RuFraud

If you’ve been experiencing problems with third-party software from your downloaded apps from the Android Market, it may be because of a fraudulent software that keeps tricking its users to... send premium text messages. You’ll be pleased to know that Google has already been notified of this alert and has since removed 22 apps, including Sim City and Angry Birds.

Based on an earlier...

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Even though Tegra 3 tablets are arriving much later than when Nvidia promised us at MWC this year (for late August), they should still be able to hold the ground as the most powerful tablets... for at least a few months. Plus, I believe the only quad core tablets in the first half of 2012 will be the ones with Tegra 3, and maybe a few of them will have quad core S4 chips by the end of 2012...

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The Android Market has reached 10 billion total downloads since its launch, and it looks like the number of downloads per month are already as many as the iOS (1 billion), which means it will... soon surpass the Apple app store in downloads per month.

There’s still the issue if developers make as much money on Android as they do on iOS, and there have been many reasons in the past...

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Not everyone is buying the Galaxy Nexus’ hype, folks – and for good reason. Despite it being proclaimed by many a prominent blog as the best Android phone to date, and likely the... best smartphone ever – the Galaxy Nexus has a contender that few realize. Created by none other than the same company that brought us the Galaxy Nexus, the original Galaxy S, and this years best...

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I remember when years ago people were hoping that Linux would end Windows’ domination in the market place, especially with a crippled Apple at the beginning of last decade. Linux, an open... source OS, was our last chance for that happening, at least back then. But Microsoft made sure nothing would be threatening their monopoly, and over the years they made deals in such a way that manufactu...

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Google’s Open Source Programs Manager Chris DiBona lashed out last week with pretty harsh words at antivirus companies who keep claiming that the Android platform has security flaws in every... aspect.  DiBona called developers of antivirus solutions for Android “scammers and charlatans.”

“[Virus] companies are playing on your fears to try to sell you bs protection so...

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Up until last year Android revenue for app developers used to be pretty abysmal, and in some cases it was even 50 times smaller than iOS revenue. This was in part because of Apple’s huge... lead with the iPhone in user base, when Android was still just in the growing period.

So I saw a report yesterday saying that Android apps get only 7% of the revenue of iOS, I immediately thought...

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After Apple acquired the patent for the Slide to Unlock feature for all iPhone phones, Google has also been officially awarded last week the patent for the Android pattern unlock feature. Pattern... Unlock  sets Android apart from Apple’s iOS and is, perhaps, the chief reason why Google wanted a patent for such technology.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Google the...

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The threat of having a virus on your phone may sound alarming to many consumers considering the irreversible damage it may cause to your device, but according to Google’s Open Source Programs... Manager, Chris DiBona, that sort of fear may actually be an unfounded one spread around by “scammers” and “charlatans.”

In a recent post on his Google+ page, DiBona lashed...

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Android is covering all bases–including the U.S. Army’s.  Nextgov, a media outfit covering the U.S. government’s information technology agenda, recently reported some interesting... news about the government’s embracing the Android platform.

The news agency was able to talk to Michael McCarthy, director of the Army’s smartphone project, who expects Android to get...