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android-screen-900Android is the mobile operating system from Google. The software was originally built by a company called Android Inc, that was purchased by Google in 2005. From its modest debuts, Android has become a powerhouse that powers not only smartphones and tablet, but a host of other less high-profile devices and gadgets. Although Android is not a community-driven project, Google does release the source code as open-source under the Apache license.

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Google Launches Android Phone Picker Tool

06/11/2015, There are so many Android handsets available in the market at the moment, so choosing the right one can be difficult. Now you might think that going with a flagship smartphone is the safest best but even then amongst the flagship handsets, there are...

Landscape Video Recording Finally Comes To Twitter Mobile Apps

06/11/2015, Earlier this year Twitter brought the in-app video recording feature to its mobile applications, however it only allowed users to record and share videos captured in portrait orientation. The fact remains that most users would rather capture said video...

Possible Google Hangouts 4.0 Leaked, Shows Off New UI

06/10/2015, If you thought that the Google Hangouts app could do with a makeover, you’re in luck. Granted the app has received a Material Design makeover, but if you’re thinking more in terms of a better designed UI that’s more intuitive, less cluttered, and...

How To Tether Android Phones

06/10/2015, Most Android phones can turn into portable hotspots and provide internet connection to other devices such as Laptop or tablet. To use the internet, other devices will use the Data plan of the host smartphone. This can be extremely handy if you don’t...

First Generation Moto X To Get Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

06/09/2015, The world of smartphones certainly moves at a breakneck speed, and whatever is released this month might not necessarily be the top dog in the next month. Having said that, for a smartphone to be two years old in the industry would clearly make it a...

Spotify Launches Beta Program For Android

06/09/2015, If you’d like to check out new features and updates before everyone else does, joining an app’s beta program is usually a good way to go about that. It also helps with the discovery of bugs, security exploits, vulnerabilities, and more that developers...

Facebook Messenger Hits One Billion Downloads

06/09/2015, The one billion club is a very exclusive place on the Google Play Store, because Google has the only other apps that have reached that milestone, other than Facebook of course. David Marcus, the guy who looks after messaging at Facebook, revealed today...

Snapchat Update Lets You Swap Between Cameras While Recording

06/09/2015, At the moment if you were to record a Snapchat video, you can either choose to record using the front-facing camera or the rear-facing camera. Unfortunately you will not be able to swap between either cameras during recording which can be a bit...

New Apple App Makes Switching To iOS From Android Easy

06/08/2015, We’ve been seeing Apple get ever so aggressive in trying to make Android users switch over to iOS, in the past it has offered a step-by-step guide to people who were considering switching to its platform. Now though it’s taking a completely...

Chrome For Android Gets New Feature

06/08/2015, Google did parade the rather impressive “Now on Tap” feature over at their recently concluded Google I/O not too long ago, and apparently, that feature will make its way to Android M only, and is not part of the existing developer preview. In other...

Nokia Z Launcher Updated With Widget Support

06/08/2015, Last year Nokia unveiled the Z Launcher which for those unfamiliar, is a launcher designed for Android devices and is one of the ways Nokia is trying to get its foot inside the Android door. Over the months the company has pushed out a variety of updates...

Facebook Lite For Android Aimed At Users With Low Bandwidth

06/04/2015, The world’s largest social network today announced a new version of Facebook for Android which uses significantly less data and works well across all network conditions, it’s aimed at users with low bandwidth particularly users in emerging...

Hitman: Sniper Has Been Officially Released On iOS And Android

06/04/2015, Yesterday we reported that Square Enix Montreal had announced that come 4th of June, Hitman: Sniper would be released on iOS and Android devices. True to their word and after what felt like months of teasing and waiting, the game has been officially...