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Android

Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. Google Inc. purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005. Android's mobile operating system is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android's development and release. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android. The Android operating system is the world's best-selling Smartphone platform.

Articles About Android

3 Reasons Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 Kitkat OS Update May Not Happen

By IBTimes AU

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 Kitkat OS update has not arrived to the handsets yet. There is a possibility it may not happen at all. (3:02 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE

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Google Nexus 6 Could Come With 64-Bit SoC from MediaTek but Release Date Must Wait Until December 2014 – Reports

By IBTimes AU

The Google Nexus 6 on release date will likely draw its power from a 64-bit processing chip but Android fans will have to wait until 2014 Christmas time to actually get hold of the device, new reports said. (9:36 am)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SMARTPHONE, ARCHITECTURE

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release Date: Patent Hints at Drastic Changes in Design

By IBTimes IN

Samsung Electronics has not announced the release date of its upcoming device Galaxy Note 4 yet but speculations have been doing the rounds, ever since Galaxy S5 was released. Now, a patent filed by the South Korean electronics giant for a device, po... (12:52 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, GERMANY, SMARTPHONE

Sony Background Defocus Camera App Released for Xperia Phones on Google Play Store
Sony Background Defocus Camera App Released for Xperia Phones on Google Play Store

By IBTimes IN

The mobile arm of consumer electronics giant Sony has released the feature-rich 'Background Defocus' camera app on Google Play store. (12:43 am)

MORE TOPICS: SONY

Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS Update Release Soon as Firmware Spotted in Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition

By IBTimes AU

All signs have pointed to the imminent release of Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS update as the latest firmware was seen in the Google Play Edition of Sony Xperia Z Ultra. (12:17 am)

MORE TOPICS: SONY

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Music Lovers: Here Are Great Music Player Apps From Android

By IBTimes AU

For years, music lovers have changed their way of experiencing music. Mobile device trend delivers dramatic changes such as enabling us to carry music everywhere. (11:19 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ITUNES

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Android Apps: 150M Downloads 'Vulnerable' to Heartbleed Bug; Gaming Apps Targeted

By IBTimes AU

Although security patch for Heartbleed bug is available and many Web sites and services patched successfully requesting the users to change their passwords, Android apps somehow has slipped the purview of scrutiny. (11:03 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK

WhatsApp Now Has 500M Users

By IBTimes AU

Early this year, WhatsApp came in the news when Facebook, the most popular social networking site, bought it for $19 billion, making it the firm's biggest purchase. (10:56 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, INDIA, MEXICO

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HTC Desire 816 vs Nokia Lumia 1320 vs Sony Xperia T2 Ultra: Specifications Comparison

By IBTimes IN

Prospective buyers planning to upgrade their smartphone with affordable MNC branded big-screen phablets might be interested in HTC Desire 816, Nokia Lumia 1320 and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. (10:03 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, INDIA, SMARTPHONE, SONY, HTC, EMERGING MARKETS

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Samsung Galaxy K (aka S5 Zoom) Snapshots Leaked Online Ahead of Official Launch

By IBTimes IN

Snapshots of Samsung's upcoming camera-centric flagship phone Galaxy K (aka S5 Zoom) have surfaced online just ahead of the official launch. (5:29 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, MALI