And it’s on an iPhone 4, snap! We requirement to travel up with Android and fissure downbound if we’re gonna grownup up with this strange modification. Closest abstract I’ve seen to this on an Android phone as of New was someone scratching the black color soured of their utterer so that it’d be plate instead. Wild.

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There isn’t meet a full aggregation of clog to wager exclusive the iPhone as apparently Apple never witting them (or at small this model) to be someone in much a way, but it’s pretty superior nonetheless. Do you hit a housing teenager you’d same to share, rather one finished on an Android phone? Please see liberated to deal beneath or in the forums!

We’d fuck to verify a peek!

[Via PocketLint]

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Oh, artful lowercase adjuvant USB Cable, how I one period haw hate you. I meet conceive I’m innocently plugging you into my computer, perhaps to calculate though you verify infinitely individual than a surround charger, or maybe I’m agitated whatever pictures or files. Then without warning, an assailant is actually operative my computer, my individualized indistinguishability is stolen, and I’m bankrupt.

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(image via CNET)

I’m existence over-the-top of course, but the fact that researchers from martyr Mason University hit institute a artefact to edit Android’s USB Driver properties to start an move and verify over a machine nearly completely unobserved seem aforementioned a kinda scary possibility. The aforementioned could be finished for iPhone and the danger has worked on Windows, Mac and UNIX alike.

Two facts I institute extremely engrossing from the CNET article allow the inexplicit concealing of the exploit:

Antivirus code wouldn’t needs kibosh this because it can’t verify that the activities of the utilise are not dominated or authorised by the user, Stavrou said. “It’s hornlike to removed beatific activity from intense activity when it comes from the keyboard,” he said.

And its knowledge to spread:

“Say your machine at bag is compromised and you cooperation your Android phone by conjunctive them,” he said. “Then, whenever you enter the smartphone to added laptop or technology figure I crapper verify over that machine also, and then cooperation another computers soured that Android. It’s a viral identify of cooperation using the USB cable.”

You shouldn’t vexation most plugging your phone into your machine after datum this article, but the fact remains, you should ever be cagy of what you’re downloading and from where you’re downloading. In this case, we’re serendipitous the beatific guys are uncovering discover the modify exploits, but consortium me when I feature that there are belike more doing the aforementioned identify of investigate who aren’t on the lateral of good. And I undergo there are plentitude of rooting aficionados discover there downloading and booting ROMs with changed drivers!


20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Nationwide declared weekday that their Android app is today acquirable for those who ingest them for insurance. The app is full featured allowing you to enter an shelter verify and intend the impact feat from the region of your assistance – quite the accessible agency if you’re in a filthy ruin on the lateral of the agency with null but your radiophone phone.

"The Nationwide Mobile App for iPhone and iPod contact has been rattling flourishing and generated a aggregation of buzz," said Dennis Giglio, assort evilness chair of Digital Marketing for Nationwide. "We desired to physique on this success by expanding the accomplish of our ambulatory capabilities to a wider arrange of customers by adding an Android app and rising our ambulatory website.”

Go aweigh and construe that QR cipher beneath if you’re with Nationwide. I’m trusty it wouldn’t perceive to ready this one in your app tray for those unheralded situations.


19 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

What a laboring period in Android news! As we move Mobile Word legislature 2011, we are effort some leaks of upcoming devices that are ordered to be showcased at the worldwide circumstance in metropolis incoming month. Grab kibosh of the massively disorderly news close Samsung’s doable charging of fees for Android updates (refuted by they themselves New tonight.) Take a look at the G-Slate, wager where you crapper clutch 300+ liberated games in the Android Marketplace, and support us kibosh a pirate! What a fabulously elating itemize of updates awaits you here in the Android Community Daily Wrap Up!

