Android OS Grabs 80 Percent Share in the Global Smartphone Market
Android
The smartphone industry continues to expand and it appears, Android device manufacturers are the biggest beneficiaries of this trend. According to latest figures released by the UDC, shipments of Android smartphones reached nearly 190 million units in Q2 2013, giving the platform 79.3 percent market share. With over 72 million smartphones shipped last quarter, Samsung benefitted the most in the …
Kyocera Milano Review
Android
It is easy to think of the Kyocera Milano as another messaging-oriented handset. Despite the presence of some attractive touches, the phone is decidedly a bulky and dull affair. One huge disappointment is the poor display, not only it is unbearably small at 3-inch, the QVGA resolution makes texts look choppy and graphics look fuzzy. Although we should appreciate Kyocera’s …
Google Finally Fixes a 2.5 Years Old Bug in Android
Android
More than two years ago, it was reported that some Android devices were unable to resolve hostnames on a local domain. Google kept quiet for quite a while and all of a sudden, a Google employee confirmed recently that the bug will be fixed in the upcoming Android version. The bug has been identified as Issue 8030 and it is …
Angry Birds Star Wars is Released
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Rovio has partnered with Lucasfilm to release the new Star Wars-themed spin off Angry Birds for various platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Mac and Windows. In this game, players guide a plucky group of birds inspired from protagonists of Star Wars franchise in their struggle against the notorious evil pigs. Players can swing lightsaber, use the Force and employ …
Russian Defense Ministry Releases RoMOS, an Ultra-Secure Android Build
Android
Like it or not, mobile devices regularly collect our personal data and sometimes send them to a remote computer. A developer team from the Russian Defense Ministry came up with a security-enhanced Android OS build that doesn’t transmit any data, even to Google. RoMOS is showcased in IFA 2012 running on a specified tablet model. The military-grade slate is resistant …
NASA’s Small Satellite Will Use Google Nexus as the Main Processing Unit
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NASA will use Android-powered smartphones to control future mini satellites. The “Phonesat” project is a part of the Small Spacecraft Technology Program, which attempts to integrate common consumer electronic products into small-sized satellites. There’s still no definite launch date for PhoneSat, but three small satellites will be rocket-bound later this year. If successful, the project should significantly reduce the development …