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One Billion Android smartphones shipped globally in 2014

By AndroidPress | On Sat, Jan 31st, 2015 - No Comments »

2014 was a big year for Android devices according to research firm Strategy Analytics. The company tracks smartphone shipments around the world and its data shows that a billion Android smartphones shipped globally in 2014. According to the metrics, global smartphone shipments grew 30% during the year reaching a total of 1.3 billion units. Android smartphones made up 81% of all smartphones. 

Nokia Z Launcher beta update adds icon pack support

By AndroidPress | On Sat, Jan 31st, 2015 - No Comments »
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If you are a user of the Nokia Z Launcher app, you may be waiting for the app to leave beta and go to official full release. The app has been updated recently, but it is still listed as a beta. If you are unfamiliar with Z Launcher, the app is designed to learn how you use your phone and give you faster access to your favorite apps. The app has several functions with Scribble letting you. 

Smart Lock allows Android to unlock your Chromebook

By AndroidPress | On Sat, Jan 31st, 2015 - No Comments »

We’ve featured something similar but the Smart Lock for Chrome is an official one from Google. This special unlocking feature works on a Chromebook with just an Android phone or tablet nearby. Simply sign in to unlock Chromebook without having to click anything on the keyboard or entering a passcode. All you need to do is access your Android phone. This seems to be a nice and useful. 

BetterBatteryStats v2.0 gains Material design and Android 5.0 support

By AndroidPress | On Sat, Jan 31st, 2015 - No Comments »

If you like to know more about the battery on your Android device than the little battery gauge that comes with Android tells you, you might have used one of the available apps that give more details on the battery. One of those apps is called BetterBatteryStats and it has received a major update. The update brings Material Design to the app giving it a new look. The update also brings. 

Qantas in-flight lounge goes 3D courtesy of Samsung Gear VR

By AndroidPress | On Sat, Jan 31st, 2015 - No Comments »
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Virtual reality may be in its early stages but just like the smartwatch and other wearables, a VR device like the Samsung Gear VR has a lot of potential. This year, Samsung wants to bring the wearable head gear to the consumers by launching a trial project with Qantas. The airline and the South Korean giant’s Australian division recently teamed up to offer a new in-flight entertainment. 

Level Up! Heroes of Might & Magic III HD, OUYA, and cats

By AndroidPress | On Sat, Jan 31st, 2015 - No Comments »
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Build your own fantasy kingdom and, instead of just growing it with cutesy in-app items and fighting off even cuter monsters, defend it against seriously badass angles, demons, and mages. Or maybe you’re more into cats. Lots and lots of cats. Which ever way you swing, we’ve got you covered in this week’s edition of Level Up! But first, a few words from everyone’s. 

Samsung intros Galaxy J1

By AndroidPress | On Fri, Jan 30th, 2015 - No Comments »
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The world may be anticipating for the coming of the Samsung Galaxy S6 but the South Korean giant still has other phones to offer. The latest of which is the Samsung Galaxy J1, a budget smartphone that looks attractive with its slim profile and modern design, offering seamless performance at warp speed. The Samsung Galaxy J1 features a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a new Palm Selfie function, Ultra. 

Fly through a 3D tubular world in Tail Drift for Android

By AndroidPress | On Fri, Jan 30th, 2015 - No Comments »
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If you’re a fan of arcade racing games like Mario Kart, then this new game available on Android devices will appeal to your love of virtually racing through not just the ground but even in the skies. Tail Drift is a 360 degree arcade racer that will see you through loops, tubes, and various fantastic environments as you try to win the race and get as many points as you can. The game’s. 

Photo of 2nd-gen Moto E leaked

By AndroidPress | On Fri, Jan 30th, 2015 - No Comments »

We haven’t heart much about the Moto E but a recent rumor gives us an idea that the 2nd-generation might be coming soon. It’s another budget smartphone alright because the Moto E was popular in the cheap phone category with its sub-$150 price tag. And now that Motorola is owned by Lenovo, there’s more reason for the mobile group to work harder than before. Motorola still. 

Microsoft invested in Cyanogen’s anti-Google war chest, says tip

By AndroidPress | On Fri, Jan 30th, 2015 - No Comments »

According to sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft has invested in Cyanogen, Inc., making a small contribution in the $70 million of the $100 million that the startup claims to have been able to raise. The startup has so far only accounted for the $30 million of the total. More than just a magnanimous donation, however, this move is seen to be Redmond’s play to wrest control.