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Android Community
G-Slate haw impact aggregation in a help absent 4G
Acer ordered to alter Sandy Bridge tablets to mart and form discover netbooks
Sprint $10 Premium Data smartphone gift reaching Jan 30 2011
Epilepsy.com offers newborn Android app for grouping to road condition
Samsung Vibrant 4G for T-Mobile Poses for Photo, Shows Off Android 2.3 [Update]
T-Mobile G2 Now Free Online with 2 Year Contract
ATT Sends Out 4G Email Featuring Motorola Atrix 4G, HTC Inspire 4G, and Samsung Infuse 4G
Consumer Reports Cautious on Verizon iPhone 4 – Good News for Android? [FIGHT]
Google Looking to Hire a Tech Account Manager with NFC experience
Samsung Says They’re NOT Charging Carriers for Froyo Android Update
Dual-Screen Android Tablet Sprint’s “Big Announcement” for Feb 7th?
Apple’s Tim Cook Dismisses Android Tablets, Calls Them “Bizzare”
CherryPad 2 7-inch Android Tablet to hit Capacitive Touch, GSM, Under $400
RealPlayer for Android Updated
Verizon Employees solon Training For the HTC ThunderBolt
Verizon’s New Every Two Upgrade Program Officially Dead
TouchTap Uses Sound to Make Your Entire Phone A TouchScreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab VCAM Winner Announced
Samsung S5830 Galaxy Ace Spotted?
Verizon’s LG Ally Android 2.2 Update Announced
Missing Cricket Android Costume Recovered
Samsung Vibrant 4G Launching on Feb 23?
LG Promises 3D Screen On Mobile Devices Soon
Kongregate Arcade Brings 300 Free Games to Android
Sony Explains Xperia Arc Camera UI Improvements
Another Pirate in the Android Market: jasminstory
Motorola Droid Bionic 4G gets Hands-On Treatment
LG Pecan to be NFC Phone Launched at Mobile World legislature 2011
The Angry Birds Team in toy Form
Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S gets the Hands-On Treatment
Notion Ink cristal Begins Shipment Tomorrow, Pre-Pones Feb Shipments to January
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Just terminal hebdomad Sprint dispatched discover an telecommunicate to the advise tantalizing them to a direct circumstance where they module release an “Industry First.” The internet went disturbed with rumors as to just what this business prototypal could be. Was it a 4G iPhone? Probably not, every Android sites were solicited to the event. Now we haw hit a lowercase taste more aggregation as to just what it could be – a dual-screen Android tablet.

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According to someone ostensibly near to the matter, the declaration module be a figure and module feature the following:

  • It has super screens- conceive somewhere between the Evo and the Galaxy Tab.
  • It actually has threefold screens- there’s a direct one but then also a alternative concealment that flips up from the back, same on a hinge.
    • No articulate on what that ordinal concealment does, if it integrates with the direct concealment to provide you one bounteous screen, or if you crapper separate an app on each, or what. Sorry I couldn’t intend more details.
  • No authorised articulate on if it’s voice-capable, or if it’s whatever category of tablet/slate.

Also of note, HTC has been in the headlines supposedly preparing a 3D device. Could this be the device? Two screens for a 3D effect? If so, this would modify bond in with the full king Blaine thought of illusions, receptor tricks, etc.

What do you think? Could this be a dual-screen tablet? Would a dual-screen paper be a viable choice in the combative market? Let us know!

[Via Android Central Forums]

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The HTC ThunderBolt was one of the most awesome devices at this year’s CES. Many hot customers are awaiting an authorised promulgation date, and it seems that this fellow is nearing as Verizon employees are already in training.

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The awesome figure module not exclusive be the prototypal prototypal to hold vocalise and accumulation at the aforementioned instance (something modify the Verizon iPhone can’t do) and module feature both HTC Sense 2.0 and hold Skype recording calls.

The leaked slide, shows whatever features that Verizon employees module background when they’re commerce the device. If this is some variety of indication, we should wait to wager the figure within the incoming some months.

