Android 101

The goal of Android Explained has always been to teach everyone how their hardware and software works. So even if you have never touched an Android device before this section will help you learn the basics from the community lingo to the core features of the OS.

Device Tutorials

There is barebones vanilla AOSP Android and then there are the versions that OEMs put on their phones. This means two phones running the same version of Android can look completely different. So this section will be for showing you how to use your new device.

Android Tips

Whether you know the basics or are completely familiar with your smartphone you can still benefit from a number of Android tips. Here you will find mods, unique applications, hidden app features and just a whole lot of different things that we are able to do with our Android devices.

Will the Xperia Z4 Tablet Float?

We didn’t see the announcement of the Xperia Z4 smartphone at MWC 2015 but Sony did announce a brand new tablet. In this video Sony puts the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet to the test to see if it will float.

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Official Unboxing

Samsung officially announced both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge this past Sunday and I have been busy going over all of the information and details about the new devices. Today though, we have a video from Samsung that shows them unboxing the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Transformers is Free on the Google Play Store

Transformers, the 2007 blockbuster hit is currently free on the Google Play Store right now. This promotion is only available in certain regions so definitely check to see if you are eligible for the free HD movie.

Galaxy S5: How to Root

Gaining root access to your Galaxy S5 can open up a lot of options for you when it comes to installing mods and powerful applications. Today I’m going to show you the easy step by step process for the Galaxy S5 root access tutorial.

Galaxy S5: How to Factory Reset

A factory reset can fix a lot of issues with a smartphone, even issues that don’t seem to be software related. Today I’m going to walk you through the step by step process for the Samsung Galaxy S5 factory reset tutorial.

CM12: How to Disable Privacy Guard Notifications

The biggest complaint that I see about Privacy Guard seems to be from the persistent notification that it has in the Status Bar. So today I’m going to show you exactly how to disable the Privacy Guard notification for individual applications.

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