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US Air Force could end up going on a tablet spending spree

Recently Apple announced iBooks 2 which included the launch of educational textbooks which can sufficiently replace the older traditions of learning. Now the United States Air Force is reportedly interested in moving from older and presumably more bulky electronics to putting essential tools and critical information comfortably in the palm of servicemen. …

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HTC to reveal flagship Endeavour at MWC

While many Android fans may be focused on the upcoming and reportedly delayed Samsung Galaxy S III we still cannot ignore HTC’s own smartphones. Their upcoming flagship is rumoured to be the HTC Endeavour (referred to as the Edge in this article) and is destined to be powered by Nvidia’s …

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Samsung Galaxy S III to be just 7mm thin

Galaxy S III Mockup

At CES earlier in the year the general consensus was that “thin is in.” This applied to everything from new Smart TVs to smartphones. At the same time, Huawei announced the thinnest smartphone ever, the Ascend P1 S smartphone which is just 6.7mm thin while still packing hardware roughly equivalent …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III launching on March 13th?

Contrary to our report a few days ago on Samsung’s Galaxy S III being delayed across the globe until later this year due to concerns about the time gap between its announcement and availability, it turns out there’s still a glimmer of hope we’ll get it sooner rather than later …

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Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ OS pictures leaked

Images of the upcoming ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ Android operating system have been leaked. The new user interface has a new application drawer and launcher system, as well as colour scheme changes and an overhauled notification bar. Android Police have detailed the new features, including a stunning panorama setting for the …

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Android malware continues to grow

Android malware has been a problem for Google this year, with several reports published showing that Google have had to manually intervene to remove infected code. A new report however paints a rather bleak picture – if you are using Android today, you are 2.5 times more likely to experience …

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Android tablets will overtake Apple iPad: report

Research firm Informa announced some interesting analysis today, claiming that sales of Google Android tablets will surpass Apple’s iPad by 2016. Informa are claiming that Apple’s current 75 percent dominance will drop to 39 percent by 2015, while Google Android will grow to 38 percent. David McQueen, a member of …

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iPhone the number one choice for new buyers

A report published by ChangeWave Research shows that the iPhone is the top choice among people who are looking to buy a new smartphone. While the poll is limited to people in North America, over 4,163 people were asked which phone they would opt for, if they were buying one …

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Banking malware targets Android users

Android has been reeling recently, after being targeted by several viruses and trojans. The latest spyware application known as Zitmo has been altered to target the Android Platform. Axelle Apvrille, an antivirus analyst for Fortinet has written a blog post on the subject. She says “Lately, there’s been an active …

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Google continue to battle against Android Malware

Google are dealing with a growing infestation of Malware which threatens to damage the Android market. They have had to remove more dodgy programs in the last week. A security researcher who found the rogue software reported it to Google who acted swiftly, but it begs the question. Do they …

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Apple aim for 2 release cycles every year

Apple are feeling the pressure from Android and they are going to accelerate their iPhone and iPad release schedule to 2 times every year, according to Adnaan Ahmad of Berenberg Bank. Obviously, Kitguru can’t confirm this, and we haven’t heard anything from our sources in the industry, but the news …

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Samsung Galaxy S & Galaxy Tab to get Gingerbread

Samsung have announced that owners of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will be getting an upgrade to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system shortly. Samsung confirmed last night that it will being rolling out Android 2.3, helping to improve the experience with their leading smartphones and tablets. Gingerbread has …

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Android phones – 100 millionth is activated

While Microsoft limp rather poorly into Q2 2011 with mediocre Windows Phone 7 sales, Google Android continues to grow. Latest reports indicate staggering adoption rate figures. Hugo Barra, Product Management Director for Android passed over growth figures in his speech yesterday. Since it launched in October 2008, Google are saying …

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Google address partner lackluster Android update freqency

Yesterday at the Google I/O, the search engine giant addressed the slow update problems that plague a portion of their user base. If you buy a Google Android smartphone today, there is a good chance it will be several revisions behind the latest version. There is even a good possibility …

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Tethering applications get ‘blocked’ on US Android market

Reports are highlighting that AT&T and Wireless handsets in the US are blocking the free tethering application ‘Wireless Tether’ – stopping users from downloading it. Sprint customers however can still access the software. A Google spokesman has said that they are not blocking the application. Instead it appears that they …

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Google sued by Android phone users over location tracking

Two Android phone users are suing Google over claims that their phones are secretly recording and storing data relating to their movements. The residents of Oakland County in Michigan filed a complaint on April 27th in federal court in Detroit. The residents are claiming that their HTC Inspire 4G phones …

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Intel porting Android 3.0 for tablets this year

Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, says his company is working hard to port Google’s tablet specific Android 3.0, known as ‘Honeycomb’ to the x86 architecture. He told investors and reporters “We’ve received the Android code – the Honeycomb version of Android source code – from Google, and we’re actively doing the …

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More problems for Android: Skype leaking personal data

In a rather embarrassing state of affairs Skype for Android has been found to be leaking personal information, including the users name and email address and contacts and chat logs. A security researcher has called it ‘sloppy coding’ and ‘a disrespect for your privacy’. Not mincing his words, thats for …

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Android Music 3.0 app with cloud streaming leaked

TechFrom10 have managed to find out information about the upcoming music streaming functionality thanks to a ‘failed’ Android update. “So on our Galaxy S Vibrant today we went to do a routine update of apps from the Android Market, only to discover that, for a completely unknown and frankly bizarre …

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