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Chrome for Android Hits 1 Billion Installs

07/03/2015, Last week we reported that Hangouts for Android had managed to hit 1 billion preinstalls. This is impressive in the sense that it shows how many Android devices are out there, but at the same time we suppose it is “cheating” given that all Android...

Alleged Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice Rendering Leaked

07/03/2015, According to a report from yesterday, we brought word that BlackBerry was working on an Android slider called Venice that is expected to make its way onto AT&T, and now thanks to a tweet by @evleaks, a rendering of the device has been leaked which you...

BlackBerry Passport-like Device Spotted Running Android [Update]

07/03/2015, Update – @evleaks clarifies that the image he posted was that of the BlackBerry Passport – nothing to see here folks! According to an earlier report, it was suggested that the BlackBerry Venice handset could be headed for AT&T. The Venice,...

Fallout Shelter Arriving On Android In August

07/02/2015, Last month we reported that Bethesda had promised that Fallout Shelter will be arriving on Android devices in the coming months, but other than providing a vague timeline, not much else was known about the Android launch of the incredibly popular mobile...

Android 5.X Lollipop Receives Complaints Of Battery Drain

07/02/2015, Google’s Android mobile operating system does not have a reputation of being rather reserved with the use of its resources, as there has been a bunch of issues that have impacted the eventual user experience already, ranging from battery drainage to...

BlueStacks Lets You Run Android Apps On Mac

07/02/2015, There is a solution available for you if you feel the need to run Android apps and games on your Mac. BlueStacks first launched its Android emulator for Mac in alpha back in 2012 but today it’s finally bringing a final version of the emulator. The...

CyanogenMod Building Flexible Open-Source Browser For Android

07/02/2015, It’s easy to get confused between the folks at Cyanogen Inc. and CyanogenMod. The former deals mostly with Cyanogen OS which is an operating system that is sold and installed on smartphones like the OnePlus One, Yu Yureka, and so on. CyanogenMod on the...

Google Looking Into Hangouts/SMS Messages Merging Bug

07/01/2015, If you use Hangouts on your Android smartphone, you know that you have the option of merging your SMS/Google Voice and Hangouts messages together, thus grouping them and making them more organized as opposed to being all over the place. However according...

How To Hide Your Photos on Android

07/01/2015, Your Android phone can store a lot of data and your private data as well. The most common data which you may like to keep private is your “personal” photos. If you have any photos in your phone that you may not like anyone seeing, then it is better to...

YouTube For iOS & Android Now Supports 60fps Video Streams

07/01/2015, If you’ve always felt that watching YouTube on your mobile device somehow sacrificed some quality, you would be right. YouTube for the desktop offers streaming at 60fps but on mobile devices like its app on iOS and Android, 30fps was pretty much the...

Mysterious Smartphone Spotted On Google’s Android Website

06/30/2015, It is expected that later this year, we could be treated to new Nexus handsets. In fact if the rumors are to be believed, LG and Huawei will be building two Nexus handsets and according to a recent image spotted on Google’s Android website, it is...

Nexus 7 Gets Android 5.1.1 Factory Image

06/30/2015, Nexus 7 owners, here is some bit of news that ought to make your day. So you have been having your fair share of fun with this flagship model from Google, but wished that it could be pushed to the next level? Well, fret no longer, as it looks as though...

Galaxy S6 Hands Back U.S. Market Lead To Samsung

06/30/2015, The Galaxy S6 appears to have done wonders for Android’s position in the United States as well as handing back lead of the market to Samsung. Latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for three months ending May 2015 shows that...