Posts about Android

Just earlier this year, in February, WhatsApp announced that it was working on bringing voice calling to it’s popular  mobile messaging client. Now, several months on it seems the Facebook-owned company is ready to roll out voice calling integrated in to it’s standard app. The leak comes directly from WhatsApp’s own website – where new…

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to look at where technological innovation was at its best. The smartphone industry has continued to grow with no hints of a slow-down; and with screen sizes increasing with each new release questions have begun to appear on whether smartphones and tablets will soon merge. Below is…

The 21st century has brought with it a new dawn of technology and the allied vices, just as there are rehab centers for Facebook users there are rehabilitation centers for other kind of tech addicts as well, which includes gamers, coders, downloaders etc. Here are a few mobile games which try their best to get…

The latest IDC report pegs Android at a worldwide smartphone OS market share of 84.7%. Marketers have naturally taken greater interest in this smartphone platform over the past few years. But most of this interest comes due to just this sole fact that Android enjoys a near dominance of the smartphone OS market. If marketers…

A recent podcaster on the US National Public Radio made a startling statement – Alexis Madrigal, the Deputy Editor of The Atlantic pointed out that conference calls, one of the most critical elements to collaborating with co-workers and business partners, still works on a legacy technology that is nearly a century old. As a consequence,…

Samsung have announced four new affordable smartphones dubbed the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Star II, Galacy Ace IV and Galaxy Young II. The new smartphones will run Android KitKat 4.4 out-of-the-box with the Samsung TouchWiz Essence interface. All but the Galaxy Ace 4 will support dual-SIM, with the former being available in 3G or LTE…

Earlier this week, Google announced the next release of it’s mobile operating system at it’s I/O conference. Android L, as it is being called, brings tons of new features to both end-users and developers through the new SDK. For those who are overly excited and cannot wait to get their fingers on the official release,…

After the launch of the Amazon Fire Phone and the announcement of a deal with Blackberry, Amazon have stepped up the pace to bring developers to their app store. Amazon is gifting $5000 for every approved app for the new Fire Phone in the form of Amazon gift cards. Although the reward is not straight…

Though all manufacturers of smartphones are yet to adopt Android v4.4.3, Google has rolled out an update for several Nexus devices. The update includes bug fixes and a key security update to patch OpenSSL vulnerabilities. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 is yet to see the Android 4.4.3 update – but it is believed to be in…

The Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 have officially received the Android 4.4.4 update which is also available to download from the Nexus Factory Image page. Follow months of speculation, Google eventually did roll out Android 4.4.3 to most Nexus devices just a couple of weeks ago. Most manufacturers are yet to roll out…

Having put the e-reader market in it’s place and made a mark in the tablet market, Amazon have moved on to the mobile telephone market to see what can be achieved. Earlier today at a press conference, Amazon announced it’s first ever smartphone: Amazon Fire Phone. It’s deeply linked to Amazon (read: consumerism) in every…