Google Voice

We previously reported that Android 4.2 contained a bug that caused Google Voice to crash when attempting to send text messages. From the reports coming in, the bug was affecting all Google Voice users that had updated to the latest version of Android. The good news is that Google has now pushed out an update to the app that addresses the issue.

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With the different instant messaging platforms around, users might find it too cumbersome to maintain several IM clients for each account. Apps like Imo greatly help in reducing clutter by letting users communicate from just a single client. The developers of Imo are trying to improve the user experience even further through their latest app update.

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When was the last time you checked Google Play for an update of Nova Launcher? The reason we asked is because TeslaCoil has just released the latest version of the popular home screen replacement for Android devices. Version 1.3.3 of the app comes with the usual performance boost and bugs fixes, especially for folks who are already sporting Android 4.2 on their devices.

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It is thought that the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said that are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. With the release of F-Secure’s Q3 2012 Mobile Threat Report and a subsequent clarification, both of which are full of statistics, it is time to look at the real truth behind Android malware numbers.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google improves Android with each new iteration by baking in new features, but where do they come from? Could it harm the app ecosystem if the hard work developers put in on an app has no pay off because the improved core functionality makes it obsolete? We take a look at developer pain, discuss the impact, and remember some pioneering apps that no longer seem necessary.