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Android Nougat adoption is pretty poor

Android Nougat has been out for quite some time now but so far, third-party Android smartphone manufacturers have been fairly slow to adopt the new version and begin pushing it out. In fact, the situation is quite bad, with just 1.2 percent of Android users running the Nougat update, despite …

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Google’s Android antitrust deadline extended

Back in April, the European Commission officially filed its anti-trust complaint against Google in regards to Android and its pre-installed apps and services. At the time, Google was given until the 27th of July to refute the complaint but ended up nabbing an extention, bringing the deadline to the 7th …

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Android 7.0 Nougat will start rolling out today

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Just as rumours previously predicted, Google is kicking off the rollout of Android Nougat today, with the OS update coming to the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P. On top of that though, the update is also coming to the Pixel C tablet, which wasn’t previously mentioned. Android 7.0 is a …

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It looks like Android Nougat might release next week

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Google kickstarted Android Nougat’s development a lot earlier than expected this year and back in June, one of the final beta releases for the OS came out. Now, it looks like Android Nougat is ready for its public release, which could happen next week according to new reports. Apparently, Android …

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Russia is fining Google for pre-installing apps on Android

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Google can’t seem to escape its antitrust battles, not only are they under investigation by the European Commission but Russia also had a bone to pick with the search provider over pre-installed Android apps. Now, Google has been hit by a $6.75 million fine in Russia, for requiring pre-installed apps …

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Cyanogen Android ROM failures lead to job losses

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It would seem that trouble is brewing over at Cyanogen, who have reportedly cut jobs from the Android ROM section of the business after failing to gain mainstream popularity through partnerships with the likes of OnePlus and Microsoft. There is also word of Cyanogen shifting its focus from its OS …

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Google might be building its own Nexus Smartwatch

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It seems that things in the Android Wear smartwatch world have slowed down a bit lately but this week, reports have begun circulating suggesting that Google is currently working on two of its own smartwatches, set to launch under the Nexus brand. This isn’t the first time that we have …

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Google has officially named Android N

Following on from earlier news that Android N is nearing its final release, Google has officially settled on a final name for its latest OS. After fielding some suggestions from the public, Google has decided that the next version of Android should be known as Android Nougat. Google first announced …

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It looks like Android N is nearing release

Google has gone ahead and pushed out the fourth Android N developer preview this week, which means we should be nearing a public release for the still yet to be named OS update. The fourth developer preview update adds in some finalised APIs and the final SDK for developers, there …

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Google wants help naming Android N

Over the years, Google has had no problem coming up with names for its many different flavours of Android, we’ve had Gingerbread, Froyo, Ice Cream Sandwhich and even KitKat but this year, the company wants a little public input before coming up with a final name for Android N. At …

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EU issues formal antitrust complaint against Android

Earlier this week we got news that the European Commission was in the final stages of its Android antitrust investigation, taking on formal complaints from companies that feel that Google has abused its market position with the Android OS. The process went quicker than expected as the commission has notified …

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Someone got Counter-Strike running on a Android smartphone

You can do a lot with smart devices these days and while it is always interesting to see Minecraft or Half-Life running on a smartwatch, it is obviously not particularly playable. However, you can play Counter-Strike 1.6 now on an Android smartphone, with all of the necessary controls and everything. …

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