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Windows Phone Will Be Able To Run Android Apps [Rumor]

07/08/2014, Over the past couple of weeks there has been much chatter about Microsoft and Android. The company is reportedly working on a Lumia smartphone that will be powered by Android. So far the Android lineup has been limited to its own brand, Lumia has...

Android 4.4 KitKat Distribution Numbers Shows 4.3% Increase

07/07/2014, Back in June, we reported that Android 4.4 KitKat had experience a rise in its distribution stats by a little over 5% from May. It’s a pretty impressive growth rate, considering that the month before that, KitKat distribution only grew by 3.2%. However...

Android Apps Could Be Coming To Windows Phone [Rumor]

07/07/2014, One of the disadvantages of the Windows Phone platform is that it does not have as many apps compared to iOS or Android. Sure, some have made the case as to why anyone would need to have a million apps to choose from, but we guess some people like the...

Microsoft To Use Lumia Brand For Future Android Devices [Rumor]

07/07/2014, One of the way Nokia has managed to distinguish its Windows Phone lineup and its Android lineup would be its naming scheme. For example Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets fall under the Lumia branding, while their Android offerings are part of the Nokia X...

Nokia Developer Publishes App While Paragliding

07/03/2014, When it comes to coding apps and publishing them, we’re pretty sure that most of the time the apps are coded and published behind a desk, at an office or at home, depending on your work situation. However it seems that in an effort to draw attention to...

Nova Launcher Beta Brings Android L Visuals To Android Devices

07/03/2014, Are you looking forward to Android L? We’re sure many Android users are because not only is Android L offering up major visual changes, but it will also offer up improvements to Android devices, such as by improving battery life. However the release of...

KitKat Arrives On Mid-Range Samsung Smartphones (Rumor)

07/03/2014, We have mentioned a fair number of times in the past that Samsung has taken the extremely broad view of rolling out smartphones that start from the entry level to the mid-range and high end markets. This strategy has served them well, but as we all know...

LG Hooks Up With Android Auto

07/03/2014, It seems that Android Auto, an in-car operating system that Google calls their own, will be able to help bridge a gap between the Android-powered smartphone as well as your for wheeler, at least up to a certain level. This particular system is being...

Office For Android Tablets Reportedly In The Works

07/02/2014, Earlier this year, Microsoft launched Office for iPad. It is basically Office designed for the iPad in mind, and interestingly enough it made its debut ahead of the touch-friendly version for Windows. In fact earlier rumors had suggested that Microsoft...

Google Terminates SMS For Hangouts Feature

07/02/2014, For Android users who either have Android 4.4 KitKat or have upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat, you might recall that one of the changes Google made included consolidating both SMS and Google Hangout chats in a single Hangouts app. This is fine since Apple...

Android Catches Up With iOS In Global Web Traffic

07/01/2014, Android and iOS are two bitter rivals on the mobile operating system front, and the world is generally split between these two where smartphones and tablets are concerned, although there are side players such as Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS, with the...

Vine Update Brings Loop Counts

07/01/2014, A new update has been released today for Vine’s mobile applications on Android and iOS which adds loop counts to a video. This change will also be visible to users on the web who use the service’s website to watch six-second clips. Its a...