The Best Gallery Apps For Android

Most of the people who are buying the smart phones is because of the impressive cameras we are getting. Whether it is HTC, Sony, Samsung or LG. The OEMs make sure they put in the best cameras. However, not every user loves the default gallery. Despite having enough functionality, some people love the artistic flare you can get in several third party gallery apps. Luckily, when you are using an Android, you know there is enough stuff on the Google Play Store to ensure that you won’t have any issues finding what you want.

As with other apps, Play Store holds a variety of gallery apps that you can download to your convenience. These apps provide you with top notch features and are amazing in terms of flexibility. Surely, at first you might feel weird using a third party gallery app instead of the default one but once you’ll get the hand over how things work, there shouldn’t be any issue.

But since there are several apps to choose from, you might get confused and surely downloading and testing each app isn’t the best idea. We have narrowed the best gallery replacement apps that you can download and use on your Android phone. Each app has its own distinctive features but ensures complete usability. You can check out the list below.

Note: The list is not ranked.

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Is Motorola Working on The Next Nexus?

Over the past couple of months, we have been hearing a lot of stuff surrounding Nexus and what is the future of Nexus phones. We have heard that Google is planning on dropping the Nexus and starting a new program called Android Silver which will basically have devices from different manufactures. But then again, the program isn’t happening any time before next year so we still have some time to see where Google goes with the Nexus line up. We have been hearing talks about HTC developing the Nexus tablet, but what of a Nexus phone? The last 2 Nexus phones were from LG (Nexus 4 and Nexus 5) Samsung and HTC are already done with their take on Nexus phones. This leaves Sony and Motorola behind. I’d personally love to see a Nexus phone designed by Sony.

However, the latest leak suggests that Motorola will be taking the helm this time. Lenovo purchased Motorola earlier this year from Google. The leak suggests that the phone will be releasing in November which is understandable since the last Nexus (Nexus 5) was released in October, 2013. More information reveals that the phone is code named ‘Shamu’. This also gives another strong point since Google has a habit of code naming the devices against sea creatures. Nexus 5 carries the code name (Hammerhead) and Nexus 4 (Mako) and Galaxy Nexus was code named (Tuna). Continue Reading →

Best Tips and Tricks for Xperia Z2

Yesterday we covered the method of rooting your Xperia Z2 on the latest firmware. The phone is no doubt a great device that has a lot of potential going on. Like every phone Xperia Z2 also comes with some really handy features and amazing specs. Sadly, if you are buying this phone just for the looks it has to offer, you are going to need some times to get a hold of the device. If you have recently purchased an Xperia Z2 and you are looking for an easy way around the device, you have come to the right place. As personally owning the device, it is safe to say that there’s a lot more to this phone than the amazing looks and cutting edge specs.

After spending some days with the Xperia Z2, I’ve managed to learn a lot about this device and some hidden tips and tricks that might get overlooked by some of the users. These tips and tricks are by no mean useless and are supposed to improve your experience with the handset. So without wasting any time, let us move on to the best tips and tricks for your Sony Xperia Z2. Almost all the tricks are built right into your phone so you don’t have to dwell any further than necessary.  Continue Reading →

Purported Photos of Motorola Moto X+1 Leaked

This just in, the latest leaked photos of the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1 just made rounds on the internet showing the phone from almost all the angles. Last we heard, Motorola was planning on releasing the phone somewhere this Summer. However, the details went pretty scarce after that, and now we have fresh batch of leaked photos, courtesy of Android Police. The pictures show the phone donning the white colour as well as a custom wooden back. The camera lens seems quite big though.

According to the person who leaked the photos, these pictures are of a prototype that is near to the finale stages. Moto X+1 will have somewhat similar design to the Moto X and will come with silver accents. The tipster also claimed that the phone will have aluminum on all 4 sides which is definitely a great thing to look forward to. Continue Reading →

Root Sony Xperia Z2 on The Latest Firmware

Sony announced the company’s current flagship, Xperia Z2 back in February, earlier this year. The phone quickly managed to get a lot of positive reviews. Although the phone was quite similar to the predecessor in terms of design and some technicalities as well. It was a completely improved version of Xperia Z1. The camera was now capable of recording videos at 4k resolution, as well as shooting slow motion videos known as Time Shift. There was an upgraded processor (Snapdragon 801) more RAM (3 gigs instead of 2 gigs) and more battery (3,200 mAh instead of 3,000 mAh) and a better built quality as well as protection against dust and water.

