Reliance Communications is planning to rope in strategic partners for its infrastructure and technology innovation unit for 3G mobile business, and is in discussions with global players like Motorola and HP.
Mozilla released an alpha version of its mobile browser for smartphones running Google's Android operating system.
Fennec 2.0, which is built on the same Gecko engine that powers the better-known Firefox 4, adds integrated synchronization and boosts performance by separating user interface and rendering processes, said Stuart Parmenter, Mozilla's mobile team technical lead.
Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen has filed suit against nine companies over patent violations. Through his current firm, Interval Licensing LLC, Allen is suing Apple, Google, AOL, Facebook, ebay, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube .
More than 40 percent of the world's spam is coming from a single network of computers that computer security experts continue to battle, according to new statistics from Symantec's MessageLabs' division.
The Rustock botnet has shrunk since April, when about 2.5 million computers were infected with its malicious software that sent about 43 billion spam e-mails per day. Much of it is pharmaceutical spam.
When you personally buy a new technological toy, then it's yours to do with as you please. Right? Wrong! What if your new device were activated on the sly and used against you? That's a step beyond spyware. In fact, the EFF coined a new term, "traitorware."
The CPU will be one of the rare new 2011 Intel chips that won’t be built using the new Sandy Bridge platform. The i7-990X will provide a speed bump from 3.33GHz to 3.46GHz on each core, with Turbo Core mode reaching 3.73GHz.
Samsung has just released a teaser video for its upcoming Androidtablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The Galaxy Tab website and SamsungUSA’s YouTube channel both host the video for the 7-inch device that is set to debut in Berlin on September 2.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will launch later this year, but the final version of its Windows Phone developer tools will be released on Sept. 16, the company said in a Monday blog post.
To date, there have been more than 300,000 downloads of those developer tools, wrote Brandon Watson, director of Windows Phone 7.
A day after the Samsung Galaxy Tab materialised on a train in Sydney, Australia, the device has emerged in China and has been given a thorough inspection, with photos taken and comparisons to the iPad made.
Quick hit here for our Android using readers, if your phone is running Android 2.2 you can get busy right now and install Flash 10.1 without rooting your phone. Previous methods to get the latest version of Flash required a rooting of the phone to be upgraded.
South Korea has begun blocking access to a Twitter account operated by a North Korean Web site.
The site, Uriminzokkiri, launched the Twitter feed @uriminzok last week and has been providing Korean-language headlines and links to propaganda-heavy news items on its home page.
It appears that Google’s Android Market is down for many Android handset owners across the world, users are unable to search for apps or perform updates, leaving quite a few frustrated at the search giant for allowing it to happen.
Just weeks after the new symbol for the Indian Rupee was unveiled, there were talks about who would be the first to integrate the symbol to their systems.While folks have already made the new Rupee font available for download, what was missing so far was a keyboard that could actually let you type in the symbol with ease.
Trillian, the little IM aggregator that could, has finally come to Android devices today with its first beta release.
The app works natively on Android 1.6 and above, and offers a landscape mode, tabbed chat, buzzing of friends and photo sharing in IM from your phone.
For long India has been handling IT backend for some of the world’s top companies, probably all of them. At the same time, most new and shiny gadgets are first released in the US and Europe before India sees them, some don’t last long enough to make it here.
Google will be calling its next iteration of its Android mobile operating system Honeycomb, the successor to Gingerbread, a firmware that smartphone manufacturers are installing on their upcoming smartphone and tablet devices.
Ever since Gmail got a re-design for better display on the iPad, people have touted its usability and the HTML5 interface. However, Google also put the question out as to how it could improve the experience.
As several smartphone makers are working aggressively to form cooperation agreements with Google for an Android 3.0 tablet PC, Motorola is currently the company's priority choice, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo citing upstream component makers.
Over the past couple of weeks you’ve certainly heard about the Google and Verizon proposal for Net Neutrality. So much has been written about it, in fact, that it’s hard to believe that there’s a sentence of the document that hasn’t yet been picked to bits.
If you want to pick up a new app on an Android-based smartphone, you have one option with which to pay for your new purchase: Google Checkout. At least, for now—sources indicate that Google is chatting with eBay's PayPal business to bring the latter as a secondary option for smartphone-based payments.
Miso, an iPhone, iPad and web application for checking into to your favorite television and movie options. Through Miso one can add friends from Facebook and Twitter, allowing one to Tweet or post Facebook status updates with respect to what you are currently watching, as well as your comments on what others are viewing as well.
If you're looking for video proof of the latest and greatest Xbox 360 firmware mod, you won't find it in the video after the break, but we're almost willing to take it on Team Xecuter's word and long-standing reputation that they've hacked the new Xbox 360.
When Google Navigation hit the scene, it sounded the death knell for paid GPS on Android, so you can imagine the doom and gloom at Vlingo HQ last week when Google released the similar Voice Actions for free. As it turns out, however, Vlingo's not going to give up that easily; Vlingo for Android, once a $10 download, is now free as well.
So you made the leap and landed yourself neck-deep into the world of Android. Well, the first thing you need to know is that a lot of the applications that you might already be familiar with also exist in the Android world
If you are a Twitter user, you can’t have gone far without encountering at least a mention of the popular multi-platform Twitter application Tweetdeck. Just three days ago a sneak preview of the TweetDeck for Android Beta which has now been released to Tweetdeck account holders.
