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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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Beam Android-Powered Projector Can Fit Into Light Bulb Sockets

02/22/2015, The way most projectors are setup is that they’re mounted onto the ceiling or on a table while projecting the content forward towards a wall or a screen. It’s a system that works, but if you are looking for a projector that is able to go beyond that,...

YouTube For Kids Hits The Android Platform

02/20/2015, YouTube happens to host millions of videos – and these would include the likes of music videos, crazy stunts, pet antics, and of course, some other content which would not be deemed to be appropriate for the little ones in your home. Hence, it is...

How To Change Default App On Android

02/18/2015, For every function or data type, there is sometimes more than one app that let you open and use it. However, the experience with each app is different, which is why users often want to select/change which app handles a specific data type such as photos,...

Yandex Unhappy Over Google Being Android’s Default Search Engine

02/18/2015, Just like how Microsoft uses Bing as its default search engine for its Windows Phone platform, Google relies on their own search engine as the default when it comes to Android. It makes sense, doesn’t it? However Yandex, who is considered to be the...

Android 5.1 Lollipop Could See A Release In March

02/18/2015, Is Android 5.1 Lollipop in the works? Based on the evidence we’ve seen and also how it appeared on an Android One handset, it would certainly seem to suggest that the build is in the works and could be getting ready for a deployment, although the...

Dropbox Users Can Now Open Shared Links In Android And iOS Apps

02/18/2015, Mobile users are going to like the change that Dropbox has announced today. Users of the popular cloud storage service, particularly those on Android and iOS, will now be able to open Dropbox shared links right within the apps. Previously the mobile...

Huawei Mate 7 Review

02/17/2015, Marketed as a great phone with an excellent battery life, at an affordable price (a recurring Huawei theme), the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 ($600) is one of the most desirable phone in China right now, and has been out of stock for some time, while Huawei is...

The ZRRO Is An Android Gaming Console With A Hover/Touch Controller

02/17/2015, With the number of games available on Android, creating an Android console does seem to make some sense. In fact back in 2012 the OUYA Android game console was launched on Kickstarter where the company managed to raise a lot of money and became one of the...

Official Pokemon Launcher Released For Android Devices

02/17/2015, The beauty of Android launchers is that you could skin and theme it to just about any style you want. This means that if you’re a fan of a particular game or movie or celebrity, you could create an Android launched themed around it. The good news is...

Chrome’s Easter Egg Game Makes Its Way Onto Google Play

02/17/2015, Last year Google hid an easter egg inside their Chrome browser which basically allowed gamers to play an endless runner game in the event they lose internet access. It is a fun game that lets you kill some time while your internet tries to reconnect, but...

Facebook Testing Android App Update Inspired By Material Design

02/15/2015, Some Android users aren’t particularly happy with Facebook’s app for the platform since the social network sticks with its own vision for decision and doesn’t change it too often. With Android 5.0 Lollipop Google introduced something it...

Android 5.0 Lollipop Heads For SM-N910F

02/13/2015, Having your smartphone to be on the receiving end of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is definitely something worth looking forward to, so for those of you out there who happen to own the SM-N910F in your pockets – yes sir, that would be the Samsung...

Android 5.0 Lollipop Touted To Be More Stable Than iOS 8

02/13/2015, It goes without saying that any operating system, mobile or otherwise, that is worth its salt would also need to receive updates from time to time in order to make it relevant to users’ needs at that particular moment in the life cycle of the hardware...