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Huawei Will Keep Using Android As Long As It Remains Open

06/25/2016, The other day it was reported that Huawei was building their own mobile operating system in the event that their relationship with Google turns sour, or in the event that Google decides to close Android. Perhaps to reassure users, it has been reported...

HTC Could Be Bringing Its Sense Home To Non-HTC Devices

06/24/2016, Did you always like the design of HTC’s Sense UI? It is unfortunate that so far it has been more or less exclusive to HTC’s handsets, although we have seen launchers that have come close to copying its style. However the good news is that you could...

Alleged HTC ‘Sailfish’ Nexus Specs Leaked

06/24/2016, The last time we saw HTC make an Android device it was with the Nexus 9. However there have been rumors to suggest that 2016’s Nexus could be made by HTC, although there have also been claims that Huawei could be returning to the Nexus scene as well,...

YouTube Live Streaming Now Available On Mobile

06/23/2016, YouTube live streaming has been a feature available on the platform for a while now, although it was more recently that the ability for users to view live streams from their mobile devices was introduced. However the ability to create a live stream was a...

Huawei Is Building An Alternative OS To Android [Rumor]

06/23/2016, Google owns Android and while it might be open source, at the end of the day it still more or less belongs to Google. So far there are no signs that Google has plans to close Android and keep it to themselves, but there’s always that possibility that...

Security Researchers Discover New ‘Godless’ Malware For Android

06/23/2016, Google has been making a lot of effort in trying to patch Android every month with monthly security patches. This ensures that your Android phone stays on top of things. However it seems that despite their best efforts, sometimes there are some things...

Google Really Wants To Teach You How To Write Android Apps

06/23/2016, Google’s Android operating is probably the most used mobile operating system in the world at the moment, which means that when it comes to deciding which platform to develop for, the default choices are pretty much limited to iOS and Android at the...

Google Lists End-Of-Life Dates For Its Nexus Handsets

06/22/2016, The advantage to buying a Nexus handset is that you’re kind of buying a phone from the same company that makes its operating system. This means that in terms of support you can contact Google, and also future Android updates are more or less guaranteed...

Google Calendar Can Now Suggest Times That You Will Be Free

06/17/2016, If you’re trying to find a time to schedule someone in for a meeting, you obviously need to find a time when you are not busy. How this would typically work is you scroll through your calendar to find the dates and times that you are free and suggest...

Shazam For Android Has A New ‘Auto’ Listening Mode

06/17/2016, Over the years Shazam has updated itself to include new features, which unfortunately has made the app very bloated and to a certain extent laggy. This means that if you’re in a rush to try and identify a song that’s ending, the time it takes to...

Apple Explains Why iMessage Isn’t Available For Android

06/16/2016, Last week it was rumored that iMessage for Android could be in the works. Apple has a reputation for being closed off to platforms that aren’t their own, and while they have been open to the idea of other companies like Microsoft and Google develop for...

Android Marshmallow Memory Leak To Be Fixed In A Future Release

06/10/2016, It was only in the iPhone 6s that Apple finally made the move to include more RAM, bringing it up to 2GB. However this pales in comparison to Android phones in which 3-4GB seems to be the standard, plus there are rumors that this could soon be going up to...

Google Introduces ‘Nearby’ Notifications For Android

06/10/2016, Thanks to iBeacons, iOS devices have a unique feature in which if it detects you’re near somewhere that might have a related app, it will show up on your lockscreen. A good example would be Starbucks where if you are in proximity, the Starbucks app icon...