Google rolled out the latest version of Android, branded ‘KitKat’, six months ago. To date, only 10% Android devices run this version. Such sluggish adoption rate is even slower than the adoption rate of Android Jelly Bean.
Ever since the Heartbleed bug afflicting the otherwise highly secure OpenSSL protocol was discovered, the internet has been a flurry of security warnings. Lookout’s new app now helps Android users see if the Heartbleed bug affects their devices.
Facebook has a knack of releasing multiple apps covering the totality of its services. While the messaging functionality is available in the main Facebook app right now, the company is now removing it, forcing users to download its Messenger app too.
Sony unveiled Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013. Since then, many people had been waiting for the LTE version of this smartphone. And the good news is lately, Sony has released the LTE version (unlocked) of Xperia Z1 in the U.S.
There is a very distinct advantage Apple has over Android. And that it the utter lack of platform fragmentation. This is manifest in the latest numbers which reveal that a whopping 90% iOS devices now run iOS 7.
Huawei has been dishing out Windows Phone handsets and aims to continue this partnership with Microsoft into the future. However, the company believes that dual OS smartphones, running Android and Windows Phone, are a better choice.
Microsoft has put a lot of effort into its Windows Phone OS. Yet, the platform lags far behind other contenders like iOS and Android. To patch this gap, Microsoft is now considering offering the Windows Phone OS for free.
Watching movies or playing a game on a smartphone is fun. But sometimes, the screen of a smartphone or tablet seems inadequate. At such times, you’d want to mirror your mobile device’s screen on a larger TV and these tools will help you with that.
It has been only days since Nokia first unveiled its new Android line-up including the Nokia X handset. A user at the XDA-Developers forum was quick to hack the handset and run Google apps directly on it.
Having established itself as a success in the aviation industry, it seems that Boeing is ready to try its luck elsewhere. The company has readied ‘Boeing Black’ which, it claims, is an ultra-secure smartphone built with modified Android.
Nokia finally made its debut into the Android arena with its recent offerings of Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphones. Although these handsets will have no access to Google Play, Nokia claims that 75% of the Android apps will be available on them.
The curious case of Windows Phone continues to pique the interest of tech enthusiasts. Rumors have it that Microsoft has plans of somehow offering the Android apps on the Windows Phone devices. The big question is, is this good or bad?
Google’s Android platform is a favorite among the authors of malicious apps and malware. Being open source, it’s just an easy target. If you use Android, the best thing to do is install a good enough firewall to ward off these security threats.
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