Amazon Appstore offering $100 worth of paid apps for free for two days

by Christine Kitsati Amazon Appstore is giving away a number of premium Android applications for free for two days. This promotional offer is valid for June 27 and June 28 and you will be able to grab $100 worth of Android apps. Some of the premium apps included in the current promotion are Plex, MyBackup Pro, AccuWeather Platinum, […] 29 June 2014 at 12:23 am

Google brings Android to the car with Android Auto

by Christine Kitsati At its I/O 2014 conference, Google took the wraps of the new Android Auto in-car infotainment system. Set to be released as a part of the Android L release later this year, it will be competing with Apple’s CarPlay system. According to Google, the first cars compatible with Android Auto will arrive before the end […] 27 June 2014 at 01:16 pm

Samsung Gear Live smartwatch official, now on sale at Google Play

by Dimitris Skiannis Samsung on Wednesday announced its first Android Wear smartwatch in the form of Gear Live. The device was also showcased at the Google I/O 2014 keynote speech and is now on pre-order in the United States, United Kingdom and six other countries via Google Play. “Samsung has been a pioneer in the quickly-evolving wearable market, and the […] 27 June 2014 at 12:12 pm

LG G Watch now on pre-order at Google Play in 12 countries

by Dimitris Skiannis LG’s first Android Wear watch is here and it can be ordered from Google Play in a dozen countries. Powered by Android Wear, G Watch will start shipping in between July 3 and July 8 in US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Spain.  It will be available soon […] 27 June 2014 at 11:13 am

Google announces Android TV

by Stefanos Anagnostou Google’s new TV play is here. Announced on Wednesday as the part of the keynote speech of the company’s annual developer conference, the new Android TV is Google’s third attempt in this arena. The company’s first attempt, the Google TV, was a massive failure and despite support from the likes of Asus, Sony, Logitech and […] 27 June 2014 at 12:15 am

Google previews Android L at I/O 2014

by Christine Kitsati As expected, Google showcased the next version Android at its I/O developer conference on Wednesday. Dubbed as the Android L for the time-being, it will be released to the public (as a part of the devices) later this year but the developer preview and preview factory images for Nexus 5 & 7 devices will be […] 27 June 2014 at 12:12 am

Google announces Android One program for budget smartphones

by dlife Google on Wednesday took the wraps of its new Android One turnkey solution for budget Android smartphones. According to the company, it aims to help the manufacturers build better and cheaper smartphones without spending money on research & design. Instead of designing devices themselves, the Android One partners with be getting smartphone designs and software […] 27 June 2014 at 12:10 am

HTC Desire 516 debuts in India

by Dimitris Skiannis HTC India has announced the release of its Desire 516 Android smartphone in the country today. The smartphone is part of the company’s mid-range portfolio and has been priced at INR 14,200. It will go on sale at the major mobile retailers across the country by June-end. According to HTC, Desire 516 sports a 5-inch […] 27 June 2014 at 12:08 am

Facebook’s Slingshot app goes international, now available to all

by Petros Antonakis Facebook’s Slingshot app, which was introduced last week in the US, is now available to all Android users.  It can be grabbed for free from Google Play. “Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited to give Slingshot a try. Starting today, we’re expanding our initial launch […] 27 June 2014 at 12:07 am

Google posts Android L preview system images for Nexus 5 & Nexus 7

by Dimitris Skiannis As promised, Google has published the Android L preview system images for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi devices on Android developer website. These system images are meant for the app developers and advanced users, who would like to test drive the upcoming Android version. It is important to note here that these images […] 26 June 2014 at 09:55 pm