Nokia N1 Android tablet announced, priced at $249

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Nokia might have sold its mobile division to Microsoft but it still owns a technology division and it is this division which has come up with a hardware product. The Nokia N1 Android tablet.

This is the first hardware product Nokia has launched after it was acquired by Microsoft. It is really surprising to see Nokia enter the tablet market under it own branding.

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Google’s Project Hera: Bridging Android, Chrome and the Web

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Google’s Project Hera, is the rumored project that aims at bridging Android, Chrome and Web to give the user a one-stop experience to control all the tasks. Project Hera may arrive in the next build of Android which might be launched at Google I/O in June.

The rumors reported are not totally clear on how Project Hera works but we will try give you a basic idea about it. The main objective of Project Hera is to make the native Android apps, web apps in Chrome and the Google Search to synchronize with each other and present to you easier ways to perform the tasks related to them.

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Google unveils Android Wear OS for wearables

Google unveils Android Wear OS for wearables

Google in a blog post on Tuesday unveiled Android Wear, the customized version of Android for wearables.

The Android Wear is so heavily customized to achieve great performance on the wearables. Generally it concentrates on only two components: the information and the ability to get it by voice or text commands.

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WhatsApp For Android allows Hackers to tap into your messages

WhatsApp For Android allows Hackers to tap into your messages

A security issue regarding WhatsApp for Android was posted by Bas Bosschert which allows any other app on your phone to read your WhatsApp conversations.

This issue still exists even after WhatsApp received a major update for Android. One way you could be secure is by not installing any malicious apps on your phone.

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Nokia X Android smartphone arrives, priced at $141

Nokia X Android smartphone arrives, priced at $141

Nokia X Android smartphone with Dual Sim finally arrived in markets today and India was the first country to get hands on this mid range Android smartphone.

Nokia X is priced at 8,599 rupees(US $141) in India where mid range smartphones are doing pretty well. Smartphones in the range of 7,000-15,000 rupees have a great demand in the Indian market and Nokia is hoping to rule this segment.

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Android SDK for wearables launching in two weeks

Android SDK for wearables launching in two weeks

Google will be launching Android SDK(Software Development Kit) for wearables in two weeks time, says Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Android at Google.

Sundar announced this during a discussion with John Battelle at the South by Southwest(SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas.

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Nokia to unveil its first Android-powered smartphone on Feb 24

Nokia to unveil its first Android-powered smartphone on Feb 24

Nokia is all set to launch its first Android-powered smartphone in an event at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona on February 24.

The event will start at 11:30 p.m. PT on Sunday (or 8:30 a.m. Monday in Barcelona) where we will witness the launch of Android-powered smartphone code-named Normandy, the Nokia X.

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Android: KitKat 1.8%, Jelly Bean 60.7%, Gingerbread dips to 20%

Android-KitKat

According to the latest Android distribution shares, KitKat is installed in 1.8% of all devices. It has been 3 months since its launch but it been slow ride for KitKat.

The majority of the share goes to Jelly Bean with 60.7%(an increase from 59.1% last month). Gingerbread dipped to 20% from 21.2% last month. That is still a great number of devices running Android 2.3.x.

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Facebook shares ‘Conceal’: A way to secure Android apps

Facebook Shares Conceal

Facebook launched their lightweight code library used to secure Android apps by encrypting them in public storage locations, for example SD cards.

Dubbed as Conceal, it allows developers to use a set of APIs to perform fast encryption and also to authenticate the data. Developers tend to neglect security aspect of an Android app due to the tight deadlines but with Conceal they can quickly encrypt and secure their app data.

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Nokia Android phone UI pics leaked

Nokia Android phone UI

Nokia is working on a secret project to build their own Android phone. The project is codenamed Normandy. But this secret was confirmed when the well known leaker @evleaks leaked the UI screens of the Normandy project.

According to the reports, it is a dual-sim low-end phone with a customized flavor of Android. The fate of this project is unknown because of Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft. It is unsure whether this Nokia Android phone will see the light.