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Facebook Messenger for Android adds SMS Support

Facebook Messenger for Android adds SMS Support

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging services with nearly 900-Million active users. Facebook has been trying to bake in new features for the messaging services at regular intervals. Furthermore, Facebook will also be integrate the upcoming M virtual assistant into the Messenger. And now, Facebook has announced that it will be adding the support for SMS […]

     
 
 

Can XDA-Developers be the Answer for Android Update Woes?

Can XDA-Developers be the Answer for Android Update Woes?

Software updates are a vital part of a smartphone experience. They are one of the best ways a manufacturer can continue to add value to a device even after it’s sold. When it comes to smartphones, there are only two camps that matter in today’s world – Android and iOS. Apple has done a great job of handling software updates […]

 
     
 
 

5 Google I/O Announcements That Will Make Your Android Smarter and Quicker

5 Google I/O Announcements That Will Make Your Android Smarter and Quicker

Google’s annual developer conference is almost over now, it was filled with modern machine learning advancements the company has been working on and a couple of new product launches including Google Home, messaging platform – “Allo” and more. Additionally, Android received its yearly refresh with the “N” update that comprises of a couple of design enhancements and some behind-the-scenes improvements that […]

 
     
 
 

Google’s Instant Apps Platform Will Let You Run Android Apps Without Downloading Them

Google’s Instant Apps Platform Will Let You Run Android Apps Without Downloading Them

Typically, when a user prefers a website over a native application to get some information or perform an action, it is because he/she doesn’t have the time to go through the trouble of downloading and installing it. However, Google announced a new platform named “Instant Apps” at their annual developer conference, the Google I/O, that will let a user run […]

     
 
 

Google Duo is a Video Calling Platform with Some Neat Tricks

Google Duo is a Video Calling Platform with Some Neat Tricks    

Along with a new messaging application, Allo, Google also showcased a video calling platform called “Duo”, we think the naming has been done based on the fact that this application lets only two people call at a time. However, this isn’t any regular video calling service, Google has been able to come up with an elegant way to make the […]

     
 
 

The Five Sins of Android Phone Makers

The Five Sins of Android Phone Makers

Guest post by Rohan Naravane. There’s hardly any doubt that the iPhone is a smartphone nobody can ignore today. Even if Android accounts for over 80 percent of all smartphones sold, you’ve probably heard about how the iPhone eats over 90 percent of all smartphone profits. That is bound to be a cause of worry among Android phone makers, causing […]

 
     
 
 

OnePlus 2 Gets Marshmallow Update with OxygenOS 3.0

OnePlus 2 Gets Marshmallow Update with OxygenOS 3.0

As promised a couple of weeks back, OnePlus has finally announced OxygenOS 3.0 that brings Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 to the OnePlus 2. After numerous soak tests, this update is still currently limited to community builds and you won’t receive a public OTA until it has been safely approved by the testers. OnePlus does say in their blog post that the […]

     
 
 

7 Cool Features in Android N that You Should Know About

7 Cool Features in Android N that You Should Know About

With few more months to go for the Google I/O conference where the Android N would be officially announced, Google decided to sweeten up the morning for Android lovers. They’ve released the Android N’s Developer preview (and if you’re wondering what the “N” stands for, well we are too and may have to wait until Google I/O). Before you get […]

 
     
 
 

Android N’s First Developer Preview will Feature a Split Screen mode, an Overhauled Notification Shade and More

Android N’s First Developer Preview will Feature a Split Screen mode, an Overhauled Notification Shade and More

Google’s Mobile OS is all set to receive its biggest upgrade of the year with Android N, a topic trending in the news for the past couple of days. We recently saw some reports pointing at a redesigned settings menu that is reportedly aimed at providing a more convenient UI. However, the one we stumbled upon today reveals a lot […]

     
 
 

Cyanogen’s New ‘MOD’ Platform will Allow Developers to Access Deeper Levels of Android

Cyanogen’s New ‘MOD’ Platform will Allow Developers to Access Deeper Levels of Android

Generally, mobile applications are standalone experiences that work in their own surroundings but never breach the OS’s root integrations. However, Cyanogen, the company that is known for its highly customizable operating system based on Android is releasing a new platform – ‘MOD’ which will allow developers to access core fragments of Android resulting in much deeper application meshing. The main […]