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More Android Opinion

  • 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.

  • Opinion: The Kindle Fire, One Week Later: Sales, Gripes, and a New Model

    The Kindle Fire launched just over a week ago, and despite some issues and mediocre reviews, Amazon's media tablet is selling well and may receive a hardware update as early as 2012.

  • Opinion: Romo Turns Your Android Into an Android

    Robots are loads of fun to play with, but despite the prevalence of easy-to-use microcontrollers like the Arduino, and kits to make your own bots, the barrier to entry when it comes to owning your own robot is often pretty high. Enter Romo, a robot that uses your smartphone to power everything it does.

  • Opinion: Deals Arrive Early: Many Phones Practically Free Already

    It isn't even Black Friday yet, and already prices for some of the hottest holiday gadgets have been slashed down to almost nothing. Amazon Wireless has added the Droid RAZR to its penny-pincher sale, offering one of the top Android phones on the market for just a penny with a two-year Verizon contract.

  • Opinion: Mobile Malware Crisis? Not So Fast

    There's been a flurry of coverage of mobile malware over the past few days, including two separate reports declaring both 2011 and 2012 "the year of mobile malware."

  • Opinion: Apple Sues Amazon Over 'App Store' Name

    It didn't take long for Apple, which seems to be suing anything that moves lately, to drag Amazon's economy tablet, the Kindle Fire, into a lawsuit.

  • Opinion: Android Malware Has Surged 472 Percent Since July

    Android users take note: Researchers have found a whopping 472 percent increase in Android malware samples since this summer. The free-for-all Android Market has seen a striking increase in the volume of attacks since July, according to research from Juniper Networks, as attackers continue to become more sophisticated in the malware they write.

  • Opinion: Why It's Not Too Late for Windows Phone 7

    Windows Phone 7 has what it takes to be a serious contender in the smartphone arena. Microsoft has some significant ground to make up, though, in order to compete with platforms like Android and iOS. But, is it too late?

  • Opinion: Seven Kindle Fire Apps for Getting Work Done

    The consensus of most reviewers of the Kindle Fire is that it's useful as a media consumption device, but not as an erstwhile laptop replacement like the iPad. While that may be the case, the Kindle Fire is cheaper than its Apple counterpart, and it still supports a wide range of productivity apps--especially when you take into account that you can sideload any Android application that you want.

  • Opinion: Netflix Goes Android-First with Tablet App Redesign

    Thanks to the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, Android tablets are getting a redesigned Netflix app before Apple's iPad.

  • Opinion: Android MP3 Piracy Rampant Amid Google's Muddled Response

    Google is taking an inconsistent stance on allowing apps that enable music piracy via smartphones to remain available in its Android Market. The muddled position comes just as Google readies its launch of a Google music store.

  • Opinion: Five Tips to Avoid Malware in Mobile Apps

    Smartphones and tablets are evolving from niche luxury devices to mainstream consumer gadgets. As mobile devices become a ubiquitous part of the mainstream culture, malware developers are paying attention and are anxious to exploit the fertile new territory.

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire Creates Dilemma for Android

    The Amazon Kindle Fire is living up to its name by setting the tablet market on fire. Pre-orders of the as yet unreleased tablet have been phenomenal. The success of the Kindle Fire, however, puts Android tablets in general between a rock and a hard place.

  • Opinion: A good, cheap laptop? Make it a tablet

    A 'good, budget laptop' is the device we're most often asked to recommend. But what's cheap for one person is out of the reach of another. And anyway, the best cheap laptops are... tablets.

  • Opinion: For Android, Paid Mobile Security Is Better: Study

    As with your computer, the best defense against malware is a good offense in the form of security software. Paid mobile security apps are much better at detecting malware in Android devices than free antivirus applications, according to a study by AV Test today. If your business relies at all on smartphones, make sure that you and your employees are protected with the right mobile security package.

  • Opinion: Android, iOS Games Rake in More Cash Than Sony and Nintendo

    Sony and Nintendo are seeing their game revenues drop, thanks to Android and iOS.



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