Tag Archive: Android


Meizu Pro 6 is latest Android to swipe iPhone’s 3D Touch

Samsung didn’t adopt the iPhone’s pressure-sensitive display for its latest Galaxies as some reports promised it would, but other Android makers are already using it. The latest is Meizu, which today unveiling its incredibly attractive Pro 6 smartphone with “3D Press” technology, plus a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, a ten-core Helio X25 chipset, and a […]

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Should Android makers really be worried about iPhone SE? [Friday Night Fights]

The iPhone SE is finally starting to sell out after making its official debut last week, greeted by glowing reviews from fans and critics. It’s the best 4-inch phone money can buy, but is it enough to win over the millions of consumers buying affordable Androids? It certainly has the looks, and with the same internals […]

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Google could tap Apple’s hot programming language for Android

Although Apple’s Swift language might be open source now, the last place you’d expect to see it is on Android. But according to some sources, Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for the iPhone’s biggest rival. Swift has been widely praised since Apple introduced it in June 2014. It was voted the […]

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Android stealing market share from the iPhone the world over

Apple’s new iPhone SE might be able to take sales from Android in some emerging markets, but it certainly won’t be able to stem the bleeding in many countries, where Google’s platform continues to rob iOS of its market share. According to the latest figures, Android is up in China, Europe, and even the U.S. as the […]

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Holy smokes! Sony is bringing PlayStation games to Android and iOS

Days after Nintendo launched its very first smartphone game, another gaming giant has announced it will start making mobile games. Sony has formed a new company called ForwardWorks Corporation that’s dedicated to bringing PlayStation greats to Android and iOS. Unlike Nintendo, Sony is killing it in the console business. Back in January, the Japanese company confirmed it had sold more […]

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Android Pay takes its battle against Apple Pay to the U.K.

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay, is finally expanding to new markets. Google has announced that the service will be making its debut in the United Kingdom “in the next few months,” and it will launch with support from a long list of banks and retailers. Contactless payment services are already ubiquitous in the […]

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Apple says Android Marshmallow is as squidgy as its name suggests

It seems there is little that Apple enjoys more than poking Google with a big stick, and the company’s been at it again, reminding everyone that just 2 percent of devices running Android are updated to the latest Marshmallow release. During its big iPhone and iPad event this morning, Apple trotted out execs to peddle its […]

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Apple Watch will stay ahead in smartwatch race, but look out for Android Wear!

In terms of marketshare, the Apple Watch’s watchOS compared to Google’s Android Wear is likely to follow a similar trajectory to iOS and Android. In other words, while Apple is dominating right now in smartwatch shipments, that balance promises to shift somewhat over the coming years as new low-cost competitors enter the market. This is […]

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Googlebot ditches iPhone disguise to become an Android

Googlebot, the giant webcrawler that Google uses to scan webpages and update its index, is ditching its iPhone disguise to become an Android. Rather ironically, the tool has been masquerading as an Apple device running iOS 8.3 for years, but it will soon become a Nexus 5X running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to become more efficient. Googlebot […]

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New Android app design guidelines ripped from iOS playbook

Your Android apps are going to get an iOS-style makeover soon, thanks to new design guidelines from Google. Mostly concerned with the bottom of Android apps, Google is looking to have its developers place a bar across the bottom of their apps that will let users navigate between different sections of the app, just like […]

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