Xiaomi Phone 2 Box

The Chinese are apparently crazy over smartphones. After all, this country of 1 billion mobile phone users is the biggest and fastest-growing market for mobile devices... today, and so brands are eager to get their wares marketed here.

However, the Chinese are also a practical community, and here’s where bang-for-the-buck (or yuan) is considered important. Smar...

android malware

There is a new generation of Android malware, and authors are increasingly becoming sophisticated with their social engineering capabilities. According to security companies, there is a trend... among malware makers that involves using hacked versions of real apps to deliver a malicious payload.

There are about 20,000 malicious Android apps in circulation, says Trend Micro. And about 13...

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RIM isn’t exactly in the best form today, having risen and fallen as the preferred smartphone platform in the enterprise market. To date, BlackBerry’s... market share has dwindled, although the platform remains in third place after Android and iOS. In the aim of keeping up with the times, RIM had actually considered making the switch to Android.

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Temple Run 100M Downloads

Folks, it seems we have yet another addicting smartphone and tablet game on our hands. A year after its launch, Temple Run has had 100 million idol-snatching fans... out there eager to collect coins while dodging wild demonic monkey attacks. Imangi Studios has just confirmed that a third of these are Android users. To be exact, 32 million of these downloads are f...

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Even as Apple and Samsung are battling it out in the courtroom, the two companies are likely to have  a showdown in the market, too, with the launch of their latest gadgets in the upcoming... weeks. Samsung, for one, is set to launch the latest version of the Galaxy Note by end of August.

“We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin o...

Apparently, some families like sharing everything, including their tablet computers (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

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Multi-user support on Android smartphones and tablets is said to already exist within Jelly Bean, although there is no working user-switching... implementation yet. Still, analysis of the underlying code suggests that Google developers may be working on enabling multi-user support in the near future.

Smartphones and tablets are primarily p...

Google Nexus 7 tablet being shown off at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, in this June 2012 photo. Recent bechmarks have determined the 16GB variant to have a 43% improvement in storage performance over the 8GB model (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma).

Google Nexus 7 tablet being shown off at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, in this June 2012 photo. Recent bechmarks have determined the 16GB variant to have a 43%... improvement in storage performance over the 8GB model (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma).

Access speed is usually the litmus test for solid-state storage performance. Inexpensive devices usually come with...

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Media consumption differs according to platform, a study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute has found. This is also influenced... by demographics, including age, education and earning capacity. In the recently-released 2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey, researchers have determined that Apple iPhone users are generally...

Samsung Galaxy Pocket

Not everyone can afford a top-of-the-line Android smartphone. In fact, some mobile users would prefer cheap and rugged phones that don’t get second looks from... thugs when you use it on the subway or dark alleys at midnight. Enter the Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300, the South Korean company’s upgrade to the cheap Galaxy Y, which has proved to be a big hit...