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Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Android 7.0 Nougat users could be in for a big disappointment as far as app stability goes.

According to a new report released by Apteligent on Tuesday, Nougat has 2.5 times more network-related crashes than iOS 10 does. (A network crash is when an app crashes because of difficulties communicating with the cloud.) Apart from network-related crashes, Nougat also has more crashes overall: apps in Nougat crash 6.4% of the time, whereas iOS 10 has a crash rate of 4.1%

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The Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Redmi Note 3 smartphones were introduced back in January this year. These two devices are amongst the best selling Xiaomi-branded smartphones in 2016, and their successors have been leaking out like crazy in the last couple of weeks. The Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 were certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) quite recently, and Xiaomi was expected to introduce both of these phones today, August 25th. Well, the company did just introduce the Redmi Note 4, but there was no mention of the Redmi 4, read on.

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Do we have a good one for you today – the HTC 10 takes on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Here we have two devices that couldn’t look more different – the HTC 10 is chiseled out of a piece of metal with chamfered edges while the Galaxy Note 7 uses a metal chassis and frame with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and the back…the first smartphone to do so. This is the first year that the Note series take on the dual curved edges – not quite the curve of the S7 Edge, but pretty darn close. The design of the Note 7 really takes on a new, more sophisticated look with its design. The HTC 10’s new design spruces up an older design that was starting to get a bit stale and it looks great, although comparing both devices side-by-side, the Galaxy Note 7 will take the prize in the looks department, both win with a solid build. Despite their differences, they do have many things in common that we will go over in the next paragraph before we move on to the detailed specifications.

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Google’s meticulously planned transition from the Android N to the Android Nougat naming scheme isn’t going unaccompanied by unplanned new Nexus 2016 news.

The internal specs for these next two Android phones has been leaked, and they’re both shaping up to be promising sequels to the current Nexus 6P andNexus 5X, according to Android Police.

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Google is set to allow its Chromebook laptops to run Android apps in a bit to take on Apple and Microsoft.

The laptops run a version of Google’s Chrome browser instead of an operating system like Windows – but until now have been unable to download apps.

According to  market research firm IDC, in Q1 of this year Chromebook shipments overtook Macs in the U.S.

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It’s a familiar feeling when you get a text from your phone provider saying you’ve nearly run out of data for the month. Depending on what sort of mobile phone contract you’re on, if you don’t keep an eye on the amount of data you’re using you can find yourself landed with a hefty bill.

Here’s 10 simple ways to minimise your data expenditure on both Android and iPhone.

 

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When Apple first released the iPhone in 2007, I wrote a blog post with the headline: “Why my phone won’t be an iPhone.” I laid out several reasons I would not be giving up my Palm Treo 700p for Apple’s gadget, including the poor voice and data service of Apple’s lone wireless partner, AT&T, and the lack of third-party apps.

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The famous online community Reddit is currently making preparations for a mobile website by testing a beta version of an Android app. It is the first step before the official launch of the app at the beginning of 2016.

Reddit users who want to take part in this test will have to report any bugs and answer a series of questions about the app so that it can be stabilized and become available to the general public “within a month or two,” say Reddit management.

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