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LG Nexus 5 To Arrive With Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (Rumor)

nexus 5There has been plenty of buzz about the Nokia Lumia 1020 that is armed with a whopping 41-megapixel camera today, but what about another seemingly large handset that could very well be unleashed onto the awaiting masses soon? We are referring to the logical follow up to the successful Nexus 4 from LG, where it will arrive under the moniker of LG Ne...

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Opera for Android version 15 now available for download from Google Play

Opera for Android If you are among the many people who use Opera as your preferred mobile Web browser for Android, then we’ve got some great news for you. Today, Opera announced the release of Opera for Android version 15, only a few weeks after the earlier release of its predecessor, Opera for Android version 14. This new version of the Web browser offers se...

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New features added to opera browser for android

opera teaserThe Opera browser for Android has just received an update which has added some really neat features to the browser. The feature additions and the bug fixes really make this browser something that is right up there with Google's chrome or Mozilla's Firefox. The Opera Mobile Browser for Android has just recently got some new enhancements...

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Android for Beginners: How to Avoid Trojans on your Smartphone

cyberhacker keyboardA few days ago came the news of a new vulnerability in Android - the Master Key - one of the greatest threats so far, affecting 99% of devices. The information came through a laboratory study by Bluebox Security, who also has an application that tells you whether your smartphone is affected. In light of this study's findings, we have compiled ...

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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3 Update Arriving This Month

S3422SS2The long anticipated and frequently rumored Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 will finally be made available to Galaxy S3 owners in July 2013 after initial reports of it being delayed, at least that is what the folks over at Gotta Be Mobile have reported. Are you stoked yet with this piece of news? I am sure that some of you...

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HTC One gets Android 4.2.2: new functions & improvements on board

htc one android 422 2HTC is in the process of distributing the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One in Europe, much to the disappointment of many in North America. The beginning of the mass distribution of this new firmware has already arrived for many HTC One's in Germany and luckily, ours at AndroidPIT got the new make-over as well. Though it will likely take a ...

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Korean report: “Nexus 5” to be based on LG G2, to come in early October with Android 5

Google LG Nexus 4 Logo aa 1 1600It’s looking more and more likely that the next Nexus smartphone will be manufactured by LG. The latest report that supports this prediction emerged today on the Korean tech site Daum.If the report is accurate, the successor to the Nexus 4 is currently being developed based on the hardware platform of the LG G2, the follow up to the Optimus G.The...

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Google Maps still available offline via “OK Maps” easter egg in Android app update

Google MapsGoogle Maps offline easter egg: perform an “okay maps” search to save map for offline use | Image credit: TechCrunchThe Google Maps for Android update has arrived bringing a new design and new features, while removing others and sort-of hiding the offline mode.Luckily, there’s a sort-of easter egg feature that will let you still enjoy...

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AndroidPIT visits a Repair Shop: what's inside of the Galaxy S4

galaxy s4 teardownWe went on a field trip today to a smartphone repair store in the heart of Berlin where tearing down smartphones is the meat and potatoes of their every-day workflow. We wanted to see what these experts fix on a daily basis and what kind of things I might be able to fix myself without breaking my expensive handset. The expert we met took a look ins...

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Google Maps For Android Updated With New Design

google maps androidIf you are a huge fan of Google Maps on your Android device, as it has helped you in the past to find places in unfamiliar territory with ease, then you would be pleased to hear that a freshly baked version of Google Maps for Android has appeared over at the Google Play store, although it seems to be prepped for a gradual rollout over the next few ...

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Google Maps for Android update rolling out, brings new design and features

Google Maps for AndroidGoogle is rolling out the Google Maps update for Android devices, one of the Google services that was given a new look, but also new features, As Android Police explains, the update may not be available to download on all devices just yet, but the publications offers links to software-specific APKs.In the Google Play Store, Google says ...

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Android Jelly Bean: A look at how it became the champion we all wanted

Jelly Bean fragmentation The first time we saw Jelly Bean in any kind of official capacity was back in August of last year. The new Android iteration (4.1, to be exact) made a subtle appearance, popping up on less than 1% of Android devices. What it represented was an incremental step forward from Ice Cream Sandwich, with a bevy of little tweaks and improvements. The UI w...

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Tiny Thief coming to Google Play on July 11th, first Rovio Stars game for Android

Tiny Thief Back in May, Rovio announced plans to start publishing third party games alongside its own titles under a new brand, “Rovio Stars”. Apple iOS users have already seen the first fruit of this effort, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. Now it is Android’s turn. On July 11th, Tiny Thief (from 5 Ants) will arrive to Google Play. Tiny Thief is a puzzle ...

