The state of Android tablets: Google need to either fix their injured tablet platform, or let it die

The Middle Ground on Android Tablets: Only one [tablet optimised feature] remains in Android Lollipop: the ‘UI Framework for creating great tablet apps’ that was released in 3.0.  Now, the default Android home-screen has literally no tablet optimised elements, everything acts the exact same as if it would on a smartphone, just larger. I’m not sure if […]

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Samsung May Finally Tone Down TouchWiz

Re/code, After Google Pressure, Samsung Will Dial Back Android Tweaks, Homegrown Apps: This is especially significant because the Google apps bind tightly together. Google has apps for pretty much all the most important functions on a phone or tablet — email, messaging, maps, storage, browsing, reading the news, finding and consuming media — and they […]

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Do we Really Need a Facebook Phone?

On April 4th, Facebook are expected to announce a venture into the smartphone world, with a customised version of Android running on HTC hardware. 9to5google: The phone’s software is a forked version of the Android operating system. Facebook’s features, like messaging, photo uploading, and contacts integration is fully integrated throughout the operating system. A few […]

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