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Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

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Google has updated Gmail for Android with support for Microsoft Exchange.Stop wondering whether Gmail for Android already supported Exchange, because it did... but only on Nexus devices. The new update, which is available in the latest version of the... >>

Android N preview available to phones other than Nexus at last

Android N preview available to phones other than Nexus at last

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Google has decided to begin sharing the Android N Developer Preview to more handsets than just its Nexus devices, in a world first. Now owners of the Sony Xperia Z3 will be able to install and try out the Android N Developer Preview.The idea behind the... >>

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

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The current version of Google's mobile OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and roll-out of the new OS is well underway across devices globally.As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and it quickly... >>

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

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There have been plenty of Android devices dedicated to gaming. Many even believed that an Android games console could rival dedicated machines from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft one day.However, while plenty have tried, all have seemingly failed. Ouya,... >>

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

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BlackBerry thinks the high-end phone market has gone soft, so it's now dropping down a peg by zeroing in on the mid-range phone market.The National spoke to the CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, and claimed BlackBerry plans to launch two new Android phones... >>

How to switch from iPhone to Android

How to switch from iPhone to Android

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You've decided to make the switch.There could be many reasons behind why a person might ditch their iPhone in favour of an Android device. But, no matter what that reason may be, anyone who has done it or plans to do it primarily cares about one thing:... >>

Sony PlayStation games and characters are coming to Android and iOS

Sony PlayStation games and characters are coming to Android and iOS

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Sony PlayStation seems to be undergoing some changes, not only is the newly formed Sony Interactive Entertainment coming into being on Friday 1 April, but there's also another company being formed and that's ForwardWorks. ForwardWorks is detailed by... >>

Android Pay UK launch confirmed, but Barclays isn't on the list

Android Pay UK launch confirmed, but Barclays isn't on the list

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Google has broken its silence on Android Pay in the UK, taking to its blog to confirm that launch in the UK is coming in the next few months.Google details that it is talking to banks and retailers to get everything into place, so it can bring the Apple... >>

You could name Android N in Google poll: Napoleon, Nachos and Nougat options

You could name Android N in Google poll: Napoleon, Nachos and Nougat options

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The next iteration of Android 7.0 N has been released in the form of a developer build, much earlier than usual. As such a name hasn't yet been unveiled and it looks like Google wants you to decide.Using the Google Opinion Rewards app the company has... >>

How to use adoptable storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

How to use adoptable storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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One of the features in Android 6.0 Marshmallow that hasn't gained many headlines is called flex storage or adoptable storage (Google uses both terms). The new feature will allow you to use external storage on your device as internal storage. It's likely... >>

This magical cable charges both iPhone and Android with the same connector

This magical cable charges both iPhone and Android with the same connector

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Getting rid of cables completely is the dream. But until that day comes cutting down their number will have to do. That's what one Kickstarter project is doing by combining iPhone and Android chargers into one cable.LMcable claims to be the world's first... >>

Android at MWC: There are 87 pin badges, and here's what they look like

Android at MWC: There are 87 pin badges, and here's what they look like

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Android might not have a lot to announce at Mobile World Congress, saving the big hits of Android N for Google I/O in May, but Google's mobile OS is everywhere on the show floors of Mobile World Congress 2016.As in previous years, Google is having fun... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update today

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update today

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Samsung has officially announced the release of its latest Android update for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will begin to roll out from today, 15 February.Samsung has confirmed the beginning of this rollout and said that... >>

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

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UPDATE: BlackBerry has since issued a statement on its official blog saying: "...we want to also make very clear our ongoing commitment to the BlackBerry 10 platform...". It goes on to say: "consumer and enterprise fans of our workhorse BlackBerry 10... >>

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero

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Email. Ugh.Just seeing that word can bring a wave of stress upon us like nothing else.It wastes time, clutters both professional and personal lives, and is impossible to organise. Well, almost. Within the last few years, several new email apps have popped... >>

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

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It's that time of year when fitness is everyone's goal. But getting going and keeping up momentum isn't always easy. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation.Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting... >>

Square's Final Fantasy IX is coming to PC, iOS, and Android in 2016

Square's Final Fantasy IX is coming to PC, iOS, and Android in 2016

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Square Enix has announced in Japan that one of its most beloved role-playing classics of the early 2000s will soon be playable on both mobile devices and PCs. It's updating Final Fantasy IX for the modern era.The company said we can expect it to arrive... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow tips and tricks

