Android

Nokia’s new model, the Nokia 6 will launch next month for $229

Nokia’s new model, the Nokia 6 will launch next month for $229

In the US, Nokia has been to trying to crack the market for ages, but have recently failed – with some help from HMD Global, who will produce the phones for Nokia in the USA. The new phone will be available in North America to start with, with hopefully expansion for other countries, but this is information isn’t clear at this stage. Nokia 6 The new Nokia 6 will be […]

Android O Beta version available for developers – with many new seamless features

Android O Beta version available for developers – with many new seamless features

As this year’s Google I/O developer event kicks off as of yesterday, Google have revealed some very exciting news for all Android developers. With the introduction to the developer preview for ‘Android O’ starting yesterday, developers will have a brand new set of tools to better optimise their apps. These new features include real time monitoring of each line of code to help the developer track down any issues like […]

Shazam introduces some impressive new features!

Shazam introduces some impressive new features!

Shazam, the popular apps that finds the ID of any song simply by listening to a sample of a song, has added some impressive new features! Shazam is a mobile app that allows the user to capture 20 seconds of any song, no matter if it’s intro, verse, or chorus, and will create a fingerprint for the recorded sample. The app will then look this hash tag up in it’s massive […]

Google have just fixed two major security issues

Google have just fixed two major security issues

It just seems lately that there are so many major security flaws in major mobile operating systems. In the last few weeks Apple patch ed a important flaw in iOS 9 and now Google have patched a security issue in Android which could allow hackers to send a JPEG image, which has been altered through Gmail. Also some apps hosted on Google Play have been containing malware, one of which […]

Apple Music on Android has had 10 million downloads so far

Apple Music on Android has had 10 million downloads so far

Apple surprised a lot of people last year when it announced that Apple Music would be coming to the Android platform. The Android version was release to Google Play in November 2015, now approaching the one year mark when the app was released iDownloadBlog have uncovered from Google Play meta data how many times the app has been downloaded. According to Google Play, Apple Music for Android has been downloaded around 10 […]

Google announces Android Pay is now available in the UK

Google announces Android Pay is now available in the UK

Google have announced that Android Pay is now officially available in the UK.  This allows users of Android smartphones to make contactless payments much in a similar way to iPhone users. The UK is the first country besides the US that can currently use this method of contactless payment via a smartphone.  Jimmy McLoughlin, The Institute of Directors lead on the Digital Economy has stated that: ” The arrival of […]

Samsung launches “Captured on Galaxy S7” campaign

Samsung launches “Captured on Galaxy S7” campaign

Samsung has a long history of following in Apple’s footsteps and the company’s latest advertising campaign comes at no surprise of it’s origins. Earlier this week Samsung launched a new advert called “Captured on Samsung Galaxy S7” which shows off some 4K video footage which was filmed on the latest Galaxy S7, an idea which is very similar to Apple’s own “Shot on iPhone” which was released at the time […]

Shazam background listening is now on Android

Shazam background listening is now on Android

Shazam has long had a very useful feature on the iPhone version of it’s app for a long while now and for some reason it never offered the feature to Android users of Shazam. For two and half years now the iPhone version of Shazam has always had a auto listening feature which makes finding out what that song is just a little easier and now after many requests Shazam […]

Google is now offering more money for finding Android bugs

Google is now offering more money for finding Android bugs

Google has been offering security rewards for finding security bugs  in Android for around a year now and since then the company has paid out more than $550,000 to users for finding major security issues in the Android operating system, until now the average amount of money that Google paid out was $2,200 per reward and then $6,700 per researcher. Now Google is offering people who send in reports more money […]

Android TV remote app now out on iOS

Android TV remote app now out on iOS

Google has certainly dabbled with the TV experience in the last few years, first it was Google TV – which was a huge flop and that was quickly abandoned, then in 2012 Google brought out the Nexus Q which only lasted a matter of weeks after it was introduced at the Google Developers conference that year, one because it cost $299 and it didn’t do that much. Following that in 2013, […]