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Android 5 vs iOS 8 part 2: The Recovery

In Part 1, we took a look at how some iOS 8 features looked nice and perhaps were even better than their Android counterparts. But being Android Community, we will not be content to let it end there. In this part, we will try to find ways to have those features, or at least a semblance of those, on Android. The good news is that it is all perfectly possible, given a few caveats, of course. And that's all thanks to Android's nature of openness and reusability.

Android 5 vs iOS 8 part 1: The Showdown

We all love Android here, right? Right? But let's face it. Even if we have a soft spot for the little green guy, we could be considered blind fools if we believed that Android were 100% perfect. A minor nitpick here, a pet peeve there, Android doesn't have all the answers. Sometimes, it gets the answers wrong. And sometimes, the ones with the right answers are its competitors. Here we take another look at the eternal rivalry between Android and iOS, but with a slightly different twist. This time we try to see some of the things that iOS, particularly iOS 8, may have gotten right.

Holofication Nation mods teach popular apps how to look nice

Android might have the lion's share of the mobile device market but it is not without its fair share of warts. While Google has released design guidelines to help developers create beautiful apps, Google Play Store is plagued with inconsistent, unusable, and sometimes downright ugly apps. This is a situation that the Holofication Nation aims to rectify.

Rich Miner thinks carriers should develop customized Android interfaces

How do you feel about manufacturers putting their own interfaces on top of vanilla Android? We know it isn't a very popular idea, but Google Ventures' Rich Miner is wondering why carriers don't do the same thing. He said as much at the Open Mobile Summit, with Fierce Mobile reporting that he expressed surprise at the fact that carriers don't take advantage of Android's open platform to make their phones stand out from the crowd.

Touch Vision uses a Nexus S and Augmented Reality to control TV screens

Using our smartphones or other methods for controlling TV and computer screens is nothing new. We've been doing it for a while with various methods but today we have something completely new, unique, and different. The guys from Teehan+Lax have designed a neat little application using augmented reality to control what is displayed on TV screens using their trusty Google Nexus S.

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES GALAXY APOLLO ANDROID-POWERED SMARTPHONE WITH ORANGE: SPEC SHEET INCLUDED

According to a press release by Orange UK, the Galaxy Apollo will launch soon and will be exclusive to their network.  If you were hoping to get your hands on it and you’re not in an area that is supported by Orange UK, you may be out of luck for awhile. There is currently no unlocked version that I could find. This device is a mid-range Android handset and it can be you’re either on a Pay as You Go Plan or on contract.

Samsung introduces the Corby i5500 Android 2.1

Besides releasing the highly anticipate Galaxy S all across the world, Samsung has a few other Android devices in the making. They have just introduced the Corby i5500. This is a mid-range handset that runs Android 2.1 and will be available shortly in Europe.

2 Android Set-Top-Boxes, sub $129 – Video

While we all wait for the arrival of the official Google TV, we may soon be able to get a taste of what’s to come from these 2 set-top-boxes. Both of them are capable of 3D television and should be available sometime this year. If that’s not enough good news for you, the highest one is expected to retail around $129.
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