Rumor: Microsoft's Android emulation not coming for a while
Project Astoria, Microsoft's effort to allow Android apps running on Windows, is reportedly not going to happen for a while. Microsoft has not publicly stated this is the case but insiders claim it is reality.
Source: OS News
Black Friday: Kindle Fire tablet for $35
Black Friday is approaching and retailers are pitching their deals like a carny barker. Techies should note a great deal from Amazon. The Kindle Fire tablet, already a bargain at $50, will be just $35.
The Kindle Fire is a great way to get familiar with Android, at least Amazon's version of the OS.
Save Skype video messages with Android app update
Skype is good on most platforms, and particularly on Android. It's a powerful business tool that appeals to consumers, too. A recent update to the Skype Android app permits saving video messages for later referral.
The update is in the Google Play store so simply update Skype on your device.
Android owners more loyal than iOS until new iPhones released
Mobile device owners are often a loyal bunch, sticking with a platform when upgrading to a new device. A report shows that's true with Android, even greater than iOS.
It's not without a caveat, however, as statistics show that while Android device owners will usually get another Android device when upgrading, that's not the case when a new iPhone is released. Android owners are then prone to jump ship and get the new iPhone.
Source: business Insider