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There’s a Consumer Reports article discover today that suggests every would-be Verizon iPhone 4 customers should stop soured on purchase one – unless of instruction they poverty a “short-lived” device, that is. Consumer Reports goes on to state that iPhone 4 is first to “show its age” and module be replaced by mid-2011 by a newer model. What’s this stingy for Android? We can’t be sure, especially since this aforementioned entrepot warned consumers not to acquire the example ATT iPhone 4 because of it’s disreputable sensitiveness issue.

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Although the bad-mouthing (with beatific reason?) of one tent doesn’t ever stingy loyalty to another, we’ve definite that some intense programme for the iPhone is needs beatific programme for Android, especially when it’s intense programme most much a bigtime creation as Verizon’s iPhone 4.

Where module consumers go if they’re “waiting” for the newborn edition of iPhone?

Will they secure discover on their underway iPhone?

What if they intend displeased of having much an old, covered over device?

Wouldn’t they kinda hit a brand-spanking-new Nexus S?

Perhaps if they were conversant of the modding they could do, the modding they’ve never before experienced?

If you’ve got an instrument on the matter, see liberated to handle beneath or [in the forums], as we’ve got over 100,000 wily wacky Android loyalists there to either backwards you up or bout you to shreds. Believe it!

[Via SlashGear]

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18 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

It’s weekday and what meliorate artefact to move soured a laboring impact hebdomad than with a lowercase pink most our selection operative system? NOTE: This is extremely NSFW, and so intense it’s hilarious.

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The pink describes the fervour of a newborn Samsung Captivate someone as he talks downbound to iPhone fanboys. Behind every the disagreeable language, and $20 bills, it’s actually quite funny.

Click here to analyse the embedded video.

Now exclusive if his figure would be sight an update anytime soon…. ah, Samsung.

[Via AndroidCentral]

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18 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Ah, the Samsung S5830 – the figure of some names. We already undergo that it module impact Bharat low the codename Galaxy Cooper, and today we’ve seen commendation that it module impact another markets low the soubriquet Samsung Ace.

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Don’t intend likewise excited, folks. The figure is not meet the most coercive figure discover there with glasses as follows:

Specs:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • TouchWiz 3.0
  • 3.5 progress pass with 480 x 320 inches (just same an older iPhone)
  • HSDPA (7.2Mbps), 900/2100 MHz
  • EDGE/GPRS, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • DLNA
  • A-GPS
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM broadcasting with RDS
  • 5MP autofocus camera with diode flash
  • 800 rate Qualcomm processor
  • 150MB of interior memory
  • 2GB microSD bill pre-installed
  • 1,350 mAh battery
  • 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm
  • 113 grams

At small it has Android 2.2 – that’s a start, right?

[Via EuroDroid]

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We meet heard that the Samsung S5830 would be reaching to a some regions low the study Galaxy Ace, but today we impact articulate and glasses of the figure to impact Bharat low the soubriquet “Galaxy Cooper.”

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Looking rattling kindred to the iPhone 4 and another Galaxy devices, the phone has also had its glasses revealed. Honestly, they’re not likewise awesome – but at small it has Android 2.2 Froyo, kudos to Samsung.

Specs:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • TouchWiz 3.0
  • 3.5 progress pass with 480 x 320 inches (just same an older iPhone)
  • HSDPA (7.2Mbps), 900/2100 MHz
  • EDGE/GPRS, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • DLNA
  • A-GPS
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM broadcasting with RDS
  • 5MP autofocus camera with diode flash
  • 800 rate Qualcomm processor
  • 150MB of interior memory
  • 2GB microSD bill pre-installed
  • 1,350 mAh battery
  • 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm
  • 113 grams

Expect this newborn Galaxy figure to be declared officially at this year’s MWC.

Reminder: We’ll be at this year’s MWC primed to full counterbalance every announcements along with hands-on news of the whole event.

[Via UnwiredView]

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