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Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Jide delivered a $70 barebones mini-PC to us. The selling point? It has a custom Android-based operating system developed specifically for desktop use.

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OnePlus proudly boasts that its latest smartphone is a "flagship killer." Does the OnePlus 2 have the arsenal to slay its competitors or is its metal chassis just filled with hot air?

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A discovery in the Chrome OS source code revealed that the operating system may soon benefit from full Google Play Store integration, giving Chromebook users access to over one million Android apps.

Tutorial - JANUARY 1

If you haven't figured out already, its basically saying you can't play the songs in your local files...

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The European Commission charged Google with abusing its dominant position in the Android market to pre-install its other applications and services.

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Jide released Android 5.1.1-based Remix OS 2.0 for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 tablets.

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Today Google surprised everyone by announcing the first Developer Preview for the latest version of Android, N, three months before its usual unveiling at the annual Google I/O developer conference.

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At MWC 2016 Sony took the wraps off three of its latest Android smartphones, part of the Xperia "X" series phones: the X Performance, X, and XA.

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Nextbit's crowdfunded Robin Android smartphone will go on sale this Thursday for $399, and we got a video tour of its hardware and software features from Nextbit's Eric Lin.

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Qualcomm, one of the leading manufacturers of system-on-chip (SOC) hardware used in today’s mobile devices, announced a new platform called Snapdragon Wear, which will include software, reference designs, and...

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LeTV, a video content company from China, announced the Le Max Pro 6.3" smartphone with many technological "firsts," including support for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip, Sense ID fingerprint reader, 802.11ad...

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Jide OS released the Remix OS 2.0 operating system for PCs and Macs, as was promised last week. The OS is still in alpha stage, so it may contain some bugs.

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Jide Technology's Remix OS 2.0 is soon to be available for just about any PC or Mac supported by the Android-x86 project, thanks to the collaboration between the two teams.

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Nvidia relaunched its Shield K1 gaming tablet in November and declared that it believed the K1 tablet would be one of the first devices to support Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. It appears Nvidia...

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Google announced that Android Pay can now also be used within apps to pay for products or services. The news came after mobile payments have seen growing momentum in the U.S. at over one million locations.

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We look at the new Google Nexus 6P, one of two new Nexus phones that were recently launched. The 6P is an all-metal 5.7-inch device made by Huawei, and it looks to be the best Nexus phone released so far.

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CyanogenMod developers announced the first wave of CyanogenMod 13 nightly builds for seven devices, including the OnePlus One, Nexus 7, LG G4, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG G Pad 7.0, LG G3 Verizon, and Moto X 2014.

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Copperhead's CTO, Daniel Micay, answered some questions about why he doesn't think the BlackBerry Priv is as secure s many believe it is, and about his company's own security-hardened open source OS.

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Graphite Software, the maker of Secure Spaces for the Blackphone, announced the downloadable Secure Spaces ROM for Nexus 5.

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Opera announced that it expects to have its data management app, Opera Max, installed on over 100 million devices by 2017, thanks to broad partnership with 14 OEMs.

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We've been testing out BlackBerry's first Android phone for the past week, and it hits the mark in so many areas, from its enhanced security to the hardware specs, design and software. In the short time we’ve...

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Android's new chief, Hiroshi Lockheimer, said that Google is still committed to Chromebooks and Chrome OS, following the report that Chrome OS will be merged into Android by 2017.

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