The phone was released with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on board, ever since then, Sony’s consistently provided stability updates, and after each update the root was wasted. Sony recently released another update that patched the last rooting method and made it impossible to root. Thankfully in the Android world, nothing is actually impossible. Thanks to the folks over at the XDA, the way to root the latest Xperia Z2 firmware is finally here. The best thing about this method? You can root the phone regardless of the state of your boot loader and it hardly takes 5 minutes to complete the rooting process. All you need is some basic Android knowledge and you are good to go.

The process uses a Root kit which can also use other Xperia phones such as the Xperia Z1 and Xperia SP. Continue Reading →

Best Simulation Games For Android

Gaming on smart phones is one of the most common things we get to see in our daily life. Be it Android or any other powerful mobile OS, some people just like to play games. While some do it for passing the time quickly, there are several who are just addicted to gaming. They just can’t get enough of spending countless hours on gaming, it becomes a passion and can be utilised in a good way. We all know that gaming can help a person in several ways. For instance, gaming can help treat people suffering fro depression or stress as it provides a way out of reality, it is more than just their mundane lives. They get to live s someone completely different, someone who has the power to change the world.

Moving on, gaming has several genres and each genre offers a unique of playing, the most popular ones are sports, simulation, first person shooters and role playing  games. But in this article, we will be covering a large number of simulation games you can play on your Droid. Some are high end games, while other should work on a moderately powerful devices. Simulation games are basically a computer representation of real world. They can be fun to play and offer hours of fun time.

So without further due, let us head to the best simulation games on Android. Sit back and enjoy. Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Leaks in Pictures

Remember the rumours surrounding Samsung releasing a Galaxy device that will be made by using premium quality materials and will finally offer a metallic design? Well, the rumours did go at one point but there was still a lot talk about the phone as everyone wanted to see a Galaxy device that is built using metal instead of plastic. Well now there is some solid proof that the phone does exist, but it won’t a member of the famous Galaxy S family. Instead of that, Samsung named it the Galaxy Alpha. So much for the premium stuff, eh?

Luckily for us, the rumour this time is more than just words as we have some actual photos of the phone and one thing might surprise people. The phone looks considerably small when it is put up against the Galaxy S5. The reports suggest that the phone will be having a screen size of 4.7 inches. However, we are still not sure about the resolution. So it seems that the dreams of a premium quality device with premium specs will have to be put on hold. The picture also shows that like some high end models in the Galaxy family, this will also come with a faux leather back. To be honest, it should look nice along with the metallic frame of the phone. However, if you are wondering if Samsung will finally consider on screen buttons then you are wrong as this device does come with a hardware button. It also doesn’t come with a heart rate sensor. You can also see that instead of using micro USB 3.0, Samsung has decided to stay loyal to the micro USB 2.0. It is said that the phone will be running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat layered with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI. Continue Reading →

[How To] Hide Albums on Your Android

Own an Android phone but tired of people invading your gallery and going through your images without your permission? Well one of the best things about owning an Android is the freedom it provides you to control your device however you want. Luckily, the same freedom allows you to hide the specific galleries you don’t want people to see because sometimes they contain important and even private stuff. Another best thing here is that you don’t really need a 3rd party app who only has the feature to hide your galleries. All you need is a little bit of Android knowledge and one small yet extremely handy file explorer. In case you are wondering if this process is tricky it is isn’t, all you need to do is to create a simple file called nomedia, if you are still not convinced, you can always use Quickpic which also serves as a third party gallery that will let you hide your images. As for the gallery features, it is one of the best 3rd party gallery apps, it serves both in the looks and functionality department. So without delaying the concern at hand, let us begin. This tutorial also helps you get rid of unwanted albums such as the album arts of the music you have on your phone or the images those annoying ads download by themselves. Continue Reading →

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