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Nokia may return to smartphone market

Nokia Corp. is plotting its return to the market of smartphones and tablets, a media report suggests. This time, however, the company will not manufacture its handsets itself, but will develop devices that will be made and distributed by other companies. In accordance with its agreement with Microsoft, Nokia does …

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Google responds to anti-trust accusations from EU

Google has officially responded to the European Commission’s accusations that the company is hurting online competition and engaging in anti-trust business practices by promoting its own products or services. Just yesterday, the EU Commission escalated its long running anti-trust case against Google, so the company now has to either prove …

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OnePlus might release two handsets this year

We already know that the OnePlus Two is on the way, we even know a few early details about the device. However, it looks like OnePlus might be preparing a second smartphone to launch this year as well, the new device in question will apparently be cheaper than the flagship …

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Hearthstone has finally arrived for smartphones

After months of waiting and long after the game’s release on tablets and PC, Hearthstone is finally available for smartphones. Blizzard’s addictive card game opened up to Android and iOS smartphones last night, with a redesigned user interface to scale perfectly with screens of all sizes. The free to play …

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Google accused of abusing online dominance by EU

The European Commission has been critical of Google and its business practices for some time now but today, it finally launched its official investigation in to the company on anti-trust grounds, accusing Google of abusing its online dominance to unfairly promote its own products and services. In a statement of …

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Cyanogen OS 12 has hit the OnePlus One

OnePlus One owners will start receiving a substantial software update today as the Cyanogen OS 12 update has begun rolling out, bringing with it Android Lollipop features and design elements. Cyanogen OS 12 has been in the making for quite some time. The update is already rolling out to OnePlus …

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There is now an unofficial KitGuru app for iOS

We have a pretty strong community of readers here at KitGuru, although there is one thing that we are consistently asked for- an application for smartphones. Well, one of you guys decided to make it happen, so now there is an unofficial KitGuru app for iOS. This offering was made …

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Apparently Google cut Android malware in half last year

Google began cracking down on Android malware pretty heavily last year and it seems to have paid off as apparently, Google has managed to cut the amount of malware hitting its mobile OS down by half. Additionally, Google also says that only 1 per cent of Android devices managed to …

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Nvidia Tegra X1 to power desktops, notebooks, tablets, portable consoles

Unveiled early this year, Tegra X1 system-on-chip from Nvidia Corp. was positioned mainly for automotive applications. However, given rather serious processing horsepower it has, it can be used for many other devices. In fact, according to recent leaks and listings, Nvidia and its partners plan to use the Tegra X1 …

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Android Wear can now track down your phone

A new update to the Android Wear operating system has now added in a ‘find my phone’ feature, allowing you to track your device’s whereabouts should you find yourself missing it. Google initially launched the Android Device Manager back in 2013, allowing Android users to locate their devices. This functionality …

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Google Play now uses PEGI ratings for apps

The Google Play store is going to begin using the PEGI rating system for its games in Europe, it has been announced. This comes as part of a coalition between PEGI and other age rating systems across the world, known as the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC). The group of …

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Cortana may also be coming to Android and iOS

The Windows 10 digital assistant, Cortana, may end up landing on iOS and Android following the official launch of Microsoft’s latest operating system, which will attempt to unify its devices and form a better ecosystem. Bringing Cortana to other mobile operating systems would git in well with the company’s new devices …

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Android 5.1 has started rolling out to Nexus devices

Google has officially started rolling out its latest Android update, Android 5.1, to Nexus devices. The update was previously available on selected Android One smartphones, with several changes and enhancements to the operating system. Google revealed its update notes on the Android Blog (Via 9to5Google). There is now support for …

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Google might be working on a VR version of Android

Android may soon be hitting virtual reality headsets as Google has apparently tasked a group of engineers with developing a version of the operating system that can power virtual reality applications. The team currently consists of ‘tens of engineers’, according to the Wall Street Journal report. The report cites two …

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Sony: We will not sell smartphone division

Just several weeks after chief executive of Sony said that the company could sell off its money losing smartphone business unit, the head of the division denied such plan. According to him, the handset unit is very important for the company. “At the beginning of February there was speculation about …

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Google to launch Android Pay

Google is finally ready to compete with Apple Pay with its own mobile payments system, dubbed ‘Android Pay’. Previous rumors suggested that Google would be launching its own mobile payments platform soon, which is now confirmed. This all comes shortly after we heard that Google was working with carriers to …

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Judge throws out two class-action lawsuits against Google

A California court has decided to dismiss two class-action lawsuits against Google, which accused the company of bad business practises, despite a lack of evidence. Eventually, it was decided that the plaintiffs could not sufficiently support their claims. The first class action lawsuit claimed that because Google has other Android device …

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Qualcomm has made a Snapdragon 4K streaming stick

Qualcomm has announced its new entry in to the streaming market with its new Snapdragon-based Chromecast competitor, capable of streaming 4K. Unfortunately, Qualcomm’s streaming stick won’t be made available to consumers and is instead there as a reference design for third-parties to license out. Third-party manufacturers will be able to …

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App allows Android devices to use PS4 remote play

An unofficial Android app has made it possible to use the PS4 Remote Play feature on non-Sony devices. Sony initially launched an official app bringing the functionality to Xperia devices but it looks like someone got a hold of it and unlocked its functionality. The unofficial PS4 remote play app …

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iOS 8 now found on 72 per cent of devices

iOS 8 had a bit of a slow start but the adoption rate is finally starting to climb up at a faster rate with almost three-quarters of all iOS devices now running the latest version, which Apple launched last year alongside the new iPhone 6. Based on the latest statistics …

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Only 1.6% of Android phones run Lollipop

Android versions

Android 5.0 (or “Lollipop” as its known) has been out for over 3 months now and unfortunately despite the massive improvements over earlier version of Android, it is hardly managing to make a dent in the overall Android picture. Even the long since supported Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” has over four times …

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