iPhone and Android smartphones leave little space for third platform: IDC

By on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

iPhone and Android smartphones leave little space for third platform: IDC

The worldwide smartphone market reached a new high point in the second quarter, moving past the 300 million unit mark for the first time in its history. The dominant smartphone operating systems, Android and iOS, saw their combined market share go upto to 96.4 percent for the quarter, leaving little space for other competitors, according to IDC's global smartphone shipment tracker data for Q2, 2014. More →
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One in five Android devices run on KitKat: Google

By on August 13, 2014 at 1:53 PM.

One in five Android devices run on KitKat: Google

Google’s Android KitKat adoption continues to grow steadily since its launch in October 2013. The latest version of Android has found its place on 20.9 percent of devices in August, according to latest figures released by Google. Android KitKat has seen a steady rise from 13.6 percent in June to 18 percent in July. Android Jelly Bean, on the other hand, has shown a marginal decline to 54.2 percent from 56.5 percent since July. More →
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Google releases new Android L images as Build LPV81C for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

By on August 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Google releases new Android L images as Build LPV81C for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

For those wanting to see how Google’s Android L is shaping up, the search giant has released updated images for the developer preview. These new images are a part of Build LPV81C and are once again only available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi) owners, DroidLife reports. More →
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Top 5 Android KitKat smartphones in India priced under Rs 5,000

By on August 7, 2014 at 5:53 PM.

Top 5 Android KitKat smartphones in India priced under Rs 5,000

Ever since the Motorola Moto E entered the Indian smartphone market, local brands have reacted to its popularity by launching ultra-affordable Android KitKat smartphones. Suddenly there are many smartphones to choose from if you are shifting from a feature phone to a smartphone and don’t want to spend a lot of money. Here are five Android KitKat smartphones — listed in the order of their price — you can buy in India today for less than Rs 5,000. More →
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Xolo to follow Xiaomi by launching its custom HIVE UI on August 6: Here’s what you need to know

By on August 4, 2014 at 1:12 PM.

Xolo to follow Xiaomi by launching its custom HIVE UI on August 6: Here’s what you need to know

Back in June, we covered a story about Xolo’s plans to launch a custom Android UI called HIVE. The UI has a unique interactive feature wherein users will be able to interact with the company’s developers to give them feedback as well as request new features for their smartphone. Xolo is going to launch HIVE later this week on August 9 and here is what you need to know about the forthcoming UI. More →
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Microsoft sues Samsung for not paying Android royalty

By on August 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Microsoft sues Samsung for not paying Android royalty

Microsoft filed a case against Samsung Electronics in a US court over breach of contract. The lawsuit accuses the South Korean company of not paying for cross-licensing of technology. The dispute involves technology included in Android, the Google operating system for mobile phones and tablets. More →
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Google Now launcher now available for all devices running Android 4.1 and above

By on August 3, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

Google Now launcher now available for all devices running Android 4.1 and above

Google has finally released a launcher that brings easy access to Google Now on Android devices. The Google Now launcher is now available on the Play Store that brings Google Now to all devices running on Android 4.1 and upwards. More →
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