Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

If there was ever a good time to buy a new HTC One M9 or M8, it would be now. HTC is now allowing users to simply get their One M9 – or M8 – phone replaced in case of accidental breakage or water damage, during the first year of the purchase. Head over the jump for more on this exciting offer from the Taiwanese giant.

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Google Play is a content portal used by tens of millions on a daily basis, but while it’s packed to the gills with many great, and many not-so-great apps and games, it remains a work in progress. A common gripe, especially among concerned parents, is that there’s no strict age ratings system in place, and since regulations vary from country to country, the Play Store has been a bit of a free-for-all at times. Now, though, the Big G has introduced a new age-ratings system that adheres specifically to the country or location that an account is based in, and the company has also revealed that its app moderation / approval process now includes human beings.

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Google’s Android Wear has been designed in a way that suits the search giant, and as such, products like Apple’s iPhone are not officially supported. This will probably change at some point in the future as the watch-tailored version of Google’s platform matures, but for the time being, any integration between iOS and Android Wear takes quite a bit of effort and, usually, a jailbreak. One developer has managed to get Android Wear answering iPhone calls without the intervention of a jailbreak, though, and with a demonstration video also supplied as proof, we get, perhaps, a preview of how Android Wear and the iPhone may eventually interact.

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It has long been rumored that Facebook would add a payments system permitting those on its network to transfer money between one another, and today, said feature has been announced. Although not ready to roll out just yet, users of Facebook’s Messenger app will soon be able to send money to other users, and notably, it’s completely free of charge.

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Google Chromecast users can now use their TV remote to control content being played via the Big G’s HDMI dongle. Head over the jump to read all about this much needed ability, which sure took its time to head out to users.

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Today’s market is increasingly headed towards making the smartwatch more fashionable without compromising on the smart bit, but a company called Neptune seems unphased by these developments. Enter – the Neptune Suite, a six piece hardware, all centered around the smartwatch. One of the most crazy and ambitious projects at hand, head over the jump for further details on it.

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The App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store have spawned many great new titles and series for mobile devices, and also, overseen plenty of remakes and ports of old classics. From Sonic CD to Tetris, retro gaming has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent times, but one company has been conspicuous by its absence. Nintendo, maker of many iconic games including the much-loved Super Mario, has hitherto opted to pit its faith in its DS series of handheld consoles. But now, it seems, the Japanese outfit is finally ready to cave.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 root has been achieved on Android Lollipop by Chainfire. More details on the development can be found here.

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After a strong 2015, particularly in terms of iPhone sales, Apple is looking to boost uptake of its prized handset by offering incentives to smartphone owners trading in their Android, Windows Phone, and general non-Apple-running devices. According to a report, Apple Store credit will be offered in exchange for the old devices of prospective iPhone owners, in a concerted push to increase the market share of the smartphone.

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Apple and Google are eagerly taking shots at the next-generation in-car infotainment systems with CarPlay and Android Auto, respectively. Normally available as separate services on dedicated receivers from various manufacturers, Pioneer has started to ship its first aftermarket system with both CarPlay and Android Auto included in one unit. Head over the jump for further information.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 US release date has been tipped in a newly published report. More details on the news can be found here.

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Here’s how you can activate or enable WhatsApp voice calling feature (VoIP) on Android right away. More details and step-by-step guide can be found here.

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Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant has been the subject of rave reviews since first emerging with Windows Phone 8.1, and having begun life as a mobile-based service, will be an integral part of the software giant’s wider ecosystem with Windows 10. As the company continues to ready its forthcoming edition of Windows, it has now been revealed that Cortana will be headed to both iOS and Android in the near future, and given the numerous capabilities of Cortana and the improvements that’ll no doubt arrive during the coming months, it’s a move that actually makes a great deal of sense.

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Apple Watch vs Google Android Wear: Here are the 12 features which Apple’s smartwatch does and Google’s platform does not. For a complete detailed list, head past the jump.

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VAIO Corporation has just launched its first ever smartphone, and they’re calling it the ‘VAIO Phone.’ Having separated from the Sony brand for some time now, we take a closer look at the company’s first debut into the smartphone market, right after jump.

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Android 5.1 Lollipop download for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 is now available. More details on the changelog and direct download links can be found right here.

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HTC One M9 price and release date has been leaked by an online retailer. More details on the matter can be found right here.

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Chinese technology company Xiaomi may be growing in both reputation and income at a rate that few could have predicted, but with increased exposure comes problems that smaller manufacturers may not have to worry about. According to a new security report, it appears that Xiaomi may be in the middle of a security nightmare that could put some of its potential customers off from choosing a Xiaomi smartphone.

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With the HTC One M9 now a reality following an announcement at the recent Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, attention has begun to turn to what may become of the rumored HTC One M9 Plus.

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Here’s a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs Apple iPhone 6 real-world speed comparison test on video. Complete details and video can be found here.

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