Bought by Google back in 2005, the open-source operating system was brought to life in 2008 on the T-Mobile G1 smartphone. Since then, Google’s platform has been seen on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, smartwatches, and even household goods such as fridges and washing machines. It has been the most popular mobile OS since May 2012, with over one billion Android devices having been activated by September 2013. Check out this hub for all Android news, reviews and features.

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LG Prada 3.0 Officially Announced For Fashionistas Everywhere

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After rumours, sketches and leaked shots, the LG Prada 3.0 has finally been unveiled. With its 4.3-inch WVGA "NOVA" display, 8.5mm profile and Prada-styled Android skin, it's certainly a looker. Whether that's your thing or not, it's not all looks and no substance. It's powered by a dual-core 1GHz TI chip, and packs both a 1.3MP front-facing snapper for video calling, and a rear 8MP camera for point-and-shoot replacement duties.

Google’s Siri Clone Might Be Ready by New Years

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Abortion-finding aside, Siri isn't that bad. That's why Google is reportedly feverishly working on its own version of the voice-activated, natural-language assistant, code-named Majel. It's named after Gene Roddenberry's wife — the voice of many a Star Trek computer. While we can't currently confirm a release date, rumours put its street date prior to the new year. More speculation is available at Android and Me.

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Android BBC iPlayer Update to Bring 3G Streaming

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The BBC's already let loose a 3G streaming-capable iPhone version of its iPlayer app for iOS, but as of now Android-lovers have been left out in the cold. A 3G streaming update for the Android iPlayer app is on the way however; but if you're desperate to watch Have I Got News For You while on the road, and can't wait for the update, it might be worth checking out the mobile web version of the catch-up player.