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Lumia 525 Hacked To Run Android 6.0.1

08/21/2016, The Nokia Lumia 525 was launched about 3 years ago, which means that by now and by the standards of the mobile industry, the handset could be considered practically ancient. If you did buy the phone and you have it lying around somewhere, or maybe if...

Android Sees Increase In Market Share At The Expense Of iOS

08/18/2016, Without a doubt, Android and iOS are basically the two dominant smartphone operating systems in the market today, although we guess to call iOS dominant is a bit weird when you look at the market shares of both platforms. According to the latest figures...

Why Do OEMs Create Custom Android Skins?

08/18/2016, While most users don’t mind so much about the kind of Android skin* used by handset makers, many people wonder why phone makers don’t keep Google’s default Android skin (user interface).

HTC Nexus ‘Marlin’ Spotted On AnTuTu

08/17/2016, According to earlier leaked specs, it was revealed that the rumored HTC Nexus “Marlin” handset would be powered by a Qualcomm chipset. The model was not revealed but given that the Snapdragon 820 is pretty much powering all the high-end flagship...

BlackBerry Patches Quadrooter Vulnerability On The PRIV & DTEK50

08/16/2016, Earlier this month it was reported that phones sporting a Qualcomm chipset had a security vulnerability called Quadrooter. Qualcomm themselves have since patched it and have released that patch to OEMs so that they can fix their phones, so now the ball is...

Motorola Found To Be The Fastest When It Comes To Android Updates

08/16/2016, Thinking of buying a new smartphone? If you are, there are things to take into consideration, such as support for the handset after you purchase it, such as how often it receives updates. With Android, this can be a problem as OEMs can be a bit slow with...

LG Launches Android 7.0 Preview Program For LG G5 Owners In Korea

08/16/2016, It could very well be that LG will be the first to have a non-Nexus handset launch with Android 7.0 Nougat in the LG V20, but what does that mean for the rest of its phones? Will LG just launch the V20 with Android 7.0 but take months to push it out to...

Google Releases ‘Duo’ Video Calling App For iOS & Android

08/16/2016, Several months ago during Google I/O, Google took the wraps off an app called Duo. This is a video calling app which we guess you could say is Google’s take on FaceTime. The idea is that the app is straightforward and simple to use, so if all you’re...

HTC’s Nexus Handsets Seemingly Confirmed In FCC Filing

08/15/2016, By now the general consensus seems to be that HTC will be making this year’s Nexus handsets. It also appears that Google will be keeping to last year’s pattern by offering up two handsets, although in this case it seems that HTC will be making both of...

Another 2016 HTC Nexus Photo Leaked

08/15/2016, Yesterday photos of the HTC Nexus “Sailfish” leaked and gave us our first look at the handset in real life. Now thanks to a tweet by the @usbfl account, another photo has been revealed showing someone using the alleged handset in real life. This photo...

Android Pay Will Soon Be Able To Tell You Where Your NFC Chip Is

08/14/2016, Due to the way Android phones are made/designed, sometimes some components might not necessarily be in the same place as another phone. A good example would be the NFC chip in Android phones, where one phone could have placed it in the middle, and another...

Photos Of Alleged HTC Nexus ‘Sailfish’ Leaked

08/14/2016, As far as the HTC Nexus “Sailfish” handset is concerned, we’ve seen alleged renders of the handset surface, but if you have been wondering what the phone could look like in real life, you’re in luck as the folks at Android Police have managed to...

How To Download YouTube Videos on Android

08/14/2016, It is illegal to download YouTube videos (unless you are the copyright holder, or have permission from the owner), so you should comply with the YouTube’s Terms of Service. Being able to download a video may allow you to retrieve one of your videos that...

HTC Nexus ‘Sailfish’ Now Rumored To Sport Snapdragon 821

08/12/2016, According to the various rumors we have been hearing about the HTC Nexus “Sailfish”, we have heard that the handset will be packing a Snapdragon 820 chipset. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise given that the Snapdragon 820 is pretty much...