The Moto X was the beginning of the Google-fueled turnaround for the company, earning it plenty of fans and positive reviews. The Moto X refresh each year became something Android fans looked forward to, but the Google era didn’t last long. Under Lenovo’s leadership, the Moto X went away in favor of the Moto Z family of devices with their ecosystem of modular accessories. The last Moto X launched in 2015 as the “Moto X Pure,” but now it’s coming back.
It’s already the middle of the week and the last app sales post for August. Today’s list is more substantial than most that we see on Wednesdays, so prepare yourselves. And the first of the ten-cent apps has appeared, and it’s a good ‘un. Just remember that we in the U.S. are more often than not excluded from the $ 0.10 sale price — today is no exception.
- Fine Diary (Paid) $ 4.99 -> Free; 2 hours left
- GocalSD Premium Key $ 3.49 -> Free; 2 days left
- Ekstar Pdf Reader $ 30.99 -> Free; 4 days left
- EasyCloud for WD My Cloud $ 2.49 -> Free; 5 days left
- AppSearch Pro – Search your apps $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
- Memorize Everything Me $ 0.99 -> Free; 7 days left
- LASERBREAK Pro $ 0.99 -> Free; 1 day left
- Etaria | Survival Adventure $ 0.99 -> Free; 2 days left
- No Man’s War $ 1.49 -> Free; 3 days left
- Hero Unleashed $ 1.99 -> Free; 5 days left
- Alien Adventure(Full Ver) $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
- Balance 3D $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
- Craft Prison Escape 3D – PRO $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
- GOW ( Get Off Work ) $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
- Ocean Survival 3D – Pro $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
- Striker in The hole(Full Ver) $ 1.49 -> Free; 6 days left
- Survival on Raft Online War PRO $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
- Survivor of Hell:Lets Play Tag(Full Ver) $ 1.49 -> Free; 6 days left
- Wari Gari Chicken $ 0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
- Kids Puzzle – learn 82 animals $ 1.99 -> Free; 7 days left
Icon packs & customization
- Easter 3D Live Wallpaper $ 0.99 -> Free; 2 hours left
- Impossible Reality 3D Pro lwp $ 0.99 -> Free; 1 day left
- OREO 8 – Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 1 day left
- IconX – Icon Pack $ 0.99 -> Free; 2 days left
- N8 Zooper Widgets $ 0.99 -> Free; 2 days left
- The ROX Kollection KWGT $ 0.99 -> Free; 4 days left
- 3D Abstract Live Wallpaper $ 1.49 -> Free; 6 days left
Here are 36 temporarily free and 41 on-sale apps, plus the Game of the Week was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
LineageOS has done an impressive job with adding official support for more and more devices. The last time we took a look at the ROM, it had improved its Jelly browser and merged the August security patch to all its devices. Now even more phones are receiving official builds, including the OnePlus 5.
The most exciting new device is the OnePlus 5 (cheeseburger), which has had unofficial builds for a while now.
LineageOS adds support for OnePlus 5, more LG G6 variants, and other devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Is Amazon’s Echo Dot a bit too rich for your blood? If $ 44 is too much for an Alexa-powered smart speaker, $ 29.70 might be more to your liking. Right now over at Amazon you can pick up the Eufy Genie Smart Speaker, which includes Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant and a 2W speaker in a compact Dot-like package. Although these are usually $ 34.99, they’ve been marked down by $ 5, making them one of the most affordable ways to get Amazon’s Alexa in your home.
[Deal Alert] Pick up a Eufy Genie Alexa-powered smart speaker for less than $ 30 at Amazon ($ 5 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google doesn’t offer discounts on its products very often (aside from the Google Home, which seems to be on sale quite a bit), but a Chromecast Ultra deal has just gone live. This is the very same deal that we saw back in June and in February, and while a $ 10 discount isn’t anything astronomical, it’s a nice incentive to grab Google’s premium Chromecast if you don’t already have one.
[Deal Alert] Get a Chromecast Ultra for $ 59 ($ 10 off) at Google Store, Best Buy, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
It’s hard to imagine writing about Allo without talking about stickers, and as the title suggests, this post isn’t going to change that. Version 17 just started rolling out, but it looks to be basically the same on the surface. At least no significant changes have turned up for me. However, a teardown of the apk shows that there are even more sticker-related improvements on the horizon.
Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android’s application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
Allo v17 prepares to add “web stickers” for more variety, will soon sort sticker packs into searchable categories [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The Sony Xperia XZ debuted in the US with a rather astronomical MSRP of $ 700, but ten months later, the price has calmed down to more reasonable levels. This latest figure of $ 399.99 with a free 64GB microSD card is one of the best offers we’ve seen yet, and it’s available for all three colors.
The XZ may not be the newest model anymore (that honor belongs to the 960fps-shooting XZs), but it’s still pretty well-specced.
[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZ with free 64GB microSD card is just $ 399.99 ($ 300 off) on Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
BlackBerry has always placed a high priority on the needs of businesses, especially when it comes to security. All of the company’s Android phones come with the ‘DTEK’ security suite, and BlackBerry has done a pretty good job of pushing out Google’s monthly security patches. Now, BlackBerry may be looking to license its secure version of Android to other companies.
According to a report from The Economic Times, BlackBerry is calling its version of Android “BlackBerry Secure,” and it includes all the security features currently shipping on its Android devices.
BlackBerry may start licensing its Android ROM, called ‘BlackBerry Secure’ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
We’ve been hearing about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for some time now, but there are two main things that we were unsure of: the processor(s) powering them and the release date. Thanks to a tweet from famed leaker Evan Blass, we now know that both Pixel 2 models will use the Snapdragon 836, and they’ll be unveiled on October 5th.
Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th.
@evleaks: Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will debut on October 5th with Snapdragon 836 in tow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Nougat had its fair share of Bluetooth issues, particularly on Google’s Pixel devices, but you’d be forgiven for hoping that Oreo would avoid similar problems. Sadly, it seems that Pixel and Nexus owners are experiencing a number of different issues after installing the final version of Android 8.0, and Google is trying to gather user feedback in order to address the matter.
Users are reporting Bluetooth issues in Android Oreo and Google wants more feedback was written by the awesome team at Android Police.