Simon is an experienced tech writer with a background in game development. He writes for various websites and magazines about the world of tech and entertainment. He uses Android every day and is currently permanently attached to his Nexus 7.
When Oracle took Google to court over Android things didn’t turn out so well for it. As you might expect Oracle is not satisfied with an outcome that left them holding a $4 million bill for Google’s court costs. The inevitable appeal has been filed with the United States District Court in California.
Yandex takes on Google with an alternative Android app store
Yandex is the Russian Google, claiming over 60 percent market share for its search engine within Russia. Its latest expansion is into Google’s Android ecosystem with Yandex.Store, an Android app market that will offer around 40,000 applications on release.
Pay-as-you-go 4G data launching at FreedomPop, 500MB free every month
It’s time to put your engineering hat on as Rovio's latest release, Bad Piggies, challenges you to construct an array of bizarre vehicles and flying machines in order to propel your hapless pig to the finish point of each level.
Forget passwords on Android with OAuth 2.0 from Google
Google Play Services is rolling out OAuth 2.0 for strong security without passwords. The basic idea is to streamline the user experience and ditch that irritating sign in. Developers who implement OAuth 2.0 will be able to enable their apps or games to authenticate your device through your Google account. So, in effect you’ll enter your password for Google once and that will be it.
The term nomophobia was created by British researchers in 2008 to describe a fear of losing access to mobile technology. If you feel a pang of anxiety when your Android smartphone goes missing then you could be a sufferer.
Netflix app lets you use your Android as a remote control for PS3