Tag Archives: Android

Google Is Planning To Launch A WhatsApp Competitor

Google is apparently preparing to launch a WhatsApp competitor, according to reports. The Mountain View based company sent one of its product managers to India last month to analyse the messaging situation in the country, and as a result, they’re now supposedly working on a WhatsApp competitor. Remember the crazy WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook? Valued […]

Microsoft Wants HTC To Dual-boot Windows Phone And Android On Its Phones

According to a new report, Microsoft apparently wants(/ed) HTC to come up with phones that can dual boot Android and Windows Phone. HTC, which is reeling from the onslaught from Samsung since 2011, has long been a Microsoft partner, launching phones running Windows Mobile. They have been making Windows Phones too, but lack the marketing […]

Android KitKat 4.4 Announced As Google Passes 1 Billion Android Device Activations

Today’s been very eventful thus far. First off, to wake me up from sleep, Nokia announced that it’s selling the Devices And Services division to Microsoft for $7.17 Billion, then Apple sent out invites for its iPhone 6/5S/5C event, and now, Google just announced that it has passed 1 billion Android device activations. And now […]

It’s Complicated: Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves Google For Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, Android’s Vice President, has left Google to join a Chinese company, Xiaomi. The reasons for the departure are a bit complicated, but this is after Andy Rubin, then heading the Android division, left his post for other projects within Google. That’s two important people that the Android division has lost. This is a […]

[With Root] How-to: Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean On Galaxy Nexus

First things first, neither I, nor Androwin, take the responsibility for any damage or natural calamity which might result after following this tutorial. However, succeeding in upgrading and rooting after following this tutorial might result in never-ending happiness. ALL YOUR DATA STORED ON THE DEVICE WILL BE WIPED, SO BACKUP With that out of the […]

Canonical Ubuntu Edge Will Dual-boot Ubuntu And Android If It Achieves $32 Million In Crowdfunding

Long headline, eh? Three main points – Canonical Ubuntu Edge Dual-booting Android and Ubuntu, or any other Linux distro of your liking $32 Million crowdfunding target in 31 days. That’s basically the essence of this piece of news. Canonical has just launched an Indiegogo project for a $32 Million fund; a fund that will be […]

Leaked System Dump From Sony “Honami” Reveals New UI, Confirms 20MP Camera, 4K Video And OIS

Xperia Blog managed to get their hands on a system dump that comes from Son’y next flagship codenamed Honami. The  build.prop revealed some interesting specs like a 20 megapixel camera (5248 x 3936) and 4K video recording (4000*2000). The build.prop also mentions SteadyShot mode which is Sony’s propriety Optical Image Stabilization technology found in Sony SLT […]

Instagram Now Allows Users To Share Videos; Update Available On Play Store

Popular photo sharing app for iOS and Android – Instagram announced that they will allow users to share videos too and not just still images. According to Instagram, users will be able to upload up to 15 seconds of video clips. Instagram has also provided several filters to make your videos look more creative (or […]

Huawei Ascend Mate Annouced In India – Jelly Bean, 6.1 Inch display For Rs. 24,900

Huawei has announced two Ascend series devices today – the Huawei Ascend Mate in India, and the Ascend P6 in the UK. Both come with Jelly Bean, albeit different versions of it, run on quad core processors, but differ hugely when it comes to the screen size. The Huawei Ascend Mate, announced earlier in India […]