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...
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...
All Things D
Of the consumers Raymond James surveyed, 20 percent said they would never buy an iPhone, 31 percent said they’d never buy an Android phone, and 71 percent said they’d never purchase a BlackBerry.
Hey, at least they're number one. Right?...
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 ...
Via Daring Fireball
Independent Italian researcher Roberto Paleari discussed several bugs he recently found in Samsung Android phones in a post on his blog yesterday. Paleari claims that after taking some time to sit down with some of his devices, he found six exploitable bugs on older devices such as the Galaxy Tab and the newer Galaxy S3.
Don't worry, I'm sure an update will be rel...
That’s one reason, according to Google’s just-former Android head Andy Rubin, Google acquired Motorola: a hedge against any one Android partner getting too big, too powerful.
The big question now as we come off a year in which Samsung sold 400 million phones globally is this: Is that hedge big enough?
This is something that looks inevitable, my guess is that in a year or so S...
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...