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Sony publishes list of Xperia devices for Android 7.0 Nougat update

With Nexus devices getting a taste of Nougat, Sony too gears up for rolling it on its select devices. The list of devices does not include Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3, which makes us wonder if the lineup will get the update at all. To recap, Sony is not the only one to unleash its device list for Nougat update; HTC was the first one to publish a list right… Read More

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Analysis crowns Motorola as the fastest to roll out updates; Sony as most stable

According to an analysis done by a data analysis company that goes by the name – Apteligent; Motorola is the fastest one to roll out the Marshmallow update to its phones in the US. The data says that Motorola started rolling out the OTA update in November, which was just after a month Google released the software version. The next in line is LG, who started the update roll out… Read More

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Qualcomm QuadRooter flaw hits around 900 million Android devices

The latest Android security fright circles Qualcomm, which is one of the largest chipset providers of Android smartphones and tablets. The flaw is dubbed as “QuadRooter”; it is named so because of its 4-pronged admission into Android and Qualcomm-powered devices. A hacker misusing this flaw could employ one of the entry points to access and take over a device completely. A report by Check Point has exposed the entire issue… Read More

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Android Marshmallow now active on 15.2% of Android devices: Google

According to the latest Google Play Distribution data for seven-day period ended on August 1, Android Marshmallow is now running on 15.2% of active devices. This depicts a rise of 1.9% in a month when compared to July, which was 13.3%. In June, the data was 10.1%. Android Lollipop 5.1 version still dominates the share with its distribution found on 21.4% devices. Lollipop 5.0 version is found on 14.1% active… Read More

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With Nougat around the corner, Marshmallow reaches 13.3% Android devices

The devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow has increased to 13.3%, reveals the latest Google Play distribution data. Last month, this count was only 10.1%, meaning there has been an increase of 3.2%. However, with Android Nougat coming soon, experts wonder if this rate of penetration is fast enough for Marshmallow OS. Meanwhile, Android Lollipop 5.0 is running on 14.3% devices, and Android Lollipop 5.1 is running on 20.8%. It takes… Read More

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Android 7.0 ‘N’ is Android Nougat, release expected in September

Well, it is no more mystery. Google finally unleashed the name of its next version of Android, codenamed Android N. The ‘N’ stands for ‘Nougat’, and that’s not as exciting as Nutella. At the I/O conference in March, Google released the developer preview for the Android N. The version of Android Nougat is Android 7.0, succeeding Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As we reported earlier, Google conducted a poll for deciding the… Read More

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Google plans to release the list of manufacturers who lag behind in Android updates

Getting phone makers and carriers to update to the latest version of Android has been a challenge for the Google. In the sense, many times, Google releases updated versions of Android, but many of the Android devices will not see changes of the new revision of Android for at least a year of its release. The issue of different smartphones running outdated software lacking the latest security and features has… Read More

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Marshmallow adoption on Android devices doubles in April 2016

Google has released a report stating the percentage of the usage of its Android OS on various devices across the world. According to the report for April 2016, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS is now on 4.6% of all the devices, compared to 2.3% last month. The data shows that the distribution has almost doubled. Thanks to smartphone manufacturers who have rolled out Marshmallow updates last month. Also, latest smartphones, especially… Read More

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WhatsApp enables document sharing with new update on Android and iOS

Most of the users have been waiting for this feature to be pop up on WhatsApp, and now the most-used IM has added it to its catalog. In the latest WhatsApp update for Android and iOS versions, you will now get the document sharing option (PDF sharing). The feature will also available for WhatsApp Beta users. On Android, users can go to options in the app, and it will show… Read More

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Samsung emerges as the top smartphone vendor, sold 83.4 million units in Q4 2015; Apple claims the second spot

Samsung has once again retained its position of top smartphone vendor for both Q4 2015 and the entire year, according to Gartner. According to the research released by Gartner, Samsung has sold 83.4 million units last quarter, claiming 20.7% share of the market. In Q4 2014, the share was 19.9%. Followed by Samsung is Apple, with sales of 71.5 million units. Apple attained a market share of 17.7% in Q4 2015… Read More

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Chrome for Android enhances data saver mode, touted to save up to 70 percent data

A good news for the Android users who don’t like blowing their mobile data on loading unnecessary heavy size images. Google has updated its Chrome for Android, and it brings along an enhanced data saver mode, which is aimed at decreasing data consumption whenever the user visits a web page. The browser is now touted to save up to 70 percent of data. As soon as the user enables the… Read More

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You can soon start using Google Maps offline, once again!

Most of you must have saved Google Maps for offline use in the past, but then Google removed that feature from its apps. Earlier this year, the search giant announced during Google I/O 2015 that it would bring back the option to save maps for offline use with an update to Google Maps. Today, it has done so, and you can now save an area on Google Maps for offline… Read More

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Finger Print Scanner on a Budget Android Phone? Look No Further than the Coolpad Note 3: A Review

Phones with fingerprint scanners are becoming a rage now. But in fact, fingerprint scanners are not new to smartphones at all (Motorola’s Atrix being the first smartphone in 2011 to have it). But since an effortless iteration of the fingerprint scanner dubbed ‘Touch ID’ was implemented in the iPhone, other smartphone makers quickly moved on to putting similarly functioning scanners in their phones too. Is a fingerprint scanner really required?… Read More

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