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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 Play Finally Introduces Free App Of The Week

06/12/2015, For years app stores from Apple and Amazon have typically offered up free apps of the week. These are paid apps that are being promoted and for that week only, it will be a free download. Sometimes there are some pretty great deals in there and if...

Google Unfazed By Android One’s Lackluster Sales

06/12/2015, With the huge population that emerging markets usually have – India, China, Indonesia, the African region – one would think that by creating cheap handsets that they would be selling like hotcakes. Unfortunately for Google and their Android...

Virgin America Will Use Android For In-Flight Entertainment

06/11/2015, When it comes to the in-flight entertainment systems offered to you during your flight, most of the time the hardware tends to be really old, outdated, laggy, and the displays are usually very low-res making the viewing experience less than ideal. It is...

BlackBerry Could Be Considering Android For Their Next Phone

06/11/2015, BlackBerry is a company that has many rumors and speculation surrounding it, and according to the latest one, it seems that the Canadian company could be considering creating an Android handset. According to a report from Reuters, it seems that this is...

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...