Google Nexus Next: China-based Huawei Could Be Working On The Next Model of Nexus

ChinaAn employee from China-based Huawei revealed that the company is working on the next model of Google Nexus. This news comes amidst rumors that were already indicating at a partnership between Huawei and Google for the upcoming Nexus model.  On condition of anonymity, an employee from China-based technology firm has revealed that the firm could be working on the next model of the extremely popular Google Nexus smartphone. The representative confirmed the news in a statement given toIB Times UK.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/54379/20150619/google-nexus-next-google-smartphone-android-m-android-update.htm

Google India makes buying Android apps easier

IndiaNEW DELHI: In a bid to promote paid apps in India and make it easier for users to buy apps in the country, Google has launched prepaid vouchers that can be redeemed on the company’s Play Store. In a country where may people do not have credit cards and most are wary of sharing their debit and credit card information online, Google has launched a programme that allows users to buy prepaid cash vouchers via stores using cash or any other form of payment accepted by retail stores.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Google-India-makes-buying-Android-apps-easier/articleshow/47692336.cms

NTT Resonant to Exhibit Cloud-based App Testing Service Remote TestKit Showcase at E3 2015

JapanTOKYO –   NTT Resonant Inc. will be exhibiting their Remote TestKit(*1) service at E3 2015, which starts on June 16 in Los Angeles, California. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a trade show around video games and all related products. Industry-leading companies and indie developers from over 100 countries around the world gather at E3 to show off cutting-edge technology and new games. Since our booth at last year’s Tokyo Game Show was successful, we have decided to make E3 as our first overseas event for the Gaming market/industry. Also, you can check out our device library which includes devices with Android M Developer Preview, the newest Android OS.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3341058

Google Play may pay subsidy to enter China

ChinaSearch engine Google is reportedly in talks with Chinese phone makers on introducing its Play app store to the country, where the mobile market has recorded explosive growth, according to Shanghai’s China Business News. Sources told the newspaper that three of China’s six major handset makers–ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo, Vivo and Oppo–received offers from Google, which would pay US$1 for each phone that is pre-installed with a version of Google Play. “For Chinese handset makers that post thin margins, a subsidy of 6 yuan (US$1) is a lot,” said Wang Yanhui, director of Mobile China Alliance.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150602000185

China, Android to be hardest hit in coming smartphone slump

China.gifSmartphone shipments will decline through 2019, hitting Android phones and the Chinese market especially hard, according to research firm IDC. The slowdowns come at the same time that Apple is benefiting from big sales of its larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Overall iOS smartphone shipments will grow by 23% in 2015, IDC predicted. Apple’s innovation with its 4.7-in. display on the iPhone 6 and the 5.0-in. iPhone 6 Plus display has been demonstrable, said IDC analyst Ryan Reith.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/mobile-and-wireless/china-android-to-be-hardest-hit-in-coming-smartphone-slump/

Samsung Patent News: Samsung Files New Patent That Will Make Android Smartphones Work Like Windows Laptop

KoreaIn what comes across as a pleasant surprise for Android users, a patent application filed last week under the American law reveals that Samsung is aggressively working on a device that will allow users to switch between Android and Microsoft Windows on their smartphones. The idea of being able to use smartphones like desktops and laptops has long been a fascination of gadget freaks across the globe. In fact, according to reports on Geek, both Microsoft and Canonical have been aggressively working on the idea, where it will be possible for smartphone users to get a desktop working experience through their mobiles itself.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/51861/20150527/samsung-news-microsoft-news-tech-news-samsung-patent.htm

Thanks to China, Android apps now make more money than iOS apps

ChinaA new report (paywall) today from tech-focused investment bank Digi-Capital shows, for the first time, Android apps made more money than iOS apps in 2014. But before you switch to an Android-first development schedule, keep in mind that iOS apps are still far more lucrative on a per download basis. The wider proliferation of Android devices across the world means Android makes more as a gross total, despite iPhone owners spending much more on apps than their Android counterparts.

https://www.techinasia.com/china-android-apps-money-ios-apps/

NCR opts for Android in new cloud-based ATMs, from AU

AustraliaATM giant NCR is taking the money machine to the cloud with a new Android OS thin-client system it is billing as the biggest change to the ATM since the machine was invented 50 years ago. The company claims its new Kalpana software will reduce the cost of operating ATMs by up to 40 percent and make them more secure. It also today launched a new thin-client ATM, featuring a 10-inch touchscreen and integrated biometrics and cameras.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/402805,ncr-opts-for-android-in-new-cloud-based-atms.aspx

Delhi Metro launches reward-based Android app

IndiaNEW DELHI: Starting today, several Delhi Metro commuters would be able to download new free apps from an application, which would also offer them redeemable points for recharging their smart cards.  Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has entered into a tie-up with ‘Offer World’, an application for Android users, that in turn will reward users, who will download apps available in its kitty.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Delhi-Metro-launches-reward-based-Android-app/articleshow/46743476.cms

Qihoo 360 is making a mobile OS and taking aim at Xiaomi

China.gifWhen it comes to China’s tech companies, few are more aggressive – at least in terms of public relations – than Qihoo 360. We’ve known for a while that the company is planning to enter China’s smartphone market following its US$400 million investment into a smartphone joint venture with Coolpad. But yesterday the company put up a new site for its phone that also reveals more about the company’s hopes for its mobile OS.

