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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 - 2 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
'Angry Birds Stella' is here
'Angry Birds Stella' is here
Finnish casual gaming giant Rovio has released their latest spin-off of the popular Angry Birds franchise, dubbed 'Stella.' Stella is the ...... 05 Sep 2014
Nokia expected to bring HERE mapping service to Android and iOS
Nokia expected to bring HERE mapping service to Android and iOS
Nokia will soon release their HERE mapping services for iOS and Android, looking to take some share from its bigger rivals. Currently, HERE ...... 05 Sep 2014 - 3 comments
Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft reportedly interested in custom Android maker CyanogenMod
Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft reportedly interested in custom Android maker CyanogenMod
According to a new report, custom Android ROM maker CyanogenMod could be getting some notable attention from some of the bigger names in the industry. ...... 30 Aug 2014 - 3 comments
Homegrown Chinese desktop, set-top, mobile OS coming in October?
Homegrown Chinese desktop, set-top, mobile OS coming in October?
In January, we reported that the government-backed Chinese Academy of Sciences, in conjunction with Shanghai Liantong Network Communications ...... 27 Aug 2014 - 2 comments
IDC: Windows Phone global shares falls while Android rules the world
IDC: Windows Phone global shares falls while Android rules the world
According to new data from IDC, the smartphone market reached a new milestone, with global OEMs shipping 300 million units for the Q2 2014. ...... 16 Aug 2014 - 2 comments
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is official, with a design similar to the iPhone
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is official, with a design similar to the iPhone
Samsung has made their highly-anticipated Galaxy Alpha smartphone official, following weeks of rumors and leaks. The new metal phone has ...... 14 Aug 2014 - 6 comments
Popcorn Time for Android beta 2.2 already available, days after last update
Popcorn Time for Android beta 2.2 already available, days after last update
Following a major update earlier this month, the team behind Popcorn Time has now released beta 0.2.2 for Android (version 2.2), with some minor fixes. ...... 13 Aug 2014
Latest Popcorn Time beta for Android includes free VPN
Latest Popcorn Time beta for Android includes free VPN
The team over at Popcorn Time has released the latest Android beta of the software, including some sure to be well-accepted features like free VPN. ...... 08 Aug 2014 - 2 comments
Review: Nvidia SHIELD Tablet LTE and SHIELD Wireless Controller
Review: Nvidia SHIELD Tablet LTE and SHIELD Wireless Controller
After making an ill-received tablet last year and a better-received gaming handheld, Nvidia has come back with a vengeance combining the two ...... 07 Aug 2014 - 6 comments
StratAn: Android now at 85 percent smartphone market share
StratAn: Android now at 85 percent smartphone market share
According to the latest figures from research firm Strategy Analytics, 84.6 percent of all smartphones shipped for the Q2 were running Android, ...... 05 Aug 2014 - 2 comments
Facebook's standalone Messenger app is now mandatory if you want to chat
Facebook's standalone Messenger app is now mandatory if you want to chat
Facebook will be removing messaging functionality from its iPhone and Android apps in the next week, meaning if you want to continue to use ...... 29 Jul 2014 - 4 comments
Google and Motorola working on new 5.9-inch flagship Nexus smartphone
Google and Motorola working on new 5.9-inch flagship Nexus smartphone
According to a new report, Google and Motorola are working on a new flagship smartphone that will be significantly larger than any previous Nexus device. ...... 28 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
Missed Google's I/O? Here's the official highlight reel
Missed Google's I/O? Here's the official highlight reel
Last month, Google had their annual I/O developer conference, unveiling a plethora of new software, hardware and features over a sprawling two ...... 16 Jul 2014
Popcorn Time beta 2.0 gives Android users Chromecast support
Popcorn Time beta 2.0 gives Android users Chromecast support
We received an email yesterday from pirated movie streaming service Popcorn Time, showing off the upcoming features of its 2.0 version beta ...... 13 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
Avast: Android's built-in factory reset option will not wipe your phone properly
Avast: Android's built-in factory reset option will not wipe your phone properly
Avast, the makers of security products for mobile and desktop devices, are claiming that Android's built-in factory reset option does a poor ...... 10 Jul 2014 - 3 comments
Kantar: Android with 62 percent of U.S. smartphone market share
Kantar: Android with 62 percent of U.S. smartphone market share
According to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, Android continues to gain market share in the U.S., pulling away from iOS significantly ...... 07 Jul 2014 - 10 comments
OUYA starts restrictive All-Access pass for $60 per year
OUYA starts restrictive All-Access pass for $60 per year
OUYA, the Android gaming set-top box that failed to gain any traction outside of Kickstarter, has started a new annual pass give gamers access ...... 04 Jul 2014 - 5 comments
Review: The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 in all of its Super AMOLED glory
Review: The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 in all of its Super AMOLED glory
Samsung, the unequivocal king of the Android world, has released its best tablets to date, the Galaxy Tab S line, hoping to strike directly ...... 01 Jul 2014 - 7 comments
Google I/O: Chrome OS to run Android apps natively
Google I/O: Chrome OS to run Android apps natively
Google is actively working on integrating Android into everything it does, including its own Chrome OS operating system. Eventually, the ...... 26 Jun 2014
Google goes directly at Microsoft Office with new mobile productivity suite features
Google goes directly at Microsoft Office with new mobile productivity suite features
One of the nearly infinite announcements Google made today during their 2014 I/O conference was the addition of numerous features to its office ...... 26 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Google I/O 2014: 1 billion active Android users per month
Google I/O 2014: 1 billion active Android users per month
Google's Android boss Sundar Pichai announced today at the 2014 I/O developer conference that over the last 30 days there were over 1 billion ...... 25 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft announces Nokia X2
Microsoft announces Nokia X2
Just months after Nokia launched the X smartphone running on Android with a user interface that mimics Windows Phone, new parent Microsoft has ...... 25 Jun 2014 - 5 comments
HTC building the next, and possibly last Nexus tablet?
HTC building the next, and possibly last Nexus tablet?
According to a new report, HTC is potentially building the next Nexus tablet, an impressive device that could be the last in Google's line of ...... 23 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Nokia reveals Z Launcher, a smart home screen replacement for Android
Nokia reveals Z Launcher, a smart home screen replacement for Android
Nokia has surprised the market this week unveiling their new 'Z Launcher' for Android devices. Z Launcher is a home screen replacement for ...... 21 Jun 2014
Geohot is back - This time with a root tool for nearly every Android device out there
Geohot is back - This time with a root tool for nearly every Android device out there
George Hotz (aka geohot) is back with a vengeance, releasing a new root tool that can be effectively used on all Android devices including the ...... 17 Jun 2014 - 10 comments
Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents
Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents
Microsoft, who has long licensed its patents to Android OEMs and takes a piece of a majority of Android devices made, has now had those mystery ...... 17 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Amazon Appstore reaches 240,000 apps
Amazon Appstore reaches 240,000 apps
Amazon has released a quick press item today, boasting about the growth of its curated Amazon Appstore. In the last year, the Appstore has ...... 17 Jun 2014
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