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Huawei supposedly confirmed as the next Nexus phone maker

Huawei supposedly confirmed as the next Nexus phone maker

04 March, 2015 | comments (82)

Kevin Yang, the Director of China Research at iSuppli, has shared on his Weibo account that Huawei is indeed chosen by Google as one of the makers of the next Nexus smartphone. While the information isn't backed up by any evidence, it comes from a...


Google to launch new secure Android Pay system

Google to launch new secure Android Pay system

02 March, 2015 | comments (16)

With the development of Apple Pay and yesterday's announcement of Samsung Pay, it seems the industry is really pushing towards mobile payment systems. After all is does make a lot of sense to be able to pay with the device you are most likely to...


Google might be in talk with Huawei for a 2015 Nexus phone

Google might be in talk with Huawei for a 2015 Nexus phone

28 February, 2015 | comments (87)

According to the latest set of rumors, Google may be partnering with a Chinese phone maker for the next generation Nexus smartphone. The Weibo source cited by GizChina from where the information originates shares that the phone will be ready later...


Apple captures record 88.7% of smartphone profits

Apple captures record 88.7% of smartphone profits

27 February, 2015 | comments (226)

According to a latest report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple iOS captured a record-high 88.7% global smartphone profit share in Q4, 2014, up from 70.5% in Q4 2013. On the other hand, Android took a record-low 11.3% profit...

Tags: Apple, Google, Android, iOS


Gear Live and G Watch R get Android Wear 5.0.2

Gear Live and G Watch R get Android Wear 5.0.2

19 February, 2015 | comments (10)

Google is rolling out Android Wear 5.0.2 update to select Android Wear devices. First it was the Moto 360 and the list includes the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch R. The update doesn't seem to add any new features; according to...

Tags: Google, Android


Next version of Android will be out in March, HTC exec says

Next version of Android will be out in March, HTC exec says

18 February, 2015 | comments (22)

Android 5.1 Lollipop has been spotted on many Android One devices in Asia, but so far Google has not announced this version of its mobile OS. Nor has it started rolling out updates to Android 5.1 for the Nexus line of smartphones and tablets. If...

Tags: Google, Android, HTC


LG Nexus 5 spotted running Android 5.1 in a benchmark

LG Nexus 5 spotted running Android 5.1 in a benchmark

17 February, 2015 | comments (14)

Android 5.1 got an odd half official introduction a couple of weeks ago, when Google let slip that some new Android One handsets were running this version from day one. Today the software giant took its low-cost phone initiative to the Philippines,...

Tags: LG, Android, Google


Google brings Android One devices to Philippines

Google brings Android One devices to Philippines

17 February, 2015 | comments (40)

Google has launched Android One devices in Philippines. The two phones - the Cherry One and MyPhone Uno - will go on sale in the coming weeks on Cherry Mobile and MyPhone networks, respectively. Both phones are similar to the Android One...

Tags: Google, Android


This year’s Google I/O will take place on May 28-29

This year’s Google I/O will take place on May 28-29

10 February, 2015 | comments (12)

Google announced the official dates of its annual developer conference. This year’s Google I/O will take place on May 28-29 in San Francisco. Registration for the large event is scheduled to begin on March 17 at 9AM Pacific time. Due to the...

Tags: Google


Android One devices in India to get Lollipop in the next few weeks

Android One devices in India to get Lollipop in the next few weeks

04 February, 2015 | comments (95)

The update to Lollipop for the three Android One devices available in India will finally be out "in the next few weeks". This is according to Google's Indian arm, so it's official as can be. Unfortunately though, this vague timeline is all we...


Android 5.1 Lollipop is now official, changelog coming soon

Android 5.1 Lollipop is now official, changelog coming soon

04 February, 2015 | comments (53)

Android 5.1 Lollipop name has been creating quite a buzz over the social networks through the last few hours. The new version has appeared on various screenshots and its name and build numbers popped up through various logs. Google has already...

Tags: Google, Android


Lollipop finally makes it onto Android distribution chart

Lollipop finally makes it onto Android distribution chart

02 February, 2015 | comments (22)

The latest monthly State of Android report from Google is upon us today. The numbers that follow have been collected for a 7-day period ending today. The big news is that, for the first time ever, Lollipop has appeared in the Android distribution...


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