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After unveiling a couple of then odd-looking Chromebooks at I/O 2011, the road-opening first-gen Nexus 7 a year later and short-lived Google Play Edition device program pioneer Galaxy S4 during the 2013 developer-centric San Francisco conference, El Goog turned the page in 2014 and kept the event’s focus on software. Similarly, day one of Google I/O 2015 didn’t bring any new Nexus family members to the table, Android Wear smartwatches, Android One handhelds or even Android TV set-top boxes. Granted, the forum hasn’t technically...

Amazon’s same day delivery service can now be availed for free in 14 cities of the U.S. This is only applicable for Amazon Prime customers though. The offer is applicable on items of over $35 in value and there’s a cut-off time for you to order. Your order will be eligible for same day delivery only if you place it before that timeframe. For those who miss the cut-off period, Amazon will automatically opt for one-day shipping instead, which will ensure that your products are delivered the next day. You can check if your...

After forming partnerships earlier this year with other manufacturers, Microsoft has announced that it is partnering with more manufacturers for Microsoft Office installations. This is for 20 different manufacturers, including LG and Sony. On the matter Microsoft has said: “These 31 partners will offer Android tablets pre-installed with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype in the near future. They will be available on a new LG tablet, and Sony will include them on their Xperia Z4 tablet in the next 90 days. Our strategic...

Exactly two months after launching on iOS, Twitter is bringing Periscope to Android. This comes shortly after Meerkat exited beta, so it wasn’t going to be that long until Periscope surfaced as well. This app is largely the same as the iOS version, except with Material Design cues in the app, as well as some new notification toggles. These new toggles include the ability to control when someone you follow is streaming, when a broadcast is shared with you, when someone follows you, or when a new user streams for the first time. Another...

According to official Android distribution numbers harvested by Google during the week leading to May 4, a measly 9.7 percent of all devices with the world’s most popular mobile OS inside run 5.0 or 5.1 Lollipop. That’s certainly disappointing, given 5.0 source code was freely disseminated back in early November 2014 and Android M’s “final” release is a few months away, tops. Ecosystem fragmentation clearly remains an issue, nay scourge in dire need of a universal cure. But alas, there’s no such thing. The best we can do to...

In a move that was expected for some time, Microsoft has officially announced that they are bringing their virtual assistant Cortana to both Android and iOS devices. This makes it the first virtual assistant to bridge the gap on all three platforms. Microsoft says that their new “Phone Companion” app will help users of all three operating systems use their devices with a Windows 10 PC to the most it can, and this includes Cortana. When you launch the app, you select your phone’s operating system and it will recommend...

Sega has been removing games from app hubs of late since they don’t adhere to their quality norms. More games recently fell victims to these new regulations (After Burner Climax and Jet Set Radio). So if you were looking to download these games from the Google Play Store, your time has run out as you will no longer find them there. Sega has now removed ChuChu Rocket from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store citing the aforementioned reasons. As it stands right now, the only legacy games you can find in the Play Store from...

It’s all (relatively) quiet on the Nexus release front, and with a measly few days left until the Google I/O 2015 opener, that can only mean one thing. Whatever Big G has planned for the stock Android-running hardware program, we won’t be able to check out any N5, N6 or N9 sequels in the flesh just yet. Of course, it makes perfect sense, if you think about it. It’s simply way too early for “pure Google” phablet or tablet reboots, not to mention the technology isn’t really there for radical, palpable improvements. Snapdragon...