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35% Of Android Users Would Switch To Larger iPhone [Survey]

06/25/2014, There are some smartphone owners out there who choose to use Android because they feel that despite iOS being a great OS, the iPhone itself is just too small. Admittedly this is true when you see an iPhone compared to a larger device like the Samsung...

HTC Wants To Know What Android “L” Could Be Named After

06/24/2014, The way Google has gone about naming their Android builds is usually after a dessert. We’ve seen names like Eclair, Donut, KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, and etc., which is why we have to admit that we are a little curious as to what Google...

Android’s Sundar Pichai Likens iOS To A $100,000 Mercedes

06/24/2014, During WWDC 2014, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook did not hold back when he took jabs at competing smartphone platforms, like Android. For example he referred to Android as a “toxic hell stew of vulnerabilities”. Now with Google I/O kicking off tomorrow, we...

Google Unveils New Version Of Android Tomorrow [Report]

06/24/2014, Google’s annual developer conference is going to kick off tomorrow in San Francisco. There have been countless rumors about what we can expect from Google I/O 2014. A new report published today reiterates something that we have heard multiple times...

The Nokia X2 Is Official, Microsoft Tries Its Hand At Android

06/24/2014, Remember last week Nokia teased an announcement on their website? Based on the teaser, many had speculated that this could be a new Nokia Android phone, and sure enough it is. Nokia has since officially announced the Nokia X2 and for those who were...

Possible Android “L” Screenshots Leaked

06/23/2014, Google has followed an alphabetical system when it comes to naming their Android versions. Right now we are in “K” which stands for KitKat, and previously we had “J” for Jelly Bean, “I” for Ice Cream Sandwich, and so on. So based on this, we...

Aviate Android Launcher Finally Released For All

06/23/2014, It doesn’t look like Yahoo has any plans of making a mobile operating system anytime soon but that doesn’t mean it can’t dip its toe in the water. The folks behind Aviate Android launcher joined Yahoo back in January this year and since...

Path Embraces Ephemeral Messaging With New App

06/22/2014, Ephemeral messaging is a hot trend these days. Snapchat is the poster boy for this trend and already there are countless clones of the popular messaging application. Even Facebook launched its new Snapchat competitor recently, which bundles the concept...

Google I/O Image Hints At Redesigned Android Status Bar

06/20/2014, Based on what we’ve seen and heard so far, it seems that Google has been slowly introducing a host of changes to its Android UI over the past months, and more of that is expected to take place with future builds of Android and could debut as soon as...

Jolla Launcher For Android Coming Next Week

06/19/2014, Soon you will be able to get a taste of Jolla on your Android device. The company officially announced today that a Sailfish OS Launcher for Android, called Jolla Launcher, will be released next week. Initially it will be made available through Alpha...

Nokia Unveils Android Launcher

06/19/2014, A lot of people would never have believed that one day they would read this headline. Less than a decade ago Nokia was one of the biggest mobile phone vendors in the world. After years of declining sales and shrinking market share the company sold its...

Terrain Home Launcher For Android Devices Available

06/19/2014, Just in case you did not know, Samsung Accelerator happens to be a part of Samsung (which is not too difficult to tell based on the name alone, right?), and they have recently introduced a brand new launcher for Android-powered devices, calling them...