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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
Sony launches PlayStation Video app for Android
Sony launches PlayStation Video app for Android
Sony has launched a new PlayStation Video app for Android devices this week. The app will let consumers stream purchased video content from ...... 16 Mar 2016
EU preparing a formal complaint against Android
EU preparing a formal complaint against Android
The European Union is preparing to send Google a formal complaint over the Android operating system. Google is having a rough go on the continent, ...... 09 Mar 2016
Microsoft ends their quest to port Android apps to Windows
Microsoft ends their quest to port Android apps to Windows
Microsoft has announced this week that it has ended its quest to port Android apps to Windows. "Project Astoria," as it was codenamed, would ...... 28 Feb 2016
Samsung devices begin to receive Android Marshmallow update
Samsung devices begin to receive Android Marshmallow update
Samsung has begin pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its mobile devices, suggesting the new Android could finally get some real installs. ...... 16 Feb 2016 - 2 comments
Final Fantasy IX now available for Android for $17
Final Fantasy IX now available for Android for $17
Square Enix has finally released the remade Final Fantasy IX for Android, available now for $16.99. The title was initially released for ...... 11 Feb 2016
Samsung's ad-blocker app is removed from Google Play Store
Samsung's ad-blocker app is removed from Google Play Store
Just days after it was launched, Samsung's Android ad blocking app Adblock Fast has been removed from the Google Play Store. The plug-in ...... 04 Feb 2016 - 11 comments
Android Marshmallow is still only installed on 1.2 percent of devices
Android Marshmallow is still only installed on 1.2 percent of devices
Google's latest operating system is still being used by an insignificant amount of users. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is installed on just 1.2 ...... 04 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Apple got paid $1 billion by Google to keep Google search as default
Apple got paid $1 billion by Google to keep Google search as default
Thanks to transcripts from the court proceedings from Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google, we have some incredible figures about Google's ...... 22 Jan 2016
Google drops price of Nexus 5X to start at $349
Google drops price of Nexus 5X to start at $349
Google has announced today that the Nexus 5X will start at $349 moving forward, a $30 price drop for the newly launched device. The smartphone ...... 15 Jan 2016
Lenovo: Google Play will be back in China this year
Lenovo: Google Play will be back in China this year
According to Lenovo CEO Chen Xudong, Google will finally bring the Google Play store back to China. Google has had very limited exposure ...... 13 Jan 2016
Samsung's Galaxy S7 to copy iPhone 6s' biggest feature
Samsung's Galaxy S7 to copy iPhone 6s' biggest feature
Smartphone manufacturers, especially the big ones, love their predictable release cycles. Apple releases an iPhone every fall and Samsung releases ...... 14 Dec 2015 - 6 comments
Google discontinues Nexus 6 sales
Google discontinues Nexus 6 sales
Just a few weeks after the release of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Google has discontinued sales of last year's Nexus 6. Other retailers are ...... 09 Dec 2015 - 4 comments
Chrome update could cut 70% of data usage on Android
Chrome update could cut 70% of data usage on Android
Google's Chrome browser for Android is getting a new improvement that can save up to 70 percent of data usage while browsing the web. The ...... 02 Dec 2015
Mozilla releases Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview, an experimental alpha build for Android
Mozilla releases Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview, an experimental alpha build for Android
Mozilla has announced the launch of Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview for Android, an experimental build aimed at devs. The open-source giant ...... 15 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Google brings offline support to Google Maps for Android
Google brings offline support to Google Maps for Android
Google has announced offline support for the popular Google Maps navigation app on Android. The new update will allow users to cache their ...... 14 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Third-party Instagram app was stealing thousands of passwords
Third-party Instagram app was stealing thousands of passwords
Third-party Instagram client 'InstaAgent' has been removed from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store after it was discovered it ...... 11 Nov 2015
Apple finally brings Apple Music to Android
Apple finally brings Apple Music to Android
Apple has released the beta version of Apple Music for Android this week, the first true user app Apple has created for the operating system. ...... 11 Nov 2015
Verizon will also carry BlackBerry Priv
Verizon will also carry BlackBerry Priv
Verizon has confirmed this weekend that they too will carry the BlackBerry Priv slider, joining AT&T among the major U.S. carriers. Unfortunately ...... 09 Nov 2015
Android Marshmallow is now on 0.3 percent of devices
Android Marshmallow is now on 0.3 percent of devices
Google has released its updated platform numbers for the end of October, with Android Marshmallow making its first appearance following the ...... 08 Nov 2015
Report: Google looking to co-develop their own Android chips
Report: Google looking to co-develop their own Android chips
According to new reports, Google has begun thinking about co-developing Android chips from their own designs and the company may begin looking ...... 06 Nov 2015
Apple releases second Android app, for Beats Pill owners
Apple releases second Android app, for Beats Pill owners
A month after releasing their first Android app (to help consumers migrate to iOS), Apple has launched a second app for the operating system. ...... 01 Nov 2015
Report: Google to merge Chrome OS into Android by 2017
Report: Google to merge Chrome OS into Android by 2017
According to a new report, Google plans to merge its Chrome OS operating system into its Android mobile operating system by 2017. There is ...... 30 Oct 2015 - 3 comments
Google to add podcasting to its Play Music service
Google to add podcasting to its Play Music service
Google is preparing to add a home for podcasts via its Google Play Music service, marking the first time Android users will have a native app ...... 29 Oct 2015
BlackBerry Priv is official with $699 price tag
BlackBerry Priv is official with $699 price tag
A day after retailers leaked specs and assumed price for the device, BlackBerry has officially priced its Priv Android slider smartphone. ...... 24 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
BlackBerry Priv specs leaked, as well as bloated price
BlackBerry Priv specs leaked, as well as bloated price
Thanks to a couple of retailer leaks, we have the specs and price for the upcoming Android-powered BlackBerry Priv. BlackBerry has been releasing ...... 22 Oct 2015 - 2 comments
Samsung plans to release Galaxy S7 earlier than anticipated
Samsung plans to release Galaxy S7 earlier than anticipated
According to Korean sources, Samsung plans to move the release of its flagship model, Samsung Galaxy S7 to happen couple of weeks before the ...... 20 Oct 2015 - 5 comments
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