Android is Surging, Adoption Rate Now 6 Times that of iPhone

This is not news anymore, Android is becoming or as some might say, has already become, the numero uno OS for smartphones. But smartphones market is still in its infancy and is set to explode in the coming years, especially in the developing world. In places like India, Android has been a blockbuster success, even […]

It’s Not You, Android – It’s Your Apps

A substantial number of apps available from Google Play had serious flaws in their Secure Sockets Layer implementations and thus were vulnerable to hack attacks, European researchers found. The team downloaded 13,500 popular free apps to study their use of the SSL or Transport Layer Security protocols, with a particular focus on the apps’ vulnerabilities […]

Bogus Apps Litter Android With Malware

Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems in the world. As a result, it’s also one of the most popular mobile operating systems to be targeted by malware writers. Malware aimed at Google’s Android platform increased sixfold during the quarter that ended in September, according to a report released Monday by Trend […]

Ubuntu Needs a "Project Butter" like Android

I’m a fairly satisfied Ubuntu 12.04 LTS user and I’m quite optimistic about the forthcoming changes to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. But that doesn’t mean they both are somehow “perfect” or something. Unity, which was a huge departure from the traditional GNOME 2.0 desktop, has been around just for an year or two. Though I generally like […]

Google to Developers: You Have the Con

Google on Monday made its new Android developer console available to devs everywhere on Google Play. The console was announced at Google I/O in July, and devs were invited to test out a beta version. “The developer tools and portal are key areas of enablement for any application platform,” Al Hilwa, program director, applications development […]

Make a Handy Little Android PC for Light Lifting

As many of us are gearing up for Windows 8′s imminent release, it may well be worth considering some alternatives. I don’t know about you, but after XP to Windows 7, via Vista, the idea of another OS from Microsoft, while not yet causing night sweats, is engendering some trepidation. For one, there are its […]

Chrome for Android Is More Sticky Than Slick

Some of my earliest memories of smartphones are of the hassles involved with getting bookmarks loaded across devices. Why was it that Web properties thought — and some still think — you needed different information at your desk from what you wanted on the road? The issue has never been properly addressed — until now, […]

Google, Acer and the Red-Headed Stepchild

Android may not be as fully open as many FOSS fans would like it to be, but the fact remains that it’s essentially the poster child for Linux’s success in the mobile world. So it was with some dismay we looked on at the impromptu battle that sprang up recently between Google and Acer over […]

Getting Android on Your TV

If you’ve been getting into the convenience and usability of the smartphone and tablet User Interface and are wondering just why your cable provider is unable to create anything with the same elegance and function, it may be time to slap Android on your TV — yourself. There are a few ways to approach this, […]

Android Climbs Into Cloud-Based Desktop Computer

Motorola Mobility has introduced a desktop all-in-one computer running the Android operating system. The Cloud Broadband is being launched in China in partnership with WASU Digital Group. The device is being touted to Chinese consumers as a combination of an HD digital TV with live and on-demand capability, and a touchscreen tablet/PC running Android, according […]