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Motorola Nexus 6 almost had a fingerprint sensor

Motorola Nexus 6 almost had a fingerprint sensor

27 January, 2015 | comments (19)

The Motorola Nexus 6 apparently could have come with a fingerprint scanner on its back. This information comes straight from former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, speaking in an interview. While developing the first Nexus phablet, the company...


Cyanogen looking to break dependence from Google

Cyanogen looking to break dependence from Google

25 January, 2015 | comments (63)

At an event in San Francisco, the CEO of Cyanogen Inc. Kirt McMaster spoke about the company's bold plans about the future. As it turns out, Cyanogen has ambitions “to take Android away from Google.” Cyanogen wants to provide an open version...


Google strikes a deal with Sprint to offer wireless service in the US

Google strikes a deal with Sprint to offer wireless service in the US

22 January, 2015 | comments (18)

Just a day after there were reports that Google is planning to offer wireless service in the United States, Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that that the Mountain View company has reached an agreement with Sprint, under which it will operate as...

Tags: Google, Sprint


Android 5.0.2 factory images available for Nexus 10 and 7 2013

Android 5.0.2 factory images available for Nexus 10 and 7 2013

16 January, 2015 | comments (25)

Android Lollipop has been a reality for quite some time now, but the massive OS overhaul is undoubtedly a huge venture and there is still a lot of work to be done to get a final polished product. Even though there are AOSP builds for pretty much...

Tags: Android, Google, Nexus


Google lays out details about Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype

Google lays out details about Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype

14 January, 2015 | comments (44)

Google took the wraps off the first Project Ara modular phone that will be commercially available at a dedicated developer conference. Dubbed Spiral 2, the handset will first launch in Puerto Rico in the second half of this year. The Project...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is no more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is no more

09 January, 2015 | comments (16)

A couple of days ago the Moto G Google Play Edition vanished from the Play Store forever, and now another smartphone has had the exact same fate. It certainly looks like Google Play Edition devices are going extinct soon. Today the Samsung Galaxy...


Updated Android distribution chart shows gains for KitKat

Updated Android distribution chart shows gains for KitKat

08 January, 2015 | comments (49)

Google has made its monthly update to the Android developer dashboard, specifically the "Platform Versions" chart. This tells us how much market share each Android iteration still has among currently active devices. The data is collected from the...


Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

07 January, 2015 | comments (65)

Kantar Worldpanel, a popular research agency has recently put out a report on mobile OS popularity. It covers major Europe, US and Asia markets and crunches usage numbers from September, October and November 2014 and it happens to show a shrinking...

Tags: Android, iOS, Google, Apple


Moto G Google Play edition gets discontinued

Moto G Google Play edition gets discontinued

07 January, 2015 | comments (7)

The first generation Moto G, which was available on the Play Store in Google Play edition form, is no longer being sold. The phone was launched last year shortly after the standard version, and perplexed many as the standard version had close...

Tags: Google, Android


Android Lollipop has a memory leak bug, fix is on the way

Android Lollipop has a memory leak bug, fix is on the way

30 December, 2014 | comments (66)

Lollipop may be the latest version of the mobile OS developed by the search giant, but it's clearly not the most stable yet. In fact, the new and handsome iteration of Android has a memory leak bug that has some nasty effects. On Android 5.0.1,...

Tags: Google, Android


Symphony roar A50 - first Android One phone outside India

Symphony roar A50 - first Android One phone outside India

29 December, 2014 | comments (33)

Android One has been steadily gaining speed ever since its initial announcement at Google I/O 2014. The exciting program represents the California tech giant's strive to rapidly advance in emerging smartphone markets, starting with India, by...

Tags: Google, Android


Project Ara chipsets and form factor confirmed

Project Ara chipsets and form factor confirmed

23 December, 2014 | comments (63)

Google's project Ara has really been gaining momentum the past few months and it seems that everything is moving along nicely with the revolutionary modular smartphone concept. After the fairly recent announcement of the remodeled Spiral 2 circuit...

Tags: Google, Android


Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

22 December, 2014 | comments (38)

After launching the Android One brand in India earlier this year, Google is now expanding the devices to other south Asian markets, namely, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The same three devices will be available in these markets for now -...

Tags: Google, Android


Android 5.1 Lollipop update allegedly coming in February 2015

Android 5.1 Lollipop update allegedly coming in February 2015

19 December, 2014 | comments (73)

Google freshly launched Android 5.0.1 update to fix minor bugs in its Nexus devices and now there are rumors floating around of the upcoming 5.1 release. According to information that's yet to be backed by solid evidence, the company is preparing...


Google and Verizon sign a global patent license agreement

Google and Verizon sign a global patent license agreement

16 December, 2014 | comments (0)

Google and Verizon Wireless entered into a patent cross-license agreement. The long-term deal between the search giant and the Big Red covers a broad range of products and technologies. Unsurprisingly, avoiding future patent litigation is...

Tags: Google, Verizon


Google uploads Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5

Google uploads Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5

16 December, 2014 | comments (33)

Google's rollout for software updates has always been haphazard and unpredictable and the latest 5.0.1 update is no different. Some Nexus devices have received it already while others are still waiting. Last year's flagship - the Nexus 5 - is in the...

Tags: Google, Android


Project ARA new prototype and marketplace in the works

Project ARA new prototype and marketplace in the works

15 December, 2014 | comments (31)

The Google ATAP division, in charge of project ARA, has recently released some exciting news regarding the current state as well as future plans for the revolutionary modular handset. A prototype of the latest circuit board can be found on the...

Tags: Google, Android


HTC Nexus 9 now available at T-Mobile with LTE support

HTC Nexus 9 now available at T-Mobile with LTE support

12 December, 2014 | comments (4)

The HTC-made Google Nexus 9 tablet is now available in its LTE-capable form at T-Mobile. Hence, the 4G infused model of the Nexus 9 makes its debut, this being the first US carrier to offer it. The magenta carrier will give you one for $0...


Nexus 5 production stops, but you can still buy it

Nexus 5 production stops, but you can still buy it

12 December, 2014 | comments (25)

With the Nexus 6 already here to carry on the family legacy it is only natural that the days are numbered for the Nexus 5. But the LG Nexus 5 still has a lot of appeal as the last-available budget-oriented Nexus device, a long-standing tendency...

Tags: Nexus, Android, Google, LG


Nexus 6 is available from the Play Store in the UK again

Nexus 6 is available from the Play Store in the UK again

11 December, 2014 | comments (14)

The Motorola Nexus 6 is once again out in the Google Play Store for the UK. You can order one, but there are caveats. First of all, only the blue 32GB model is actually available, while white units and ones with double that storage capacity are...