The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

OnePlus 2 On Shelf If you’ve been out of the Android game for a while you’d be hard-pressed to understand why people love OnePlus so much. These phones, conceived by the folks who initially launched Oppo, are aimed at the Android connoisseur, if such a person exists, and they have a rabid fanbase of folks who clamor for units with every launch. It’s hard to find them, you’ll probably… Read More

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Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 11.31.10 AM Apple Watch not for you? The Amazon preorder page for the Huawei Watch states that the device will support iOS. Now, at this point, it’s unclear if this is a typo or unreleased information — let’s hope it’s the latter. So far iPhone owners have had a limited amount of smartwatches to choose from, say just the Apple Watch and Pebble devices. Likewise, there are dozens… Read More

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Cyanogen OS Lands On Two New Smartphones, Targeting EMEA

Wileyfox The Cyanogen flavor of open Android, which is pushing a more customizable version of Google’s mobile OS — helped along by some $115 million in funding in its coffers, including an $80 million round back in March — has landed on two new smartphones heading for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Read More

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Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces And Built-In Google Translate Support To Android Wear

interactive-watch-faces Android Wear’s watch faces are getting a bit more interesting today. Developers were always able to display a lot of information on their watch faces, but users couldn’t interact with it. Starting today, however, you’ll be able to install interactive watch faces that allow you to pull up more information and launch apps with a tap right from the watch face (and developers will… Read More

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Peak Android? YoY Growth Lowest Ever In Q2, Says Gartner

peak Android It’s no wonder Google is expanding its efforts to broaden Android’s reach by working with OEMs in emerging markets, via its Android One smartphone affordability program; the latest global smartphone market data from analyst Gartner shows growth slowing, and Android specifically recording its slowest ever year-on-year growth. Read More

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Of Course BlackBerry’s Upcoming Android Phone Is Awkward

BlackBerry Android Phone Meet the FrankenBlackBerry. Is it an Android phone? Is it a BlackBerry? No, it’s the new BlackBerry Android phone! If you ever wondered what would happen if you slapped a BlackBerry keyboard onto an average Android phone, look no further. BlackBerry has this device for you. Read More

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Google Launches OnHub Router, Promises Faster Wi-Fi And Simpler Setup

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 9.42.24 AM Google today surprised us by launching a router with the help of its partner TP-LINK. The $199.99 OnHub router promises to do away with many of the issues you’ve likely experienced with your existing router: Wi-Fi slowing to a crawl, videos buffering and connections randomly dropping out. That always meant unplugging the device, waiting a minute or so, plugging it back in, and then… Read More

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Facebook’s Parse Open-Sources All Of Its SDKs

Parse Parse, the backend platform for apps Facebook acquired back in 2013, today announced that it will open source all of its software development kits (SDKs). The Parse SDKs for iOS, Android and OS X are available on GitHub now, and the service’s other SDKs for the likes of Windows Phone, JavaScript, Xamarin and React will follow soon. Read More

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