Android Controls Market while iOS Grows
Aug20

Android Controls Market while iOS Grows

Gartner sent out its new round market numbers that show which mobile platforms are winning in terms of device coverage, and the results do not really throw up any shocks. Indeed, the condition of the smartphone market stayed virtually untouched and went to a form that we have seen for the last couple of years. Android is still way out in front, Apple is still doing its own thing in second place, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone is still...

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Android M is Android 6.0 Marshmallow Confirms Google
Aug18

Android M is Android 6.0 Marshmallow Confirms Google

Google has officially put a name to Android M, the new platform the company launched at its I/O conference earlier in the year. The latest build will be known as Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and to celebrate there was an Android stature holding a marshmallow placed on Google’s Mountain View headquarters. The company has had a long tradition of naming Android builds after desserts, something that goes way back to Android 1.5, which was...

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Microsoft’s Cortana can be used as Default Assistant on Android
Aug10

Microsoft’s Cortana can be used as Default Assistant on Android

Microsoft has its hands full with its Windows 10 platform rolling out in the biggest software upgrade in history, while Windows 10 Mobile due this quarter to busy the company further. However, software giant still has other avenues, such as Android, where Microsoft makes $1 billion or more per year from its apps and other services. That is soon to include Cortana, Redmond’s mobile personal assistant. While not under full release, the...

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Google Follows Samsung, Issuing Monthly Security Patches
Aug06

Google Follows Samsung, Issuing Monthly Security Patches

With Samsung acting in response to the Stagefright vulnerability by issuing monthly security patches to its Galaxy devices, it seems that Google is following suit. A recent vulnerability known as Stagefright showed that it is possible for hackers to control a device through a nefariously sent MMS. Google says it will shore up its platform further by issuing monthly security patches. We hope with the platform operator and Android’s...

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Samsung Promises Monthly Android Security Patches
Aug06

Samsung Promises Monthly Android Security Patches

Android has been the subject of plenty of security vulnerabilities over the year, but the recent Stagefright problem seems to have spooked manufacturers. The vulnerability showed that hackers could send a corrupted MMS to an Android device and then take control of that device, leaving it completely open to security risks. Samsung has decided to act in the wake of the problem and says it will now be issuing monthly security patches to...

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