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Samsung and Android still on top; Siri cries in disbelief

siriAccording to ComScore's latest numbers, Samsung and Android remain on top despite the release of the "revolutionary" iPhone 4S and its side-kick Siri. Samsung remains the top manufacturer, holding onto 25.5 percent of total mobile subscribers (a number that will surely increase once Verizon decides to release the Galaxy Nexus). The release of the iPhone 4S did manage to give Apple a 1.3 point change, but it wasn't enough to get them out of the number four spot.

HCI Unveils Android Powered Television

androidtv1HCI, a prominent provider of education and entertainment devices for the healthcare industry, has just revealed a new iteration of their RoomMate television line, powered by Android. These televisions can not only show you your favorite programs, but can also make use of specially developed apps to browse the web (using built-in WiFi), view photos, play games, and a lot more, making your hospital stay (or visit) a little more enjoyable.

Gingerbread now on more than 50 percent of Android devices

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Security Vulnerability In Many Android Phones

According to a group of computer scientists at North Carolina State University, a vulnerability exists within many Android devices that would allow hackers (or malicious apps) to bypass the permissions request process and tap into audio and location, wipe apps and data, or send unauthorized SMS messages, all without the user knowing.

Are Carriers Illegally Tapping your Android Phone?

Carrier IQ Rootkit is logging everything you do on your Android phone from hitting the home button to sending a text to the contents of the text. This Carrier IQ which is being masked as a performance monitoring software for smartphones could be illegally tapping your every move.

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Samsung Announces 2GHz Exynos 5250 - Twice The Speed Of Current Exynos Chips

It's not much of a secret that the Samsung Exynos process is one of the fastest dual-core mobile chips on the planet. Sammy announced the blazing fast evolution of its flagship processor this morning, and it's said to be twice as fast as the current chip. It's still dual-core and clocks in at 2GHz, only a slight bump up from the current speed.

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Control your Android phone over wifi from your desktop

For those who spend a lot of time looking at a computer, and can't be bothered to look at their phone very often, Sand Studio has introduced AirDroid, an app that allows users to control their Android Phone from a computer via WiFi.

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Remotix 2.4.0 for Android includes SSH tunneling support

Nulana announces the release of Remotix 2.4.0, an update to their fast and feature-packed remote desktop application for Android. Thanks to Remotix, Android users can connect to their PCs and Macs running Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and manage the remote desktop the way they used to do it on an actual computer.

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Cotton Candy: A Dual-Core Android Powerhouse on USB

This diminutive little guy is more than meets the eye. It weighs 21 grams, which is the same as the bag of the Cotton Candy it is codenamed after. The unassuming USB stick is actually an Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered device that packs a wallop. Here are its specs:

  • Dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos ARM CPU
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI-out
  • microSD card slot
  • FXI USB

Officially: No more Adobe Flash for moblie devices

ZDNet was the first to announce that Adobe would be stopping all development on mobile devices on its Tech Broiler blog. The statement says that Adobe will stop all development of Flash for Android devices and focus its efforts on HTML 5 and other mobile apps. This was recently confirmed by Adobe on their own blog.

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