Google Reveals First Cheap Android One Smartphones

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In June at Google I/O conference, a senior vice-president at Google, Sundar Punchai, introduced Google's Android One program. This is a new set of rules or reference that device manufacturers are expected to follow to create low-cost Android devices. There are low cost Android devicesin the market already but with this initiative, Google is doing all the logistics, ensuring the produced devices run Google's software smoothly.The competition in the low-end smartphones market seems to be … [Read more...]

Top 10 Best Smartphones You Can Buy Right Now

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Need a smartphone and confused with the number of crazy devices all over the market? We try as much as possible to list the top 10 smartphones you can buy right now in this article. The most popular devices are mostly powered by the Android operating system and but this doesn't make iOS or Windows negligible in any way. These usually cost a bit more than you might budget for but for that functionality and processing power, you are carrying a computer in your pocket and that is a testament to the … [Read more...]

Android Security Tips: Keeping Your Android Device Safe

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There is no debating that the Android operating system is the one of best in the world of smartphones and as with any software, it is susceptible to harm. You need to ensure a lot of protection on your android device and with the following steps you can ensure that nothing unforeseen happens to your device.Unless you know exactly what you're doing and you're absolutely willing to take the risk, the tips mentioned below should be strictly followed by regular Android user unless, of … [Read more...]

How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat on HTC One X

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Earlier this year, HTC announced there won't be a Kitkat update for HTC One X. It appears Android 4.2.2 Jellybean is the last update HTC One X will be seeing officially but if you're not satisfied with this, you have the option to install an unofficial version of ANdroid 4.4 Kitkat using Cyanogenmod custom ROM as explained in this tutorial.Please note that I performed this on an HTC One X (Int'l version) with stock and unrooted Android 4.2.2. I do not guarantee it would work on any other … [Read more...]

MTN Nigeria Set to Launch an Affordable Android Smartphone

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Leading mobile network operator, MTN, is set to launch its first branded Android device by July though the launch date is unconfirmed. It is confirmed that Sm@rt Mini S620 will run on Android 4.2 Jellybean wand sport a 3.5” HVGA LCD display. Here is what the device looks like:The phone will sell at approximately $50 (8000 NGN),a retail price that can best be described as affordable. This device has a 4GB internal memory with a RAM of 512MB. It comes with a primary camera with flash and also … [Read more...]

Simple Android Games? Check out these Free ones

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There are so many apps and games available in the Google store, it can be a daunting task to find a game which you might like. Thousands of games are available for each genre and more are added on a daily basis. So here we have the top games which you can try out for yourself. Angry BirdsNo list would be complete without a mention of the craze that is Angry Birds. There are almost half a dozen games in the series and is sure to take up a lot of your time, true this game is a little old … [Read more...]

Now, Will The X Even Save Nokia this Time?

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With anticipation, we waited for Nokia X amidst rumors and facts being passed around. We all saw it coming and anticipated the arrival of the first Nokia Android device. In an article I published two years go, I raised this question about what is likely to happen if Nokia developed an Android device, this was even before the the Nokia X stories  started flying around. The smartphone market is already crowded – HTC, Samsung,Motorola and the rest of them have already bombarded the market with … [Read more...]

8 Ways Protect your Smartphone from Malware Infection

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Malicious software or Malware is the most common threat to mobile devices. The rise in Smartphones and the host of apps that can be downloaded to spruce up the smartphone is one of the best possible sources of infection. As we have often associated virus attacks with our computers, we seldom consider the possibility of malware affecting our dear little Smartphone. Come on, isn't that something we use only to make phone calls and send text messages? Wait a minute. Have you forgotten the countless … [Read more...]