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Google bringing HDR-videos to Android Chrome
Google bringing HDR-videos to Android Chrome
Google's Chrome browser is by far the most popular mobile browser on the planet, thanks to world dominated by Android phones. The mobile platform's ...... 04 Dec 2017
Microsoft brings Edge browser to Android and iOS
Microsoft brings Edge browser to Android and iOS
After years and years of development as a part of the Windows 10 ecosystem, Windows 10 Mobile never managed to grow into a proper business. ...... 02 Dec 2017 - 2 comments
Android fragmentation problems hit a new high, billion devices two years outdated
Android fragmentation problems hit a new high, billion devices two years outdated
For its entire history Android has had one massive problem: software fragmentation. That means that people are getting a different experience ...... 15 Nov 2017 - 14 comments
Google's advocacy of HTTPS a soaring success
Google's advocacy of HTTPS a soaring success
Google has released a new blog post which celebrates the success in adoption of secure web connections. A year ago the search giant announced ...... 21 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
Google makes 'try without downloading' Instant Apps public
Google makes 'try without downloading' Instant Apps public
There aren't many more important upgrades coming to Google's app store than what the company calls Android Instant Apps. Unveiled first time ...... 19 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
AfterDawn's own news aggregator app, HIGH.FI for Android, updated to new version
AfterDawn's own news aggregator app, HIGH.FI for Android, updated to new version
Ever wanted to see all the tech news in one widget? Wanted to follow not tens, but thousands of news sites with one app? Our own app, HIGH.FI ...... 17 Oct 2017
A new nerd phone promises true, open Linux and security
A new nerd phone promises true, open Linux and security
A group of open source advocates started a few years back a company called Purism. The idea behind the company was to attain crowdsourcing for ...... 11 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
Android manufacturers to abandon new technology to copy Apple's?
Android manufacturers to abandon new technology to copy Apple's?
If you spent the first half of this year watching closely at smartphone rumors and leaks, you would have thought that an in-screen fingerprint ...... 09 Oct 2017 - 4 comments
If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead
If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead
Microsoft has finally confirmed that it does not intend to release any new smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile or provide software updates for ...... 09 Oct 2017 - 6 comments
WhatsApp rips off iPhone emojis to create their own set
WhatsApp rips off iPhone emojis to create their own set
WhatsApp has released a new beta version of their world-leading messaging app. You might not immediately notice anything new after downloading ...... 03 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
This is what the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL look like
This is what the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL look like
Now that Apple has unveiled their new, albeit mostly leaked, smartphones it is perhaps time to move on to other major players in the field. ...... 20 Sep 2017
YouTube brings HDR videos to mobile users
YouTube brings HDR videos to mobile users
Last week it was revealed that Netflix had released an update bringing HDR video to Galaxy Note8 smartphone. Expanding the HDR support to new ...... 11 Sep 2017
How to change Android default keyboard app
How to change Android default keyboard app
Very often the new Android phone you purchased ships with a rather bad keyboard app. However, with Android, changing the default keyboard app ...... 07 Sep 2017
4 Best Android keyboard apps (free ones)
4 Best Android keyboard apps (free ones)
Your phone usually ships with some sub-par keyboard app that makes you wonder how such good phone is equipped with such bad keyboard. No worries ...... 07 Sep 2017 - 2 comments
These are the top apps in the United States
These are the top apps in the United States
comScore has released its latest chart showing which apps are the most used ones in the United States. As the American mobile phone culture ...... 25 Aug 2017 - 4 comments
Google introduces Android 8.0 Oreo
Google introduces Android 8.0 Oreo
The next iteration of the Android mobile operation system is called Oreo, Google has revealed. It promises that Android 8.0 Oreo improves ...... 21 Aug 2017 - 3 comments
Nokia releases its latest flagship phone - here's Nokia 8
Nokia releases its latest flagship phone - here's Nokia 8
HMD Global who currently has the rights to use iconic Nokia brand in its phones, released its latest Android flagship phone just moments ago. ...... 16 Aug 2017 - 6 comments
Phone from Android's original creator revealed: The Essential Phone - specs and pics
Phone from Android's original creator revealed: The Essential Phone - specs and pics
