Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition shows up online
Jul01

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition shows up online

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition has shown up for a press shot today and in the process quashed rumours that Samsung would not be releasing its flagship as a stock Android option. Noted whistle-blower @Evleaks issued what is believed to be a render of the GS5 GP Edition, although admittedly faking such an image would be fairly easy. After-all, the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition will look identical from an...

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Android Wear is the most robust wearable platform yet
Jun25

Android Wear is the most robust wearable platform yet

Google gave us all an in-depth look at the Android Wear platform designed specifically for wearable products today at the company's I/O developer conference. The software was announced earlier in the year, but today Google demoed Android Wear, and it was a surprisingly good show that highlighted the full breadth of features heading to wearable devices using Android the software. From this demo it seems like Android Wear is the most...

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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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