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  • Android 7.0: You might get to help pick the name!
  • Sundar Pichai: Maybe we'll use a poll to name Android

    Google has never had a problem coming up with sweet-related nicknames for each new version of Android, but after Marshmallow it might start taking suggestions. During a Q&A at Delhi University (jump to 47:11 in the video to hear for yourself) Sundar Pichai was asked why no Indian sweets were on the name list, Pichai said he would ask his mother for suggestions, before opening the possibility of an online poll. Of course we think that's a good idea, but the real question is what should the options be? Let us know what you've got for Android N in the comments.

  • Android to have Indian dessert name? Sundar Pichai will ask mom!

    He runs global internet giant, but the question that stumped Sundar Pichai on his first India visit as Google CEO was whether the popular mobile operating system Android can be named after an Indian dessert!

    A smiling Pichai replied he will ask his mother for suggestions and Google can even go for an online poll to decide the name.

  • Hands-on with the TouchJet Pond Android-powered projector

    The core of TouchJet Pond is essentially three parts. The projector itself isn't all that special by projector standards, being only an 80 lumen projection at only 1920x1080 resolution. The projector is small, lightweight, and easy to mount. Instead of being just a pass-through projector for whatever you put in the HDMI port, the Pond is running Android 4.4.2 with access to the Google Play Store over WiFi. The image projected basically looks like an Android tablet, which is something we've seen before but not nearly as interactive as the Pond. To interact with it you have two different tools at your disposal. There's a stylus, which lets you walk up to the screen and touch the surface you're projecting on, and there's a remote for controlling basic settings and a D-Pad for basic navigation. It's a fairly basic setup, but when you look at what you can do by putting Android on a wall or on a floor and let kids go nuts, there's a lot of fun to be had here.

  • M&T customers now have access to Android Pay
  • Most Android devices run an outdated OS version
  • myAppFree launches on Android, lets you score apps for free
  • LG Officially Releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow To The LG G3
  • LG G3 Android 6.0 Update Details Emerge
  • Pay What You Want: The Android Expert’s Coding Bundle
  • VLC has ported its popular Android app to Chrome OS
  • Chromebooks get an official Android port of the VLC media player

    After nearly a billion downloads of its VLC media player across Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS and Android, VideoLan has an new platform: Chrome OS.

    For nearly 15 years, VLC has become known around the world as "the" software for media playback, mainly because it supports a wide variety of audio and video codecs.

  • Early rumors on what’s coming in the next major Android release

    The vast majority of Android users don’t have Android 6.0 Marshmallow yet, but it’s still not to early to think about what new features Google will unveil next year with its next major Android release. Android Geeks this week has posted some rumors about what we can expect from Android 6.1, which it says will be released in June right around the time that Google shares more details about what will presumably be Android 7.0.

  • Now's the time to perform a personal Android security audit

    Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter -- and almost always for the wrong reason.

    Most of the monthly missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero chance of actually affecting you in the real world. In fact, if you look closely, you'll start to notice that most such stories come from studies commissioned by companies that -- gasp! -- make their money selling malware protection programs for Android phones. (Pure coincidence, right?)