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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The LG Optimus Vu Flashes For the Camera

By Sam Gibbs on at

LG’s let out a video of its Galaxy Note rival, the Optimus Vu before its official showing off at MWC. In it you’ll get to see the wonders of its 5-inch IPS screen; some finger writing action, and a close up of its camera – how I managed to contain myself I just don’t know.

Fans Happy to Pay for CyanogenMod's New Servers

By Gary Cutlack on at

Android favourite CyanogenMod, which brings exciting new versions of Android to phones either abandoned or not yet updated by their makers while also throwing more features into the mix, has acquired two new "Xeon-class boxes with lots of RAM" thanks to a public fundraising appeal.