Posts Tagged ‘android’

Android Key Lime Pie release date, news, and rumors

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google has done a good job of keeping details of its next Android operation system version, dubbed Key Lime Pie, under wraps but we expect information on the upcoming OS to begin leaking any day now. So far, here are the rumors that are circulating. Be forewarned – these are rumors only, and very early […]

Google Glass competitor emerges – meet the Smart Glasses M100 headset

// November 16th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Vuzix has introduced a product similar to Google Glass. The Smart Glasses M100 resembles an oversize Bluetooth headset. It runs Android 4.0 ICS and includes an integrated “virtual display”eyepiece, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth connectivity, 720p HD camera, and motion sensors. Motion sensing is accomplished via a GPS, digital compass, gyroscope, and three-axis head tracker. […]

CyanogenMod’s domain hijacked by former rogue team member – being held hostage for $10,000

// November 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

One of the biggest players in the Android development arena has just found that their domain name,, is being held hostage for $10,000. Before CyanogenMod became the big name they are today, the domain name was purchased and donated to the organization. CyanogenMod discovered that the person had been impersonating either Steve Kondik, […]

Android based network and penetration analysis tool for rooted devices – dSploit

// November 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Owners of rooted Android based devices have a new network and penetration analysis tool that they can carry with them while on the road. dSploit is a comprehensive toolset that can perform a number of advanced network analysis and pentests. dSploit allows you to analyze, capture, and manipulate network packets. You can scan networks for […]

5 Japanese Android mobile application developers arrested for embedding personal information-stealing malware in Android applications

// October 31st, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Japanese police arrested five Android mobile application developers for creating and embedding information stealing code in mobile applications that they distributed through the Android Market Place (Play Store). It is believed that more than 10 million “pieces of information” were stolen. The developers created a video-related application which included code to silently obtain and send […]

Google beefs up Android – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean introduces several new, innovative features

// October 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google officially launched its new Android 4.2 operating system today and released details on some exciting features that will debut on the LG Nexus 4 and the new Samsung Nexus 10-inch tablet, the first devices to run the new OS. Here’s a run-down of the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean features.

Motorola updates list of devices that will not receive Android Jelly Bean upgrade

// October 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Motorola updated their list of devices that will not receive Jelly Bean upgrades. The list below shows devices that will not be upgraded to Jelly Bean. What is interesting is that the Droid Bionic and Droid 4 will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (projected to be upgraded (but no projected date given). The Droid RAZR, […]

FBI issues warning to users – Loozfon and FinFisher malware attacking Android operating systems

// October 16th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The IC3 (the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center) has been made aware of various malware attacking Android operating systems for mobile devices. Some of the latest known versions of this type of malware are Loozfon and FinFisher. Loozfon is an information-stealing piece of malware. Criminals use different variants to lure the victims. One version is […]

Android 4.2 likely to feature a 2nd pull down panel that will include quick access to common settings

// October 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Android Police have their hands on a full Android 4.2 JellyBeanMR1 release and they noticed that Systemui.apk (contains the notification bar) has a placeholder image as a second pull-down menu. For instance, you pull down the notification panel once to view notifications and pull it down a second time to view a quick settings area […]

Hmmm… Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple with no reason given

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reuters has reported that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. Google said in its filing “there are no agreements between Motorola and Apple, written or oral, express or implied, concerning the subject matter of this investigation”. It has been reported that that the two companies were […]

New comScore figures show Samsung retaining top position with Apple gaining some ground

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The latest comScore figures show Samsung still at the top of the smartphone market share ratings with a 25.7% share of the market although the change from the prior 3-month period was flat. LG remains second with a 19.1% market share and Apple comes in 3rd with 19.1%, an increase of 2.1% from May 2012. […]

Motorola announces more phones that will not be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Motorola has announced more phones that will not be upgraded from Gingerbread (Android 2.3) to Ice Cream Sandwich, making clear the reason for their previously announced policy of only introducing a few new handset each year. Some, including the Droid Bionic, Droid 4, and Atrix 2 are still up in the air.

Aimol to release dual core 1.5Ghz Android tablet for only $139

// September 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Chinese tablet maker Ainol is gearing up to release a new dual-core 1.5Ghz, 7 in Android tablet at a low price of $139. The tablet will run Android Jelly Bean right out of the box and will feature an Amlogic 8726-M6 Cortex A9 processor.

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy SIII vs. Droid RAXR Maxx HD

// September 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Let the battle lines be drawn. Below are comparisons of the new iPhone 5 vs. the top Android competition this year (the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Motorola Droid RAXR Maxx HD). The race is fairly even in most areas but Android’s open platform widens the gap…

International Galaxy SIII owners will see Jelly Bean update in October 2012

// September 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

CNet is reporting that the Android Jelly Bean update will arrive for Samsung Galaxy S III international owners in October 2012.

Samsung Galaxy SIII outselling iPhone

// September 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

They hold the lead now but probably not for long.  The Samsung Galaxy SIII has accomplished something nobody has been able to do – the SIII is outselling the iPhone.  A report from Canaccord Genuity shows that the SII is now outselling the iPhone on three of the largest national carriers (Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and […]