This week was all about rumors, as a steady stream of details about Samsung’s and HTC’s next flagships trickled out. We have a good idea of what to expect from the One M9/Hima, with key details including a 20MP camera, larger battery, and an iterative design. Samsung did a little better at keeping the Galaxy S6 under wraps, but we still got a few juicy tidbits about the phone’s design and specifications. In other news, the Snapdragon 810 was in the spotlight, WhatsApp launched its first desktop client and banned 3rd party clients, Google’s plan to become a carrier leaked, and Cyanogen’s CEO revealed his vision of a Google-free operating system.
Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster explains his vision for a Cyanogen that would be free of any Google dependency. The company plans to open its own app store within 18 months.
Google has officially addressed the known WebView security bugs we’ve been hearing about lately on older versions of Android. No fix is coming, here is how you protect yourself.
With rumors of Google getting ready to launch its own MVNO, we discuss what such a service might look like, and how it might differ from traditional carriers.
Chrome 40 for Android has now arrived on the stable channel bringing plenty of bug fixes and a few other minor changes.
Google is getting ready to launch its own MVNO wireless service, according to a report by The Information.
Google has just updated their app title guidelines to better help third-party app developers dis-associate themselves with other brands such as Android, social networks and more.
Two of the world’s most forward-thinking and ambitious companies could team up soon. Google is reportedly close to making a huge investment in Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
It’s been a very interesting week in the world of Android, with everything from juicy rumors, to product announcements, to billion-dollar acquisition talk.
In this week’s Android customization post, we look at how to use Android Device Manager to locate a missing phone, and how it can protect you and your data.