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FM radio on your smartphone

FM radio on your smartphone | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The mobile networks make money by selling expensive data.

Android, and the smartphones collect personal data on you.

It is worthwhile therefore trying downloading an app that turns on your FM chip, and you can then use as an FM radio.

Whether this will work on a tablet, I do not know, but it is worth giving it a  try.

As well as giving much better listening and saving on data, it also saves on battery life.

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Whatsapp Integration in Facebook Might Make 'Facebook for Android' Attractive for Smartphone Users

Whatsapp Integration in Facebook Might Make 'Facebook for Android' Attractive for Smartphone Users | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Whatsapp has also confirmed to release the Whatsapp calling feature for Windows Mobile based smartphones.
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Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10

Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Microsoft dropped an interesting piece of information today when it revealed that it is testing Windows 10 with users of Xiaomi’s Mi 3 Android smartphone.
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A Brief History of Google's Android Operating System - IPWatchdog.com

A Brief History of Google's Android Operating System - IPWatchdog.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as we knew it. The product they would create would establish incredible dominance in the field of mobile computing. In the third quarter of 2014, global shipments of Android-based mobile devices reached 268 million, greatly outpacing the rate of sales for iPhones, Android’s closest competitor. By the end of 2014, sales of Android devices this year alone could exceed one billion. During the second quarter of 2014, Android controlled an incredible 84.7 percent market share of the global smartphone industry, well ahead of iPhone, Windows Phone and the BlackBerry. Android has even been dominating in the sphere of tablet computers; about 62 percent of the nearly 195 million tablet computers sold during 2013 were Android devices.

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As Android's reach expands, Google attracts fewer pioneer partners - VentureBeat

As Android's reach expands, Google attracts fewer pioneer partners - VentureBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Google has polished the user interface with its new “Material Design” model of animated surfaces existing in different layers.

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The Business Model of Android – Google's open source mobile operating system | Business Model Gallery

The Business Model of Android – Google's open source mobile operating system 

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Google commits to Android wearable tech devices - CTV News

Google commits to Android wearable tech devices - CTV News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Pichai made the announcement at SXSW Interactive and said that the software development kits (SDKs) will not only make it easier for companies and individuals to use Android on fitness trackers, motion sensors and other wearable tech devices, it would also simplify data collection from sensors in order to create supporting apps and functionality.




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Despite rise of Android tablets, Google still isn't serving magazine publishers - The Guardian (blog)

Despite rise of Android tablets, Google still isn't serving magazine publishers - The Guardian (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This year, Android-powered tablets began outselling Apple's iPads for the first time. With a variety of Google devices flying off shelves this Christmas, 2014 will see a huge new audience for digital magazine publishers to tap.

 

 

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Apple vs. Samsung: Who Will Win?

Apple vs. Samsung: Who Will Win? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Korean company with 3 CEOs recently overtook Apple by revenue and now seriously threatens it in the post-Jobs era.2 questions:1. So who actually is the best company today?2. Who is going to win (Android vs.
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Google's Android Eclipses Apple to Become the MS-DOS of Our Time - Wired

Google's Android Eclipses Apple to Become the MS-DOS of Our Time - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Apple may have shipped a record number of iOS devices during the most recent quarter, according to analysts at IDC. But the real story is the utter dominance of Android, which is gobbling so much market share that Apple could soon find itself in the single digits.

