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Android Lollipop 5.1 Update brings along Wi-Fi switching, enhanced security, multi-SIM support and lots more

22 Mar

News Source: Rahul Punyani, The Tech Portal

Ever since Android Lollipop marked its presence into smartphones world (however late it may have been for you..) , it has witnessed all sort of highs and lows, spanning from users satisfaction for its new material-design interface to disappointments for its bugs and limited extra perks. (more…)

Russia goes after Android and iOS, will reward devs for migrating to Tizen and Sailfish

10 Feb

News source: Rahul Punyani, The Tech Portal

In a world where Android has around 90% of share in its grasp, Linux based Tizen seems to strive hard to hold on to its existence. Well, Samsung has found an ally that would bring in a little more oxygen for this infamous OS. (more…)

Three months after launch, less than 2% of all Android devices are running Lollipop

4 Feb

News source: Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

We all love lollipop, its material design, better usability, speedy phone and what not. But Alas ! Google’s dreadfully slow roll-out and multiple vendor customisations, has resulted in less than 2% of Android devices upgrading to the most advanced Android OS yet. (more…)

Apple took away your Nexus 6’s fingerprint sensor

27 Jan

News source: Rahul Punyani, The Tech Portal

If you are considering to grab one of the Nexus 6 smartphones and are still wondering why the device does not have a fingerprint scanner fabricated to it (despite being a comparatively high end plus not-so-cheap smartphone), you have Apple to blame for that. (more…)

Android’s platform distribution numbers for December 2014 published

11 Jan

Google recently published Android’s platform distribution numbers for December 2014. The results showed that Android 4.4 KitKat, launched in 2013, enjoyed the greatest share increase, moving up by 5.2 percentage points from 33.9 percent to 39.1 percent. (more…)

Nokia rumored to release smartphone in January 2015

31 Dec

Nokia, a former world leader in the mobile phone industry, is rumored to be releasing a smartphone in early 2015. Nokia just introduced the Android tablet N1 in November and its reported plan to roll out a new smartphone shows its ambition to return to prime. (more…)

Alibaba to challenge Google with its own operating system

9 Dec

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning to take on Google’s Android by developing its own mobile operating system, YunOS. The company plans to promote its platform through Xiaomi, Coolpad, and various other Chinese brands, sources say. (more…)

Toshiba said to increase production on Google LSI orders

13 Oct

Japan’s Toshiba Corp. is expected to increase its chip production by 10 percent from that of 2013 at its Oita plant in the second half of 2015 after receiving orders from a leading global company, Nikkei reported Oct. 10. (more…)

Huawei to release smart TVs?

13 Oct

Xiaomi’s Mi TV isn’t about to be the only smart TV in China released by a major smartphone brand, it appears: Following rumors that Huawei would be releasing products other than traditional smartphones and telecom equipment, the Chinese company’s Business Unit Director, Liu Jeng Fung, made a confirmatory statement suggesting that his company, too, would be interested in developing a smart TV:
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Research: Internet access from Android phones second most common

12 Oct

Android handsets have become the major devices for internet access in Taiwan that are only less popular than desktop computers, a Trend Micro survey found. The poll shows that 76.8% of the respondents surf the internet from desktops, 72.5% from Android smartphones, 50.2% from laptops, 32.3% from tablets, 15.4% from iPhones, and 3.1 % from Mac computers. (more…)