Cyanogen working to become self-reliant, ‘take Android away from Google’

By on January 26, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

Cyanogen working to become self-reliant, ‘take Android away from Google’

Cyanogen Inc, the software company that makes heavily customized version of Android is planning to part its way from Google. At an event hosted by The Information, the software maker said that in next few years, it wants to significantly reduce its reliance on Google, and also, “take Android away from Google.” More →
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Xolo One updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android One smartphones still await the update

By on January 16, 2015 at 2:31 PM.

Xolo One updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android One smartphones still await the update

As we reported earlier this week, the Xolo One has today been updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The company has rolled out an OTA update and users should be able to upgrade their phones to the latest version of Android.  More →
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Google leaves 930 million Android devices vulnerable to hackers

By on January 13, 2015 at 11:45 AM.

Google leaves 930 million Android devices vulnerable to hackers

As if Google wasn’t already getting enough criticism from Microsoft and security experts for revealing a vulnerability in Windows 8 to the public, the company is now being lambasted for its own software policy. Android users, who don’t have the KitKat or Lollipop version on their handsets and tablets -- about 939 million devices -- are affected by a vulnerability in Android WebView. Google was made aware of this vulnerability several months ago, but it insists on not providing a patch for old versions of Android. More →
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CES 2015 Live: Razer’s Forge TV is a $99 Android-powered gaming console aimed at bringing PC gaming to the living room

By on January 7, 2015 at 1:04 PM.

CES 2015 Live: Razer’s Forge TV is a $99 Android-powered gaming console aimed at bringing PC gaming to the living room

Razer has a new, two-fold strategy to move forward in gaming business — add more virtual reality games and port popular PC games to your TV. At CES the company announced Forge TV, an Android-powered console that brings Android and PC games to the living room. More →
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CES 2015 Live: Griffin announces Power Dock Pro, PowerBlock Wall Dock, PowerJolt Premium for iOS devices

By on January 5, 2015 at 3:06 PM.

CES 2015 Live: Griffin announces Power Dock Pro, PowerBlock Wall Dock, PowerJolt Premium for iOS devices

Griffin Technologies, which is known for making peripherals and accessories for iOS devices, today unveiled a five-slot Power Dock Pro for charging Android and iOS devices at CES 2015. The company also announced a three-port PowerBlock 3 wall charger, PowerBlock Wall Dock holders for phones and tablets, and a 12-Volt PowerJolt Premium car charger. More →

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Nokia HERE Maps launched on Google Play Store, iPhone app coming next year

By on December 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Nokia HERE Maps launched on Google Play Store, iPhone app coming next year

Nokia has finally made its iconic HERE Maps available on the Google Play Store. The release comes two months after the mapping service made installation file for the app available for Android, which users had to sideload on their device manually. The company also announced that it will be bringing the HERE on iOS early next year. More →
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Google Nexus 9 on sale in India via Amazon India, priced at Rs 28,990

By on December 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM.

Google Nexus 9 on sale in India via Amazon India, priced at Rs 28,990

A day after the Nexus 6 went on sale during Google’s Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF); Google's HTC-built Nexus 9 too has gone on sale in India. The 8.9-inch tablet is priced at Rs 28,990 and is exclusively available on Amazon India, which guarantees delivery in one day. More →
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YouTube offline mode launched in India for Android and iOS users

By on December 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

YouTube offline mode launched in India for Android and iOS users

Earlier this year, while launching the Android One smartphones in India, Google also announced that it would be launching an “offline feature” for Indian users. Today, the company has launched the feature for Android and iOS users that essentially lets you download YouTube videos and play them back in offline mode when you don’t have data connectivity. More →
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Google search on Chrome for Android is 100-150 milliseconds faster

By on December 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM.

Google search on Chrome for Android is 100-150 milliseconds faster

Google has announced that it has boosted its search on mobile phones. It has added a new feature to the Chrome app on Android called “Reactive Prefetch,” which essentially makes the search up to 100-150 milliseconds faster. More →
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