Articles about Android
CyanogenMod has released its first ROM for devices with a MediaTek processor, targeting Google's Android One devices in a push for the next billion smartphone owners.
The Chinese company has made a name for itself by achieving dominance through a unique online sales model, but has recently decided to ditch this approach in India by partnering with Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom operator, and selling its phones through Airtel's retail outlets.
One of Jide's founders says Android tablets are "terrible" for doing work, so the company created a productivity-based tablet with 11.6-inch screen, detachable keyboard cover, and the Remix OS, which adds Windows-like features to Android.
Can software code, and application programming interfaces in particular, be copyrighted? That is the question.
While CES is a vast show covering all types of technology, there is always an element of mobile tech worth discussing.
The next time hackers find a bug in Android WebView, Google will leave it up to the goodwill of researchers to respond.
New eight-core smartphone fills out Samsung's A-series line-up.
In the Android space this week came word of HTC stopping its slide, VW shows its car system, and Microsoft Office is getting closer.
Mobile gear is best when it's functioning properly, and the new year is a good time to get it working smoothly.
Nokia's N1 tablet, its first device to be released after the sale of its handset business, appears to be off to a strong start in China.
After a relatively tepid launch for the iPhone 5s, Apple users have embraced the iPhone 6 across the globe, nowhere more so than in the UK and Australia, according to Kantar.
The latest Google Play Store operating systems results are in and after six weeks out Lollipop hasn't even reached 0.1 percent of users yet.
BBM is available on BlackBerry, Android, and iOS. Soon you will be able to view BBM activity on your wrist thanks to Android Wear compatibility.
Motorola is returning to China early next year with the Moto X, Moto X Pro, and Moto G smartphones.
Samsung has released a mid-tier duo as part of the Galaxy family, which it hopes will give the company an edge in India's hot smartphone market.
Besides installing third-party software, there are several ways you can enhance your device's security through built-in controls in Android Lollipop.
The new Nexus 6 is a six-inch Moto X running a pure Google experience. Matthew is convinced the Motorola enhancements make the Moto X a better choice.
What are some of the most interesting apps for Google's Android operating system we've discovered this month?
The specials may not be as plentiful as on Black Friday, but here are a half-dozen sales if you're looking for a tablet that's not an iPad.
Not everyone wants an iPad. For those looking for an alternative, here are a half-dozen sales to consider.
Motorola is already rolling out its latest firmware updates to bring customers to Lollipop.
Most Android Wear devices only show the time after separating from an Android phone. The new Sony SmartWatch 3 includes integrated GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi, as well as offline music playback.
It's hard to fit this giant Android tablet into a conventional slot. The pico projector is a first for an Android tablet and very cool, if a bit difficult to use.
Samsung's latest large screen smartphone offers a unique experience that has made me more efficient. The second edge display looks great and offers more than you might think at first.
In this article, we'll take you step-by-step through the process of creating a new Thanksgiving theme for your phone. What follows is a quick and easy way to give your phone a modern, yet traditional look.
With version 5.0, Android makes the work of enterprise admins much easier. Security is stronger and more standardized. Android fragmentation is crumbling.
Travelers often try to balance their smartphones while using them for navigation. Pick up an excellent, low cost mount now and drive without worry.
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LG's latest smartwatch looks like a regular watch at first and second glance. It's powered by Android Wear and connects to your Android smartphone.
The Android platform continues to enjoy significant advantages over that offered by Apple, and this is why it remains the platform of choice for business, BYOD, and power users.
The Moto G has its drawbacks, but it's well built, and if its features are sufficient for your needs, then it delivers superb value for money. If you're looking to equip a workforce with a basic Android phone, it's arguably the best choice currently available.
LG has done a great job with the 5.2-inch G2, whose battery life is a big plus. The power button placement is odd, but the G2's main drawback is its lack of MicroSD storage expansion. If don't need this, then it's well worth shortlisting.
The 10.1-inch Android-based Transformer Pad TF701T has a decent specification, including a quad-core processor, a high-resolution screen and good battery life from its tablet and keyboard batteries. The design could use a refresh though.
Given its specification and performance, the Nexus 5 delivers great value for money — if you can live with its (few) drawbacks. The middling-quality camera and uninspiring chassis design don't worry us, but the lack of MicroSD card storage expansion and moderate battery life are more serious minus points.
The Galaxy Note 3 is a clear step up from its predecessor, with a larger screen in a smaller, thinner, lighter chassis, plenty of usability enhancements, plus impressive performance and battery life. The price tag is the only serious drawback.
The 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega isn't easy to carry around or use one-handed and is short on internal storage. Having said that, it's the obvious handset for anyone who likes Samsung's 'Android-on-steroids' approach and is attracted by the Galaxy Note 3's size, but doesn't need stylus support.
This rugged 10.1-inch Android tablet comes with a decent base specification and has plenty of options and accessories on offer. It's no low-cost tablet, and runs the ageing Android 4.0, but it should appeal to vertical markets that don't require Windows.
The 2013 Nexus 7 is a sleeker, lighter and better-specified device than last year's model. There's still no Micro-SD card support, but good all-round performance and battery life, plus a competitive price, add up to superb value for money.
With the Galaxy S4, Samsung has squeezed a superb 5-inch screen and a host of high-end features into a slightly slimmer, thinner and lighter chassis than its S III predecessor. It's an excellent handset, but some will find the S4 overladen with unnecessary features and too expensive.
HTC has pulled out all the stops with the One, which looks great, performs well and includes some clever features. The lack of storage expansion and the persistence of BlinkFeed are irritations, but overall the HTC One stands up well against rival flagship handsets.
The second generation of this dockable smartphone/tablet combo has a lot to recommend it, although we'd prefer a better tablet screen, a storage expansion slot (or two) and a standard Micro-USB connector.
The LG-built Nexus 4 offers terrific value for money, if you don't mind its moderate battery life and lack of LTE support. Shame it's currently sold out at Google's Play store.
The Nexus 10 sets the standard for other tablet manufacturers. If Google can persuade developers to fill in the gaps in the app market, then it will deserve to be wildly popular.
When it works well, the Galaxy Note 10.1's S Pen functionality is impressive and reliable. However, we'd like to see more emphasis on handwriting recognition. The quad-core processor can surely handle this, and we'll be looking for it in the next-generation Note device.
The Nexus 7 offers an appealing combination of 7-inch form factor, quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, pleasing design and solid build quality. Affordable pricing ensures that Google has a winner on its hands.
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