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Apple owners love mobile porn more than Android users

June 6, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News with No Comments.

  Pornhub has released figures that quantitatively settle the argument of who are the biggest w**nkers: Apple fans or Android folk. iPad users come top of the pile with this particular site, with 73% of the site's 17 million daily mobile users accessing the site via the mobile version of Safari. The site revealed how viewing patterns have changed: "Over the past year, Pornhub has seen a major shift in the types of traffic coming to our site," said a spokesperson. "Of the 38 million people who visit Pornhub each day, over half are now using mobile devices like tablets and smartphones." Safari takes up the lion's share, with Chrome across iPads and Android accounting for 13.6 visits and the built-in Android browser bringing just 7.8% of traffic. Now, there are quite a few

Android 4.4.3 KitKat out now – here are the changes

June 4, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News with No Comments.

While the forthcoming iOS 8 brings big changes to Apple's lot, the more universal Android OS Kitkat has had its own update: 4.4.3. Most of the changes are under the hood, comprising mostly bug fixes and security enhancements, but there are a few noticeable changes. The Dialer app has lightened up, swapping out the dark colour scheme for a brighter option. It's now possible to rearrange contact cards in Dialer too. The People app has been updated with colourful icons for contacts to match the Gmail app's display. Also, downloads can be paused in the Play Store. Other improvements noted around the web include better WiFi performance, elimination of some battery drain bugs and on the Nexus 5, audio hiss has gone from videos. Have you noticed any improvements on your device

Google Play Store adds PayPal payment for Android apps

May 16, 2014 by Tom in Android News with No Comments.

The Google Play Store has added PayPal as a payment option in its store, adding a handy extra source to your wallet. If, for example, you sell lots on eBay, it could be a way of budgeting your online purchases - use the eBay money for digital fun and leave the credit/debit card in your physical wallet. With added PayPal, the Play store's just got a leg up on iTunes. Via mobilegeeks

Brandname overload: Adidas confirms offline Spotify playback for SmartRun Android watch

May 3, 2014 by Tom in Android News, App News with No Comments.

In a mixture of big brand names, Adidas has teamed up with Spotify to offer offline music playback for the Android-powered SmartRun. This feature wil kick in around Christmas and will be available to users with a regular Spotify subscription. Wearable tech and smart watches are still trying to bubble over and Adidas and Spotify, here at least, are buying into the trend. Via engadget  

Rockchip-powered iSports Android game console

April 9, 2014 by Tom in Android News, Rockchip with No Comments.

Clocking it at less than US$100, the Rockchip RK3288-powered iSports Android game console could be an effective way to take your mobile games to the big screen. One of the first of what's expected to be many Android-powered game macines, the iSport comes from China and comes at a nice price. It also follows the Wii and Kinect models of motion sensor controls (using the front-mounted camera). It can also be used for video streaming and web browsing. Amazon are set to release a games machine too - now we just need Android game developers to design with these big screen devices in mind. Via gizchina

Leef Access gives microSD support to all Android phones

March 28, 2014 by Tom in Accessories, Android News with No Comments.

Love your Android phone but rue the lack of microSD support? Fear not, the Leef Access dongle plugs straight into OTG-enabled smartphones and brings back the expansion option. At US$9.99 from 2leef.com, it’s a fine way to bulk up your memory or pack lots of films, music or shows for a long trip. Via gizchina  

MIUI now on tablets – Nexus 7 first adopter

March 18, 2014 by Tom in Android News, Android Tablet, Software / OS with No Comments.

The popular Android ROM MIUI is now available for tablets, and rather than a straight port, it's been designed with tablets in mind and is optimised for larger displays. Nexus 7 owners can try it out now but downloading it from the MIUI site. Let us know how it goes! Via gizchina

Alcatel PIXI 7 Tablet to hit European budget market

February 26, 2014 by Tom in Android News, Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The nice-price Alcatel PIXI 7 tablet will be released at 79 Euros (US$110), nestling into the Tesco Hudl cheap tablet space. The Chinese-made tablet features a 960 x 540 pixel display, WiFi and a MediaTek 1.2 GHz dual core CPU, Alcatel revealed at MWC. Memory-wise it will come with 512 MB or 1GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage and expansion's a microSD card slot. It also has an infrared port, Miracast support and Android 4.4. Does a nice-price tablet entice? Join the discussion on the MP4Nation forum. Via tablet-news

Double helping of chips: New Intel Atom & Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processors

February 25, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News, Android Tablet, Intel, Qualcomm, Tablet with No Comments.

Intel and Qualcomm announced their latest tablet tech leaps at MWC. Intel's finally provided the, um...intel, on its latest processors, the Atom Z3460 and Atom Z3480, previously referred to as Merrifield - now code-named Moorefield. They will power the next batch of Android devices with their 64-bit, quad-core processing power. Qualcomm's +1 update to the Snapdragon 800, the 801, betters its predecessor in performance by 14 percent and graphics by 28 percent. It's 100 percent compatible with Snapdragon 800 and uses the same Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, with the added bonuses of Cat4 LTE support, dual-SIM dual active mode and 1080p video. Via Intel and Androidcommunity

NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 Tablet Gets 4G LTE Upgrade

February 25, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News, Android Tablet, NVIDIA, Tablet with No Comments.

The gaming-focused NVIDIA Tegra 7 tablet is getting a 4G LTE upgrade, the company revealed today at MWC. The tablet will keep its front-facing stereo speakers and 4-quad core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, while offering new high-speed online connectivity. With its history in powering PC gaming graphics, NVIDIA has a nifty niche cache of Tegra-optimised games for the Android tablet, which runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS and costs $299. Will faster internet access turn you onto the Tegra? Let us know at the MP4Nation forum. Via modernconsumers

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