Bams Sadewo(1489 posts)

Sade has an addiction, and it is incurable. Being as furiously addicted as he is mobile technology, it's only natural that he would want to work with the best Android site in the world. He scours the internet at all hours of the day and night to bring you the freshest, most interesting news on the rapidly expanding world of Android!

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Android Browser is Now the Most Popular Mobile Browser in the World

by: Bams SadewoMarch 3, 2012
Another week, another fine set of statistics released by the folks at StatCounter. According to the Internet analytics firm, as reported by Tom’s Guide, the Android browser has finally taken the lead over its competitors and is now the top mobile browser in the world. By taking a 22.67 percent share of the pie in February 2012, it bested Opera’s 21.7 percent by a small margin.
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Best 7-Inch Android Tablets of 2012

by: Bams SadewoMarch 3, 2012

Getting tired of the smallish screen on your Android smartphone? Have a fear of commitment for something too big and unwieldy like a 10-inch tablet? Getting a 7-inch Android is without doubt the next best thing. In fact, 7-inch seems to be the sweet spot between portability and screen size. The list below contains what we believe to be an elite group of 7-inch Android tablets that are worthy of some superlatives in front of their names. In no particular order, check out these fine 7-inchers below.

UPDATE: Find out the best Android tablet in our latest best Android tablets 2013 series.

Huawei MediaPad

Huawei MediaPad was heavily advertised as the world’s first [...]

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NSA Creates Android-Based Spy Phones

by: Bams SadewoMarch 2, 2012

It’s no easy task, keeping America safe. Just ask the country’s chief guardian – the National Security Agency. To make sure that classified and sensitive information doesn’t end up in the wrong hands, NSA has picked Google’s Android mobile operating system to run the handsets used by America’s secret agents. Using the special security platform that the agency has created, NSA agents and other intelligence personnel will be able to exchange information via ultra-secure channels that make enemy surveillance nearly impossible.

Fishbowl architecture

The idea first came about as the agency was looking for commercial, off-the-shelf [...]

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Apple iPad 3 Against the Android Army

by: Bams SadewoMarch 2, 2012

An epic battle between the ruler of the tablet universe and the tablets of Android-land is about to begin once more. In other words, it is that time of year again when Apple shows to the rest of the world what the company has been cooking in its minimalist kitchen – which is often followed by the usual praises, bickering and back and forth arguments amongst critics and users. In case you didn’t receive the memo, we should inform you that Apple is expected to unveil the upcoming iPad 3 on March 7. (If rumors are to be believed, it may be known as the iPad HD instead).

Now would be a good time to take a breather after the Android assault that was Mobile World Congress [...]

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Sony Mobile Says No Go to Quad-core Chips Until 2013

by: Bams SadewoMarch 2, 2012

If you have been waiting with bated breath for Sony to join the growing list of quad-core Android phones in the market, you may have to wait a little bit longer – like, a year longer – since that seems to be the plan according to Sony Mobile’s Product Marketing Manager Stephen Sneeden. Talking with CNET Asia at the Mobile World Congress earlier in the week, he said that it is likely that the company won’t release Android phones powered by quad-core processor until early 2013.

Will we ever get to see quad-core Xperia phones?

The Sony Mobile exec said that the company is considering moving to Cortex A15 architecture in the second part of [...]

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Broadcom Creates Integrated Android ICS Chips

by: Bams SadewoMarch 1, 2012

Broadcom is flexing its semiconductor muscles as it makes an entrance to the increasingly competitive SoC business. The company has just introduced the BCM 21654G, BCM28145 and 28155 processors – all optimized for smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The first is the BCM21654G chip that is designed for mid-end smartphones with its 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, integrated HSPA modem and VGA video support. The next two, BCM28145 and 28155, come with dual-core processors that go as high as 1.3GHz, HSPA+ modems and support for HD 720 and 1080p video. The dual-core variants also come with a “third processing core” dubbed as the VideoCore, which helps offload [...]

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Move Over PCs, Sales of Smartphones to Reach 1.5 Billion in 2016

by: Bams SadewoFebruary 29, 2012

Things are about to go from bad to worse for PC makers of the world. That is if you believe the latest forecast that was just released by Business Insider Intelligence on the expected global sales of smartphones compared to PCs.

It appears that smartphone sales will far surpass their PC counterparts, with the numbers expected to reach 1.5 billion units in 2016. Comparing this to the number of PCs that have been sold this year, which stood at 350 million units, it isn’t hard to see why some tech pundits are declaring the death of PCs and heralding the new age of mobile devices. A premature declaration, we know, but the figures do speak for themselves.

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Android Developers Get Better Insight with the New App Stats

by: Bams SadewoFebruary 29, 2012

The new app stats, which you can find in the Developer Console, now come with added tools that are essential for analysis and marketing, such as:

Viewing apps installations measured by unique users and devices Two new data dimensions – the carrier and app version Timeline charts that highlight the peak performance of the apps and long-term trends

More details about the latest App Stats below.

Previously, the Developer Console provided developers and publishers with performance data on dimensions like countries, model devices, and platform versions, among others. The new metrics now allow you to track active installs and total installs of the apps, as well as [...]

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Toshiba’s New 10.1 and 7.7 Tablets: Thinner and Better Than Ever Before

by: Bams SadewoFebruary 29, 2012

Look out Samsung – there’s a new, thin, and sexy tablet in town, looking to snatch your crown in the ever-crowded Android tablet market. We’re talking about the forthcoming Toshiba Excite tablets. While the voluptuous Toshiba Thrive series, the company’s first dip in the market,  were anything but sexy, they did come with a generous set of features and connectivity ports that made them quite memorable and not entirely dispensable. Now, the Excite series proves the world that Toshiba means serious business. And, this time around, the sleek looks and svelte built were high on the Japanese’ priorities list.

The Toshiba Excite 7.7 features an [...]

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