Android Archive

Lawsuit On Android Withdrawn

In a big relief for the Google, Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google has withdrawn their case accusing the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google’s own applications the default option. The class action lawsuit, filed by two smartphone customers in May 2014,

Why Android Wear Has Not Been A Success

Google had announced Android Wear with much fanfare and was expecting it to replicate Android’s mobile success and take it forward with the wearable. The plans, however, have crushed with Android wear not showing sign of success. A report on wearable market via Canalys has deemed Motorola Moto 360 as the best-selling Android Wear (AW)

Battle For Exclusive Games Heads To Smartphones

Games are no more limited to children, but elders also take to games on the smartphones and laptops. The interest for the games has turned out to be a money-spinning business for the companies. As such, Apple and Google are trying to get popular games and their developers on their side. The desire to acquire

Android 4.1.1 Devices Dangerous To Heartbleed Bug, Says Google

Google has become the latest to join the ranks of the company who have issued public warnings about their products being vulnerable to exploitation because of the massively widespread Heartbleed bug. The company has said, users of all Android versions except specifically 4.1.1 are unaffected. In a post titled Google Services Updated to Address OpenSSL

Spice Stellar Glide With 4-Inch OGS Display Launched At Rs. 5,199

Spice has launched the for the Indian market at Rs. 5,199. About the features, the Spice Stellar Glide runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box and offers dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) support. It features a 4-inch display with OGS (one glass solution) technology. A dual-core processor (unspecified chipset) powers the smartphone, clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with a 512MB

Samsung Launches Gear Fit Gear 2 And Gear 2 Neo In India

The Samsung Gear Fit fitness band, alongside the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, is now officially available online in India. The Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are available at a similar price of Rs. 15,450, lower than the official launch price of Rs. 15,900, while the Samsung Gear 2 has been

Android To Launch Wearable Developer Tools In Two Weeks

Android has announced that the company will launch a new wearable SDK for Android at SXSW Interactive. The tools will be available to download in roughly two weeks time and will expand the efforts to put Google’s mobile OS on smart watches or fitness bands. The company also suggested a future where your jacket is

Nokia Launches Its First Android-Based Budget Phones

Nokia has introduced the Nokia X series of smartphones. The first three phones in the family, Nokia X, X+ and XL, run on the new Nokia X software platform, that is based on Google’s Android. The phones under the Nokia X family run a forked variant of Android, similar to the way Amazon does for

Smartphones In The US To Have Kill-Switches Or Be Ready To Get Fined

Smart phone makers in the US would soon be fined if anti-theft measures aren’t installed on their devices. Lawmakers are set to introduce a new bill requiring all smartphones and tablets sold in the state to include a “kill switch” solution that would lock down a device if it was stolen. The makers would be

No KitKat For HTC One X And One X+ Users

Bad news for HTC users: The popular Taiwanese smartphone maker, has confirmed that its two widely-used models, the One X and One X+, will be missing the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The news came from HTC’s Dutch Twitter account, which confirms the news indicating the handsets to get no further updates after Android

Grippity Makes A Comeback

Grippity, has been updated as a full-fledged, crowd funded Android tablet. The new design still centers on a transparent, dual-sided touch surface, but there’s now more to do than type. The PS Vita-style back control lets users tap interface elements without obscuring the screen, and it opens the door to more complex multi-touch gestures. The