Commentary: Google's phone operating system has a huge problem -- and the new Android M update does nothing to fix it.
News, analysis and tips on the Google Android operating system, and devices and apps that use it.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad.
While it doesn't offer much to distinguish itself from other Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a decent 7-inch tablet at an affordable price.
Skylanders: Trap Team is a return to a simpler form, with new elements that prove the franchise is definitely around for the long haul.
Commentary: My biggest takeaway from Google's Android M announcement was how underwhelmed I was by the new features. But that may well be the new normal for all mobile operating systems.
The search giant's new project aims to make phones more secure by loading a microSD card that serves as a security powerhouse.
As the company trumpets Google Photos' new abilities for archiving and sharing photos, it also quietly drops a sophisticated tool for editing them.
Already leagues ahead of Apple's Siri in natural-language recognition, Google Now's expanded role in Android M could make it the most valuable feature.
Due out this year for Android and iOS, the voice assistant will bring some competition to Apple's Siri and the Google Now app.
Save Google Maps for offline access, so you can navigate the roads even when you're off the grid.