Google’s Nexus line-up of smartphones and tablets has been fairly popular, although it hasn’t been too successful in terms of sales. The search giant is now aiming to replace its Nexus branding with the premium Android ‘Silver’ program.
Remember Flappy Bird, the game where we had to swear and scream in frustration while the bird flew a whimsical flight? And the fun rules of 2048? Well, here’s a mashup which combines the crazy, fun elements of both games into one: the Flappy48.
We have seen the price baseline adjust substantially in the Android market recently, with the highly affordable Nexus handsets. ‘One’ by OnePlus is yet another handset that packs top-end specs but comes with an extraordinary price of $299.
Google Glass users who have an Android device have long been able to read their text messages on Glass screen. The search giant is due to roll out an update soon which would allow iOS users to enjoy a similar functionality on their Glass units.
Google has released a Google Play version of its stock Android camera app. The app comes after a lot of anticipation and with a whole plethora of brilliant features. Here’s a quick rundown of the app’s features and functionality.
The security firm FireEye has spotted a critical vulnerability in Android. The vulnerability allows a seemingly benign app with normal permissions to create fake app icons and route users to malicious sites.
Google rolled out the latest version of Android, branded ‘KitKat’, six months ago. To date, only 10% Android devices run this version. Such sluggish adoption rate is even slower than the adoption rate of Android Jelly Bean.
Ever since the Heartbleed bug afflicting the otherwise highly secure OpenSSL protocol was discovered, the internet has been a flurry of security warnings. Lookout’s new app now helps Android users see if the Heartbleed bug affects their devices.
Facebook has a knack of releasing multiple apps covering the totality of its services. While the messaging functionality is available in the main Facebook app right now, the company is now removing it, forcing users to download its Messenger app too.
Sony unveiled Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013. Since then, many people had been waiting for the LTE version of this smartphone. And the good news is lately, Sony has released the LTE version (unlocked) of Xperia Z1 in the U.S.
There is a very distinct advantage Apple has over Android. And that it the utter lack of platform fragmentation. This is manifest in the latest numbers which reveal that a whopping 90% iOS devices now run iOS 7.
Huawei has been dishing out Windows Phone handsets and aims to continue this partnership with Microsoft into the future. However, the company believes that dual OS smartphones, running Android and Windows Phone, are a better choice.
Microsoft has put a lot of effort into its Windows Phone OS. Yet, the platform lags far behind other contenders like iOS and Android. To patch this gap, Microsoft is now considering offering the Windows Phone OS for free.
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