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Twitter for Android gets an update, now supports direct message syncing

twitter Don’t you just hate when you read a Twitter direct message on your PC, only to find that your tablet or phone still has the same message marked as unread? Okay, it’s not the end of the world, but it’s still a minor annoyance. The good news is that Twitter is rolling out a new Android app, alongside a new cross platform sync feature that ensu...

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Switch: Sense 5 and Pure Android on a HTC One

htc one google edition transformationYou know what? Sometimes I'm really torn between whether I want to be running a pure Android experience or using one of the manufacturers ROMs. In some respects, the Sense 5 does have some pretty interesting and useful features that I like to use, as does pure Android. Well, with Switch, you now can have both systems running in parallel on your HTC...

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Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 arrives on the HTC Butterfly

HTC Butterfly Press Shots 600px wide (4)After the odd hint and rumor, HTC has finally released its Sense 5 update for its popular Butterfly handset. This update has been expected for quite a while, we initially heard about a possible Sense 5 update coming to the One X, One X+, One S, and Butterfly all the way back in February. But sadly there’s a catch, and a pretty big one at that, th...

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Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version in use today

Google Lawn Statues of Android versionsJelly Bean now used on just under 38% of active Android devices. The latest set of numbers showing which versions of Android are actually being used in the real world have been published by Google. The new data shows that Android 4.x, which includes Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly bean, runs on over 61 percent of devices, while Jelly Bean itself (Andr...

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Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z

Xperia Z Android 4.3 The leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version has been successfully ported to Sony’s flagship smartphone, although the port is still in beta. Xperia Z owners that are confident enough to perform the installation can head on to xda-developers (links at the end of the post) and read more details about this Android 4.3 ROM made for their handset by Tay...

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Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

computer-hacker The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – the operating system’s safeguard against infectiou...

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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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Nikon Going for Android Smartphones?

Nikon I'm not sure about you, but all my friends, myself included, are using their smart/dumb phones when it comes to taking pictures or videos on the go, not a DSLR from Nikon or the like. This is going on for some time now, I can't even remember the last time I wished for a dedicated camera. In my humble opinion, dedicated cameras are becoming more a...

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In the market for a new Android tablet? Here are some devices worth waiting for

android smartphone shopping Has your Nexus 7 fallen in love with the concrete? Are you looking to replace that old Galaxy Tab? Looking to get in on the wonderful world of Android tablets? Making as big a decision as this can become confusing and if you want to make an educated decision on what tablet to buy, you’ll need to know what’s coming up in the next few months and...

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HTC One Android 4.2.2 update goes live in the UK, Asia to follow later this week

samsung galaxy s4 vs htc one one lockscreen aa HTC has been rolling out the Android 4.2.2 update for its One handset over the past few days. The update went live in Taiwan last week, followed by mainland Europe a couple of days ago, and today the update has arrived on the shores of the UK. The update is now available OTA, but make sure that you have stable WiFi connection, as the update comes ...

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Inside AndroidPIT: an Interview with Liliana Rosa

Inside AndroidPIT Teaser 628Did you ever find yourself wondering who is behind AndroidPIT, this Berlin-based international online platform that loves and focuses on the Android and smartphone ecosystem? The website is responsive and intuitive, the features and controls are spot-on and it's easy to navigate. But why? Well, it's because of the women and men that are h...

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Rumor: Moto X phone to offer “pure Android” experience, “fast” upgrades and Clear Pixel camera

Motorola X Phone Ad A new set of Moto X phone rumors seems to reveal more information about the upcoming flagship Motorola smartphone, this time detailing Android updates and main camera. Android and Me’s Taylor Wimberly is the person behind the new rumors, the same source that has offered various details about the Moto X so far, many of them accurate. Wimberly too...

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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean For HTC One

htc one 1Word has it that the HTC One has finally received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, which is in line with the rumors that we heard of at the end of last month. This particular update weighs in at slightly more than 400MB, and will be made available to carrier-free HTC One smartphones worldwide. If you haven't yet received your update, being pati...

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Skype For Android Lockscreen Bypass

skype lockscreen bugWhen it comes to the digital world, you can say that there are no guarantees in terms of security, although certain measures and best practices can be applied to minimize the risk of a security breach. Users who love to Skype over their Android-powered devices might want to take note that there is the very real danger of someone bypassing your Andr...

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Get Android 4.2.2 On Your PC In 10 Steps

xperia z android update 10Did you know that you could run Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 software on your actual PC. Learn2crack has made an easy tutorial which allows users to install the mobile operating system on your PC and tweak it, install apps and do basically whatever you want with it. Please note though that proceeding to do this is at your own risk. Cop Android 4.2.2...

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