Foxconn installs Pork Explosion backdoor into Android gear
Published in Mobiles

Porca misera

Android devices containing Foxconn firmware might have a backdoor thanks to a debugging feature left inside the OS bootloader.

In-Car navigation is pants
Published in News

Better to use your phone

While many cars are now shipping with in-car navigation, the systems are so rubbish that users are relying on their phones instead.

The death of the BlackBerry might save the OS
Published in Mobiles

Company wants to licence it

The death of the BlackBerry hardware might mean that there is life in the operating system.

Oracle denied another Java trial
Published in News

We will keep appealing until we win

Oracle’s attempts to get a new trial on Java API’s have been rejected by a Judge who happens to know about programming.

Qualcomm might be to blame for lack of Nougat on some mobiles
Published in Mobiles

No updates for Snapdragon 800/801 graphics drivers

According to a post coming from a ROM developer and usual HTC leaker, it appears that some older smartphones might not be getting Android 7.0 Nougat update due to an alleged lack of Qualcomm updates for Snapdragon 800/801 chipset.

Sony unveils a list of Nougat-loving devices
Published in Mobiles

Xperia... Sony has heard about the English language....

Following most other smartphone manufacturers which have released partial lists of devices that will be graced with Google's latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, Sony has also "unveiled" its own negligee like list of devices.

Microsoft getting closer to Lenovo
Published in Notebooks

Being seen together in public and talking about marriage

Software King of the World Microsoft has apparently been seen in public with the PC supremo Lenovo and insiders have been told that they want something more serious.

Blackberry reduces the pricey Priv again
Published in Mobiles

Testing a lower price band

Blackberry has finally reduced the price of its first android device, the Priv in a move which could be designed to clear stock or an admission that the price was too high in the first place.

Blackberry turns into patent troll
Published in Mobiles

Sues Avaya

Troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry has decided to make a bit more money by suing those it thinks stole its ideas.

Google pushes out Chrome 52 for Android
Published in Mobiles

Two weeks after the PC version

Search engine outfit Google has finally got around to launching the Android verson of its latest Chrome browser.