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In February of this year, Google revealed some details of a new malware scanner which it had been developing during the latter half of 2011. Dubbed “the Bouncer”, the automated service runs... each app submitted to Google Play to see if it has any malicious intentions. According to Google’s initial figures, the Bouncer has been responsible for a 40% drop in malicious apps available in Go...

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 arrived with a smoother, updated version of TouchWiz.  Many got envious.  But, not for long–because devs immediately went to work with porting it to the... other Android devices, especially for non-Samsung phones.

Just recently, a port of the Galaxy S3’s TouchWiz launcher was successfully created for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (LT15i) and t...

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It all started when you got yourself an HTC Rezound. Your research on the Internet about what your phone could have undoubtedly led you to countless Android websites. You learned the terms ROMs,... mods, hacks, tweaks, root, and heaven knows what else, and it didn’t take long for you to decide that you wanted to be in on this secret club. You decided to visit the birthplace of countless Androi...

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Yesterday we did a terrible thing. We took a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 and purposefully dropped it multiple times for you. It was awful to watch, but we know that our viewers get a strange... enjoyment from cell phone obliteration. We also dropped a brand new iPhone 4S and filmed that too! Before we get to the real fun, let’s take a look at how the iPhone 4s matches up to the Galaxy...

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Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has been iconic to the company’s success in many of its mobile phones. Fans of the famed launcher will have more reasons to celebrate as the TouchWiz UX launcher from... the Galaxy S3 has now been ported to run on the Galaxy S2, thanks to XDA Developers member Smando.

The new TouchWiz UX launcher that was first seen on the Galaxy S3 sports numerous features such...

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Everyone’s going ga-ga over Samsung’s latest flagship phone. People from all over the world were dying to know more about this mystery phone, weaving rumors left and right and now... that the phone is here, the excitement has really reached its peak.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 may not have landed in your area yet, but other people in more fortunate corners of the globe are enjoyi...

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The great thing about Android developers is that they never run out of ideas to make our lives comfortable and convenient. Now another developer from XDA Developers, amarullz, has created another... app for us and the AROMA Filemanager is its name. It’s been tagged as the “world’s first Android recovery-based file manager.”

For the record, the word “aroma” or...

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Say goodbye to locked HTC bootloaders as the folks at the XDA Developers Forum have once again made the impossible a reality. HTC owners have already witnessed firsthand how hard it is to crack... HTC bootloaders, most especially those devices that are coming from mobile carriers. The AT&T One X may be one of the first phones to sport a quad-core processor, but it’s also one of the many...

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Mobile device usage continues to climb and companies like Google and Facebook are working hard to cash in on the potential revenues available from mobile users.... But they aren’t the only ones trying to make money from mobiles. Cyber criminals, organized crime gangs and malware authors are also trying to get a slice of the pie. As an Android user, it is i...

UPDATE: We have an updated Best Android antivirus app list, click here to see.

With startling headlines like “Number of malicious... Android apps grows by 2200% year over year” and “86% of all malware delivered via repackaging of legitimate apps” it is worth looking at what measures you can take to protect yourself from...