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Google Launches Huawei Nexus 6P: Up Close
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 29, 2015

Google has just announced what is perhaps the best Nexus flagship the company has ever been involved in, the Huawei made Nexus 6P. The device was launched by Google today and alongside the Nexus 5X is the first product to be rocking Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X Priced Competitively
By Luke Jones on Monday September 28, 2015

Google is getting ready to launch its new smartphones tomorrow, the Huawei made Nexus 6P and the LG made Nexus 5X, but we already know pretty much all there is to know. For example, the design of both handsets reveals probably the best looking Nexus smartphones so far, and one that are well spec?d for their price points.

LG Nexus 5X Passes GeekBench and Shows Specs
By admin on Thursday September 24, 2015

We are still at least a month away from the LG made Nexus 5X launching, but we already feel like we know so much about Google's upcoming mid-range handset. Enough renders have leaked to give us a good idea what the handset looks like, while the 5X has passed through several benchmarking software's to reveal its specs. The latest is Geekbench, which reconfirms the hardware that Google and LG are employing for the Nexus 5X.

A Look Back on Stagefright
By admin on Monday September 14, 2015

We get it already, Android has many a security hole and is vulnerable to attacks. Whether you can live with that and appreciate the openness or not depends, and probably dictates whether you use Google's platform or turn to iOS, Windows, or even BlackBerry. Not that we are brushing it under the carpet or anything, security on Android is arguably the platform?s biggest problem moving forward and there are numerous attacks to be worried about.

Android Wear getting Interactive Watch Faces
By Luke Jones on Friday August 21, 2015

Google has sent out a small but useful update for its Android Wear platform that is found on myriad smartwatches on the platform. The company says that the update will be rolling out to every Android Wear device in the coming weeks and the meat of the update will be the inclusion of interactive watch faces. This will bring more ways to use the device when it is just in its watch face mode.

Gartner Says Android Still Dominates, although iOS Grows
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its latest market figures that reveal which operating systems are in front in terms of coverage, and the results are hardly surprising. Indeed, the state of the smartphone market remained the same as it has for the last few years, with Android in front, Apple just behind, and Windows Phone way back in third... the rest barely registering.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is Official
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

Google officially announced that Android M, announced by the company earlier in the year, will be called Android Marshmallow when it launches. The company rolled out a statue of the Android robot carrying a large marshmallow to announce the name, while Google also revealed that the next full build will otherwise be known as Android 6.0.

Google to Debut Android Pay Alongside LG Nexus 5 2015
By Luke Jones on Friday August 07, 2015

It is being reported today that Google will debut its Android Pay mobile payment system alongside LG's new Nexus smartphone, which is due to be launched at the end of the third quarter. The device is an updated version of LG?s 2013 Nexus 5 and will be imaginatively called the Nexus 5 2015, but crucially it will ship with a fingerprint scanner, something that will play a major part in Android Pay.

Android Fingerprint Scanners Open to Mobile Payment Hacks
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 06, 2015

Google, Android, and all manufacturers could do without more stories about what hackers are able to do on the platform, but yet they keep coming. The Stagefright vulnerability recently put Android in the spotlight as it was found users could control a device by sending a simple corrupted MMS. It has now been found that Android fingerprint scanners allow hackers to take a user?s print, while Apple's TouchID does not.

There are 24,093 Separate Android Products in Use
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 06, 2015

Android is the mobile platform that leads the way in global markets, Google's OS is well ahead of Apple's OS in most areas with all other rivals insignificant enough to not be worth mentioning. Why is that, what has made Android the runaway leader? Well, the sheer availability of the platform across so many devices certainly helps, and market researcher Open Signal says there are now 24,093 different Android products in use.