All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android’

Amazon Set To Release Game Console In 2014 [Report]

In August of last year, we got word that Amazon was going to enter the fairly new Android game console market. The device would help the company get a better foothold in the living room by offering a device that played games, movies and music. We haven’t heard much about it since then, but a recent report indicates that the …

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LG To Unveil G Pro 2 At MWC 2014 [Report]

In 2013, LG released two flagship mobile devices – the G2 and Nexus 5. While we’re not likely to see a G2 or new Nexus 5 anytime soon, the company will reportedly be unveiling a new high-end smartphone at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. ET News (as translated by Droid Life) is reporting that LG will unveil the …

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Here’s A Closer Look At The LG G Flex

2014 will either be the year of the wearable or the year of the flexible display. Until manufacturers can combine both into a single product, they’re going to try to sell you one or the other. While Samsung has both a wearable and a flexible display on tap for 2014, LG may be going the solo route with the LG …

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Google Details Google Drive Android API

Earlier this month, Google upgraded Google Play Services to version 4.1. One of the big features in this latest upgrade was the inclusion of a Google Drive Android API. Now Google has offered more details on what it says provides developers “a faster, seamless experience that enables your apps to integrate with the Drive backend within minutes.” To start us …

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Microsoft, Nokia Might Be Making An Android Device

Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services business in what appeared to be an effort to make its own Windows Phone hardware going forward. While Microsoft will still continue making Windows Phones under the Nokia brand, it looks like the two companies will be making an Android device as well. The always trustworthy @evleaks was on Twitter today again …

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Samsung Unveils The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

At CES earlier this month, Samsung announced two mega tablets – the Galaxy note Pro and the Galaxy Tab Pro. Both tablets feature a 12.2-inch display and will no doubt appeal to the luxury tech user who demands large displays. What about the user who wants an affordable, smaller option though? Well, Samsung may have just the thing for them. …

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Sony Announces Two New Xperia Smartphones

At CES, Sony announced its latest flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z1s. While Xperia fans no doubt appreciated finally getting a new phone from Sony, it’s a little annoying that it was basically the Xperia Z1. Where were the brand new phones at? Well, Sony was apparently saving those for after CES. This morning, Sony announced two new smartphones for …

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Jelly Bean Now On Almost 60 Percent Of All Android Devices

At the beginning of December, it was revealed that Jelly Bean was on 54.5 percent of all Android devices. At the time, it seemed likely that Jelly Bean would reach 60 percent marketshare thanks to the holiday season. While it didn’t quite reach that point, it’s getting awfully close. In the latest Android stats released today, Google reports that Jelly …

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Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1

New Android versions are always a cause for celebration as Google works some interesting new features into its mobile OS. Similarly, updates to Google Play Service should be met with the same kind of enthusiasm as Android app developers get more features to play around with. Google announced this week that Google Play Services 4.1 is now rolling out to …

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Amazon Launches New Developer Portal

Since its launch, developers have had to submit apps to the Amazon Appstore through a developer portal that has remained largely unchanged over the years. Change is good, however, and Amazon is approaching its developer portal with a change-centric mindset going into 2014. Amazon revealed this morning that it has completely redesigned its developer portal to make it easier for …

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Yahoo Buys Android Homescreen App Aviate

I can’t believe they got a whole week into 2014 before announcing an acquisition. If only CES had been last week. Yahoo announced at the show that it has acquired Android smart homescreen app Aviate, saying that it will make the Aviate experience part of its own Android-based experiences. “The average person has screens and screens of apps on their …

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Google Acquires Bitspin, Makers Of Timely Alarm Clock

Google has acquired Bitspin, the developers of popular alarm clock app Timely. They also made an app called Tasks, which “brings the full Google Tasks experience to Android.” The Bitspin team had this to say on its site: We’re thrilled to announce that Bitspin is joining Google, where we’ll continue to do what we love: building great products that are …

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