Android hit by ransomware, 900,000 devices affected
Aug27

Android hit by ransomware, 900,000 devices affected

Android is not always the most secure of mobile platforms, which is a by-product of being open and free. As Google pointed out this year, it is not the company’s fault that the platform is a little bit like the Wild West, and that is probably true. But the stats don’t lie, and 5 million Android devices are infected with malware, while a lot more have just been added to the list.We are always wary when a security company announces that...

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Android One on the horizon
Aug27

Android One on the horizon

While Google was rolling out Android for everything (Car, Watch, Phone, Tablet etc.) at the company’s I/O developer conference in June, the company had plenty to talk about regarding Android One. This is the project that aims to bring more unity to the Android platform by giving companies in emerging markets the tools to create quality and affordable smartphones that run the newest versions of Android. At the moment, handsets made by...

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Nokia to Still Make Windows Phone Devices After Microsoft Contract Expires?
Aug27

Nokia to Still Make Windows Phone Devices After Microsoft Contract Expires?

  Being a Nokia user since the mid-nineties I am trying to wait patiently to figure out what Nokia's next smartphone move will be in mid 2015/early 2016  when the company is completely free of its Microsoft contract. So I posed the question to Nokia Via Twitter and they responded.   As you can see from above they claim that they will be making Windows Phone devices when they can start making their own smartphones again. However...

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Will the Moto X+1 have a 3D screen?
Aug26

Will the Moto X+1 have a 3D screen?

We already know what the Moto X+1 will look like, a leaked official render took care of that. An early sales page from a Brazilian retailer took care of telling us the specs of Motorola's next flagship, while that same retailer also told us there would be a leather option. So, the real question is, what is left to know about the Moto X+1? As it turns out, the smartphone may have one or two surprises left to wow us with when it...

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Huawei to No Longer Make Windows Phone “for now”
Aug25

Huawei to No Longer Make Windows Phone “for now”

One of Microsoft's plans going forward for the growth of Windows Phone is low end devices that will reach the emerging markets and the first time smartphone user. Well that plan just took a big time hit with phone manufacturer Huawei announcing they will no longer be making Windows Phone devices. Reason given? Windows Phone is "not profitable" for them. This is according to Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business group in...

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