Huawei is the world’s most profitable Android maker
Published in Mobiles


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco did a little damage

Beancounters at Strategy Analytics have named Huawei as the world’s most profitable Android device maker – knocking Samsung off its throne.

Samsung launches Nougat beta programme
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Friday, 18 November 2016 12:33

Samsung launches Nougat beta programme


For S7 and S7 Edge

Maker of the ever-smouldering Notes, Samsung, has launched its Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy Beta Program for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge.

LG sells 200,000 V20s
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 14 November 2016 12:34

LG sells 200,000 V20s


In just 10 days


LG’s V20 is doing rather well, with more than 200,000 of them leaping off shelves worldwide.

Google is a saint, not a sinner
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Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:58

Google is a saint, not a sinner


Kent hops about

The head lawyer of Google spent some time today outlining that his company isn’t motivated by greed, or by monopolistic tendencies, but instead is contributing to the welfare of all creatures great and small.

Check out the Cosmic Watch
Published in Reviews
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 19:36

Check out the Cosmic Watch

Set your controls for the heart of the sun

I was recently invited to take a look at what’s turned out to be a really neat app.

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
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Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:19

In-Car navigation is pants


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
Thursday, 06 October 2016 12:15

The death of the BlackBerry might save the OS


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
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:14

Oracle denied another Java trial


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.