Most Popular Android Posts Of 2013

Android is the mobile OS of choice for Lifehacker readers, and we cover it from a wide range of angles. These are the 10 most popular Android posts from Lifehacker in 2013.

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Google's Australian Plans For The Chromecast And Nexus 7

Google unveiled two new pieces of hardware today: an update to its Nexus 7 tablet and the Chromecast, an HDMI device which plugs into your television to enable video streaming from a wide range of services, supported by a software development kit (SDK) that allow new apps to take advantage of the service. Unfortunately — and as is often the case with new Google hardware — Australian users won't see them right away.


Lifehacker Pack For Android 2013: Our List Of The Best Android Apps

There's no shortage of great Android apps. Because the ecosystem is so popular (and growing!) there are more worth looking at every day. In our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for Android, we're highlighting the best apps to help you stay connected, stay informed, stay productive and get things done.


Google's Nexus 5 Is On Sale In Australia Right Now

The much-rumoured Nexus 5 Android smartphone from Google is now official — and it's already on sale in Australia (and selling fast). That makes it the first device powered by Android Kit Kat.


Top 10 Reasons To Root Your Android Phone

Android is one of the most open, versatile and customisable mobile operating systems out there. You may think you don't need to root your phone, but you'd be surprised at how much more you can accomplish with a little work. Here are 10 reasons rooting your phone is worth the hassle.


The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

While our US team is getting its Thanksgiving on, we're thankful every day to the developers who build the free apps that improve our lives. Here are 50 of our favourites.


The Samsung Galaxy S4 Has Been Rooted

Today's the day the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in-store at various telco outlets and what better way to celebrate the acquisition of your fancy new Android-powered gadget than rooting it for added flexibility?


Amazon Australian Kindle Store: Everything You Need To Know

Amazon is making its biggest push yet into the Australian market, launching an Amazon.com.au site for its Kindle content, offering pricing for books and apps in Australian dollars and opening up its Kindle Directing Publishing self-publishing platform to local authors. What does the change involve and is it worth switching to the Australian store? Find out in our in-depth launch guide.


Google I/O Roundup: What's New And When Australia Will See It

Google's I/O Developer Conference today brought a host of Android news, including Google+ enhancements to posts and photos, Google Play updates for developers, enhanced Maps, a new music service, a new Hangouts app, extra Google Now cards and (eventually) better voice search. Here's what was announced and when we'll see the new options.


The Complete Guide To Switching From iPhone To Android

Sick of Apple's restrictive operating system but haven't yet made the jump from iPhone to Android? Here's what to expect, how to adjust, and how to cope with certain app withdrawal.


Ask LH: Can I Upgrade My Old Phone To Android 4.0?

Hey Lifehacker, I have an old HTC Explorer which I have re-purposed as my MP3 player. I would really love to get the Zombies, Run! app on it, but this app only works on Andriod 4 or above and my phone is on version 2. As this is an old model I highly doubt they will be releasing any updates for it. Is there any way I can update the OS myself?



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