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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2012 Nexus 7 gets New Android Lollipop Build
Dec29

2012 Nexus 7 gets New Android Lollipop Build

The 2012 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi may be getting old, but Google is still lavishing its small tablet with new software updates, the latest being Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The company posted factory images a few days ago and is now pushing out the update in the form of an OTA.zip. You can pull the file yourself by hitting the link, or just wait for it to show up on your device in the form of an over the air update. Let us know how the new software...

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Android One Expands to More Countries
Dec23

Android One Expands to More Countries

However, the company is in for the long haul and believes in the project and is now sending Android One to other Asian markets; Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. However, there will be a slew of new products (just one), instead the Indian Android One smartphones will be unveiled in those new countries. There are not many differentiators between those smartphones made by Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn. Although, Bangladeshi smartphone...

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Samsung’s Market Slide While Apple and Xiaomi Grow
Dec16

Samsung’s Market Slide While Apple and Xiaomi Grow

The smartphone boom does not seem to be slowing down anywhere in the world as 20% more devices were sold during the third quarter compared to the second three month period of the year. The data was gathered by respected market researchers Gartner. The company found that 310 million smartphones were sold during the last quarter, while good old feature phones continue to fall in the market as more and more budget smartphones are made....

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