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Wico6 Looks Like An iPhone, Runs On Android

07/25/2014, More than meets the eye – that should be the exact phrase that is connected to the Wico6, a smartphone that comes right from clone hell itself. After, what looks somewhat like an iPhone ought to operate in a manner that would feature even a fake iOS...

Google Adds Offline Games Subcategory To Google Play Store

07/25/2014, Let’s say you’re planning a trip overseas and you are looking to put some games on your phone so that during the downtimes you aren’t so bored. Now unfortunately there are some games that will require an internet connection, and unless you plan on...

Chrome Beta For Android Gets Material Design Makeover

07/24/2014, Google’s Android L update is set to be a pretty big one for Google, at least as far as aethetics are concerned. In some ways it is similar to how Apple redesigned iOS from iOS 6 to iOS 7. Material Design is the new design language that Google is going...

OnePlus One Smartphone Receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM

07/24/2014, The OnePlus One smartphone has remained pretty elusive so far, where it is even touted to arrive with a bamboo back plate that is set to ship next month. Most of us know that OnePlus One smartphones do run on a custom build of CyanogenMod 11, where this...

Skype For Android 5.0 Sniffs Out Your Friends Automatically

07/23/2014, Many online apps and services do seem to be interconnected these days – take a look at the apps on your smartphone or tablet, how many of them have access to your Facebook account, and with that, are on a certain leash when it comes to checking out...

Google Play Store Material Design Makeover Arrives In Part

07/22/2014, Good things come to those who wait, but for those of us out there who are tapping our fingers impatiently in the direction of Google as we heard whispers of a Material Design update for its entire range of products on the Android system, that day when...

Google Now Launcher To Be Preloaded On Upcoming ZTE Devices

07/18/2014, As you might have heard, earlier this year, Google placed their Google Now launcher in the Google Play Store, but unfortunately the download was pretty much only available to Nexus owners and those who have Google Play Edition devices. This meant that if...

Android’s Security Chief Thinks Anti-Virus Apps Are Unnecessary

07/14/2014, Malware on smartphones is a pretty common occurrence. This can take place when you download apps from third-party app stores that might not be verified, or if you simply click on links in emails and websites that could install malware on your device. So...

Google Play Store Could Be Getting A Visual Overhaul

07/13/2014, As it stands, the Google Play Store is very functional. It gives users access to the apps, music, and books that they are looking for. It is also easy to use and one can easily see the price, compatibility, and screenshots of the app that are listed....

OEMs Could Seek Free Alternatives To Microsoft’s Android Patents

07/13/2014, It is no secret that there are a good many Android OEMs who pays Microsoft a fair amount of money to license patents that go towards building their Android devices. For example companies such as HTC, Samsung, ZTE, and Huawei (just to name a few) have been...

SwiftKey User Base Jumps 54% Since It Went Free

07/11/2014, If there’s one thing to love about Android is the fact that they allow users to swap out the platform’s default keyboard for a third-party alternative. Some users do this because third-party keyboards allow for more customization in terms of features...

Minecraft Pocket Edition Gets “Biggest Update EVER!”

07/10/2014, For those of you who have been rocking to Mojang’s Minecraft Pocket Edition on your respective mobile devices, here is a little something that might just pique your attention. Mojang themselves are buzzing with excitement, touting that this is the...