Nokia HERE maps now available for all Android devices running Jelly Bean or higher

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:52 AM.

Nokia HERE maps now available for all Android devices running Jelly Bean or higher

Last month Nokia announced its plans to release its iconic HERE maps to Android and iOS devices. On HERE maps' website earlier this morning the company announced the availability of a beta version of its maps app that works with any device running on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or above. More →
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Gmail 5.0 for Android embraces Material Design, adds support for Yahoo and Outlook emails

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:31 AM.

Gmail 5.0 for Android embraces Material Design, adds support for Yahoo and Outlook emails

In addition to the graphical revamp, the Gmail 5.0 app will finally allow Android users to add non-Gmail accounts such as Yahoo and Outlook to the email client. According to Android Police, users will be able to read and answer emails from their non-Gmail accounts. More →
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Google clones Flappy Bird for its Android 5.0 Lollipop Easter egg [video]

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:08 PM.

Google clones Flappy Bird for its Android 5.0 Lollipop Easter egg [video]

Google is known to give small treats for Android users, which are hidden in the SDK for developers to discover. Android 5.0 Lollipop is no different, but the Easter egg found in the latest operating system is a pleasant surprise. More →
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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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Recent management shift at Google suggests further merging between Chrome OS and Android

By on October 20, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

Recent management shift at Google suggests further merging between Chrome OS and Android

Over the years Google’s mobile operating system Android, and desktop operating system Chrome OS have come closer, and a recent management shift inside Google campus suggests further merging between the two. According to Wall Street Journal, Google’s vice president of engineering for Android mobile-operating system Hiroshi Lockheimer is now also overseeing the engineering team behind Chrome OS. 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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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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Dropbox-owned Mailbox for Mac opens public beta to all users

By on October 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM.

Dropbox-owned Mailbox for Mac opens public beta to all users

The newly launched email client Mailbox, which received overwhelming response when it made its official debut on Mac in August is now available to anyone to give it a try without waiting in line, the company announced on Twitter earlier today. The Dropbox-owned email application is still in its beta phase, however, new users are no longer required to have “betacodes” to start using the service. 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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