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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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Nokia HERE Maps For Android Drops Beta Tag

02/12/2015, I know, I know, we saw Nokia’s HERE maps updated on both the Android and Windows Phone platforms just yesterday – and it looks as though the folks over at Nokia have been hard at work on another refresh. After all, the Android version of Nokia...

Android Choir Impresses, Leonidas Would Have Been Proud

02/12/2015, Don’t you just love the English language? There is a gaggle of geese, a bundle of hay, a herd of cows, an army of soldiers – but what do you call 300 Android-powered smartphones laid out together, where all of them would work in concert (pardon...

Amazon’s Latest Gift Of Free Apps Is Worth $140

02/12/2015, Amazon has made a habit of pulling people towards its Appstore with free applications. Time and again the company runs promotions for a limited time in which it provides some of the most popular paid applications for free to anyone and everyone who uses...

Pipo Reveals New Dual Boot Tablet

02/10/2015, There might be pressure that hails from both Google and Microsoft which could very well prevent major manufacturers such as ASUS from coming up with dual-boot mobile devices, but tiny companies such as OEMs from China in the vein of Pipo do not seem to...

Skype 5.2 For Android Now Allows Photo Sharing With Offline Contacts

02/09/2015, While Skype is a perfectly good app that you can use to chat with friends and family members or colleagues, there are some limitations to how it can be used. For example unlike other instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, BBM, and etc., Skype...

30-Year Old Deus Ex Machina Ported To iOS And Android

02/06/2015, For gamers who are still in their early twenties or teens, chances are you might not be familiar with the game Deus Ex Machina which was released back in 1984. Granted the game might not have the same graphics or gameplay compared to games these days, but...

Android 5.1 Lollipop Spotted On An Android One Device

02/04/2015, As it stands, the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop is at version 5.0.2. So far the differences in the versions were basically bug fixes and various improvements, nothing too major, but could Android 5.1 Lollipop be around the corner? According to...

OnePlus OxygenOS Screenshots Surface

02/03/2015, We know that OnePlus is working on their own Android ROM which was officially announced as OxygenOS. Now for those who did not download the alpha and are curious as to what the platform could look like, the folks at GizmoChina have managed to get their...

OneBoard PRO+ Is A Mechanical Keyboard That Runs On Android

02/03/2015, We’ve covered our fair share of mechanical keyboards in the past, and for the most part they are just keyboards. Sure, some of them are more fancy and have built-in LEDs light, but it’s not often that we come across a mechanical keyboard that comes...

Microsoft’s Picturesque Is Another Android Lockscreen

02/03/2015, Microsoft has their Windows Phone platform, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t see the potential in getting their name and brand out there and if it means creating apps for Android, why not? Earlier Microsoft had created the Next lockscreen for...

ABI: Android Smartphone Shipments Saw A 5% Decline In Q4 2014

02/02/2015, As it stands, Android is currently the platform with the largest market share at the moment, although this hardly comes as a surprise especially when you consider that there are so many different Android OEMs out there, so their combined might would...