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Google finally fixes odd networking bug after two and a half years

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by 1 year ago
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Do you remember 2010? Android 2.1 was all the rage and the HTC Desire was the phone to own. Joonas Lehtolahti remembers it too. He had a problem with the Wi-Fi network at his university. Because it was an open, un-encrypted network students could connect without needing a password, but to get out onto the Internet you needed to login via a special server. Without getting technical the redirect to this login server used just the hostname “joynet” rather than its full domain name “joynet.joensuu.fi”. OK, so what? Well the problem is that with Android that meant that the name couldn’t be resolved. The result was that students at the university couldn’t access the Internet from an Android device.

NTT DoCoMo to provide Japanese translation via Android

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by 1 year ago
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NTT DoCoMo has begun addressing the unique translation problems that occur with Japanese speakers. Because the Japanese language is so different, it makes calls from Japan very difficult. This is because most of Japan’s citizens have to learn other languages in order to properly communicate via phone calls. Now that NTT DoCoMo provides Japanese translation, we are one step closer to having seamless communication throughout the world.

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player on Android

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by 2 years ago
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Adobe has released a new version of its Flash Player for Android that fixes some critical security bugs. The new version of Flash, which, incidentally, is also available for Windows, Linux and OS X, fixes security vulnerabilities in Flash Player 11.1.115.6 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Flash Player 11.1.111.6 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected phone or tablet. The update fixes two problems – the first is a memory corruption vulnerability in Matrix3D, a part of Flash which…

Netflix Finally Brings Support for All Android 2.2 and 2.3 Devices

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by 2 years ago
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That took a while, but better late than never. I actually didn’t expect them to bring the Netflix app to all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices so quickly, mainly because they’ve said it’s a DRM issue, and they want to protect the content on the behalf of the content owners. Either those content owners changed their minds recently, or Netflix managed to convince them that it won’t be so bad to put the content on Android without built-in DRM. Google might bring built-in DRM to Ice-Cream Sandwich, since they recently bought that Widevine DRM company. But it seems Netflix didn’t want…

$99 Pocket Primer Android Device Announced

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by 2 years ago
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Cheap Android devices are dime-a-dozen, but it’s pretty rare for them to go below the hundred dollar price mark. Which makes it a surprise that Skytex’s new produce has breached that price barrier. Called the Pocket Primer, it also happens to be one small device, clocking in at five inches in the size department. There are already quite a few devices in that particular size range, namely the Dell Streak and some other recent releases, but none of them cost this cheap. The five-inch size range is a difficult product niche. A whole lot smaller than the seven- and ten-inch…

Vipre Mobile For Android Now In Beta

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by 3 years ago
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Malware and viruses run rampant in the modern digital age, so you’ll probably need a bit of protection. That’s why you use an antivirus. One of the latest antivirus software to hit the stands is Vipre Antivirus. First hitting the Windows platform, the guys behind it are bringing it to Android. Android may be a young OS, but it’s already plagued with malware – which is why it’s the perfect time for Vipre Mobile to set up shop. So what does Vipre mobile have to offer? Other than your basic security features for software, there are also some interesting bits…

MagicTile Tablet From India Still Packing Froyo

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by 3 years ago
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India’s one of the upcoming tech giants. The subcontinent is home to millions and, like China, has a growing middle-class that seeks the technological revolution of the first-world. Of course, since products made abroad are usually expensive, local manufacturers are trying their best to bridge the gap. EAFT has just produced an excellent little tablet – the Magictile Marathon tablet. For anyone looking for a modern tablet, the Magictile is a good find. It packs the regulation nVidia Tegra 2 chip and 10-inch touchscreen. These put it squarely in the higher-end of the tablet wars – right up there with…

Another Cheapo Android Tablet Launched: the Haipad

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by 3 years ago
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Last week saw the release of a new entry into the Android tablet market, Haier’s HaiPad. It isn’t exactly new but rather the latest implementation of the Chinese appliance manufacturer’s offering. It isn’t exactly that groundbreaking, with its most groundbreaking feature being a unique Android theme from the guys at DianXin OS. The company plans to have the new HaiPad hit store shelves in August. The specs, although nothing to sneeze at, are not exactly turning heads. Packing a rather small 7-inch touchscreen, it is backed by a Samsung 1GHz CPU, a couple of cameras, connects via W-CDMA 3G and…

Tag Heuer Introduces An Android Smartphone

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by 3 years ago
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Luxury brands should be recognizable to most people. However, one does not usually see them in the electronics crowd. This is mostly because gadgets are bought for their effectiveness and not their luxury quality or exclusivity. Well, Tag Heuer seems to want to change that by introducing their own Link Phone.   It looks pretty impressive on the outside, right? Well, it should look impressive considering that the thing has a $6,000 price tag. So what do you get for all that money? A fully tricked out qHD display-packing, dual-core processor-running, feature bursting phone? If that’s what you expected, well,…

Ramos W10 Gaming Tablet Brings Cheap Android Gaming to the Masses

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by 3 years ago
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When you think about gaming, you don’t usually think about Android. Let’s be honest – Android’s pretty good for mobile phones and tablets but it hasn’t proven itself with games. At least, there hasn’t been a really big killer app that has made Android a requirement to play. Most Android games are usually ported from other platforms – with Android usually receiving the low-end ones. Still, there are quite a few games that people may want to play. There’s the smash-hit Angry Birds, which is currently a casual gaming sensation. Other lesser-known games like Majesty or Modern Combat bring real-time…