Andy Rubin, the man who originally created the Android operating system, has been developing his own phone for some time now. The Verge finally ...... 30 May 2017
Most popular news in March: Edge - top hacked browser, how to become super memorizer, magic helicopters and more
Most popular news in March: Edge - top hacked browser, how to become super memorizer, magic helicopters and more
AfterDawn has operated a news aggregator service called HIGH.FI since 2014. Service has grown steadily, month after month, during these past ...... 03 Apr 2017
Android launch date revealed for Super Mario Run
Android launch date revealed for Super Mario Run
Nintendo's first official mobile game Super Mario Run has been on iPhone and iPad for months now but there is no Android version in sight. The ...... 19 Jan 2017
Android malware leads to 1 million Google account breaches
Android malware leads to 1 million Google account breaches
A new variant of Android malware has resulted in over 1 million Google account breaches, according to a security firm. Check Point discovered ...... 30 Nov 2016 - 3 comments
Google, Verizon confirm that Verizon model Pixel will receive all new Android updates on release date
Google, Verizon confirm that Verizon model Pixel will receive all new Android updates on release date
After Google launched their Pixel smartphone last week exclusively to Verizon (for U.S. carriers) there were worries that the carrier would ...... 14 Oct 2016 - 1 comment
Apple Music exits beta on Android
Apple Music exits beta on Android
Apple has released a new version of its music streaming app for Android, 9to5Mac reports. The new app is finally and officially out of beta ...... 04 Aug 2016
BlackBerry discontinues BB10 BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry discontinues BB10 BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry has confirmed this week that it will discontinue sales of its BB10-powered BlackBerry Classic smartphone. The phone was first ...... 06 Jul 2016
Rumor: Apple to unveil iMessage for Android at WWDC
Rumor: Apple to unveil iMessage for Android at WWDC
According to a new article, Apple will unveil iMessage for Android next week at WWDC. While unconfirmed, a move to bring the encrypted messaging ...... 12 Jun 2016
After 8 months, Android Marshmallow hits first major adoption milestone
After 8 months, Android Marshmallow hits first major adoption milestone
It took 8 months, but Android Marshmallow has finally hit its first adoption milestone, reaching 10 percent share of the operating system. ...... 08 Jun 2016
The Google Play Store is now headed to Chrome
The Google Play Store is now headed to Chrome
Google has announced this week that the Google Play Store is headed to Chrome as Android and Chrome continue to merge. Said the company earlier: ...... 20 May 2016
Confirmed: Nokia's brand returns to mobile phone business
Confirmed: Nokia's brand returns to mobile phone business
Nokia announced that it has licensed its brand exclusively for next 10 years to be used in mobile phones and tablets, globally, by HMD Global Oy. ...... 18 May 2016 - 1 comment
WhatsApp testing video calling
WhatsApp testing video calling
Just two months after launching voice call functionality to the app, WhatsApp now appears to be testing video calling. The latest beta for ...... 15 May 2016
Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support
Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support
Google has updated Gmail for Android to add support for Microsoft Exchange. Previously, only Google Nexus owners had the Exchange support ...... 28 Apr 2016
Leaked images show Android-powered Nokia A1 smartphone
Leaked images show Android-powered Nokia A1 smartphone
According to new "trusted" sources, Android Authority says there is an Android-powered Nokia smartphone in the works. Known as the Nokia ...... 02 Apr 2016 - 1 comment
Report: AT&T to build Android rival with help from ZTE, Cyanogen
Report: AT&T to build Android rival with help from ZTE, Cyanogen
According to a new report, AT&T is looking to build its own version of Android thanks to some help from ZTE and Cyanogen. The sources claimed ...... 31 Mar 2016 - 2 comments
Oracle now wants near $10 billion in damages in Java suit against Google
Oracle now wants near $10 billion in damages in Java suit against Google
According to recent court filings, Oracle is now seeking up to $9.3 billion in damages in their long-standing copyright lawsuit against Google ...... 30 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
Apple Music gets an Android widget
Apple Music gets an Android widget
Apple has updated their Apple Music app for Android with a new widget. The basic widget offers pause/skip functions and forward/back and ...... 26 Mar 2016
Google loses anti-monopoly appeal in Russia
Google loses anti-monopoly appeal in Russia
Search giant Google has lost their anti-monopoly appeal in Russia over the bundling of Google apps with all Android phones and tablets. Manufacturers ...... 16 Mar 2016
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