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Google Pixel is aiming the high end market

Google Pixel SmartphoneGoogle has finally released their own smartphone, the Pixel. Unlike the Nexus smartphone, this new family of smartphones is a Google only creation. Google are taking on Apple at their own game. It makes sense, as creating a smartphone and operating system specifically to work together helps get software and hardware functioning smooth.

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Google wants again to end Android fragmentation

Android LogoGoogle has announced that they will be pushing their partners to update to the latest version of Android. And this time, they are really leaning on them.

The problem has been a thorn in Google’s side for years. Updating to a new software requires the compatibility in hardware. Smartphone manufacturers generally make it back compatible, creating new devices that still run on an out of date version of the software that still works, and so reduces changes that have to be made.

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Why Alphabet’s Google will combine Chrome and Android OS for desktops

  • 02/11/2015 at 00:58 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Google Chrome LogoThe convergence of single operating systems on many devices is something Apple worked out early, and other companies took a while to see the potential of, like Microsoft and Google. All three of these companies started out as something different from one another and became competitors through their paths intertwining and converging. Google’s start is far removed from Apple or Microsoft’s, with the company starting out as a search engine before branching out into more and more areas.

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What you need to know about Google’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 5PGoogle has two new Nexus smartphones available for preorder, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. These new models coincide with the release of Google’s new version of Android, Marshmallow. Marshmallow contains new features like fingerprint scanning, Android Pay, Now on Tap and others. These Nexus devices are designed to be Google’s flagship devices carrying the Android OS.

The Nexus 5X is a creation of Google in partnership with LG. The device uses the Snapdragon 808 process, has 2GB RAM, internal storage of 16GB or 32GB and a 2700mAh battery. The camera is 12-megapixels, and a new feature is a double-tap of the home button to pull the camera app (Similar to Samsung). A laser auto-focus system like the one LG used on its G3 smartphone is installed to give high-quality photos.

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Why Blackberry and Google will collaborate on PRIV smartphone

Blackberry Android PrivBlackberry’s security and privacy features are well known, and it was this that set them apart in years past. Android is the mobile ecosystem that is on a large number of smartphones and tablets. An announcement has been made that Blackberry and Google will be teaming up to create a new smartphone. The PRIV is designed for users who value privacy in their communications above all else. Blackberry aim to have the PRIV to be a combination of choice, innovation, security, privacy and productivity.

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NextBit Robin Smartphone will feature 100 GB cloud storage

NextBit Robin SmartphoneAn interesting idea for a smartphone is on Kickstarter, the Robin by NextBit. The Robin is an Android-based smartphone that, instead of having the best camera or best display, claims to have the best ability to connect to a cloud intelligently. Smartphones are something used daily and gather a lot of information in their storage. No doubt you’ve been using your smartphone for a while and notice that the storage is filled despite you not saving much to it. It’s easy to run out of room in your smartphone’s internal storage. The Robin aims to fix that problem for users.

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M is For Marshmallow – Google Releases New SDK for Developers

  • 18/08/2015 at 23:58 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Android MarshmallowGoogle has released the name of their next version of Android, with the M standing for Marshmallow. Marshmallow is to be released for Android users in fall, and the official developer SDK is ready for developers to test their apps on the updated platform. The official Android 6.0 SDK up in the Android Studio for download through the SDK Manager for developers to target the new API Level 23.

There have been new features designed into Android devices, like fingerprint scan and Android Pay (Which uses NFC technology.). The Android version 6.0 SDK has an updated Android Support Library v23 that is backwards compatible. The v23 contains new support libraries, such as customtabs, percent, recommendation, preference-v7, preference-v14 and preference-leanback-v27.

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