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Report: Android tablet app availability still trailing iPad

Android tablets are making strides, but they still lag behind the iPad in at least one key area, market research firm Canalys says -- the availability of optimized apps for tablets.

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Google patches Android after Bitcoin wallet issue

Google is distributing patches for a cryptography flaw in Android that may affect hundreds of thousands of applications.

Data gathered from Android phones via OpenSignal app used in geoscience research

OpenSignal recently announced that its app helped to prove that temperature readings from smartphone batteries correlate strongly to outdoor temperatures. Now it's thinking bigger.

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Cybercriminals use Google Cloud Messaging to control malware on Android devices

Cybercriminals are controlling malware on Android devices through a Google service that enables developers to send messages to their applications, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab.

Android mobile ad networks might be used to distribute malware

Mobile ad networks can provide a loophole to serve malware to Android devices, according to researchers from security firm Palo Alto Networks who have found new Android threats being distributed in this manner.

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Lenovo's Reach cloud service aims to replace local apps

Lenovo opens its Reach consumer cloud service for public preview. Reach is a "cloud-desktop" service through which applications can be launched without downloading and installing them locally on mobile devices and PCs.

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Numbers are in. Touch features aren't selling Windows 8 hardware

Buyers reject touchscreen laptops, spooked by higher prices and concerns about the value of Windows 8's touch-based user interface.

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Bitcoin wallets on Android at risk of theft, developers say

Bitcoin wallets on Android are vulnerable to theft because of problems in a component that generates secure random numbers, developers said.

Developers can now sell Web apps in Amazon's Appstore

Developers can now submit Web apps and offer them alongside native Android-based programs on Amazon's Appstore.

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Review: The Moto X is the most convenient Android phone ever

While it may sound underwhelming on paper, the Moto X packs impressive performance into a great form-factor.

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Motorola's new Moto X has much in common with new Verizon Droids

Motorola takes the wraps off its first customizable handset, which has features and specs identical to recently announced Verizon Motorola Droid smartphones.

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Android tablet gives rare glimpse at North Korean tech

An Android tablet brought back from North Korea by a tourist has provided a glimpse at some of the restrictions placed on IT users in the famously secretive country.

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Android market more fragmented than ever, report says

There are nearly three times as many distinct Android products in use now compared to a year ago. Among these devices, eight different versions of Android are currently in use, according to a new report.

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Android 4.3's TRIM support will breathe new life into old, bogged-down Nexus 7 tablets

A simple software fix will clear up the biggest headache associated with Google's hit hardware from last year: A gradual loss of responsiveness.

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Google Play store plagued by short-lived scam apps, says Symantec

A steady stream of questionable applications is flowing daily into Google's Play store for Android devices, according to security vendor Symantec.