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Firefox OS Apps Now Run On Android

06/15/2014, While we have heard much about Mozilla’s Firefox OS in recent times, perhaps it is time to shift the attention a wee bit and concentrate the proverbial spotlight on the Android mobile operating system. Thanks to the introduction of Firefox for Android...

Facebook Messenger For iOS And Android Updated

06/13/2014, If you felt that Facebook Messenger lacked certain sharing features in multimedia, you might be pleased to learn that Facebook has since issued an update to their Messenger app, bumping it to version 5.0. According to the changelog, the latest update will...

Google Might Have Hinted At Android 5.0 In Tweet

06/12/2014, Every year Google launches a major revision of Android. However unlike iOS where the increments in versions go up by 1 every year, Google has made some interesting choices. For example Android 4.0 was Ice Cream Sandwich, followed by 4.1-4.3 which was...

Cortana For iOS And Android In Discussion At Microsoft

06/12/2014, As it stands, Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant program is limited to the Windows Phone platform at the moment. Sure, there are rumors about how it could eventually make its way onto the PC and Xbox platforms, which in all honesty doesn’t seem like...

Console OS Wants To Put Android On Every PC

06/12/2014, Android/Windows hybrids are nothing new. Some of the biggest PC manufacturers have launched computers that are able to run both Android and Windows. What if there was a way to have Android as a primary operating system on your PC? That’s exactly...

SwiftKey Keyboard For Android Goes Free

06/11/2014, If you’re familiar with Android keyboards, then you’re probably aware that SwiftKey is one of the more popular options available at the moment. However the app is a paid one, meaning that users had to pay to download it and use it with their Android...

Lytro Light Field Camera For Android Out In 2014 (Rumor)

06/10/2014, When it comes to cameras on Android-powered devices, there is a fair number of those out there that do feature some high end capabilities, and it does seem as though the pack is about to get augmented if this particular rumor from @evleaks turns out to be...

Kindle Reading Apps Updated

06/10/2014, If you are into Kindle reading apps, you will be pleased as punch to know that these apps have been improved to be better with audible integration, allowing users to make the switch between reading and listening without having to leave the app in the...

Gecko Dialer Adds A Floating Dialer For Android Devices

06/08/2014, Smartphone hardware has peaked in terms of performances. Unlike previous years where we saw phones go from single-core to dual-core, to quad-core, to octa-core, phones these days are more about the features and conveniences that it can offer. Well if...

Archos Android-powered Laptop Spotted At The FCC

06/08/2014, Back in May, we reported that Archos had unveiled an Android-powered laptop in the form of the ArcBook. There was no word on availability at that time, but it seems that it could be because the tablet was at the FCC receiving the necessary certification...