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Android grabs 68.1 percent of the global Smartphone OS market share in Q2

Android grabs 68.1 percent of the global Smartphone OS market share in Q2

Once again Google’s open Android platform broke new ground for the market share lead, according to the latest press release from Canalys. This time Android surged by 20.5% from last year’s Q2 report to be at a whopping 68.1% of the global smartphone OS market share, due to the shipment of 107.8 million devices resulting in a 110.4% increase over last year (only 51.2 million shipments)... »

Android multi-user account code enabled with tweaks in Jellybean

Android multi-user account code enabled with tweaks in Jellybean

Recently after a few developers found several files containing code for Multiple User account support in Android 4.1 Jellybean, zanderman112 from XDA-Developers found a way to actually put the code in action. Just like on Desktop OS’s, if the tweak is enabled, the device you are using would have a login screen with many accounts to choose from, with a profile and customized settings for each use... »

ICS now runs on 15.9 percent of all devices, Jellybean only at 0.8 after 3 weeks

ICS now runs on 15.9 percent of all devices, Jellybean only at 0.8 after 3 weeks

Hugo Barra on stage announcing Android 4.1 Jellybean at Google I/O  Only a month ago, Google had updated the Android Distribution chart to list ICS installs at 10.9%. Now three weeks after the official release of Android 4.1 Jellybean, Google has once again updated the chart, revealing that Android 4.0 (up 5 percent) now powers 15.9% of Android devices and Jellybean at 0.8%.   Unfortunately,... »

Moboplayer allows users to have the “Pop up play” functionality on any Android device

[hr] The Samsung Galaxy S III is well-known to be among one of the best feature-packed smartphones of today, with features like “Smart stay”, “S Beam” and “Pop up play”, users experience things included in Samsung’s Nature UX that Stock Android and other Android skins currently just don’t offer natively. Fortunately, you can now get “Pop up play”-like functionality on y... »

Multiple Android security holes exposed at hacking conference

Recently, around 6,500 corporate and government security technology experts and researchers from all over the world joined together to participate at the Black Hat 2012 conference in Las Vegas. In one of the many sessions that took place at the conference, Google’s own Android security software; named “Bouncer” (used to remove and keep malicious applications out of the Play Store) was expose... »

New RefuGeeks Android App Available

New RefuGeeks Android App Available

Anthony Esposito from the No One Here Yet blog has very kindly created a RefuGeeks Android app for us. Version 1.0 was released last night and I’m currently working on getting it added to the play store. It is basically an app interface for the website along with some really cool links to our social media sites, contact page and an awesome about page where you will be able to learn a little... »

ODroid-X A Quad-Core Android Computer for $130

[hr] Many people reading this article will be aware of the Raspberry Pi, a $30 ARM computer designed to help people get started with developing. I have a Raspberry Pi myself but I haven’t really had a chance to play with it yet. Once I do though, I’ll write about it. The Raspberry Pi is selling like hot cakes but there may well be a new kid on the block that is set to take the Raspberr... »

Manage Your Android Device Through Your Browser

  When I’m in work I can’t really send and receive text messages as I’m sure most of you can’t. But that doesn’t stop me sending and recieving text messages whilst at my desk – instead, I manage my text messages through my computers browser using an app called AirDroid. All you need to do is connect your Android device to your wireless internet, start up ... »

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