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Chromebooks With Google Play Store Integration Could Be First Mass-Market Alternative To Windows PCs
Apr 25, 2016 - in News
A discovery in the Chrome OS source code revealed that the operating system may soon benefit from full Google Play Store integration, giving Chromebook users access to over one million Android apps.
European Commission Accuses Google Of Abusing Android’s Dominant Market Position
Apr 20, 2016 - in News
The European Commission charged Google with abusing its dominant position in the Android market to pre-install its other applications and services.
PC-Optimized Remix OS 2.0 Now Available For Nexus 9, Nexus 10
Apr 11, 2016 - in News
Jide released Android 5.1.1-based Remix OS 2.0 for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 tablets.
Google Surprises With Early Release Of Android N Developer Preview
Mar 9, 2016 - in News
Today Google surprised everyone by announcing the first Developer Preview for the latest version of Android, N, three months before its expected unveiling at the annual Google I/O developer conference.
Sony Announces New Xperia X Series Smartphones
Feb 22, 2016 - in News
At MWC 2016 Sony took the wraps off three of its latest Android smartphones, part of the Xperia "X" series phones: the X Performance, X, and XA.
Nextbit's Eric Lin Details 'Robin' Smartphone Hardware, Software (Video)
Feb 17, 2016 - in News
Nextbit's crowdfunded Robin Android smartphone will go on sale this Thursday for $399, and we got a video tour of its hardware and software features from Nextbit's Eric Lin.
Qualcomm Launches 'Snapdragon Wear' Platform For Wearable Device Designers
Feb 11, 2016 - in News
Qualcomm, one of the leading manufacturers of system-on-chip (SOC) hardware used in today’s mobile devices, announced a new platform called Snapdragon Wear, which will include software, reference designs, and the Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC.
LeTV Le Max Pro Brings Many Smartphone 'Firsts' For 2016
Jan 19, 2016 - in News
LeTV, a video content company from China, announced the Le Max Pro 6.3" smartphone with many technological "firsts," including support for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip, Sense ID fingerprint reader, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, and many other high-end features.
Remix OS 2.0 Now Available To Download For PCs And Macs
Jan 12, 2016 - in News
Jide OS released the Remix OS 2.0 operating system for PCs and Macs, as was promised last week. The OS is still in alpha stage, so it may contain some bugs.
Android-Based Remix OS 2.0 Coming As Free Download For PC And Mac
Jan 7, 2016 - in News
Jide Technology's Remix OS 2.0 is soon to be available for just about any PC or Mac supported by the Android-x86 project, thanks to the collaboration between the two teams.
Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Receives Marshmallow Update
Dec 21, 2015 - in News
Nvidia relaunched its Shield K1 gaming tablet in November and declared that it believed the K1 tablet would be one of the first devices to support Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. It appears Nvidia was serious about that claim.
Android Pay Can Now Be Used By Apps In The U.S.
Dec 15, 2015 - in News
Google announced that Android Pay can now also be used within apps to pay for products or services. The news came after mobile payments have seen growing momentum in the U.S. at over one million locations.
The Best Nexus Yet: Huawei Nexus 6P, Hands-On Impressions
Nov 30, 2015 - in News
We look at the new Google Nexus 6P, one of two new Nexus phones that were recently launched. The 6P is an all-metal 5.7-inch device made by Huawei, and it looks to be the best Nexus phone released so far.
Android Marshmallow-Based CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies Now Out
Nov 24, 2015 - in News
CyanogenMod developers announced the first wave of CyanogenMod 13 nightly builds for seven devices, including the OnePlus One, Nexus 7, LG G4, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG G Pad 7.0, LG G3 Verizon, and Moto X 2014.
Copperhead CTO: Nexus Phones Already More Secure Than BlackBerry Priv
Nov 13, 2015 - in News
Copperhead's CTO, Daniel Micay, answered some questions about why he doesn't think the BlackBerry Priv is as secure as many believe it is, and about his company's own security-hardened open source OS.
