Malware’s a pain in the ass. Everyone knows it and tries to avoid. Still, it’s called malware for a reason – and the people behind it are pretty cunning in their efforts to infect your devices. Take for example the latest piece of malware that has surfaced. Called GGTracker, it enters your device by the simple trick of fooling you into thinking that its the Android Market. Take a look at the picture below:
How it operates is this: if you ever click on a malicious in-app advertisement, your browser will open to the URL above, hoping to fool you into installing the app. Another version is one that purports to be some type of porn app. Both of these end [...]
Earlier this month, one of the Android platform’s most awaited for apps arrived. Netflix for Android followed in the footsteps of its iOS cousin and literally exploded on to the scene. Combining Netflix’s recognized brand presence with smooth operation, Netflix has fast become one of the platform’s killer apps.
Unfortunately, it only worked on four phones: the HTC Incredible, HTC Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, HTC G2, and Samsung Nexus S. This severely curtailed adoption of it – though I’m betting that sales for those phones got bumped up quite a bit. Well, movie fans who didn’t immediately run out and buy new phones, here’s some good [...]
It seems that Motorola’s Support forums are buzzing today with discussions about the impending DROID X Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update. A lot of users are thinking that ActiveSync will still be broken even after the update, however Motorola customer support has been quite busy assuring loyal customers that everything’s all right and the feature will be right as rain after the update.
Activesync is a pretty integral feature for business phones – mostly because it helps sync your PC with your phone; enabling the easy sharing of data. The current version’s been slightly crippled on Motorola phones, but hopefully this update fixes those [...]
According to a leaked screenshot slash photo of a monitor, it would seem as though Verizon are planning on shipping the Droid Pro out to people who pre-order it BEFORE the official launch date of the device. Unfortunately, ‘Iconic Device’ pre-sales are only available to consumers through ‘My Verizon’ direct sales channels and they are not available to retail locations in the states of Pennsylvania or Massachuestts. Pre-ordering will commence on Nov 9 and shipments of these devices will start almost immediately afterwards.
To refresh your memory, the Droid Pro is set to offer a 1Ghz processor and [...]
It would appear as though certain Android phones will be treated to Google’s instant search. This technology has recently hit the full desktop variety of Google’s web-portal. We’re sure you are fully aware of Google instant search, but in case you are not, it is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type.
The general benefit afforded by this type of search process is that you can find what you want quicker by not having to type in the whole search phrase. On the Desktop, this is probably a little beneficial, but it goes without saying that on the mobile this could be really [...]
My Motorola DROID received a second Froyo update yesterday, this one being the FRG22D update that adds the ability to download the Adobe Flash 10.1 browser plug-in from the Android Market.
So if I got it, you guys should all get it pretty soon, too.
I installed Adobe Flash 10.1 and it seems to work decently, so far. I will have to play around with it more to see how it compares with the built-in one on the DROID 2.
Verizon Wireless just sent out an email announcing that it has started pushing out a new OTA update to the original Android-powered Motorola Droid. The new update allows Droid owners to obtain the download for the Adobe Flash Player Mobile 10.1 from the Android Market.
Well now, this is a pleasant surprise. Today Cellular South announced that it is now offering the Motorola Milestone to its customers for $149.99 (after mail-in rebate). The Milestone name had been used only by the GSM/UMTS version of the CDMA Motorola DROID that Verizon Wireless offers. This Milestone, however, runs on CDMA networks, which means it has basically a DROID with a different name.
The Cellular South Milestone ships with Android 2.1 loaded, and offers the same 3.7-inch touchscreen display as the Verizon model. Other highlights include a 5mp camera with dual-LED flash, support for 32GB microSD [...]
The news on the wire is that Motorola Droid Android 2.2 update has begun over-the-air. Engadget are reporting a mass influx of ‘tips’ commenting on the fact that their original Motorola Droid’s are beginning to receive upgrades to Android 2.2, which is currently the most recent version of Android. Froyo is based on the Linux Kernel 2.6.32 and is is the last 2.x version of Android we should expect before Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread. This unreleased version of Android will run on Linux Kernel 2.6.33 and will become available from Google in the new year. After this release we should see phones such as this one receive yet another update.
BGR is showing off what appears to be a leaked Verizon Wireless roadmap for 2011 – and some notable Android devices are included. A new Motorola DROID smartphone, the DROID Pro, that looks to be powered by a 1.3GHz processor, a Motorola slab form device that is expected to run Android 2.2 Froyo, global Android devices from both HTC and Samsung, and an Android tablet from Samsung (possibly the Galaxy Tab).