Pocket Edition up to spec with the PC and console versions. It’ll eventually drop the Pocket Edition moniker. It’s still fun right now, though. It’s $ 6.99 for the game. The in-app purchases are optional aesthetic things like character skins.
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Modern Combat 5

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Modern Combat 5: Blackout is one of the most popular first person shooters right now. It features good graphics, a campaign mode, an online multiplayer mode, and tons of content to play with. You’ll get to pick from seven character classes. Each one has unlockable skills and abilities. You can even chat with other players via global and squad chats. The game became a hotbed of eSports activity here lately. The in-app purchase strategy is a little more aggressive than we’d like. However, it’s about as good as it gets in the shooter franchise. It also has gamepad controller support!
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NBA Jam

Price: $ 4.99
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NBA Jam might well be the best sports game out there right now. It also happens to have gamepad support. You’ll play two-on-two basketball. It also goes by a more relaxed set of rules. You can do practically anything aside from goaltending. It features a campaign mode that puts you right in the arcade action. You can also engage in local multiplayer as well as online multiplayer against people around the world. It has short play times which suits the mobile gaming style better. It’s also a pay-once game with no in-app purchases. It’s probably the best mobile basketball game out there right now.
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Nvidia games with gamepad support

Price: Varies
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Nvidia worked hard to bring a lot of games to the forefront. Unfortunately, all of them are for Android TV. However, that means they all have gamepad support. There are some really good games in their lineup. That includes Portal, Half-Life 2, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Resident Evil 5, and more. You’ll need either an NVIDIA Shield Tablet or TV to play them. That’s a little unfortunate. They are also fairly expensive. However, that’s the price one pays for good games.
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Never Alone: Ki Edition

Price: $ 4.99
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Never Alone: Ki Edition is an action-platformer. This one is narrative-driven. The story line is actually pretty decent. You’re going to play as Nuna and Fox as you traverse various levels. The unique part of this game are the mechanics. You’ll control both Nuna and Fox independently and you’ll need to solve little puzzles in order to progress. It follows a traditional Inuit story. That’s kind of neat. It’ll run you $ 4.99 with no in-app purchases.
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Oddworld series

Price: $ 2.99 each
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There are currently two Oddworld games available on Android. They both also have gamepad support. The first is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath. That title will have you running around completing an adventure story while taking down bad guys. It also features both first and third person perspectives. The other is Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee. Munch’s Oddysee will have you taking down bad guys to save Oddworld. Both games are relatively cheap with no in-app purchases.
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Riptide GP series

Price: $ 0.99-$ 2.99
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Vector Unit has some real winners with the Riptide series. They are a trio of racing games that take place on jet skis. Your goal will be to race them, perform stunts, and make it to the end. The stunts give you boost. Thus, the better stunts you do, the faster you can go. The games get progressively more complex and better as they go. The first one is the weakest of the three. The third one is the strongest. Thankfully, they’re all fairly inexpensive. The second has in-app purchases but you totally don’t need them to enjoy the game. All three games have gamepad support.
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Rockstar Games (six games}

Price: Varies
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Rockstar Games is an excellent option for games with controller support. They have six games worth playing. That includes five Grand Theft Auto games. The complete list is Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City Stories, and Chinatown Wars. They also released Bully for mobile. It plays like a GTA game. The difference is that you play as a kid in high school. The older games like Vice City and GTA III are a little rough around the edges. However, by and large, these games play really well. They are also all pay once games with no in-app purchases.
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SEGA Forever games

Price: Free / $ 1.99
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SEGA recently started doing something called SEGA Forever. It’s essentially porting many of its classic titles to mobile. Some of the games include Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, Altered Beast, Kid Chamaleon, and Phantasy Star II. They are all faithful recreations of their console versions. That includes solid controller support. They’re relatively new. Thus, they do have some issues. However, each game is free to download with ads. You can pay $ 1.99 as an in-app purchase to remove ads.
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Several Square Enix games

Price: Varies
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Square Enix has taken mobile seriously for years and they have a ton of games for the platform. Many of them also have gamepad support, as it turns out. Some of the titles with gamepad support include most of their Final Fantasy titles, Secret of Mana, Tomb Raider I and II, and several others. Most of Square Enix’s games are full replicas of former console games. Many of the ports play very close to the originals as well. They can get pretty expensive. However, they also have no in-app purchases.
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Telltale Games (11 games)

Price: Varies with in-app purchases
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Telltale Games is one of the most popular developers on Google Play. They also have a ton of games. Some of their hits include Minecraft Story Mode (two season), The Walking Dead (three season), Batman, Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands, and Guardians of the Galaxy. These games are virtually identical to their console variants. That includes their gamepad support. Each one is also an episodic adventure. The games cost varying amounts depending on age and if there’s a sale happening.
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Unkilled

