Microsoft is reportedly investing in Cyanogen, the Android modding company that’s seeking to “take Android away from Google.” Many remember Cyanogen as the former Android modding community that worked to create and maintain CyanogenMod, a popular ROM for rooted Android users. The core team became an official ... Read More »
PhoneDog’s Beau HD reviews the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. The Galaxy Note Edge sports a 5.6-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM, 16MP camera sensor, 3000mah battery, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat. When it comes to Samsung, the Galaxy Note Edge most closely resembles the Galaxy Note 4, but there are ... Read More »
Around the midpoint of December, Google released the Android 5.0.2 factory image for the Nexus 7 (2012). Now, almost a month later, they’re back with two more.
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Android’s WebView is used to render pages and is a critical part of the operating system. For better security, Google changed the version of WebView with a newer one in Android 4.4 KitKat, and Google has said it will no longer support the old versions. This is a big blow for the older operating systems, ... Read More »
Historically, the sheer number of devices launched by manufacturers has occasionally prevented them from keeping up with the latest version of Android. Ever since the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, though, that trend has begun to shift.
Despite the fact that Android 5.0 is still basically brand new, people are already looking ahead to what’s coming next. Right now that’s Android 5.0.1, which has already seen its factory image posted by Google for several different devices, including the Nexus 5.
Samsung-branded handsets, though, are still waiting for the official update. Thanks ... Read More »
Microsoft may be a company that has plenty of its own projects out in the world, but that hasn’t stopped them from broadening the scope of their approach to a more multi-platform strategy.
On Thursday, Microsoft officially announced that its most popular suite of MSN apps is now available for Android. For users of MSN ... Read More »
One of the most oft-requested features for Android Wear — other than Android 5.0 — is support for third-party watch faces. Luckily for Wear users, both of those requests are being met.
On December 10, Google officially announced the newest update to Android Wear that will bring the software up to Android 5.0 Lollipop and ... Read More »
Google’s News & Weather app has been present on Android devices for quite some time, most of them anyway, and now Google has seen fit to issue an update for the app.
With the newest version of News & Weather, users will see new features like a dark theme, searchable news right from the app ... Read More »
Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the biggest updates for the Android platform in quite some time, with plenty of exciting additions and changes. Thankfully, manufacturers have been quick about updating some of their handsets.