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September 16, 2014

What to expect when Android One arrives in Philippines

We’ve reported on what Android One is all about and we saw the first family of devices launched yesterday. During this event Google also announced the pending arrival to our local shores. What should we expect from the tech giant when the said program arrives in the Philippines? Continue Reading

September 16, 2014

ASUS, HTC, Lenovo working with Google for Android One

Google announced yesterday the first batch of smartphones powered by Android One. Among them are devices made by Indian electronics companies like Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice. Of course, Google has also partnered with other prominent manufacturers like ASUS, Acer, HTC, and Lenovo to give its customers more options. Continue Reading

September 15, 2014

Android One devices now official, to be available in PH

Google today launches the first batch of Android One devices namely the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream Uno. They’re all priced equally and competitively at Rs. 6,399 in India or a sub-5K local price. To add more good news, it will soon be available in the Philippines. Continue Reading

September 14, 2014

First Android One device leaks, priced at Php5K

We’ve reported about the Android One project which is basically Google’s initiative to offer low-cost devices running the company’s operating system. The first device (apart from the teased handset) is set to be launched in India on September 15, 2014, but details got leaked revealing its specs and pricing.

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September 11, 2014

5 “innovations” for iPhone 6 not new to Android phones

Apple already unveiled its newest handsets – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Along with them come features that are pleasant and new to the ears of iFans but have already been experienced by Android users for quite some time now. We list down these features for comparison’s sake. Continue Reading

September 11, 2014

Close to 5 million Gmail usernames, passwords exposed

4.93 million private usernames and passwords from Gmail were posted to a Russian Bitcoin forum site last Tuesday, according to reports.
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September 10, 2014

Android L is Lion according to Nexus 5 (2014) leak

Okay, let’s take a quick break from all the iPhone 6 noise and check out this leak for all the Android fans out there. According to a benchmark result, the upcoming Nexus phone could be the Nexus 5 (2014). In addition, the benchmark most likely revealed the next Android 5.0 version – Android Lion. Continue Reading

September 05, 2014

Moto X (2014) now official with 1080p AMOLED screen

Motorola officially launches the 2014 Moto X (rumored to be Moto X+1) which is accompanied by impressive specs. It flaunts a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display that’s reinforced with Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Inside, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and up to 32GB of internal storage run the show. Continue Reading

August 29, 2014

Google’s Project Wing is a Drone Delivery Program

Back in December, Amazon made quite a news after revealing they are exploring using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones (the Amazon Prime Air) to deliver light packages to customers. Turns out Google has been working on a similar project for 2 years.

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August 27, 2014

Google teams up with RockChip for Project Ara SOC

Google has announced that they are teaming up with China-based chipmaker RockChip to come up with a System-on-Chip that will be used on the modular Project Ara handset.

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August 26, 2014

How to purchase apps on Google Play using your Globe prepaid credits

Globe Telecom rolled out a new feature called Direct Carrier Billing that allows its subscribers to directly purchase from the Google Play Store and charge it to the customer’s postpaid account or prepaid load. If you still haven’t tried it out using prepaid, here’s how to do it. Continue Reading

August 22, 2014

Android “L” UI compared against MIUI 6 on Xiaomi Mi 4

One of the most awaited announcements from Google is its new version of OS — now known only by the name Android L. We’ve reported before that it promises a significant boost in performance and even in battery life, but one of the most noticeable change is its layout. Here is a comparison from a thread at MIUI’s site of the awaited Android L against the new MIUI 6 that was just announced last week. Continue Reading

August 20, 2014

Google releases Photo Sphere Camera for iOS

Google has finally released an iOS version of its popular camera app, Photo Sphere, that lets users capture 360-degree images and publish them to Google Maps. Continue Reading

July 03, 2014

Google Glass sells for Php85,000 in Lazada

Those who are dying to get the very rare Google Glass may be not wait any longer for the commercial release as the item is now available locally (online) for only Php85,000.

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July 03, 2014

Project Volta gets tested, adds life to your Android’s battery

Project Volta, a new initiative that will debut with Google’s Android L which aims to improve your Android device’s battery life, gets tested to see if it works. And based on the results, it looks like it is going to deliver what it promises. Continue Reading

June 28, 2014

Google Everywhere is both Great and Scary

During Google I/O 2014, there were two protesters who interrupted the keynote, one saying that Google builds robots that kill. After that and certainly after all the news with the NSA, it got me thinking – having a few companies control your data may be a little scary. Continue Reading

June 28, 2014

Android Silver won’t replace Nexus after all

If you’re worried that the rumored Android Silver program will replace Google’s flagship Nexus line, worry no more as a report states that Dave Burke, head of Android engineering and the Nexus program, tells us otherwise. Continue Reading

June 27, 2014

Android “L” vs Android KitKat – visual comparison of UI

There are a lot of new things to watch out for once the new Android L update rolls out. We have been promised of a performance boost and better battery life, but one of the aspects that’s going to get a major facelift is its layout design. You have an idea on what the new UI would look like and we’re sure you’d want to see it compared with the current Android KitKat. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two. Continue Reading

June 27, 2014

How would you like an Android 5.0 Lemon Cake?

Before Google released its new OS in the past, they usually drop hints here and there as to what the next name and version would be. Well during yesterday’s I/O event while Google was giving a preview of what the new look for the Android “L” would be like, they showed off the “anatomy of a notification”. Along with it comes a sample message that talks about specifically bringing home a lemon cake. Could this be a clue to the new Android name? Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

Expect a new look from Android across platforms

Earlier today, Google has shown the public of what the new Android “L” will look like when it is officially released. With it, the company announced a new universal design language called Material Design that aims to give a consistent, unified look across platforms. Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

Google calls out Apple: “We already did these 5 years ago”

During the recently-concluded I/O conference, Google somehow retaliated back at Apple after they insulted them earlier this month saying, “Android dominates the market in malware”. To which Google said that what they’re doing now isn’t new at all and has already been done by Android years ago. Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

Google I/O 2014: Everything You Need To Know

Google I/O tackled a lot of things this year, all mostly composed of Android, be it in your pocket, your bag, your wrist, your living room or even your car. With all of our coverage from last night, we took the pleasure of compiling all the relevant details from the huge event for everyone right here. Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

Samsung Gear Live now up for pre-order, priced at $200

Along with the LG G Watch and the Moto 360, the new Samsung Gear Live also made its appearance at this year’s Google I/O confirming the rumors that the South Korean firm will also release their own version of an Android Wear-powered smartwatch

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June 26, 2014

Google I/O 2014: Android TV

Soon after announcing the Android Auto, Google formally announced their second take on conquering the living room through the new and improved television-centric platform called Android TV.

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June 26, 2014

Chrome OS will now work better with Android

If you own a Chromebook and an Android device, be it a smartphone or a tablet, these new features might be really helpful for you. Google will soon be allowing your smartphone to unlock and log-in to your Chrome OS device, and from there, you will be able to use your Android apps as well. Continue Reading