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Enlist in the Android Army: A beginner’s guide to Android

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Even though Apple is baked into my past, I can’t help but think that writing an Android guide is a little like writing a guide to the future. Every operating system aspires to create a universal experience, yet Android may do the best job of actualizing and implementing it for a consumer market. The Google OS offers unprecedented compatibility thanks to its line of next-gen wearable technology, including the experiment-gone-mainstream, Google Glass, and a slew of recently-announced smartwatches. Everything seems to be going Android’s way.

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Android Leftovers

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Android Leftovers

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Android vs iPhone: 15 Reasons Android is Better

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We’ll explain 15 reasons why Android is better than the iPhone with a new for 2015 Android vs iPhone comparison. In the last six months Apple’s iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus changed the playing field and removed some of the advantages Android offered, but the Android 5.0 Lollipop release and excellent phones still set Android apart in several important areas.

Ultimately you need to figure out if an Android phone is better than the iPhone for your needs and your preferences, but if you are trying to decide this list of things that Android does better can help.

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ASUS’ First Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet Has Arrived

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Android 5.0 Lollipop has been out and about for almost four months now and during this time it has slowly been making its way to phones and tablets. More phones than tablets, to be precise.

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Android Leftovers

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Android Leftovers

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Google's Android One debuts in PHL, priced below P5k

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Google Philippines, together with local phone brands Cherry Mobile and MyPhone, announced on Tuesday, February 17, that it is finally bringing the much-anticipated Android One smartphone into the country at a retail price of under P5,000.

Touted as a smartphone for the masses, the Android One is Google's attempt to establish a range of baseline features at an affordable price point.

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First Ubuntu Phone BQ Aquaris Sold Out; But Will It Challenge iOS-Android Dominance?

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The world’s first Ubuntu phone, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, finally went on sale last week and promptly sold out within day. The Ubuntu OS offers an alternative to iOS and Android but it has a long way to go before it can take on the two market leaders.

Ubuntu's phone itself is not that exciting; the most interesting thing about it is the software.

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Also: Ubuntu-Powered Meizu Handset Will Be Unveiled At MWC, Company’s Official Teaser Confirms

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