All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android’

That Nokia Android Phone Might Be Unveiled This Month

Last month, it was revealed that Nokia may be working on an Android device. The news was surprising considering Nokia’s commitment to the Windows Phone platform as well as the company now being owned by Microsoft. According to a new report, the phone, known as Normandy, is very real and will be unveiled later this month. The Wall Street Journal …

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Mozilla Is Building A Firefox Launcher For Android

Firefox OS is doing pretty well for itself in emerging markets thanks to its ability to run on low-end hardware that’s very affordable. That very reason may be why we probably won’t see Firefox OS in the U.S. anytime soon thanks to our desire to own flagship devices. Firefox OS fans will be happy to know then that they can …

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HTC One Successor Leaked Via Twitter [Rumor]

The HTC One was one of the best reviewed phones of 2013, but it wasn’t anywhere near the best selling. Regardless, HTC will be back at it again in 2014 with a successor codenamed M8. We don’t know much about the device just yet, but a recent leak seems to suggest that it will be very similar to the award …

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Jelly Bean Now On Over 60 Percent Of Android Devices

In January, it was revealed that Jelly Bean was on nearly 60 percent of all Android devices. The huge bump in Jelly Bean devices could be attributed to a healthy holiday period for Android. With the holidays over, one might assume that Jelly Bean’s growth would slow down. As you may have heard once or twice, it’s never good to …

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Chromecast SDK Is Finally Out Of Beta

Last July, Google invaded the living room in a big way with Chromecast – a little HDMI dongle that streamed content to your television from an Android device. It was and still is a big hit thanks to its affordable $35 asking price, but developers weren’t so keen on it thanks to Google only letting select partners build apps. In …

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Scentee Wants To Make Your Phone Smell Like A Rose

In May of last year, Japanese company ChatPerf introduced the Scentee – a smartphone accessory that shoots out puffs of scented vapor. It was a bizarre product, but the kind of product that some consumers would really go for. If you happen to like the idea of puffing strawberry vapor out of your phone, your dreams are now a reality. …

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Ouya Gets A Better Controller, Twice The Storage

Last year, the Ouya set out to do something in the world of game consoles that had never been attempted before. They wanted to create an open platform that anybody could publish on thus opening game development to the masses. Well, it was certainly a nice idea, but a combination of lackluster support from developers and subpar hardware made the …

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Facebook Introduces Bolts To Ease Mobile Development

Mobile development is made so much easier when you have an SDK to work from. Facebook’s mobile SDKs for iOS and Android are some of the best in the biz, and now the social network is making parts of it open source. Facebook announced today that Bolts – a “collection of low-level libraries designed to make developing mobile apps easier” …

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Google-less Android Smartphone Segment Growing

The openness of Google’s Android platform has been both a blessing and a curse for the mobile industry. The software is free for manufacturers to use, allowing them to focus on hardware while decreasing development costs for mobile device software. At the same time, though, the many different versions of Android can make compatibility a nightmare for app developers. Either …

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Bing Rewards Now Supports Mobile Browsers

Bing Rewards began as a program to entice users to use Bing over the competition for their daily search needs. As a user searches every day on Bing, they accrue credits that can then be spent on gift cards and physical items or they can even donate their credits to a charity. Now the same program is making its way …

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab Designed For Students

As the tablet market matures in the U.S., manufacturers will have to start looking for alternative revenue streams. Apple has already demonstrated that education is a sure fire way to increase sales of tablets with schools all over the nation adopting iPads for use in the classroom. Samsung is now heading down the same path. At FETC 2014, Samsung announced …

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Here’s What You Can Do With Twitter On Android Now (And iPhone Soon)

Twitter announced some updates to its mobile apps to give users some new photo editing options and quick access to more content. The new photo editing capabilities allow you to crop by selecting an aspect (like square or wide), and rotate an image before you share it. It will also provide a reminder to @mention your friends when you upload …

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