Samsung Galaxy Note II on Sprint adds Android 4.4 KitKat

The Samsung Galaxy Note II may have been released nearly two years ago, but the Sprint version of the phone is getting an update to Android 4.4 KitKat today. This is Android 4.2.2 and it includes a number of changes and improvements both to Android and the Touchwiz user experience. Here's a list of what's new courtesy of Samsung. Media Controls - full-screen album art and media controls when listening to music Camera Shortcut  -...

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Here’s what the Future of SmartPhone Market Looks Like According to IDC

It's that time again where "experts" like to look into their crystal ball and try to tell you what the smartphone landscape will look like for the next four years or so. While we all know it's not always going to turn out be the truth - remember, no one saw the rise of the iPhone or Android early on - it's a fun game to play so let's see "what the future holds" shall we? Well, there it is according to this chart. While Android will...

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Samsung’s Android update list revealed
May28

Samsung’s Android update list revealed

Samsung is doing a little bit of spring cleaning and getting around to updating a slew of devices to newer versions of Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The Korean company is turning its attention to a number of handsets and tablets from its Galaxy range, including the current flagship darling the Galaxy S5. Those lucky enough to own a Galaxy S5 or even the year old Galaxy S4 will be treated to the most up to date Android version Samsung is...

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Spotify warns Android users of security threat
May27

Spotify warns Android users of security threat

Spotify may be enjoying its status as one of the best music streaming services, but the company is dealing with a security problem today. Spotify has alerted users that its Android app is potentially under threat after an admittedly minor hack. The British company reported that one unlucky user had his or her account hacked earlier today and is warning other users they may also be at risk. This seems a precautionary measure by Spotify...

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YouTube Music stalls thanks to independent labels
May26

YouTube Music stalls thanks to independent labels

If you have been eagerly awaiting YouTube's own music streaming service then you will have to wait longer as the company shows no signs of launching it. Google's video streaming service has been widely reported to be launching its own mobile and web based music streaming service. At the end of 2013 a changed code in Android’s YouTube app showed the company was ready to launch the music feature. All that seemed left to do was speculate...

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In depth details on Google’s Android car system emerge
May26

In depth details on Google’s Android car system emerge

Apple isn't the only company looking to expand in a big way to automobiles with its in car personal assistant system. Google too sees it as a new avenue and is developing its own version of its mobile operating system Android for in car use. The company's interest in this growing area of tech is nothing new as earlier in the year Google teamed up with Nvidia and various car manufacturers that make up the Open Automotive Alliance. The...

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