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Richard Adhikari
Google Remote-Detonates Pair of Ne'er-Do-Well Android Apps
06/25/10 12:06 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 896 Words

Google announced Thursday that it has remotely deleted two Android applications from users' phones, reasoning that the "practically useless" apps had "intentionally misrepresented their purpose." The Internet search giant pointed to this action as one of many security controls Android posses to protect...

Richard Adhikari
Android and iOS: Neck and Neck With Plenty of Road Ahead
06/08/10 12:09 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 734 Words

In the other corner of the ring stands Android , and it's fired up as well. Sprint said its HTC Evo smartphone, which was launched Friday, broke one-day sales records for the company. In addition, Android version 2.2, also known as "Froyo," looks...

Jason Z. Cohen
What Makes Android Tick
05/28/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1153 Words

... the average user, Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platforms are two variations of the same thing -- they're just software that runs smartphones. Both offer touchscreen capabilities, and both offer third-party applications that enhance the experience. The differences, however, are significant, and...

Katherine Noyes
Froyo Gives Android a Big Dollop of Speed and Flash
05/21/10 11:11 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 793 Words

Google on Thursday took the wraps off "Froyo," the next version of Android that's been bolstered with new speed, tethering capabilities and Flash support . Announced at Google I/O, version 2.2 of Android -- the seventh platform release since it was launched in...

Erika Morphy
Acer Joins the Android Horde
10/14/09 12:59 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 597 Words

Acer Aspire One AOD250 with Android (click image to enlarge) Acer has announced details surrounding two hotly anticipated mobile devices running Google's Android mobile operating system: the Liquid A1 touchscreen smartphone, which Acer first said it was developing when it joined the Open...

Katherine Noyes
Google Lashes Out at Android Dev
09/29/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1045 Words

Google sent shock waves through the Android community late last week by launching a cease-and-desist order at well-regarded modder Cyanogen for bundling some of its closed-source applications with his CyanogenMod ROM . CyanogenMod is a free, heavily optimized build of Android 1.5r2 that...

John P. Mello Jr.
Android P Tackles Phone Addiction, Distraction
05/10/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 849 Words

Google on Tuesday revealed some major new features in the next version of its Android operating system for mobile devices. Now in public beta, the OS known as "Android P" includes features designed to address growing concerns about phone addiction and distraction.

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John P. Mello Jr.
Google Touts Android Oreo's Tasty New Features
08/22/17 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 748 Words

Google on Monday pulled the wraps off the latest version of its Android mobile operating system. Version 8.0 Oreo has a number of improvements over 7.1 Nougat, the previous release of the OS.

Google has tweaked Android's notification feature, for instance, so...

Richard Adhikari
Android Studio 2.0 Aims to Rev App Development
12/01/15 7:30 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 626 Words

Google last week released a preview of Android Studio 2.0 at the inaugural Android Dev Summit in Mountain View, California. The preview offers several updates, including Instant Run and a new GPU Profiler.

It's available in the Canary release channel for the...

Richard Adhikari
Another Day, Another Billion Android Users at Risk
10/05/15 5:27 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 650 Words

Google on Monday released an over-the-air update for Nexus devices, which includes patches for the latest Stagefright vulnerabilities and other flaws. Android's Stagefright media processing feature, which recently imperiled 1 billion devices around the world, was once again putting them at risk,...

Peter Suciu
Android on BlackBerry Is Looking More Real
08/10/15 12:10 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 677 Words

... upcoming slider handset, aka "Venice," will run on Android and will be available in the coming months for AT&T as well as T-Mobile, according to rumors that picked up steam over the weekend. This is not the first time rumors of a...

Jack M. Germain
Good and Samsung Partner to Harden Android Security
02/04/15 2:34 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 815 Words

... Technology on Tuesday announced a merger of its app container and app ecosystem with the Samsung KNOX enterprise security platform for Android . The product merger is the next step in the partnership aimed at eliminating virus and malware concerns that come...

Richard Adhikari
Lenovo's Android Laptop Will Bend Over Backwards
10/11/13 10:03 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 657 Words

... from Lenovo that were leaked onto the Internet indicate that the company is working on a laptop running Android . Not only were two manuals for the IdeaPad A10 discovered this week on the Web -- one dated July and the other...

Richard Adhikari
Google Sticks a Thumb in Android Security Dike
07/09/13 4:44 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 689 Words

... like the old-school technology firms it sometimes derides, Google has finally issued a patch for a master key vulnerability in Android that Bluebox called to its attention back in February. "Is Google eating their own dog food?" asked Randy Abrams, a research...

Richard Adhikari
Android: What, Me Fragmented?
05/17/12 12:10 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 707 Words

... are nearly 4,000 different types of devices running Android , OpenSignalMaps has found. More than 1,300 of them have custom ROMs that tweak the android.build model. Android brands are almost as diverse as the models, openSignalMaps discovered. Further, the application programming interface...

Richard Adhikari
Can Amazon Save Android From Malware Hell?
12/20/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 889 Words

... Android continues its breathtaking rate of growth, malware directed at the platform is keeping pace. Studies from McAfee and other antivirus software providers warn that Android is a breeding ground for malicious software.

Google has come under fire as a result,...

Richard Adhikari
The Plight of the Android App Wallflowers
08/19/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 649 Words

... Android device users spend more time on their apps than on the mobile Web, and the top 10 apps account for 43 percent of that time, according to Nielsen. When the top 50 Android apps are considered, they account for 61 percent...

Rob Spiegel
Amazon Lets Customers Take Android Apps Out for a Spin
03/28/11 1:14 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 881 Words

Amazon's Android Appstore launched last week with an innovative approach to selling apps. Amazon Test Drive allows potential customers to try out the full-version of an app free for 30 minutes on a virtual version of an Android phone. Currently, Test Drive is...

Erika Morphy
RIM's PlayBook May Play Nice With Android Apps
02/11/11 10:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 852 Words

Despite its best efforts, news of its pricing, availability -- and now, the surprising possibility that it will run Android apps -- has steadily made its way into the market.

The last tidbit is the most significant, as it has the greatest...

Richard Adhikari
Apple Eases iOS Dev Clampdown as Android Gains Ground
09/09/10 11:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1131 Words

Perhaps the growing popularity of Android as a mobile platform also has something to do with Apple's change of heart.

Apple did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

Apple's New Leaf
"We have listened to...

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