Motorola starts rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto X Play

It looks like Motorola has just started to push the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Moto X Play. The US-based company confirmed back in June that the mid-range smartphone will be updated to Nougat, but it did not offer details on the exact release date.

Even now we still don’t know when the update will arrive in certain countries, but at least some Moto X Play owners managed to upgrade their phones. For the time being, the only reports that confirm Motorola have kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto X Play come from Brazil.

The update contains one of the newest …


Malware found in wallpaper apps infects 21 million Android devices via Google Play

The second largest outbreak to hit the Google Play Store that we know of is called ExpensiveWall, a new malware discovered in wallpaper apps, which is said to be responsible for the infection of 21.1 million Android devices.

Check Point’s researchers discovered the malware early last month and issued a statement that contains all their findings related to ExpensiveWall.

Unfortunately, the malware infected at least 50 apps on Google Play, which were downloaded between 1 million and 4.2 million times before they were removed.

The ExpensiveWall malware was “packed” inside wallpaper …

Grab a bunch of premium Android icon packs, now free for a limited time on Google Play!

If you’ve been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn’t we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!

There’s no such thing as having too many icon packs and don’t you believe anyone who tells you the opposite! Okay, okay, we kid, but we do like custom icon packs and we also like sharing our favorites with you, the readers!

As usual, …

Grab a bunch of paid Android games, now free for a limited time on Google Play!

Looking for some nice new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that’s the case, you might be pleased to hear that several games that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.

This collection features several different genres, so we’ve made sure to include an image, video (where available), and a short description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.

Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game below the respective download link. At the time of writing (September 14th), some of these …

If Google Play Protect messed up Bluetooth on your Android phone, here is a quick fix

Google Play Protect combines several features that are already available for Android handsets, and puts them together under the Google Play Protect branding. This includes automatic scanning for viruses and the Find My Device feature. The Google Play Protect logo will soon appear on the packaging of every device with the Google Play Store pre-installed. The service has been pushed out to several Android models, and this has led to a problem with Bluetooth on some units.

For some reason, Google Play Protect red flags an app called Bluetooth Share 7.0, mistakenly listing it as being unsafe. …

Moto Z Play Droid receives security update

Got the Moto Z Play Droid? Then you might have recently received a notification telling you that an update is ready to be installed on your handset. No, this is not the eagerly awaited update bringing Android 8.0 (Oreo) to the device. In fact, the update is bringing the August Android security patch to the phone. Even though the Moto Z Play Droid was launched more than two months after the 2016 Motorola flagship model (Moto Z Force Droid), the Moto Z Play Droid was updated to Android 7.1.1 first, and is one month ahead of the Moto Z Force Droid, which currently features the July Android security …

You can now get four months of Google Play Music for free, even if you're not a new subscriber

Google is running a new promotion for its music streaming service, Play Music. New subscribers will now receive four months of free Google Play Music service, but after the trial period ends, they will have to pay $9.99 or £7.99.

The promotion is not available worldwide, and it seems to be limited to a few countries (US and UK). The good news is if you’re located in one of the countries eligible for the free four months trial, then you can take advantage of it even if you’re already subscribed.

Many Reddit users claim they have canceled their subscriptions to grab the free offering. …

NBA 2K18 companion app and theme card game is now up on App Store and Google Play

2K’s MyNBA2K18 has just been released in the App Store and Google Play, but the companion app will be at its full potential on September 19 when NBA 2K18 will be launched on PC and consoles. 

However, those who pre-order the video game on either platform will receive it on September 15, four days ahead of its official release. Anyway, the good news is MyNBA2K18 is not just a companion app for the NBA 2K18, it’s also a full fledged theme card game.

So, aside from the fact that it fully integrates with NBA 2K18, the app includes the collectible …

Grab a bunch of premium Android icon packs, now free for a limited time on Google Play!

If you’ve been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn’t we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!

There’s no such thing as having too many icon packs and don’t you believe anyone who tells you the opposite! Okay, okay, we kid, but we do like custom icon packs and we also like sharing our favorites with you, the readers!

As …

Deal: Buy an unlocked Moto Z2 Play and save $199 on a Hasselblad True Zoom, or a Moto Projector

Released in the US last month, Motorola’s unlocked Moto Z2 Play is one of the nicest smartphones that you can currently buy for less than $500. To make the handset even more attractive, Motorola now allows customers to pair it with a Hasselblad True Zoom Mod, or an Insta-share Projector Mod, and get $199.99 off the total price.

Normally, the Hasselblad True Zoom Mod and the Moto Insta-share Projector Mod cost $299.99 each, being two of the most expensive Mods that Motorola is selling. The $199.99 discount is available for only one of the two Mods at your choosing …