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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 (76)

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


Google to showcase a new version of Android at I/O

Google to showcase a new version of Android at I/O

24 June, 2014 | comments (101)

It's been confirmed that Big G will announce a new version of its Android operating system and that the latest installment will feature a nickname that starts with the letter "L." Senior Vice President of Google, Sundar Pichai has indicated that...

Tags: Google, Android


HTC Nexus 9 specs leak alongside pricing info and first image

HTC Nexus 9 specs leak alongside pricing info and first image

22 June, 2014 | comments (60)

Rumors about HTC working with Google on a Nexus tablet have been abundant this year. We've heard quite a few times that an 8-inch or 8.9-inch device would be coming, and that it would be manufactured by HTC, and not Asus - the company responsible...

Tags: Android, HTC, Google


Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

21 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 25 was rather busy with new products so you are in for a long read. Enjoy! This week was marked by the announcement of...


Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 update

Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 update

20 June, 2014 | comments (84)

It's been barely a month since Android 4.4.3 started rolling out for Nexus devices and Google has already started rolling out the 4.4.4 update. But while this may not be as big an update as its predecessor (which itself wasn't especially big) it...

Tags: Google, Android


LG-made Nexus 6 probably won't happen

LG-made Nexus 6 probably won't happen

18 June, 2014 | comments (43)

If there's ever going to be a Nexus 6, it won't be made by LG. At least that's what one exec from the Korean company seems to think. A Dutch publication has quoted Ken Hong, LG's global communications director, as saying that he doesn't know...

Tags: Android, LG, Google


SIM-free Nexus 5 gets a 50 price cut in UK, down to 249.95

SIM-free Nexus 5 gets a 50 price cut in UK, down to 249.95

10 June, 2014 | comments (14)

Carphone Warehouse has cut 50 off the Nexus 5 price and it can be yours for 249.95. This seems to be a permanent discount and applies for the contract-free Nexus 5 16GB. The retailer is selling all three available color flavors of the Nexus 5 -...

Tags: LG, Google, Android


Google's first Project Tango tablet is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1

Google's first Project Tango tablet is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1

06 June, 2014 | comments (34)

We have talked about Google's Project Tango in the past. It works with specialized devices running Android to track 3D objects and spaces in real-time and generates a vital map of it, which can be used for various purposes. Back when it was...

Tags: Google, Android