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Comment: In defence of Android

Over the weekend, I had quite a few people ask me about a piece on why going to Android was a less than pleasant experience for the tech editor of the SMH, and if this was a death knell for Android. “Of course not,” I replied, because there’s more than one side to this story....

Flow imagines a home screen that’s all about your life

Android may not have the ecosystem where the games land first, but it does let you change the look and feel of a phone to make it match your life, with loads of customisation options, and if you’re particularly social, a new style of presenting the Android home screen may be suited just for you....

Aviate makes Android more about where you are

Every so often, we see a new way to look at mobile operating systems, and this week is one of those times, as we've been given a taste of Aviate, a home screen replacement for Android that changes based on where you are....

Chameleon shows an organised Android tablet home screen is possible

We're big fans of tablets, but most of the Android slates we've seen haven't really differentiated themselves for the way they looked on a software level. While Google has evolved the Android platform on phones, it still doesn't feel amazing on tablets, but at least one developer is working on a solution....

Jumping ship: how to go from iPhone to Android

One of the things we've heard from readers lately is that they're ready to make a switch from their iPhones, with many heading to big screen Androids. So how do you go about doing this: how do you make the jump from Apple to Android?...

How to make an iClone for less than $20

Despite calls for Apple to make a super-cheap iPhone, we still only have mid-range and premium offerings. You can, however, find some really cheap Android devices, so we wondered just how much extra would it cost to turn one into an iClone?...