 
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Ericsson Networked Society - Applications Android sur Google Play

Ericsson Networked Society - Applications Android sur Google Play | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Learn about Ericsson's vision for the Networked Society. This starter kit includes a vision statement, introductory videos, YouTube videos, Twitter access, the ab... (Networked Society App - Learning more about vision for the #NetworkedSociety.
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Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original iPhone came out just a few months earlier, capturing people's imaginations and ushering in the modern smartphone era. While Google was an app partner for the original iPhone, it could see what a future of unchecked iPhone competition would be like. Vic Gundotra, recalling Andy Rubin's initial pitch for Android, stated:

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EU Officially Strikes at Google on Shopping Service, Android

EU Officially Strikes at Google on Shopping Service, Android | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's official: The EU has filed a complaint against Google for its shopping product and launched a probe into anti-competitive behavior on Android.
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THE STORY OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest ... - Business Insider

THE STORY OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest ... - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Android is now one of the biggest computing platforms in the world. But it wasn't easy to get the industry to buy into Andy Rubin's radical vision.
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Report: iOS and Android closer than ever to 'total domination'

Report: iOS and Android closer than ever to 'total domination' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When it comes to the smartphone market, Microsoft and BlackBerry have more catching up to do than ever before.
Android and iOS now account for a record amount of the worldwide smartphone market share, according to a new report.
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Google Executive Says Company May Open Up Android Auto, TV, And Wear ... - Android Police

Google Executive Says Company May Open Up Android Auto, TV, And Wear ... - Android Police | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Google is keeping a tight grip on Android as it expands the operating system out to watches, TVs, and automobiles. To understand this, take a look at the exist Wear watches on the market. Aside from shape and specs, the software experience is the same across devices. This may change in the future. A Google executive has told Re/code that the company plans to loosen its restrictions over time.

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Google "dismantled" Android hardware initiatives after buying Nest, claims ... - Apple Insider

Google "dismantled" Android hardware initiatives after buying Nest, claims ... - Apple Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A report seeking to profile both Google's Sundar Pichai (who replaced Andy Rubin as head of Android) and Nest founder Tony Fadell claims that Pichai appointed Fadell to run Google's hardware. Fadell retorted that the story "is 100% wrong," but neither he nor Google have refuted any of the more titillating details about Pichai or the search giant presented in the article.

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Facebook for Android: now faster, smaller, less data-hungry - Inside Facebook

Facebook for Android: now faster, smaller, less data-hungry - Inside Facebook | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

To figure out how to improve its Facebook for Android app, Facebook engineers traveled to Africa to test the app on a low-bandwidth network.

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Is Android the New Windows? Malware Makers Think So - Huffington Post

Is Android the New Windows? Malware Makers Think So - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

By now, most of us know that when surfing the Web we shouldn't click on ads promising us new ways to lose weight without dieting, read emails about magic pills to boost our "egos" or even click on Twitter links about the "shocking" pictures some friend supposedly found of us online. That is, we know not to do those things from our computers. And hackers and cybercriminals know we know this, too. That's why they're targeting our smartphones.

 
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Most people think of Facebook as a place to share photos, keep up with friends and family members, or see and share those funny, viral stories and LOLcat pictures.This is not how Facebook thinks of Facebook.
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Samsung is building an army to take on Android - BGR

Samsung is building an army to take on Android - BGR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Samsung will soon take its frenemy relationship with Google and Android to the next level. The company reportedly plans to launch its first Tizen smartphone early next year and while its efforts with this new platform will initially be local to the Far East, Samsung undoubtedly hopes it will grow into something more — and reinforcements will definitely help. Headed by both Samsung and Intel, the Tizen Association announced this week that it has added 36 new partners from “all segments of the mobile and connected device ecosystems” to help bolster the platform moving forward. New additions to the Tizen camp include eBay, Konami, McAfee, Panasonic, Sharp and TrendMicro, and the Association’s full press release follows below.

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ARM Launches Interactive Platform to Spark Collaboration and Innovation - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

ARM Launches Interactive Platform to Spark Collaboration and Innovation - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Android – This place targets developers of devices or apps for Android™, and includes information including Android porting guides, reference platform details and Linux kernel data.

 

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Is Android OS upgradable and why am I not getting the updates?

Is Android OS upgradable and why am I not getting the updates? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
So to answer the question “is Android OS upgradable? YES! Android OS is upgradable. But Why am I not getting the updates?Is there other ways to get updates?
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