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Google to launch a new Android One phone in India this month

Google to launch a new Android One phone in India this month

03 July, 2015 | comments (28)

Google will launch a new Android One smartphone on July 14, according to an Economic Times report. The device, which will be manufactured by local company Lava, will carry a price tag of around INR 12,000 ($190). While Indian vendors weren't...

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Google releases updated Android 5.1.1 factory image for Nexus 7

Google releases updated Android 5.1.1 factory image for Nexus 7

30 June, 2015 | comments (10)

Google has released an updated Android 5.1.1 factory image, carrying build number LMY48G, for the Nexus 7 (2013). Although no official changelog is available for the update at the moment, it's likely a minor release aimed at fixing some of...

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Google's Android One initiative launches in Myanmar

Google's Android One initiative launches in Myanmar

24 June, 2015 | comments (12)

Google has launched its Android One program in Myanmar, making it the seventh Asian country (and eighth overall) where the company's low cost smartphones will be sold. In Myanmar, the Mountain View-based company has partnered with Cherry...

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Android One isn't doing all that well, but Google is determined

Android One isn't doing all that well, but Google is determined

12 June, 2015 | comments (44)

Android One was launched back in 2014 with a lot of enthusiasm and determination. Now, as the first more substantial reports start coming in, it seems that the initiative hasn't been doing all that well. For anyone unfamiliar with Android One, it is...

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comScore US report says Android is still more popular than iOS

comScore US report says Android is still more popular than iOS

06 June, 2015 | comments (32)

ComScore has finished tallying up the numbers for the first three months of 2015 and it has a few facts to share about the US mobile market. The data shows that over the said period 188.6 million people in the US were identified as owning a...

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Standardized security might waive Android Pay transaction fee

Standardized security might waive Android Pay transaction fee

06 June, 2015 | comments (9)

Mobile payments are well on their way to becoming the next big tech trend, whether we like it or not. Apple Pay has been at the forefront of the technology, investing heftily in the system, despite retailer distrust and numerous technical and legal...


Lollipop finally powers more than 10% of active Androids

Lollipop finally powers more than 10% of active Androids

01 June, 2015 | comments (47)

Another month has passed, so as usual it's time for us to take a look at the newly updated Android platform distribution numbers and charts. Around one month ago, Lollipop was trying very hard to reach 10% of all Android installs, and we're happy...


Google and Qualcomm working on Project Tango smartphone

Google and Qualcomm working on Project Tango smartphone

29 May, 2015 | comments (11)

Google and Qualcomm have a Project Tango smartphone with 3D-sensing camera tech in the works. Currently the search giant is offering a Project Tango tablet for developer for $512 in the Google Store. The partnership between Google and...

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Android M detailed: The little things

Android M detailed: The little things

29 May, 2015 | comments (90)

Yesterday, we talked about the six tentpole features in the new Android M release. But there's a lot more that Google didn't go into during the keynote, which we'll talk about now. Direct Share It was already easy to share content between...

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Android M developer preview now out for Nexus 5, 6, and 9

Android M developer preview now out for Nexus 5, 6, and 9

28 May, 2015 | comments (16)

Earlier today Google announced Android M, the next release of its mobile operating system, which will become available sometime during the third quarter of this year. Until then, though, the company has released the first developer preview of the...

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Here's what to expect from Google I/O 2015

Here's what to expect from Google I/O 2015

27 May, 2015 | comments (16)

Another year, another Google I/O event. It seems that only days ago, we were waiting impatiently to finally learn what the 'L' in Android 5.0 stands for and how it is going to change mobile tech. Now, with the next event set for tomorrow, May 28 at...


Android M to focus on optimizing RAM, battery performance

Android M to focus on optimizing RAM, battery performance

25 May, 2015 | comments (75)

Google will reportedly focus on optimizing RAM and battery performance with Android M. The next major Android iteration is expected to debut in preview guise during Google I/O that kicks off later this week. Better battery management in...


Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Nexus 6 on T-Mobile

Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Nexus 6 on T-Mobile

23 May, 2015 | comments (1)

Android 5.1.1 has been around for some time now and a few days ago factory images were even made available for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Yet, Google seems to be neglecting its latest handset, the Motorola Nexus 6. #twitter-widget-0 {width: 590px...


Google reportedly working on new Android for Internet of Things

Google reportedly working on new Android for Internet of Things

22 May, 2015 | comments (26)

Google is currently working on a version of Android specifically aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a report from The Information. Dubbed Brillo, the OS will be capable of running on devices with is little as 32MB of RAM, for...

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Android M to allegedly add native support for fingerprint scanners

Android M to allegedly add native support for fingerprint scanners

22 May, 2015 | comments (28)

One of the reasons for lack of widespread presence of fingerprint scanners on Android devices is the lack of native support in Android, relegating it to just unlocking the phones on which it is present. But that might change soon. According...

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Android 5.1.1 factory images go live for Nexus 4, Nexus 5

Android 5.1.1 factory images go live for Nexus 4, Nexus 5

20 May, 2015 | comments (18)

Google posted Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory images for LG Nexus 4, LG Nexus 5, and the LTE variant of HTC Nexus 9. The latter is also getting the new firmware over-the-air. As its version number suggests, Android 5.1.1 fixes some of the...

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Android One makes it to Turkey with much improved specs

Android One makes it to Turkey with much improved specs

12 May, 2015 | comments (25)

Today Google has taken its Android One initiative to Turkey. Over there, a new Android One smartphone has been unveiled - the General Mobile 4G. While Android One has surfaced in more countries following its initial launch in India, so far we've...

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Some Nexus 6 users experiencing network connectivity issues

Some Nexus 6 users experiencing network connectivity issues

11 May, 2015 | comments (21)

According to multiple users, the Nexus 6 is experiencing network issues, wherein the phone loses connection to the cell tower and requires a restart to reconnect, although the issue resurfaces after a few minutes. The issue does not seem...

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HTC Nexus 9 will receive Android 5.1.1 update starting today

HTC Nexus 9 will receive Android 5.1.1 update starting today

07 May, 2015 | comments (11)

A couple of days ago Google started rolling out the update to Android 5.0.2 for the HTC Nexus 9 tablet, marking the first new software release for this device in almost half a year. And now, Google has announced that the update to Android 5.1.1...


Android M will debut during Google I/O on May 28

Android M will debut during Google I/O on May 28

06 May, 2015 | comments (109)

Google will unveil Android M during the I/O developer conference at the end of this month. The Android M name made a brief cameo in the official I/O schedule and was quickly taken down. No details on the upcoming Android iteration have been...

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