Google Play's The Only Way (To Update, That Is)

By Robert Vamosi | 4/29/13 3:35 AM

Google Play has changes its policy around app updates.

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Jelly Bean's On 1 In 4 Androids

By Robert Vamosi | 4/4/13 7:16 AM

Only a few months after researchers criticized the carriers for not updating Android phones with the latest versions (Froyo. anyone?), a new report shows one quarter of the Android phones today are running Jelly Bean (Android 4.1, 4.2).

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Android's Fragmented Market

By Robert Vamosi | 3/7/13 8:56 PM

Forty four percent of the Android users are still on Gingerbread, a version of the mobile operating system first released almost three years.

New numbers from Android Developer show that only 16% of the users are running Jelly Bean, Android versions 4.1 and 4.2. The report continues to show a wide fragmentation of the Android market as seen by Android users who visited Google Play for a fourteen day period ending March 4.

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Android Malware Coders Pay To Have Google Play Host

By Robert Vamosi | 3/7/13 4:20 AM

A new botnet kit for Android uses valid developer accounts to post its wares on Google Play.

According to original research by KrebsOnSecurity, Google charges a mere $25 for developers who wish to sell their products on Google Play, the accounts must also be approved and tied to a specific domain. However, the developer of a botnet kit has been buying these accounts for $100 each. Brian Krebs has traced the malicious code developer to Android SMS malware packages that targets customers of Citibank, HSBC and ING, as well as 66 other financial institutions in Australia, France, India, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.

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Android Sends User Information to Developers

By Robert Vamosi | 2/21/13 4:06 AM

An Australian developer is claiming that Google shares Google Play information about each user that downloads his and other apps.

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Adobe Ending Mobile Flash Player Support With Android 4.1

By Robert Vamosi | 7/2/12 2:51 AM

Support for Mobile Flash Player will end with Android 4.1, according to Adobe.

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