Samsung to Deliver the TouchWiz we all want
Jan14

Samsung to Deliver the TouchWiz we all want

It was a sorry 2014 for Samsung and the company is now heading back to the drawing board, reassessing its smartphone strategy and introducing a new portfolio of devices. However, the company is also going to fix (hopefully at least) what has been the biggest gripe about its devices over recent years, TouchWiz. Samsung’s own Android UI skin has been oft criticized as messy, bloaty, and laggy. A new report suggests that Samsung will...

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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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Amazon Makes 33 Paid Android Apps Free
Dec31

Amazon Makes 33 Paid Android Apps Free

Amazon's AppStore is now pretty big and is growing all the time, and while it has nothing exclusive because it feeds of the Google Play, it is worth downloading it to your Android device as a companion to Google’s own app store. Especially when you consider that Amazon just keeps having sales, price reductions, and giveaways. Just a week after a free $220 amount of apps were made available, Amazon is back with a new deal. The company...

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Onda Air Copies iPad Air but has Android/Windows 8.1 Dual Boot OS
Dec31

Onda Air Copies iPad Air but has Android/Windows 8.1 Dual Boot OS

Apple's iPad Air 2 is a very good tablet, the best of the best in fact, and I can say that as a fan of Android smartphones. However, the Air 2 sets the benchmark in style and overall quality and functionality, but there are some things it does not do. Neither Apple’s iOS nor Google’s Android will run full blown PC apps, but slates running Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 will. If only there was a slate that looked like the iPad, had the...

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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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