Lollipop vs KitKat: Android Distribution

With Lollipop incoming, KitKat is now on almost a third of Android devices

By on November 4, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

With Lollipop incoming, KitKat is now on almost a third of Android devices

Google has posted new Android distribution numbers on its Android Developers site, revealing that KitKat is now installed on almost a third of Android devices that connect to the Google Play Store, just as it’s getting ready to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop. More →

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iDrive for iPhone and Android: Unlimited

This might just be the best cloud backup offer for iPhone and Android that money can buy

By on November 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

This might just be the best cloud backup offer for iPhone and Android that money can buy

After releasing several interesting cloud products for mobile devices including iPhone and Android earlier this year, iDrive is back with a very interesting offer for users on both mobile platforms: Unlimited mobile backup for up to 5 mobile devices, for just $4.99 per year. More →

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Nokia Android Smartphone Flagship

The flagship Nokia Android phone of your dreams might actually launch soon

By on November 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

The flagship Nokia Android phone of your dreams might actually launch soon

Nokia decided many years ago not to make Android smartphones, disappointing many fans who would have loved to own a flagship Android handset made by Nokia. The company did come out with some entry-level Android devices of its own earlier this year, but they ran a forked version of Android and Microsoft soon discontinued them following its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business.

But Nokia, which is still interested in the mobile landscape despite selling its mobile division, may be working on a high-end Android handset of its own, Chinese publication MyDrivers has learned. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

This great Google app will help you get paid Android apps for free – forever

This great Google app will help you get paid Android apps for free – forever

By on November 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Android apps started out a bit shaky, but over the past couple of years the quality of applications in the Google Play app store has improved dramatically — and of course, the new look and feel of “Material Design,” which Google introduced alongside Android 5.0, will help developers improve their apps even more.

While Android users were once able to get along just fine without spending a penny on paid apps for their smartphones and tablets, high-quality Android apps are now definitely worth paying for. But did you know that Google has an app that will help you get awesome paid Android apps for free without any limits? More →

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Gmail 5.0 for Android Download

You can now download the completely redesigned Gmail app for Android 5.0

By on November 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

You can now download the completely redesigned Gmail app for Android 5.0

After being teased in previous reports, Google’s redesigned Gmail Android app (version 5.0) is available for download, Android Police reports, complete with Material Design and exchange support. More →

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Best Android Apps PPLNotify

Jealous you can’t get iOS 8′s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

By on October 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Jealous you can’t get iOS 8′s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

One of this year’s coolest new iOS 8 additions is Handoff, a new feature that lets you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. While Android users can’t get this feature on their devices, they can get some of its functionalities by downloading the PPLNotify Notifications on PC & Mac app onto their Android phone. More →

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Google Andy Rubin Quits

Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

By on October 31, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android and former Android Guru inside Google, is leaving the company to start a tech incubator for start-ups that want to build hardware, The New York Times reports. After being removed from the Android team last year and replaced with Sundar Pichai, Rubin was put in charge of Google’s new robotics division. More →

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$115 Amazon Free Android Apps

You can download $115 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

By on October 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

You can download $115 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

Android fans looking to score some free apps should check out Amazon’s Appstore today, because it’s currently offering users free access to some 40 apps and games that are worth a combined $115. This huge sale ends Saturday though, so you’d better hurry if you want to download them all. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Android Smartphones

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

By on October 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

A new report from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech reveals that huge iPhone 6 demand helped Apple last quarter, with the company seeing market share increases in various European markets. However, Apple’s market share actually dropped in Apple’s home country during the period, hitting 32.6% in the September quarter, a 3.3% drop compared to last year. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Android Market Share

Even a record iPhone 6 launch can’t stop the Android juggernaut in the U.S.

By on October 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

Even a record iPhone 6 launch can’t stop the Android juggernaut in the U.S.

The launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were both smashing successes for Apple… but that doesn’t mean it did anything to hurt Android in the United States. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners passes along some new data showing that Android actually grew its share of new device activations to 67% of all mobile phones between the months of July and September this year. In the previous quarter, Android only accounted for 56% of mobile phone activations, CIRP said. More →

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Samsung Find My Mobile Security Exploit

Big security flaw lets hackers remotely wipe Samsung phones

By on October 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Big security flaw lets hackers remotely wipe Samsung phones

Samsung Android phones have been discovered to have a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely control a phone over the Internet, and perform several tasks including locking and unlocking the device, finding its location on a map, displaying a customized message on the screen, and even wiping it without the owner being able to do anything about it. Furthermore, the security flaw could be used in more advanced hacks such as ransom attacks, The Register reports. More →

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Fleksy for iPhone and Android

The world’s fastest keyboard is now even cheaper on iPhone and Android

By on October 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM.

The world’s fastest keyboard is now even cheaper on iPhone and Android

Fleksy, the world’s fastest keyboard, announced new features on Tuesday for its iOS and Android keyboard apps, but also a discount for its keyboard app that’ll be available to users for an even cheaper price for a few days. More →

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