Microsoft Bing Replaces Google In AOL Partnership

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According to the announcement made by Microsoft, the company will be handing over a part of its display advertising business to AOL. AOL, which is owned by Verizon, will have Bing as its default search engine and not Google. The switch is scheduled to take place in January 2016. Just last year, Google lost a partnership with Mozilla to Yahoo, causing its largest drop since 2009 in search market share. So, this is pretty big news for Google. Read More

Nexus 5, Android M Releasing Together? Plus Nexus 6 Update

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If rumors are to be believed, then Google Nexus 5, which is scheduled to be released at the end of this year, will have Android M pre-installed in it. While Nexus 5 will hopefully release in September or October, Google also plans on releasing the brand-new Nexus 6 sometime soon. Both the Nexus 5 and 6 will feature Android M. There are two separate codenames for the devices as they are being manufactured by LG and Huawei. Nexus 5 is called “LG Angler”, while Nexus 6 is called “Huawei Bullhead”. Read More

Chrome Browsing On Android Sucks

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People who remember the stock browser that came with all Android phones would know how torturous it was to surf the internet on it. It was slow and temperamental. But after Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it was replaced with Chrome for Android. And it was an improvement by miles! But Chrome for Android looks good only when compared with its predecessor. Judged on its own, the browser is still lacking in performance. Read More

Google Forces Amazon To Launch New Android App

amazonAmazon has launched its new app on Google Play called Amazon Shopping after being forced into this move by Google. The new app provides the same functionality as the old one but without access to Amazon’s app store. In September, Amazon had updated its app to include access to its app store and games. But, as we know, Google doesn’t like the idea of allowing users instant access to competing apps. Read More

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Google Translate Adds 10 More Languages, Including Malayalam

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Google Translate has been updated to support 10 more languages: Chichewa, Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam, Myanmar, Sinhala, Sudanese, Kazakh, Tajik and Uzbek. With so many Indian regional languages already supported by the translation tool, Malayalam makes a great new addition. Previously, it provided translation services for 80 languages, but the addition of the above mentioned 10 languages has increased the count to 90. The tool also comes with a fresher look, offering functions like, full screen camera and picture translation. And if you don’t want to enter text manually, you can use the ‘Translate by Voice’ function. Read More

Google Nexus 9 Tablet Launched In India At Rs28,900

Nexus 9 TabletGoogle has launched its much awaited Nexus 9 tablet in India. Google has not yet made the device available officially via the Play Store, but HTC has made it available via Amazon.in. The Nexus 9 tablet is priced at Rs28,900/- in India and Amazon will give you a gift card worth Rs2,000/- if you purchase the device before December 12th. The Nexus 9 is an iPad competitor with an 8.9inch screen, Android 5.0 (Lollipop), 8MP rear camera with flash, 2GB RAM and other interesting specs. Read More

Is Nexus 6 Worth Buying?

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So Google has launched Nexus 6 — made in partnership with Motorola — along with its new OS Lollipop (More to come on that soon. Watch this space!) The new Nexus is designed to show off the dramatic new look of the OS — Material Design — and also its other capabilities. But is the new phone really better than the previous Nexus? If you’re looking for an Android phone, is this the one to buy? Read More

HTC One M8 Receives ‘Eye Experience’ Update in Canada Tomorrow

eye experienceLast month, HTC unveiled their Desire Eye device, along with their new ‘Eye Experience’ update, which they said would be coming soon. If you are in Canada and own a carrier branded HTC One M8, the wait is over. As announced, starting 9AM PST, the update will start rolling out to devices on Rogers, Telus and Bell. Read More