Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps

Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps

If you’ve opened the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone recently, you might have noticed something different: the “My Apps” section, which is where you go to update apps or reinstall past downloads, has been redesigned with a tighter, more condensed layout that makes way better use of space. It also shows you...

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BlackBerry’s next rumored Android phone, the DTEK60, passed through the FCC

BlackBerry’s next rumored Android phone, the DTEK60, passed through the FCC

BlackBerry released its DTEK50 last month (pictured above) as a its second Android phone following the Priv. We heard rumors that the company would be launching more Android devices, possibly one for each quarter for the next two quarters. This might be true given that a new Android phone, the DTEK60, just passed through...

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Acer’s convertible Chromebook R13 is built for Android apps

Acer’s convertible Chromebook R13 is built for Android apps

Those itching to run Android software on ChromeOS should check out the new 2-and-1 device from Acer. The convertible $ 399 Chromebook R13 laptop has a 13.3-inch 1080p touchscreen that makes it suitable to run all variety of mobile apps. Google announced back in May it would begin letting Android developers support ChromeOS starting in...

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Only 7.5 percent of Android phones are running Marshmallow

Only 7.5 percent of Android phones are running Marshmallow

Two weeks shy of Google detailing the next big revision of Android at its annual developer conference, the current Android version is still struggling to make its way out to devices. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is currently running on just 7.5 percent of active Android devices that have access to the Google Play Store. The...

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Android pirates who distributed 4 million apps plead guilty

Android pirates who distributed 4 million apps plead guilty

When the FBI shut down a trio of illegal Android app marketplaces in 2012, they were the first website seizures of their kind. Now, the individuals behind these sites have admitted to their misdeeds. Aaron Blake Buckley, 22, plead guilty to criminal copyright infringement (and conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement) for his role running Applanet,...

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Chromebooks may soon be able to run almost every Android app

Chromebooks may soon be able to run almost every Android app

It looks like Google may soon be breaking down barriers between its two operating systems and giving Chrome OS users access to Android apps from the Google Play Store. As spotted by a Reddit user this weekend, Chromebooks running version 51 of Chrome OS are showing a checkbox in their settings menu that reads “Enable Android...

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Microsoft Outlook comes to Android Wear smartwatches

Microsoft Outlook comes to Android Wear smartwatches

Microsoft’s Outlook email app now has a dedicated Android Wear client. Once downloaded, you’ll be able to reply with pre-set messages or dictate a response with voice instead of relying only on default smartwatch commands. You can also scroll to see more email content in the notification window. It’s not a game-changer by any means,...

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First Click: Apple CarPlay pulls ahead of Android Auto at Geneva Motor Show

First Click: Apple CarPlay pulls ahead of Android Auto at Geneva Motor Show

This week I’ve been kicking the tires of the finest, most exclusive, and most exotic cars at the Geneva Motor Show, and I’ve spotted two emerging trends: cheap oil is bringing huge gas guzzlers back into fashion, and Google’s Android Auto is falling behind Apple’s CarPlay. Android Auto isn’t a complete absentee from the...

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Good Deal: Get a free Chromecast for using Android Pay

Good Deal: Get a free Chromecast for using Android Pay

Google’s Chromecast media streaming dongle has always been cheap, but if $ 35 is too rich for your blood, you’ll want to pay attention to a new Android Pay promotion in the US. If you make ten purchases with Google’s contactless-payment app before the end of February, you’ll get a free Chromecast. As spotted by...

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ZTE’s launches two inexpensive Android phones at CES 2016

ZTE’s launches two inexpensive Android phones at CES 2016

If you’re tuned into our CES coverage, these new ZTE smartphones might not be your first choice for a handset. But they’re aimed at a critical market for phone makers; consumers who don’t want to spend flagship prices or get pulled into a monthly financing plan with US carriers. First is the $ 129.99...

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