Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

The first hands-on video of the Google Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has surfaced. The two phablets can be seen side-by-side for the first time in this short video, giving users a very important real-time feel of what the two devices look like when compared to each other.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop is going to be the version of Google’s mobile operating system that is going to ship on the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices, but if you own a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 then you can install Lollipop already, which wouldn’t be the worst thing you did this week.

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Here’s how to setup and use multi-user accounts in the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop for smartphones, complete with step by step guide.

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You can now download and install Google Keyboard v4 APK from Android 5.0 Lollipop on any device. The keyboard comes with a new light theme as well.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop wallpapers are now available for download, largely as a result of the updated developer preview images of the OS which were released a while back. This has more or less become a tradition with every new major release of Android, and this time users can adorn their screen with some Lollipop wallpapers – if not the OS itself.

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“Will my device be getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update?”, is the question on every excited Android user’s mind. While it’s safe to say that devices other than the Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10 will be receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, it will be naive to expect more than a few handful devices to receive Android’s latest and greatest.

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Updated: You can now download the latest version 5.0.32 of Google Play Store APK which brings with it a bunch of changes and bug fixes that users have been facing for quite a while.

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Latest Android 5.0 Lollipop preview images download for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 are now live. You can grab them for your devices right here.

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Android L finally got a proper name in the form of Lollipop, the latest addition to Google’s growing collection of sweets and desserts that signify Android – the open-source operating system for smartphones, tablets and wearables. With Android 5.0 Lollipop not only did Google introduce the gorgeous new Material Design UI – which, by the way, actually does wonders on the Android aesthetics front – but also a slew of new features. As with any major OS release, the biggest question with Android Lollipop also remains as to when you can get it on your device for actual use. Well, some reliable sources say that the Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013-Wi-Fi variants) and the Nexus 10 will be getting Android Lollipop as early as November 3rd this year.

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Google finally revealed the Nexus 6 on Wednesday, along with a bunch of other firsts for the search giant. The Motorola designed Nexus 6, is the first ever Nexus device from Motorola, and it is Google’s first attempt at a phablet. Now here’s a look at what is, the first unboxing video of the Nexus 6.

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There’s a famous little spot outside the Android Team’s headquarters that hosts the various statues of Android mascots through the generations. To mark the unveiling of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the mascot is back once again and grinning from ear to ear, which isn’t surprising given that he’s holding a lollipop larger than his body.

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Alongside the as-expected Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android Lollipop 5.0, Google has also showcased Nexus Player, a new set-top box that doubles up as a console allowing players to get their game on with the hundreds of thousands of titles available over at the Play Store.

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The moment Android fans had been waiting for has finally arrived! Google has announced the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop – the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile platform. Google is throwing in their latest OS with their new debutants: the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus Player streaming device. For those of you with the Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play Edition devices, Google will be reaching out to you in the coming weeks!

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It’s been a busy day today as far as Google is concerned, and alongside the all-new Nexus 6, the Mountain View outfit has drafted in the services of Taiwan-based HTC for its next major tablet. With the Motorola-made Nexus 6 set to be the first handset running on Android Lollipop right from the get-go, the Nexus 9 will follow suit for the larger occupants of the mobile world, and given that it’s made by HTC – designer of some highly-regarded smartphones over the past couple of years as you may recall – we’ve been very intrigued to take the wraps off this particular slate. Now, Google has put paid to the rumors, offering glimpses of the tablet as well those all-important specs, and here, we dig through them all to see if it has justified the hoopla.

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Numerous leaks of the Motorola-made Nexus 6 in the run-up to today’s official announcement have pointed to a device almost identical to the new Moto X but with a larger display. In essence, that’s exactly what we’ve been treated to today by the search giant, whose exciting new phablet is said to be designed for the all new Android Lollipop, and we’ve got all of the key details and information right here.

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There’s good news on the horizon for members of the Google Glass Explorers initiative. As part of the continued development of the internal software that powers Google’s intelligent eyewear, the company has introduced a new feature that will allow users to view all phone notifications via Glass. As things stand at the moment, Glass owners are only able to view and interact with notifications that are presented as part of Glass compatible apps. This will be extended to fall in line with the notification-forwarding system that allows Android Wear wearables to receive every notification as it’s received on the connected device.

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Google’s next big release of Android, currently simply known as Android L is only a short time away from release and it’s certain to undergo a name change before landing on the phones and tablets of users around the globe. In order to follow along with the current naming convention of choosing a name based on desserts that begin with the next letter in a sequence, Google only has so many options to choose from.

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There will always be people wanting to argue over which device is best. Is it the latest and greatest phone to come out of Apple’s Cupertino design labs, or Samsung’s newest Android-powered Galaxy S effort? It’s a discussion that has been going on ever since Samsung and Apple squared up to each other at the higher end of the smartphone market, and while there are obviously devices on sale from other hardware makers, it’s the two arch rivals that tend to capture the imaginations, and the wallets, of most customers.

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Smart home products have risen in prominence over the past couple of years in particular, and thanks to crowd-sourcing sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, these seamless home automation gadgets continue to gather steam. The August Smart Lock, which was first introduced last year, has just begun shipping to those who pre-ordered, and if you wish to get your hands on a unit, you can do so right now for the price of $250.

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A few days back, Skype introduced some revamped features for its desktop client, with a distinct focus on improving the user’s instant messaging experience. So while Skype is busy improving the users’ experience on both, the mobile and desktop version of its app, let us introduce you to Skype Qik. Taking a distinctly different route than Skype, Skype Qik is built for asynchronous video messaging, where you create and share video messages with online and offline users. The app gives you a slight peek into what Skype may have looked like had it started out as an app for the mobile.

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