Android

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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This Smartphone Can Dual Boot Both Android And Linux
Our smartphones come with an operating system that has been preloaded onto it. In this day and age, we’re pretty much limited to either iOS or Android. This is versus PCs where users have slightly more options. In fact, on PCs, users have the ability to dual boot operating systems, where two OS can live on a single device.

Google Removes 600 Apps From The Play Store Over Disruptive Ads
These days, we’re starting to see more apps take the free-to-play approach. It is understandable because by removing the cost to play the game, players might be more tempted to give it a shot. However, developers and publishers still need to get paid, and as a result, ads are typically inserted into these games as a means of generating revenue.

Microsoft To Bring Its Antivirus App To iOS And Android Devices
On the mobile front, Microsoft hasn’t done quite as well as the competition. Instead, the company has opted to try and take on the mobile industry through software, where they have released apps for both iOS and Android devices. Now it looks like Microsoft will be expanding on that with its antivirus software.

Mozilla Brings Its Firefox VPN Service Onto Android
There are plenty of VPN options available on mobile devices, but if you’re looking for an alternative, you might be interested to learn that Mozilla has since released its VPN app for mobile devices. However, it should be noted that as it stands, it is currently in closed beta so you’ll need an invite to use it, at least for now.

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Pokemon GO Will Block Players If It Detects Custom Recoveries
One of the things to love about Android is its customizability and flexibility. For example, users can create custom recovery partitions on their devices where they can use it to flash custom ROMs, root their devices, make backups, and so on, in more robust and alternate ways apart from the official Google method.

Android’s New ‘Emoji Kitchen’ Will Make Chatting A Lot More Fun
One of the problems with emojis is that they tend to be a bit static. While many companies have expanded on the number of different types of emojis over the years, we reckon that it could stand to be a bit more varied. Thankfully, Google has an idea and that is to combine various emojis together to create new mashups.

How To Use Android’s Clipboard Like A Pro
A clipboard is a specific storage space where the information of what you cut/copy resides temporarily. Technically, the data is stored in your RAM and helps you quickly access the data you cut/copied from a document.

Automatic Call Screening Is Now Available On All Pixel Devices
Unlike in the past when Google used to sell Nexus branded handsets, these days, Google’s Pixel devices tend to launch with features that are exclusive to the current handset. However, to Google’s credit, the company does eventually port some of those features over to its older devices.

Google Maps To Add New Features & A New Look For iPhone & Android
As Google Maps turns 15 today, they will be rolling out a new look along with a bunch of new features to iPhone and Android smartphones to celebrate the occasion.You can start noticing the new look if you’ve recently updated Google Maps today.If you haven’t yet, we insist you update the app as soon as possible to experience the fresh look.Along with a new look, the new update improves on […]

YouTube Music For Android Updated With A Lyrics Section
Most of us love to sing along to songs, but sometimes we don’t always know the lyrics. So what do we do? We pull up a website that has the lyrics for us, but if you’d rather not interrupt the process by pulling up another app on your phone, not to worry if you’re a YouTube Music subscriber.

Nintendo Has Made $1 Billion In Revenue From Mobile To Date
For the longest time ever, Nintendo resisted making the jump to mobile. The company had their own reasons, but it seemed to fly in defiance of the market and how more developers were starting to treat mobile as a serious gaming platform. The company has since made the shift and it looks like it has paid off.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Specs, Camera and Release: Everything We Know
Samsung Galaxy S20 is almost around the corner. The official launch of the device is going to be on February 13th, 2020.However, a lot of information has already surfaced online for us to get a good idea of what to expect on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11, also known as Galaxy S20 now.

Motorola’s Phone With A Stylus Could Be A Galaxy Note Rival
Motorola has tried to grab the attention with several smartphones. However, this time, with the recent leak by Evan Blass, it looks like we might have something more interesting.On Twitter, Evan Blass shared a picture of Motorola’s Android phone with a stylus.As you can see in the image above, it definitely looks cool. Now, the question is – will it be competing against the premium Galaxy Note series? We don’t […]

Vine’s Spiritual Successor, Byte, Has Officially Launched
Many years ago before the rise of TikTok and before apps like Instagram and Snapchat became the dominant force they are today, there was Vine. It allowed users to upload short video clips to its platform resulting in many Vine celebrities being created. The app and platform was ultimately shutdown, but it looks like it’s back.