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Remix OS 1.5 now available (Android 5.0 with serious multitasking tweaks)

Remix OS is a custom version of Android designed to make Google’s smartphone and tablet operating system feel more like a desktop and notebook OS. It features a taskbar, customized home screen and notification areas, and support for running multiple apps in windows that you can move around the screen. The first version of Remix […]

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Xiaomi smartphone users can begin testing Windows 10 on June 1st

The Xiaomi Mi4 is a smartphone with a 5 inch, full HD display, 3GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It ships with Xiaomi’s custom version of Android called MIUI. But folks that want to try something a little different will get a chance starting June 1st. That’s when users of this Chinese […]

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Original Samsung Galaxy S gets Android 5.1 (unofficially)

The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone launched in mid-2010 and it’s been a long time since Samsung has release a software update for the phone. But nearly 5 years later independent developers are keeping the phone up to date. Xda-developers forum member humberos has released a custom ROM that brings Android 5.1 Lollipop to the first-gen […]

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Paranoid Android 5.0 Alpha 1 gets a first taste of Lollipop

Paranoid Android is a custom version of Google Android known for bringing innovative features to smartphones and tablets including alternate methods for interacting with notifications, on-screen buttons, settings, and more. The developers of Paranoid Android have just released the first public build of their software that’s based on Google Android 5.0… and most of those […]

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CyanogenMod adds official support for Android One smartphones

Android One is Google’s program to help smartphone makers offer low-cost phones in developing markets (including Indiawith decent hardware and up-to-date software. Google offers device makers a list of compatible hardware to choose from and the software company provides the software and updates. But if you’d rather run different software, independent developers have been offering custom […]

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HP TouchPad gets Android 5.0 Lollipop (unofficially)

HP’s long-discontinued webOS tablet continues to find new life as an Android device. The company launched the HP TouchPad in 2011 and discontinued the tablet just two months later due to disappointing sales. But when the company slashed prices and sold off its remaining tablets for as little as $99, HP managed to sell millions of […]

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Google Android L ported to the Nexus 4 smartphone (unofficially)

Want to try out Google’s upcoming version of Android, but don’t have a Nexus 5 phone or Nexus 7 tablet? If you’ve got a slightly older Nexus 4 smartphone then you’re in luck — there’s an unofficial port of the Google Android L developer preview available for that phone. At this point Android L for the […]

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Paranoid Android 4.4 RC1 now available for ROM flashers

Paranoid Android is a custom version of Google’s mobile operating system which has a reputation for big add-on features that change the way notifications, multitasking, and even menu buttons work. When the developers started working on the first version of Paranoid Android based on Android 4.4 KitKat, they went back to the drawing board and […]