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Monday, 11 Apr 2016

BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android smartphones later this year

BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android smartphones later this year

BlackBerry CEO John Chen reportedly told The National that the company plans to launch two mid-range Android smartphones later this year. Read on to find out more about the phones.

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016

Dutch consumer watchdog sues Samsung for not updating software on its phones

Dutch consumer watchdog sues Samsung for not updating software on its phones

Samsung is being sued by the Consumentenbond, the largest consumer protection advocacy agency in Netherlands, for not updating the software on its smartphones in a timely manner.

Sunday, 10 Jan 2016

BlackBerry remains committed to BB10 despite plans for a second Android phone

BlackBerry remains committed to BB10 despite plans for a second Android phone

Despite having plans to release a second Android-based smartphone this year, BlackBerry CEO John CEO gave his assurance that the company will continue to invest in BlackBerry 10 for consumers and enterprise users.

Thursday, 7 Jan 2016

Android 4.4 KitKat still has the biggest install base two years after launch

Android 4.4 KitKat still has the biggest install base two years after launch

Based on Google Dashboards, 36.1% of Android devices which visited the Google Play Store last week were installed with Android 4.4 KitKat. This makes the two-year-old Android version the biggest install base ahead of Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015

BlackBerry may consider launching another Android smartphone in 2016

BlackBerry may consider launching another Android smartphone in 2016

BlackBerry CEO John Chen told Bloomberg that the company is considering to launch a second Android smartphone next year if the Priv smartphone is well-received in the market.

Monday, 16 Nov 2015

Death of personal GPS navigation devices? Offline navigation with Google Maps is now available!

Death of personal GPS navigation devices? Offline navigation with Google Maps is now available!

Google is gradually rolling out offline navigation features on its Maps app for Android from today. It will be available for iOS users soon. Read on to find out more!

Thursday, 12 Nov 2015

Apple Music arrives on Android, available as beta version on the Play Store

Apple Music arrives on Android, available as beta version on the Play Store

Apple Music is available for Android users, but it is still in beta which means several features are missing. Hit the link to find out more!

Thursday, 5 Nov 2015

Google's security audit reveals 11 security issues with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Google's security audit reveals 11 security issues with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Google's security audit recently identified 11 "high-impact security issues" with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. After reporting these issues to Samsung, 8 of them were fixed while the remaining is scheduled to be patched this month.

Saturday, 24 Oct 2015

The emoji war is about to begin with Android working on its own emojis

The emoji war is about to begin with Android working on its own emojis

Hiroshi Lockheimer, who is the SVP of Android, tweeted that the team is working on new emojis. This could be in response to the latest Apple's iOS 9.1 update where there are over 150 new emojis.

Thursday, 15 Oct 2015

87% of Android devices are insecure due to lack of security updates from vendors

87% of Android devices are insecure due to lack of security updates from vendors

Researchers at the University of Cambridge conducted a study and found that the majority of Android devices are vulnerable to attacks by malicious apps over the last four years. Data collected from the Device Analyzer App also reveals which Android vendors fared better in this aspect. Hit the link to find out more!

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