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More Android Opinion

  • Opinion: Google: Android Activations Top 700,000 a Day

    Every day more than 700,000 people sign up for a new Android device, Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, said late Tuesday via Twitter and Google+. That works out to nearly 5 million new Android users every week, which is about the equivalent of an iPhone 4S opening weekend every seven days. Rubin also clarified that Google's 700,000 activations per day includes new devices only and not resold ones. "We count each device only once," Rubin said in a follow-up post on Google+. "Activations means you go into a store, buy a device, [and] put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service."

  • Opinion: Flash Player 11.1 Arrives for Android Ice Cream Sandwich

    The first owners of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone can finally enjoy Flash-based websites and videos across the Web. Adobe updated the Flash Player in the Android Market to version 11.1, which supports Google's latest mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

  • Opinion: Carrier IQ Poses a Threat Despite Good Intentions

    Carrier IQ isn't the bad guy. The mobile device and network diagnostic firm issued a detailed report earlier this week explaining what its software does and how the data is used. However, benign intent doesn't change the fact that the Carrier IQ software infringes on privacy and exposes personal data to unnecessary risk.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Hits Verizon on December 15th

    Better get in line now: Verizon announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available in stores and online starting tomorrow, December 15th. Retailing for $300 with a new two-year contract, the Galaxy Nexus is the first device in the United States to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

  • Opinion: SMS Fraud Is Not Unique to Android

    Google is yanking a number of apps from the Android Market after discovering that they are fraudulent. Although such apps are more likely to be found with Android than on rival platforms, the concept of fraud is an equal opportunity threat that extends far beyond Android mobile devices.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Uses Android Malware Hysteria to Offer Free Windows Phones

    Microsoft is capitalizing on a recent Android malware scam by giving away free Windows Phones to five Android users with the worst malware horror stories. Ben Rudolph, Microsoft's Windows Phone evangelist, announced the contest on Twitter using the hashtag #droidrage. Microsoft followed Rudolph's lead and publicized the contest on its official Twitter feed.

  • Opinion: iOS 5 Edges Out Android in HTML5 Browser Test

    Although Android Ice Cream Sandwich makes some big leaps in HTML5 browser performance, Apple's iOS 5 is still the king, according to a study by Sencha.

  • Opinion: Nokia Exec: 'Kids Today Fed Up With iPhone, Confused by Android'

    Kids today! You just can't satisfy them. Well, Apple and Google can't--but, apparently, Nokia can.

  • Opinion: Skype Releases New Version of Its App for Android

    A new version of Skype for Android arrived Tuesday that supports video, photo, and file sharing.

  • Opinion: Is Android Open? Not So Much, Study Finds

    Google's Android mobile platform may be based on the open source Linux operating system, but the extent of its own openness has long been a topic of considerable debate.

  • Opinion: Android Market Apps Pulled Due to SMS Fraud

    Google has pulled another batch of malicious apps from the Android Market, this time for secretly sending out text messages that result in hidden charges for users.

  • Opinion: Channel your negative thoughts

    Being connected allows us to take advantage of all sorts of things: above all else, the web is an exceptional source of information. But it also lets us channel our negative thoughts.

  • Opinion: Blood and Glory Review: An Epic Action Game for Android

    Spoiler alert: If you've played the popular iOS game Infinity Blade, you'll find Blood and Glory's style to be…well...exactly the same. However, Glu Mobile has put Blood and Glory in a different setting and tossed in a different "story line," and it's free.

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire Will Grab Half of the Android Tablet Market, Analyst Predicts

    Amazon's Kindle Fire will grab 50 percent of Android tablet sales in 2012, building on its success from this year, according to an investment analyst.

  • Opinion: TweetCaster: A Slick, Powerful Free Twitter Client

    Guess what? I've got a fever, and the only prescription is... More Twitter! If you feel the same, you should check out TweetCaster for Android. It's a robust Twitter client, and even its free, ad-supported version lets you add multiple Twitter accounts and work with each account separately.

  • Opinion: Amazon Updates Kindle Fire, Removes Root Access

    If you have a Kindle Fire, and you've rooted the tablet to install Android Market apps and make other adjustments, prepare to do it all over again: the latest Kindle Fire software update, version 6.2, removes root access from the device.

  • Opinion: Can Knockdown 2 Review: Simple Gameplay With Impressive Graphics

    Can Knockdown 2 is a collection of three minigames: In the first game, you get five balls, and face a bunch of cans neatly stacked on a shelf. You have to throw a ball at the cans and knock them down. Knock all the cans down (in one shot, ideally), and you can move to the next level.

  • Opinion: Box Offers Free Cloud Storage for LG Android Devices

    Box is making headlines in cloud-based storage once again. It has enhanced the features of the Box for Android app, and it is teaming up with LG to provide 50GB of free cloud-based storage for all LG Android mobile devices.

  • Opinion: How to Install the Android Market on Your Kindle Fire

    Want to install Google Maps on your brand-new, fresh-out-of-the-box Kindle Fire? You can't, because the stock Kindle Fire is limited to downloading apps from the Amazon Appstore. If you love to tinker with devices and improve them, however, you can follow our separate guide to rooting your Kindle Fire. Afterward, you can use your newfound superuser powers to install the Google Android Market on your device. It isn't a simple process, but it is pretty straightforward--and it's worth the time if you wish to turn your $200 Kindle Fire into a robust Android tablet.

  • Opinion: Motorola Droid 4 Adds A Keyboard to Razr

    What happens if you take the Droid Razr design and add a slide-out QWERTY keyboard? Meet the Motorola Droid 4, the latest recruit in the Android army, breaking cover this weekend via leaked photos from Droid Life. There’s no official confirmation of this phone yet, which is expected to arrive on Verizon’s 4G LTE network on December 8.



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