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.

How to Enable the Nexus 6 Double Tap to Wake Feature

For anyone that has used an LG smartphone in the last couple of years you might know how useful the double tap to wake feature can be. Now, anyone with a Nexus 6 can regain this functionality and you don’t even have to have root access to do it.

Raiden Legacy is on Sale for $0.99

Raiden Legacy, a compilation of four classic arcade scrolling shooter games, is currently on sale in the Google Play Store for only $0.99. These games are worth the full price of $4.99, so $0.99 makes this a steal.

How to Disable the Navigation Bar

here’s a quick and simple way to disable the Navigation Bar completely on Android. It requires root but once you have your smartphone or tablet rooted, then you can get rid of the annoying Navigation Bar(aka Soft Keys).

How to Hide the Navigation Bar

Today I’m going to walk you through a step by step guide on exactly how to hide the Navigation Bar on Android. This will not disable it completely(I’ll talk about that tomorrow), but it will hide it and allow you to bring it back anytime you want.

The Double Dragon Trilogy is on Sale for $0.99

Right now you can download the Double Dragon Trilogy game on the Google Play Store for only $0.99. The game includes the original Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone.

Walmart Moto E

The Moto E is on Sale at Walmart for $9.99

And you thought Verizon’s pre-paid variant of the Moto G was a good deal. You can get the Straight Talk pre-paid variant of the Motorola Moto E at Walmart for only $9.99 right now. This could simply be a Cyber Monday sale so you will want to take advantage of this sale before it ends.

The LG G Watch is on Sale at Groupon for $79.99

We’re starting Cyber Monday a little early today with a special discount for the LG G Watch smartwatch. Groupon says there is a limited number of units for this particular sale so you will need to hurry before they sell out.

How to Fix the LG G3 Over Sharpening Effect

Since the release of the LG G3, a lot of people have complained about an over sharpening effect that LG has decided to use. After months of testing the issue can now be fixed with a simple custom kernel and I will show you how.

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