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The most vulnerable mobile devices of 2011, Is your Android phone part of the “dirty dozen?”


Is your Android device vulnerable to a security risk? Bit9 has released their annual report for the most vulnerable mobile devices and the news is not good for many Android owners. As many of us already know, there are a ton of Android devices out there that no longer receive software updates, which means “security vulnerabilities are not being maintained, bugs are not being patched, and loopholes in your system are being  [Read More…]

SIM free Galaxy Nexus shipping in UK on Nov. 22

Android Central

That’s right, boys and girls, the picture you see here is a SIM free, carrier unlocked Galaxy Nexus ready for shipping to a lucky British owner tomorrow morning.

The guys over at Clove have received their batch of devices this evening, and are ready to ship them out tomorrow with the final batch of intial orders being shipped before the end of Wednesday. There is enough stock to cover the  [Read More…]

Motorola Smart Actions automates tasks, features, and battery life to improve Droid Razr

One of the best Android apps that I’ve ever had the pleasure of using is Tasker, which automates functions and settings on Android based on triggers. I love it because it can launch Foursquare as soon as I check into my favorite bar or turn off auto-sync when my battery drops below 20 percent.

However, Tasker has become so complex that it’s not easy  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus review (international version)

Our GSM Galaxy Nexus review finds a great platform for the next version of Android — Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Central

The past year, like the year before it, has been huge for Android. We’ve seen headlines boasting increasingly ridiculous daily activation numbers and market-share figures, not to mention the platform’s (slightly bumpy) foray into the tablet space. It’s no exaggeration to say that new Android smartphones are arriving on an almost a  [Read More…]

Welcome to the cloud, iOS users


A quick jaunt across the Internet today and I see that Apple is pushing out working on yet another iOS 5 update to address battery life issues.  On behalf of Android users and fans everywhere, I’d like to take a moment and welcome all of you to the cloud.  It’s nice up here — things sync without wires, your phone knows where you are in case you want to share your location, and  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets ‘opened’


It’s not “rooting,” it’s openness

— Nick Kralevich, Android security engineer

There’s a bit of brouhaha on the Internet today about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus being “rooted.”  While I applaud the gentlemen who take the time to build binaries needed to flash the superuser/switchuser files to the GNexus, I think it’s more important to re-visit something from the past.  Namely, you don’t need to exploit a Nexus device to root it.  The  [Read More…]

Koush’s Nexus S ICS alpha build now available in ROM Manager

ICS on the Galaxy S

If you’re looking to give another early build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich a go on the Nexus S and prefer the ROM Manager route, Koush (a name you should well know and trust) has made available in ROM Manager an early alpha build. It’s early yet, and the camcorder and a few other things aren’t working 100 percent — again, alpha build — but it’s something else  [Read More…]

Big update for the VZ Messages app includes tablet and phone SMS/MMS sync

VZ messages

Verizon has released a large update for their Messages app that includes support for phone and tablet SMS/MMS sync. The update brings the app to version 2.0.

To sync your tablet and phone together so that you can send and receive text messages to both:

Download the updated Verizon Messages app from the Android Market Ensure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network Pair the devices by opening the app,  [Read More…]

Nook Tablet torn down, found to have Nook Tablet parts inside

Nook Tablet teardown

The folks at iFixit have done their thing to the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. Not a whole lot to learn here — it’s got electronics and stuff inside. You’re not likely to be doing any sort of repairs on this thing yourself because of the way it’s put together, but then again you weren’t likely to be doing any sort of repairs on this thing yourself, because you have better  [Read More…]

RadioShack gives thanks for Android phones, win a free Sprint EVO Design 4G


This week RadioShack has a big holiday sale that includes over 20 phones for free and they teamed up with Android and Me to give away a few units. Read on for the full details.

RadioShack’s giant free phones sale

Through Wednesday, November 23rd, RadioShack has over 20 different phones from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint, all available for free with  [Read More…]