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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By Sam Gibbs on at

Android BBC iPlayer Update to Bring 3G Streaming

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.

The Pope Has Chosen Android

By Sam Biddle on at

This, my friends, may be the end of the smartphone fanboy wars. I can give my two pence. The rest of the tech community can give theirs. But God Almighty himself, through his appointed papal mouthpiece, has picked a winner.