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Unkilled is one of the best first person shooters available right now. It has pretty much everything you’d want. That includes over 300 campaign missions. It also has online PvP. That means you can play alone or with friends. It also comes with solid game mechanics, gamepad support, and more. Even the graphics are really good for a mobile game. The developers have done an excellent job adding new content to the game. There is a lot to do here. It is a freemium game, though. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
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A couple of Yodo1 games

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Nubia Z17 hands-on: the $410 flagship from China

You’re not going to find it on sale anytime soon in the U.S., but that’s not stopping us from getting our first hands-on look at Nubia’s latest flagship phone, the Z17. Available for purchase in China right now, the Nubia Z17 was officially announced as the company’s flagship for 2017 back in June. Sporting some top-notch specs and a premium design that makes it formidable against the competition, the Z17 benefits from having a slightly lower price point than some competing flagships out there.

The first thing that strikes us about the Z17 is its premium design

Right off the bat, the first thing that strikes us about the Z17 is its premium design – one that’s boasting a metal unibody chassis with minimal bezels on its sides. Unlike its predecessor, the Nubia Z17 benefits from having a water-resistant design, which is still somewhat of a rarity. Best of all, there’s a substantial feel to its build quality and construction, which ensures that its design won’t go unnoticed amongst the myriad of other flagships in the space.

On the front is a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, giving it a pixel density of approximately 403 ppi. For a flagship, however, it’s the one aspect that undermines the phone’s recognition of being a flagship. Sure, there are other flagships on the market with Full HD displays, but we still would have liked to see Nubia include a Quad HD panel here. Viewing angles are decent however, and there isn’t too much color distorting, either.

Thanks to the Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB of RAM, this phone flies

The Z17 also features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos-enhanced speakers, USB Type-C, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, a whopping 6 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage. The Snapdragon 835 makes the phone fly, exhibiting those instant responses you expect from top-tier smartphones in the space. However, two things that might not be praised across the board are the phone’s lack of 3.5 mm headphone jack and microSD card slot.

Even though it’s running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, there’s no access to native Google apps unless you root the phone. Naturally, that’s a reason for people to stay away, but even more when you’re stuck with native bloatware apps preloaded on the phone. Nubia’s software overlay is quite different from what you’d find on most phones here in the U.S., but after all, this phone is meant for the Chinese market.

Despite that, the Nubia Z17 continues to shine on the hardware front, as it features a dual-camera system that enables it to achieve those beautiful portrait shots that are becoming so popular as of late. The dual-camera system breaks down to a 23 MP and 12 MP sensor combination, allowing it to deliver those blurry backgrounds with photos.

Given the cost of other flagships boasting premium designs, the Snapdragon 835 chip, and dual-camera systems, the Nubia Z17 is definitely a charming phone priced at $ 410 for the base model (6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage). That’s undeniably undercutting the competition, but seeing that it’s currently only available in China, it’s not a rational decision for someone stateside to pick it up – mainly due to the lack of Google apps not being native to the phone. You might pique some eyes showing it off, but using it on a daily basis is an entirely different thing.


What do you think? If the Nubia Z17 came to the United States (or anywhere outside of China), would you think about picking it up? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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Gboard’s latest beta throw in incognito mode and changes up its looks a bit

One of the more popular keyboard options available for Android, the beta version of Google’s homegrown Gboard keyboard received an update that brings incognito mode, along with other features and visual redesigns.

Starting with Gboard’s incognito mode, the feature will not remember any words and, as such, will not store those words in Gboard’s history. This feature was previously limited to Android O, but the update brings support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and up. Interestingly, Gboard’s incognito mode seems to only work in Chrome, with no indication as to whether the feature will be usable in other apps.

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Moving right along, Google slightly redesigned the icons when the Gboard is resized for one-handed use, though functionality remains the same. Even so, you can no longer see how small or large the letters are when resizing the keyboard, a weird change but one that could be exorcised in future updates.

Google also slightly redesigned the Gboard toolbar with a new GIF button. This now gives folks three different ways to find and send GIFs in Gboard, though these options are all hidden.

Finally, Google gave the Theme page in settings a small uplift, with the page no longer separating Custom, Recently used, Colors, and Landscapes. Instead, the theme page is displayed as a grid, with the “Show more” option for all sections expanding them rather than taking you to a different page.

As is the case with updates, Gboard’s 6.4 beta might not show up right away in the Play Store, but we have the download link below in case you are interested.

