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May 29, 2015

Android M dev preview now available for selected devices

Some of us are still waiting for the availability of Android Lollipop, but Google already released the developer preview of the Android M. Continue Reading

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April 25, 2015

Android pisses on Apple logo, Google apologizes after

On a lighter note, users of Google Maps recently came across with something that instantly caught their attention — the Android character taking a glorious piss at Apple’s logo. Google comes out with an apology. Continue Reading

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April 10, 2015

Google’s Snapseed receives a major update

Snapseed, which was acquired by Google a few years back, is a free photo-editing app which now gets its first major update in two years. For those who are regular users of this app you now have additional tools like filters, lens blur, tonal contrast, and more. Continue Reading

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April 01, 2015

Android 5.1 OTA update rolls out to Google Nexus 5

More or less a month ago, Google released an update to Android Lollipop that came along with the releases of Android One devices, named Android 5.1. Today, I just received an OTA (over-the-air) update on my Google Nexus 5, prompting me to update. Continue Reading

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December 17, 2014

Here are the top 10 things Filipinos searched for in 2014

Google has just released their lists of top searches for this year, and we’re here to check out the top searches for the Philippines. Continue Reading

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December 04, 2014

Gangnam Style breaks YouTube, forces 64-bit counter

The whole Gangnam Style craze may have already died down locally, but the official music video of the song continues to garner hit on YouTube. So much so that it maxed out Google-owned video streaming website’ view counter and forces them to upgrade to a 64-bit integer.

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November 22, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 5 Review

For the past few months, my LG Google Nexus 5 was starting to feel boring and outdated. It was also restarting randomly for no apparent reason and Google just told me to try and uninstall apps (and if all else fails, factory reset to fix the problem). With the Android 5.0 OTA update still on the way, I lost my patience. I unlocked the Nexus 5’s bootloader, wiped all my data, flashed Lollipop, and locked it once again. Just like that, it feels like a new phone.

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November 13, 2014

Messenger from Google hits the Play Store

Google’s own SMS and MMS messaging app named Messenger, not to be confused in Facebook’s Messenger, is now in Play Store for download. It wishes to replace Hangouts’ SMS integration.
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November 13, 2014

Google’s Public Alert now warns Philippines of typhoons

Published at Google Asia Pacific Blog, the company announced that they teamed up with PAGASA to give warning to Filipinos when a typhoon is entering the PAR. The idea is to give people details and tips on what to do as well as where best to go when these calamities happen. Continue Reading

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October 21, 2014

The flavors of Android through the years

In celebration of the new Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, we collated the sweet history of Android versions since its launch back in 2008.
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October 17, 2014

Our top 6 functions and features of Android Lollipop 5.0

Google has just made official its latest OS version – the Android Lollipop 5.0. They’ve released a slew of improvements and at the same time introduced new functionalities. We picked our top 6 features and listed them down below. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading

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October 17, 2014

The Tablet Kings: iPad Air 2 vs iPad Mini 3 vs Nexus 9

We have had a lot of announcements in the past few days, and that includes the flagship devices of two major companies competing in the tablet space – Google & Apple with the Nexus 9 and the new iPads. We now put them side to side to put everything in scale. Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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June 26, 2014

Chromecast doing good, gets Backdrop & mirroring

Over at Google IO, the company talks about their affordable yet powerful streaming device called the Chromecast, and Google brags that it is indeed doing good so far and is picking up. Continue Reading

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June 26, 2014

Android L previewed: major redesign, better performance

Over at Google IO 2014, the company has just teased the next version of their mobile operating system – Android L – and while we’re not yet hearing the ‘sweet’ name nor the version number, we are introduced to a major redesign and a performance boost in graphics coding, battery life and a lot more. Continue Reading

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June 26, 2014

Android One: stock Android & software updates for developing markets

Google has just announced that they have a new initiative for developing markets called Android One – allowing manufacturers such as Micromax, Karbon & Spice to create stock Android phones that will get software updates. It will start in India first very soon, and possibly, it might catch up in the Philippines. Continue Reading

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June 04, 2014

Chromebooks are coming to the Philippines

Tired of the entry-level Windows machine? It’s a good time to look for options because Google Chromebook is reaching to nine more countries including the Philippines.
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May 24, 2014

Toshiba will manufacture Project Ara’s processors

On an unexpected note, it looks like we’ll be seeing Toshiba-made CPUs once Google’s Project Ara becomes available on January. There are also three types of processors that the Japanese company will supply Google. Continue Reading

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May 21, 2014

Moto 360 to arrive July for less than Php15k?

Google IO is coming next month and there we will be expecting a lot of talk about Android Wear. As early as now however, the Moto 360 has been getting a lot of attention and is now reported to go on sale this July for less than Php15,000.

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May 14, 2014

Google Glass + CD-R King ain’t gonna happen

Remember the photo that was posted by CD-R King’s Facebook page featuring Google Glass? Well, bad news folks.
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