Breaking Android Episode 002 [video]

BreakingModern — Welcome to episode two of Breaking Android. I’m your host, Mat Lee.

Breaking Android Broken Down

Chrome Flags

Chrome for Android was recently updated, and with that update a cool new flag feature was introduced. The flag feature makes sites easier to read on mobile devices. Now keep in mind, as it says on the flags page, “careful, these experiments may bite.” Open chrome and type in chrome://flags in the address bar and hit enter. There’s going to be a TON of stuff in here, so make sure you are careful not to mess with anything unless you explicitly know what it does.

You’ll definitely want to use find in page option, and search for “reader.” Find the flag named “Enable Reader” with the mode toolbar icon. Relaunch after enabling you should see a little reader icon on pages that are able to be reformatted for your device. Pretty cool right? Check out the article here on Lifehacker.

Lollipop Gallery

Some of you on Lollipop might be wondering, where the heck did my gallery go? As Android Central puts it, the gallery is gone, but that’s probably a good thing. Personally, I thought it was kind of convoluted to have two photo gallery type apps. I get what was happening: You use gallery for device pictures and photos, which is part of Google+, for your web pictures.

At least, that’s how I used them. As time went on the gallery app was updated less frequently, while the photos app was updated more and more. I started using gallery less until I almost never opened it. I’m glad they’re finally cleaning up some of this leftover redundant nonsense from the great merge. There’s not a whole lot of love for the Photos app in comments around the Android blogs, but that’s probably people hating just to hate on something huge. Check out the article here on Android Central.

80 Days

Droid Life is reporting that 80 days will soon make its way to Android. This looks like a pretty cool game from the trailer and what I’ve read. It sort of reminds me of Oregon Trail, only you get way more control of your course, and you are racing other people to get around the world in 80 days. We’ll see how much fun it actually is when it comes out, which should be around December 16th.

That’s going to do it for Breaking Android. Follow me on your favorite social network and say hi. Also make sure to check out our weekly Android long form podcast over at

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Mat Lee

Author: Mat Lee

Based in Kalispell, MT, Mat Lee is a senior contributor at He writes hip hop, makes podcasts, and dabbles in gaming in his spare time. Follow Mat Lee on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

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  1. Mat

    Don’t forget you can subscribe to the video version on YouTube or the audio only version right on the post here via rss. Thanks for watching!

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