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The Android SDK has never been free

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Android, News | 0 comments

It is time to restore the truth. You’ve probably read left or right the Android SDK was not “free”. In fact, the software development kit (SDK) for Android and Android are two different things, the first was always a “proprietary”, while the second is still “free”. The controversy arose after the license update to use the Android SDK. This software development kit (SDK) provides the tools for developers to develop Android applications. Google has indeed updated the license to use the Android SDK by adding this sentence: “You may not use the SDK for Any purpose not permitted by this Expressly License Agreement” This update has not made the SDK into proprietary software … Android has always been proprietary. In fact, Google just wants to prevent “fork” of the SDK from being developed. Because the SDK is open source, which means...

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LG announces seven new TVs with Google TV for 2013

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Android, News | 0 comments

We’ll know more in the upcoming CES 2013, but LG has already announced a range of seven new televisions for the this year, which in turn all Google TV. This announcement demonstrates the intention of the Korean firm to invest more in the Google OS for connected TVs. The TVs ranges GA6400 and GA7900 will be available in 5 diagonal screens (42, 47, 50, 55 and 60 inches). The first visuals suggest a striking design based finesse feet (I mean the TV eh?). The remote control has also been the subject of much attention, since it is said that it will allow easier input text via a full keyboard, voice recognition via built-in microphone, as well as the recognition of movements. The models should be a commercial launch in the U.S. in the first half of 2013, followed by global availability in...

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The 13 must-have Applications for your Android Tablet

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Android, Android Apps, Apps, News | 0 comments

The tablet market is busily increasing right now, here is the most popular apps in the store : News360 for Tablets (Free) News360 gathers news articles and blog posts around the web and, by learning what you enjoy, brings you content that you’ll find interesting and important. As you discover and read great stories, the artificial intelligence behind News360 learns what kinds of articles you prefer and, with your permission, can analyze how you use Facebook, Twitter and other services to help tailor the news feeds to your interests. The more you use News360 – the smarter it gets. In addition, for every major story, News360 provides coverage from all possible sources combining text, photography and video to give you a full, 360° view of the issues and to help you identify bias and inaccuracy. Pocket (Free) When you find something on...

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Google, the top 12 Android games of 2012

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Android, Android Apps, Apps, News | 0 comments

It is December 31, 2012, we turn the page to a new chapter of history. On the occasion of the new year, the Google team took the opportunity to get a top 12 of the most beloved games in 2012. In this list, there are many well-known vendors such as 11 Bit Studio, Electronic Arts, 6Waves, Mediocre, and Madfingers Games, inXile Entertainment and Frima Studio. Here is the complete list: The Bard’s Tale Nun Attack Granny Smith Zoo Keeper Battle Devil’s Attorney Strikefleet Omega Funky Smugglers Shadowgun: Deadzone Need for Speed: Most Wanted Hamlet Subway Surfers Naught A list that you can find pretty slim, given the output of other headlines .. What would you like to see more? do not hesitate to let us know in the...

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Samsung Galaxy (SII, SIII, Note): a big security risk …

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Android, News | 0 comments

XDA forum member has put his finger on a big security of a large portion of the range smartphones Samsung Galaxy. These are all devices with Exynos architecture that would be affected. Did you know that a new method allowed to “root” the Samsung Galaxy without having to use the software ODIN? In fact, the /dev/exynos-mem in kernel allows anyone to read and write to the memory sockets phone. The good news is that this flaw allows “rooter” easily his camera. The bad … this vulnerability provides access to your data. This directory is used for both “graphics” as the camera for example. Affected devices? Many devices with an architecture Exynos (Exynos 4210 and 4412), as the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab II, etc.. A solution? Not really, it is possible to modify the rights of...

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What is Android?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Android | 1 comment

When we think Android we immediately think of Google, yet you must know that this is not multinational project initiative. Moreover, it is not even the only full-time to contribute to its evolution. What is  Android…? The original “Android” was the name of a small American, founded in 2003 and bought by Google in 2005, which was the intention to enter the market for mobile products. The challenge behind Android was to develop a mobile operating system more intelligent, who would not be satisfied only afford to send SMS and forward calls, but would allow the user to interact with its environment (especially with its location). This is why, contrary to popular belief, it is not possible to say that Android is Google’s answer to Apple’s iPhone, since the existence of the latter has been revealed that two years...

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