The SmartPhone War Heats Up: Apple Samsung Ship Same Number of Devices
Jan29

The SmartPhone War Heats Up: Apple Samsung Ship Same Number of Devices

It looks like the smartphone war just got a little more interesting.  Reports now show that Samsung's recent struggles combined with Apples new found love for phablets and the Chinese market have both companies shipping the same number of smartphones out the door.  Apple and Samsung  shipped around 74.5 million devices in Q4 of 2014. These number a combination of a few factors.  First the new iPhone 6 came out during this time frame...

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Samsung Updating Galaxy Note 3 in Russia to Android 5.0 Lollipop
Jan28

Samsung Updating Galaxy Note 3 in Russia to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Samsung has not got around to updating most of its devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop just yet, not even the new Galaxy Note 4 flagship. In fact, it seems as though the older Note 3 will get the Lollipop bump before the Note 4, with reports today saying the update is arriving on the Russian version (SM-N900) as we speak. Carrying the build number, N900XXUEBOA6, the update is now rolling out to the Galaxy Note 3 in Russia according to...

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Windows Phone User’s Top 5 Reasons Why Not Android

Let's start this off by saying I like what Android stands for, freedom to choose what you want...from skins, lock screens, browsers, etc... if you want it is in the HUGE app store waiting for you.  I have tried to make the switch to Android from Windows Phone but I just couldn't do it.  Believe me I'd rather have every app known to man at finger tips and have a device that all the new wearables work with however I just can't do...

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Over 900 Million Android Devices Open to Attack

Tod Beardsly, a security analyst working for Rapid 7 has said that older versions of Android (all below Android 4.4 KitKat) are open to a serious security flaw. He says that a hole in the Android WebView means that online content or stored info on apps is open to malware intrusion, on those older Android builds. It is worth remembering that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (a generation older than KitKat) is the most popular Android build on...

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Android 5.0.2 Lands on Moto G 2014

Motorola announced earlier that its 2014/2014 smartphone line up will be getting the upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, some of its handsets have been rocking that build for some time and are now moving on, with the company’s Moto G 2014 updating to Android 5.0.2 right now. Of course, the second generation Moto G was the first smartphone outside of a Google Play Edition or Nexus to get the jump to Android 5.0 back in November....

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Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Causing Widespread Memory Leaks
Dec30

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Causing Widespread Memory Leaks

Android 5.0 Lollipop brought with it the biggest overhaul to Google’s mobile platform ever seen. It brought with it massive changes to the look of Android thanks to Material Design and also delved deeper with a huge number of enhancements to everything from basic functionality to improved security. However, new software usually has its little bugs and problems, especially major overhauls, Apple can attest to that after experiencing...

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