Android Facebook Messenger for Android

Facebook Messenger for Android

Editor’s Note, March 25, 2015: This review has been updated to include features added in the newest version of the app. Facebook Messenger (Android | iOS | Windows Phone) is a standalone app that lets you chat with your Facebook friends, send them photos and stickers, and even make free VoIP calls to your friends […]

Android Sherpa is an impressive digital assistant for Android, despite its ‘beta’ status

Sherpa is an impressive digital assistant for Android, despite its ‘beta’ status

Sherpa can do (almost) everything from show you a weather forecast to stream music. Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET Say hello to Sherpa, a new competitor in the fast-growing field of digital assistants for your mobile device. For some time, the app has been a big hit in Spain and Latin America, but today it officially […]

Android WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger

Editors’ note, February 19, 2014: This review has been updated with information from Facebook’s announcement that it acquired WhatsApp. WhatsApp Messenger (iPhone|Android) lets you chat for free with anyone else who owns the app and offers a few extra useful features to make text messaging more fun. With this chat app installed on your smartphone, […]

Android Dungeon Hunter 4

Dungeon Hunter 4

Dungeon Hunter 4 (iOS|Android) is the latest installment from Gameloft’s popular hack-and-slash RPG franchise, and it gets a lot of things right but may discourage some with an aggressive in-app purchase model. All the right ingredients As hack-and-slash Diablo-like RPGs go, Dungeon Hunter is one of the best franchises in the genre for smartphones. Set […]

Android Kindle for Android

Kindle for Android

The free Kindle app for Android is an excellent e-reader app that seamlessly ties to your Amazon account. It does a good job of presenting e-books, can easily reach into Amazon’s enormous library of downloadable works, and comes with a few bells and whistles to enhance your overall mobile reading experience. Overview The app opens […]

Android Yahoo for Android

Yahoo for Android

Editors’ note: As this app is essentially the same as Yahoo for iOS, this review mostly duplicates our review of the iOS version. The Yahoo app is focused on the latest headlines, bringing more personalization to your news feed, quick summaries for easy reading, and good-looking article pages with photo backdrops. The Android version and […]

Android Fieldrunners 2 for Android

Fieldrunners 2 for Android

Fieldrunners 2, the sequel to one of the earliest and more popular open-field tower defense games, has finally come to Android, and it is even better than the original. Set in a modern era with high-tech yet comical warfare, Fieldrunners 2 pits you against wave after wave of soldiers, jeeps, and other military units. To […]

Android Yahoo Mail for Android

Yahoo Mail for Android

Editors’ note: This review was updated October 15, 2013, to cover the features added in the latest version. With Yahoo Mail for Android, you can quickly access your Yahoo e-mail account (or multiple accounts) right from your mobile device. Altogether, the app is clean, user-friendly, and it includes some bonuses that make it feel very […]

Android TED for Android

TED for Android

TED, the esteemed nonprofit organization and popular video-driven Web site, has brought its wildly popular TED Talks to Android devices. With the official TED app, you can browse and watch more than 1,000 of these 18-minute inspirational speeches, recorded on site at the organization’s TED Conferences, all while on the go. If you’re not familiar […]