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  • News: Android-Powered Ouya Isn't Without Its Share of Problems

    It’s not a secret that gamers are pining for new hardware. Whether that’s next-gen consoles or new handhelds, it doesn’t really matter, they just want something new to play games on. That seems to be where the fervor directed at Ouya comes into play.

  • News: Sprint Cripples Galaxy S III Via Security Update: Bye, Bye Universal Search

    Samsung Galaxy S III users on Sprint are reporting that a “security update” for their phones has removed the universal search feature from Android. The home screen search bar now only returns results from Google search, without searching through apps, contacts, and emails among other data.

  • News: Android Trojan attacks SMS smartphone bank security

    A security company is warning about a new Android Trojan that is being distributed by criminals to beat the SMS smartphone authentication systems employed by European banks to verify money transfers.

  • News: T-Mobile Launches Two New myTouch Phones from Huawei

    T-Mobile will add two inexpensive Android phones to its roster: the T-Mobile myTouch and the T-Mobile myTouch Q. Both phones are made by Huawei and will cost $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate card and a new two-year contract.

  • How-Tos: Tablet Encryption 101

    Today’s workplace is becoming increasingly agreeable to the BYOD (bring your own device) concept: Employers are finally giving the green light for staffers to use their own equipment for work while they're at the office. For businesses, it's cheaper to let employees bring in their own laptops, smartphones, or tablets, since that cuts down on the need to purchase hardware (though not on the need to support it). Regardless, businesses seem to have little choice in the matter, since many employees are bringing their devices in whether they have permission or not--and some people are knowingly breaking the company’s security policy in doing so.

  • News: Android Ice Cream Sandwich Superguide Available Now

    Android Ice Cream Sandwich is a marvel of advanced engineering: a powerful, handsome, and versatile operating system that presents a universe of opportunities--if you know how to use it. But most of us could use some help on that score. Fortunately, assistance is now available in the form of PCWorld’s just-published Superguide, an in-depth look at Android Ice Cream Sandwich for smartphone and tablet owners. The all-new guide, written by PCWorld’s mobile experts, can get you started on Ice Cream Sandwich in a hurry, with a walk-through of new features, a generous collection of tips and tricks, and a guide to essential apps for both phones and tablets.

  • ZTE launches budget Kis Android smartphone

    ZTE has teamed up with Virgin Media to launch its entry-level Kis smartphone.

  • Motorola announces Motosmart budget Android phone

    Motorola has unveiled its entry-level Motosmart Android smartphone.

  • News: Exclusive: HTC will launch another tablet in the UK

    HTC will launch a follow up tablet to the Flyer in the UK.

  • Opinion: Android Jelly Bean Update Released For The Unlocked Galaxy Nexus

    Have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus that isn't running on Verizon or Sprint? Well good news! The update to Android Jelly Bean has started rolling out and should be hitting your phone in the next couple of days. The update brings with it Google Now, new notifications, and a much more responsive interface thanks to Project Butter.

  • News: Ouya to Enter Gaming Market with $99 Android-Powered Console

    While the world waits for new game consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, a newcomer plans to take them on with a $99 Android-based set-top box called Ouya.

  • Opinion: 7-Inch Tablet Showdown Looms This Fall

    Tablets with 7-inch displays will get their time in the spotlight this fall, as Google, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and possibly Apple fight for holiday shoppers' dollars.

  • News: Apple loses patent battle against Samsung Galaxy Tab

    Apple has lost a patent case against Samsung after a UK judge branded the Galaxy Tab 'not as cool' as the iPad.

  • Buying Advice: Smartphones buying advice

    It’s increasingly difficult to find a phone that doesn’t let you browse the web, read email and take great photos, but not all are created equal. Here's that you need to know if you're thinking about buying one.

  • News: 'Melted' Samsung S III phone had been put in microwave

    A Samsung S III smartphone said to have overheated after a malfunction probably sustained the damage after being deliberately put inside a microwave oven, an independent investigation has concluded.

  • News: Amazon Kindle Fire 2 release will rival Nexus 7 with better screen

    Amazon will supposedly launch its Kindle Fire 2 tablet in this quarter to rival the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

  • News: What developers like about Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean'

    Usability, accessibility, and enhanced search all excite mobile programmers

  • News: Apple App Store gets first malware app

    A malicious app has found its way onto the Apple iOS App Store for iPhone and iPad.

  • Opinion: Nexus Smartphone Sales Ban Lifted by Court

    Google is expected to release an updated version of the Galaxy Nexus handset next week, which would likely render moot the temporary lifting of a ban on the sale of the smartphone.

  • News: Report: Kindle Fire 2 set for launch by Aug. 7

    Amazon's response to the release of the Google Nexus 7 tablet could come within a month, as a report from the China Times says the manufacturer Quanta is already working on a first batch of Kindle Fire 2 devices.



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