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Android L Developer Preview ushers in new Material Design for Android

Android L Developer Preview ushers in new Material Design for Android

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Google has announced that the next version of Android, currently codenamed the Android L Developer preview, that will drastically change the way Android looks and reacts to interaction.  At the heart of the new design is something that Google is calling... >>

Android One announced by Google for smartphone uptake in less developed countries

Android One announced by Google for smartphone uptake in less developed countries

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Google has unveiled its new Android One initiative, aiming to bring smartphones to less developed countries. Google will qualify vendors so OEMs can build handsets more easily. This will mean quality handsets that are essentially Google endorsed. Software... >>

Google I/O 2014 keynote livestream, watch the launch of Android 5.0 right here

Google I/O 2014 keynote livestream, watch the launch of Android 5.0 right here

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Google will kick off its 2014 Google I/O developers conference today at 5pm UK time (9am PDT, 12pm EDT) and we've got the livestream right here so you don't have to leave your favourite gadget site to watch it live. We expect the company to rattle through... >>

Will Android Lollipop be announced at Google I/O? Or will it be one of these alternatives?

Will Android Lollipop be announced at Google I/O? Or will it be one of these alternatives?

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Google I/O, the company's developer conference, kicks off today, 25 June, and it is widely expected that senior vice president Sundar Pichai will at the very least offer up a preview of the next build of Android (possibly Android 5.0). Added to that speculation... >>

Lollipop, anyone? Google will show off the next 'L' version of Android today

Lollipop, anyone? Google will show off the next 'L' version of Android today

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Google's I/O developer conference kicks off tomorrow, and the web giant has a few surprises up its sleeve, including a preview of the next version of Android. As part of a profile for Bloomberg Businessweek, Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president at Google... >>

Google I/O 2014: What to expect from the annual developer conference

Google I/O 2014: What to expect from the annual developer conference

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The mighty Google has sent out the invites and is about ready to kick off its annual developer conference, Google I/O, this week. The event will start on 25 June and feature plenty of announcements. From what we know so far, rumours and what we've been... >>

Search any tune and Google will let you listen instantly on Android

Search any tune and Google will let you listen instantly on Android

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Google would like you to use its search engine for everything. Even if that means searching for a song and then listening to it through a rival music-streaming service such as Spotify. The Mountain View-based company has announced a new feature for Android... >>

Nokia teases announcement for Tuesday 24 June

Nokia teases announcement for Tuesday 24 June

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The Nokia Conversations website has just uploaded a teaser image and countdown timer that should result in an announcement this Tuesday. The only thing other than the date that's given away is the "Green with envy" line and one saying "Summer brings... >>

Yo, the new messaging app that makes Tweets look like you've written a novel

Yo, the new messaging app that makes Tweets look like you've written a novel

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Yo. There's a new app called Yo. And it only lets you send friends a single automated message: "Yo". We're not sure if Yo is inspired by Jesse Pinkman from the hit show Breaking Bad...or if it is simply a twist on Facebook's poking feature. Either way,... >>

Clipp app is like Uber for bar tabs

Clipp app is like Uber for bar tabs

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Clipp is a new app that's being hailed as the "Uber for bar tabs". Yes, hailed. Clipp allows pub goers to put a tab on the app, which they can limit from their phone, negating the need to leave a card behind the bar. It also means when it comes to settle... >>

Google’s Quantum Paper is creating the new unified Android OS coming next

Google’s Quantum Paper is creating the new unified Android OS coming next

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Google I/O is just around the corner due to start on 25 June and already its new Android OS is starting to leak. Quantum Paper is the new unified design approach which aims to bring designs together. The next Android OS will go by a name befitting the... >>

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app

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Meal times can often turn into a refuelling mission for the family while everyone focuses on their gadgets and not each other. The DinnerTime app was built to fix that issue and help families spend more time together by allowing parent's to lock their... >>