The Droid's slated for a second helping of Froyo, the Droid 2 came with one, the Droid X will see Android 2.2 by early September . According to Mashable's anonymous sources, August 18th will be the day Verizon begins the Droid Incredible's OTA rollout .
We now see Gartner’s latest smartphone data that shows the meteoric rise of Android over the last year from 1.8% to a whopping 17.2% with no end in sight. Symbian is down 10%, RIM is down 1%, Apple iOS is up 1%, and WM is down 4.3%. The overall smartphone market has grown significantly over the past year from 41 million to 61.6 million so there was significant growth in the market.
It's no secret that Android and the Dalvik virtual machine it uses are heavily based on Java, and it looks like Oracle isn't so happy about it: the database giant just announced that it's suing Google for copyright and patent infringement. The suit alleges Android violates some seven patents and contains copies of Sun's original Java code.A damning accusation given that Google CEO Eric Schmidt once led the Java team before leaving Sun and eventually arriving in Mountain View. Oracle says Google's known about these issues for around five years now, so it's clear that whatever licensing negotiations these two were having have broken down.
Over the past couple of days, a number of media outlets received invitations to a “small event” held by Google, today (August 12th) in San Francisco. PC Mag confirmed with the search giant that the event will be used to showcase a new Android application feature and will result in a new Google blog post. This means we are unlikely to see a major announcement like Android 3.0 (Gingerbread).
We imagine that Google will take the opportunity to reiterate the success of its Android mobile operating system, possibly focusing on the fact the company is now seeing 200,000 Android handsets being shipped every day.
Also on the bill could be a mention of the controversial net neutrality pact with Verizon, something that has had tech analysts up in arms over the past few days.
Is it tomorrow already? Must be because the Droid 2 is now up for sale on Verizon. $199 plus a two-year commitment takes home this Android 2.2 (Froyo) QWERTY slider with 3.7-inch 480x854 WVGA display, 8GB of internal memory plus another 8GB on microSD, and 5 megapixel camera. And unlike the original Droid just updated with Android 2.2, Verizon hasn't crippled the 3G mobile WiFi hotspot capability this time, instead offering it as $20 / month add-on. Order now if you can't wait for Thursday's in-store availability or the R2-D2 edition slated to arrive next month.
Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system is vulnerable to a new zero-day vulnerability that exposes users to blue-screen crashes or code execution attacks.
The flaw could be exploited by local attackers to cause a denial-of-service or potentially gain elevated privileges, according to an advisory from VUPEN, a French security research outfit.From VUPEN’s advisory:
This issue is caused by a buffer overflow error in the “CreateDIBPalette()” function within the kernel-mode device driver “Win32k.sys” when using the “biClrUsed” member value of a “BITMAPINFOHEADER” structure as a counter while retrieving Bitmap data from the clipboard, which could be exploited by malicious users to crash an affected system or potentially execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
The flaw is confirmed on fully patched Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, and Microsoft Windows XP SP3.
Open source software has many benefits, but one of the greatest is the ability to not reinvent the wheel. By sharing solutions, the open source community is able to develop great software quickly and effectively. Although open source software usually stands alone, on ideological grounds, you can easily find examples of open source software in a great number of successful proprietary applications, too.
The Nexus One, the phone that was supposed to launch Google's online phone sales strategy, may not be available anymore from the search giant's online store, but Google is still selling it -- to developers.
Although iPhones have been officially sold in China since last year, the devices have come without Wi-Fi support in order to comply with Chinese laws. But now that is set to change as China Unicom is preparing to sell iPhones with Wi-Fi capabilities later this month.
It's not expected to land at Verizon until sometime in 2011, but it's never too early to take a look at an unannounced Android slider with specs like this. Leaked by Androidswag, the device is purportedly hiding a 1.2GHz processor beneath that 4-inch display -- the sweet spot for size and pocketability.
At least 100,000 computers in the U.K. are infected with the Zeus malware, an advanced piece of spying software that is regularly defeating most antivirus software suites, according security vendor Trusteer.
While we've waited for Apple to introduce the much-vaunted cloud-based iTunes streaming music service, Apple has already quietly introduced cloud-based music streaming via iDisk using its MobileMe iDisk App.
According to Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, Google is now activating 200,000 Android-powered handsets a day, a significant rise from the 160,000 handsets it was activating before last month’s earnings call and the 100,000 handset activations at Google I/O in May.
A newly launched Google site for Chinese users appears to be blocked in China just days after it went online. Google Wenda , a question-and-answer service, was launched less than two weeks ago. But postings on the site show users have been asking why the site has been blocked in China since as far back as July 29.
Security experts long ago noticed that powerful search engines like Google could be used as effective tools for ferreting out sensitive data about individuals. In past years, security researchers such as Johnny Long were able to show how advanced Google search queries and features like Google Code Search could make it easy to identify vulnerable systems online.
We've just gotten a deluge of tips that EVO 4Gs are starting to get blessed with the official update to Froyo.
A few hours prior to the promised August 3 rollout. so if you've got one handy, you're going to want to start checking it right this second.