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Microsoft Releases Full Version Of Office For Android

Microsoft has officially launched Office for Android, ending weeks of the preview programme. The app is free to download and use, although it only has basic word processing capabilities unless the user has an Office 365 subscription.

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Teenager Killed Over Lost Smartphone

A Canadian teenager was gunned down when he was trying to retrieve his stolen smartphone from three men. As it turned out, the teenager successfully tracked down his missing device using a tracking tool, but things quickly turned ugly when he was trying to recover it.

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BlackBerry Could be Working on an Android Smartphone with Physical Keyboard

Remember the days when smartphone manufacturers experimented with physical QWERTY keyboards on Android smartphones? Well, BlackBerry might just be bringing this back. According to a report by Reuters, the company may be working on an Android smartphone with a slide-out physical keyboard.

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Google I/O 2015: Project Brillo – Derived From Android, Made for Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) or connected devices are all the rage these days and it is no surprise that Google also has its eyes on the subject. At the on-going Google I/O 2015 keynote, the tech giant has unveiled its take on IoT through what the company calls as the Project Brillo.

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You Can Now Pre-Register for Upcoming Apps and Games on Google Play Store

Ever discovered an upcoming app or game on the Play Store that you just can’t wait to get your hands on? Google now allows users to pre-register for an app that is listed as “coming soon”, and receive alerts once it becomes available for download or buy.

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Google Set To Reveal Android M At Google I/O Later This Month

Google has revealed the schedule for its Google I/O conference later this month, and it looks like the internet giant is preparing to take the lid off the next version of its mobile operating system, Android M. There are a few other announcements set to be made at the 2.5 hour long keynote, and this […]

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Cyanogen Signs Partnership Deal With Microsoft

Cyanogen has announced a partnership with Microsoft that will see Microsoft apps and services built into Cyanogen’s new mobile operating system. Cyanogen has been trying to take Android away from Google, and it looks like it is turning to Microsoft to fill in the gaps that are left behind by removing Google’s stock apps.

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Android 5.0.X Lollipop Update Reportedly Bricking Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

If you own a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 device and have not updated to any version of Android 5.0.X Lollipop yet, don’t hit the update button or attempt to flash it. Multiple users of these two Nexus devices are reporting that any Android 5.0.X Lollipop update is bricking their device. It appears the Android 5.0.2 […]

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Google Is Working On Android Wear For iOS

Google is apparently working on iOS compatibility for Android Wear, allowing smartwatches running its wearable OS to compete directly with the upcoming Apple Watch. On the other hand, it isn’t clear if Apple will even allow it to interact with its eco-system.

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Microsoft Bringing Cortana To Both Android And iOS

  An exclusive report has revealed plans by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to bring Cortana to both Android and iOS. This would be an interesting play by Nadella to put an AI assistant on platforms that already have their own default voice activated assistants; and to be fair, it is difficult to see how he […]

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Android Smartphones Shipping with Lollipop No Longer Required to be Encrypted by Default

In the past, Google has made it a requirement for Android devices shipping with Lollipop to be encrypted by default. However, as it turns out, this is no longer the case; at least, for now. People started noticing about this change as they discover that encryption was not turned on by default on Android devices […]

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MWC 2015: Huawei Watch is Official, Features AMOLED Display and Sapphire Crystal

Huawei has officially unveiled its first Android Wear device, the Huawei Watch. After most of its specifications have been leaked earlier, more details of the device have been announced. Among the things that are now confirmed is a 1.4-inch 400 x 400 AMOLED display and a “scratch-proof” sapphire crystal lens.

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MWC 2015: Acer Announces Liquid Jade Z

Acer has announced another specification lightweight in the Acer Liquid Jade Z. Unlike the budget Liquid M220 Windows Phone, the Liquid Jade Z runs Android 4.4 KitKat; and an Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been confirmed at some time this year.

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Google Launching Android Pay At I/O This Year

Google looks set to launch a new electronic payment system at its I/O conference later this year. Called Android Pay (not to be confused with Apple Pay), it will exist alongside Google Wallet; although the two systems will remain separate entities.

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Unofficial App Brings PlayStation 4 Remote Play To Any Android Device

The PlayStation 4 Remote Play feature is an interesting one that doesn’t really get as much use as it should. While the official feature is only available through the PS Vita, PlayStation TV, and a few Sony Xperia devices, an enterprising developer has found a way to get it on just about any device running […]

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Microsoft And Samsung Settle Dispute Over Android Royalties

Microsoft and Samsung have finally come to an agreement over royalty payments. Samsung had previously licensed patents from Microsoft, but later refused to pay up after Microsoft bought Nokia’s device division. It looks like all that is cleared up now, which raises an interesting question.

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Alibaba Buys Stake In Smartphone Maker Meizu

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has invested US$590 million in smartphone maker Meizu. The amount is pocket change to the company that recently broke records with its IPO that was held last September. A joint statement from the two companies has indicated that the move is intended to help Alibaba push its own mobile OS.

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Apple Building New Music Service Based On Beats Music

Apple’s plans for Beats are now clear; the company is building a new music streaming service based on Beats Music. It will be integrated into iTunes, and the rest of the Apple eco-system; and more surprisingly, an app will be made available for Android.

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Microsoft Invests In Rogue Android Developer Cyanogen

Cyanogen wants to take Android away from Google, and it looks like Microsoft is more than happy to help it along with a US$70 million investment in the company. While the amount makes Redmond a minority investor in the company, there is a sense that Microsoft would like nothing more than to loosen Google’s grip […]

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HTC Now Sponsoring Three Teams For League Of Legends Championship Series

HTC has announced that it has jumped on the eSports bandwagon and will be sponsoring teams in the upcoming League of Legends Championship series. Cloud 9, Team Liquid, and Team Solo Mid will benefit from this new arrangement, although no details were announced.

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