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January 28th, 2015 6:11 PM 6 COMMENTS

Cyanogen wants to break away from Google, plans to launch its own app store

Cyanogen is looking to make Android its own, and if you're wondering about their solution, they are planning to fork Android. They want to make Android truly open source, by breaking it away from Google, in order to allow developers to provide a deeper level of integration as much as possible. Kirt McMaster, CEO at Cyanogen, later explained it to Android Authority, "We're making a version of Android that is... Read More

January 28th, 2015 5:48 PM 0 COMMENTS

Lava launches an entry-level dual-SIM Android smartphone, the Lava Iris 470

Lava has launched a new entry-level Android smartphone under the Iris series, the Lava Iris 470, which is now available on Indiatimes' Shopping portal and eBay for Rs 4,399. The device comes with similar specs as that of Lava Iris 456, which went on sale last year in November. This dual-SIM Android smartphone features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, and it runs on an older... Read More

January 28th, 2015 5:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

Motorola wanted to implement a fingerprint sensor on the Nexus 6, but couldn’t because of Apple

Have you ever wondered that it would be awesome if the dimple on the back of the Moto X or the Nexus 6 could double up as a fingerprint sensor? Well, there's a reason why Motorola Nexus 6 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, it is because of Apple. Turns out that Motorola had to remove the fingerprint recognition sensor at the last minute, which was to be placed on the back... Read More

January 27th, 2015 6:41 PM 3 COMMENTS

Facebook Lite app launched, specially designed for low-end Android devices

Facebook has launched a new app called Facebook Lite, which is basically a low-fi version of the main Facebook for Android app. The app is just a wrapper for the mobile web app and is just 262KB in size and is available in handful of developing countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe, however It's not clear if and when the app will be... Read More

January 26th, 2015 12:55 AM 0 COMMENTS

Reverie launches Swalekh Android keyboard with 11 Indian languages

Do you want to type in your native Indian language from your Android smartphone? Well, Reverie Language Technologies has launched the Swalekh keyboard for Android, which supports 11 Indian languages; Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. Besides these languages, it also supports English. While the app is available only in India as of now, the company plans to launch it in the international markets such as the Middle... Read More

January 26th, 2015 12:31 AM 0 COMMENTS

Xiaomi to extend its patent portfolio to fight legal battles

Xiaomi has revealed that in the year 2014, it has applied for 2,318 patents, out of which 665 are outside of China. It's not clear on the number of patents the company has received out of the 2,318 patents it applied. The patents mean nothing if Xiaomi has most of them pending, and it's unclear the nature of patents that the Chinese brand has applied. The company's CEO, Lei Jun, during a... Read More

January 13th, 2015 9:39 AM 2 COMMENTS

Apple sold 500K iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus between Oct-Dec 2014 in India

According to a report by The Economic Times, Apple has sold around half a million units of its recently launched the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus devices in India during Q4 2014. Comparatively, Apple sold one million iPhones in India in the year to September 2014. However, it's not clear which of the two devices is selling well in the country. Launched in last September in the US, the... Read More

January 10th, 2015 4:28 AM 2 COMMENTS

CES 2015: Lenovo launches 4G LTE device A6000, India launch soon

Lenovo has launched A6000, its low end 4G smartphone at the CES 2015, held in Las Vegas. Priced at just $169 in the US, the device will be making its way to the Indian market by next month. The company claims that it will be priced below Micromax' 4G handset Yu Yureka and Redmi Note 4G. The device will be launched exclusively on Flipkart. Hardware and software specifications 5-inch HD... Read More

January 9th, 2015 6:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

Xiaomi to announce the flagship device on Jan 15, releases teaser

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is planning to launch its latest flagship smartphone at an event on January 15 at the National Conference Centre in Beijing. The company has also released a teaser image, which indicates that the device will be super thin. According to a report, a Xiaomi representative had said, "that the company's upcoming flagship device will be thinner than cicada insect's wing",he said.  Though, even we have no idea about... Read More

January 9th, 2015 3:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

Microsoft Office Preview now available on Android tablets for free

Microsoft has debuted public beta of its tablet optimised edition of Office for Android 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop for tablet users. Earlier the company had launched a preview of the app for tablets, however users had to join a Google+ group to try it out. Android tablet users can now download Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Powerpoint directly from the Google Play Store. While launching the apps on... Read More

January 6th, 2015 12:45 AM 2 COMMENTS

CES 2015: Google introduces Google Cast for wireless audio streaming

During the ongoing CES 2015 event, Google has announced Google Cast for Audio, which will allow users to stream audio wirelessly from a selection of apps to Google Cast supported speakers, receivers, and sound bars. The interesting thing about Google Cast supported speakers is that it will pull contently directly from the cloud, allowing users to multitask on their devices without chugging battery out of their devices. As of now the... Read More

January 6th, 2015 12:15 AM 1 COMMENTS

CES 2015: HTC Desire 320, a low-end Android handset, launched officially

HTC had made it pretty clear by releasing a teaser that it will be launching new phones in its Desire series and it has launched its first product, the HTC Desire 320, at the CES 2015, which is being held in Las Vegas. The HTC Desire 320 is successor to the Desire 310, which was released last year during the same time. HTC plans to target the low price point Android market... Read More

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