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Finally! Instagram for Android

Oh, you cannot even imagine how long I've been dreaming about this day.

Finally, it has come. Welcome: one of the most popular iOS apps now on Android!

(ICS is certainly supported, don't know anything about the previous versions, sorry. Judging by the photos available on the Internet, another ... (read more)

 

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Google Play: All in One

Yesterday Google launched a new cloud service that unites such portals as Google Music, Google Videos, Google Books и Android Market, and is designed specially for Android users.

They say, mobile applications to work with the service are on their way and are to be released in the next few days.

... (read more)

 

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Full-HD Voice

Fraunhofer IIS Presents the World's First Full-HD Voice Calls on Android Phones over LTE at Mobile World Congress 2012

While this is not entirely hardware news, it doesn't quite fit into Software news as well, so here it is. Our old pal, Fraunhofer IIS organization, the main inventor of the, revolutionary at its time, MP3 codec, is about to announce a new technology that will blow your mind. The company claims t... (read more)

 

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Microsoft OneNote for Android

Microsoft has decided to enrich the range of their Office applications by including new editions for mobile devices. One of them is the mobile version of MS OneNote. For you to remember: such an application already exists for Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad.

As of lately, all modern mobile devices... (read more)

 

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Android Market's new guardian

Driven by numerous complaints from users about malicious content in the Android Market, Google has decided to implement its own in-built service of checking if a program can harm the user's device.

This will be carried out by means of the Market itself: a special mechanism called 'Google Bouncer' will check all ... (read more)

 

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Motorola DROID 4: soon at Verizon

The new smartphone by Motorola, DROID 4, is to be released on February 9.

With a two-year contract the price will be only $199. Among the pros of the device are: a dual-core processor, 4''-screen and a hard-keyboard with enhanced, separate buttons. The smartphone will be equipped with Android 2.3... (read more)

 

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Apple, Google's problematic mobile OS updates

One of the recent iOS updates by Apple was met with public outcry as iPhones were draining battery much quicker than before the update was applied. An update to that update seems to have the same problem. Now Google decided to jump on the same bandwagon — a recent update in the form of Android 4.0 (aka ICS or Ice Cream Sandwich) does the same — sucks the battery empty on Nexus line of phones (N... (read more)

 

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Undead

Everybody's anxiously waiting for Adobe to stop recalcitrating and give up. Flash is dead, they yell. But the strategic management isn't willing to believe in the failure. So, recently they have announced the future release of Flash Player for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, despite the fact that expert... (read more)

 

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Another smartphone competition

I've just come across another article in which the authors compare the performance of different Android and iOS devices (as different as they can be :) ). The devices were put to various performance tests, and here are some of the results:

1) That's what we see after putting them through a pair o... (read more)