Android might soon add Bump and iBeacon-like feature called Nearby

Android might soon add Bump and iBeacon-like feature called Nearby

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Google might soon put that Bump app it bought to use finally, with a new feature called Nearby, it's claimed. Android Police has reported that Nearby will soon roll out to Android device owners in an upcoming Google Play Services update. Nearby will allegedly... >>

Aereo for Android adds Chromecast support in US, bringing live TV to Google's dongle

Aereo for Android adds Chromecast support in US, bringing live TV to Google's dongle

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You can now use Chromecast to watch live broadcast television. No standard cable subscription or set-top box required. You just need Aereo. Aereo, which is limited to consumers in the US, announced in April that it would be Google Cast Ready on 29 May.... >>

What's new in the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update?

What's new in the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update?

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Google has started to push an over the air update to Android that is a minor patch but offers a couple of user interface tweaks. It has reportedly started to hit Google Nexus 5 devices, as well as phones that feature a raw Android 4.4 experience, including... >>

Cat has launched the world’s first globally available rugged KitKat toughphone, the B15Q

Cat has launched the world’s first globally available rugged KitKat toughphone, the B15Q

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Cat, better known for making diggers, has unveiled its latest B15Q tough phone as the world's first globally available rugged KitKat smartphone. The Cat B15Q is a seriously tough phone made for pretty much any situation. Before having a really strong... >>

Spotify urges Android users to upgrade app after security breach

Spotify urges Android users to upgrade app after security breach

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A security breach at Spotify has prompted the music streaming company to warn its Android app users. It will be gradually informing them to upgrade to a new version of the application after a hacker managed to access data. The unauthorised access was... >>

Not getting texts after switching from iPhone to Android? Here's how to fix the iMessage bug

Not getting texts after switching from iPhone to Android? Here's how to fix the iMessage bug

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Apple is being sued by former iPhone user Adrienne Moore who has switched to a Samsung Android phone and has since suffered from the dreaded iMessage bug that prevents her new phone from receiving text messages sent from friends. The bug has been known... >>

Titanfall Companion App for iOS, Android and Windows Phone out now

Titanfall Companion App for iOS, Android and Windows Phone out now

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The Titanfall Companion app is here on multiple platforms to help enhance the already awesome gaming experience. The app can offer gameplay tips while also giving deeper information about the Titanfall world. A clever idea for a game that is otherwise... >>

Watch Columbia University's Cider project run iOS apps on Android

Watch Columbia University's Cider project run iOS apps on Android

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Columbia University has created something that's great for Android device owners but a nightmare for Apple. Most iPhone and iPad apps are available for Android devices. But there are a few stragglers whose bias developers have yet to launch an Android... >>

Twitter unveils Mute feature: Here's how to hide chatty users from your timeline

Twitter unveils Mute feature: Here's how to hide chatty users from your timeline

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If you're an active user on Twitter, you probably follow at least a few people who annoyingly tweet about 500 times daily. Now you can silence them - with a new account feature called Mute. Twitter has introduced Mute as a way to give you "even more control... >>

Archos ArcBook 10.1-inch Android netbook to launch in June for $170

Archos ArcBook 10.1-inch Android netbook to launch in June for $170

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France-based Archos has unveiled a new Android netbook called the Archos ArcBook. It's essentially a touchscreen tablet with a keyboard and trackpad as well as a very wallet-friendly price tag. The ArcBook features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with... >>

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

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Qualcomm has shown off three stand-out apps to Pocket-lint. These apps are unique because they use a new augmented-reality technology called Vuforia. Vuforia has actually been around for a couple of years. In fact, there are more than 95,000 registered... >>

Connect SDK flings content from mobiles to multiple TV platforms easily

Connect SDK flings content from mobiles to multiple TV platforms easily

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LG has announced the development of its Connect SDK. This will allow developers to add simple code to their apps so users can fling video, photos and more from their mobiles straight to TV. The potential for this platform is huge as it will allow iOS... >>