Get your devices working cross-platform – no hacking required!
One of the major problems in the ongoing battle between Apple and Android is the lack of cross-platform integration. Once you’ve committed to one operating system, it becomes very difficult to move over as so much of your data, such as your music and photos, refuses to transfer across to the rival platform. Wearables have added another dimension to this issue as an iPhone user may want an Android smartwatch, but then they would not be able to use it with their phone. However, iPhone users can now use some basic functions on their Android Wear device thanks to two new apps. This tutorial will require you to use both an Android and Apple handset in the setup, but after that your smartwatch should be able to sync up with either of your phones.
This tutorial will show you how to use both the BLE Utility app and the Aerlink: Wear Connect for iOS app in order to turn your Android-only smartwatch into a device that can work with both Android and Apple handsets, giving you many more interesting options for your smartwatch.
The LG G3 shared the prize for best smartphone with the iPhone 6 at the GSMA awards in Barcelona.
The Global Mobile Awards show has agreed with Android magazine and made the LG G3 its Smartphone of the Year, but it had to share its title with the iPhone 6.
LG’s flagship device wowed the judges thanks to its ‘affordable excellence’ and ‘edge-to-edge screen’, resulting in an impressive joint first, considering the fact it was up against a number of phones that had been released long after it.
The Motorola Moto E took the award for best budget phone and the company came out on top in the wearable tech section for the Moto 360. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was given the title of Best Mobile Tablet, thanks to its ‘carefully engineered design’.
In the brand new issue of Android Magazine we feature the definitive review of the Nexus 7. Is it the world’s best tablet?
Issue 15 of Android Magazine has gone on sale. Inside this month we present the definitive review of the Nexus 7. What are its best features, how does it does it compare to the iPad and Kindle Fire and, most importantly, at as little as £159 what is the catch? Our complete guide tells you everything you need to know.
Also this month we look at the world’s most powerful Android apps and games, review the Orange San Diego, the first Android phone with Intel inside, and look at how you can enhance your phone with some essential accessories.
Can Samsung’s Galaxy S III convert some of the Apple faithful?
Thursday is a big day for the Android universe. After months of speculation Samsung’s new flagship device will be announced, and the world will rejoice. There are only a handful of confirmed specs and design leaks at the moment, and with more rumours showing their head every day, Samsung have done a decent enough job to keep things under wraps, sort of.
The hype around the Galaxy S III is some, if not the most, euphoric I’ve seen during my time working with Android devices. Sure, the Nexus and One X had a fair few people chatting, but nothing on the level that we’ve seen for the upcoming S3. A combination of the aforementioned, and the fact that what has already been confirmed for the S3, will in my mind start to consolidate Samsung’s constant rise in the smartphone industry.
Recent news of Samsung’s rise above Nokia to become the world’s biggest phone manufacturer wasn’t a surprise to a lot of people, and no small thanks to Nokia’s stuttering progress in the past couple of years. A combination of lasting devices, quick OS updates (for the most part), and substantial marketing has put Samsung at the top of the Android pyramid.