Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance—​a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The first publicly available smartphone running Android, the HTC Dream, was released on October 22, 2008.
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    • Moto Z2 Play – A Versatile Phone at a Reasonable Price

      If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you may quickly become overwhelmed with the many choices. Be sure to check out the Moto Z 2 Play, which is a mid-priced phone with impressive features. Design The design of the phone is elegant, with curved corners and tapered edges. The back of the phone is brushed aluminum and comes in either Lunar Gray or Fine Gold.

      Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Tech- 9 readers -
  • Create Your Ebook Directly from a Google Doc

    … If you’ve gone down the road of writing and publishing an ebook, you know messing with ePub file types, conversions, design and distribution is not for the faint of heart. There’s quite a number of ebook solutions out there that will help you through the process and get your ebook onto Google Play Books, the Kindle and other devices. Ebooks…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Google- 14 readers -
  • Introducing Android Oreo (Go edition) with the release of Android 8.1

    … Since Android’s creation, our mission has been to bring the power of computing to everyone. As a global operating system, Android has grown to more than 2 billion active devices around the world, with more users in India than the U.S. To make sure billions more people can get access to computing, it’s important that entry-level devices…

    The Official Google Blog- 15 readers -
  • 8 Excellent Tech Tools to Help You Shop Online and In Stores

    … to see the deals when you’re at home or at the mall. Coupon Sherpa also works with online shopping. Check the app to find coupons before you check out for your online purchase. Coupon Sherpa is available free for: Coupon Sherpa for iPhone and iPad Coupon Sherpa for Android Stores will often give “email exclusive” deals to get you…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Tech- 20 readers -
  • 14 Fun Holiday Tech Gifts for 2017!

    … it. This charger offers fast charging for some phones and standard charging for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X. Be sure to check the product page for compatible phones. The Urgod Fast Wireless Charger is available from Amazon for $15.99. Energizer Cup Inverter Need a charge when you’re in the car? The Energizer Cup Inverter fits in most car cup holders…

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  • Android Pay goes local in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Brazil and Slovakia

    … Whenever we launch Android Pay in a new market, we think about how to enable faster, easier checkout while taking into account the distinct payment habits of each place. Working with partners is a key part of creating a local experience. A few weeks ago, we launched Android Pay in Ukraine. Today, it’s available in Czech Republic and Brazil…

    The Official Google Blog- 9 readers -
  • Unlock your superpowers with Android Pay and Justice League

    … If you use Android Pay today, you’re in for a surprise. Like our beloved animations of space explorers, Halloween haunts, and Wimbledon players in the past, five of our Android bots have channeled their superpowers to become Justice League Super Heroes in celebration of the movie. Starting in the next few days through December 31, you can see…

    The Official Google Blog- 7 readers -
  • Welcome HTC to the Android One family

    … Android One took some important steps two months ago in an effort to give people a fresh, secure software experience designed by Google on more high quality devices. In a short amount of time, our partners have already announced some amazing phones, including the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Android One moto x4 on Project Fi. Today, HTC is joining…

    The Official Google Blog- 17 readers -
  • Bitmojis — Emojis Starring You!

    … at the: Bitmoji website Bitmoji app for iPhone and iPad Bitmoji App for Android Bitmoji is the younger sibling of Bitstrips, so if you have an account with Bitstrips, you already have created a Bitmoji. But you may want to change it to use with Bitmoji. Learn more about Bitstrips at Bitstrips — Create Your Own Comics Starring You! Creating…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Tech- 15 readers -
  • How to Know Which Apps Are Tracking Your Location

    … permission settings to make sure they work best for you. You should also check your location permission settings if you have an Android phone to make sure they work best for you. Which Apps Should Be Able to Track Your Location You may have apps that need your location for them to work, such as maps, weather, or traffic apps. Without having access…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Techin How To's- 8 readers -
  • Google’s new parental app for Android leaves a lot to be desired

    … Recently, Google announced the public release of their parenting app for android devices called Family Link. For a family of Android phone and tablet users this is a welcome announcement as Android has had no built-in child safety apps until now. Unfortunately, there are still some major kinks in the system which could make the app pointless…

    Greg's Corner- 15 readers -
  • Making Android better for kids and families

    … We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make Android work for everyone. Whether it’s giving people their choice of device, or helping app developers make their apps more accessible, we think Android is at its best when more people have access to the power of mobile technology. And that includes kids. Kids are the most curious among us…

    The Official Google Blog- 18 readers -
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