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Google and Qualcomm working on Project Tango smartphone

Google and Qualcomm working on Project Tango smartphone

29 May, 2015 | comments (5)

Google and Qualcomm have a Project Tango smartphone with 3D-sensing camera tech in the works. Currently the search giant is offering a Project Tango tablet for developer for $512 in the Google Store. The partnership between Google and...

Tags: Google, Qualcomm


Android M detailed: The little things

Android M detailed: The little things

29 May, 2015 | comments (74)

Yesterday, we talked about the six tentpole features in the new Android M release. But there's a lot more that Google didn't go into during the keynote, which we'll talk about now. Direct Share It was already easy to share content between...

Tags: Google, Android


Android M developer preview now out for Nexus 5, 6, and 9

Android M developer preview now out for Nexus 5, 6, and 9

28 May, 2015 | comments (15)

Earlier today Google announced Android M, the next release of its mobile operating system, which will become available sometime during the third quarter of this year. Until then, though, the company has released the first developer preview of the...

Tags: Android, Google


Here's what to expect from Google I/O 2015

Here's what to expect from Google I/O 2015

27 May, 2015 | comments (16)

Another year, another Google I/O event. It seems that only days ago, we were waiting impatiently to finally learn what the 'L' in Android 5.0 stands for and how it is going to change mobile tech. Now, with the next event set for tomorrow, May 28 at...


Android M to focus on optimizing RAM, battery performance

Android M to focus on optimizing RAM, battery performance

25 May, 2015 | comments (74)

Google will reportedly focus on optimizing RAM and battery performance with Android M. The next major Android iteration is expected to debut in preview guise during Google I/O that kicks off later this week. Better battery management in...


Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Nexus 6 on T-Mobile

Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Nexus 6 on T-Mobile

23 May, 2015 | comments (1)

Android 5.1.1 has been around for some time now and a few days ago factory images were even made available for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Yet, Google seems to be neglecting its latest handset, the Motorola Nexus 6. #twitter-widget-0 {width: 590px...


Google reportedly working on new Android for Internet of Things

Google reportedly working on new Android for Internet of Things

22 May, 2015 | comments (26)

Google is currently working on a version of Android specifically aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a report from The Information. Dubbed Brillo, the OS will be capable of running on devices with is little as 32MB of RAM, for...

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Android M to allegedly add native support for fingerprint scanners

Android M to allegedly add native support for fingerprint scanners

22 May, 2015 | comments (28)

One of the reasons for lack of widespread presence of fingerprint scanners on Android devices is the lack of native support in Android, relegating it to just unlocking the phones on which it is present. But that might change soon. According...

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Android 5.1.1 factory images go live for Nexus 4, Nexus 5

Android 5.1.1 factory images go live for Nexus 4, Nexus 5

20 May, 2015 | comments (18)

Google posted Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory images for LG Nexus 4, LG Nexus 5, and the LTE variant of HTC Nexus 9. The latter is also getting the new firmware over-the-air. As its version number suggests, Android 5.1.1 fixes some of the...

Tags: Google, Android, LG , HTC


Android One makes it to Turkey with much improved specs

Android One makes it to Turkey with much improved specs

12 May, 2015 | comments (25)

Today Google has taken its Android One initiative to Turkey. Over there, a new Android One smartphone has been unveiled - the General Mobile 4G. While Android One has surfaced in more countries following its initial launch in India, so far we've...

Tags: Google, Android


Some Nexus 6 users experiencing network connectivity issues

Some Nexus 6 users experiencing network connectivity issues

11 May, 2015 | comments (21)

According to multiple users, the Nexus 6 is experiencing network issues, wherein the phone loses connection to the cell tower and requires a restart to reconnect, although the issue resurfaces after a few minutes. The issue does not seem...

Tags: Google, Android


HTC Nexus 9 will receive Android 5.1.1 update starting today

HTC Nexus 9 will receive Android 5.1.1 update starting today

07 May, 2015 | comments (11)

A couple of days ago Google started rolling out the update to Android 5.0.2 for the HTC Nexus 9 tablet, marking the first new software release for this device in almost half a year. And now, Google has announced that the update to Android 5.1.1...


Android M will debut during Google I/O on May 28

Android M will debut during Google I/O on May 28

06 May, 2015 | comments (109)

Google will unveil Android M during the I/O developer conference at the end of this month. The Android M name made a brief cameo in the official I/O schedule and was quickly taken down. No details on the upcoming Android iteration have been...

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HTC Nexus 9 gets Android 5.0.2 update while waiting for 5.1.1

HTC Nexus 9 gets Android 5.0.2 update while waiting for 5.1.1

05 May, 2015 | comments (12)

At the moment the absolute latest version of Android is 5.1.1, which is already out for some devices. However, the HTC-made Nexus 9 is now in the process of receiving a software update to Android 5.0.2. That's quite baffling, but at least it...


Android in April: almost 10% of all devices boot Lollipop

Android in April: almost 10% of all devices boot Lollipop

04 May, 2015 | comments (38)

Google released the Android distribution stats for the month of April. Unsurprisingly, the share of Android 5.0 and up has grown considerably - an iteration of Lollipop boots on almost 10% of all hardware. Android 5.0 is now present on 9% of...


The Asus Nexus 7 (2013) tablet has been discontinued

The Asus Nexus 7 (2013) tablet has been discontinued

24 April, 2015 | comments (22)

If you're after a Nexus tablet, from this point on you'll need to be OK with the Nexus 9, because that's the only one that's still up for grabs from Google's official hardware store. The 2013 model of the Nexus 7 made by Asus is no longer...

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Project Fi debuts, making Google a carrier in the US

Project Fi debuts, making Google a carrier in the US

22 April, 2015 | comments (29)

The rumors were actually true, as it turns out. Today Google has basically become a carrier in the United States, with the launch of its new service called Project Fi. Although it will offer mobile services, Google hasn't built its own network...

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Google tipped to introduce wireless service tomorrow

Google tipped to introduce wireless service tomorrow

22 April, 2015 | comments (9)

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google will introduce wireless service in the United States tomorrow. The service is said to be available only for users of Motorola Nexus 6 devices. In line with past reports, Google’s...

Tags: Google, Rumors


Android Wear update brings Wi-Fi support, always-on apps

Android Wear update brings Wi-Fi support, always-on apps

20 April, 2015 | comments (8)

The rumored update to Android Wear that was supposed to bring with it Wi-Fi support has now been made official by Google. It will be rolling out to all existing smartwatches running the wearable platform, starting with the new LG Watch Urbane. The...


Android in March: Lollipop inches past 5 percent

Android in March: Lollipop inches past 5 percent

08 April, 2015 | comments (33)

Another month has passed and the statistics are out for the Android versions distribution. The data is gathered over a seven day period prior to the release and the chart is based on the number of the devices that have visited the Google Play Store...