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Android developer proves on video CarrierIQ is secretly logging all users actions

Big troubles for CarrierIQ as an Android developer, 25-year-old Eckhart, proves on video that all users actions are logged.
CarrierIQ also tried to silence Eckhart threatened him with legal action and huge money damages but the developer was quickly backed by The Electronic Frontier Foundation and CarrierIQ backed off.
An attempt to deny logging keystrokes is clearly undercut by the plublished video and now millions of users will start getting really really worried about their privacy.
I wonder how … Continue Reading

Android ICS Will Require 16GB RAM To Compile

AndroidI was giving a quick look at Slashdot when I found just another unbelievable story without any sort of source: Android ICS Will Require 16GB RAM To Compile.
At first I laughed but then I remembered that my gf was struggling a few days ago to get Android sources downloaded in a decent time. Few seconds after I was looking for news on the Internet and I’ve found this message.
ICS will be a much larger release than any previous Android release.
That means that … Continue Reading

Android takes over US market

AndroidAccording to comScore, Android has passed BlackBerry in the US market. No more than 3 months ago it had already passed iPhone.

It looks like Android is quickly taking over the market and I expect to have similar news from the UK market in the next few weeks.

2011 was already announced to be the year of smartphones and several press releases kind of scheduled already the future battles.

I have an Android handset myself and I’m very happy with it. Go Android, GO!!!!

Google pulls 21 apps in Android malware scare

AndroidMultiple sources reported that Google has pulled 21 popular applications from Android market. The reason for this is that, according to the company, the apps are malware aimed at getting root access to the user’s device, gathering a wide range of available data, and downloading more code to it without the user’s knowledge.

Unfortunately, even if Google removed such apps, non less than 50,000 users have downloaded and installed them.

Basically what happend is that a user noticed something wrong in the application name and the … Continue Reading