Android Lollipop’s ‘on-body detection’ will keep your phone unlocked as long as you are carrying it

By on March 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

Android Lollipop’s ‘on-body detection’ will keep your phone unlocked as long as you are carrying it

While security is a must for your smartphones, there is no denying that unlocking your phone every time you want to use it can get a tad frustrating. Google has realized that and is hoping to solve it with a feature called “on-body detection.” More →
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Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android and iOS: Report

By on March 13, 2015 at 7:33 PM.

Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android and iOS: Report

Microsoft is working on a new version of Cortana -- its personal digital assistant -- for rival platforms Android and iOS, Reuters reports. The service, which is currently available on Windows Phone and Windows 10 desktop platform, will release to the other platforms later this year, the report adds. More →
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WhatsApp voice calling feature reportedly being rolled out to all Android users, iOS users continue to wait

By on March 13, 2015 at 2:49 PM.

WhatsApp voice calling feature reportedly being rolled out to all Android users, iOS users continue to wait

Almost a month back BGR India exclusively gave a glimpse at WhatsApp’s voice calling feature. At the time of reporting the feature was rolled to select Android users on a beta testing basis. But the folks at Android Police report that the company start rolling out the feature to all the users. More →
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iOS 8 adoption rate touches 75%, while Android Lollipop struggles to get to double-digits

By on March 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM.

iOS 8 adoption rate touches 75%, while Android Lollipop struggles to get to double-digits

Apple’s iOS 8 has had a bumpy ride ever since its release last year. Yet the platform’s adoption has surged in recent times, and the latest figures show that nearly 75 percent of active iOS devices run on iOS 8. More →
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Google reportedly developing an Android Wear app for iOS platform

By on March 4, 2015 at 6:49 PM.

Google reportedly developing an Android Wear app for iOS platform

Currently, Google’s Android Wear platform for wearables needs an accompanying Android smartphone to function. Things are however set to change as a French Technology website 01net reports that the search giant is working on making the platform compatible with iOS. This new feature is expected to be announced at Google's annual developer conference in May. More →
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Android Lollipop doubles its global installed base but still remains irrelevant

By on March 3, 2015 at 1:08 PM.

Android Lollipop doubles its global installed base but still remains irrelevant

Android Lollipop, the latest iteration to Google’s mobile operating system which was released back in November last year. In four months of its existence has only managed to get installed in 3.3 percent of Android devices worldwide, according to the latest stats provided by Google. More →
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Uninstall! Top 20 Android apps that drain your smartphone’s battery and impact performance

By on February 25, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

Uninstall! Top 20 Android apps that drain your smartphone’s battery and impact performance

If you are one of the many Android users frustrated with your smartphone’s reduced performance levels and battery life, here are some of the apps that you need to steer clear of. AVG Technologies has published a report revealing some of the most popular apps that adversely affect your Android smartphone. More →
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OnePlus One to get Android Lollipop update in March

By on February 24, 2015 at 7:18 PM.

OnePlus One to get Android Lollipop update in March

As part of its ‘90-day-Lollipop deadline,’ OnePlus was supposed to roll out the Lollipop update for its One flagship smartphone last month. But the only thing the company has managed to release so far is an alpha version of OxygenOS. But that hasn’t stopped OnePlus from giving its customers some more assurance. According to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, both the Indian and global variants will be getting the Lollipop-equipped software update in March. More →
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Google finally starts rolling out Lollipop update for Android One users in India

By on February 24, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

Google finally starts rolling out Lollipop update for Android One users in India

After what has been a long wait, Android One users in India have finally started receiving Lollipop update. This is after the company announced that the update was coming in the “next few weeks.” This is however a gradual rollout on a weekly basis, so only some selected smartphones will get the OTA update notification. More →
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BlackBerry rolls out software update to add support for Android apps

By on February 20, 2015 at 1:13 AM.

BlackBerry rolls out software update to add support for Android apps

Once an iconic player in the smartphone space, BlackBerry has seen its market share significantly dip over the last few years. The Canadian smartphone manufacturer has been struggling to compete in the market dominated by Android and iOS smartphones. But as it was slowly phasing out of the market, the company may have found a new plan to stay in the game: Run Android apps on BlackBerry handsets. More →
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