Google to design affordable and high-quality smartphones for emerging markets with Android One
Jun25

Google to design affordable and high-quality smartphones for emerging markets with Android One

One look at the spread of Android will show that the platform is hugely popular, but also very fragmented. Aging versions such as the four year old Gingerbread are more popular than the newest KitKat update, with the one before last version Jelly Bean being the most popular. This lack of adoption is for several reasons, but arguably the biggest is the fact that manufacturers building low end devices in emerging markets cannot build...

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Android is running on 1 billion active devices
Jun25

Android is running on 1 billion active devices

The perfect reply to Apple's recent claim that iOS is growing in the market is for Google to highlight just how popular its Android platform is. There is no better place to discuss what your company is good at than a developer conference; it was in its WWDC event that Apple made the bold claim that iOS was encroaching on Android's space. At its Google I/O developer conference, Google had quite the retort. Android chief Sundar Pichai...

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First look at Google’s L version of Android may have been teased in new screenshot
Jun24

First look at Google’s L version of Android may have been teased in new screenshot

Rumours are gathering that Google will give details of its next major Android version at the company's I/O developer conference later this week. The next iteration of the operating system will move the platform past Android 4.4 Kitkat and presumably onto Android 4.5 or 5.0. To add some fuel to the fire, a screenshot has leaked today that claims to show the newest version of Android, the one coming with the L lettering. Google has...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most used Android handset
Jun24

Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most used Android handset

Hundreds of millions of Android devices are in the hands of people all over the world, but not all of them are rocking the latest and greatest handsets. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 will find themselves in plenty hands, but it is the legacy device market that spurs the Android dominance. It seems that Android does not enjoy the upgrade rates that its great rival Apple does and much of the platforms' success comes...

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Android 4.4.3 finds its way to 2012 Nexus 7
Jun18

Android 4.4.3 finds its way to 2012 Nexus 7

Android 4.4.3 has been rolling out to devices either made by or close to Google, such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Editions, several Motorolas, and of course Google's own Nexus smartphones. Other companies such as Samsung have also detailed their timetables for 4.4.3, but what about some other products that should be getting the 4.3.3 treatment first? We are talking about not just other Google Play edition devices...

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OnePlus One available for $100 above retail price and without CyanogenMod
Jun17

OnePlus One available for $100 above retail price and without CyanogenMod

The OnePlus One is now rolling out to invite-only customers, but there other ways to get hold of the handset without having to be one of the lucky ones. OppoMart, an online retailer specializing in mobile and electronics has the One available for sale, although the price may put off some interested in the so far scarce smartphone. OppoMart has placed a mark-up on the OnePlus One, clearly thinking some people will pay extra for the...

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