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Google Camera is a Standalone Photography App for Android

Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that's very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice. Read More >>

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How to Check if Your Android Device Could be Hacked via Heartbleed

Heartbleed is causing heartache on hundreds of servers all over the internet, but security researchers have also warned that the bug could allow direct hacks of Android, too. Here's how to check if your device is at risk. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Less is So Much More

If you can say one thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, it's that they consistently pair some of the best hardware with inexplicable software. The S5 scales back Samsung's bells and whistles, which helps make it easily the best Galaxy phone yet. If only they'd gone even further. Read More >>

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Latest Update Brings KitKat to Google Glass

It's been a while since we last heard of a software update for Glass and now I guess we know why. The team over at Mountain View has been busy updating the face-computer to run on the latest version of Android (4.4.2 a.k.a. KitKat). Read More >>

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Before the iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

It's virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn't planning to make Android for touchscreen devices. Read More >>

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Google Has Intervened in the Never-Ending Apple/Samsung Court Battle

The petty squabbling between Apple, Samsung, and countless other phone companies, will not end. It's just lawsuit after lawsuit in a pathetic attempt to gain a pointless moral victory over the competition. Now Google, a company which has mostly stayed out of the whole mess, has come to Samsung's aid to defend the Korean giant from accusations by Apple. Read More >>

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Android Now Offers Routine Malware Surveillance for Your Phone

It's no secret that Android apps can get a little shifty, but having the freedom to explore that is part of what makes Android great. Now Google is helping you stay even safer by keeping a constant eye on whether or not any of your apps are doing anything they shouldn't be. Read More >>

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Could This be the Clean New Look for Android's Built-In Calendar App?

The folks over at Geek.com got this sneak peek at a significantly updated test design for Timely, Google's stock calendar app. If this is the final version that Android users will see, it'll be a nice update. Read More >>

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Nikon Coolpix S810c: Samsung's Galaxy Camera Finally Has Competition

An Android-powered point-and-shoot camera sure sounds like the future even if it's yet to be proven, which is why nearly two years after Nikon pushed its first Android experiment into the world, the company is trying again. How does the Coolpix S810C measure up against Samsung's very successful Galaxy Camera? Read More >>

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HTC One M8 Relegated to Last Place as Benchmarking Nerd War Turns Nasty

HTC's claim that its gaming of the benchmarking system is actually a feature of the HTC One M8 has been laughed at by the makers of the 3Dmark tool, with the M8 accused of cheating and dumped to last place in the tables. Which, in the packed world of Android, means the HTC powerhouse is now around 1,000th position in the performance charts. Read More >>

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Oh Hey, Android TV Was All Over CES Three Months Ago

Google TV has been dead in the water for a while now, but rumour has it that a flashy new successor, Android TV, is on the way. These are rumours, but then there's also the fascinating truth that it was hiding in plain sight at CES three months ago. Read More >>

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Entirely Fake Virus Shield App Charged £3 for... Nothing

Android app Virus Shield appeared from nowhere to become the #1 new paid download last week, but there was one problem -- it didn't do anything. The app claimed to protect phones with one click, but analysis of the code showed it was just a graphical trick that did nothing. Somehow, it was on a user review score of 4.7 when it was pulled. [Android Police] Read More >>

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Report: Android TV Will Be Google's Next Big Set-Top Box Push

The Verge just revealed that Google may venture into set-top TV devices with the as-yet-unannounced Android TV. Quoting internal documents, the report indicates Google is planning a device like Roku or the new Amazon Fire TV to put Android in your living room. Read More >>

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Google Opinion Rewards App Gives You Play Store Credit in Exchange for Survey Answers

Google already knows basically everything there is to know about you anyway, so why not make a few quid off its data harvesting? The Google Opinion Rewards app is now available to UK Android users, letting you earn a few pence worth of Google Play Store credit (sent to your Google Wallet) for every quick marketing survey you complete for Google and its partners. [Google Play] Read More >>

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There's Finally an App That Lets You Escape Group Texts

When it comes to group texts, nothing is more infuriating than being trapped in an endless barrage vibrations signalling nothing more than "lol" or the occasional poop emoji. But until now, there was no convenient way to put an end to the madness without either A) blocking your friends or B) insulting them to the point that they cut off contact. GroupXiT fixes that. Read More >>

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"Android Silver" Scheme May be Google's Network-Assisted Genius Bar Clone

Online rumours claim Google is planning some sort of premium owner experience for future Android phone buyers, with the Android Silver scheme said to encourage networks to babysit owners of phones, guarantee the latest version of Android and show them how to buy stuff through Google Play. Read More >>

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