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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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The Nexus 9 just got a pretty nice price cut

If you have been after an Android tablet this year then the Nexus 9 just became a much more attractive option for UK customers after receiving a hefty price cut. The Nexus 9 is made by HTC and originally launched last year alongside the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Google used …

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The Pebble Time smartwatch is now available in the UK

Pebble found success a couple of years ago after successfully crowd funding its smartwatch and it seems things have only gone up since then. Earlier this year, the company went for another round of crowd funding, this time in order to create its next smartwatch, the Pebble Time, which was funded …

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We now know when Fallout Shelter should arrive on Android

A couple of weeks back at E3, Bethesda announced its new little mobile game, Fallout Shelter, whilst also showing off tons of new Fallout 4 footage. While Fallout Shelter is a neat little mobile time killer and has been received very well, it is currently limited to iOS users, leaving …

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Android M might not come to the Nexus 4, 7 or 10

It looks like Google might end up leaving Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 users out with its new version of Android this year. Google officially discontinued the Nexus 4 along with the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets some time ago and despite their popularity, it looks like they …

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These are the specs of BlackBerry’s rumoured Android device

Last week, we got wind of rumours suggesting that in an effort to become competitive in the market again, BlackBerry may jump ship from its own operating system to Android with a future smartphone. Now, it looks like we have some leaked specifications, letting us know what BlackBerry is apparently …

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Google now offering five figure bounties for Android bugs

Bounties have proved an affective way of tackling security issues with software in the past, since it incentivises the kind of people who hunt out such things to report them, rather than using it to disrupt service or exploit people. Google has clearly been paying attention to that, as it’s …

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HTC: We will not merge with Asustek Computer

As expected, HTC Corp. said that it will not even consider merging with Asustek Computer. Despite losses of market share, HTC is confident that it will be able to recapture lost positions eventually as an independent company. “[HTC] has not made any contact with Asus regarding this matter, and it …

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Torchlight is heading to Android and iOS

Torchlight, the fairly high-rated action RPG for PC, is getting a mobile version for Android and iOS. The developer behind the new title in the series, Perfect World, revealed its plans today for Torchlight Mobile, a new RPG set in the same world as the first two Torchlight games. Just …

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BlackBerry might make an Android device

BlackBerry is still kicking around somehow, though it isn’t hanging on to much of the market at all. Now, the Canadian phone maker might go ahead and join the Android market, leaving BlackBerry OS behind in order to be more competitive in the Android and iOS dominated smartphone market. According …

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Android facing more anti-trust complaints

Google is facing more anti-trust complaints regarding Android. The European Commission is already investigating Google over its mobile operating system due to concerns that it promotes its own apps over its competitors and now, complaints have arisen suggesting that Google is abusing its dominance in the market. This particular complaint …

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