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Google is launching Android Pay today

Google has been preparing its second attempt at breaking in to mobile payments following the success and adoption of Apple Pay. Google’s new implementation is called ‘Android Pay’ and it is launching today in the US, with support for phones running Android 4.4 KitKat and above. The new app will …

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Amazon is pulling the plug on the Fire Phone

Amazon is finally going to stop selling its Fire Phone this year. The retailer jumped in to the saturated Android smartphone market last year but failed to really grab the attention of critics or consumers, most people just didn’t care that the phone existed so as you can imagine, Amazon …

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Dodgy Android app takes selfies and demands $500 ransom

There is some new ransomware on the block for Android users. It turns out that there is currently a dodgy app called ‘Adult Player’ floating around. It’s an app that lures users in by offering porn but once opened, it takes a picture using the phone’s front facing camera, locks …

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We may have the Nexus 5 release date

The Nexus 5 is on the way, with an announcement reportedly pencilled in for the end of this month. We have already heard plenty about Google and LG’s latest collaboration and now, it looks like we may have a release date as well. We are expecting the new Nexus announcement …

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BlackBerry is buying out a competitor for $425 million

It turns out that despite its descending place in the smartphone market, BlackBerry still has enough cash left over to acquire other companies. This week, BlackBerry announced that it is buying out Good Technology, a company that has been competing with BlackBerry for quite some time. Good Technology focussed on …

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Nintendo’s first iOS/Android game is Pokemon Shuffle

Back at the start of the year, Nintendo finally announced its intention to start making games for mobile devices, after years of losing out on the market to emulators and ROMs. The company hired outside firm, DeNa to handle its mobile titles and now we know what game is set …

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Cortana for Android is now in public beta

We have been hearing about Cortana’s eventual arrival on Android for months now. While an early version of the digital assistant for Android leaked just ahead of the Windows 10 launch last month, you can now get your hands on the app officially, as Microsoft has launched the public beta. …

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Android M is now Android Marshmallow

The final name for Google’s next big version of Android has been revealed. Android M will now be known as Android Marshmallow, the company announced today, unveiling a statue of the Android mascot holding a marshmallow. The new version of Android is set to be an improvement over last year’s …

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Google launches second patch for Stagefright bug

Google has gone ahead and launched a second patch for the Stagefright bug in Android, which had the potential to affect hundreds of millions of Android devices. Google’s first attempt to fix the bug apparently failed to do so, but thanks to security firm, Exodus Intelligence, everything should now be …

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Fallout Shelter is now available on Android

Update 2: Fallout Shelter is now officially out on Android. If you head over to the Google Play Store you should be able to download and install it. Or you can just hit this link, HERE. The Fallout themed game has been out on iOS for a few months now …

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Cortana on Android can now replace Google Now as default

It seems that Microsoft has found a way to allow its Cortana app to have deeper integration with Android as the halo-themed digital assistant can now replace Google Now. Cortana for Android is still in beta, having launched last month but it already does a lot of the same tasks …

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Google and Samsung plan monthly security updates for Android

Android is great for many things but unfortunately, security isn’t really on that list. However, Google and Samsung are looking to improve things by providing monthly over the air updates to device owners, patching up security holes and tackling the problem head on. Google announced its monthly OTA update scheme …

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Microsoft is open-sourcing its iOS to Windows porting tools

Back in April this year at Microsoft’s annual Build conference, the company revealed that Windows 10 would be able to run Android and iOS apps with a little bit of tweaking. Now that Windows 10 is out, Microsoft is releasing its porting tools to the public and making them open-source …

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Razer’s Android gamepad is now available

Razer continues its step in to the world of Android gaming with the Razer Serval, the peripheral maker’s new controller for smartphone games. The controller looks similar to Razer’s Xbox controllers in many ways, which isn’t a bad thing, if there is one thing Razer really excels at, it’s appealing …

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Android is getting an official Reddit app

Reddit is often referred to as the front page of the internet and for good reason, the site gets a ton of traffic. However, the site has had a pretty limited presence on smartphones and mobile devices, though that is set to change as an official Android app is in …

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Microsoft is making its own Android launcher

Microsoft has opened up to working with Android over the last year or two. The company is all set to bring Cortana to Android when Windows 10 launches and now it is working on its own Android Launcher, which could end up being its most significant step in to Android …

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Razer buys Ouya’s software, storefront – drops hardware

Ouya is a great example that a successful Kickstarter campaign does not necessarily lead to a successful product. Despite its little Android console offering a decent game library, small form factor hardware and an innovative store-front, it just didn’t take off. Now though it will have a chance to live …

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Ouya is now officially part of Razer

Back in June, investment bank, Mesa Global, put a listing on its site that said Ouya had in-fact been acquired by Razer. However, neither Razer or Ouya has acknowledged this or issues a confirmation until today. Ouya is now officially a part of Razer. Why was Razer interested in acquiring …

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Fallout Shelter on Android has a release date

Update: We have some news for those of you with Android smartphones, Fallout Shelter now has a Google Play Store release date, following a fairly lengthy iOS exclusive period. Android smartphone users will be able to download Fallout Shelter on the 13th of August, according to reports coming straight out …

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Cortana for Android has leaked early

A while back, Microsoft revealed that it would be bringing its Cortana virtual assistant app to both iOS and Android in addition to Windows Phone and Windows 10. The app has already been available for Windows Phone users for quite some time now but over the weekend, Android users got …

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Apparently Samsung wants to compete with Hololens

Samsung was swift to jump in to the virtual reality game, getting Oculus on board to build its GearVR headset for use with Galaxy smartphones. Now rumours are suggesting that Samsung wants to get in to augmented reality as well, with a head display product designed to compete with Microsoft’s …

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New leak points to more OnePlus 2 specs

The OnePlus 2 is due to be announced at the end of this month with a live streamed conference set to be broadcast in virtual reality for those who have a Google Cardboard headset. We were already expecting a Snapdragon 810 processor and USB Type-C support but now a new …

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