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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... >>

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... >>

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,... >>

Watch Google tease 'What's M Gonna Be?' in jingly video about Android M

Watch Google tease 'What's M Gonna Be?' in jingly video about Android M

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Google is majorly teasing Android M, with a new video posted to YouTube. Nat and Lo is a YouTube channel from two Google employees, and they make videos about various developments and special projects at Google. Their latest video, for instance, takes... >>

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is now out for Android

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is now out for Android

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Bethesda has made its new mobile game - Fallout Shelter, which is part of the Fallout universe -  now available in the Google Play Store for Android devices. The post-nuclear title first debuted at E3 2015 in June, and one month later, Bethesda confirmed... >>

Touchjet Wave turns your TV into a giant touchscreen Android machine

Touchjet Wave turns your TV into a giant touchscreen Android machine

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Imagine using your television as a giant touchscreen with all the apps and smarts of Android. That's what Touchjet Wave aims to let you do. Launched today on Indiegogo the Wave is the second product from Touchjet which has already released a touchscreen... >>

Samsung, LG and Google vow to start monthly security updates for Android in wake of Stagefright bug

Samsung, LG and Google vow to start monthly security updates for Android in wake of Stagefright bug

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Android hack worriers rejoice, the fixes are coming to save the day. Google, Samsung and LG and now going to start rolling out monthly security updates. After Android's biggest bug yet was revealed at the Black Hat security conference recently, it was... >>

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

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Quite possibly the worst Android bug that's ever existed has been discovered. It could mean the end for you smartphone. All an attacker would need to remotely access your smartphone is your phone number. The weakness comes from a part of the Android OS... >>

Android M unlikely to be Android 6.0, rather 5.2

Android M unlikely to be Android 6.0, rather 5.2

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The next version of Android is currently known by the codename Android M, but it's expected to get an official name as well as a version number before it actually rolls out later this year. Although everybody believes Android M will officially be called... >>

HBO Now arrives for Android and Amazon devices, no longer an Apple exclusive

HBO Now arrives for Android and Amazon devices, no longer an Apple exclusive

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You can now watch HBO Now on more devices than your iPhone and Apple TV. HBO Now is HBO's latest streaming service. It's aimed at cord-cutters because it doesn't require a cable subscription and provides access to HBO's entire catalogue of films, television... >>

BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

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A leopard might not be able to change its spots - this leak comes from "retired" leaker Evan Blass - but it seems BlackBerry might be able to change its OS.  There have been rumours circulating that BlackBerry was taking a lot of interest in what Android... >>

Now you can see the songs musicians are tagging using Shazam

Now you can see the songs musicians are tagging using Shazam

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What better way to find new music than to get recommendations from musicians themselves? Shazam is now making that possible thanks to its shared tagging platform. From today some musicians will be sharing their Shazam tags. Shazam is an app that listens... >>

8 Android smartphones that can handle the beach this summer

8 Android smartphones that can handle the beach this summer

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When you imagine the beach, you probably think of these three things: sun, water, and sand. While those elements are nothing but fun for both our bodies and minds in moderation, they're havoc for our mobile devices. So, if you're an avid beach goer or... >>

How to turn off BlinkFeed on your HTC phone

How to turn off BlinkFeed on your HTC phone

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If you’re an HTC user who either wants to get rid of BlinkFeed already, or will want to when the new adverts start appearing, there is a way. BlinkFeed can be useful for pulling in information from various feeds. But HTC has announced that it will begin... >>