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Say hello to Android 4.4 KitKat, coming next in line

Say hello to Android 4.4 KitKat, coming next in line

03 September, 2013 | comments (230)

Google recently announced its latest version of Android - 4.3 Jelly Bean, which turned out to be nothing to write home about. Ever since then, the next iteration of Android OS has taken the spotlight and has been the talk of the town. Just when...

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8GB Nexus 4 permanently goes out of stock from the Play Store

8GB Nexus 4 permanently goes out of stock from the Play Store

03 September, 2013 | comments (31)

Google recently dropped the price of the Nexus 4, bringing the 8GB model to a tantalizing $199 in the US. As one could have guessed, however, this was just to clear the stock of the device and that is exactly what has happened. The 8GB model...


Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google for Xiaomi

Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google for Xiaomi

29 August, 2013 | comments (37)

In a surprising twist of events, Vice President of Android - Hugo Barra - has decided to move on from Google and join Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi. The news was first broken by AllThingsD and was later confirmed by Barra in a post...


Motorola to make the Nexus 5, coming in Q4 this year

Motorola to make the Nexus 5, coming in Q4 this year

11 August, 2013 | comments (116)

According to Taylor Wimberly, former editor for Android and Me and so far a great insider, Motorola will manufacture the next Nexus smartphone a.k.a. Nexus 5. Here is his Google+ tip: Motorola will release a Nexus smartphone in Q4 (that is not...


Android in July 2013: 4.1 JB now more popular than 2.3 Gingerbread

Android in July 2013: 4.1 JB now more popular than 2.3 Gingerbread

02 August, 2013 | comments (26)

The Android masses are getting younger the OS versions we mean. In the month of July, v4.1 Jelly Bean has at long last dethroned Gingerbread as the single most popular Android OS release. In June Jelly Bean beat Gingerbread, but that was only if...


Google to start selling the Moto X on the Play Store, too

Google to start selling the Moto X on the Play Store, too

02 August, 2013 | comments (43)

Yesterday, Motorola finally announced the Moto X, which will soon go on sale in the US on all the major carriers on a contract. However, Google has now announced that you will also be able to purchase the Moto X from the Play Store as...


Motorola Moto X goes live with X8 chipset, 4.7

Motorola Moto X goes live with X8 chipset, 4.7" AMOLED screen

01 August, 2013 | comments (124)

Motorola has officially taken the wraps off the Moto X - the first phone that has been entirely developed under the supervision of Google. It's also the company's first phone in a while to be fully assembled in the USA. The Motorola Moto X is...


Play Store beats Apple App Store by downloads for the first time

Play Store beats Apple App Store by downloads for the first time

01 August, 2013 | comments (76)

For the first time ever, the Google Play Store served more app downloads in a quarter than the Apple App Store, about 10% more according to App Annie. However, the iOS store still brings in 2.3x more revenue than the Google...

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Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 get Android 4.3 today

Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 get Android 4.3 today

24 July, 2013 | comments (486)

Google officially announced the latest version of Android operating system, 4.3, at its event today. The newest version of Android is a minor upgrade over the currently present Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and brings restricted profiles, a few other...

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Android 4.3 unveiled with improved multi-user support

Android 4.3 unveiled with improved multi-user support

24 July, 2013 | comments (175)

Android 4.3 has officially been announced it's been in the wild on Google Play Edition devices for a while, but the unveiling was put off for today. So, what's new? Well, 4.3 is a minor upgrade so it brings minor improvements and refines the user...

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New Nexus 7 brings WUXGA screen, quad-core Krait CPU

New Nexus 7 brings WUXGA screen, quad-core Krait CPU

24 July, 2013 | comments (68)

The Google event brought the new Nexus 7 2. It's a 7" tablet running pure Android 4.3 and improves the screen and chipset over the first generation Nexus tablet. The base price is set at $230, a little higher than the $200 that the first Nexus 7...

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Watch Google's Android 4.3 and Nexus 7 event live here

Watch Google's Android 4.3 and Nexus 7 event live here

24 July, 2013 | comments (10)

Exactly a week ago, Google announced its Android event in San Francisco, inviting us all to have breakfast with Sundar Pichai. Now, the day has come and in a traditional Google fashion, the event will be streamed live on YouTube for your viewing...

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Google Q2: revenues up, 900M Androids, Moto still struggling

Google Q2: revenues up, 900M Androids, Moto still struggling

19 July, 2013 | comments (31)

Google, the golden child of the Internet, got some disappointing grades on its report card. The revenues for Q2 of this year are up 19% year on year to $14.1 billion, but come short of analysts' expectations of $14.4 billion. Income was $3.123...

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Android in June 2013: Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread

Android in June 2013: Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread

09 July, 2013 | comments (31)

It's Android OS version stats time again and it's an end of an era the era of Gingerbread dominance. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 and 4.2) finally did what ICS (4.0.x) never managed get more market share than Gingerbread. Gingerbread in its...


Android 4.3 spotted on Galaxy S4, screenshots inside

Android 4.3 spotted on Galaxy S4, screenshots inside

28 June, 2013 | comments (52)

Leaked screenshots show Android 4.3, dubbed Jelly Bean, running on a Snapdragon-powered (I9505) Samsung Galaxy S4. The firmware was allegedly intended for the Google Edition Galaxy S4 (I9505G) and sports the build number JWR66N.S005.130625. Just...


White Nexus 4 units delivery intercepted by Google

White Nexus 4 units delivery intercepted by Google

04 June, 2013 | comments (22)

If you've ordered the 16GB version of the white Google Nexus 4 in the past couple of days, you may have received a notification that your order is being intercepted and returned to sender. No word on what the cause could be, and the only...

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Android in May 2013: JB rise continues, GB still leads

Android in May 2013: JB rise continues, GB still leads

04 June, 2013 | comments (41)

While Jelly Bean and ICS combine for almost 60% of the Android landscape, it's still Android 2.3 Gingerbread that accounts for roughly 36.4% of all Android handsets used in May. While the gap between Jelly Bean and Gingerbread has narrowed...


Leaked images show Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4 at a mobile expo

Leaked images show Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4 at a mobile expo

24 May, 2013 | comments (39)

Two lucky XDA Developers Forum members ("challeen" and "innocent36") were at the right place at the right time (Thailand Mobile Expo 2013). They spotted a Google Nexus 4 on display, running Android 4.3 and decided to share their find with the eager...


White Nexus 4 and Android 4.3 allegedly coming on June 10

White Nexus 4 and Android 4.3 allegedly coming on June 10

17 May, 2013 | comments (33)

This year we didn't see a new Android version debut at Google I/O 2013, having to live with updates to Maps, Google+ and Hangouts, the new Play Music All Access and the new Play Game Services platforms. Google went on to show a lot of...


Google to start selling the Galaxy S4 running stock Android

Google to start selling the Galaxy S4 running stock Android

15 May, 2013 | comments (242)

At the annual Google I/O developer conference today, Google has announced the planned released of a Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock Android (AOSP). Just as rumored earlier today, the phone will be free of TouchWiz modifications. It will be...