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LG’s Android Market Share Sees The Largest Growth

10/15/2014, The great thing about Android is that there are plenty of manufacturers to choose from. If you’re not happy with one brand, you’re more than welcome to explore a different brand for your next phone. Now we all know that Samsung is currently leading...

Android L “Lollipop” A Possibility Thanks To Screenshot

10/14/2014, It is expected that Google will officially announce their new Nexus devices tomorrow, as well as the official name for Android L. Google had recently released a teaser video in which a variety of L-named desserts were seen trying to “audition” for the...

Google Teases Android L’s Moniker In New “Sweeeeet” Video

10/14/2014, With every announcement of the next-generation build of Android, Google has revealed the name of the build and it is usually something that is sweets-related. However with Android L, many are still wondering as to what the “L” could represent. Some...

Omate Announces Omate Lutetia, Smartwatch for… Women!

10/14/2014, When it comes to smartwtaches, manufacturers, and especially startups, tend to focus on the male audience. We have seen a few timid attempts to appeal to the female audience by Apple, which announced two different models of its Apple Watch and by...

Google Now Gets Material Design Makeover

10/10/2014, One of the changes that Android L will be bringing to the table is a new design language that Google is calling Material Design. So far we’ve seen Google slowing rolling out the design changes in apps like the Google Play Store and Chrome Beta for...

Sony Xperia Z3v: First impressions

10/09/2014, Sony’s Xperia Z series smartphones have garnered plenty of critical acclaim. The only problem is Sony takes forever to release them in the U.S., or just never at all. Partnering with Verizon Wireless, Sony’s created the Z3v, a variant on the...

ComScore: iOS And Windows Phone See Slight Gains In US Market

10/08/2014, While Apple might be beating out OEMs in terms of smartphones shipped and sold, unfortunately due to the overwhelming number of OEMs making Android devices, Google’s Android platform currently has the lion’s share of the market. iOS comes in at second...

HTC Desire Eye: First Impressions

10/08/2014, Selfies. Selfies. Selfies. People can’t get enough selfies. Apparently, we absolutely love taking pictures of ourselves. Traditionally, the front-facing camera on our smartphones is usually vastly inferior to the rear-facing camera. HTC wants to...

Google Testing ‘Micro App’ Trials For Android

10/08/2014, There are over a billion devices out there that are powered by Android but countless surveys show that Android users don’t spend nearly as much as their iOS counterparts on digital content such as applications, movies, TV shows or songs. Google,...

Google Now’s Bill Reminders Now Available To All

10/07/2014, Earlier this year it was suggested that Google could be working on an update to Google Now in which the software could soon remind users when to pay their bills. Google then rolled out the feature to some of its users, but it looks like the feature has...

Fruit Ninja’s Massive iOS And Android Update Has Been Released

10/05/2014, If you have owned a smartphone for a while now, chances are games like Fruit Ninja are probably familiar to you as it was one of the first few touch-based games released back in the day. Safe to say that the Fruit Ninja franchise is a bit old, so you can...

Microsoft Claims Samsung Owes $6.9 Million In Unpaid Interest

10/03/2014, If there is a reason as to why Microsoft isn’t embroiled in multiple legal battles against Android OEMs, unlike Apple, it is because the Redmond company has managed to convince Android OEMs to pay them a royalty for using patents that would lead to the...

Protesters In Hong Kong Reportedly Targeted With Malware

10/01/2014, As you might have head, there are protests going on in Hong Kong regarding mainland China’s decision to approve candidates ahead of elections, which many claim makes a mockery out of democracy. China has reportedly banned Instagram from being used in...

Dropbox For Android Updated With SD Card File Transfers

10/01/2014, If you’re the type of user who relies heavily on their SD card in their phone, you might be pleased to learn that Dropbox has recently announced an update to their Android app in which SD card file transfer support has been added. This means that in the...