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BLU Shipping Two New Contract Free Android Phones To US At $199

BLU Shipping Two New Contract Free Android Phones To US At $199

Mobile phone maker BLU Products has officially begun shipping two new Android smartphones called the BLU Studio 5.3 II and BLU Tank 4.5 in the U.S. market. Both the handsets will be available unlocked and contract free at sub-$200 price point. And, the design looks similar to Samsung Galaxy S III.

By On February 10, 2013 Respond
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Android Jelly Bean Reaches 13.6% Devices, Gingerbread Still Leads With 45% Share

Android Jelly Bean Reaches 13.6% Devices, Gingerbread Still Leads With 45% Share

It has been quite a while since Google released its latest Android iteration, namely Jelly Bean. However, the latest version has still been adopted only by 13.6% of the total Android devices. That may look bleak but Jelly Bean seems to be picking up, having passed the 10% mark only last month. Gingerbread still dominates with 45% of the Android market share.

By On February 6, 2013 Respond
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Google Funds Handing Out Of 15,000 Raspberry Pi Units To UK Schools

Google Funds Handing Out Of 15,000 Raspberry Pi Units To UK Schools

Raspberry Pi has fast become the most popular PC last year or so. Being very tiny and ultra cheap, and yet equipped with all basic computing functions, the mini PC has become a darling for the education sector too. Google has now funded 15,000 Raspberry Pis to be handed over to UK schools.

By On January 31, 2013 Respond
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Fully Free ReplicantSDK Released After Google Made Android SDK ‘Proprietary’

Fully Free ReplicantSDK Released After Google Made Android SDK ‘Proprietary’

Two months ago Google changed the terms and conditions for using Android SDK. The major change was the addition of a new clause that prohibits the developers from taking any action that may fragment the Android ecosystem. The decision seemed to be legit from Google’s end, since one of the main criticism about Android is its fragmented ecosystem. But, the supporters of free (as in freedom) software took the move on the negative side.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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Android Jelly Bean Adopted By 10% Of Android Users

Android Jelly Bean Adopted By 10% Of Android Users

Back in August, we reported that despite a much-anticipated launch, Android Jelly Bean’s adoption rate has been rather slow. Back then, the new version was running on a mere 1% of the Android devices. Flash-forward to today and Jelly Bean has already captured more than 10% of the Android hardware.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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ZTE Announced To Bring A Low Cost 5-inch Phablet ‘ZTE U887’

ZTE Announced To Bring A Low Cost 5-inch Phablet ‘ZTE U887’

Recently Chinese telecom giant ZTE has announced the company is going to bring Phablet called ZTE U887, which will be an alternative to Galaxy Note II. This Phablet has 5-inch display and it costs very low compared to Galaxy Note II. Get more details about this Phablet inside.

By On December 21, 2012 Respond
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Asus Rolling Out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA Update For PadFone 2

Asus Rolling Out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA Update For PadFone 2

Asus promised upon the release of its PadFone 2 tablet-phone hybrid in October that the device will get an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update by this year. The Taiwanese brand has kept its promise. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has started rolling out over-the-air (OTA) from yesterday.

By On December 10, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Launches Droidfood Campaign, Encouraging Employees To Use And Test Android

Facebook Launches Droidfood Campaign, Encouraging Employees To Use And Test Android

The era of smartphones that we have come to live in pretty much started with Apple’s iPhone which was initially considered the hallmark of perfection. No wonder, a majority of Facebook employees switched to iPhone back then. But now the social network is trying to convince them to adapt Android instead.

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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Google Rolls Out Android 4.2 With A December-Less People App

Google Rolls Out Android 4.2 With A December-Less People App

Birthdays in the prime of winter may not be the most cheerful of moments, especially if you live in a region where winters are harsh. Apparently, Google wants us to forego of December birthdays altogether as the People app in its Android 4.2 update is completely devoid of ‘December.’

By On November 19, 2012 Respond
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IDC: Android Grabs 75% Of The Smartphone Market In Q3

IDC: Android Grabs 75% Of The Smartphone Market In Q3

Market research firm IDC has revealed that during the third quarter, Android accounted for 75 percent of the total smartphone shipments.

By On November 4, 2012 Respond
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Google Claims Android Has 700,000 Apps Now, Equals Apple’s App Store

Google Claims Android Has 700,000 Apps Now, Equals Apple’s App Store

Google Play now has around 700,000 apps available, the same amount Apple claimed to surpass on September. That means, now Apple has to share the crown with Google.

By On October 31, 2012 1 Response
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Google Postpones Monday’s Android Event Over Hurricane Sandy

Google Postpones Monday’s Android Event Over Hurricane Sandy

Android fans, waiting for the new Nexus phones and tablets from Google, have to wait a bit longer. The Android event scheduled to be held on Monday in New York City has been cancelled.

By On October 28, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Unveils SmartGlass Android App For Xbox Users

Microsoft Unveils SmartGlass Android App For Xbox Users

Finally Microsoft released Xbox SmartGlass app for the android users to provide seamless gaming and entertainment experience. Back in June at the annual gaming show, E3, they promised to come up with this app which is more or like Apple’s AirPlay. On the same month, Microsoft released its SDK for the developers. Now Xbox users can use SmartGlass app on their Android phones to interact & control the Xbox devices remotely without any interruption.

By On October 27, 2012 Respond
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The LG-Google Nexus 4 Android Smartphone Saga

The LG-Google Nexus 4 Android Smartphone Saga

The newest additions in the Nexus 4 rumor rail are — a leaked listing of Nexus 4 by a UK retailer showing images and specs, a leaked image showing a picture taken from Nexus 4, and some leaked images of the phone itself found in a bar.

By On October 27, 2012 Respond
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Android Malware Grows By 580% Over One Year – TrustGo Reports

Android Malware Grows By 580% Over One Year – TrustGo Reports

Google has been frequently criticized for its inability to ensure that the apps on its Google Play store are safe enough. The latest statistics revealed by the security firm TrustGo seem to corroborate this, citing that over one year, Android malware has grown by a whopping 580 percent!

By On October 27, 2012 Respond
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