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android-screen-900Android is the mobile operating system from Google. The software was originally built by a company called Android Inc, that was purchased by Google in 2005. From its modest debuts, Android has become a powerhouse that powers not only smartphones and tablet, but a host of other less high-profile devices and gadgets. Although Android is not a community-driven project, Google does release the source code as open-source under the Apache license.

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Google’s Smart Reply App Now Available For Download

02/20/2018, Last week it was reported that Google was working on a way to bring smart reply features to other chat apps, not just Inbox or Gmail or Allo, but also chat apps that weren’t made by Google, such as WhatsApp. The good news is that if this sounded like a...

‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ Reportedly Earns Nintendo $300 Million

02/20/2018, Last year Nintendo released Fire Emblem Heroes for mobile devices, and straight away it seemed like the game was something of a financial success, reportedly pulling in as much as $2.9 million in its first day. It turns out that the game has managed to...

Android Users Can Restore Snapchat’s Old Design If They Wish

02/20/2018, When Snap announced that Snapchat would be undergoing a design update, it sounded like a good thing. Unfortunately reality proved otherwise as more than 1 million users have since petitioned the company to revert back to the original design. The bad news...


Swype For Android Has Been Officially Discontinued

02/20/2018, When Android was still in the relatively early stages of adoption, one of the apps that helped Android stand out against the iPhone was a keyboard app called Swype. For those who don’t remember or did not know about it, Swype was a keyboard app for...

Google Chrome Update Cleans Up URLs When You Share Them

02/19/2018, Have you noticed that certain websites have rather long and “messy” looking URLs full of weird characters? This is especially so when you search on Google, where sharing search results or locations can result in very lengthy and unsightly URLs, which...

Google App Updated With Screenshot Editing Tools

02/18/2018, One of the new features Apple introduced in iOS 11 is the ability to edit screenshots on the fly. This means that right after capturing a screenshot, users have the option to edit it, crop it, and share it. Now it looks like Android is about to get a...

Gmail Go Now Available On Android Devices

02/14/2018, Developing markets are hard to ignore as some of them tend to be extremely populous, which means that there is a lot of untapped potential in terms of gaining new customers. This is why certain brands continue to be popular in developing markets despite...

Xbox Party Chat Now Available On iOS, Android Devices

02/14/2018, Late last year it was reported that Microsoft was testing out its Xbox Party Chat system for mobile devices. Since our phones are pretty much with us all the time, it makes sense that gamers can continue chatting with each other inside the app while on...

Samsung Reportedly Halts Oreo Update For Galaxy S8

02/14/2018, Earlier this month it was reported that Samsung had begun to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets. This was obviously good news since we’re sure that many users have been waiting quite a while to get their...

Google Maps Could Soon Let Users Share Their Battery Status

02/12/2018, Imagine you’re out and your phone is running low on battery and you don’t have a charger handy. You could send a message to your family or friends to let them know you might soon be unreachable, and you could also share your location in case they want...

Google To Improve Design Of Android P To Attract More iPhone Users

02/12/2018, Google and Apple are constantly in a battle against one another in the mobile space in the Android versus iOS debate, a debate which will probably go on forever (see PC versus Mac) as long as either platform is still alive. Both companies are always...

Google Duo APK Teardown Hints At Multi-Device Support

02/12/2018, With apps like Apple’s FaceTime, it can be used on multiple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and even Mac computers, which is kind of the point as it’s supposed to allow users to be reached across a variety of platforms. Duo, which seems to offer...

Microsoft Launcher For Android Updated With Cortana Integration

02/11/2018, While Microsoft hasn’t had much luck on the mobile front with their own brand of devices and software, the company has been trying out a different strategy, which is to get their own services and products onto other mobile platforms, such as Office and...

Android Messages Could Soon Be Accessible From The Web

02/09/2018, One of the trends we’re seeing these days is how messenger apps on our mobile devices also have a desktop counterpart. Take for example apps like WhatsApp, Viber, LINE, KakaoTalk, Facebook Messenger, and Allo, all of whom have either a web version or...