Steve Jobs was not fond of Android. He considered it a copycat of Apple's iOS platform, and infamously declared war on all things Android. That sentiment evidently carried all the way to the top of Android, as a recent book reveals that Jobs was no fan of Android founder, and former chief, Andy Rubin.
some pictures were circulating showing the Google Play Store running on a Blackberry Z10. There was no animation, or video, just still images of the Play Store on a Blackberry device. Many speculated that Blackberry had turned the corner we all wanted them to and adapted to life with Android. Blackberry, however, has shot that one down.
iOS apps. Camera Awesome originally launched for the iPhone back in 2012 and has since come available for the iPad as well. And well, as of today the app has arrived for Android users. Or maybe more specifically, select Android users.
Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat on Halloween. Thanks to the frequent rumors and leaks, the actual launch came with little in terms of surprise. But nonetheless, it was nice to get confirmation on the specs and pricing. The launch went smooth, especially as compared to the launch day issues Google had with the Nexus 4.
T-Mobile getting ready to offer the Nexus 5, some are beginning to question their starting price of $450. Whether you pay a monthly fee for the phone or buy it outright, it’s a premium over the Play Store’s pricing structure. T-Mobile is now countering that they do not profit from the device, and insinuate that Google is subsidizing the cost for consumers who buy direct.
Chrome browser will no longer support extensions loaded from outside the Web Store. Google says they’ve had complaints lately regarding the security issues brought on by such extensions, with things like browser settings being altered without permission. The new policy will go into effect starting in January.
OPPO announced the N1 smartphone back in September. That announcement ended a series of rumors, however it didn't answer every question that needed answering. For example, OPPO talked about a regular model N1 and also a limited CyanogenMod edition. Well, it looks like OPPO has since returned with some of those answers. To begin with, both versions of the handset will be available from December.
Dayframe is an app that will turn your Android handset into a photo frame. This one comes by way of Cloud.tv, the same team responsible for HD Widgets and should not be confused with Daydream, the Jelly Bean feature. The Dayframe app is set to arrive in the Play Store on November 12th, however we took advantage of the beta program to get an early look.
"Morning with Google+" event that took place last month. Vic Gundotra detailed what could be expected with the updated Hangouts release at the time, but in the end, that event served more as a teaser. Simply put, Hangouts 2.0 was announced and detailed, but not immediately released.
Best Buy has announced a new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Or more specifically, a new color of the Galaxy S 4. This latest is dubbed Blue Arctic and as many have likely guessed, it will be available exclusively with Best Buy. The retailer has the handset arriving on November 10th with pre-orders coming for select customers a few days in advance.