'Secure Spaces' ROM Brings Multi-Domain Isolation, 'Hidden Spaces' To Nexus 5
Nov 12, 2015 - in News
Graphite Software, the maker of Secure Spaces for the Blackphone, announced the downloadable Secure Spaces ROM for Nexus 5.
Opera Max To Be Pre-Loaded On Over 100 Million Smartphones By 2017
Nov 9, 2015 - in News
Opera announced that it expects to have its data management app, Opera Max, installed on over 100 million devices by 2017, thanks to broad partnership with 14 OEMs.
BlackBerry's Back: The Android-Powered Priv, First Hands-On Impressions
Nov 6, 2015 - in News
We've been testing out BlackBerry's first Android phone for the past week, and it hits the mark in so many areas, from its enhanced security to the hardware specs, design and software. In the short time we've had it, we've been seriously impressed.
New Android Chief Promises Chromebook, Chrome OS Commitment
Oct 30, 2015 - in News
Android's new chief, Hiroshi Lockheimer, said that Google is still committed to Chromebooks and Chrome OS, following the report that Chrome OS will be merged into Android by 2017.
Motorola Droid Maxx 2's Identical Twin, The Moto X Play: Hands On
Oct 29, 2015 - in News
Although we've taken a closer look at the new Moto G and Moto X Style, we haven't talked much about the Moto X Play, because it wasn't available in the U.S. Until now, that is, as its own twin, the "Droid Maxx 2."
The Curious SlimPort Nano Console: What Does It Do?
Oct 23, 2015 - in News
Everybody wants to use their mobile devices on large screens, and there's a trend towards bringing those devices into the living room. Analogix's SlimPort Nano Console attempts to sate those appetites, and it does -- sort of.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Brings New OEM Requirements For Encryption, Fingerprints And Verified Boot
Oct 20, 2015 - in News
In its Android 6.0 compatibility definition document, Google introduced a series of changes and requirements for OEMs, including mandatory storage encryption, certain levels of FAR and FRR for fingerprints, and verified boot for new devices.
HTC One A9 Smartphone: A Midrange iPhone 6 Clone
Oct 20, 2015 - in News
HTC announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Snapdragon 617-powered HTC One A9. We went hands-on.
LG G4 First Non-Nexus Phone To Get Android 6.0 'Marshmallow' Update
Oct 15, 2015 - in News
LG G4 will be the first non-Nexus device to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow, said LG in a press release.
Researchers Develop Scoring System To Show How Well Android OEMs Update Devices
Oct 14, 2015 - in News
Security researchers from Cambridge discovered that 87 percent of Android devices are vulnerable to at least one of 11 vulnerabilities that were made public in the last five years.
SlimPort Nano Console Puts Android Smartphones On TVs, Monitors
Oct 12, 2015 - in News
Analogix's SlimPort Nano Console aims to give Android smartphone users more from their smartphone by connecting it to their TVs and monitors through the SlimPort connector.
New 'Kemoge' Android Adware Spreads Through Third-Party App Stores And Ad Networks
Oct 8, 2015 - in News
FireEye researchers found a new family of Android adware that comes packaged with popular Android apps found on third party app stores. The malware can also be spread through ad networks that can gain root privileges on devices.
Sony's 'Concept For Android' Marshmallow Edition Available For Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact Users
Oct 7, 2015 - in News
Sony launched the Mashmallow update for its "Concept for Android" program, and it increased the number of invites from 500 to 10,000.
Tired Of Lollipops? Try A Marshmallow
Oct 5, 2015 - in News
Google announced that it will push the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out to several Nexus devices today, bringing out several new features exclusive to the new OS.
Carrier Approvals Make Monthly Security Updates 'Not Realistic,' Says HTC
Oct 5, 2015 - in News
HTC USA President Jason Mackenzie said that the slow carrier approval processes of monthly security patches are not realistic, and he doubted Samsung's and LG's ability to offer them in a timely manner as promised.