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Thursday, 19 Jan 2017

Cortana is coming to your Android lockscreen

Cortana is coming to your Android lockscreen

Microsoft is currently testing a new feature that lets Android users access the Cortana personal assistant with a single swipe from the phone’s lockscreen.

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017

Worldwide app downloads up 15%, app store revenue up 40%

Worldwide app downloads up 15%, app store revenue up 40%

A recent report indicates that the app market is showing no signs of slowing down as worldwide app downloads and revenue from apps continue to grow.

Monday, 16 Jan 2017

Android creator Andy Rubin is building a new company and a premium smartphone

Android creator Andy Rubin is building a new company and a premium smartphone

Andy Rubin is preparing to re-enter the smartphone industry with a new company called Essential, just over two years since leaving Google. The company has plans for a premium smartphone, with high-design elements like an edge-to-edge display and ceramic back.

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017

You can now pre-order 2017 Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones

You can now pre-order 2017 Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones

You can pre-order the 2017 mid-range Samsung phones in a physical store or via online shops. There's a promotion going on, too – check it out here.

Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016

Cyanogen to cease all operations by the end of this week

Cyanogen to cease all operations by the end of this week

Cyanogen Inc., is calling it quits by the end of 2016, with the original team splitting away to create a new Open Source version.

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016

Google Gboard with built-in search is coming to Android devices

Google Gboard with built-in search is coming to Android devices

Previously available in the iOS App Store, the Gboard will soon arrive on the Android after a six-month wait. Gboard integrates Google search on the keyboard input while bringing features like permanent number rows, GIFs search, and emoji search.

Friday, 9 Dec 2016

Samsung's Galaxy S8 rumored to sport bezel-free design and virtual home button

Samsung's Galaxy S8 rumored to sport bezel-free design and virtual home button

Samsung knows that its next smartphone must be special to win back customers, and rumors are suggesting that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will have a bezel-free design and a virtual home button.

Thursday, 8 Dec 2016

Google is working to shrink the size of Android app updates by as much as two-thirds

Google is working to shrink the size of Android app updates by as much as two-thirds

Google has introduced a new approach to updates that can drastically reduce the size of app updates by an average of 65 per cent.

Tuesday, 6 Dec 2016

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update now available for Nexus and Pixel phones

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update now available for Nexus and Pixel phones

Google has announced that an Android 7.1.1 update is now available for the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) smartphones. The update includes Google's image keyboard, new emojis and Google's new app shortcut feature.

Saturday, 3 Dec 2016

Google unveils

Google unveils "Best of 2016" apps and games on the Play Store

Google has rounded up the best apps, games, songs, movies and shows for this year. Hit the link to find out more!

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