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Motorola Releases Official Videos of DROID RAZR Android 4.0 Skin

Motorola Releases Official Videos of DROID RAZR Android 4.0 Skin

Few days ago, Motorola has announced the RAZR and the RAZR Maxx will go Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) before the end of June. The company has released official videos of the upcoming new Android 4.0 skin in its Japanese site. After watching the videos, you will get to know the upcoming Android 4.0 system for DROID RAZR, which will be released in the coming weeks.

By On May 27, 2012 Respond
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FBI Released New Version Of Child ID App For Android

FBI Released New Version Of Child ID App For Android

May 25 is the National Missing Children’s Day in the United Sates. To Mark this day, FBI has released a new version of Child ID app for Android. The Child ID App from FBI was first released in August 2011 for iPhone and till now, it has been downloaded more than 121,000. The application can be downloaded for free from the Android Apps section of Google Play.

By On May 26, 2012 Respond
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Google+ Hangouts Comes To Your Android

Google+ Hangouts Comes To Your Android

One of the most distinctive feature of Google+ is Hangouts. The feature seems to be picking up recently with the launch of ‘Hangouts on Air’ and a lot of users are hooked to it, finding it a unique form of interaction. Now, Google has shipped out an update for the Android App of Google+ so that Android users can utilize hangout right from their phones.

By On May 26, 2012 1 Response
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In-App Subscriptions For Google Play Launched By Google

In-App Subscriptions For Google Play Launched By Google

Google has working hard to improve its Google Play platform, so as to pitch it effectively enough against Apple’s popular App Store. While Google Play still has a lot of catching up to do, the good thing is that Google is regularly adding newer and better features to its platform. Now, for instance, Google has added the option of in-app subscriptions for Google Play.

By On May 25, 2012 Respond
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Android Users Can Now Check Out Amazon Apps Through Appstore Test Drive Before Buying Them

Android Users Can Now Check Out Amazon Apps Through Appstore Test Drive Before Buying Them

You must be aware of the feeling when you pay for an app, then start using it and suddenly you realize that you were expecting something different. Its like finding out the reality a little too late since you already paid. However, with the Appstore Test Drive feature, this may change for at least some apps. Android users will be able to ‘test drive’ the apps before they decide to purchase it.

By On May 23, 2012 Respond
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Google Changes Nexus Marketing Strategy, Gets More Partners

Google Changes Nexus Marketing Strategy, Gets More Partners

Google’s flagship device, Galaxy Nexus and other devices in the Nexus lineup have been quite a hit with the world of Android users. While Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S were initially through carriers or non-Google retailers, Google has been selling the Nexus One device directly through its site. The device was sold as unlocked. Now, it seems that Google plans to expand on this strategy.

By On May 17, 2012 1 Response
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LG’s Android 4.0 ICS Devices Get A New User Interface

LG’s Android 4.0 ICS Devices Get A New User Interface

One of the primary attracting for users to the Android platform is the fact that Android vendors are able to tweak the open-source software and make it more useful and beautiful. We have seen Samsung runs its skins atop Android, making the whole experience of using Android much more awesome! And now, LG has announced that it will be releasing a new user interface for its ICS devices.

By On May 17, 2012 Respond
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Ice Cream Sandwich Update For HTC Sensation 4G Available From May 16

Ice Cream Sandwich Update For HTC Sensation 4G Available From May 16

T-mobile has announced that an optional OS update will be available for the HTC Sensation 4G from May 16. The company has confirmed that HTC Sensation 4G users will get the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Users will be required to add Wi-Fi mobile Hotspot feature to use the service after the up-gradation.

By On May 15, 2012 1 Response
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Oracle Refused Share In Android Profits, Tries To Reach Agreement With Google

Oracle Refused Share In Android Profits, Tries To Reach Agreement With Google

The last time we updated you about the Android IP Trial which is basically a legal tussle between Google and Oracle, it seemed that Oracle hadn’t gained much from the case. It was awarded only statutory damages for the infringement which the court ruled Google did commit. But statutory damages are too tiny a sum to make any difference to Oracle. Naturally, the company wanted to go after a share in Android’s profits.

By On May 14, 2012 Respond
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Google May Be Working On A Game Center For Android

Google May Be Working On A Game Center For Android

For long, iOS users have been able to keep track of all their games and leaderboard through a native app, Game Center. The app not only lets them keep tabs on their own games, it also tells them what their friends are playing and who, among them, is scoring the highest. Android, so far, has no such app to consolidate all Android games.

By On May 11, 2012 Respond
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Google Infringed Oracle Copyrights But May Be Protected Under Fair Use

Google Infringed Oracle Copyrights But May Be Protected Under Fair Use

Google and Oracle have been locked in a bitter legal feud over the issue of Google’s use of Java APIs in Android software. Surprisingly, the case had proceeded at a fairly fast pace and now, the jury is out with the verdict. According to the verdict, Google did violate Oracle’s copyrights. However, the jury was unsure as to whether or not Google was entitled to this by making fair use of the Java APIs.

By On May 8, 2012 Respond
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Android 5.0 Jelly Bean May First Come To GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean May First Come To GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus

While many Android users are rather unhappy about getting late ICS upgrade on their devices, Google seems all set for the release of the next Android, Jelly Bean. It is expected to be launched by the third quarter this year and now, a rumor suggests that Jelly Bean will first come to a GSM version of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus.

By On April 26, 2012 Respond
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Fake Instagram App For Android Devices Contains Malware

Fake Instagram App For Android Devices Contains Malware

Instragram has been immensely popular with iOS users and ever since the company has announced plans to launch an app for Android too, Android users have been ecstatic. However, it now seems that many rather notorious fellows are trying to play at this popularity by creating fake Instagram apps to make quick money out of it through hidden, nefarious malware.

By On April 21, 2012 Respond
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How An Android App Sneaks Away Your Data

How An Android App Sneaks Away Your Data

A number of apps store user’s personal data for their use. Most of the times it is authorized by the user and is genuinely required by the app. However, if the app doesn’t properly encrypt the data, it can cause a lot of problems for the user. For instance, now it has been found that the Coollris Android gallery stores unencrypted copies of complete addresses of user. These can be accessed by another malicious app and easily misused.

By On April 15, 2012 Respond
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Larry Page Says Android Is About More Than Just Tablets

Larry Page Says Android Is About More Than Just Tablets

There have been a lot of rumors that Google may launch an Android tablet of its own some time soon. Whereas that remains a possibility, Google’s CEO Larry Page is of the view that the Android platform is not just about tablets, but about the entire ecosystem that surrounds this platform. This essentially means that Google will continue focusing on key features of this ecosystem such as Google Play and Android apps.

By On April 14, 2012 2 Responses
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