Tag Archives: Android

Chrome beta for Android lets you send web videos to your Chromecast

Want to stream any web video from your smartphone to your Chromecast? Grab the beta release of Chrome 34 for Android. The browser includes experimental support for sending embedded clips to Google’s media stick, saving you from launching a native app…
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XBMC looks to improve Android video playback with ‘Gotham’ beta

Version 13 of XBMC’s media center software, codenamed Gotham, is now ready for your official beta-testing pleasure. The organization — which started the project for the Xbox and spawned apps like Plex and platforms like Boxxee — kicked off work on…
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How Google plans to beef up Android security

How Android's Verify Apps Feature Works

While Sundar Pichai’s statements regarding Android malware and security have been misinterpreted, Google plans to further increase the security of its mobile operating systems just as the executive said. ComputerWorld reports that the company is soon going to update its “Verify Apps” feature to constantly monitor app behavior in the background and figure out whether an app has any malicious intents.

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This is what Sundar Pichai ACTUALLY said about Android malware and security

Android Malware and Security

A site quoted Sundar Pichai saying at MWC that Android was designed to be open instead of safe, but that doesn’t appear to be exactly what the Google exec said. TechCrunch secured a transcript in English from Google on the Android malware-related discussion between Pichai and reporters. The executive apparently said the opposite, that Android is designed to be safe and secure, especially its latest versions, hinting that OEMs that ship dated Android versions on their devices may be partly responsible for any malware issues.

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Switched On: Android (tablet) inside

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

Inexpensive 7-inch tablets were everywhere in 2013 and became, as Switched On noted in December, a populist platform that fulfilled the promise of the sub-$ 100 PC….
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Google and LG are reportedly working together on an Android smartwatch

Rumors of a Google-powered smartwatch just got a little more tangible — both CNET and the Wall Street Journal claim that the search firm is teaming up with LG to make the Android-based wristwear. We still don’t know much about the hardware’s…
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LIVE STREAM — Watch live as Nokia unveils its first (and last?) Android phone!

Nokia MWC Live Stream

Nokia and Android. Android and Nokia. Smartphone enthusiasts have wondered for quite some time what Android would be like on one of Nokia’s signature handsets. While most were likely hoping for Android on a high-end Nokia phone, the mystery will soon be over. We’ll never know what Nokia’s current situation would be if Samsung hadn’t scared Nokia CEO Stephen Elop away from Android. But now, for the first time ever, we’ll at least know what an Android phone from Nokia is like.

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Samsung ditches Android with Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo smartwatches

Samsung Gear 2 Release Date

Almost six months after launching its Android-based Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung is ready to start flooding the market with more smartwatch models that are an extension of the Gear family. Two days before its Galaxy S5 announcement, Samsung has unveiled the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, two new smartwatch models that resemble the Galaxy Gear – confirming recent leaks – although they’re very different from the original smartwatch.

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New dual-screen Android phone set to make a splash at MWC 2014

YotaPhone 2 Specs, Release Date

Following the original YotaPhone, which started selling in December 2013, a new-generation device may be unveiled at MWC 2014Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru reports that the new smartphone is expected to be better than its predecessor in every way. The YotaPhone 2 may be announced as soon as February 24th, although there aren’t many details about the smartphone yet.

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Microsoft is cutting Windows prices to compete with Android and Chrome OS

At present, it’s tricky to make Windows PCs that cost as little as basic Android tablets and Chromebooks. While Microsoft charges vendors $ 50 to use Windows, Google often gives its software away. The crew in Redmond may have found a way to narrow the…
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