News, analysis and tips on the Google Android operating system, and devices and apps that use it.
With an ever-growing selection on Google Play, it can be near impossible to cut through all the
SwiftKey is taking the freemium route, where the app is free, but you spend money on new themes.
Cyanogen, the company behind the Android ROM, has replaced its alien mascot and logo, Cid.
After notching nearly one billion games played on iOS, Dots comes to the Android platform to snare more addicts.
Android Jelly Bean has overtaken Ice Cream Sandwich as the second most popular version -- but ancient Gingerbread is still way out in front.
Meanwhile, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) combine to account for about 25 percent share.
The popularity and openness of Google's mobile OS has led to a 90 percent jump in malware targeting Android devices this year, says security vendor Fortinet.
New versions of both mobile apps bring back some previously removed but still in-demand features.
Facebook and Gmail rank among the top apps for Android users of several age ranges, according to Nielsen research. And Amazon's Appstore outranks Google's Android Market.
Emu master yongzh's account deleted by Google without warning along with his franchise emulators.
Android's spectacular growth this year means it has become the world's second most popular mobile OS, selling by the bucketload and catching up to Symbian.