New BBM beta for Android now available from the Google Play Store with several new features

Signing up to be a beta tester for the Android version of BBM is a snap. Just click on the sourcelink at the bottom of this story, and click on the box that reads “Become A Tester.” Shortly after that, you will receive an update to the version of BBM that allows you to test new features for the app. Just keep in mind that features added to the beta version of the messaging app could be buggy until developers have these added capabilities perfected. If you decide to quite being a beta tester, you can uninstall the testing version and install the public version of the app.

The latest version …


More Moto G6, Plus and Play specs leak out, along with their prices

Info about Motorola’s upcoming phones is leaking from all sides these days, indicating that Moto may launch a G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus very soon, likely at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February. The three devices will purportedly have a brand new glass-and-metal design, similar to that of last year’s Moto X4.

While the design already leaked out, in a beautiful, trendy 18:9 screen format, the specs have been the subject of speculation for a good month now, with just one piece of info trickling down the rumor pipe. Until today, that is, when we reiterate most …

Google releases lighter version of Gmail in the Play Store

For all those Android users who are struggling every time they have to check their email or messages due to low-performance devices, Google is launching lightweight apps that require fewer resources.

Up until now, Google release YouTube, Assistant and Gboard for Android smartphones that pack less than 1GB RAM. The latest app to get the lightweight treatment is Gmail, which has just been released in the Google Play Store.

According to Google, “the Gmail you love” has just got lighter and just as fast. Although the app is meant to run faster and eat less resources, Gmail Go probably …

Would you buy the Apple HomePod if it streamed Spotify or Google Play Music?

So, the Apple HomePod is finally out. Apple’s own smart speaker… or just call it speaker with Siri? In any case, three things are known about it: it sounds great, it’s a bit pricey, and it only streams music from Apple Music (alternatively, you can use AirPlay manually, but you know… every time!).

While it’s no surprise that Apple released a product that is locked to its ecosystem, the fact that Apple Music is the only service that can play tunes on this speaker seems to be the major gripe for plenty of users, critics, and reviewers. So, we thought — would this be the only thing …

Render of Moto E5 Play shows that the phone is coming to Verizon

Thanks to a render disseminated today by super leaker Evan Blass, we now have a fresh look at the Moto E5 Play, which is headed to Verizon Wireless. Pre-paid carrier Cricket Wireless will also offer the same handset under the Moto E5 Cruise name. Last month, we showed you a render of the Moto E5 which is the first Motorola handset to feature a rear-facing fingerprint scanner since 2011’s Motorola Atrix. The scanner will be located under the rear camera, and will contain an image of the iconic Motorola batwings logo.

The Moto E5 Play, the first “Play” variant for the Moto E budget line, will …

Deal: Motorola offers $150 discounts on the unlocked Moto Z2 Play starting February 4

If you’re searching for a Valentine’s Day gift, Motorola has a couple of offers that you might want to consider. First off, there’s the Moto Z2 Play, a great mid-range smartphone that’s certainly going to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Although the smartphone is available in the United States for $500, Motorola offers the unlocked Moto Z2 Play (64GB model) for just $350. Moreover, customers can get it with finance from Affirm for as low as $14.58 per month.

According to Motorola, the deal is available until February 17, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide whether or not it’s …

Keeping you safe: Google removed a record number of bad apps from Play Store in 2017

There aren’t many online platforms that can compare to the size of Google’s Play Store. It is estimated that the Android digital distribution service hosts more than 3.5 million apps, with thousands of new offerings being uploaded on a daily basis. Given these numbers, we won’t exactly go out on a limb by saying that keeping the app store free from malicious software and developers isn’t an easy undertaking. Still, it looks like Google is getting better at protecting users and their devices from harm’s way. 
A recent post on the Android Developers …

Running low on storage? The Google Play Store wants to help

Тhe rage-provoking “You’re running low on storage space” 

We’ve all been there – you are chilling at home, browsing through the Play Store and you see a cool game you’ve heard about. You want to play it so badly that you press the download button without checking if you’ve got any more precious storage. Then the unthinkable happens. You see the worst message one can see in such a moment: “Not enough space”. You clench teeth for a brief moment and proceed to freeing up storage manually.

Worry no more though, as Google has …

10 best RPG games for iOS and Android to play in 2018

Boys and girls, it’s time to pick up that shiny new armor from the blacksmith, grab your favorite weapon, stock up on some health & mana potions, and prepare your mind and body for the adventure that lies ahead. Those dark dungeons crawling with evil spawn ain’t gonna clear themselves, you know. It is your duty and destiny to lead a party into the dark reaches of these lands and cleanse them, thus restoring peace to your realm. 

Yeah, you guessed it – we spent the last few days playing mobile RPG games. More specifically, we tried a bunch of these titles …

Google Play topped the Apple App store in the number of Q4 downloads

Thanks to Android users in markets like India, Indonesia, and Brazil, the Google Play Store set a record with more than 19 billion apps downloaded globally during the fourth quarter of 2017. This figure includes only new installations; re-installs and app updates do not count. The data, compiled by App Annie, shows that downloads from the Google Play Store out numbered downloads from the App Store by 145% during the three months from October through December. Games, Finance and Personalization were the categories with the biggest growth on the Google Play Store year-over-year. Shopping and Finance …