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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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’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.
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.
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?