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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Samsung paid $1 billion to Microsoft in 2013 for Android patents, may still owe it $6.9 million

By on October 4, 2014 at 10:18 PM.

Samsung paid $1 billion to Microsoft in 2013 for Android patents, may still owe it $6.9 million

Microsoft has claimed that Samsung owes it $6.9 million in unpaid interest from last year. The software technology company which had filed a lawsuit against Samsung in August filed its amended complaint in public last night which revealed several information including that it made 1 billion dollar from Samsung in 2013 for a single year's worth of patent-licensing royalties. More →
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Google’s modular Project Ara smartphones to run on a modified version of Android L, ships early next year

By on September 30, 2014 at 4:01 PM.

Google’s modular Project Ara smartphones to run on a modified version of Android L, ships early next year

Google’s ambitious Project Ara, the modular swap-the-components-as-you-like smartphone, will run on a modified version of the forthcoming Android L operating system and ship in early 2015, Paul Eremenko, the head of Project Era announced on the company’s website. More →
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Android L could be released on November 1: Report

By on September 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Android L could be released on November 1: Report

There have been numerous rumors around when Google will unveil the next Nexus devices as well as the Android L update. Adding to that list is a report on Android Authority, which cites Android blogger Paul O’Brien as claiming that the next Android update will be released on November 1. More →
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New Motorola Moto X launched in India, prices start at Rs 31,999

By on September 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM.

New Motorola Moto X launched in India, prices start at Rs 31,999

Motorola unveiled the new Moto X in India earlier this month, but didn’t reveal the price saying it would be announced on the day of launch. Today, the company has launched the flagship device in India with prices starting at Rs 31,999. The wooden and leather back variants will cost Rs 33,999 and they will go on sale on Flipkart at midnight. More →
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Round 2 in Android One war: New phones may hit market by December-end

By on September 21, 2014 at 5:31 PM.

Round 2 in Android One war: New phones may hit market by December-end

Enthused by the initial response to Google's Android One, handset makers Karbonn, Spice and Intex are gearing up for round two with a slew of smartphone launches beginning December this year. The first set of Android One devices were launched last week, priced Rs 6,399 onwards by Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. More →
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Google to spend Rs 100 crore in Android One advertising and marketing: Report

By on September 19, 2014 at 3:18 PM.

Google to spend Rs 100 crore in Android One advertising and marketing: Report

Google launched the Android One initiative in India earlier this week, and launched the first three smartphones called Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and the Spice Dream UNO. The search giant is said to be planning on spending as much as Rs 100 crore in advertising and marketing Android One in India, Economic Times reports. More →
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Android L will offer iOS 8-like data encryption as a default security measure: Report

By on September 19, 2014 at 10:57 AM.

Android L will offer iOS 8-like data encryption as a default security measure: Report

A day after Apple detailed its new privacy measures; Google has opened up about its own plans to boost security on Android. The company will enable data encryption by default on devices running on Android L, which means all data will be inaccessible unless the person has the decryption key, The Washington Post reports. More →
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Google Android Silver project reportedly put on ice after Nikesh Arora’s departure

By on September 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM.

Google Android Silver project reportedly put on ice after Nikesh Arora’s departure

Google's plans to have multiple high-end 'pure Android' smartphones instead of Nexus smartphones have reportedly been put on hold. Called Android Silver, the project sought to have multiple high-end smartphones from LG and Motorola apart from a few Chinese smartphone vendors who had shown interest. These smartphones were supposed to have stock Android with additional hardware features like water proofing and software features like advanced voice control with Google's help. More →
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Google is taking first time smartphone users to post-post-PC era with Android One

By on September 17, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Google is taking first time smartphone users to post-post-PC era with Android One

Google is in a position to potentially line up mass-market consumers in emerging markets for seamless transition to its next generation products. Android One is the platform Google is using to prepare first time smartphone users to get familiar with using their smartphones and Internet using speech, writes Jayanth Kolla, partner at Convergence Catalyst, a leading consulting and research firm. More →
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