Eric Schmidt at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, when asked about Android security problems:
"Not secure?" Schmidt countered. "It's more secure than the iPhone."
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A vulnerability mostly affecting older versions of Google's Android operating system may make it possible for attackers to execute malicious code on end-user smartphones that use a wide variety of apps, researchers said.
The weakness resides in a widely used programming interface known as WebView, which allows developers to embed Web-based content into apps used for banking, ent...
There is a fake app on the Google Play Store that supposedly lets Android users use iMessage between them and other iOS devices. It is not an official app from Apple, and the security is shady.
If you’re really curious about how the app works, software developer Adam Bell has discovered that it connects to Apple’s iMessage server posing as a Mac mini. Cydia creator Jay Freema...
All Things D:
Apparently some of Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S4 Active phones aren’t quite as “everything-proof” as advertised.
AT&T confirmed on Wednesday it has a program to replace Galaxy S4 Active phones that show evidence of water damage.
Watch the video and see if water resistance wasn't one of the strongest points of selling the phone in the first place. Stupid.
PC Mag spoke with Jim Wicks, Motorola's chief of design, who said that these new phones are the result of collaboration and influence from Google, as opposed to the other devices that Motorola has released in the time since Google acquired the company. "It will be the unadulterated version of Android, and I feel really good about our embracing Android and being the best Android experie...
This is the Cons section of the review by CNET:
The $399 price is a lot for a small tablet, no matter its features. It's not as thin or as light as the iPad Mini, and some people won't appreciate the highly saturated look of the OS. Also, its face buttons sometimes get in the way and there are occasional performance hangs.
Remember when everyone thought that Apple was crazy with the iPad Mini pr...
The Verge has a review of the HTC One on AT&T, and the phone is packed with bloatware from the carrier.
The most annoying piece of bloatware, however, is AT&T's Address Book, which attempts to take over the contacts application in an effort to sync it with the carrier's own cloud service. Not only is it annoying, but its nags are persistent — even if you've dismissed it once to tell it ...
Cult of Android
But Samsung seems like it has run out of tricks. There’s so little to show here that all they could do is tell. Tonight’s launch event proved that Samsung’s entire mobile strategy is, at best, to bludgeon you with claims of their product’s merits untl you give in. And at worst, as they did this evening? They’ll bludgeon you while they bore you.
How fast the tech blog...
Earlier this week, the Data Center of China Internet (DCCI) released a report (h/t Tech In Asia) that showed nearly 35 percent of the Android apps it surveyed were secretly stealing user data unrelated to the app’s functionality. The DCCI, a research institute, looked at 1,400 apps downloaded from different app markets and found that 66.9 percent were tracking users’ private da...
According to a report out today from security specialists F-Secure, Android accounted for 79% of all malware in 2012, up from 66.7% in 2011 and just 11.25% in 2010. On the other side of the spectrum, Apple’s iOS, the world’s second-most popular platform for smartphones in terms of new purchases, remains one of the least compromised, with 0.7% of malware on its platform.