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ACLU asks feds to investigate major carriers over infrequent Android updates

ACLU asks feds to investigate major carriers over infrequent Android updates

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, has filed a request for investigation and complaint for injunctive relief against the 4 major carriers in the United States. In the 16-page document submitted, it complained that the Android phones these carriers sell will rarely, if ever, receive any major updates. While many of us are just annoyed that we don't get the latest Android updates, the ACLU's main issue with the infrequent updates is that non-updated devices are more prone to hacks and malware.

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How Facebook fixed its Gingerbread Dalvik problem

How Facebook fixed its Gingerbread Dalvik problem

Facebook developers had faced many challenges when developing their app for older platforms like Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. When Facebook completely revamped its app last year to provide a better user experience, they discovered that the app did not play well with older Android devices. They discovered that the problem had to do with a program called "dexopt" which determines a fixed-size buffer called "LinearAlloc" of apps installed on a specific device. While the buffer size is 8 or 16 MB in size for newer Android versions like Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, its only 5 MB in the older versions.

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BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration confirmed

BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration confirmed

This week the development team at BlackBerry working with the new mobile OS BlackBerry 10 have confirmed that they'll be updating Android app integration from version 2.3 Gingerbread all the way up to 4.1 Jelly Bean. This Runtime for Android toolset takes what we know about Android app integration in BlackBerry 10 and moves it forward to apps being developed for the newest Android systems rather than Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This Gingerbread version of Android is, if you did not know, a version of Google mobile OS over 2 generations old - it's high time!

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iriver launches the ULALA budget Android smartphone

iriver launches the ULALA budget Android smartphone

iriver, perhaps most popular for its portable music players, has launched its ULALA 1-K1 handset in South Korea. This Android smartphone has entirely low-end specs across the board with a price point to match, with the device costing approximately $95 USD. The Korean company may launch the handset outside of Korea depending on what response it gets domestically.

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Blockbuster launches new Android app

Blockbuster launches new Android app

Blockbuster was once the largest movie rental company in the country. The company has seen its popularity decline significantly in recent years as more and more people move to streaming movie rentals and mail-order services from Netflix and others. Blockbuster has closed many of its locations around the country, but there are still some Blockbuster movie rental stores around and the company also runs a mail-order rental service.

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Brazilian brand releases “iphone” with Android

Brazilian brand releases “iphone” with Android

If the people responsible for naming the device revealed this week in Brazil are either majorly daring as a way of business life, or they're simply unaware of what's about to happen to them: the Gradiente iphone Neo One is now official. This is the first device that the Brazilian company has made with the "iphone" trademarked word in the title but their involvement with the world goes back several years. The last time we heard from Gratiente, they'd won exclusive rights for the word "IPHONE" in Brazil, this just one year after Apple started offering the original iPhone in the country in 2007.

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Jelly Bean continues slow climb as Android OS balance shifts

Jelly Bean continues slow climb as Android OS balance shifts

Jelly Bean continues its slow growth among Android devices, with Android 4.1 now to be found on 1.8-percent of active gadgets using Google's platform according to the official stats. The new figures - comprising all Android devices accessing Google Play within a two week period up to October 1, 2012 - show that Gingerbread remains the dominant platform among Android phones and tablets, despite being several generations behind Google's latest version.

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