Worst Android Apps Virus Shield

Hugely popular Android security app revealed as a complete scam

By on April 7, 2014 at 1:12 PM.

Hugely popular Android security app revealed as a complete scam

As we’ve noted before, there are definite downsides to Google’s policy of allowing all apps onto the Google Play store and only removing them after users flag them as malicious. The flaws in this approach were once again on display this past weekend when Android Police revealed that Android security app Virus Shield, which had just hit the No. 1 spot on Google’s new paid apps chart, was a complete scam. More →

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Top 15 Android Apps Vs iPhone

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

By on April 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one among enthusiasts, but most people will acknowledge that both platforms have advantages and disadvantages compared to the other. Many pros and cons leave room for debate, of course, but one thing is certain when it comes to third-party development: Google’s Android platform gives app makers far more freedom to explore new functionality than Apple’s iOS software. More →

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Oldboot Android Malware Description

Most sophisticated Android malware yet has already infected millions

By on April 4, 2014 at 1:18 PM.

Most sophisticated Android malware yet has already infected millions

Android is still the most targeted mobile platform out there in terms of mobile malware, considering the reports that keep detailing ways that hackers can take advantage of it for malicious purposes. But in most cases it’s Android users from certain regions of the world who are affected, because Google’s standard Android services aren’t available. A new report from The Hacker News details some new Android malware that may be the biggest threat to the operating system to date, and it may have already infected millions of devices. More →

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Project Ara Android Smartphone Sizes

Video: Here are the Project Ara Android phone sizes

By on April 4, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Video: Here are the Project Ara Android phone sizes

With less than two weeks to go to Google’s first Ara Developers Conference – which takes place on April 15 and April 16 in Mountain View, and which will also be streamed online – Phoneblocks released another video further detailing this awesome modular Android smartphone concept, this time showing the team that’s working on Google’s project. In the process of talking to various execs that work on different Ara aspects, Phoneblocks has also managed to get a visual of Project Ara’s three sizes. More →

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Reactr Image Sharing iOS and Android App

This app will tell you whether you should sext professionally

By on April 4, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

This app will tell you whether you should sext professionally

iOS and Android users who share a lot of images and videos with their friends and would like to see the actual expression on their faces when they receive the photos and clips can try out Reactr. The application, which was launched on iOS last fall, is now also available in the Google Play Store as a free download. More →

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Android Battery Life Fix

How to improve your Android phone’s battery life in 10 seconds

By on April 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM.

How to improve your Android phone’s battery life in 10 seconds

Battery life remains one of the most frustrating things about modern smartphones, which could do so much more if battery technology ever manages to progress as quickly as tech does in other areas. But alas, the battery barrier remains. Making matters significantly more frustrating is the fact that our smartphones are often plagued with bugs that cause excessive battery drain. One such bug was identified recently in Android, but luckily there’s a simple, though annoying fix to improve your battery life with the press of a single button. More →

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Beautiful Widgets Pro Download

Download this app right now: Beautiful Widgets Pro for Android now on sale

By on April 3, 2014 at 12:21 PM.

Download this app right now: Beautiful Widgets Pro for Android now on sale

Thanks to its open nature, there are plenty of awesome things Android can do that the iPhone and iPad simply cannot. For some good examples, check out this collection of 5 great Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t. An excellent example of native functionality in Android that iOS doesn’t have is widget support, of course. As is often the case though, Android’s widget support is made even better when third-party developers come into play. More →

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FireChat for Android Launch

Immensely popular iOS app FireChat brings Internet-less chat to Android

By on April 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Immensely popular iOS app FireChat brings Internet-less chat to Android

The recently launched FireChat instant messaging iOS app that doesn’t require an Internet or cellular connection to allow users to send and receive messages – it’s taking advantage of new wireless technology supported by Apple in iOS 7 – quickly became a hit app in many markets. The company on Thursday announced that it’s making the app available to Android users, with FireChat for Android having now been made available as a free download from the Google Play Store. More →

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Android 64 Bit Phones Tablets

Intel modifies Android to make it ready for 64-bit chips

By on April 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Intel modifies Android to make it ready for 64-bit chips

Google didn’t give Android 4.4 KitKat native support for 64-bit hardware like Apple did with iOS 7, but that isn’t stopping Intel from taking matters into its own hands. Per CNET, Intel this week released a modified version of KitKat that comes with a 64-bit kernel, which means that it will be compatible with 64-bit Intel processors for mobile devices. To make this happen, Intel said that it “ported, validated and tested the Android Open Source code on IA, taking on the work that developers typically would need to do on their own” so that it could help “provide the ecosystem with 64-bit kernel support for development of next-generation devices.” More →

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Google Android Silver Customer Care Program

‘Android Silver’ may help Google fix several big issues with one blow

By on April 3, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

‘Android Silver’ may help Google fix several big issues with one blow

Google may be working on improving the overall customer experience for Android handset buyers, Android Police has learned, by creating a new support system for Android customers that will offer extended assistance to consumers. Dubbed Android Silver, the project will include carrier partners, which will provide support to buyers when it comes to data migration, stolen devices and information backup, and even live support sessions. More →

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Android Battery Saving Tips

This cool trick could have a huge impact on your Android phone’s battery life

By on April 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM.

This cool trick could have a huge impact on your Android phone’s battery life

New flagship phones from both Samsung and HTC offer enhanced battery saving modes that allow the battery on the Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8) to last for hours with a charge of just a few percent remaining. But what if you don’t have either of these great new smartphones? There are plenty of common sense ways to extend your Android phone’s battery life — plenty of tips can be taken from this guide, for example — but a new tool that capitalizes on Android’s open nature will push battery conservation to the next level for many users. More →

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Android KitKat Jelly Bean Distribution Numbers

KitKat grows but Jelly Bean is still top candy in Android’s candy store

By on April 2, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

KitKat grows but Jelly Bean is still top candy in Android’s candy store

Google has released new data detailing Android distribution for the 7-day period ending on April 1, 2014, revealing that its latest operating system version – Android 4.4 KitKat – is now installed on 5.3% of all Android devices that connect to the Play Store, a significant increase from early March, when KitKat accounted for 2.5% of installations, and early February, when KitKat was installed on less than 2% of devices. However, it’s still Jelly Bean that’s the most popular operating system in Google’s Android ecosystem, with the three different Jelly Bean versions combined accounting for 61.4% of Android users. More →

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