The Misfit Vapor 2 is official after repeated leaks

Few products have been as poorly concealed in the run-up to launch as the Misfit Vapor 2. It looked for a time as though Misfit would just release the watch without ever announcing it. However, the smartwatch is now official. The Vapor 2 is coming to various retailers soon, starting at $250.

The Misfit Vapor 2 comes in 41mm and 46mm sizes, both of which have a round OLED with 328 pixels-per-inch. Read MoreThe Misfit Vapor 2 is official after repeated leaks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HTC's 'blockchain' phone is up for pre-order, but you have to pay in crypto

Following last year’s bitcoin-led explosion in cryptocurrency value and media exposure, the topic has more or less left the public consciousness at large. Crypto still has its share of die-hard proponents, though, and HTC is going after them directly with the Exodus 1, which you can now pre-order — but only if you’ve got bitcoin or Ether to pony up.

The Exodus 1 was announced in May, although back then, it was just the Exodus — I’m dubious there’ll be an Exodus 2, which seems to be the implication here. Read MoreHTC’s ‘blockchain’ phone is up for pre-order, but you have to pay in crypto was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

20 of the spookiest Android games for Halloween 2018

It’s that spooky time of year again. That’s right, Halloween is almost upon us, so I have decided to round up the creepiest and scariest games released in 2018. While I know many games are currently running Halloween events, I have avoided those titles to come up with a list that is scary all year round. So without further ado, here are twenty of the spookiest Android games to play during the 2018 Halloween season. Read More20 of the spookiest Android games for Halloween 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Aptoide gains injunction against Google in latest antitrust case, compensation could follow

Google’s legal troubles in Europe continue as a European Commission court has accepted an injunction filed by alternative app store Aptoide. The antitrust complaint came after Google used Play Protect to warn users that Aptoide was potentially harmful.

It further emerges that Google Play Protect was even removing the app store from phones without users’ knowledge. Apparently, as many as 2.2 million users have been affected in the last 60 days. Read MoreAptoide gains injunction against Google in latest antitrust case, compensation could follow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Duo audio calls too] Google Home Hub supports Duo calls, but the recipient will only see your profile pic

Update 1: 2018/10/23 7:30am PDT

Google has reached out to let us know that the Home Hub supports “Duo audio calls, and there doesn’t have to have a camera on the other end.” We’ve reached back

When the Google Home Hub leaks first started, everyone was miffed by the absence of a front-facing camera for Duo calls. Later, with the device’s official announcement, those leaks were proven to be true, and Google explained that it chose to skip the cam for privacy reasons (though we all know the decision was more likely a matter of competitive pricing.) However, what we didn’t know was that the Home Hub would indeed support Duo calls, even without the camera. Read More[Update: Duo audio calls too] Google Home Hub supports Duo calls, but the recipient will only see your profile pic was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nike+ Run Club is now available on Wear OS [APK Download]

Nike+ Run Club, or NRC for short, is a popular running companion app that tracks your runs and and compares your data with that of other users (get it? Run Club?). With its latest update, NRC has become considerably nicer to use for owners of compatible Wear OS devices, who can now leave their phones at home during workouts.

Combined with Wear OS’ ability to download music and stream it to Bluetooth earbuds without a phone involved, the new NRC should prove to be a great asset to athletes who want to keep detailed information about their runs, but want to carry as little gear as possible. Read MoreNike+ Run Club is now available on Wear OS [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Modded Google Camera APK enables Night Sight for all Pixel devices (and it's impressive)

The guys at XDA Developers often like to tinker with APK files to enable hidden features, trigger specific behaviors, or spoil Google’s surprises prematurely. Their latest software shenanigans involve Google’s Camera app and the promised Night Sight feature that is supposed to come next month.

Announced with the Pixel 3, Night Sight is a low-light photography mode that ekes out every wave and particle of light to get clearer, better-lit shots in dark environments. Read MoreModded Google Camera APK enables Night Sight for all Pixel devices (and it’s impressive) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 6T to go on sale early at pop-ups in New York, London, Paris, and more

We know by now that OnePlus puts a little more effort into its launches than most, with glitzy events around the world and lots of marketing to stoke interest. The OnePlus 6T will be no different, although it has Apple to thank for moving its unveiling forward a day to October 29th. Just two days later, pop-ups around the world will be selling the device ahead of its official release. Read MoreOnePlus 6T to go on sale early at pop-ups in New York, London, Paris, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google News is using up several gigs of data for some users, resulting in overages

A Google News bug has been making the rounds since early September, but has recently picked up steam and claimed many victims: the app is downloading tons of data in the background and causing overages for many users.

Although the first person to complain about the issue did so on September 1, it isn’t until the 19th that the reports started multiplying. Some users are fortunate enough to have noticed it when it had only used 1.3GB of their data, others weren’t just as lucky. Read MoreGoogle News is using up several gigs of data for some users, resulting in overages was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The latest Messages 3.7 update is crashing constantly on Wear OS watches

Messages 3.7 began rolling out a few days ago, and while the update brings some significant improvements on Android phones, notably the addition of contact sharing, it did something a lot less desirable on Wear OS. The app is now crashing constantly on smartwatches and can’t even stay open for a second.

The widespread issue started creeping up five days ago with the rollout of Messages 3.7.049. Watches from all walks of life are seeing the problem, so this doesn’t seem to be limited to a certain model, maker, or Wear OS version (whatever these are now). Read MoreThe latest Messages 3.7 update is crashing constantly on Wear OS watches was written by the awesome team at Android Police.