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The Department of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University has started the Android Malware Genome Project in an attempt to dissect Android based malware and see what makes it tick. The... researchers are working with a collection of some 1,200 examples of Android malware, including the very first Trojans found in August 2010.

The team has started to systematically analyze the mal...

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We’ve all come to take for granted how easy it is to take a photo or video at any time, thanks to our smartphones having cameras. While it’s amazing that we have this ability, one... thing that has been sacrificed for the most part is the actual photo and video quality. In most cases, manufacturers have settled to pumping up the sensor size, neglecting other aspects, such as better...

Chrome-Android-convergence

Google has struck gold with Android. It’s the most popular mobile operating system, and, thanks to its open source nature and the growth of smartphones and tablets, one day it might even... be the most popular operating system, period.

This is something Google has been craving for a long time. For the biggest part of the last decade, Microsoft was Google’s main competitor, muc...

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ARM has completely dominated the mobile market for more than a decade, with over 90% market share, but it wasn’t until the rise of modern... smartphones that we started to witness chips more powerful than anyone could have ever imagined we’d see in phones — chips that are now even starting to threaten Intel’s dominance and the...

Android-Jelly-Bean

A little while ago I posed the question: Is Android 5.0 Jelly Bean too much, too soon? The reaction from the net was lively, with most people falling into one of two camps. First, those who want the... latest and best, and they want it now! And those who say that, as long as the phone works, most people don’t care about the version of Android on their device. Well, now the app developers have s...

htc one x

On Tuesday, news broke that US Customs had blocked imports of the HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE, effectively preventing HTC’s flagships from reaching American customers. The embargo was enforced... due to an exclusion order by the International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC ruled back in December that HTC’s Android devices infringe on two of Apple’s patents, but gave the Taiwanese a respite...

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Don’t say I didn’t warn you, but reports from Taiwan are now confirming what I’ve said since the beginning of this year. Windows 8 tablets will not be price... competitive with Android tablets and the iPad, even for the ARM version, so expect the Intel tablets to cost even more.

ARM situation is very bad

Manufacturers from Taiw...

It is likely that you have some Adobe software installed on your PC or Mac. It could be Adobe Acrobat Reader, it could be Adobe Air, or it could be Adobe Flash Player.

Flash is so popular... that Google ships it as a built-in plugin for its Chrome web browser. It is also likely that you have some Adobe software on your Android device, and it would be one (or all) of the same three listed...

android trojan

You might be asking yourself if you read the headline to this post correctly. A 2200% growth in the number of malicious Android apps, can that be right? Unfortunately it is. According to the Mobile... Threat Report Q1 2012 (PDF) released by security company F-Secure, the number of malicious Android application package files (APKs) they received in the first three months of the year grew from 139 in 2...

WP7-vs-Meego

Reports are saying that carriers and Nokia’s board are becoming restless with WP7, and they are pushing for alternatives to WP7, to slow down the fast decline of the company, and the consumer... rejection of WP7 smartphones. It seems that WP7 might have been another critical mistake for Nokia and this time it might be an endgame scenario.

I still believe that Nokia made a huge mistake by not...