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Android 7.0 Nougat’s Next Major Update Is Already In The Works

08/22/2016, As you might have heard by now, Google has officially released Android 7.0 Nougat to the masses, or at least the masses of Nexus owners. However it seems that Google is not stopping there, nor are they planning on slowing down. In a post on the Android...

Google Confirms The LG V20 Will Run Android 7.0 Out Of The Box

08/22/2016, When LG confirmed that they would be launching the LG V20, one of the things that they noted was that the phone would come with Android 7.0 Nougat preinstalled. We had assumed that the LG V20 would be the first out of the box to do this, and it seems that...

How to use Android Device Manager To Locate or Wipe Your Phone

08/22/2016, No matter if you lost your Android device while traveling, or if someone stole it, it is a major inconvenience. How to locate your phone? And if it’s not possible to retrieve the device, how to wipe your device’s data remotely? By using the Android...

Carriers Can’t Seem To Agree On Android 7.0’s Release Date

08/22/2016, So when is Android 7.0 Nougat going to be released? Last we heard, it was supposed to be today, at least that’s according to Canadian carrier Telus who claims that the release date for the latest Android build is set for the 22nd of August. However it...

Lumia 525 Hacked To Run Android 6.0.1

08/21/2016, The Nokia Lumia 525 was launched about 3 years ago, which means that by now and by the standards of the mobile industry, the handset could be considered practically ancient. If you did buy the phone and you have it lying around somewhere, or maybe if...

Android Sees Increase In Market Share At The Expense Of iOS

08/18/2016, Without a doubt, Android and iOS are basically the two dominant smartphone operating systems in the market today, although we guess to call iOS dominant is a bit weird when you look at the market shares of both platforms. According to the latest figures...

Why Do OEMs Create Custom Android Skins?

08/18/2016, While most users don’t mind so much about the kind of Android skin* used by handset makers, many people wonder why phone makers don’t keep Google’s default Android skin (user interface).

HTC Nexus ‘Marlin’ Spotted On AnTuTu

08/17/2016, According to earlier leaked specs, it was revealed that the rumored HTC Nexus “Marlin” handset would be powered by a Qualcomm chipset. The model was not revealed but given that the Snapdragon 820 is pretty much powering all the high-end flagship...

BlackBerry Patches Quadrooter Vulnerability On The PRIV & DTEK50

08/16/2016, Earlier this month it was reported that phones sporting a Qualcomm chipset had a security vulnerability called Quadrooter. Qualcomm themselves have since patched it and have released that patch to OEMs so that they can fix their phones, so now the ball is...

Motorola Found To Be The Fastest When It Comes To Android Updates

08/16/2016, Thinking of buying a new smartphone? If you are, there are things to take into consideration, such as support for the handset after you purchase it, such as how often it receives updates. With Android, this can be a problem as OEMs can be a bit slow with...

LG Launches Android 7.0 Preview Program For LG G5 Owners In Korea

08/16/2016, It could very well be that LG will be the first to have a non-Nexus handset launch with Android 7.0 Nougat in the LG V20, but what does that mean for the rest of its phones? Will LG just launch the V20 with Android 7.0 but take months to push it out to...

Google Releases ‘Duo’ Video Calling App For iOS & Android

08/16/2016, Several months ago during Google I/O, Google took the wraps off an app called Duo. This is a video calling app which we guess you could say is Google’s take on FaceTime. The idea is that the app is straightforward and simple to use, so if all you’re...

HTC’s Nexus Handsets Seemingly Confirmed In FCC Filing

08/15/2016, By now the general consensus seems to be that HTC will be making this year’s Nexus handsets. It also appears that Google will be keeping to last year’s pattern by offering up two handsets, although in this case it seems that HTC will be making both of...