android

UR Launcher - Now with Football Cup themed 3D wallpaper

UR Launcher is a launcher for Android that offers its users 3D live wallpapers and themes. It also offers a handy sidebar to access your most recently used apps. Overall this launcher allows one to customize their Android phone to their tastes.

After you have downloaded UR Launcher, which can be found through this link or the QR code at the bottom of this article, you will select the 3D wallpaper of your choice. There are currently 13 live 3D wallpapers to choose from.

The most recent one is 3D Football Cup Live Theme. Users can support their team through changing country flags, team uniforms, ball colors, turf material, and more. They are able to further customize their wallpaper by adding their name to team jerseys and by choosing the text for ad banners.

Android Continues to Dominate – Here's Why

android army

The idea that Android could be a top dog OS would have been laughable just a few years ago but as of 2013 it had the largest user base of any mobile operating system. Android tablets, which had long played second fiddle to the iPad, finally outsold Apple's signature tablet in that same year (note: now they're well in the lead). That was also the year that Google's OS hit 1 billion activations and Android's share of the global smartphone shipment market was a whopping 81.3%. Now according to a report from research firm Gartner, actual Android device shipments will top 1 billion in 2014. Not too shabby!

Are Smartphones the New Credit Card? Where e-Commerce is Heading

While it may seem a little early to be talking about a smartphone as a form of currency, the reality is that new uses are being found for these devices every single day. As the user base of mobile phones increases, so do the number of apps aimed at this young and burgeoning market. It is now estimated that half of all American adults now own a smartphone.

In some cities, you can actually use your phone to purchase train or bus tickets on the go, showing your digital ticket stub to the driver as proof of payment. If you didn’t think that a mobile device could become as good as money, perhaps it’s time to rethink the usefulness of this popular technology. After all, we’re not just talking about some toy, we’re talking about a…

mobile payment

Control all kind of electronics with USB2Go

usb2go

USB2Go is small, open source development board that connects external electronics with Android smartphones through micro USB port. The developers’ idea was to create a device, which is connected to the phone without the use of wireless technologies and any additional power source to reduce size, costs and complexity. Both amateur and professional users can create all sorts of gadgets in order to control the electronics in their house or just build tech toys.

How to Transfer iPhone iCloud Contacts to Android Easily

transfer contact android iosMoving from your iPhone to an Android phone has been a daunting task in the past although there is an easy way to get this accomplished. The most important set of data that every user wants to move from one phone to another is contacts. This tutorial will show you how to easily transfer contacts from an iPhone to Android.

Apple has iCloud for backup and Android devices backup to your Google Contacts so essentially you just need to backup the contacts from iCloud and import them into your Google account. This being said there is a process that makes this easy and the steps are outlined below.

Nokia X (Normandy) specs revealed to be entry-level

nokia x normandy

Likely aimed at first-time smartphone buyers, Nokia’s first Android features low-end hardware

The purported specifications for Nokia’s first Android smartphone have leaked online, pointing to an entry-level experience. According to @evleaks, the so-called Nokia X shares much of the hardware of the affordable Nokia Lumia 520. Details include a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon, 4-inch WVGA display, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Juiced by a 1500mAh battery, the phone should come in dual-SIM variants and sell in up to six colors.

Microsoft eyeing Sundar Pichai as next CEO

sundar pichai microsoft

A new rumor states that Sundar Pichai could be in the running to be the next Microsoft CEO.

It seems as though Microsoft hasn’t really been hunting for a new CEO as actively as they should be. But according to SiliconANGLE, they have their eyes on someone who would really do well in the company.

Managing Your Android Device from PC is Now Easier: Get Started!

Android pc sync

With the burgeoning sales of Android devices worldwide, there is growing demand for a proper PC manager for your devices as we move into 2014. Unlike iTunes available for iOS, there isn’t any one-stop sync and backup solution as such for Android. Although, officially Android does not have a PC Suite-like desktop sync utility; a few third party vendors are offering some fairly decent applications that can help manage your Android device from your computer.

Android Open Kang Founder Roman Birg Finds New Job With CYNGN Inc

cyngnIt’s long been alleged that the guys over at CYNGN have never really liked the guys over at ”that other ROM” namely Android Open Kang Project, which of course was the initial CM Kang project kicked off in November 2011 by Roman Birg aka RomanBB, however thanks to our anon tipster we can reveal that Roman is currently packing up his gear and moving himself to a nice new office in Seattle to work with CYNGN founder Steve Kondik. It’s also said that AOKP Device Maintainer Tom Marshall (tdmcode) who had previously worked on CyanogenMod will also be headed off to CYNGN to join them.

Infographic: Android version history 2013

Google provides data about the relative number of devices running a given version of the Android platform month by month, and with the last piece of the puzzle arriving yesterday, we’re able to look at the big picture. Last year we saw the rise of the modern Android: while Froyo, Gingerbread and basically everything pre-4.0 started to decay (some died out almost completely), Jelly Bean was moving up fast, with an almost 50% growth year-over-year. This infographic visualizes the monthly changes in Android version distribution.

Syndicate content