Daily Archive: February 11, 2014

Google is reportedly clamping down on older versions of Android – CITEworld


CITEworld
Google is reportedly clamping down on older versions of Android
CITEworld
Android has always been inflicted with fragmentation problems. They’re a byproduct of Google’s strategy of licensing its open source OS to multiple manufacturers, each of which can choose which platform version of Android to start with, customize it as
Android upgrade report card: Grading the manufacturers on KitKatComputerworld (blog)
Google To Force Manufacturers To Keep Up With Android Updates? – ReportLatin Post
Google Lays Down the Law: No More Device Launches With Dated Android OSGotta Be Mobile
Minyanville.com -TweakTown -The Mobile Indian
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T-Mobile Moto X gets Android 4.4.2 update first – CNET


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T-Mobile Moto X gets Android 4.4.2 update first
CNET
If you’re using an unlocked Moto X and want to check for the update manually, open the Android settings menu and navigate to Settings>About phone>System updates. Topics: Smartphones,: Android; Tags: android,: smartphones,: motorola,: kitkat,: moto x.
Android upgrade report card: Grading the manufacturers on KitKatComputerworld (blog)
T-Mobile Moto X treated to fresh KitKat with Android 4.4.2 updateandroidandme.com
Moto X Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update: What to ExpectGotta Be Mobile
PhoneDog -Droid Life -Phandroid.com
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Benchmark listing reveals unannounced Asus GameBox, a would be Nvida Shield rival?

Asus may be preparing to launch an Android console or handheld of its own. A mysterious device named the Asus GameBox appeared in a newly published listing by folks at AnTuTu benchmark . While the benchmark did not come with an accompanying image of the device, from the specs the Asus GameBox already looks strikingly familiar to Nvidia’s Shield . The Asus GameBox appears to feature an Android 4 …

How Google plans to strike a major blow against Android fragmentation – BGR

InquirerHow Google plans to strike a major blow against Android fragmentationBGRIn addition to making sure that its latest Android OS version can run on devices with as little as 512MB of RAM and forcing Samsung to dial down its Android customizations,…

Google’s Voice Search on Android Gets Contact Relationships – The Next Web


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Google’s Voice Search on Android Gets Contact Relationships
The Next Web
Google today announced a new Google Now feature: setting and referring to relationships for your Android contacts. Instead of scrolling through your contacts, or referring to them by their name, you can now just say “Ok Google, call Mom” or “OK Google
Google Search app for Android gains support for setting contact relationshipsPhoneDog
Google adds semantic call associations to “Ok Google” prompt in AndroidMobileSyrup.com

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Android can’t escape the Pandora’s Box of openness – CITEworld


CITEworld
Android can’t escape the Pandora’s Box of openness
CITEworld
One of the advantages of Android I hear from friends is the ability to root it — they love the flexiblity to mess around with the platform and customize it to their own ends. Rooting isn’t the same as forking, where an entity creates an entirely

Nokia’s new phone to combine Android with Microsoft services – The Guardian

Nokia’s new phone to combine Android with Microsoft services
The Guardian
Nokia is to unveil a mobile phone running Google’s Android software, the Guardian has learnt, but will replace Google’s map and other key services with a mixture of Nokia and Microsoft features. The audacious move comes ahead of the official takeover

The future for Microsoft, Android and Windows Phone – analysis – The Guardian


The Guardian
The future for Microsoft, Android and Windows Phone – analysis
The Guardian
To suggest that Microsoft should abandon Windows Phone and fork Android (more precisely, fork the open source Android code) to put its own services where Google’s would be found is of course controversial. But suggesting it certainly stirred some
Nokia X the first of many Android smartphones planned for 2014: ReportNDTV
Nokia could have more Android phones coming this MayTechRadar UK
Nobody wants to pirate Windows Mobile phones, and that’s a problem for Wired
International Business Times AU -Times of India -BGR
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Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 update now seeding – GSMArena.com

GSMArena.comSony Xperia SP Android 4.3 update now seedingGSMArena.comAs for those awaiting for Sony to move on to Android 4.4 KitKat – we have no new information. Back in November, the company said that the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultr…

Google Lays Down the Law: No More Device Launches With Dated Android OS – Gotta Be Mobile

Gotta Be MobileGoogle Lays Down the Law: No More Device Launches With Dated Android OSGotta Be MobileIf a leaked document is to be believed, Google may be instituting a policy with Android device-makers that will force new devices to launch with a some…

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