This Android kit can turns smartphone into ‘Game Boy’

By on June 21, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

This Android kit can turns smartphone into ‘Game Boy’

A US-based video game peripherals company has designed a kit that can turn your Android smartphone into hand-held consoles that can play "Game Boy" and "Game Boy Color" games, a media report said. Designed by Hyperkin, the $60 "Smart Boy Development Kit" is available for pre-orders and will start shipping from December 1, tech website wired.com reported. More →
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Google’s senior executive hints Android N could be called Nutella

By on June 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Google’s senior executive hints Android N could be called Nutella

Last month Google invited everyone to suggest a name for its next iteration of Android. The company had set up a dedicated website for users to submit their suggestions. Google's crowdsourcing campaign for the Android N name ended a week ago, and final names that made it the final are Nutella, Neyyappam, Naankhatai and Nuts + Nachos among others. Even as we wait for the final announcement, Android's senior VP Hiroshi Lockheimer has hinted that the next Android version could be called Nutella. More →
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Mobile lock-screen ransomware threatening Android Smart TVs

By on June 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Mobile lock-screen ransomware threatening Android Smart TVs

After bugging smartphones and other devices, a mobile lock-screen ransomware is now threatening Android-powered Smart TVs, security software company Trend Micro International said on Wednesday. Ransomware is a type of malware that renders the victim's computer or specific files unusable and demands a ransom from the victim in return for a cryptographic key which can be used to restore the computer or decrypt the encrypted files. More →
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Google’s Android Nearby feature will suggest apps to use based on your location

By on June 10, 2016 at 4:45 PM.

Google’s Android Nearby feature will suggest apps to use based on your location

In what is Google's way of ensuring users have better access to relevant apps, it has today launched a new feature called 'Nearby'. The feature essentially suggests users what apps they should use, based on their current location. In theory, this feature will put an end to the need to search for a particular app on Google Play Store when you are out. The Nearby feature works on smartphones running on Android KitKat 4.4 and above, and is being rolled out as a part of the Google Play Service update. More →
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From Neyyappam to Nankhatai to Naan; Google ends crowdsourcing campaign for Android N name

By on June 8, 2016 at 7:36 PM.

From Neyyappam to Nankhatai to Naan; Google ends crowdsourcing campaign for Android N name

Google’s crowdsourcing effort for naming its upcoming operating system has ended today. Last year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai hinted during his India visit that the company would take suggestions from users to decide the final name of Android N. At I/O conference last month, Google started a poll to take suggestions from Android users to name Android N. More →
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WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app on Android: Survey

By on May 27, 2016 at 6:20 PM.

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app on Android: Survey

Digital analytics firm Similar Web has released a survey about the top instant messaging apps across the world. The report is based on Android users across 187 countries. Not much to our surprise, WhatsApp was rated as the world's most popular instant messaging app. According to the survey, WhatsApp was leader in 107 countries, which is about 55.6 percent of the world. WhatsApp led in countries like Brazil, Mexico, India and Russia, and several countries in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. More →
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Kerala government campaigning to get Android N named ‘Neyyappam’

By on May 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM.

Kerala government campaigning to get Android N named ‘Neyyappam’

Google got everyone busy on the Internet a few days ago, asking them to suggest names for the latest Android version -- Android N. People were pretty active on social media, especially Twitter to suggest names. While Nutella was a popular one, Indians were not going to be left behind, and one of the names suggested is Neyyappam, a South Indian sweet dish. Neyyappam may be a front-runner given the fact that it was mentioned on the official page of 'Name Android N'. More →
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Google I/O 2016 live: Android Instant Apps let you use apps without needing to install them

By on May 19, 2016 at 12:45 AM.

Google I/O 2016 live: Android Instant Apps let you use apps without needing to install them

Google is working on a very interesting feature that it calls 'Android Instant Apps'. Showcased at the ongoing Google I/O 2016 keynote, this feature essentially runs an Android app on a smartphone without actually having to install it. In simpler terms, Google will basically be streaming an app on a device. More →
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F-Secure partners TCL to protect Android users with online privacy, encryption

By on May 11, 2016 at 3:53 PM.

F-Secure partners TCL to protect Android users with online privacy, encryption

European cyber security provider F-Secure has teamed up with Chinese smartphone manufacturer TCL Corporation to help Android users take control of their online privacy. A new agreement between F-Secure and TCL will see F-Secure's award-winning "Freedome" virtual private network (VPN) pre-installed on TCL's Android smartphones and tablets. More →
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NRRI launches riceXpert app for Android to help farmers

By on May 11, 2016 at 3:10 PM.

NRRI launches riceXpert app for Android to help farmers

National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) has developed a mobile app for Android called riceXpert that will provide information related to farm practices, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday. The Android app, listed on Google Play, provides information to farmers in real-time on insect pests, nutrients, weeds, nematodes and disease-related problems, rice varieties for different ecologies, farm implements for different field and post harvest operations, he said. More →
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