About Alex Smith

Alex Smith is a 30-something tech enthusiast with a weakness for all things Android, passion for creative writing, and frequent cravings for sugar confections. No judging!

Website: https://www.thedroidguy.com
Alex Smith has written 83 articles so far, you can find them below.

Best early 2016 Android smartwatches money can buy

The signs were there for a pretty long time, but it wasn’t until the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Las Vegas a few weeks back that we realized how wearables had graduated from experimental companion devices to mainstream-oriented tech headliners. Quick, can you name a tablet introduced at CES that stuck with you

Best Christmas gift ideas for every Android enthusiast

Who doesn’t like Android? Based on recent market research, a very small fraction of the mobile tech-consuming world, with Google’s trendy OS hiking to an all-time record-high sales share of nearly 85 percent in Q3 2015. Basically, there’s only a 15 percent chance you’ll make a bad impression with an Android-powered Christmas gift this year,

Best Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphones – current and future

Plenty of chatter, little to no action. That’s how we can sum up the Marshmallow facts thus far, with numerous device manufacturers signaling both officially and unofficially they’re ready to widely adopt the newest Android flavor, yet the early December distribution report showing 6.0 is barely more prevalent than version 2.2. Still, we’ve managed to

Top ten Android smartphones with the best battery life – December 2015

Power banks, aka portable battery chargers, energy packs capable of doubling as protective cases, phones that juice up from 0 to 60 percent capacity or even more in under an hour, wireless charging pads, they’re all imperfect solutions or workarounds for possibly the greatest weakness of most modern-day high-end phones. What good are breathtaking 4K

Black Friday 2015 Android deals: Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Verizon, Sprint, and more

It’s time to just about wrap up our epic pre-Black Friday 2015 deal roundup. We’ve already brought you the most compelling Android-powered and Android-compatible bargains from retailers as diverse and outright obscure as Best Buy, Target, Staples, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Dollar General, BJ’s Wholesale, Toys R Us, Shopko, Kohl’s, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Hhgregg. What

Black Friday 2015 Android deals: Toys R Us, Shopko, Kohl’s, and more

We have a brand new selection of Android-powered, Android-running and Android-compatible Black Friday bargains to preview today, and this one’s quite heavy on ultra-low-cost wearable devices and mobile accessories. Without a doubt, you’ll have your work cut out for you in a week or so if you’re in the market for a health-improving activity tracker,

Black Friday 2015 Android preview: here’s what Best Buy has planned

The black month has begun, and instead of ineffectively trying to keep a tight lid on the discounts to come, the smartest consumer electronics retailers gradually give away their November-end “surprises”, preferring to secure buzz and early headlines, possibly also curtailing traditional crowds and eliminating customer dissatisfaction. You can no longer say you’ve stayed in

Best waterproof Android smartphones money can buy – fall 2015 edition

If you like singing in the rain, swimming in shark-infested waters (literally), and just generally exposing yourselves to various types of liquid interaction while packing Android “heat”, then chances are you’ve been on the prowl for the perfect waterproof phone. First of all, sorry to break to you, but there’s no such thing. Secondly, even

Best keyboards for Android tablets available today

They say laptops are for productivity, smartphones for voice and message interaction, while a tablet’s primary goal in life should traditionally be to keep you entertained on the move when a handheld feels small. But times are a-changing, and so, it’s no longer unusual to check out 1,080p, Quad HD or even 4K videos on

Best small (7-inch) Android tablets available today

Winter is coming, and with it, comes possibly the most fruitful time of the year for both electronics retailers and tech consumers. Yes, you can find compelling promotions on Android gear from January to December nowadays, as competition heats up, manufacturer profits shrink, and upgrade cycles are shortened. But the best deals on smartphones, tablets,

Path For Android Gets Updated With Instagram Style Filters

No that’s not an Instagram for Android update, it’s a Path for Android update. The growing social network has just updated their Android app, and in that update there’s a little something special. If you’re not familiar with Path it’s a social network that’s app is very much like the Facebook timeline but much more