Android 6.0 Marshmallow tips and tricks

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow made its debut on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the first time we've seen two smartphones launched alongside each other in the Nexus programme. Marshmallow has also made its way to other Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus... >>

60 of the coolest Android Wear watch faces you can download right now

60 of the coolest Android Wear watch faces you can download right now

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Looking for a new Android Wear watch face? Well, you've come to the right place.Thanks to Google's dedicated Google Play Store hub specifically for finding Android Wear watch faces, they are now easier than ever to find and download, with over 4,000 currently... >>

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015

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It's that time of year when companies announce year-end statistics and name their "best of" award winners, and Google is the latest to join the crowd, with its annual round-up of the best Android apps, games, and more.The company didn't specifically... >>

Making the switch? How to change from Android to iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

Making the switch? How to change from Android to iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

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We're leaving Android. For iOS. More specifically, for the iPhone 6S.We're not platform-prejudice, as we've used everything from the Nokia Lumia 1020 to the Nexus 6P, but lately we've strictly been toting around an Android phone. We're also using a LTE-enabled... >>

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

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The Android operating system name is always a point of excited discussion ahead of its reveal. The next name might be talked about even before it gets decided, as you could be the one choosing.Google SVP Sundar Pichai, speaking at Delhi University, suggested... >>

How to make parental controls on consoles, phones and tablets work for you

How to make parental controls on consoles, phones and tablets work for you

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While keeping TVs and videogames out of the bedroom and in shared spaces is a great step towards healthier media consumption for children, not least because you can keep an eye on the type of content your children are accessing. <obile devices like tablets... >>

Huawei Nexus 6P camera tips and tricks

Huawei Nexus 6P camera tips and tricks

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The Huawei Nexus 6P is the best Nexus device to date, and one of the key reasons we like it so much is the brilliant camera.When it comes to taking pictures, the device is hard to fault. Whether it's the 12.3-megapixel Sony MX377 camera sensor on the... >>

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

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There's been a theme to recent tablet launches and that theme is productivity. No longer is the tablet just about providing a second screen experience, or easy access to something you might have previously quickly done on a laptop. Now your tablet wants... >>

Microsoft's Cortana assistant is officially available for Android and iOS

Microsoft's Cortana assistant is officially available for Android and iOS

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Android and iPhone users now have an alternative digital assistant option beyond Google Now and Siri. And it comes directly from Microsoft.Following months of feedback provided by beta testers, Microsoft has officially launched the official Cortana app... >>

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

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The BlackBerry Priv is something of a surprise package, fusing some of the best features of Android with the best of BlackBerry. You now have that keyboard and BlackBerry Hub, but you also have access to all those Android apps. But this is a brave new... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance
4.0 stars

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It made its debut on the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, a double helping of Marshmallow to kick off the next generation of Android devices.The updates have subsequently rolled... >>

New BlackBerry Android phone, Vienna, may look like this

New BlackBerry Android phone, Vienna, may look like this

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The first Android BlackBerry arrived in the Priv recently and hot on its heels could be another Android smartphone with keyboard.The BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, has already confirmed that the company's Android line would be growing beyond the Priv. After... >>

Apple Music has arrived on Android

Apple Music has arrived on Android

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Android users just got access to another streaming service. But it's not any old streaming service. It's Apple Music.Apple, which only just launched its first Android app in September, has expanded Apple Music to the Google Play Store, meaning you can... >>

Google Maps gets full offline support with navigation, at last

Google Maps gets full offline support with navigation, at last

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Google Maps, until now, has offered very basic offline maps but never full support. Today that changes.At last Google has announced that its Map software will now deeply support offline map viewing, search and navigation.Previously it was possible to... >>

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its first Android handset.It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well as a range of clever additions. You... >>

Nexus 6P review: The best Nexus device to date
4.5 stars

Nexus 6P review: The best Nexus device to date

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This year we've had not one but two Nexus phones. The Nexus 5X, manufactured by LG, is the smaller of the bloatware-free Android devices, but while we liked that handset, it just doesn't really stand-out beyond the current mid-range market.But don't fret,... >>

Google on Chrome OS Android: Working to bring together best of both

Google on Chrome OS Android: Working to bring together best of both

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It looks like Chrome OS isn't on its deathbed - as Google has just taken the time to explain where the operating system is currently at as well as where it might be headed in the near future.The Wall Street Journal claimed last week that the operating... >>

