Android Silver reportedly shelved due to resistance from smartphone makers

By on October 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

Android Silver reportedly shelved due to resistance from smartphone makers

There were quite a few reports in the past few months about Google’s Android Silver project, which was set to replace the Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones. The Nexus 6 too was also believed to have been sacrificed for the new Silver project, which aimed at offering high-end specs and stock Android experience. But now it seems, Google has shelved the project, Re/code reports. More →
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Sony to update the entire Xperia Z series to Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

Sony to update the entire Xperia Z series to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sony has announced that it will be seeding out the Android Lollipop update to its entire Xperia Z lineup of smartphones. On a blogpost, Sony announced that apart from Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series, which will be receiving the Android 5.0 update in early 2015, the remaining entire Xperia Z series will be receiving the update in the next few weeks. More →
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Android 5.0 Lollipop statue unveiled at Google’s HQ [video]

By on October 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

Android 5.0 Lollipop statue unveiled at Google’s HQ [video]

Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop alongside the new Nexus devices (Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player) last night. An announcement of a new Android version is however incomplete without a statue at Googleplex in Mountain View. Google has put up a short video of the unveiling of the Android Lollipop statue. More →
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Google explains how it picked Lollipop for the latest Android version

By on October 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM.

Google explains how it picked Lollipop for the latest Android version

Late last night, Google finally announced what the L in its next major mobile operating system update really stands for. Putting all the rumors and speculations to rest, the company announced that Android 5.0 will carry the name Lollipop. The company has now posted a funny video to explain how it picked Lollipop. More →

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These devices are getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update

By on October 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM.

These devices are getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Google announced the availability of its latest mobile operating system update, Android 5.0 Lollipop last night. Much like last year, there are several handsets that will ship with Android Lollipop out of the box, while many others will pick up this update in coming weeks and months. Here’s a brief look at when you should expect the update to arrive on your phone. More →
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Android Lollipop announced, here’s what’s new

By on October 15, 2014 at 9:46 PM.

Android Lollipop announced, here’s what’s new

As expected, Google has today announced Android L, and it is called “Lollipop.” Google had announced and detailed the features of the operating system at I/O in June earlier this year. Lollipop is making its debut on three new devices including the Nexus 6, the Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player media streaming device. It will then be released on the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Google Play Edition devices in the coming weeks. With the Android Lollipop now announced, let’s take a look at some of the features and improvements that you can expect on the new operating system. More →
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Google Chief teases Android L in a new video, hints an imminent release

By on October 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM.

Google Chief teases Android L in a new video, hints an imminent release

Google is expected to take the wraps off two Nexus devices - Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, and release Android L to the public today. It’s been months since the company first announced Android L and highlighted some of its features, however what exactly that L stands for is yet to be revealed. More →

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Android L could be called “Licorice”: Report

By on October 13, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Android L could be called “Licorice”: Report

There has been quite a bit of speculation surrounding what the next version of Android could be called. While names like Lollipop and Lemon Meringue Pie have done the rounds, a new contender has now been thrown into the mix. More →
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IRCTC goes mobile, Indian railway e-ticketing service launches official Android app

By on October 13, 2014 at 12:58 PM.

IRCTC goes mobile, Indian railway e-ticketing service launches official Android app

Indian Railway official e-ticketing service Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has finally launched its official Android mobile app to enable users to book tickets on-the-go. Calling it 'IRCTC Connect', the app is now available for free download for all Android 4.1 users and above. More →
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Google has reportedly been working on a multi-window feature for Android

By on October 8, 2014 at 3:52 PM.

Google has reportedly been working on a multi-window feature for Android

While smartphones have enough power for multi-tasking, Samsung is credited with being the first company to introduce a multi-window interface on its smartphones. Other companies like LG have followed with its own UI, but they are far from being a smooth experience. But it seems Google has been working on a multi-window feature of its own. The first photos of an early version of the feature have leaked, courtesy of Android Police. More →
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