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Motorola could be working on a 5.9

Motorola could be working on a 5.9" Nexus smartphone

27 July, 2014 | comments (38)

Over the past few months we've seen much controversy about whether there will be another Nexus smartphone. That's because Google has been rumored to drop this program, and focus on Android Silver, which will incorporate a few devices from more...


Latest Chrome beta hints at Android L being version 4.5

Latest Chrome beta hints at Android L being version 4.5

25 July, 2014 | comments (17)

Ever since Google announced Android L at Google I/O last month, speculations ran wild as to not only what L will end up being called (Lollipop seems to be the fan favorite), but also what version number it will sport. The latest Chrome beta 37...


EU demands re-classification of games with in-app purchases

EU demands re-classification of games with in-app purchases

20 July, 2014 | comments (26)

In-app purchases are some of the trickiest, most annoying aspects of gaming today, and the phenomenon is becoming increasingly prevalent in the mobile landscape. Many business models of “free” games revolve around in-app purchases with sometimes key...

Tags: Google, Android, Apple, iOS


Google posts $16 billion revenue in Q2 2014 earnings report

Google posts $16 billion revenue in Q2 2014 earnings report

18 July, 2014 | comments (9)

Yesterday, Google posted its second quarter results, which reflected $16 billion in revenues - a 22% increase over the previous year. The company's operating income stood at $4.26 billion, which was also a 27% increase over last year. Of the...

Tags: Android, Google


Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

09 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Google has pulled the HTC One (M7), the Sony Z Ultra and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play editions from the Play Store. The concept of the Google Play edition devices was announced at I/O last year and the first two phones to be launched included...

Tags: Google, Android


Android Wear experiencing glitches with paid apps

Android Wear experiencing glitches with paid apps

07 July, 2014 | comments (9)

It looks like Android Wear devices aren't working properly with paid applications from the Google Play Store. Apps for the wearable devices are downloaded concurrently with the ones on the Play Store; they should all update automatically over...

Tags: Google, Android


Google will be sending its Tango phones into space

Google will be sending its Tango phones into space

07 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Google seems to have a penchant for launching its devices into orbit. First they did it with the Nexus S and One, and now, the search giant's Project Tango phone will be making its journey into the final frontier. The purpose behind Google's...

Tags: Google, Android


Microsoft and Canon strike patent cross-licensing deal

Microsoft and Canon strike patent cross-licensing deal

03 July, 2014 | comments (59)

Software giant Microsoft and imaging giant Canon have struck a cross-licensing patent deal that affects "a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products". While details on...

Tags: Google, Motorola


Project Ara Chief Designer Dan Makoski leaves Google

Project Ara Chief Designer Dan Makoski leaves Google

03 July, 2014 | comments (27)

Chief Designer of Project Ara - Dan Makoski - has left Google. Makoski has been working at Google/Motorola since 2012 and is quitting now after his two year contract with the company ended. Why he chose not to renew his contract with Google...

Tags: Google, Motorola


HTC One (M8) GPE and One (M7) GPE now getting Android 4.4.4

HTC One (M8) GPE and One (M7) GPE now getting Android 4.4.4

02 July, 2014 | comments (9)

Google is now seeding the latest available Android version on the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) Google Play Editions. The 4.4.4 firmware, just like the previous 4.4.3 update, brings only bug fixes. Check the official Android 4.4.4 change...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition shows up again

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition shows up again

01 July, 2014 | comments (17)

At this point it's become very clear indeed - Samsung is working on a Google Play Edition Galaxy S5. This will come as no surprise, as last year we saw the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition (GPE) launch alongside the HTC One GPE. Obviously one...


Week 26 in review: Android L, Android One program, Nokia X2

Week 26 in review: Android L, Android One program, Nokia X2

27 June, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 26 of 2014 was yet another busy ride with plenty of new announcements so you are in for a long read. This week's...


Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

28 June, 2014 | comments (20)

This is the new edition of Counterclockwise, where we'll be taking a look at all of the most significant news articles that happened during this week over the past several years. The last week of June has seen plenty of hardware announcements from...


Android L Developer Preview on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 rooted

Android L Developer Preview on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 rooted

27 June, 2014 | comments (25)

The Developer Preview for Android L has only been announced a couple of days ago, and yesterday it became available for developers to download and play with. So far Google has posted factory images just for the LG Nexus 5 smartphone and the Asus...

Tags: Google, Android


Android Wear features detailed at Google I/O

Android Wear features detailed at Google I/O

25 June, 2014 | comments (8)

Three months after its initial announcement, Google finally expanded on Android Wear, its smart wearable platform that will strive to dominate the smartwatch market. Recognizing that style is as important as functionality, Wear supports both square...

Tags: Google, Android


Google announces Android L developer preview

Google announces Android L developer preview

25 June, 2014 | comments (96)

In what is a change to its usual manner of handling new Android releases, Google has announced a developer preview of the upcoming Android L release. Previous the search giant would unveil a new version of its platform at the I/O event, making it...

Tags: Google, Android


Google launches Android One smartphone program

Google launches Android One smartphone program

25 June, 2014 | comments (75)

The first news of this year's Google I/O is a new initiative that the company calls Android One. The smartphone program strives to provide a unified feature set tailored-made for the market the phone is launching in. The first smartphone to...


Android grows to 315M phone shipments, 1B active users

Android grows to 315M phone shipments, 1B active users

25 June, 2014 | comments (21)

Sundar Pichai kicked off Google I/O with some raw numbers on the impressive growth of Android. The platform grew in the smartphone field it dominates, but also for the first time yet it powers over half of tablets. Q4 of last year alone saw 315...


Watch the Google I/O keynote speech live here

Watch the Google I/O keynote speech live here

25 June, 2014 | comments (13)

Google's annual developer conference - Google I/O - is starting in just under an hour and we have the livestream of the keynote speech waiting for you here. Google is expected to drop the latest major release of Android today. It's rumored to...


Android TV name-dropped in Riptide GP2 changelog

Android TV name-dropped in Riptide GP2 changelog

25 June, 2014 | comments (5)

Google I/O is just hours away now and a lot of exciting new stuff is expected to be announced today, including a new version of Android. Now you can expect one more thing to be announced today, and that is Android TV. Game developer Vector...

Tags: Google, Android