android

Fri
02
Sep
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Lenovo Unveils $199 Tablet PC: IdeaPad A1

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has in recent weeks stirred up a media hornet's nest by knocking $300 off its discontinued TouchPad tablet. But the low priced tablets aren't over yet -- Lenovo has just announced a cheap tablet, but unlike the TouchPad, it's ... not yet obsolete. On Thursday Lenovo unveiled the IdeaPad Tablet A1, which comes with a relatively small 7-inch screen and runs Google's Android operating system (OS). It's also just 400 grams and is only a half-inch thick, making it a portable little device. According to Lenovo, it also boasts a seven hour battery life. (Source: pcworld.com ) ... (view more)

Tue
05
Jul
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Google: 500k Android Phone Activations Daily

Google says it's currently seeing 500,000 Android phone activations every single day, meaning that their devices actually outpace those running Apple software. The stat comes from Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin. Rubin boasted about the ... 500K-per-day plateau in a Twitter tweet, and it's not the first time he's done it. Back in December he told us all that Android had hit 300,000 activations per day, then updated us in May with news that the tally had officially reached 400,000. According to Rubin, Android's growth rate currently sits at 4.4 per cent per week. (Source: computerworld.com ) ... (view more)

Mon
20
Jun
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Apple Claims Amazon 'AppStore' Inferior By Comparison

Apple has once again lashed out against Amazon in the midst of their ongoing litigation battle, this time calling Amazon's idea for an appstore "inferior" by comparison to the established Apple offering. Issues arose back in mid-March when Apple ... filed for a lawsuit against Amazon over trademark infringement concerning the term "appstore". Amazon says the label was generic and that Apple had only sought litigation to hurt their competition. In January of this year, Microsoft filed a petition for similar reasons. Apple Looks to Monopolize "App Store" Label Apple has since countered these claims ... (view more)

Thu
07
Apr
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Android Trojan Download Humiliates, Deters Piracy

A controversial new Trojan virus is creeping onto Android smartphones everywhere, but poses no danger of compromising personal data or stealing confidential banking information. The threat is virtually harmless to "victims". Rather, the sole intent ... of the Trojan is to target, and later humiliate, those Android owners who download pirated material rather than pay for an authentic version of the same content. Pirated Android Walk and Text App Devious Referred to as the "Batman of Mobile Malware" the Trojan (also called Android.Walkinwat) poses as a pirated version of the popular "Walk and Text ... (view more)

Tue
15
Mar
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Smartphone Users Prefer Android, Study Shows

Recently, well-known analysts The Nielson Company asked nearly 15,000 Americans which mobile operating system they were currently using. Although several leading platforms scored very well, Google's Android narrowly took first place. The Nielson ... Company polled 14,701 Americans, asking each participant (who was also a postpaid mobile subscriber) what mobile OS was running on their primary smartphones. The race was a close one: 29 per cent reported using an Android-based device, 27 per cent said they use an (Apple) iOS phone, and another 27 per cent said they own a RIM (Reasearch in Motion) ... (view more)

Thu
14
Oct
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Acer to Offer MS Windows and Linux on Netbooks

Acer has confirmed it will include both Windows and Google Android operating systems on all its future dual-core netbooks. While the idea of a twin-system machine isn't new, this represents the biggest commitment yet by a manufacturer to the ... concept. While many end users employ Linux and Windows together, relatively few manufacturers offer both on a machine fresh out of the box. That's understandable: the logic goes that most people who'd be happy to use Linux install it themselves or opt for a Linux-only machine rather than pay for a more expensive Windows model. Acer has offered a range of ... (view more)

Thu
09
Sep
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Microsoft Bing App now Available on Android OS

Recently, Microsoft raised a few eyebrows by partnering with old rival Yahoo on the search and advertising front. Now, Microsoft once again looks to blur the line between friend and foe with plans to introduce their first application for Google's ... Android platform. The application will offer a host of typical Bing features: image search, movies, maps, local news and driving directions. Microsoft Flaunts Bing via Google App It seems as if Microsoft is trying to purposely highlight functions that Google does not currently offer, while flaunting their features on an Android-based (Google) ... (view more)

Wed
08
Sep
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Microsoft Argues: Win7 Phone Fee Cheaper Than 'Free'

With Microsoft's latest mobile Windows finally shipping to manufacturers, handset makers are deciding whether it's worth paying a licensing fee for the software when free alternatives (such as Google's Android) are available. However, Microsoft ... argues that the hidden costs of open source systems mean Windows represents better value. Windows 7 Phone License Fee Cheaper Than 'Free' Manufacturers that want to install Windows Phone 7 on their handsets will have to pay a licensing fee to Microsoft, just as computer makers do with Windows. The fee is understood to average around $15 a handset. That ... (view more)

Tue
07
Sep
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ViewSonic Readies Dual Win7 / Android Tablet PC

A week after Canadian firm ExoPC revealed what should be the first Windows 7 tablet on the market , hardware maker ViewSonic has unveiled a 10-inch rival that will use either Windows 7 Home Premium or Google's Android 1.6 operating system (OS). The ... device in question is the ViewSonic ViewPad 100. The dual boot option will cost consumers roughly $850 USD -- almost double the cost of an Apple iPad. Viewsonic Tablet: a Netbook With a Twist? Beyond the dual operating systems, the ViewSonic tablet also boasts several other useful features, including wireless Internet (WiFi), Bluetooth capability, ... (view more)

Thu
13
May
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Google's iPhone Challenger Loses Another Carrier

Sprint has dropped plans to carry the Nexus One, Google's flagship cellphone. The news has somewhat undermined the revelation that Google's Android system is -- technically, at least -- outselling the iPhone. The news comes just weeks after Google ... cancelled plans to offer Nexus One with carrier Verizon. (Source: eweek.com ) The release of Nexus One, produced by HTC, marked the first time Google itself had directly marketed a phone based around its own open-source system, Android. The original plan was to have it available for all the major networks, but to engage in minimal advertising and to ... (view more)

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