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Linux 3.3 Kernel Begins To Merge With Android, Brings Us Closer To A True Multi-Purpose Smartphone

linux"One Device to rule them all, One Device to find them, One Device to bring them all and finally unconfine them"

Ok so I may have taken a few liberties there, but that's what we all want, right? One device that can do everything that we require of a computer throughout our daily lives. Smartphone by day, desktop by night.

Fortunately, we aren't the only ones who think that this is a great idea; the Ubuntu team has already announced plans to transform your smartphone into a proper computer when it's placed in a docking station, and with the release of Linux 3.3, this just got easier for OEMs to do as well.

Android nears 50% market share as U.S. tops 100M smartphone users

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The latest comScore MobiLens report out and, for the first time, the number of U.S. smartphone subscribers has eclipsed the 100-million mark. Growing 13 percent from October, the finding tells us that there are 101.3 million American users running around with smartphones. As to exactly what brand and platforms you're bound to run into seems to differ from quarter to quarter however chances are good you'll encounter plenty of Samsung handsets running Android along the way.

Apple Trying To Make Bank Off Of Samsung And Motorola, Wants Them To Pay $5-15 For Each Android Handset Sold

appleSo here's a twist: instead of Apple just continuously suing Samsung and Motorola over patent violations, the Cupertino company is now ready to negotiate terms that would end several of its ongoing suits with the aforementioned companies. The deal in question? Samsung and Motorola pay Apple between $5 and $15 for each Android handset sold.

[Video] The Android Team Shows Us What Mobile World Congress 2012 Looked Like From Its Point Of View

androidIt takes a lot to put together something amazing for an event like Mobile World Congress. Countless hours of planning have to go into designing an amazing booth, and days of construction likely take place just to get everything set up. All for three days worth of mobile-packed awesomeness.

The Android team got us psyched the week before Mobile World Congress by showing off its 2011 booth; and now, in a similar fashion, it has created a video to show off what everyone who couldn't make it Barcelona missed this year.

Ubuntu For Android Looks To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter, Bring A Full Desktop Experience To Multi-Core Handsets

ubuntuImagine carrying a full desktop computer in your pocket, a real desktop OS built in to your smartphone. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, wants to make that happen. Soon.
Ubuntu for Android is something that we've only dreamed about up to this point - one device to rule them all, if you will. In your pocket, it's an Android-powered smartphone. Not just any smartphone, either - it's your smartphone. Pull it out and drop it in a docking station, though, and it becomes a full workstation powered by Ubuntu, complete with monitor and keyboard. Sounds incredible, right?

Android 5.0 JellyBean Release Date?

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It seems that while Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich is still on very few devices that Google already has the next version on its way this summer. At the speed Android phones and tablets are hitting the market we expect no less than the OS to be upgraded as fast.

Mutating Trojans could pose a threat to Android users

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From social networks to banks accounts, smartphones carry our most private and delicate information. For this very reason, security is one of the hottest topics in the Android ecosystem, andthe newest threat reported is marking the beginning of a new malicious era - mutating Trojans.

Crittercism: “iOS apps crash more than Android apps”

ios vs androidStartup mobile app monitoring firm Crittercism has released a new report which is bound to get people talking about Apple vs. Android all over again. As if the fanboys ever take a break. The crux of the finding is this: Apple and its various OS iterations is not any more stable than Android and its 'fragmented' ecosystem.

In data collected between December 1 and 15 Crittercism found that there were at least 23 different iOS operating systems that crashed. Android, for its part, had 33 operating systems that crashed. Leading the way with the most crashes was iOS 5.01 with 28.64% of overall crashes. Considering just how new the OS it's no wonder that apps didn't play nice. However, even older releases such as iOS 4.2.10 had 12.64% of crashes while iOS 4.3.3 had another 10.66%. Android's worst offender looks to be 2.3.3 at 3.86%, followed by 2.3.4 with 3.65%.

‘moFlow’ - A Ground Breaking Social Mobile Games Engine for iOS and Android

taggamesTag Games today announced that it has used its ground-breaking ‘moFlow’ games engine technology to instantly convert the critically acclaimed iOS social game ‘Funpark Friends’ to the Android operating system.

The moFlow social mobile games engine, developed in parallel with ‘moMetrics’, a complete data analysis solution, and ‘moConnect’, a complete scalable server and player-account infrastructure solution, allows Tag Games to develop 2D and 3D player-to-player applications for iOS and Android devices simultaneously. One of the first of its kind, mo technology provides a multi-platform social mobile development package with support for web, Windows, Mac and other hand-held platforms in the works.

Top Best and Proven Tips to Increase Android Battery Life

batteryFor some smart phone users, every day is a battle to maintain the battery life of your device long enough to get home and recharge it. However, this is not a particularly convenient way to live your life. You might wonder if there are any ways to increase battery life and not have to worry about whether you will be able to make calls by the time you are on your way home from work. If you have an Android-based smart phone, there are some ways to help you do just that.

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