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Spectacularly poor-taste Gaza conflict games appear on the Android app store

As war and violence continues in Gaza, new technologies are not only facilitating more dangerous weapons, but also new kinds of responses to political circumstances. Now, it seems, some people choose to express their take on the conflict through gaming. A number of titles themed around the war have been spotted on the Android Google Play store over the last …

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James O'MalleySpectacularly poor-taste Gaza conflict games appear on the Android app store
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Google releases stock Android launcher to all Android handsets

If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy, HTC or an LG Android phone then you’re getting an Android experience, but perhaps not the exact one that Google intended. If, however, you’d like to get a taste of what Nexus users have, then now you can simply download the Google Now launcher from the Google Play Store. In addition to the different …

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James O'MalleyGoogle releases stock Android launcher to all Android handsets
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Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that’s almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile’s security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah collected 24.4 million sample files, …

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 10% of Android apps are malware: report
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Is the Nexus 8 imminent? Nexus 7 listed as “out of stock” on Google Play

So how’s this for a Friday afternoon rumour? Android Authority has spotted that Google’s own Nexus 7 tablet is currently listed as “out of stock” on the Google Play store. How can Google sell out? Wouldn’t it have huge stockpiles of the own-brand tablets ready to go? Wouldn’t it have seen this coming and thus have ordered thousands more be …

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James O'MalleyIs the Nexus 8 imminent? Nexus 7 listed as “out of stock” on Google Play
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Nokia job adverts point towards an Android future?

Job listings on LinkedIn point towards Nokia taking an interest in Android. Could the mobile industry be about to be shaken up again? Some excellent speculation here from UberGizmo – who have spotted some job adverts for Nokia. That is to say, actual Nokia – the bit of Nokia that wasn’t bought by Microsoft. Nokia is apparently looking for mobile …

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James O'MalleyNokia job adverts point towards an Android future?
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini coming to the UK on 7th August

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S5 Mini – a more diminutive version of its flagship handset – will be hitting the UK on August 7th. That’s a week today. We previously covered what you can expect from the device when it was announced earlier this month. Essentially though it shares a lot of DNA with its bigger brother, some …

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James O'MalleySamsung Galaxy S5 Mini coming to the UK on 7th August
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LG G3 Review: LG’s Android behemoth joins the big league

If you think of high-end Android phones, then you’ll probably think of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC One M8. Both devices were accompanied by huge buzz and marketing campaigns, so you can be forgiven for thinking they’re the best of the best. But there’s another challenger for the Android crown out there. LG have been making Android devices …

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James O'MalleyLG G3 Review: LG’s Android behemoth joins the big league
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Samsung’s non-Android Tizen phone delayed indefinitely

We’ve known for some time that Samsung is working on phones that will run its own “Tizen” operating system instead of Android. Don’t expect to see them any time soon though, as Samsung has just announced the cancellation of the first Tizen phone’s release. The reasons behind making the phone is thought to be an attempt to “de-Google”, so that …

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James O'MalleySamsung’s non-Android Tizen phone delayed indefinitely
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Nokia X gets an update… but hang on, didn’t that get cut?

Confusing news out of Microsoft today as the company has announced that its Nokia X line of Android handsets will be receiving a software update. It seems like only last week that Microsoft announced massive job cuts and the axing of Nokia X, the small line of Android phones that the company launched at the start of the year. (If …

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James O'MalleyNokia X gets an update… but hang on, didn’t that get cut?
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Android Wear gets a web browser

Android Wear has only been available for a few weeks now but already coders are hard at work creating apps that work on the smartwatch platform. As far as we’re aware, this is the first attempt at creating a web browser. And yes, it really works – check out the video below, where the creator uses the tiny screen to …

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James O'MalleyAndroid Wear gets a web browser