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Portable device market will want tablets not netbooks

Comment by Craig Skinner, Senior Consultant at Ovum With employees and consumers starting to use multiple devices, there is an associated trend to store information and services in the cloud to be available across the set of devices rather than confined to the traditional desktop. Google’s Chrome OS looks to take advantage of this trend by removing the non-essential functions ...

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Over 300k Android devices activated a day

Over 300,000 Android devices are activated a day, according to Andrew Rubin who is VP of Engineering at Google in a tweet.

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Google: 83% Of Android Devices Run Android 2.1 Or Above

Google has updated the chart of its platform version on its Android Developers portal. The data was collected for two weeks, ending on December 1, 2010. The latest analysis shows that Android 2.1 (Eclair) and Android 2.2 (Froyo) now run on 83% of the total Android handsets currently available in the market.

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[Infographic] The Android Market, Visualised

A survey was done by Mobclix to obtain information from 1,025 Android owners on the Mobclix Exchange during October. The purpose of the survey is to highlight different demographics of smartphone owners who use the Android Market every day. Key Findings 60% of Android users are under the age of 34 8% of Android users switched from an iPhone while ...

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Android 2.1 & earlier versions are vulnerable to web attack

This post is contributed by AntiVirus365.net You might want to be careful the next time you visit an unknown website on your Android mobile device. A computer security researcher has discovered a bug that could be used to attack some versions of Google’s Android device over the internet. According to M.J. Keith, a security researcher with Alert Logic, the attack ...

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DiGi announced exclusive A10, Garmin splits from Asus

Update 1: In response to this post, the PR company of Asus in Malaysia clarified that Asus will be responsible in handling the A10 warranty in Malaysia. “We would like to clarify that although Garmin-Asus have announced their strategic decision to change current co-brand model from January 2011, support will still be provided by ASUSTek Malaysia. We have also extended ...

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Over 100K Apps in Android Market

The Android market now has over 100,000 apps now according to a tweet by @AndroidDev, the official Twitter account of Google’s Android team.

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Huawei IDEOS announced, RM899 in Malaysia

As I’ve mentioned before, Huawei launched their IDEOS(U8150) Android phone yesterday that will sell in the market for RM899 per unit starting November 8, 2010. When IDEOS was announced globally, Huawei said that it will sell in the mass market between £99(RM400) and £129(RM520). However at RM899, it is selling a few hundred higher in Malaysia. The excuse Huawei gave ...

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Sony Ericsson will be dumping Symbian, promises Windows Phone 7 in 2011

Sony Ericsson is the latest manufacturer to join the growing number of operators that are launching handsets for the new Microsoft operating system- Windows Phone 7. Sony Ericsson currently holds a 19% revenue share of the total Android market but according to its CEO Bert Nordberg, the company will look to Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 operating system after dropping ...

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Huawei IDEOS to be launched in Malaysia

Remember my blog post about Huawei IDEOS? Its finally coming to Malaysia. Set to cost between £99(RM400) and £129(RM520) in the mass market, Huawei IDEOS is powered by Google’s latest operating system, Android 2.2. Huawei IDEOS(U8150) Specifications:

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Opera Mobile for Android coming out soon

Opera announced that it will soon release the final version of Opera Mobile for Android which is currently in Beta. Some of the new features are pinch to zoom and hardware acceleration:

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FaceTime over 3G on iPhone and Android

Enjoy FaceTime? Sadly it is only available over WiFi on iPhone4. But thanks to Tango(not Tango dance), you can now FaceTime over 3G on iPhone(3GS & 4) and also Android. Features of Tango: Free video calling to your friends and family around the world, wherever you are Call between iPhone and Android phones on 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi Populates Tango ...

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Fring on Android, now available

Fring is now available on Android. Fring is a free mobile app that allows users make free mobile calls, video calls, live chat & more. It supports MSN Messenger, GoogleTalk, AIM, ICQ, Facebook & Twitter.

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LG Optimus One Android Smartphone

The LG Optimus One (LG P500) runs on the latest Google Android OS v2.2 Froyo and has a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera. LG CEO showing off the Optimus One in Seoul Other features include a 3.2-inch capacitive HVGA TFT touchscreens, 600 MHz processor, 3G with HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS support, digital compass, 3.5mm audio jack and FM radio. It ...

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Porn gives you virus on your Android phone

Just one month ago, cyber security company Kaspersky Lab detected the first malware on Android. And now there seems to be more malware targeting the Google mobile operating system. More details in the press release from Kaspersky Lab below.

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