https://www.techinasia.com/qihoo-360-making-mobile-os-aim-xiaomi/

Micromax launches Android smartTVs at Rs 39,990

IndiaNEW DELHI: Indian cellphone major Micromax, which recently ventured into the television market, said that its large screen ultra high-definition (UHD) range will be available for consumers exclusively via e-commerce portal Flipkart. According to the online seller who is bullish over the tie-up, UHD range of televisions (TV) is drawing “tremendous growth” in consumer’s interest.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Micromax-launches-Android-smartTVs-at-Rs-39990/articleshow/46553072.cms

Baidu ends support for Android platform

ChinaBaidu’s efforts to bring its own customized Android ROM to Chinese smartphones appears to be fizzling out as the company shifts resources away from the project. On Wednesday, the team behind the Baidu Cloud OS, a suite of tools and interfaces designed for Android phones and incorporated into the company’s Android ROM, announced it was saying goodbye to the platform.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/baidu-ends-support-for-android-platform/

Forking hell! Baidu gives up on its Android-based OS

China.gifNo news means bad news when it comes to tech companies. If they’ve nothing to boast about, the ensuing silence looks suspicious. That’s been the case with Baidu’s version of Android (pictured above), which launched in late 2011. Despite a high-profile and promising start as Dell made use of Baidu’s Android-based Yun OS for a new China-only phone, the Chinese search giant’s OS thereafter didn’t show any signs of finding favor with the nation’s smartphone shoppers.

https://www.techinasia.com/china-baidu-gives-up-on-android-fork/

China’s Huawei introduces its first Android-friendly smartwatch

ChinaBARCELONA, March 2 — Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei yesterday launched its first smartwatch, a round-faced device that works with Android phones, joining a crowded market weeks before the introduction of the highly anticipated Apple Watch. At an event tied to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the firm unveiled its Huawei watch line in classic, business and sporty versions, while at the same time across town, Korea’s LG Electronics launched a similar round-faced model.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/chinas-huawei-introduces-its-first-android-friendly-smartwatch

Asustek may leave Android Wear behind on future smartwatch with extended battery life

TaiwanTAIPEI–Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) could turn to a second mobile operating system for future smartwatches in order to achieve longer battery life, leaving behind the Android Wear system used on its current ZenWatch, company CEO Jerry Shen (沈振來) said. Shen confirmed however that Asustek will use Google Inc.’s Android Wear in one of its second-generation ZenWatch models before any possible future changes occur.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2015/02/26/429682/Asustek-may.htm

Samsung Galaxy S5 is the Best in Battery Life on Android Lollipop

KoreaMobile phone reviewer GSM Arena has released the results of a recent benchmark test on the battery life of four of the most popular Android smartphones running Lollipop.  The tests involved the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, HTC One M8, and Nexus 5. And the winner?  Surprisingly, the tests showed the Samsung Galaxy S5 as the best. The phones were subjected to four tests each: standby, talk time, web browsing and video playback. Test results were compared to the same phone’s benchmark results when running on Android KitKat.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/39063/20150224/samsung-galaxy-s5-lg-g3-htc-one-m8-nexus-5-android-lollipop-battery-life.htm

Micromax announces Android Lollipop update for Canvas phones

IndiaNEW DELHI: Domestic devices maker Micromax has announced that the company will be rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its popular Canvas series of smartphones. Lollipop is the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.  The Micromax Canvas Xpress A99 will be the first device in the portfolio to receive the software update, the company informed.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Micromax-announces-Android-Lollipop-update-for-Canvas-phones/articleshow/46275103.cms

Baidu’s Android app store has 2.88 million active users in Indonesia

IndonesiaMost of Indonesia’s web users spend time online using mobile devices. And while there are about 38.3 million active smartphone users in the country, that number will surpass 100 million by 2018. So it’s a big market to be in, and there’s huge opportunity to win the hearts of those upcoming smartphone users in Indonesia. Third-party Android app stores like Baidu’s MoboMarket want to tap into this lucrative industry. Mobomarket recently released Q4 2014 data:

https://www.techinasia.com/baidu-android-mobomarket-active-users-indonesia-2014/

Dragon Laser game for Android Wear is a first from Singapore

Game development in Southeast Asia is still at a relatively nascent stage, and many studios choose to focus on what’s simple and fast to complete – mobile games for smartphones. Singapore-based studio Dreamrocket, on the other hand, has tried something new with Dragon Laser, a game for smart watches. According to the studio, it’s “easy to pick up, yet challenging to master,” and users are guaranteed to smile every time they break their previous high scores.

https://www.techinasia.com/dragon-laser-android-wear-app/

Flappy Bird makes comeback on Android Wear devices

Addictive game Flappy Bird is now available on Android Wear smartwatches. It is the work of developer Corbin Davenport, and not of its original Vietnamese coder Nguyen Ha Dong. – Photo vnexpress.net It is the work of developer Corbin Davenport, and not of its original Vietnamese coder Nguyen Ha Dong. Davenport posted instructions on his site for sideloading Android application packages using the Android debugging bridge onto Android Wear watches.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/120410/flappy-bird-makes-comeback-on-android-wear-devices.html