A brief history of Android releases

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With Android 4.4 KitKat now officially out we are looking ahead to learning about the newest release of the platform. The build is debuted with the Nexus 5 on Halloween, however previous Nexus products should also see the Hershey-inspired version in due time. In fact, we might look for 4.4 KitKat on a variety of devices, perhaps going back a few years. Why? According to Google, the goal with KitKat is to “make an amazing Android experience available for everybody”.

Hangouts updated on iOS, more features than Android

hangoutsA recent post on Google Plus has revealed that Hangouts has been updated for iOS. Usually, this news would not spur a post here. The inclusion of features Android users do not yet have, however, has me curious.

The update includes every feature Android users have in our app. Further, new features we don’t have are available to iPhone users. No word yet on if or when we will see the Android app support this, however it’s quite possible they’ll be available with the Kitkat update.

KitKat's Google+ page teases the fanboys

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Are you following the official KitKat account over on Google+? You should be. The past few days have seen a number of posts which seem to be cryptic messages related to the impending announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat’s features. Well, that and the Nexus 5 and maybe a new Nexus 10 tablet, too.

Omate TrueSmart production prototype preview

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Are you among those who were smart enough to get in on that killer Omate Kickstarter project? Awesome! Here’s a quick official preview of the TrueSmart smartwatch which provides a glimpse of the forthcoming device. Didn’t get involved in the Kickstarter? It’s all good, this will likely help change your opinion. After all, there’s a reason this went on to eclipse one million dollars in backing!

The top 10 highest rated Android phones

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Are you in the market for a new Android smartphone? That’s terrific news! Thanks to so many device options and some truly great manufacturers you’ll be hard-pressed to make a bad decision. The flip side of that coin is that you could get locked up with decision paralysis. Which is the best phone? Why don’t you ask the experts?

We’ve put together a handy little database that ranks Android smartphones based on overall ratings. Powered by our friends at FindTheBest, this interactive guy is always current and relevant. It doesn’t matter when you pull this page up, it’s going to list the top 10 highest rated Android phones on the market.

Android Fragmentation: The New Way to Expand Your Ecosystem

Android Fragmentation is now being tentatively connoted as one of the best ways to expand your device ecosystem. With Android devices being available in all shapes and sizes - leading to diversity in performance levels and screen sizes; developing apps can indeed be a highly challenging and time-consuming proposition. However, fragmentation has a much wider dimension beyond the Android market, making it even more important for developers to think about the impact of contextual fragmentation.

New Computer Generated Code Outdoes Best Human Effort


Researchers at the MIT have published a paper and open source code for a new network congestion protocol that seemingly does the impossible, allows better traffic sharing on our existing networks, without any extra overheads.

What is unusual is that code was generated by a computer.

Chili or Mango - The first interactive series for smartphone

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Hi Helloandroid readers! We are really excited to announce our latest work. We made the first ever interactive series specially for smartphones.

First there was a Hungarian startup with a great idea. They decided to make the most innovative experience in the world of series. They created the scripts, shot the episodes, and found a developer company with great experience in both Android and iOS development. Yep, that was Attrecto Smartphone Solutions, the guys behind

[Infographic] Android Statistics in the Developing World

Recently I've got an e-mail from with an interesting infographic. With their solution, they can help developres, to detect mobile devices, and redirect the mobile users, mobile customers to a proper landing page. Thanks to this, they have pretty good insights about the mobile usage of different countries. They've developed an infographic on Android usage - phone models, OS's and screen sizes - from 11 developing countries, including Brazil, China, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Vietnam. If you are a developer, I'm sure these are useful statistics to prepare your app for these target markets.

Top 11 Android Mobile Apps for Healthcare Professionals


Going by the latest survey, the burgeoning number of smartphones sales across the globe gives you a clear impression that it is no longer a luxury to own a smartphone, as it is all set to be an integral part of our lives and everything related to it including healthcare.

We all are aware about the crucial role mobile applications play in streamlining the everyday activities and making every tools available at our fingertips. Mobile application for doctors and those related to the healthcare sector can be a big boon as it will help resource useful information from medical journals and textbooks, to revolutionizing the way health care is bestowed and the approach in which ailments and diseases are diagnosed.

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