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Android 5.0 Lollipop Rolls Out For Xperia Z3 And Z3 Compact

03/16/2015, Sony did mention that they will begin to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their flagship Sony Xperia Z3 handsets some time in February – and that announcement was made in January. Well, now that we are full swing in March, nothing has...

Google To Allow Android Devs To Build Google Now Access Into Apps

03/16/2015, Google Now is a great feature as it lets us search for information, make calls, compose messages, and more using just our voice. It can also display cards based on our search history and usage that Google thinks will be relevant to us. However if there is...

Chrome For Android To Get “Add To Home Screen” Banner Popup

03/16/2015, While there are pretty much apps for just about everything, including websites, there are still some companies and websites that have yet to publish apps of their own, instead they rely on users to visit their website in order to use their services or to...

Microsoft To Bring Cortana Onto iOS And Android Devices

03/13/2015, One of the ways companies such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft have managed to differentiate themselves from one another is through their voice assistant software. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, and Microsoft has Cortana. It is understandable that...

Dropbox For Android Updated With PDF Viewer And In-Document Search

03/12/2015, Dropbox today announced the release of a new update for its Android app. The company’s updated app for Android brings a new feature, a PDF viewer, which will make it much easier for users to get rich previews for all PDFs, regardless of whether they...

Cyanogen’s Next Update Will See Boxer As Its Default Email Client

03/11/2015, Despite Cyanogen being based on Android, the company feels that Android is starting to become less open-sourced than it used to be, or at least how it was originally intended. The company had publicly stated that they plan on “taking Android away”...

Google Confirms USB Type-C Will Arrive In Future Android Handsets

03/11/2015, The USB Type-C connector is expected to become a standard in the near future, much like how USB 2.0 was the standard before USB 3.0 took over. So far we have seen companies such as Apple, LaCie, and recently even Google with their latest Chromebook Pixel...

Multi-Window Support Could Soon Be Making Its Way Onto Android

03/10/2015, One of the cool features of the Samsung Galaxy series would be its multi-window feature which basically allows users to multitask, such as watching a video while taking notes or performing searches on the web, almost like you would be able to do on a...

How To Clear Android Cache

03/10/2015, Clear cache of your Android phone apps and Browser, Using both Built-in settings and Third-party Tools.

Android 5.1 Factory Images For Nexus Devices Released

03/09/2015, According to a report from last week, it was suggested that Android 5.1 Lollipop would be released last week but safe to say that did not happen, however the rumor was pretty close as Google has recently announced that they have released the factory...

PlayStation Portable, Do Your Lollipop Thing!

03/09/2015, It looks like Sony’s PlayStation Portable handheld console might find itself squeezed out of the mobile entertainment device market in due time, especially when one takes into consideration the number of various smartphones that have gotten more and...