Analysis of the Android Trojan

Jon Oberheide, the security expert who managed to get his hands on the first trojan for Android, has published an analysis of the code that gives us a better idea of the risk. The APK clearly states that the application is requesting permissions to send SMS: Permissions Requested: ...

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Android Flip Phone from Motorola Spotted

Motorola’s MOTODEV site has a new addition, an Android-powered flip phone called the Ming A1680. Traditionally the Ming series has only been available in China, with a single model, the Verizon Krave, being released in the U.S. While the device was first spotted in the wild back in ...

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R2D2 Droid 2 Spied, Yeah He’s Awesome

Verizon's Droid 2 goes on sale today, but we get the feeling that some of you are holding out for the R2D2 edition, even without a clue as to what he looks like. Well, now you do. Thanks to twitter user @r2d2central, we see that the phone very much resembles Artoo on the back.

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EVO Getting Final Production Froyo OTA

Sprint has apparently released a small upgrade for EVO 4G owners who manually upgraded to the unofficial early release of Froyo. The update number on the official build was 3.26.651.3 , but the final version is 3.26.651.6. So, besides the last decimal place, what’s different about this ...

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Samsung Epic 4G Arrives August 31st, Order Yours Tomorrow!

Sprint has tapped their Samsung Galaxy S series phone, the Epic 4G, with an August 31st launch date. The 4G capable handset will come with a $249.99 price tag ($100 mail-in rebate) and will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including Sprint.com, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart.

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Droid Froyo OTA Goes Live

Reports are trickling in about the Moto Droid Froyo update, saying that Verizon has begun rolling out Android 2.2 to the original Motorola Droid yesterday. I know, some of you rooted Droid owners have had Froyo for a few weeks, but this is the first official OTA (over-the-air) 2.2 release. ...

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Droid X, Captivate Overclocked

Okay, there are two separate items on similar topics here. First, Elkay, a user over at DroidForums, is claiming that he’s overclocked his Droid X. There’s no proof as of yet, so we encourage you to take this with a grain of salt until it’s confirmed. Second, BriefMobile ...

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Google Will Announce Market Enhancements Tomorrow

We’ve been wondering all day what Google will be announcing tomorrow, and we now have enough hints to make a fairly confident prediction: they will be announcing enhancements to the Android Market. First, one of our readers tipped us off to the fact that a couple changes are showing up in ...

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Archos 32 Pictures Leak, Thanks to the FCC

The FCC has done it again! This time they’ve leaked a few pictures of the Archos 32 device. Judging by the pictures, it has what appears to be touch-sensitive buttons (Home, Menu, Back, Search) and 4 directional buttons on the front under a small touchscreen. It also packs a Cortex A8 ...

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Sprint Breaks Down the Difference Between Epic 4G and EVO 4G [VIDEO]

Sprint just published a video online a few moments ago that helps customers figure out which new 4G capable phone is right for them. The two minute clip does show some of the better selling features between the two devices such as the display type and media streaming.

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Samsung Announces Official Galaxy S Series Accessories

Samsung has announced the availability of their official premium accessories for the Galaxy S smart phone portfolio of handsets, including the Vibrant and Captivate. These accessories include a desktop dock, vehicle dock and backup battery charging system, and multiple protective case options.

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Nightshade Labs Announces Smart Lock 2.0 with Parental Controls [VIDEO]

Earlier today Nightshade Labs pushed out an updated version of their Smart Lock software to the Android Market. Smart Lock 2.0 features improved security for Android devices and now offers three locking modes - Smart Lock Classic, Child Lock, and No Lock.

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HTC Releases Source Code for Droid Incredible, EVO 4G

Today brings welcome news to Droid Incredible and EVO 4G owners who like to dabble in rooting and ROM-flashing.  HTC has released the source code for the two popular super phones, undoubtedly leading to some great new looking builds.  While this doesn’t mean much to the average Android ...

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US Cellular Taps Desire for August 27th Release

U.S. Cellular has announced this morning that the Android 2.1-powered HTC Desire will be available effective August 27.  For those new to Android, the Desire features a 1GHz processor, a 3.7-inch touch screen, 5-megapixel camera and more.  Except for the optical trackball and Sense UI, you can ...

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Dyzplatic Android Mini Collectibles Due Back in Stock

So you decided to grab yourself an Android collectible figure for yourself your friend but found they were no longer in stock. What the heck do you do now? Just be patient, that's all. According to Dyzplastic, the highly-sought-after collectibles will be back in stock tomorrow. But wait, ...

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