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NSA Launches SE Android for a Secured Mobile Connectivity Experience

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It seems like US government agencies have been showing much favoritism over Google’s Android OS in this year alone. First, there’s NASA’s plan to bring Android out of this world and also the news on Pentagon approving Android over Apple.  The latest update today is that the National Security Agency (NSA) has just launched the SE Android, which is actually a security-enhanced version of the OS. The big difference about this OS from a normal Android device is that this provides and enforces a stricter access-control policy. The new and secured platform was patterned after the agency’s previous research into…

Sony Ericsson’s Live with Walkman Smartphone Released in India

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For fans of Sony Ericsson, the company has recently launched its official Live with Walkman smartphone in India. The unit, priced at Rs. 14,549, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and features a 1GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor. This is the second Walkman series for the Android platform; the first being the Sony Ericsson W8. An Android 4.0 ICS update will be available for the Live With Walkman soon. Other features of the Walkman phone include a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touch display, 480x320p screen resolution, 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP secondary camera, 512MB RAM, and a 2GB memory card. As for its…

Android App for Producing Amazing Facebook Timeline Cover Photos Now Available

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Now that Facebook is slowly converting profiles into the new Timeline version, a new Android app has made things easier for those who want to change their cover photos. The app, called Facebook Timeline Covers by D33P, is the first 2D-to-3D Facebook photo app. This means that through the app, Facebook Timeline cover photos can be created using the user’s own photos or even the cover arts produced by D33P. “The Facebook Timeline design has already been adopted by users around the world, and the design has the cover photo and the profile picture placed tightly together. This layout has…

Calculated Cost for 700,000 Daily Android Activations Is $3.65 Billion According to Oracle

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An update on the Java-related patent infringement case Oracle filed against Google over its Android OS, Oracle has shown a monetary estimate on the damages they may be about to claim. Considering the fact that there are 700,000 daily Android activations, Oracle may be looking at earning close to a billion dollars. Even though Oracle has not provided a source for its estimate, they have calculated that Google is now generating an annual revenue of $3.65 billion. Adding to that, Florian Mueller, an intellectual property activist, stated on his FOSS Patents blog that this figure was generated from the assumption…

Hey, Don’t Judge Me Until You’ve Tried Me—Says Android 4.0

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As they all say, nothing spreads more quickly than gossip and advertising through word of mouth. Unfortunately, the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, was not given justice from the tradition of ‘I know someone who knows someone who knows someone….’ Friends over at SlashGear posted an article about finding an article (unknown source) that says ‘a high-ranking set of names’ has released information of a highly unsatisfied ICS user. Moreover, this source of theirs has repeatedly expressed their dislike for the latest OS, even during the CES event this year. Sadly, they spoke of their strong dislike for the…

LG Now Part of Microsoft Android Patent Licensee

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‘Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.’ This is probably what Microsoft is doing nowadays. Instead of making enemies in the smartphone market, this Redmond, Wash-based software giant has recently signed a patent agreement with LG for the use of both Google’s highly popular OS platforms, Chrome and Android. ‘We are pleased to have built upon our longstanding relationship with LG to reach a mutually beneficial agreement,” Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Intellectual Property Group, Horacio Gutierrez, said. The specific details of the agreement have not yet been disclosed by Microsoft. However, based on…

ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 Gets a UK Only Refund or Warranty Extension

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Ever since the ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 was released, it has gotten its fair share of both criticism and praise from the public. While it has been called as the ‘fastest, smoothest Android tablet to date,’ many have issues with it particularly its WiFi and GPS. This is why when ASUS announced that they had upgraded the Transformer Prime TF700, TF201 owners complained about it. The good news is, ASUS has heard these complaints and has released an issue on what they plan to do about the issues on the TF201. The bad news is, however, the planned update will…

Wikipedia Blackout Over, Official Android App Launched

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All day, we’ve been hearing nothing but updates on the SOPA. Quite frankly, I understand the cause and intention of the act. However, it is no longer a good idea—especially the number of people who are already using the internet not just for entertainment but for work and communication with their friends and family members. I do not support SOPA. Just like me, there are several others who feel a strong dislike for the act. In fact, Wikipedia has already shown their protest to the act by having a Wikipedia Blackout for a day. But after a day, they are…

Is Samsung Leaving Android?

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Samsung Electronics Co. has plans of merging its ‘bada’ mobile software with an Intel powered platform as a way to expand itself away from the Android craze. In Q3 2011, Samsung was named as the biggest Android smartphone manufacturer in the world. Despite this, the company still united with Intel so that they can strengthen its mobile software edge. In related events, a coupleof Linux software groups (both backed by Samsung and Intel) agreed to develop Tizen, which will be a new mobile OS. This OS was developed by merging the Meego and LiMo platforms. They hope to gain a…

Motorola Wins This Round

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After a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge issued an initial determination finding on Motorola Mobility not violating any of the three patents listed on Apple’s October 2010 lawsuit, Motorola is currently celebrating. In a statement after the determination, Motorola Mobility’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel said: ‘We are pleased with today’s favorable outcome for Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility has worked hard over the years to develop technology and build an industry-leading intellectual-property portfolio. We are proud to leverage this broad and deep portfolio to create differentiated innovations that enhance the user experience.’ However, this determination does not…