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Android Jelly Bean is now the most used Android OS

android os distributionFor the first time ever, Android Jelly Bean is now the most used among the many flavors of Android OS. Latest data from the Android Developers Blog is showing that for the first time ever, Jelly Bean has surpassed Gingerbread which was previously the most used Android OS.  Android Jelly Bean's share is not almost 40% while Gingerbread slipped down...

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Monster Galaxy Note 2 has 288GB of storage, 9300mAh battery, dual SIM support

Custom Galaxy Note 2 288GBCustom Galaxy Note 2: 288GB storage, 9300mAh battery case | Image credit: xda-developers A custom dual SIM Galaxy Note 2 model packs a lot more memory and battery life than your average supersized smartphone, although such features come with a high-cost and can affect the looks of the device. While smartphone makers are constantly trying to make de...

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White Motorola Droid Ultra alleged photo shows up

Motorola Droid Ultra XT1080 An alleged image of the Motorola Droid Ultra has hit the web well ahead of the phone’s official announcement. After just seeing a picture reportedly showing the new Droid MAXX, we’re now looking at the white version of the Droid Ultra, at least according to xda-developers user xavierk75. However, the user has not specified where he got the ima...

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Google Glass APK teardown discovers “Boutique” marketplace

Google Glass teardown 2 The Google Glass XE7 update went live earlier in the week, but poking around under the hood has revealed a few hidden features, which could turn out to be quite a bit deal for Google Glass. A user going by the name of zhuowei has discovered signs that Google has been working on a market place for Glass applications, named Boutique. This is one key...

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean root already available

Android The recently leaked Android 4.3 firmware version has already been rooted, before actually being officially rolled out by Google. The news comes from xda-developers – where else? – which reports that xda Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has managed to adapt his SuperSU root app for Android 4.3. The root works on the Galaxy S4 Google Editio...

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Falcon Pro receives an update, and a “secret” way to bypass the token issue

Falcon Pro Secret Falcon Pro was perhaps the most popular victim of Twitter’s token policy, which resulted in the app finally being pulled from the Play Store after a reset failed to resolve the token limitation issue. After this defeat, the app’s developer Joaquim Verges went back to the drawing board to try and find away around this irritating situati...

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What are some of the best designed Android apps? Google answers

best design apps android Android apps have come a long way. In the early days of the Android Market, many criticized the look and feel of the average Android app, especially when it came to design. Things have changed for the better since then, and Apple’s App Store no longer has a monopoly on beautifully designed, well-thought applications. But Google wants even more g...

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The Android-killer that wasn’t? Tizen is “almost dead”, says industry insider

Tizen Logo genie Yesterday, news broke that Samsung would delay the release of the first smartphone running Tizen, a Linux-based operating system that the Korean company has been developing together with Intel and other partners. According to the Korean website iNews, the reason for the delay of the device, widely thought to bear the GT-I8800 code number, would be...

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Sick of the “bloatware” on the Galaxy S4? TrulyClean can help

Galaxy S4 Ranging from potentially useful apps like Facebook, to apps from the manufacturer’s marketing partners, to obscure apps that users have no idea what to do with, bloatware takes up precious storage space, fills up app drawers, and some say, even affects the performance of the device. And the worst part is that, unless you root the device, you can...

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Skype for Android goes flatter, cleaner with Metro-inspired redesign

Skype video messaging update Much has been said about the new trend today moving toward flatter, cleaner and more content-oriented designs. While Apple went for the skeumorphic look since the early iPhone ages, smartphones are now becoming more avant garde, with flat interfaces focused on bringing content rather than style. Some would even say this is Microsoft’s reveng...

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Android 4.3 to sort apps and widgets by usage amount, new code apparently suggests

Android A look at recently discovered code seems to reveal that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will automatically sort apps and widgets by usage amount rather than alphabetically, as it’s currently done. Myce – the publication that first mentioned details about the Chromebook Pixel – discovered the new bits of code pointing to this particular features in th...

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The Best OUYA Games

ouya games Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the OUYA Android console has finally hit retailers nationwide. Some of the reviews have been less than kind, but we’re not here to talk about the hardware or interface… we’re going to take a look at their games. If you’ve just gotten your system and aren’t sure what to play we’ve...

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Key Lime Pie Release to Put an End to Android Fragmentation?

keylimepieThe new Key Lime version of Android is going to try to solve the fragmentation problem that has dogged the world's most popular operating system since Android 2.2. A lot of older phones are running on 512 MB of RAM and Google wants those phones to be able to access some of the features found on newer Android OS's like Ice Cream Sandwich a...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 getting stability update, Android 4.2.2 will have to wait

Samsung Galaxy Note 2Users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the UK should check their phones, because an update has begun rolling out to their devices.The new update brings improved stability, along with some bug fixes, so it’s not the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have been waiting for (and which has been reportedly delayed, d...

