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37 Free Apps Worth $140 on Amazon AppStore
By Luke Jones on Thursday February 12, 2015

I have said numerous times before that it is worth downloading the Amazon App Store for Android as a companion to the Google Play Store. Sure, there are no exclusive titles on there, but every so often Amazon has a blockbuster sale that simply makes its App Store worthwhile, even for Android users. The retail giant is back again with another of those bonanza sales.

Verizon Nokia Lumia Icon gets Lumia Denim Update
By Luke Jones on Wednesday February 11, 2015

The Nokia Lumia Icon is a pretty standard mid-range device these days, but it is a good smartphone and is the closest you will get to a flagship (with the Lumia 1520) that Microsoft currently has on its portfolio. The Verizon version of the Icon is now coming up to date in terms of software with Microsoft and Big Red issuing the new Lumia Denim for Windows Phone 8.1 update.

Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Update Starts in Poland
By Luke Jones on Wednesday February 11, 2015

Samsung continues to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop slowly. The company seems to be moving from country to country and picking devices at random. There is surely method to the madness, but we have seen the Galaxy Note Edge updated in some nations, while the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 have had their Lollipop updates in Russia.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Getting Android 5 Lollipop in India
By Luke Jones on Tuesday February 10, 2015

Samsung has recently started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to select region devices, and of course the Korean company has a lot more handsets to deal with compared to other companies. The latest to be getting a lick of Android 5 is the Indian version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Russian and other select European versions of the handset have already received the update, but the Indian device is also in on the act.

Original Moto X to get Android 5.0 Lollipop
By Luke Jones on Tuesday February 10, 2015

Motorola has been updating its smartphones to Android 5.0 Lollipop recently and has confirmed even 2013 DROID's will be getting the bump to Google's latest and greatest. The company has really been on the ball, but one smartphone is conspicuous by its absence from the Lollipop party. Motorola has updated 1st and 2nd gen Moto G's, the Moto E, and the second gen Moto X, but not the original Moto X.

T-Mobile Updates HTC One M8 to Android 5.0 Lollipop
By Luke Jones on Tuesday February 10, 2015

HTC has completed its Android 5.0 Lollipop preparations for the One M8 flagship on time, as it said it would within three months of the software's release. However, once the update is in the hands of the carriers it is up to them as to when the patch reaches your handset. Luckily, T-Mobile is acting fast and the HTC One M8 is now receiving the update on the Magenta network.

Apple Focusing on Stability and Performance with iOS 9
By admin on Tuesday February 10, 2015

iOS 8 may only be midway through its life cycle, but Apple is obviously already preparing its follow up, iOS 9. Codenamed Monarch, it has been popping up lately with several sources spilling the proverbial beans on the software. Likely to be announced early this summer and rolled out with new products in the fall, iOS 9 will reportedly be much more stable platform.

iOS 8 Adoptions Rates Above 70%
By admin on Wednesday February 04, 2015

Apple's iOS 8 has enjoyed solid adoption rates, much better than anything Android can dream of, but not as good as the uptake of iOS 8. The OS had found its way to 46% of all iOS devices within a few days of its release, but since then the growth has been slower. However, slow and steady has definitely been the iOS 8 way and Apple has announced that adoption levels are now at 72%.

Samsung Android Lollipop Build Leaks for Galaxy Note Edge
By Luke Jones on Wednesday February 04, 2015

Samsung's smartphones are already starting to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, with the company rolling out its TouchWiz based software to the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 over the last week (in Russia at least). The next in line are thought to be the Galaxy Note 4 and its sibling, the Galaxy Note Edge.

Android App Adware is More Common than you thought
By Luke Jones on Tuesday February 03, 2015

Android is known as being more vulnerable than other operating systems, or at least that's the perception. Whether that's fair or not is a good debate to have (especially in the wake of Apple's own iOS scandals of late), but it is clear that Google's OS is open to certain dangers. Unwanted intrusions on data is one of the biggest problems facing Android, but it seems the situation is direr than thought originally.