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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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Outlook app for iOS and Android released

Outlook-for-iOS-and-Android

Microsoft has just released its new Outlook apps for both iOS and Android devices, and already, it has risen above Gmail and other similar productivity apps in the iOS store. While it has been based on the Acompli app that Microsoft bought at the end of last year, this new re-branded …

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Microsoft may invest in Android spin-off developer

Microsoft’s take on the mobile industry hasn’t ever been particularly strong. It has rebounded a little with its Nokia purchase and the recent Windows Phone push, but it is far and away the second fiddle and third wheel of the industry dominated by iOS and Android handsets. However that may …

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Alibaba sinks $10 million into OUYA Android console

OUYA

The OUYA console started its life as one of Kickstarters most successful projects back in 2012, raising over $8.6 million from backers and blazing past its $950,000 goal in less than a 8 hours. Since then the $99 Android console has been though a few ups and downs, it has been …

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Google may stop selling Google Play Edition devices

It looks like Google may unfortunately be giving up on its Google Play Edition program, which saw popular Android devices re-released with stock Android pre-installed and fully unlocked. Devices to be included in the program included the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S5. SlashGear was the first to notice …

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Whatsapp web messenger launches

Whatsapp web app

Today Whatsapp made a new web app available for its popular messaging client that will allow you to talk to your contacts from your desktop browser. While this currently only works in Google Chrome, support for other browsers is planned and should be available soon. Once your phone is linked to …

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MEGA launches new smartphone apps, beta testing MegaChat

The MEGA encrypted file locker service is now looking to expand into more mobile marketplaces, by launching its new swathe of updated smartphone applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. On top of that though, the company founder Kim Dotcom has also announced an ongoing beta to use MegaChat, the …

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HTC may launch its next flagship smartphone in March

HTC’s One (M7) and One (M8) flagship devices have been incredibly well received and were an integral part in turning around the company’s fortunes. HTC is hoping to continue this winning streak with this year’s HTC One flagship, which is due to launch on the 1st of March. HTC just sent …

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Google’s Project Ara gets an update

Google has detailed new developments on Project Ara, the company’s modular smartphone concept. At a Module Developers Conference this week, the company said that it plans to launch the product as a pilot later this year in Puerto Rico in order to get a feel for the market. This Project …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 finally gets Android Lollipop update

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally starting to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Samsung began rolling out the latest version of Google’s OS earlier this week, these updates usually happen in waves so some people may not have access just yet but it won’t take too long. As always, …

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Android bug leaves non-KitKat devices vulnerable

A new Android bug is exposing around one billion devices due to a security vulnerability. This bug only affects phones and tablets that are running versions of Android that are older than 4.4 Kit Kat, which is just under one billion devices in total. The vulnerability was spotted by security …

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NZXT to launch DOKO PC streaming box

NZXT is now targeting PC gaming in the living room thanks to its new PC game streaming box, the DOKO. The micro-console was announced today and will stream desktop titles to your TV at full 1080p resolution for $99. The box isn’t only intended for gamers though, it is capable …

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Samsung introduces Galaxy A7 5.5 Inch smartphone

Samsung has officially introduced its new smartphone, the Galaxy A7, the successor to last year’s Galaxy Alpha, which was recently rumored to be discontinued in favor of a new device. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is the latest device in the series, following the low end A3 and A5 smartphones. The …

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Google Now may soon start talking back to you

Google Now may soon start talking back to you thanks to voice notifications and third-party app support, according to some unused code found in the latest updates for both Android and iOS. It also looks like Google is looking for a way to better integrate the Chrome browser with Android …

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