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Android advice: Wiping a device does not delete all data
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

The second hand smartphone market is vibrant as people sell their current Android devices to upgrade to a new model. If you have ever sold a phone, you have probably done the diligent thing and deleted everything to leave none of your data behind, you played it safe. Think again though as it seems Google's Android reset function does not deleted all of your data.

Google reacts quickly to Android Wear paid app problem
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

Google has quickly fixed a bug in Android Wear that meant paid apps could not be installed on the platform, the company announced today. The issue was first spotted yesterday and Google's fix is only a temporary one while the company looks for a more permanent solution

Google Play edition devices disappear from store
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

There is a little bit of a mystery going on over at the Google Play Store as a number of handsets have strangely gone missing from the inventory. Google Play Editions of several smartphones and tablets have disappeared from the online store

Android 4.4 KitKat increases market share in June
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 08, 2014

Android's monthly user ship details have been released for the month of June and it seems that KitKat's ascension is continuing. The Android version 4.4 and its various updates have flown under the KitKat banner, and for the most part the version of Google's platform has done what it set out to do.

Getting app refunds from Apple and Google just got easier in Korea... going global?
By Luke Jones on Monday July 07, 2014

Getting a refund for an app on either the iOS App Store or Google Play Store is like pulling teeth, but now in South Korea there is some relief in sight. The country's Fair Trade Commission has laid down the law on Apple and Google and is making the companies revise their refund policies to make them more consumer friendly.

Universal search for settings added to CyanogenMod
By Luke Jones on Friday July 04, 2014

We are all waiting to get our hands on Android L, but Google's juggernaut process will take some time to land. However, you can always rely on the open source CyanogenMod to take some upcoming features and implement them first

Google publishes Android L source code
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 02, 2014

Google's source code for Android L has been posted by the company and can be found at Google's Android Git repo page.

Android L has big camera plans
By Luke Jones on Monday June 30, 2014

Google laid it all out in terms of its roadmap for Android at the company's I/O conference last week. Android will become a platform that crosses form factors and niches to become the be all and end all product for Google. Android L will be the next smartphone and tablet release as Google is very much sticking with the form factor that started it all. A few more details about the camera software heading our way on Android L have emerged today.

Android Wear to be a locked design with no OEM customization
By Luke Jones on Monday June 30, 2014

Google is keeping stricter control over Android Wear than it does the smartphone Android software by limiting how much OEM's can change the platform. Companies building products for Android Wear will not be able to dramatically customize the user interface or the overall design of the software.

Android's head on the platform and relationship with Samsung
By Luke Jones on Saturday June 28, 2014

Android's chief Sundar Pichai has been discussing all things Android with Wired and shed some light on the future of Android and even Google's relationship with Samsung