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Ovum: Google’s new Nexus devices fail to address Android’s big failings

The next iteration of Google’s Android operating system, Jelly Bean, an aggressively priced 7 inch tablet from partner Asus, and a home media device which will be marketed under Google’s own brand. The tablet is an important step forward for Google’s Android tablet strategy, in that it breaks the dichotomy that exists presently between low-priced, low performance devices and over-priced, ...

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Over 700,000 Android devices activated everyday

The Android operating system appears to be doing very well. Back in December 2010, we reported that over 300k Android devices are activated a day, a year later, there are over 700,000 Android devices activated everyday. According to Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, the activations are counted when a new Android phone is activated for the ...

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Panasonic making a comeback with its smartphones outside of Japan

Panasonic is making a comeback with its smartphones outside of Japan after the Japanese consumer electronics giant pulled out of the overseas mobile phone markets in 2006 due to stiff competition. It has been reported that Panasonic will launch a new range of Lumix Android smartphones in Europe first(coming spring 2012), followed by North American and Asian markets.

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Adobe Flash Player don’t work on Android 4.0, yet

The latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) does not run Adobe Flash, for now. Adobe Flash has yet to support the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which runs on the latest Android operating system. Its not an Android issue or a hardware issue, it is because Adobe has changed its mobile device strategy, calls for HTML5 to replace Flash. In statement, ...

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Android Repairs cost Mobile Operators $2 billion a year

A new research claims that Android device returns and repairs are costing the mobile operators around the world up to $2 billion per year, with each handset return costing operators up to $130. Managed services firm WDS, which offers device management and call center services to operators in a recent report indicates that Android handsets are more likely to suffer ...

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Gingerbread takes the lead in Android Distribution

The second Gingerbread release (versions 2.3.3-2.3.7) is now leading the Android distribution with 43.9% market share as of October based on Google’s latest Android versions distribution charts. As for Froyo(Android 2.2), the previous leader in the Android distribution, is now powering up at least 40.7% Android smartphones out there followed by Android 2.1 Eclair at 10.7%.

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[Apps] Facebook Messenger for iPhone & Android

Facebook has just released a dedicated Messenger app for mobile users on iPhone & Android. Basically, Facebook Messenger is integrated with Facebook messages and chats. It offer features such as location mapping, the ability to message friends, groups and mobile contacts, and more. Full details below.

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[Apps] iProperty now on Mobile Web & Android

Malaysia property portal, iProperty.com.my has launched a mobile version of its website plus an Android app. Key features of the iProperty Android app: Instantly access over 200,000 properties for sale and rent in Malaysia, with multiple photos, property details, maps and more Powerful and flexible search – filter by property type, location, budget, bedrooms, or keywords View your Search results ...

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Meet FaceNiff, Hijack Facebook & Twitter Accounts using Android Devices

You have seen Firesheep, a simple Firefox plugin that allows anymore to hijack accounts of Facebook and Twitter in open WiFi networks such as the one used in Starbucks. But that is for the PC. Now meet FaceNiff, an Android app that allows you to do exactly the same thing as Firesheep. FaceNiff gives Android users the capability to hijack/intercept ...

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99% of Android devices not safe in open WiFi networks

Some 99% of the Android devices out there are vulnerable to a new potential risk that allows attacker to eavesdrop any transmitted information. The attack utilises a similar process of the Firesheep desktop plugin, which could potentially allow attackers to hijack tokens(data) used to access calendars, contacts and a number of other services available within Google’s Android operating system. Due ...

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Google facing a lawsuit over Android location tracking

Two Android phone users sued Google Inc. over claims their phones secretly recorded and stored data about their movements. The two residents of Oakland County in Michigan said in a complaint filed April 27 in federal court in Detroit that their HTC Inspire 4G phones, which use Google’s Android Operating System, track their whereabouts “just as if by a tracking ...

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Android 2.3.4 supports Google Talk with Video Chat

Google has added video chatting capabilities on a new version of Android phones- Android OS 2.3.4. A video or voice chat button will appear in the Google Talk friends list next to your contacts. While video chatting, any text chats from that person will also appear overlaid on the video. When switching to a different application while video chatting, video ...

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Android will rule the smartphones says Gartner

According to research company Gartner, Android will be the most popular mobile OS in the next four years(2015) reaching almost 50% market share. Meanwhile Windows Phone will catch up and overtake the 2nd place from iOS by 2015 with 20% market share. Apple’s iOS will have the second place by the end of 2012, but Microsoft will overtake it by ...

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Kaspersky identified Malware Apps in the Android Market

This post is contributed by Kaspersky Lab E-Store SEA In the past hackers had tried many ways to infect Android smartphones with malware for their own personal gain, including the SMS Trojan(Android) and a recently discovered Android malware called Geinimi in China. Malware attacks carried out against mobile devices are rare, but things are changing fast. The number of mobile ...

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Number of Mobile Malware/Threats doubled

This post is contributed by Kaspersky Lab E-Store SEA The latest Kaspersky Lab data shows that the number of malicious programs targeting mobile devices has more than doubled between August 2009 and December 2010. In 2010, over 65% more new threats targeting mobile devices were detected than in the previous year; and over 1,000 variants from 153 different families of ...

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