Category Archives: Android

Android N to Be Called Android Nougat

Google has officially announced the name of the Android N release. The next version of Android will be called Android Nougat. The name continues the tradition of naming major Android releases after desserts. It all started with Android 1.5 Cupcake, followed by Android 1.6 Donut, Android 2.0 Eclair, Android 2.2 Froyo, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrives with 10 new features

After months of waiting, Google has finally started rolling out the next version of its mobile OS Android, Marshmallow. Also, the next update of the OS is numbered Android 6.0, instead of Android 5.2 as previously speculated. Announced at Google I/O 2015, Android Marshmallow brings with it a number of new features. Here we take

Retail boxes confirm Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P model names for upcoming Google phones

Google, which is set to host an event on September 29 in San Francisco, is gearing up to launch two new Nexus smartphones, one made by LG and other one by Huawei. Just a few days before the event, a report by Android Police confirms the rumoured LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P model names

Gionee Pioneer P3S launched at Rs 5,999; features 4.5-inch display, 5MP camera

Gionee has introduced a new smartphone dubbed Pioneer P3S at a price of Rs 5,999. The device will go on sale this week in white, grey, red, and golden colour variants. In terms of specs, the smartphone features a 4.5-inch display with a 480 x 854 pixel resolution. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6580 chipset with a 1.3GHz quad-core

Google app connects Android smartwatch to iPhone

Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to strap their technology on people’s wrists. The move thrusts Google on to Apple’s turf in an attempt to boost the lackluster sales of watches running on its Android Wear software. The program uniting the devices running on

Lenovo Phab Plus launched in China; features 6.8-inch display, 13MP camera

Lenovo has introduced a new smartphone in China dubbed Lenovo Phab Plus which is available at a price at CNY 2,599 (approximately Rs 27,100). The device will be available at China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom telecom providers in the country. The smartphone will be available in Metallic Gray, Midnight Blue, Neon Pink and Elegant Silver

Lara Croft GO hits Android with puzzle-based gameplay

Lara Croft GO has officially been released on iOS and Android. The turn-based puzzle game will offer a new look into the world of Tomb Raider with its animation based design. Square Enix leans heavily on the success of Hitman GO, melding its board game style navigation with the world of Tomb Raider. The gameplay

Google Maps for Android update makes it easier to access Street View

You sometimes use the Street View feature of Google Maps to see a place you’re about to visit and what its surrounding area looks like. Maybe you’re apartment hunting and want to see if the neighborhood looks safe. Regardless of why you do it, Google understands us and has made this previewing a tad easier. Google Maps

Verizon’s HTC One M9 is receiving Android 5.1 tomorrow

Good news for owners of the HTC One M9 on Verizon: Tomorrow the Taiwanese company is pushing Android Lollipop 5.1 to the flagship device. The news comes straight from Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management: HTC One (M9) Verizon customers! Received approval for L5.1 which will OTA out tomorrow. Includes Stagefright fix,Band 3 &

Xiaomi announces new Redmi 2 Prime, its first smartphone ‘made in India’

Smartphone manufacturers are climbing over each other to take full advantage of the rapidly expanding market opportunities in India. Chief among them is Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, which has just announced its first smartphone assembled in India, for the Indian market only. The Redmi 2 Prime still predominantly uses parts from China, but is assembled