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Chrome OS is being merged into Android. Photo: Google.

Chrome OS is being merged into Android. Photo: Google.

According to sources of Wall Street Journal, Google plans on merging Chrome OS with Android. Engineers at the company have been working on this project since the last two years and have made significant progress recently.

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Pope Francis gets engulfed by eager smartphone users in Washington, DC. Photo: IIP Photo Archive/Flickr CC

Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time last week on Tuesday, September 22. He has talked to victims of sexual abuse, spoke out about his views on immigration and gave several moving speeches across the country. However, the pope was also able to impact American culture in a way that is completely unintentional: he put the mobile phone revolution on giant display.

The last time a pope visited the United States was back in April 2008 when Pope Benedict XVI was still at the reigns of Catholicism. A lot has happened in seven years. Modern smartphones were only starting to become prevalent back then. Apple had just released the first iPhone less than a year ago and Android was still in development.

The change in our culture needs no explanation because photos of crowds swarming Pope Francis through his journey across America manage to say it all. Crowds glow with endless displays.

The first Nintendo game will land on smartphones this year.

The first Nintendo game will land on smartphones this year.

Nintendo will deliver its first smartphone game by the end of this year, and there will be four more to come by 2017, president Satoru Iwata has confirmed.

While they may not sound like a whole lot, Nintendo insists it will demonstrate its commitment to smartphones and tablets by delivering quality games that are supported long after their release dates.

Microsoft Office is coming to Android tablets, and it'll be free to use. Screenshot: Microsoft

Microsoft Office is coming to Android tablets, and it’ll be free to use. Screenshot: Microsoft

Microsoft Office is coming to Android tablets, and you can be part of a select group of users who will get the opportunity to test it ahead of its Play Store debut. Microsoft is now accepting registrations from those who would like access to its beta, which brings the mobile versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint to bigger screens.

In addition, the software giant has announced that all Office mobile apps are now free to use.

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It looks like Google is all set to bring multi-user support to Android handsets with the next public release of the OS — Android L.

The company did not announce this feature officially when it had formally announced the OS at Google I/O back in June.

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