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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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Android continue to take market share

In a three month period between November 2010 and February 2011, ComScore show Android taking another 7 percentage points from 26% to 33% within the US market. Android have taken most of this from Research In Motion who have lost 4.5% from 33.5% to 28.9%. Android have also taken from …

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Google Android phones selling 1 in 3 in US

Android has been a runaway success story for Google and the latest reports in from Comscore show that Android based phones are still taking a chunk out of the market share of competing devices. Statistics from America are staggering, with a 33 percent adoption figure, or in laymans terms … …

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Mozilla release Firefox 4 for Android OS

Mozilla have released Firefox 4 mobile browser for Android OS based phones. The new Firefox 4 for Maemo and Android mobile platform based devices offers tabbed browsing, bookmarks, Firefox Sync support and even addons. The new Firefox 4 doesn’t however support old ARM v6 CPU based phones and Adobe Flash. …

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Amazon AppStore features ‘test drive’ demo mode

Amazon opened their App Store yesterday, a rival store for the official ‘Android Market’. The new App Store offers both free and paid for applications based on the open source operating system. While the Android market will let users download free and paid for applications, the Amazon App Store will …

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Android browsing already outperforming iOS

Google really do have Android sorted. Their latest Android browser has been shown to render websites faster than even the iPhone browser, up to 52 percent faster according to research and testing. This study has been carried out by Blaze.io, which measured performance across 45,000 tests on pages from websites …

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Google kill 21 dangerous Android applications

Google’s Android operating system has risen in popularity in the last year and unfortunately with this growth comes a risk of malicious code. Today the search engine giant have had to remove 21 applications from the Android market that contained dodgy code designed to pass over personal information. These applications, …

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Adobe say that Honeycomb OS will get Flash soon

Adobe have announced that Google’s new ‘Honeycomb’ version of the Android Operating System will be available in the coming weeks. Honeycomb is a much awaited version of Android as it is designed specifically for tablet PCs and is set to offer a whole new array of features. The first high …

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300,000 Android sign ups daily, 0.4% using Gingerbread

Google’s Android is growing exponentially fast with over 300,000 devices being activated every day. The latest Gingerbread operating system (version 2.3) accounts for only 0.4 percent of the userbase. The statistics come from Google Android Developers website and it points that the slow adoption for Gingerbread is because that it …

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Android is beating Apple Store growth

Apple can do no wrong, but the latest reports in from research company Distimo show that the Android Market had the highest rate of growth, reaching 130,000 applications in the US by the end of 2010. This is a phenomenal growth rate of six times the number of applications available …

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Android smartphones winning over the public

Apple could be facing their biggest threat in 2011, from Google. Even though Apple’s share of the U.S. Smartphone market is still ahead of Googles, more customers in the last six months have choosen a device powered by Android OS. Nielsen, the polling company have said that an Android handset …

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Apple V Android: which is better?

This debate is picking up steam on many forums this month and what we found most interesting is that two veteran high tech visionaries, both hired by Google have both written on their blogs about how they see the Apple v Android competition to be shaping up in 2011. What …

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Android Trojan ‘Geinimi’ warning issued

A nasty new trojan has hit the Android scene, dubbed ‘Geinimi. It seems to be originating from China and is capable of gathering personal information and sending it out to remote servers. Lookout Mobile Security found the trojan, which they are classing as one of the worst yet on the …

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread – improvements galore

Android 2.3 became official yesterday and we have had some time to play with the latest, and greatest operating system from Google. Android 2.3 offers video calling with support for multiple cameras, improved VoIP support, enhanced cut and paste support, gyroscopic support with improved orientation algorithms. There is also a …

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Polls show Apple mobile users most loyal, Microsoft the worst

A recent GiK survey shows that 56 percent of smartphone owners in key global markets are keeping their options open regarding which phone they would buy next. Only Apple has shown a significant percentage of loyalty, which is not entirely that surprising. What is rather concerning however is that Microsoft’s …

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Apple reject Android Magazine from App Store

Reports are circulating from Media Watch that Apple have just rejected a magazine application from Danish company MediaProvider because it featured exclusive content about the Android Operating System. The Google platform is one of Apple’s most legitimate threats in recent years, however if they have indeed banned it from the …

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Acer reveals smartphone with 4.8 inch screen

All of you who love big smartphones will already be drooling over the new Acer model which is due for release in April 2011. The device features a huge 4.8 inch screen with 1024×480 resolution. Acer have yet to name the phone, but we know already that it is going …

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