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AT&T renames GoPhone to PREPAID, offers two months of service for free

America’s second largest carrier has finally ditched the old GoPhone brand for something a bit more self-explanatory: AT&T PREPAID.

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You may not believe it, but AT&T’s (now retired) prepaid brand GoPhone has been around since the 80s. While the carrier’s prepaid plans have undergone some serious (and much-needed) changes over the past few years, its confusing and antiquated name stayed the same. Well, today marks a new era: GoPhone is no more. Long live AT&T PREPAID!

AT&T’s prepaid plans have been a savior for me the past four years, especially when I’m traveling across various North American countries.

Although the name has changed, the plans themselves remain the same: for $ 65 a month ($ 60 with AutoPay), you get unlimited talk, text, and data (AT&T will throttle the speed after 22 GB). For $ 45 a month ($ 40 with AutoPay), you get unlimited talk and text as well as 6 GB of LTE data. Both of these plans include talk and text to, from, and within Canada and Mexico, and you get to use your data in those countries without extra roaming fees. I know that I’ve said it multiple times before, but AT&T’s prepaid plans have been a savior for me the past four years, especially when I’m traveling across various North American countries.

To top it off, the US carrier will be offering two months’ worth of free service to those who activate and keep a new PREPAID line on select plans for 12 months or more. If you open a new PREPAID account with AT&T after July 14, the company will essentially refund the amount you’ve paid for the 3rd and the 12th months after a year. If you have your own device and are looking for cheap phone plans that offer plenty of high speed data, look no further:

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LG Q6 lineup officially announced with 18:9 FullVision displays

One of the most compelling aspects of the LG G6 is its display. Sporting a unique 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1440 x 2880, the G6 makes it easy to get the big-screen experience without the unwieldy form factor. The only other smartphones to sport 18:9 displays (well, 18.5:9, technically) are the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The problem is, to get one of these high-end screens, you need to buy a high-end device.

Thankfully LG is focused on bringing its wonderful FullVision display tech to lower-end devices, the first three of which are being introduced today. Enter: the LG Q6, LG Q6 Plus (styled Q6+), and LG Q6a.

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LG Q6 series specs

As you’ve probably guessed, the standout features on the new Q6 series are their displays. Each one has a 5.5-inch 18:9 FullHD+ display, with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 and a pixel density of 442 ppi. And like the G6, these phones also have curved edges on the screens, which are further accentuated by the subtle curves on the devices’ chassis. All phones in the Q6 lineup sport metallic frames made of 7000 series aluminum, as well.

Surrounding these 18:9 displays are minimal bezels, which, as we mentioned in our LG G6 review, will certainly help with one-handed use.

Under the hood, the entire Q6 lineup features Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform. The Q6 Plus comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while the standard Q6 comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and the Q6a sports a 2/16 GB setup. They all come with non-removable 3,000 mAh batteries, too.

In terms of optics, all three devices share the same 13 MP standard angle rear-facing sensor, along with a 5 MP 1000-degree wide-angle front camera. The selfie shooters on these devices also come with LG’s Face Recognition feature. That’s a nice touch, too, considering these devices don’t come with fingerprint sensors.

Finally, all three devices are running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, along with LG’s UX 6.0 on top. Q6 owners can take advantage of features like Square Camera Mode, which debuted on the G6.

If you’re interested, check out the full list of specs below:

  LG Q6 Plus LG Q6 LG Q6a
Display 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision display
2160 x 1080 resolution
442 ppi
5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision display
2160 x 1080 resolution
442 ppi
5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision display
2160 x 1080 resolution
442 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform
RAM 4 GB 3 GB 2 GB
Storage 64 GB 32 GB 16 GB
Cameras Rear: 13 MP Standard Angle sensor

Front: 5 MP Wide Angle sensor

Rear: 13 MP Standard Angle sensor

Front: 5 MP Wide Angle sensor

Rear: 13 MP Standard Angle sensor

Front: 5 MP Wide Angle sensor

Battery 3,000 mAh
Non-removable
3,000 mAh
Non-removable
3,000 mAh
Non-removable
Network LTE / 3G / 2G LTE / 3G / 2G LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
USB Type-B 2.0
FM radio
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
USB Type-B 2.0
FM radio
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
USB Type-B 2.0
FM radio
Software Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Dimensions and weight 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm
149 g
142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm
149 g
142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm
149 g
Colors Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Marine Blue Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Mystic White, Terra Gold Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Terra Gold

LG Q6 pricing and release date

LG is remaining a little quiet on specific availability details right now. The company says the Q6 will go on sale in Asia starting in August, followed by availability in Europe, Latin America, and North America. Pricing has not been revealed.


So what are your thoughts on the new Q6 lineup? Will one of these be your next phone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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