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AirDroid v3.1.3 update released, now supports Samsung devices

During the last update in January, AirDroid finally received support for Android 5.0 Lollipop. That was a month after the AirDroid 3 was officially released and after months of being in the works. The update was very much welcome but unfortunately for some Samsung devices, it was not made available to the owners. The developers have been trying to improve the app, especially the AirMirror feature, and finally, it now supports Samsung.

BlackBerry might use Android OS on new devices

We always knew this would happen: BlackBerry running Android OS. Android apps are now able to run on some BlackBerry devices but rumor has it that the Canada-based smartphone pioneer is making a big leap by jumping into the Android fence. BlackBerry 10 is just the start but once everything is finalized, expect more BlackBerry-manufactured devices to run the latest Android mobile OS.

HTC One M9 Ink limited edition handset now available for pre-order

At the end of April, we told you about this new limited edition smartphone that HTC is coming up for their new flagship, the One M9, which is part of their bespoke collection. This time it was a collaboration between British artist tattooist Cally Jo Pothecary and supermodel Jourdan Dunn for an etching into the back of their brand new smartphone. Now, HTC has announced they are officially opening pre-orders, or rather, pre pre-orders for the special device.

FCC challenges carriers to turn “kill switch” by default

The Federal Communication Commission, through its Mobile Device Theft Prevention Working Group, has come up with recommendations to maximize the on-device theft prevention features of smartphones. The major thing that they are strongly suggestion to all carriers is that they turn on by default the "kill switch" on smartphones that they carry so that it will be a sure deterrent from thieves trying to get their hands on smartphones since they will be practically useless once the remote-data-swiping feature has been activated.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to reportedly have USB Type-C port

With feedback on their new flagships, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge at a high, there is pressure now on Samsung to deliver an even better phablet soon. People are eagerly awaiting the Galaxy Note 5 that will reportedly be unveiled at the IFA 2015 in Berlin this September, but as early as now there rumors and speculation flying around. One of the strongest is that the new Note will carry a USB Type-C port instead of the usual microUSB 2.0 port.