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  • News: Smartphone Survey: iPhone is tops among Network World readers

    The Apple iPhone was the runaway winner in Network World's exclusive online survey of reader smartphone preferences, with 42% of 638 respondents saying that they currently own one.

  • Opinion: VLC Player Beta Lands on Android

    VLC, the free media player popular for its capability to play most media formats, is now available for Android phones. You can get VLC for Android beta as a free download on Google Play, although you should wait for the final version if you’re not a power user.

  • How-Tos: How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich on Your Kindle Fire

    With a vibrant 7-inch IPS display and a 1GHz dual-core processor, the $199 Kindle Fire can make for one lovely tablet. With a bit of work--but no hardware modifications--you can set up Android 4.0 on your Kindle Fire and thenceforth use the device as a powerful general-purpose tablet despite its incredibly low price. Email, games, Web browsing (with Chrome for Android or any other browser)--the Kindle Fire can do it all.

  • How-Tos: How to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games online

    The London 2012 Olympic Games is under way, running until 12 August. As the home broadcaster of the sporting action in the UK, the BBC has pledged to broadcast a staggering 5,000 hours of coverage, utilising all its digital channels. With all that content on offer, you won't want to miss out. Here's how to catch up on-demand or watch live online the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • News: Samsung launches S Health for Galaxy S3

    Samsung has release its S Health app for the Galaxy S3 smartphone.

  • News: Has Google done enough to keep Android phones up-to-date?

    Google announced a new version of Android this week with some impressive new features, but it's unclear if it's done enough to solve a problem that has dogged its mobile OS: fragmentation.

  • Opinion: Paving the Way to Abandon BlackBerry

    If your company relies on BlackBerry mobile devices, it's time to head for the lifeboats. I don't have a crystal ball, so I can't say with any certainty what RIM's fate holds in store. But, it doesn't take any supernatural ability to see that the company is floundering...badly.

  • News: Partnerships drive Android uptake in Africa

    Partnerships between handset manufacturers, the entertainment industry, educational institutions and mobile service providers have driven the use of Android-based gadgets in Africa.

  • News: No shortage of requests from Android devs at Google team's 'fireside chat'

    While Wednesday's release of Android 4.1 -- better known as Jelly Bean -- introduced a host of improvements to Google's mobile platform, a "fireside chat" that evening demonstrated that the developer community is far from completely satisfied with the state of their environment.

  • News: Nexus 7 tablet: Android no longer an also-ran

    There's no single facet of Google's new Nexus 7 that stands out as a game-changer on its own. However, the combination of a number of minor upsides is a powerful one, making the tablet into an intriguing contender in a competitive arena.

  • News: Adobe says no Flash Player for Android 4.1, plans to withdraw app on Aug. 15

    There will be no certified implementations of Adobe Systems' Flash Player for Android 4.1, and on Aug. 15 the player will take a bow and no longer be available for download from Google's app store Play, Adobe said in blog post on Thursday.

  • How-Tos: How to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

    Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at its I/O conference Wednesday, promising improved performance, expandable notifications, resizable widgets, higher-resolution contact photos, offline dictation, some improvements to the camera app and keyboard, voice and predictive search, and more. You want it, right? So how do you get it?

  • Opinion: Google Rolls Out Chrome for Android and iOS

    Google's Chrome browser now claims 310 million active users, the company announced at its I/O developer's conference this week, nearly doubling the number it had at this time last year.

  • Opinion: Nexus 7 Tablet vs. Kindle Fire vs. the Rest: Spec Smackdown (Chart)

    Google's Nexus 7 tablet, the company's Android Jelly Bean-powered device, is heavy on the specs as it guns for Amazon's Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet. It's not only the form factor and screen size Google is challenging its competitors on, but also the price -- starting at $200 -- which means consumers will have quite a choice for a 7-inch Android tablet at this price point.

  • Opinion: Bluestacks Brings Android Apps to Mac with its App Player Emulator

    Mac users can now run Android apps on their desktop thanks to App Player from Bluestacks, an Android emulation platform that is available as an alpha version for OS X. Bluestacks does not specify any system requirements on its site, but in my tests App Player for Mac worked just fine on a MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard.

  • News: Google Nexus 7 Could Heavily Influence the Great Tablet Wars

    With today's launch of its Nexus 7 tablet, Google gives the current tablet market a much-needed jolt of energy.

  • Feature: Google Nexus tablet release date, specs and price

    Google has announced the release date, specs and price for its new own brand tablet, the Nexus 7. It will run the brand new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and will be built by Asus.

  • News: Nexus 7, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean launch: as it happened

    Google's I/O conference kicks off today where we expect the firm to unveil its Nexus tablet and you can get live coverage of the launch right here.

  • Feature: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean FAQ: What you need to know

    Everything you need to know about Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Qualcomm introduces updated augmented reality platform, new SDK

    Qualcomm has expanded its augmented reality platform with cloud-based image recognition, and announced a new SDK for adding contextual information to apps and a developer competition for Windows 8 RT.


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