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An Evaluation of the Application ("App") Verification Service in Android 4.2

With the latest Android 4.2 (JellyBean) release on November 13, 2012, Google announced an exciting security feature called the "application verification service" to protect against harmful Android applications. As stated in a recent Google+ post by a member of the Google Android team, "Now, with Jelly Bean Android 4.2 devices that have Google Play installed have the option of using Google as an application verifier. We will check for potentially harmful applications no matter where you are installing them from." It is indeed an exciting security feature!

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Canonical founder hopes Ubuntu on mobile devices will lure more desktop users

Canonical's already announced its intentions of putting Ubuntu on mobile devices, but founder Mark Shuttleworth's given us a bit more insight into the firm's strategy in a Slashdot Q&A. In addition to reiterating their focus to put Ubuntu on smartphones, tablets and everything from the "embedded world to the cloud," Shuttleworth...

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Watch Tim Cook in His First TV Interview Since Becoming Apple CEO

It's been about a year since Tim Cook took the helm at Apple, and he has apparently decided now is a good time to start talking to people. Brian Williams got first dibs, interviewing Cook earlier tonight on NBC's Rock Center. More »...

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Emerging Linux Markets BoP to an Android Beat

 Emerging markets are where it's happening these days in IT, especially in the mobile segment. According to Gartner [1], smartphone sales to emerging markets grew at a 63 percent rate in Q3 compared to 46 percent globally. Not surprisingly, the new wave of mobile Linux platforms [2] like Jolla's MeeGo-based Sailfish OS, Mozilla's Firefox OS, and The Linux Foundation-hosted Tizen, are initially targeting these same, "Bottom of the Pyramid" (BoP) consumers.

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Hands On With the $20 Indian Android Tablet

The cheapest Android tablet I've ever seen costs $20, with a $2 per month unlimited data plan, and I'm holding it right now. It might not just change the tablet market. It might change the world.

 

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