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How did NVIDIA get Project Shield noticed at E3?

Project Shield at E3Since Project Shield was unveiled at CES this January, the Android gaming world has been eagerly anticipating its arrival. A handheld gaming platform, with enough power to run a PlayStation 3 game, is perfect for mobile game fans. The dedicated gaming device also has a physical controller, which solves another little issue we have with mobile gamin...

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Microsoft Office arrives on iOS – what about Android?

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft Office is a premium business tool, there is no secret in that. Whenever you want a document nicely done, whether you’re referring to a spreadsheet, a slide presentation or a simple written piece, Office is the way to go. Here on Google’s field, we’ve waited for Microsoft’s service to arrive for a long time, but as it turns out, Ap...

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Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

Sony SmartWatchAfter releasing the first true smartwatch from a major manufacturer, Sony shows its pioneering skin again by making the project fully open-source. Hoping to attract extra attention and possibly more innovative ideas from independent developers, Sony has granted them opened access.Running on pure Android essence, Sony’s SmartWatch was already com...

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iOS apps still bring in more money, but Android is gaining ground

distimo1While Apple's App Store is still the place to be for developers who want to make some money off their apps, but Android's Google Play Store has made some significant gains over the past six months. ...

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CPU-Z

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Android version of the popular CPU identification tool for PC/Windows., CPU-Z is a free application that reports information about your device.- SoC (System On Chip) name, architecture, clock speed fo...

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App Review: Animal Circus Activity Book

App Review: Animal Circus Activity Book Every once in a while we stumble across a cool Android App for children, and this week we’re going to take a look at Animal Circus Activity Book from the folks at Wonderkind. Interactive activity books are a perfect fit for touchscreen devices, and let’s face it, it’s always nice to have an app or game to keep the little ones busy. The Animal...

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dotdot

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Do you like colors? Do you like dots? And what about colored dots?If your answer is yes then join the community and play dotdot an exciting and colorful game about popping dots."The controls are ...

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Blackberry 10 devices will soon be able to run ported Jelly Bean apps

BlackBerry 10.2 androidSupport for Android Jelly Bean applications on BlackBerry 10.2 is available in the latest beta SDK (Software Development Kit), according to a post on the company’s developer blog.You might remember that the BlackBerry 10 OS lets developers port Android apps, but that only Android 2.3 apps could be emulated initially. The company has expressed...

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The Google Glass Prices Should Be Much Lower

Google Glass As you may already know, Google released a developer version of its much praised high tech gizmo, the Google Glass, at a hefty price tag of almost $1500. This sounds like a lot of money, don't you think? It IS a lot of money, but developers are not your regular consumers, for the average Joe, I expect a price tag of up to $350, tops! Let's take ...

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Sony opens up its SmartWatch platform, now allowing third-party firmware

SonyWhile the rumor mill continues to buzz about a possible Samsung or Apple smartwatch, let’s not forget that Sony has had their own watch for a while now. Sony’s SmartWatch might not have taken the world by storm, but it does seem to have a small, loyal following behind it.Probably the biggest problem for Sony’s SmartWatch was that the so...

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Defeat the Wizard and Save your Girl in One Tap Hero from Coconut Island Games

one tap heroThe developers at Coconut Island Studio made a lot of gamers happy when they released Finger Balance for Android, and last week they dropped another brought another excellent game over to Android with One Tap Hero. One Tap Hero is the story of love, evil wizards, and teddy bears. It’s also a one-touch game which means anything you need to do in t...

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Apple drops Google for Siri searches, switches to Bing

siri plus bingDuring the keynote presentation at its developers conference, Apple has revealed that Google is to be dropped as the Internet search engine for Siri in the next release iOS 7. Bing will now be used instead of Google for all Internet searches requested via iOS’ build-in voice assistant. According to comScore, Bing is only used for around 17 ...

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Paranoid Android’s HALO project is now open source

HALOIntrigued by HALO but not exactly interested in moving over to the Paranoid Android ROM to try it? We have good news for you. Taking to Google+, the folks behind Halo and the Paranoid ROM have announced that they are going open source with the HALO project. This means that Android developers can now poke through the HALO code and incorporate it in...

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Is Google Wallet the future of mobile payments, or nothing more than a money pit?

google walletIt has been two years since Google first introduced its “Wallet” service, offering its users an easy way to store credit/debit card information, as well as make purchases both offline and in-stores via their phones. In that time, the company has invested over $300 million just in acquiring digital startups to develop the app. They’ve also...

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