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Bluetooth Innovation Training – London seminar

One for UK developers wanting to learn how to create Bluetooth Smart applications….

“Learn how to implement Bluetooth technology from the experts,” is the promise of an event organised by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

As well as events in San Jose and Beijing, London is also hosting the…

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Android Applications in Focus #14 – Google Camera

Cameras have always been an important element of smartphones, but maybe Google felt it was time to raise the bar in terms of the Android control available, with a new Google Camera app.

There’s support for 360º views, lens blur, a panorama mode with high resolution, and Google says…

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Microsoft adds Motorola Solutions to its list of Android licensors

I try to keep track of the companies signing up for Android-related licensing agreements with Microsoft. Patent protection is how I think of it. Well, to the list of the likes of HTC, Nikon and Dell, we can now add Motorola Solutions.

Thank you to The Register for pointing…

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Security: Android extends checks of application integrity

Google is responding to increased security concerns around Android by extending its checks for harmful apps on a device.

It says it adding to its general “service layer” for “further fortifying your Android phone or tablet”. Specifically, it is giving the option for the system to continually check your device…

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Nikon Coolpix S810c snaps Android

Nikon is releasing another Android-based camera, the Coolpix S810c (a successor to the Coolpix S800, announced in August 2012).

The Wi-Fi and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) support is to allow the quick uploading of images to social networking sites, cloud services, and the like.

With a…

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LG’s Android Wear-based G Watch priced at £180 for UK

LG is to charge £180 in the UK for its first Android-powered smartwatch, the G Watch, and the device will go on sale in July, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The announcement was apparently made at the company’s UK showcase in Weybridge, and is the first indication of UK…

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Twitter takes Cover for Android focus

The battle for the Android home screen continues a-pace.

In a sharpening of Twitter’s mobile focus, it has bought the start-up Cover, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The company makes a (beta) app that lets you determine which applications are shown on the home screen depending on…

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Google’s Android TV coming soon…

Hot on the heels of Amazon releasing it’s Android-based set-top box, Amazon Fire TV, Google is anticipated to do the same with Android TV (as distinct from the Google TV launched a few years ago, not very successfully).

The story comes the – Exclusive: this is…

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KitKat takeup doubles – Android in April

Statistics, of course, can be twisted in all sorts of ways. And to say Android “KitKat” takeup doubled in April sounds dramatic, but we are talking about a low-base for the newest version of Android…

Google has published its latest platform stats – based on active Android devices interacting with…

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