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Android and iOS hold 96.3 smartphone OS market share
Android and iOS hold 96.3 smartphone OS market share
According to IDC, Android and iOS continue to take share of the smartphone operating system market, now at an astounding 96.3 percent. For ...... 26 Feb 2015
Rovio's latest game is here: 'Jolly Jam'
Rovio's latest game is here: 'Jolly Jam'
Rovio has announced the latest game from its third-party publishing division: Jolly Jam. Jolly Jam is out for Android and iOS, and the game ...... 20 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
As we launched our first mobile app this year, it has been interesting to observe the small, but very important differences there are between ...... 11 Feb 2015 - 6 comments
Popcorn Time: Windows, Mac and Android versions get UI updates while non-jailbroken iOS version gets closer to reality
Popcorn Time: Windows, Mac and Android versions get UI updates while non-jailbroken iOS version gets closer to reality
The team behind Popcorn Time, after a brief hiatus, have returned with updates to their Windows, Mac and Android versions. As the team says, ...... 04 Feb 2015 - 4 comments
Another month in and Android 5.0 Lollipop is still on under 2 percent of devices
Another month in and Android 5.0 Lollipop is still on under 2 percent of devices
As we have reported for the past few months, Google's latest version of Android is struggling to see adoption. Into its third month of availability, ...... 03 Feb 2015 - 9 comments
Cyanogen wants to have no ties to Google in the future
Cyanogen wants to have no ties to Google in the future
Cyanogen Inc. CEO Kirt McMaster really, really, really wants to break his company's dependence on Google. Based on the open-source Android ...... 26 Jan 2015 - 3 comments
Google issues statement in response to Android's WebView security issues
Google issues statement in response to Android's WebView security issues
Over the past month, there have been multiple major reports relating to the web security flaw of older versions of Android that could allow ...... 26 Jan 2015
Adobe Lightroom now available for Android
Adobe Lightroom now available for Android
Adobe has made their powerful photo editing software Lightroom available for Android mobile users. Says the company: "Lightroom mobile extends ...... 18 Jan 2015
New Vertu 'Diamond' collection takes Android luxury to a whole new level with diamonds, alligator skin
New Vertu 'Diamond' collection takes Android luxury to a whole new level with diamonds, alligator skin
Luxury smartphone maker Vertu has announced their new 'Diamond' collection, a new (and insane) group of Android phones with all kinds of premium ...... 14 Jan 2015 - 3 comments
Microsoft expands its Office preview for Android on tablets to everyone
Microsoft expands its Office preview for Android on tablets to everyone
Microsoft has made its Office for Android tablets app available to all via Google Play. The software was only available as invite-only previously, ...... 07 Jan 2015
New Alcatel Pixi 3 smartphone runs Android, Windows and Firefox OS
New Alcatel Pixi 3 smartphone runs Android, Windows and Firefox OS
Alcatel has introduced their latest smartphone, the Pixi 3, a device that is compatible with three major operating systems. The name may ...... 04 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
Kodak to unveil Android devices at CES
Kodak to unveil Android devices at CES
One-time photo giant Kodak, newly out of bankruptcy, will try its hand in the mobile device arena starting with the launch of an Android smartphone ...... 28 Dec 2014 - 3 comments
AfterDawn unveils first Android app: HIGH.FI News Reader
AfterDawn unveils first Android app: HIGH.FI News Reader
We just released our first-ever mobile app, HIGH.FI News Reader. The app is a "preloaded Feedly" kind of app for following news from thousands ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft has released new MSN-branded apps for Android, iOS, Amazon
Microsoft has released new MSN-branded apps for Android, iOS, Amazon
Microsoft has continued its new trend of releasing apps outside of its own ecosystem, unveiling a slew of MSN-branded apps for iOS, Android and Amazon. ...... 11 Dec 2014
Nokia's HERE navigation app now available to all on Android, for free
Nokia's HERE navigation app now available to all on Android, for free
Nokia's HERE navigation app is now available to all on Android as following months as a closed beta. The company says there had been over ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
The slimmer the better? This is now slimmest smartphone: Vivo X5Max
The slimmer the better? This is now slimmest smartphone: Vivo X5Max
The Chinese love their slim smartphones. The world's thinnest smartphone has been a three horse race between Oppo, Gionee, and Vivo all of ...... 10 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
YouTube for Android gets Material Design update
YouTube for Android gets Material Design update
The YouTube for Android app has been updated to include the Material Design interface overhaul of Android 5.0 Lollipop. With the update, ...... 07 Dec 2014
Pirate Bay apps kicked from Google's Play Store
Pirate Bay apps kicked from Google's Play Store
Google has removed several popular apps from its Play Store that allowed Android users to access the Pirate Bay website, even if their ISP was ...... 05 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
