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Richard Adhikari
Nokia Mixes It Up With New Android X Family
02/24/14 12:26 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 638 Words

Nokia on Monday confirmed months of speculation with the unveiling of its X family of smartphones running Android . The X, X+ and XL smartphones are priced at US$123, $136 and $150, respectively.

Like Nokia's low-end Asha line, the X devices...

Jack M. Germain
The Perils of Mobile App Insecurity
02/04/14 9:33 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1320 Words

That blind trust is just what app makers count on. Android users, especially, are complacent about synchronizing apps on multiple devices. Even worse is the practice of linking bank and social networking accounts with cloud storage so that a conduit is always open...

Richard Adhikari
Google-Led Coalition Aims to Drive Android Into Cars
01/06/14 12:36 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 632 Words

Google's Plans for Android in Cars
Google is developing new Android platform features that will make automobiles connected Android devices. It is working with United States government agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure the safety...

Richard Adhikari
Android Team's Munchies Lead to Genius KitKat Tie-In
09/04/13 1:28 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 631 Words

... Internet is abuzz with news that Google has teamed up with food giant Nestle to name the next version of Android after the latter's famous chocolate bar -- KitKat -- rather than continue its tradition of nonbranded nomenclature with the name "Key...

Richard Adhikari
Android Flaw Could Empty Bitcoin Wallets
08/12/13 3:31 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 641 Words

... Android device owners who use Bitcoins may have their digital currency stolen because of a security flaw in Android, the Bitcoin Foundation has warned . The problem may lie in Android's implementation of the java.security.SecureRandom application programming interface in Java.

It...

Ed Moyle
Android: A Second Career in Security?
04/23/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 999 Words

However, because these devices are already off the books -- meaning we've already absorbed their acquisition costs -- adapting them for specific security functions can mean achieving certain goals practically for free. Android devices make particularly good candidates for this: They're open,...

Erika Morphy
Android Mastermind Rubin to Turn His Thoughts Elsewhere
03/14/13 10:54 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 385 Words

... Rubin, the man who helped maneuver Android into the No. 1 mobile OS position, is stepping down as head of Android at Google . Taking Rubin's place will be browser and applications chief Sundar Pichai. The reshuffling effectively folds Google's mobile OS,...

Erika Morphy
Hackers Escalate Reign of Malware Terror on Android
03/08/13 2:42 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 568 Words

... Android has become a mobile malware magnet, according to F-Secure . A whopping 79 percent of all mobile malware targeted the Google OS in 2012, based on a new report from the firm. That was up from 66.7 percent in 2011 and...

Patrick Nelson
Slick Syncing May Sell You on Firefox for Android
02/22/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 754 Words

Firefox Browser for Android , a mobile app from Mozilla , is available for free at Google Play.

I've taken to browsing the Web with a mobile device like a duck to water, despite the generally appalling user experience.

I remember...

Rachelle Dragani
Android, Samsung Boost Smartphones to New Sales Heights
11/15/12 12:39 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 819 Words

The mobile operating system race continues to be a battle between Apple's iOS and Google's Android . Sales of Android units more than doubled from the same quarter last year, with 122.5 million units shipped. The system grabbed a 72.4 percent share...

Erika Morphy
It's Not You, Android - It's Your Apps
10/23/12 2:06 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 660 Words

Bad Apps
The problem in this case isn't Android itself, but poorly written applications for it.

However, this is not a problem unique to Android, Chet Wisniewski, senior security advisor at SophosLabs , told LinuxInsider. There are likely similar...

Peter Suciu
Android Botnet May Be Spewing Spam
07/05/12 11:26 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 635 Words

... international botnet could be using infected Android handsets to send out massive amounts of spam, Microsoft antispam engineer Terry Zink said in a Thursday blog posts on MSDN. Zink reportedly identified the botnet and its Google Android connection by examining the headers...

Erika Morphy
Google May Want an Android Tablet of Its Own
12/20/11 9:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 733 Words

Certainly Google's Android has powered more than its fair share of tablets that have come on the market over the past year or so. Most notably, Amazon's Kindle Fire is based on Android.

However, assuming the meaning hasn't been lost in...

Katherine Noyes
Android's Biggest Fan Is Microsoft, of Course
10/31/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1233 Words

... been obvious for some time now that Microsoft is a big Android fan , thanks to the tidy sums of cash the software giant has managed to extract from the companies that use it. What wasn't necessarily apparent until recently, however, is...

Katherine Noyes
Microsoft Ropes In 10th Android Licensee
10/24/11 3:30 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 803 Words

Microsoft announced Sunday that it has signed an agreement with Compal Electronics granting the device maker coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for its tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running Android or Chrome. The deal comes hard on the heels of...

Erika Morphy
Will Google Build an Uber Android?
08/16/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 538 Words

... initial response to Google's surprise announcement on Monday that it had inked a deal to acquire Motorola Mobility for US$12.5 billion was that it was a move largely to protect itself from the increasing patent attacks against Android . That could be...

Richard Adhikari
Android Market's Malware Flood Level Rises With Plankton Surge
06/14/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 671 Words

... another Android malware package has been publicized just two weeks after the last one, dubbed "DroidDream Light," was disclosed. This latest malware, named "Plankton" by Xuxian Jiang, an assistant professor in North Carolina State University's computer science department , exploits Dalvik, Android's...

Rob Spiegel
Android Stomps Symbian as Smartphone Shipments Soar
01/31/11 2:58 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 634 Words

Google's Android is now the global leader of the smartphone operating system pack. In the fourth quarter of 2010, shipments of Android-powered smartphones outnumbered all competitors, including the longstanding leader Nokia , according to a report from Canalys released Monday. Shipments of Android-powered...

Chris Maxcer
Android May Have the Numbers but iPhone's Got the Class
11/02/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1211 Words

... the deal: Android is going to continue to make massive, impressive market share gains. Despite that, Android will be second-best to the iPhone and iOS for years to come. Hard-core Apple lovers need to reconcile themselves with the fact that a horde...

Mike Pearson
Verizon to Peddle Android Apps
09/15/10 9:11 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 591 Words

... the lead of one of its parent companies, Verizon Wireless is preparing to launch an Android app store under its V Cast label. More information about the launch will become available next week at the company's developer conference, Verizon spokesperson Debi Lewis...

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