Some of the future smartphones working on the Android platform are reportedly set to be equipped with built-in encrypted text messaging feature allowing for secure communications. (more…)Google+
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Google is building a toolkit to help developers create Chrome apps for Android and iOS. The company is also trying to port their existing Chrome apps to both mobile platforms. According to The Next Web, the company is trying to put together: Chrome Packaged App for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS. (more…)Google+
- HTC’s new smartphones leave a lot to be desired
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 shipments cross 10 million in three months
- HTC launches Desire 501, Desire 601 and Desire 700 in India, prices start at Rs 16,890
- Qualcomm’s first 64-bit chipset targets Rs 10,000 4G LTE smartphones for China and India
- Nokia BH-121 aka Guru Bluetooth stereo headset launched
Since launching a month back, Android 4.4 KitKat is slowly yet steadily making its presence felt in the Android world. According to the latest Android dashboard, which reveals the distribution of the OS, Android 4.4 KitKat is currently running on 1.1 percent of active smartphones. (more…)Google+
After going live on the Play Store less than three weeks back, the CyanogenMod Installer app has been taken down. The developer team voluntarily removed the app after Google accused them of having violated the Play Store’s terms of service. (more…)Google+
Google has confirmed that it indeed is working on adding support for RAW images as well as the burst mode in the Android’s latest camera API. Google’s spokesperson Gina Scigliano told CNET that “Android’s latest camera HAL (hardware abstraction layer) and framework supports raw and burst-mode photography.” The new camera API is yet not available for use, but the company has said that it will soon be made available for the third party developers to allow them to work on apps with better c...
Google is reportedly working on an improved camera API for Android which will add support for RAW photos and bring some noticeable changes in the camera features like burst mode and face detection among other. Arstechnica spotted these features mentioned on the Google source code for Android. With the support for RAW images, the default camera API will allow taking images in uncompressed form, and offer better exposure, color reproduction and other camera related settings. Nokia was the first to introduce the...
At a time when popular exclusive apps are expanding their presence to other platforms, reports coming in from China suggest that Nokia’s Music app is following on the same path. A leaked training manual courtesy of CTechcn.com (via PhoneArena) suggests that Nokia is reportedly on the verge of releasing a web app version of Nokia Music for iOS and Android devices. (more…)Google+
Many might complain about being hounded by Candy Crush Saga invitations on Facebook, but there’s no denying the game’s increasing popularity. Developer King has revealed (via The Next Web) the extent of its popularity when it announced that the game has been downloaded more than half a billion times across Android, iOS and Facebook. (more…)Google+
It’s no secret that Steve Jobs did not have much affinity for his mobile competition at Google, going so far as to say he would destroy Android, which he considered to be a product that was stolen from Apple. His attacks appear to have been even more personal as Fred Vogelstein’s book, Dogfight: How Apple And Google Went To War And Started a Revolution reveals. Business Insider notes one especially provocative quote in which Jobs refers to Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, as a “big, arrogant f...
Moments ago Google announced it is rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013 models) as well as the Nexus 10 starting today. We expect it to be a staggered roll-out so it could be a few days before the update shows up on your tablet but do check for the software update from the settings menu. Google has also mentioned that the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 3G version will get the update soon. (more…)Google+
All of Google’s marketing clout hasn’t been enough to reduce Samsung’s total dominance of its Android platform. The latest data from Localytics estimate that Samsung devices now account for 63.3 percent of all Android devices in the entire world, a dominant share that has left rival manufacturers far behind. (more…)Google+
Microsoft would love to sell more Windows Phones but you get the feeling that it doesn’t mind seeing Android do well either, especially if it means billions of dollars in free money every year. Per Business Insider, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund estimates in a new research note that Microsoft makes a whopping $2 billion a year in revenue every year simply from collecting patent royalties from Android vendors. Sherlund says that Microsoft’s margin on Android-related patent royalties is around 95%, wh...