Posts by Brooks Barnard

Poll: How Do You Feel About The New Google Play Store 4.0?

As you may well have noticed, Google is rolling out a new look for their Play Store, version 4.0.  We saw a few leaks, so we knew it was coming but I was surprised it rolled out before Google I/O with it being so close.  If it hasn’t hit your device yet, you can force it onto your device by grabbing it from this post here.  Functionality wise, it’s… Read more

Poll: Is Facebook Home For You?

If you haven’t heard, the social networking giant Facebook announced a new launcher and lock screen for Android devices today named Facebook Home. Also announced was the HTC First which comes with with Facebook home pre-installed. We at DroidDog are super curious how YOU all feel about the new launcher.  Let us know by voting in the poll below and be… Read more

Google Search Updated With Some New Fancy Tricks

Google Search received a fun new update today to bringing in some new features such as real time package tracking from select carriers, quick feedback and settings on cards, and faster Google search results.  As you can see in my screen shot above, cards now have a little ‘info’ symbol in the upper right corner that can be pressed to bring settings for… Read more

CyanogenMod Serving Its Own Flavor Of Pie

So, the screenshot I show above isn’t actually CyanogenMod Pie, but some Paranoid Android Pie.  But, beginning yesterday, March 25th, “the two patches that enable this functionality were merged” so we should see this in upcoming CM nightlies.  I used Pie back when it was first implemented in PA, and loved the look of my Galaxy Nexus with an expanded… Read more

CruzerLite Franco Kernel TPU Case For The Samsung Galaxy Nexus Video Review

Today we’re checking out the CruzerLite Franco Kernel TPU Case for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  I’m reviewing this case on a Sprint Galaxy Nexus, which I hear has slightly different dimensions than a GSM unlocked GNex, but I’m told that doesn’t matter.  CruzerLite’s cases will apparently fit both.  This case fits my device great.  I’ve also been told… Read more

HTC One X+ Review

We’ve had a lot of excitement lately with 2013′s flagship devices being announce and even reviews for the new HTC One are rolling out.  We at DroidDog just got out hands on the HTC One X+ for the first time.  Better late than never right? Now, I’ve read a few reviews for the HTC One X+, and most of them seem to end up being comparative reviews to… Read more

Apps That Improve The Stock HTC Experience

HTC’s Android overlay, Sense, catches a lot of grief for being a heavy addition to the stock experience.  I recently reviewed the HTC One X+ and in reality for this device, Sense did not ruining my experience with the device.  I like my device and the way I interact with it to look nice, and HTC’s widgets have always kind of made me slightly jealous…. Read more