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.
The MoS has converted its iPhone app to Android, letting Google users listen to streaming radio, sample snippets of forthcoming releases and even purchase tickets for events -- and have them delivered "direct to your phone" for easy club access.
"I am quite speechless right now," begins Artem Russakovskii over at Android Police as he posts about a "massive" security flaw in HTC Android devices that allows malicious hackers to access phone numbers, GPS, SMS, email addresses and more.
Sharp makes quite a few smartphones, but we're yet to see any arrive in Euro-friendly format. But that's about to change, with its 3D Aquos Phone scheduled to arrive on Orange. Orange France, but that's still nearer than Japan.
Rabid BBC consumer show Watchdog unleashed its full righteous fury upon the Motorola Defy last night, claiming that Motorola "exaggerated" the strength of it supposedly water, dust and shock-proof Android phone.
SwiftKey X is a replacement keyboard for Android phones and tablets, which "learns" your typing style by scanning text messages and Facebook updates. Now it can read blog posts, too, getting an even better idea of how you write.
The informative and often inadvertently amusing iPhone BBFC app is now on Android, if you need specific knowledge of the strength of swearing a film contains. Shame it still doesn't give timecodes for when nudity occurs, though.
Samsung now pays Microsoft for the privilege of selling Android phones. Of course, it's being called a "partnership." And yes, we've seen this before: Microsoft also strong armed HTC into giving them a cut of the profits for every Android device sold.
Samsung and Google will be announcing Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on October 11th. Here's an alleged video of it, from a guy who supposedly got the phone from eBay. The flavor of this ice cream is probably bullshit.
We wanted to love the original Thrive tablet with its many full-sized ports, but oh man was it chunky. The Thrive 7-Inch is almost exactly the same, but everything is smaller. It's still chunky, but it's not too much anymore.
If you think your son's sexuality can be determined through any means other than actually having a meaningful, face-to-face conversation, then you need to waste your money on the "Is My Son Gay" French Android App.
This is a big day for Motorola, huh? This Is My Next has new details and screens for the Atrix's upcoming successor. Most importantly, their source reports it to have a lovely 4.3-inch qHD screen, an 8MP camera, and 8GB of on-board storage.