Two years ago, Google announced its purchase of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, a purchase that seemed baffling. What was Google thinking? Now that we've seen the Moto X, that question has been answered.
Unless you can see what it's doing, you have to trust that the software running on your mobile device is for your eyes only We're going to spend a bit of time talking security on Talk Mobile 2013 this week.
Over the past year Android TV sticks have gotten more and more powerful, while prices continue to drop. These days you can get a device that fits in the palm of your hand, has a quad-core processor, and lets you run Android apps on a TV for well under $100.
It's the little things that count. We've started building up a list of features that came with the Android 4.3 update, but sometimes it takes a little while to pick up on some of the more subtle changes.
With this city repeatedly roiled by civil protests and the public’s attention sharply focused on government surveillance, local officials are pushing forward with a federally funded project to link surveillance cameras, license-plate readers, gunshot detectors, Twitter feeds, alarm notifications and other data into a unified “situational awareness” tool for law enforcement.
So Adobe made the decision to cease any mobile Flash development some time ago which had the consequence that newer versions of Android shipped without it. While many may see that as a step in the right direction, it means that Flash-based contents on the Internet cannot be accessed on the device.
The power button of your Android phone either wakes the screen up when you press it or turns it off when it is active. This is done to increase the battery life of the phone mostly. While there are ways to automate the process natively, for instance by configuring a screen timeout in your phone's settings, you do not get any options to automatically turn on the screen again when you want to use your phone.
Likely best known for his work surrounding ClockworkMod, Android developer Koush has been working for the past few weeks on a tool he currently calls "Babel" to integrate Google Voice into third-party messaging apps.