No more Nokia Android phones from Microsoft
Jul17

No more Nokia Android phones from Microsoft

Microsoft's shocking but inevitable decision to cut jobs today has had a huge impact on the company's future mobile plans. Of the massive 18,000 jobs slashed, 12,500 come from the newly acquired Nokia devices and services divisions and Redmond also put an end to the Nokia X Android line. That means we will not see any further forays into the Android market from device with the Nokia or Microsoft branding. That is contrary to recent...

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Android 4.4.4 changelogs for Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini
Jul15

Android 4.4.4 changelogs for Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini

for the software and revealed that it made a few extra enhancements to Google's patch. The update is available now for the 2013 DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX, and DROID Mini. Android 4.4.4 arrived when the paint was still wet on Android 4.3.3, rolled out by Google to deal with a few performance and design bugs in the 4.3.3 software. Motorola has been quick to adopt the software, but has also taken the opportunity to make its own little...

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KitKat soars to market share high
Jul09

KitKat soars to market share high

Android 4.4 KitKat is finding itself on more and more smartphones according to the monthly roundup of Android usership. The newest (not counting the unreleased Android L) mobile platform from Google is carving into former dominating versions and is fulfilling the remit the company had for the OS when it was launched last year. The purpose of KitKat was to deliver Android to devices that might not have been able to run other new...

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Samsung’s 4.4.2 plans extend to numerous Galaxies, but not the S3
Jul08

Samsung’s 4.4.2 plans extend to numerous Galaxies, but not the S3

Samsung's plans for the Android 4.4.2 update got a little clearer today as a leaked document revealed which handsets are in line for the bump. 4.4.2 is two versions old now (4.4.3 and 4.4.4 have preceded it) but it is still a part of the current generation KitKat stable and Samsung is showing some of its smartphones love with the patch. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S3 will not be among them. The aging flagship is two and a half years...

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South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises
Jul08

South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises

The FTC in South Korea may have done consumers all over the world a favour as the fair trade commission in the country has implemented changes to make getting app purchase refunds easier. We have all been burned by that app that looked great but wasn't, or worse simply didn't work, while stories are numerous of unwitting parents who have let their kids use their devices and rack up thousands of dollars in accidental purchases. In...

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Rumor: Lumia Android Device Coming

While most of the time I'd blow off these type of rumor as poppycock, the source of this rumor is the only thing that makes me even think it has a chance of being true.  According to the tipster @evleaks Android-powered Lumia incoming, from Nokia by Microsoft Now there is no further information on this rumored upcoming device I am hoping this is a fully fledged Android device and simply not a Windows Phone device disguised as an...

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