HTC One (M8) and One (M7) Google Play editions get Android Lollipop today
HTC One (M8) and One (M7) Google Play editions get Android Lollipop today
HTC One owners will have a nice start to their Friday, as HTC will be rolling out Android Lollipop OTA update to One (M8) and One (M7). ...... 05 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Here is the Jolla tablet
Here is the Jolla tablet
Finnish startup Jolla reached their crowdfunding goals for the new Jolla Tablet within 2 hours, and is now close to pushing $1 million in funding. ...... 20 Nov 2014 - 3 comments
Facebook did it again: Stand-alone Facebook Groups mobile app
Facebook did it again: Stand-alone Facebook Groups mobile app
Despite the s..tstorm caused by forced extraction of messaging into Facebook Messenger, Facebook wont give up. This time around the social media ...... 19 Nov 2014 - 3 comments
Popcorn Time 2.4 beta for Android takes experience to new level with offline playback
Popcorn Time 2.4 beta for Android takes experience to new level with offline playback
The Popcorn Time team has announced a new killer feature for the software: Offline viewing. With the new 2.4 beta for Android, smartphone ...... 19 Nov 2014 - 8 comments
Nokia N1 has some obstacles to overcome
Nokia N1 has some obstacles to overcome
So, Nokia finally made its return to consumer business with the introduction of Nokia N1 Android tablet. Device is priced aggressively and doesn't ...... 18 Nov 2014 - 1 comment
Nokia introduced Nokia N1 - an Android tablet with Nokia Z launcher
Nokia introduced Nokia N1 - an Android tablet with Nokia Z launcher
Nokia, who sold its phone manufacturing business to Microsoft, has made a return to consumer markets by releasing its first-ever Android device: ...... 18 Nov 2014 - 4 comments
Former NSA GC: Google and Apple could be hurting themselves by encrypting their operating systems
Former NSA GC: Google and Apple could be hurting themselves by encrypting their operating systems
Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker had some interesting thoughts on current U.S. technology companies, specifically their choices to encrypt. ...... 06 Nov 2014 - 2 comments
Samsung does not want to pay Microsoft royalties for Android as part of 2011 deal, citing anti-trust issues
Samsung does not want to pay Microsoft royalties for Android as part of 2011 deal, citing anti-trust issues
In 2011, Samsung and Microsoft signed a licensing deal in which the South Korean giant agreed to collaborate on new Windows Phone products for ...... 01 Nov 2014 - 5 comments
Andy Rubin; co-founder of Android, preparing to leave company
Andy Rubin; co-founder of Android, preparing to leave company
According to new reports, Android co-founder Andy Rubin is preparing to leave Google and his current role as head of the company's robotics division. ...... 31 Oct 2014
Rdio's library has been upgraded to 320kbps AAC
Rdio's library has been upgraded to 320kbps AAC
Streaming music service Rdio has upgraded their entire library to 320kpbs AAC for premium subscribers, says the company, but free users will ...... 19 Oct 2014 - 8 comments
New executive move seems to suggest the next step of the ongoing Android and Chrome convergence
New executive move seems to suggest the next step of the ongoing Android and Chrome convergence
Over time there has been a clear convergence of Google's Android and Chrome operating systems and a new executive change seems to suggest that ...... 19 Oct 2014
Evleaks shows off possible image of the huge Nexus 6
Evleaks shows off possible image of the huge Nexus 6
Evan Blass, of the now retired @Evleaks Twitter account, has posted a supposed image of the upcoming Google Nexus 6. The Motorola built Android ...... 15 Oct 2014 - 1 comment
WSJ: Google's 5.9-inch Moto-built Nexus 6 is real, ready for launch this month
WSJ: Google's 5.9-inch Moto-built Nexus 6 is real, ready for launch this month
Google will unveil their massive Nexus 6 in the coming weeks, says the WSJ, seemingly confirming weeks of rumors and leaks from Android-based media. ...... 11 Oct 2014 - 6 comments
Popcorn Time for Android updated to beta 2.3 adding subtitle support
Popcorn Time for Android updated to beta 2.3 adding subtitle support
The team behind Popcorn Time has unveiled the latest update for the Android version of the popular software. Updates are a bit smaller than ...... 03 Oct 2014 - 1 comment
Vertu unveils another luxury Android smartphone
Vertu unveils another luxury Android smartphone
Just a few months after releasing their $10,000 Signature Touch, the high-end luxury smartphone maker Vertu is preparing to launch their sequel, the Aster. ...... 27 Sep 2014
HTC confirmed as partner for new Nexus 9 Android reference tablet
HTC confirmed as partner for new Nexus 9 Android reference tablet
According to the WSJ, Google has selected HTC as its partner for the upcoming Nexus 9, the company's new Android reference tablet set for release ...... 22 Sep 2014 - 1 comment
Amazon Android app update brings Prime Instant Video to your smartphones
Amazon Android app update brings Prime Instant Video to your smartphones
Amazon has updated their Android phone app this week, adding Prime Instant Video streaming services for users in the U.S., UK and Germany. ...... 10 Sep 2014 - 1 comment
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