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More Android Opinion

  • 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.

  • Opinion: Twicca Review: A Versatile Twitter App for Android

    Twicca is a Twitter app for Android that's loaded with features, such as support for Twitter lists, image-upload resizing, color-coded labels, and sharing to other apps. Among other helpful functions, it offers reply history, reply auto-complete, saved searches, recent hashtags, quoted retweets, GPS location geotagging, notifications, Bit.ly link shortening, and image previews. You can also use the app to edit your profile and change your avatar image, and you can adjust the font size in Settings.

  • Opinion: Tablet Wars Update: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Out Consume 'Em

    Barnes & Noble followed in the footsteps of Amazon's Kindle Fire Monday with a new Nook Tablet designed to compete with the iPad by not competing with the iPad. In fact, both the newly announced Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire are trying to be what many thought the iPad would be: A handheld media consumption device with a form factor larger than a smartphone.

  • Opinion: Quad-Core HTC Edge Revealed (Maybe)

    If the reports are true, HTC may already be working on its first--and perhaps the world's first--quad-core smartphone. Mobile news site PocketNow claims to have exclusive images of what it's calling the "HTC Edge," as well as a tentative spec list.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Already Rooted, Phone Not Even In Stores Yet

    It's not even in stores yet, but modders have already rooted Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The crack comes thanks to Paul O'Brien, founder of the online Android community MoDaCo. O'Brien managed to get his hands on Samsung's new Ice Cream Sandwich device ahead of the official launch thanks to a few seemingly well-connected friends.

  • Opinion: Science diction

    Don’t you just love the way science fiction has foretold our future? Mind you, I’m still waiting for my personal hovercar to fly me to the office each morning, and a robot Jeeves to take care of washing up and repartee

  • Opinion: The Problem With Android

    Android is the leading smartphone platform with a diverse array of devices available from a variety of manufacturers, and from virtually every wireless carrier. As capable as the Android OS might be, though, its diversity is also one of its greatest handicaps.

  • Opinion: Why Steve Jobs Is Right about Android

    Over the weekend I wrote an article titled "What If Steve Jobs Is Right?" As the title implies, the post was a hypothetical look at the possibility that Steve Jobs' assertion that Android is a "stolen product" is true.

  • Opinion: PlayStation Suite will Move to More Android Devices, Sony Exec Says

    Sony's second in command, Kazuo Hirai, confirmed this week that his company is working on bringing its PlayStation Suite of games to more Android devices in the future.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPad Dominance Fades? I Don't Think So

    What? Android tablet market share has skyrocketed almost 700 percent since a year ago, and the Apple iPad has plummeted to a meager 67 percent of the market? Why is it then, that iPads are everywhere, and the only place I see any other tablets is on the display table at Best Buy?

  • Opinion: How to Sync Your Android Phone or Tablet with iTunes

    It's not uncommon to have iOS and Android users living under the same roof. Indeed, perhaps you've been an iPod owner for many users, but recently decided to pick up an Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Now the question becomes, how do you sync your iTunes music and playlists with your Android device?

  • Opinion: Ice Cream Sandwich: 7 More Cool Features

    Ice Cream Sandwich, Google's latest update to the Android franchise, has plenty of improvements and changes hidden under the surface that make the mobile OS even sweeter. With more Android phones being announced every day in preparation for the holiday shopping season, here are seven new features in Ice Cream Sandwich you should be aware of.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's Ballmer Knocks Android, Commends iPhone

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had some nasty things to say about Google's Android operating system. But the iPhone? Not so much.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone and Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS: 6 Questions

    The road to Google's announcement of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone has been long, but we're finally here. At a press event in Hong Kong Tuesday evening PDT, Google and Samsung had lots to share on the latest Nexus smartphone and the newest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Opinion: Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Transformer 2 First Tablets to Get Ice Cream Sandwich OS

    Asus has released a sneak peek video of the Eee Pad Transformer 2, which, along with the original Eee Pad Transformer, is the first set of tablets confirmed to be getting Android 4.0, a.k.a., Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Opinion: Motorola Droid Razr Smartphone Comes to Verizon in November for $299

    The Droid Razr, announced today and launching in November, is perhaps the thinnest smartphone to date, and among the lightest ever made. Motorola says the new Verizon phone is 0.28 inches thick, and that it weighs only 0.28 pounds.



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