Nexus 5X review: Not quite got the X factor
4.0 stars

Nexus 5X review: Not quite got the X factor

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Having spent two weeks using the Nexus 5X - the Google device made by LG - we think it's a great little Android phone. You'll hear people talk about how plasticky it feels and so on, but really, who cares about that? It's a mid-range phone, but one capable... >>

Say goodbye to Chrome OS, will be folded into Android in 2017

Say goodbye to Chrome OS, will be folded into Android in 2017

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Oh, Chrome OS - we hardly knew ye.The operating system powering Chromebook laptops is about to be killed, according to The Wall Street Journal. But that doesn't mean Google is giving up on Chromebooks altogether; on the contrary, it plans to fold Chrome... >>

Nexus 5X official: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

Nexus 5X official: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Nexus 5X was formally announced on 29 October 2015, refreshing Google's pure Android handset. There's not just one handset this year, but two: the Nexus 5X made by LG and a larger Nexus 6P built by Huawei. We've kept track of the Nexus 5X from rumour... >>

What is Google's Now on Tap and how does it work?

What is Google's Now on Tap and how does it work?

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings a number of changes to your Android phone, but Now on Tap is the biggest individual new feature. First demoed at Google I/O, the idea is to extend the reach of Google across your device, making it easier and faster to find... >>

HTC One A9 launch event scheduled for 20 October

HTC One A9 launch event scheduled for 20 October

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It looks like HTC doesn't want LG and Huawei to steal all the limelight for being the first devices to get the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system when the phones become available at the end of October.Amongst the excitement of new Nexus phones... >>

BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirms Priv Android handset

BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirms Priv Android handset

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BlackBerry has officially confirmed the launch of the BlackBerry Priv, the rumoured Android slider that's been doing the rounds under the codename BlackBerry Venice.Although there's been no official press release, specs or supporting images, John Chen,... >>

Apple's first Android app helps you move from Android to iOS

Apple's first Android app helps you move from Android to iOS

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Alongside the roll out of iOS 9, Apple has released the first Android app made by "Apple Inc."It's an app designed to help Android users move from Android to iOS. It's called Move to iOS, naturally, and is now available to download for free. With this... >>

Barclaycard to offer NFC payments up to £100 on Android smartphones

Barclaycard to offer NFC payments up to £100 on Android smartphones

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Barclaycard has announced that you'll be able to make NFC payments using your Android smartphone through the Barclaycard app as of November. With Android Pay yet to land in the UK, Barclaycard appears to be forging its own route to smartphone payments,... >>

It's official: Microsoft's Cortana app for Android is now out, in beta form

It's official: Microsoft's Cortana app for Android is now out, in beta form

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You can now use Cortana on an Android phone. Like, officially. But it's US-only for now and in beta form.Microsoft confirmed earlier this year that its smart assistant, Cortana, would soon arrive for Android. Cortana is native to the Windows 10 platform.... >>

Now the BlackBerry Passport appears on video, running Android

Now the BlackBerry Passport appears on video, running Android

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The Venice isn't the only BlackBerry that might be running Android. There have been rumours that the Passport might be getting an Android makeover too. There's long been chatter about BlackBerry's relationship with Android. This started with support... >>

Big Mac, large fries, Android Pay: McDonald's outs 26 August live date

Big Mac, large fries, Android Pay: McDonald's outs 26 August live date

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We've all been waiting for Android Pay to officially launch and it could be as soon as 26 August, in the US at least, if details from McDonald's prove to be true.Android Police has got hands on some internal documents from McDonald's, informing staff... >>

Is Samsung’s 18.4-inch 'Tahoe' Android tablet a size too far?

Is Samsung’s 18.4-inch 'Tahoe' Android tablet a size too far?

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Just when we thought tablets had become all they could be, a leak suggests Samsung wants to shake things up.A giant 18.4-inch Android tablet codenamed Tahoe has leaked from Samsung, according to SamMobile.The mega-tablet, named SM-T670, will apparently... >>

Bing's Android app has a new feature that's just like Google Now on Tap

Bing's Android app has a new feature that's just like Google Now on Tap

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Microsoft has added a new feature described as "snapshots on tap" within it's Bing Search app for Android - and as you might've guessed already, it works very similarly to Google's Now on Tap feature coming with Android Marshmallow this autumn.Google... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the next version of Google's mobile OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the next version of Google's mobile OS

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Google has unveiled a Android lawn sculpture outside its Mountain View headquarters, confirming that M is officially Android Marshmallow.There had been plenty of speculation about what sweet treat Google would name the next version of Android after,... >>