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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YouTube for Android updated with Autoplay feature, here’s how you can disable it

By on May 5, 2016 at 7:17 PM.

YouTube for Android updated with Autoplay feature, here’s how you can disable it

Google has updated its YouTube for Android app with the Autoplay feature. Already available on desktop version, the Auto Play plays the next video once you have finished watching the current video. In simpler words, if the Autoplay is enabled, the next top related song, scene, documentary, or whatever related to what you are watching will be played by YouTube automatically. More →
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Android Marshmallow 6.0 adoption steadily rises but Lollipop, KitKat continue to rule the roost

By on May 4, 2016 at 3:23 PM.

Android Marshmallow 6.0 adoption steadily rises but Lollipop, KitKat continue to rule the roost

Six months after its release, Google’s mobile OS, Android Marshmallow 6.0 is slowly and steadily making its mark. Last month, it took a big leap to 4.6 percent, nearly doubling the share from 2.3 percent. While the same didn’t happen this month, the distribution numbers collected on May 2 shows a notable jump to 7.5 percent mark, Google has revealed. More →
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Juggernaut Books Android app review: Tailor made for Indian readers and writers

By on April 22, 2016 at 5:21 PM.

Juggernaut Books Android app review: Tailor made for Indian readers and writers

Life in a city is hectic and there's barely time to breathe when juggling between family and work. It is little wonder then smartphones have become such an important tool for entertainment purposes. Notice how many people watch TV series or movies on their phones when in buses or trains. Even book lovers are now gradually shifting to the likes of Kindle and e-books stores on Android and iOS. While Google Play Books, iBooks and Kindle are already growing in popularity, a new app called Juggernaut Books has launched in India. The app already has grabbed a lot of attention with its association with actor Sunny Leone, who makes her debut as an author on the platform. We have spent some time with the app, and here's our review. More →
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Counter-Strike 1.6 with multiplayer support ported to Android, here’s how to play it

By on April 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

Counter-Strike 1.6 with multiplayer support ported to Android, here’s how to play it

Gamers rejoice! Whether you’re an online gamer or have been a part of LAN gaming sessions, you may be already familiar with Counter-Strike 1.6. It is a widely played game on Steam by gamers from across the globe. While the popular car racing game Need for Speed Most Wanted has officially made its way to Android and iOS, Counter-Strike 1.6 hasn’t. Now, a crafty developer has successfully managed to port the full PC game to Android, bringing back the nostalgia of this great first person shooter on your smartphone. More →
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Google Voice Access launched in beta, lets one use their Android smartphones with just their voice

By on April 12, 2016 at 2:32 PM.

Google Voice Access launched in beta, lets one use their Android smartphones with just their voice

Google is testing a new feature called Voice Access that enables one to use the smartphone through voice commands. Google disclosed this feature while elaborating on new tools that make its services easily accessible to people with visual and other imparity. Google also says that its new feature will be is integrated in Android N via Vision Settings, which enables users to control settings such as magnification, font size, display size and TalkBack for easier set up. Google’s Voice Access is currently in beta mode and is expected to roll out soon. More →
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