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Here are the Phones Slated to Get Google’s Android Update, Lollipop

Here are the Phones Slated to Get Google’s Android Update, Lollipop

4 months ago, Google revealed the biggest Android update yet: Android 5.0, or “Lollipop”. One of the biggest changes that will come with this update will be the introduction of Material Design — a new design language that emphasises more on shadows and colors. There are some other improvements too – Project Volta, back end


Inbox Is not Gmail: It’s a Completely Different Type of Inbox…

…It is designed to focus on what really matters. Yes, yes, I’m confused too. But Google did their best to clear that up. Google introduced a new email service called “Inbox” on Wednesday that is aimed at improved organization of emails and user friendly information display. For now the new service is being provided alongside


Google Takes the Plunge: Gmail Will Manage Other Email Accounts

Google is ready to give Android users an obvious alternative to the tedious task of switching around between multiple email apps. With the Google Gmail 5.0 app, Android users will now have one email management application that organizes all their different accounts. According to this video from Android Police, the Gmail app expected with Google’s Android Lollipop mobile OS, an entirely

News24 Mobile emerges the top mobile website in South Africa

The IAB SA and Effective Measure have released their July 2014 website statistics, which showed that News24 Mobile is the top mobile website in South Africa. According to the July 2014 Effective Measure statistics, News24 Mobile attracted 1,674,738 unique mobile browsers, while SuperSport Mobile came second with 627,325 unique browsers, and Kick Off Mobile came third

WhatsApp reaches 600 million active users worldwide

WhatsApp has surpassed 600 million monthly active users, according to CEO and founder Jan Koum. In Twitter update on Monday, Koum said: “Now serving 600,000,000 monthly active users. Yes, active and registered are very different types of numbers.” The messaging service, which crossed the half a billion user milestone in April this year, was acquired by

Mozilla to launch its first Firefox OS smartphone in India this week

Mozilla today announced it will be launching its first smartphone — the Cloud FX — in India this week., as it plans to push its Firefox OS mobile operating system into new markets. The Cloud FX, developed by Intex Technologies, sports a 3.5-inch display, a 1GHz processor and a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera. With an expandable memory up

Suba Partners With TCP Engines For Faster Mobile Photo Sharing

Suba, a leading mobile app platform which enables Africans to collect, discover and share photo streams seamlessly with others, has announced its licensing of the TCPEngines’ innovative congestion control solution. One of the features of the user experience of the Suba application is the ability to upload and view photos quickly across the challenging mobile


Nigeria’s social news aggregator, QwikGist launches Android app

QwikGist, a web & mobile social news platform that allows users to bring all the stories they enjoy from different sources into one place and create conversations with others has launched its Android app, available on the Play Store. Launched in 2013 by former Rocket Internet employees, Onyeka Akumah and Pelumi Aboluwarin, the app reportedly grew over 200,000 users

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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana’s Mobile Messaging Service, Saya Gets Acquired

Remember the mobile messaging service with the most audacious goal of becoming the WhatsApp for the world’s over 5 billion feature phones? The awesome app out of Ghana’s MEST that allows you to message your phone contacts, Facebook contacts and have anonymous streetchats at a go, even from a feature phone.


World’s largest PC maker, Lenovo now sells more smartphones than PCs

The world’s largest PC maker, Lenovo, now sells more smartphones than PCs, according to its latest earnings report released today. In the report, Lenovo revealed that it sold 15.8 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 14.5 million PC sales and attributed its rise in smartphone sales to the market shifting from