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Jack M. Germain
Android, iOS on Opposite Sides of Encryption Divide
03/18/16 10:17 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1156 Words

... understanding of what encryption does apparently doesn't determine whether they use the technology, with iPhone owners much more likely to use encryption than Android users. Most Android phones are not encrypted, either by user choice or manufacturer design. About 95 percent of...

Jack M. Germain
Remix OS Fills Android Desktop Void
03/15/16 2:34 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1315 Words

The ability to run the Android OS as a fully functional desktop on PCs took a giant leap forward this month with a release that merges the Android-x86 Project with Jide Technology's Remix OS distribution.

Android-x86 Project developer Chih-Wei Huang late last...

Jack M. Germain
New Android Malware Sprouting Like Weeds
07/01/15 2:31 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1003 Words

... stored on an Android smartphone or tablet is vulnerable to almost 4,900 new malware files each day, according to a report G Data SecurityLabs released Wednesday. Cybercriminals' interest in the Android operating system has grown, the firm's Q1 2015 Mobile Malware Report...

Jack M. Germain
Big Money Helps Cyanogen Go for Android's Jugular
03/27/15 4:06 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 918 Words

Cyanogen is committed to liberating the Android OS from the financial grip of Google . Its CyanogenMod firmware adds considerable personalization features and improvements to the Android platform.

Cyanogen has spurred a developing secondary app market for an alternative Android distribution...

Jack M. Germain
BoxTone's Brian Reed: Securing Android for the Enterprise
07/16/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1585 Words

... enterprise mobility management platform is designed to bring Android security up to levels better-suited to the rigors of the business workforce, but in making Android enterprise-hardened, the company left Android's open source trappings intact. As part of that EMM platform, BoxTone delivers...

Jack M. Germain
Adobe Opens Lightroom's Door to Android
01/19/15 2:59 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 609 Words

Adobe last week released an Android mobile app as a companion to its Lightroom desktop application and cloud service. Lightroom is a photo processor and image organizer developed by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X. It is not available for the Linux...

Jack M. Germain
Hacker Gives Google a Hand With Chrome-Android Compatibility
09/23/14 9:42 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 615 Words

... unplanned convergence of Android apps and the Chrome OS may be setting the stage for a wide-open cross-platform architecture that combines Android and Chrome. Freelance programmer Vlad Filippov, aka "Vladikoff," discovered a way around Google's limitations on its ARC, or App Runtime...

Jack M. Germain
Rugged Turing Phone to Run on Sailfish OS, Not Android
02/04/16 11:46 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 691 Words

Turing Robotic Industries this week announced that it has uninstalled Google's Android mobile platform in favor of Jolla's Sailfish OS in its yet-to-appear secure smartphone. The Turing Phone, molded from a single unit of the Liquidmorphium liquid-metal alloy, is designed to be more...

Jack M. Germain
Patched Android Lockscreen Still a Threat
09/21/15 12:52 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 799 Words

Google recently issued a patch for Nexus mobile devices to fix an Android Lollipop vulnerability that lets hackers bypass the lockscreen and gain control of mobile devices. However, it could take weeks to months for manufacturers and service providers to roll out the...

Jack M. Germain
Google and Moto: The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios
09/20/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1510 Words

Google's recent plan to buy Motorola Mobility has the potential for reshaping the entire Android landscape. If it wins regulatory approval for the purchase, Google may only have a short time span to connect its marketing strategy . When and if this happens,...

Jack M. Germain
Are Android Tablets Stumbling Out of the Gate?
05/27/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1381 Words

... on initial sales reports and some tablet market flip flops, the few Android tablets that have hit the shelves so far seem to have crashed and burned. Early sales figures indicate that no Android tab is coming close to being the much-awaited...

Rob Enderle
What Happens When Android Fails?
04/29/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1369 Words

... just finished doing yet another news program on the increasing risks of using an Android phone, and the discussions have started to drift to the potential for class-action lawsuits, commercial plane crashes, and cyberdisasters that would make 9/11 seem trivial -- all...

Jack M. Germain
Android Tablets and Windows 8: Let the Games Begin
03/16/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1599 Words

That might take a bite out of the market share Android has managed to scratch out in tablets. It could also offer an attractive alternative to pricier iPads.

But the new line of Windows 8-based tablets might see its biggest impact on...

Richard Adhikari
The Future of Android, Part 1: The Legal Squeeze
08/02/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 989 Words

... say Android's popular among consumers is like saying Godzilla's a lizard. It's a question of degree. More than 500,000 new Android devices were being activated daily, and the number was growing at 4.4 percent week over week, Google's Andy Rubin tweeted...

Jack M. Germain
Android Apps and the Honeycomb Holdup
07/26/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1545 Words

... Android Honeycomb tablets are now on store shelves and vendor websites. Six months from Honeycomb's release, tablet makers have finally optimized their hardware to fit the new made-for-tablets OS version to their larger-than-smartphone screens. But where are the apps? Buyers of shiny...

Richard Adhikari
Google Sweetens the Android Pot With Honeycomb 3.2 SDK
07/19/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 723 Words

Google Friday announced Android 3.2 and released updated software development kit (SDK) tools for the platform . Android 3.2 is an incremental release that adds several new capabilities for both users and developers, the Internet giant said.

It includes changes to the...

Richard Adhikari
Has the Time Come for an Android Market Drug Test?
06/10/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 788 Words

... Android apps are becoming more popular as the Android operating system gains ground in the mobile market. IDC expects Android to take more than 40 percent of the worldwide smartphone market in the second half of 2011.

However, with Android's growing...

Richard Adhikari
Apple vs. Android: One Sleek Platform or Viva Variety?
02/02/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1024 Words

... Android has dominated the tech news this past week, but Apple investors don't seem to feel threatened. The operating system from Google dominated the world's smartphone market in the final quarter of 2010; Google unveiled more details Monday about Android 3.0, aka...

Richard Adhikari
The Android Potluck Buffet
11/19/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 809 Words

... the Android platform is fast is an understatement. Within one short year, it's erupted from claiming a mere sliver of market share to taking second spot worldwide for smartphone sales by operating system , according to Gartner's figures. Android had 25.5 percent...

Rob Walch
Android's Smartphone 'Lead' Relies on Fishy Numbers
10/01/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1373 Words

... read an article recently in ComputerWorld titled "Devs bet big on Android over Apple's iOS." If that is not the definition of "link bait," I don't know what is. Either way, with hook in mouth, I surfed over to the article to...

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