Ever since Google started focusing on design, its flagship product Android has become one of the biggest names in the industry. Earlier, it was Apple who was the frontrunner in terms of design, but soon Android caught up and disrupted the competition. That said, Android isn’t yet the most beautiful phone OS around. Thanks to the ever-growing fragmentation and the plethora of customizations out there, the only thing that makes Android beautiful is its pure vanilla design that is found in Nexus 4. Otherwise, Android is still battling head-to-head with other superbly designed phone operating systems like Windows Phone and even Blackberry 10. Read the rest of this entry
The Android operating system might only be five and a half years old, but you would never of guessed that by its overwhelming dominance of the world’s mobile landscape. And according to at least one research firm, its grip on mobile is getting even stronger, as it now runs on a staggering 59.5% of all ‘smart’ mobile devices in the world today. Read the rest of this entry
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is that of losing weight. This is the time people invest their hard-earned money in diet books, gym membership, and protein shakes. Unfortunately, though, most people fail to stick with their resolutions as they lose the motivation to do so. Even though they go on a strict diet, they often resort to overeating as they fail to monitor what they eat. This doesn’t help at all when losing weight, no matter how much you exercise.
Luckily, our very own Android device can become a weight-loss companion and coach in no time thanks to some great weight-loss applications that are available for this platform. Read the rest of this entry
News junkies can get their fix with an assortment of free Android apps. The five best are Google Currents, which delivers full editions of magazines and newspapers; Twitter, which can’t be beat for local breaking news; Feedly, a good alternative to Google Reader, with strong RSS chops; Flipboard, which mashes up nicely with social feeds; and The Guardian, an international daily that’s known for high quality, despite the typos. Read the rest of this entry
This year, Ubuntu has been in the news more than it’s ever been. Week after week, a new announcement from Canonical inundates tech sites and blogs. And this time, it’s not just the Linux-based news sites that are covering them. 2013 is all about Ubuntu going mainstream. Coming from the Linux world, the word mainstream has many connotations, but when compared to what Apple, Microsoft, and Google are doing, Ubuntu is a relatively unknown player. Going head-to-head with these giants is probably what mainstream means at this moment. Read the rest of this entry
Want to tweak your code on the go from the comfort of your Android handheld? We round up seven affordable Android code editors and viewers – free is affordable, right? – that can help you with HTML or other coding on an Android tablet or other device. Read the rest of this entry
Samsung Electronics is the world leader in smartphone sales, besting Apple in many countries. Now Samsung of South Korea is stepping up its challenge to Apple, bringing the battle to its rival’s home turf.
A new blog post by Ubuntu community superstar Daniel Holbach reveals some impressive data on Ubuntu Touch. Most outstanding is the fact that Ubuntu Touch has been ‘ported’ to 34 devices thus far. Daniel writes: Read the rest of this entry
Summary: It’s no secret that Linux and open-source projects have fights over the direction of a project, but it’s unusual for Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, to publicly fuss with programmers via his blog. Read the rest of this entry
Though Android and iOS are currently ruling the roost as far as mobile operating systems are concerned, new players are emerging and disappearing each month in a feeble attempt to overthrow the giants. Being a third wheel to these top contenders is Microsoft’s own Windows Phone OS with an elegantly designed Metro interface. Such is the strength of iOS and Android though some people say that Windows Phone OS is better than Android feature-wise and performance-wise. That said, the market share that this new OS garnered leaves a lot to be desired and serves as a testimony to the fact that both Google and Apple are behemoths of the mobile world. Read the rest of this entry