Android Voice Actions

The recent release of iOS’s Siri has brought renewed attention to mobile phone and tablet voice control.  While the press has made ado of Siri, Google’s... Voice Actions have existed for far longer and can do virtually everything Siri can do.   With Ice Cream Sandwich right around the corner, we anticipate an even more powerful and useful catalog of action...

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I think our regular Android manufacturers missed a huge opportunity this year to sell as many units as possible by releasing not only $500 (or more) tablets but also tablets that come at half... the price, while still delivering decent performance for most of the things you’d want to do on a tablet.

This started becoming obvious with the launch of the Nook Color a year ago, when a...

Are you feeling insecure on your Android mobile device? Do you think some apps are “spying on you”? You can stop worrying about this anymore–with NetQin Mobile Security.

While... there are tons of security apps out there, NetQin Mobile Security stands out by providing a variety of features that protect you and your Android phone.

NetQin consists of dual-engine scanning, t...

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The Samsung Galaxy Note is causing quite a stir, and there’s good reason why. With its incredibly fast hardware, thin profile, and its whopping 5.3 inch HD AMOLED display that produces brilliant images and video, it”s pretty much unrivaled – for now. Check out our first impressions on the Galaxy Note!

US market share for Q3 2011 smartphone sales

US market share for Q3 2011 smartphone sales

I like to keep track not only of where the new technologies are going, but also of the history of the old ones, and how the... older companies, that at the time may even be the leaders of the market, respond to new technologies and threats.

RIM is one such company, and so is Nokia. Both of these companies followed almos...

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Kevin Tofel from Gigaom seems to think that even though HTC has seen incredible growth so far, also proven by their latest quarter results, they might start seeing flat growth very soon, and... I tend to agree with him on this. If they want to keep growing, HTC will need to re-evaluate their strategy very soon.

HTC has a few problems that will expand in the future, from higher prices c...

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Apple had a short victory last quarter, when they surpassed Nokia (they were already ahead of Samsung in smartphones), but it looks like nothing will be able to stop Samsung’s skyrocketing... growth. Samsung sold 27 million smartphones in Q3 this year, and it’s looking at selling around 35 million next quarter, now that Galaxy S II is on 3 carriers in USA, Galaxy Nexus will be able soon...

android-fragmentation-infographic

I wonder if the Android manufacturers, especially the top 5 ones – Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and Sony – can sleep well at night knowing how many millions of devices they’ve... left behind without upgrading them even for a year, or many times without upgrading them at all. I’m thinking they sleep pretty well, knowing they sold the devices to customers, and now they don&...

face-unlock

Being able to securely store data is probably the most crucial aspect of having a successful operating system. Besides being able to navigate more easily through your Android device’s varied interfaces... or taking better pictures, you also want to worry less about viruses and other malware and other such unfortunate occurrences that can happen. And let’s not forget if your smartphone or tablet  is e...

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Now this is a piece of news you won’t forget very easily. A few days ago ARM announced that we are going to see the ultra-low-power Cortex A7 sometimes in 2013-2014, and paired up with... their high-performance (but still reasonable power consumption) Cortex A15, in a big.Little configuration, to save power when doing normal tasks, or to achieve maximum performance when browsing or pla...