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G4 Android app a great source of information for gamers and tech fans

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Care about the latest happenings in the world of everything nerd? G4 for your Android phone isn't as strong as some of the other news apps, but this one does what it sets out to do.

The app, named for the G4 television network, is a resource where users can check out programming schedules and clips from shows like Attack of the Show, Web Soup and X-Play.

The app is also a valuable resource if you want to keep up on things like the newest developments in video-game and mobile-gaming culture — including upcoming new releases, interviews with developers and even tricks and cheats that can help you pass difficult levels. In case you've never watched G4 before, the network is also known for sending out reporters to ultra nerdy events, like San Diego Comic-Con, E3 and CES. This app is another way to stay updated on all of the things that are happening at these and similar events.

The app has a news feed that's organized by the most recent headlines. But, what's especially great about G4 is that you can set your phone to send you notifications about the subject matter you care about most. This way, you don't have to have the app open in order to stay in tune with what's happening out in the tech world.

One complaint I have with G4, though, is that the app's videos are only available if you're on a Wi-Fi connection. I understand that a steady Wi-Fi connection will make for a more reliable viewing experience, but the fact that you can't watch these videos whenever you want is a bit of a disappointment.

The app also occasionally force closes, which means I expect to see a few improvements in the near future.

Other than its few flaws, G4 is a great resource for those interested in nerd culture because it covers so much material.

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