Microsoft's Xbox Music wants to be a contender

If you are bound to Windows platforms, Xbox Music has the best of Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and your personal CD collection in it. If you're not so Windows lovin' Microsoft wants you, too. So, with iTunes Radio and the culmination of a couple of weeks of mobile device madness leading up to the iPhone 5 launch tomorrow, Microsoft is taking the former Zune Pass onto iOS and Android devices.

iOS 7 is nearly here; it looks very Android-ish

PC Mag got a first pre-release look at iOS 7 and we have the video. It doesn't look like Apple is leading here. Instead, it looks like they are catching up to Android. And don't get us started on the flat design versus skeuomorphic crap. Things just look duller in a flat world.

Sony Walkman F886 portable music player launched

OMG. A new Sony Walkman featuring a high-resolution audio system and an Android OS. Never thought we'd see one of those again.

New CuBox-i mini PCs run Android & Linux

SolidRun has debuted a new lineup of tiny PCs that are capable of running both Linux and Android. Powered by Freescale's i.MX6 single, dual and quad-core processors, the CuBox-i systems start at $45 and scale up to $120.

Does third place matter in the mobile OS race?

​ABI Research’s recent smartphone research shows Android accounted for 80% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q2 2013.

Bang with Friends does the same thing but calls it Down

The App Store for iOS is very prudish, or not. Bang with Friends is not prudish at all. It's stated aim is to get its users a one night stand (that's a euphemism for sex at no cost) with Facebook friends. Get it? Bang with Friends. But Apple doesn't like the name. Can live with the intention, but not the name. Go figure.

Android mobile app revenue to reach $6.8 billion in 2013

Android’s smartphone mobile app revenues are projected to reach almost $6.8 billion by the end of 2013, nearly doubling its revenues from the previous year.

Android-powered MK908 II set-top box has an adjustable WiFi antenna

The TronSmart MK908 II, priced at $69-$75, is powered by a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor and features 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot.

Contra: Evolution Updated With Support For 'High-Resolution Devices' And Fewer Permissions

The Android faithful have been eagerly awaiting the release of Contra: Evolution, but there were some irksome issues when the game finally launched last week. You could only install it on phones, and when you did, the list of permissions was a little bonkers. Well, both of those ...

Video: KDE Connect Android (mobile) with Linux (desktop)

KDE Connect can best be described as a utility that allows your Linux desktop to receive Android phone notifications, while transforming your smarpthone into a remote control for music and video players.

Kaiboer Q7 is an Android Jelly Bean set-top box with a SATA bay

The Kaiboer Q7 set-top box is somewhat different from the many STBs we've covered here on TG Daily in recent weeks. 

This PC-on-a-stick runs Aliyun OS

We've covered a number of Android-powered PCs-on-sticks here at TG Daily in recent months. However, this is the first time we're talking about a PC-on-a-stick powered by Aliyun OS instead of Google's popular mobile operating system.

Cerberus anti-theft – an exploit allowing you to access any device

You may or may not have heard of Cerberus, an anti-theft application for Android devices. Cerberus allows you to remotely control your device if it has been lost or stolen. Features include: locate and track your device, start alarms, get a list of recent calls, download SMS messages,

Android BitCoin wallets vulnerable to theft

What are your thoughts about BitCoin – “a new form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions, rather than relying on central authorities”?Well, watch out with your BitCoin wallet on Android. T3 is among those reporting a warning from BitCoin developers about an Android ...

My First Week With Nokia Lumia 1020

A week ago I splurged and upgraded my Lumia 920 to the Lumia 1020. So to those of you who were expecting me to switch over the Android or an iDevice; I'm still entrenched in the Windows Phone world. And this phone cements my opinion to stay.Let's talk ...

HP's hybrid Slatebook X2 runs Android Jelly Bean

Hewlett Packard has debuted an Android-powered (Jelly Bean) 10.1″ laptop/tablet hybrid powered by Nvidia's Tegra 4 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz.

JXD's handheld Android gaming pad start at $160

Nvidia's Shield is obviously not alone in the rapidly growing portable Android console market. Indeed, manufacturers like the China-based JXD have been selling Android-powered gaming tablets for a number of years, with the latest gaming device from the company slated to hit the streets over the next few months.

Google intros Android Device Manager to help you find that missing handset

Frequently lose your phone? Yeah, join the club. Don't worry, Google's got a fix. Android Device Manager will be available later this month for phones with 2.2 or later, letting you ring your phone at maximum volume when you can't find it, even if the handset has been ...

iOS v. Android: The green robot wins on app downloads

Here’s a fun fact for mobile developers: As of the past three months, Android is the best place to angle for more app downloads.According to the App Annie Market Index, Q2 2013 metrics show that Android beats iOS by 10 percent in number of applications downloaded.However, the iTunes ...

Android Tops 2Q Sales In Smartphones, Tablets

Android vendors are probably having a good day today, as two separate research reports indicate dominance in both the smartphone and tablet sectors for the second quarter of 2013. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech gave its read on the U.S. smartphone marketplace, indicating that Android held 51.5% of smartphone sales from ...