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Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition To Arrive With Android 4.4 KitKat

05/25/2014, With Samsung having a smartphone for just about any and every budget, it is not a surprise then, to see that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is still hanging around even with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Having said that, there is a newly launched version...

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Camera Rumored For Photokina 2014

05/25/2014, Android-powered cameras, at least at the start, seemed like a way for OEMs like Samsung to cash in on the Android trend. But at the same time, we did note that as cameras got smarter, it became harder for camera software to catch up, which saw the need...

Could The Nokia X2 Dual-Boot Android And Windows Phone? [Rumor]

05/25/2014, The Nokia X2 was spotted on benchmarks the other day. The device is said to be the successor to the Nokia X Android handset that was announced earlier this year. Now presumably given that the Nokia X ran on Android, the Nokia X2 will too, or will it?...

Redesigned Gmail Interface For Android Leaked

05/23/2014, Back in April, screenshots of an alleged Gmail redesign were leaked. It seemed to be in line with some of the other redesigns we’ve seen, and also appears to be in line with the design language of Project Hera, a project that Google has been rumored to...

Smartisan T1 China-Based Android Smartphone

05/22/2014, When it comes to Android-powered smartphones, I am quite sure that many of us would like to settle for one of the more established names in the industry such as Samsung and LG. However, this Chinese startup known as Smartisan (a mashup of...

Cliq Case Brings Customizable Hardware Buttons Onto Android Phones

05/22/2014, About a month ago, we reported on an Android accessory called the Dimple. The Dimple essentially added additional hardware buttons to your Android smartphone that allowed users to perform more functions, such as launch apps, without having to dive into...

Epic Games Releases Tappy Chicken Built With Unreal Engine 4

05/22/2014, A couple of months ago, Epic Games announced that they would be licensing out Unreal Engine 4 to developers who wish to code with it. This came in the form of a subscription service which would cost $19.99 a month, and would also provide developers access...

Google Working To Fix Hangouts 2.1 Battery Drain Issue

05/21/2014, Don’t you just hate it when you use an app, only to find out how much of a battery drainer it is? This can be attributed to a bug in the app, or that the app was not developed properly, thus leading to battery drain of your smartphone. Unfortunately it...

Battery Life Most Important Feature In A Smartphone [Survey]

05/21/2014, When you’re choosing your next smartphone, what sort of things do you take into consideration? Do you take things like screen size into consideration? Battery life? Design of the phone? The type of operating system it uses? At the end of the day we...

Secret App For Android Finally Released

05/21/2014, Four months back a Whisper rival burst on the scene. It allowed users to share secrets among their friends while hiding behind a curtain of anonymity. Initially Secret was only available in the U.S. and was expanding to a handful of other countries after...

Google+ For Android Update Brings Auto Awesome Stories Feature

05/20/2014, Google does seem to be on a roll when it comes to a slew of software updates for its programs and app, as we have seen with the latest Gmail for Android as well as Google Maps updates, where the latter delivers bike routes that have elevation levels to...

Alleged Nokia X2 Specs Spotted On Benchmarks

05/20/2014, Earlier this year, many were surprised when Nokia announced the Nokia X series of Android handsets. Given that Microsoft is trying so hard to push the Windows Phone platform, it does seem odd that Nokia (now owned by Microsoft) would be releasing an...

Google Acquires Divide, Increases Presence In The Enterprise Sector

05/20/2014, Mobile devices in the enterprise sector has been somewhat contentious as of late, especially in the face of BlackBerry starting to lose popularity amongst businesses and governments, who have started to favor BYOD programs where their employees can bring...

BlackBerry 10 Capable Of Running 98% Of Android Apps

05/19/2014, One of the disadvantages to using the BlackBerry 10 platform is that there aren’t as many apps compared to iOS and Android. However one of the unique features of BlackBerry is its ability to run Android apps as well. This might not necessarily result in...