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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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Apex Legends Officially Announced For Mobile
A couple of years ago, the folks at EA and Respawn Entertainment announced their take on Fortnite in the form of Apex Legends. EA later revealed that they were looking into the possibility that the game could eventually find its way onto mobile devices, and nearly two years later, our wishes have come true.

Clubhouse Could Launch On Android In May
Clubhouse is one of the hottest social media apps available at the moment. What’s interesting about its rise to stardom is the fact that it is currently exclusive to iOS, and that the only way you can join it is in the form of an invite. So what about Android users who are looking to get in on the Clubhouse action?

Apple Reveals That They Killed Plans To Bring iMessage To Android
Back in the day, one of the reasons why BlackBerry was as popular as it was was because of its messenger service, BBM. Back then, all the “cool kids” had BBM and the only way to get BBM was to buy a BlackBerry phone. Now, Apple has tried to replicate this with its iMessage platform, but it seems that at one point in time, they almost brought the feature onto […]

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2: Built for Sustained Performance
Lenovo just announced the Legion Phone Duel 2, its second-generation smartphone built specifically for gaming. We previously reviewed the original Legion Phone Duel handset and were pleased with its innovation, performance, and price.The Legion Phone Duel 2 is an evolution rather than last year’s revolution, but it does improve on crucial points that directly impact the gaming experience.The core feature of any gaming phone is absolute performance, and more importantly, […]

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Spotify Rolls Out Hands-Free Digital Assistant For iOS And Android
A few years ago, it was discovered that Spotify was working on their own digital assistant similar to the likes of Siri and Google Assistant. Now it looks like that digital assistant got a bit smarter thanks to Spotify introducing a hands-free feature that lets users activate the assistant using a wake word.

Samsung Galaxy A Series U.S Launch Features 5G Under $300
The Samsung Galaxy A smartphones are more affordable than the Galaxy S, and are in many ways even more critical because that’s where the high volumes are.Today, Samsung has announced a large Galaxy A update, with no less than five new phones: The Galaxy A12 ($109.99), Galaxy A02s ($179.99), Galaxy A32 5G ($299.99), Galaxy A42 5G ($399.99) and Galaxy A52 5G (499.99).The Galaxy A Series covers every possible market segment […]

WhatsApp Testing Allowing iOS Users To Migrate Chat History To Android
If you use an iOS device but want to migrate to Android, it’s not that hard to transfer photos and contacts, but when it comes to migrating WhatsApp chat history, that’s when it gets a bit tricky. However, the good news is that WhatsApp is finally about to do something about it, according to a recent discovery by the folks at WABetaInfo.

Study Finds Android Shares More Data With Google Than iOS Does With Apple
There is a popular saying which says that if you aren’t paying for the product, then there is a good chance you are the product. This is kind of true with companies like Google or Facebook where their services are mostly free, but in exchange your data is collected and sold to advertisers who create personalized and targeted ads.

League Of Legends: Wild Rift Beta Now Available In North America
A couple of years ago, the folks at Riot announced that they would be bringing its League of Legends game onto mobile devices in the form of League of Legends: Wild Rift. The game hasn’t been fully released yet, but for those who are interested in possibly taking part in the beta, you’re in luck.

New Android Malware Disguises Itself As A System Update
Malware on smartphones isn’t new, although what’s troubling is that the creators of these malwares have come up with new and interesting and even more sneaky ways of disguising them to trick users into installing it. The latest malware, as discovered by security firm Zimperium, seems to have managed to disguise itself as an Android system update.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Now Available On iOS And Android
Gamers might have been a little bit bummed to hear that Square Enix has decided to cancel the mobile reboot of Final Fantasy XI. However, there is some good news. No, the game isn’t being uncancelled, but if you want to play a Final Fantasy game on your smartphone, you might be interested in checking out the remastered version of Final Fantasy VIII.

Scam Apps Have Made $400 Million From The App Store And Google Play
As much as Apple and Google tout the protections that they offer in their respective app stores, at the end of the day, humans still do the manual review of apps which means that every now and then, certain apps that shouldn’t have made the cut slip through the cracks, such as scam apps and malware disguised as apps.

Rocket League Will Be Coming To Mobile Devices
If you love playing Rocket League and thought that it might be a game that would be awesome to play on mobile, you’re in luck. The folks over at Psyonix have since announced Rocket League Sideswipe. This is a mobile version of Rocket League that has been designed from ground up and is optimized for mobile gameplay.

Final Fantasy XI Mobile Reboot Has Been Cancelled
A few years ago, it was reported that Square Enix was looking to reboot Final Fantasy XI for mobile. Given how popular the Final Fantasy franchise is, there is no doubt that many gamers were excited at the prospect of being able to play the game on their mobile phones. Unfortunately, that dream has come to an end.

Qualcomm Reportedly Planning Its Own Version Of The Nintendo Switch
Qualcomm is a company many of us are familiar with when it comes to mobile chipsets, but it seems that the company could be planning on moving into other product categories. According to a report from Android Police, they have heard from their sources that apparently Qualcomm wants to design its own gaming console.

Grammarly’s Keyboard App Can Now Detect The Tone Of Your Message
For those who might be concerned about getting emails and documents spell-checked and also checked for proper grammar usage, then Grammarly might be a tool that you’re familiar with. Originally available as an extension for the web, Grammarly has since expanded to other areas, like being a keyboard app for smartphones.

Google Maps Will Soon Let You Draw In New Or Missing Roads
To help make Google Maps as accurate as they can be, Google needs to send cars around cities, the countryside, and more to gather data to ensure that Google Maps is kept as updated as possible. Obviously this wouldn’t be possible all the time as there might be changes that Google could miss or have gotten wrong.

How To Go Live On Twitter
Did you know that Twitter has a feature that lets you create a live broadcast? If you’re interested in using that feature, here’s what you need to do.

Netflix Can Now Automatically Download Shows It Thinks You Want To Watch
Netflix allows users to download TV shows and movies from its catalogue for offline viewing. They even have a Smart Downloads feature that automatically downloads episodes of a series you’re watching and delete the previous one so that you can keep watching the series if you’re offline.

Samsung Promises Four Years Of Security Updates For Its Android Smartphones
One of the criticisms about Android phones is the lack of support. Usually, Android smartphones get about two major Android upgrades and maybe 2-3 years worth of security updates, and after that you’re pretty much on your own. However, Samsung is hoping to change that by extending their security updates to four years.