Google and Samsung Delay Nexus Prime Launch Due to Steve Jobs Mourning

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Android, Apple, blog, Gadgets, google, iPhone, Mobile, News, Samsung, Steve Jobs

Google and Samsung announce that the Galaxy Nexus, a.k.a the Nexus Prime, will not launch at the Mobile Unpacked conference October 12 next Wednesday, as expected and teased.

Google and Samsung “just felt it was the wrong time to hold a launch event, as the world continues mourning Jobs”:

The decision to postpone things was made late last night at the top levels of both companies, sources said, with Jobs’ death being the reason. There are no delays with the product itself, sources insisted.

Samsung and Google later updated their original press statement, which now reads:

We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs’s passing.

They are likely to make an announcement on the launch late next week.  The new Google phone is built by Samsung and is rumored to have a 4.65-inch, 720P display with dual core 1.5GHz Samsung processor, NFC, 1GB of RAM and runs over Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It will likely be one of the stronger competitors for iPhone 4S.

Samsung Teases Nexus Prime, Promises to be BIG

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Android, Apple, blog, Featured, Gadgets, google, iPhone, News, Rants & Raves, Samsung, Tech.

Samsung, with a great timing, you know how to time this Samsung, don’t you? Just a day after the disappointing iPhone 4S announcement yesterday, comes a teaser of what looks like the Samsung Nexus Prime. with a tagline “Something BIG is coming,” and both the Samsung and Google logos at the end of the clip.

The device is said to have 4.6” display 720 x 1280 pixels. the new Samsung Nexus Prime will probably make a debut at CTIA in San Diego October 11th, and it promises to be big.

LinkedIn Launches Updated iPhone & Android Apps, New HTML 5 Mobile Site

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Android, blog, Download, iPhone, Mobile, News, Social Networks

LinkedIn has announced a new HTML 5 optimized page for mobile browsers and updated iPhone and Android apps with 2-10X speed increases.

For the first time, we’ll be providing that experience not only in our iPhone and Android applications, but also in a brand new HTML5 experience for use in any modern mobile web browser.
  • Faster

The new mobile apps are between two and ten times faster across all features, ranging from search to reading update stream.

  • Simpler

The App completely re-organized around 4 key areas:

  • Updates: View updates from your network and top news from LinkedIn Today
  • Inbox: You can view your invitations and messages in one place
  • You: Access your profile, connections, share updates, and even more in the future
  • Groups & More: Browse and interact with your groups, as well as build your network through our People You May Know feature

This not only makes it easier for members to accomplish tasks easily, but also makes it more intuitive to find what they are looking for when they download the app for the first time.

  • Better

The other big change that we’ve implemented based on user feedback is that the mobile app experience now starts with the Update stream, one of the most frequently used areas of the current mobile app. We want to help our members be great at what they do and one way to do that is to help them stay up-to-date on news and information from their network, company, and industry that they can glean from their updates stream.

800 out of 10,000 Android Apps Leak Private Information

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Android, blog, google, Mobile, News, Rants & Raves

Android has had its fair share of malware problems. Whenever malware are detected, Google reacts swiftly and remove them. However, according to a report from Digitizor, security researcher Neil Daswani, around 8% of the apps on the Android market are leaking private user data.

Neil Daswani, who is also the CTO of security firm Dasient, says that they have studied around 10,000 Android apps and have found that 800 of them are leaking private information of the user to an unauthorized server. Neil Daswani is scheduled to present the full findings at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas which starts on July 30th.

This malware problem on Android has become too much. One of the main reason that we see malicious apps in the market is because of the lack of regulation in the apps that get into the Android Market.

Sure, the lack of regulation can be good. It means that developers can make their apps without worrying if Google will accept their apps or not. It fits into the pre-existing application distribution model where anyone can develop and publish their own apps.

I think that it is time that Google make approval of the apps a requirement before it gets into the Market. They do not need to do it like Apple, but a basic security check before an app gets on the market will be nice.

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