Find Your Next Android Phone

Terrific new Google website helps you find the Android phone of your dreams

Terrific new Google website helps you find the Android phone of your dreams

By on June 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM.

There are dozens of Android phones on the market – in fact, there are so many that it can be overwhelming to start shopping for a new one. HTC’s new phone is great, but is it enough of an upgrade over the M8? You might love the G4, but could you live with a leather phone for two years? Or do you take the G4 without the leather back?

Picking the right Android phone is a challenge, but Google wants to help simplify the process. More →

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BlackBerry Android Smartphone Rumors Slider

So it’s come to this: BlackBerry is reportedly making an Android phone

By on June 12, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

So it’s come to this: BlackBerry is reportedly making an Android phone

Hardcore fans might find it hard to accept it, but this doesn’t change the fact that BlackBerry isn’t going to storm back and beat iOS and Android anytime soon. The company failed to win the hearts of consumers, and it’s now considering something rather radical: Making Android phones. More →

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Hangouts 4.0 Features Download Leak

Google to fix Hangouts with major app update

By on June 11, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Google to fix Hangouts with major app update

Google’s Android messaging application is getting a well-deserved update which should fix several design and user interface complaints. A first look at Hangouts 4.0 reveals that various changes are in the works to improve its overall layout and structure, although a release date for it isn’t yet available. More →

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iOS 9 Stolen Android Features

10 iOS 9 features Apple ‘stole’ from Android

By on June 9, 2015 at 10:06 AM.

10 iOS 9 features Apple ‘stole’ from Android

You know the drill: every time Apple or Google announce major new updates for their operating systems, some people, including diehard fans of each platform, are quick to point out that some of the new features have been copied from the other side. Such is the case with iOS 9, which Apple just unveiled. iPhone fans will praise some of these new iOS 9 features as being unique and useful, but Android fans will still accuse Apple of having shamelessly copied them. More →

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Android iPhone Switch

Apple made an app designed to help it steal Android users more easily

By on June 9, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple made an app designed to help it steal Android users more easily

A new app from Apple will make it easier than ever for Android users to switch to the iPhone. Dubbed “Move to iOS”, the app makes the process of transferring data from Android devices to a shiny new iOS device a breeze. Though Apple didn’t have time to mention it during yesterday’s nearly 2-hour long keynote, the app is prominently displayed on Apple’s iOS 9 feature page.

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iPhone Wireless Charging PoWiFi Wi-Fi Router

Wi-Fi routers could soon wirelessly charge your iPhone’s battery without cutting the Internet

By on June 8, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Wi-Fi routers could soon wirelessly charge your iPhone’s battery without cutting the Internet

Researchers from the University of Washington have found a way to use a Wi-Fi router to wirelessly charge batteries for a variety of devices, while simultaneously offering users unhindered access to wireless Internet. The best part about it is that the new tech is compatible with existing wireless routers, which could be upgraded via a simple firmware update to support it. More →

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Google Europe Antitrust Search Android Case

Google admits it’s completely botched its relations with EU regulators

By on June 5, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Google admits it’s completely botched its relations with EU regulators

Google has quite a battle on its hands with the European Union. The company’s Search and Android businesses, its privacy policy and tax practices are all under some sort of investigation. The company’s local chief admitted in an interview that Google may have been wrong about how it’s handled its situation in Europe, but it still dismissed the main accusations coming from the EU, which say Google’s abused its dominant position when it comes to search and smartphones. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Fanboy Wars

One big reason I’m tempted to switch to iOS: It’s become a lot more like Android

By on June 5, 2015 at 11:20 AM.

One big reason I’m tempted to switch to iOS: It’s become a lot more like Android

If you ever read the BGR comments section — a dubious idea even on the best of days — you’ll see hordes of smartphone OS fanboys getting into comically emotional and overwrought arguments over why their preferred platform is superior. As a longtime Android user who’s spent the past two weeks using an iPhone 6 (about which I’ll write much more in the future), I’ve come to see how incredibly stupid these arguments are, and not just because they involve supposedly grown men fighting over whether using iOS or Android makes you more likely to be a registered sex offender. More →

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iOS Vs. Android App Developers

Here’s why iOS keeps getting all the best apps before Android does

By on June 4, 2015 at 4:41 PM.

Here’s why iOS keeps getting all the best apps before Android does

Even though more people use Android than use the iPhone, some of the best apps around will release on iOS first — recall that when Twitter launched its Periscope app, for instance, it came to iOS weeks before it came to Android. Why? For one thing, iOS users are simply more profitable for app developers because they tend to have extra cash that they’re willing to spend on apps. For another thing, Apple has done an amazing job of making it easier for developers to create iOS apps, as a new report from Bloomberg demonstrates. More →

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Top 5 Android Apps

5 free Android apps that do amazing things Apple’s iPhone can’t

5 free Android apps that do amazing things Apple’s iPhone can’t

By on June 4, 2015 at 12:19 PM.

The Android vs. iPhone debate is a tedious one, but don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon. While this endless debate can often be boring for those of us who aren’t overly enthusiastic users — “fanboys” — there are some aspects of the iOS vs. Android rivalry that are pretty interesting.

For example, it’s great to know the advantages and limitations of your platform of choice, and that’s why we’ve put this series of posts together. In this latest entry, we’ve found five terrific free Android apps that feature impressive functionality the iPhone simply can’t match. More →

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