Android

LG G4 S in the works, with lower specs than the original G4

The LG G4 might have a sibling as an LG G4 S has been leaked recently. This gives us an idea how this new LG smartphone looks like a lot like the G4 but this is believed to be the lower-specced version. No, the 'S' for LG doesn't mean the same as the 'S' in Apple's iPhone models which means an improved version but there are lot of people who would be willing to be this more affordable LG G4.

Adidas launches new Monster headphones: Response and Supernova

Adidas and Monster may be an unlikely partnership, but they did release some pretty cool headphones that were specifically designed and created to be used while listening to your music and working out or exercising at the same time. They've announced a new lineup of products that do just that: the adidas Sport Headphones by Monster. They have two models with two different functions you can choose from: the adidas Sport Response and the Sport Supernova.

BlueStacks for Mac, running Android apps on your OSX

If you mentioned BlueStacks to anyone before reading this article, they would probably know about the Android emulator for running apps on a PC, of which BlueStacks claim that there are around 90 million users of their software on a Windows platform. That total is bound to increase, now that BlueStacks is announcing that their Android emulator software will now be available for Mac users.

Oukitel K10000 images leaked, brace yourself for its 10,000 mAh battery

While big tech companies are trying to put 4000 mAh batteries in their latest smartphones, an obscure brand named Oukitel is preparing a model packed with some 10,000 mAh battery. That's more than twice than the large battery already found in the Lenovo P70, Acer Liquid X2, or the ASUS ZenFone 2 4GB RAM, and the Cyanogen-powered ZUK Z1 with its 4xxx mAh battery. And oh, who could forget the Gionee Marathon M3 boasting a 5,000 mAh battery.

Android Lollipop (Preview) now available for Huwaei Ascend Mate 2

If you're a proud owner of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 and you've been waiting like forever to update your smartphone to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, well then you'd have to wait a little longer. But the good news is that the Lollipop preview is now available for your device, so at least that's something. The bad news is that it will take a little more effort on your part to enjoy at least some semblance of the major update, as you would have to flash it out yourself.

Users say Google capping “unlimited” uploads in Photos storage [UPDATE]

The use of the term "unlimited" has always been a contentious one between users and services who bandy about the term, even though they know that technically they're still offering a finite amount of bandwidth or space or whatever it is they're offering. When Google Photos first came out, people were pretty excited with the unlimited storage that they were harping on. But now some users are reporting that they are now being capped when uploading a large number of photos to their Google cloud.

Android top in the US but not Europe; Galaxy S6 sales boost Samsung

We've been wondering if the good reviews of Samsung's new flagship, the Galaxy S6 will translate to sales to help boost the previous smartphone champs. The number (at least from Kantar) are in, and it looks like they have indeed helped the OEM regain top spot in the US, becoming the third best-selling smartphone in the country, just after the iPhone 6 and Samsung's previous flagship, the Galaxy S5. Android has also continued to regain the top spot in the US when it comes to sales, but in Europe's big five, it's still a no go.

YouTube brings 60fps support to its mobile Android app

Even though mobile devices are of course much more convenient, there are times when you'd rather do something on the desktop version of an app because the quality is so much better. One of those things is watch YouTube videos, spefically, action videos or gaming trailers or walk-throughs, etc. But now, your YouTube mobile app has something to sing (or rather, watch) about as the video sharing giant brings the 60 frames per second support for Android devices. They are also bringing changes and improvements to both desktop and mobile, most of which will be applied in the coming weeks.

Dubai Emirates lounges now offering Qi charging stations

"Battery anxiety" is a real affliction that most people have nowadays, and while OEMs still haven't found the solution, we have to resort to battery packs and constant charging of our devices as often as we can. This is particularly for those people who travel often and rely on their mobile gadgets to stay in touch with work or to run businesses remotely. The First Class and Business Class lounges at Emirates in Dubai is probably a charing hub for their customers, and now Qi wireless charging stations will be placed there.

SwiftKey adds adaptive layouts for nine more Indian languages

The team behind SwiftKey has done it again. The last one went out of beta phase back in May but the developers just announced additional adaptive layouts for nine more Indian languages. This may not matter to most SwiftKey users but those in India will appreciate that they are now allowed easier typing on the Android app for their native languages such as Manipuri, Oriya, Bengali, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Konkani, Telugu, and Assamese.

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