A few weeks ago, Google met with Samsung suggesting that they relax with the software overlay used. This was in part due to Samsung’s new Magazine UX going overboard. It is Google’s way of getting a better handle on their open ecosystem. Today, a leaked document obtained by Android Police shows Google’s next step.
Google, Intel, and Sony are developing an Android- and Intel Atom-based IPTV and IP set-top box platform with the help of Logitech and Dish TV, says The New York Times. & Google TV& aims to bring the web and social networking services to TV viewers, and will be offered with open source Android development tools this summer, says the story....
Android apps are becoming more popular as the Android operating system gains ground in the mobile market. IDC expects Android to take more than 40 percent of the worldwide smartphone market in the second half of 2011. However, with Android's growing popularity comes a growing risk of malware attacks.
What are some ways to find what's making an Android phone sluggish and slow?
Ideally, I'm looking for a way to specifically target any nefarious, resource-guzzling apps or "services". The stock Android "Running apps" function is lacking, and consensus seems to say that task managers, in general, are useless.
Locket, the Android app that pays you (in tiny amounts) just for unlocking your smartphone, is today launching a toolkit for app developers that will allow them to publish their own content to users’ lock screens.
T-Mobile has an aggressive lineup of predominantly Android-based smartphones planned for this summer, starting with the 4.3-inch HTC Sensation 4G on Jun 8, followed later by a slider version of the MyTouch 4G, according to a leaked roadmap.
In the wake of Google's announcement of the Google Android-based TV, Google and Sony have unveiled plans for Android-based entertainment products that go well beyond TV. And other partners have joined the Google TV bandwagon.
I have seen some Android apps on my phone require this android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE permission. I don't know if I could trust them. I know this permission will give the app access to many information. I'm particularly interested in what functionality in an Android app normally require the information like DeviceId , SimSerialNumber, SubscriberId?