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Android WebView Vulnerability Reported by AVG Expert

android The well known web security company AVG recently announced their latest discovery : a critical vulnerability in Android's WebView that may allow a hacker to install malware on your droid device. WebView is an essential feature in Android (or iOS for that matter) that enables your apps to display your content from the online resources and als...

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Moto X and HTC One release dates for Verizon reportedly leaked

Verizon logoA purported Verizon internal memo seems to indicate various details about some of the carrier’s plans for the coming months, including release dates for two highly anticipated devices such as the Moto X  and HTC One.Phone Arena has gotten its hands on the document below, which appears to be a roadmap for the following two months – we will ...

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Korean report: “Nexus 5” to be based on LG G2, to come in early October with Android 5

Google LG Nexus 4 Logo aa 1 1600It’s looking more and more likely that the next Nexus smartphone will be manufactured by LG. The latest report that supports this prediction emerged today on the Korean tech site Daum.If the report is accurate, the successor to the Nexus 4 is currently being developed based on the hardware platform of the LG G2, the follow up to the Optimus G.The...

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Purported Moto X shown in new images; phone reportedly not coming on July 10-11

Motorola X Phone Ad Images showing alleged Moto X phone components (specifically the front and back panels of the handset) have hit the web, ahead of the phone’s announcement. At the same time, a new report is now claiming that the phone won’t be introduced later this week, as previously rumored. While the images can’t be confirmed at this time – so ...

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Moto X customization and awareness features detailed in new report; carriers to get “standard versions”

Motorola X PhoneMotorola CEO Dennis Woodside A new report reveals the kind of personalization and contextual awareness features that will be available to Moto X buyers, and, as expected, hardware customization isn’t one of them. ABC News has learned from its sources that Motorola will let Moto X phone buyers “fully customize the look of the device” with diff...

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Report: LG G2 will be the first smartphone with 3GB of RAM, followed by the Note 3

SK Hynix RAM memory chip The LG G2, the successor to the Optimus G2, shapes up to be one beast of a phone. The new Snapdragon 800 version of the Galaxy S4 stole a bit of its limelight by being the world’s first LTE-Advanced device, but LG will still have one “first” to boast about – the world’s first phone with 3GB of RAM. The LG G2 is rumored to hit South Korea...

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Moto X phone not coming to Verizon as a “Droid” device, report says

X Phone conceptX Phone concept Shortly after a first ad for Google’s confirmed Moto X phone has been discovered, a new report claims that the handset will not be included in Verizon’s famous Droid family of Android handsets. The Verge says it has learned from multiple sources that the “Moto X will not be a Droid device on Verizon,” which means, if true, t...

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HTC clarifies reports about pulled Android 4.2 update for HTC One

samsung galaxy s4 vs htc one one aaIt’s hard to believe that one of the best Android handsets of the year would be denied an update to Android 4.2, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation swirling around a recent Three UK tweet. In a recent reply to a Twitter question, the British carrier advised that HTC pulled the Android 4.2.2 update for the One, and that a new releas...

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First picture taken with Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) reportedly spotted

Galaxy Note 3 conceptGalaxy Note 3 conceptThe first picture reportedly taken with the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) has been spotted, well ahead of the handset’s official announcement.As you can see in the screenshot below, we’re looking at a test picture taken with a Samsung device, the SM-N900. The same model number has appeared in recent reports and leaks in connectio...

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New Nexus 7 not joining tablet pricing race to the bottom, report says

NexusNexus family – Nexus 7 on the rightA new report from Taiwan claims that Google will not join other tablet manufacturers in slashing tablet prices for new devices like its rumored second-generation Nexus 7 tablet.According to DigiTimes, which talked to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the new Nexus 7 will be priced somewhere betwe...

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HTC Butterfly S will have 16GB of memory only and $670 price tag, report says

HTC Butterfly SThe HTC Butterfly S is close to being launched, and now more details seem to have emerged about the device, if we are to believe a recent report.According to Focus Taiwan, quoting company sources, the device, which will be shown to the world at a June 19 press event taking place in Taiwan, will only come with 16GB of internal memory.Hopefully, rumo...

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Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean updates reportedly delayed

Galaxy Note 2The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 is apparently delayed according to a publication.Sam Mobile posted on Twitter a short message to advise that the update has been delayed, with the “new TW [TouchWiz]” apparently being to blame:Samsung delayed 4.2.2 for Note II and S III. Reason new TW for S III and Note II....

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$99 7-inch Android tablets could arrive in Q3, new report says

Asus LogoA new report indicates that even cheaper Android tablets may be hitting stores in the very near future.According to Digitimes, 7-inch tablets priced at only $99 could be launched in the third quarter of the year, although the publication doesn’t list any model by name, nor does it mention the OEMs that would create sell such devices.However, the ...

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Official Samsung accessories store to launch in Europe in July – report

Samsung accessoriesA dedicated online store for Samsung accessories is the next step in the Korean company’s extensive marketing efforts.Samsung is doing  its best to make the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its other flagships ubiquitous, by opening Samsung Experience Shops in over 1400 Best Buy locations, which are set to be available for at least three years.The ne...

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Google reportedly purchasing Waze for $1.3 billion

Google purchasing WazeWaze, the popular GPS and social app, has been courted by many top tech firms lately. Apple was said to have made an offer of around $500 million, which was later denied by Tim Cook. Facebook and Google have reportedly been in a bidding war of sorts, with Facebook having recently pulled out of negotiations. The turning point for Facebook was their ...

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Galaxy Note 3 prototype allegedly spotted; phone “shipped in low quantities for R&D” report says

Samsung LogoA prototype of the next Galaxy Note flagship handset has been spotted in the wild one publication says, while a different source claims that the device is shipping for R&D purposes.From the looks of it, Sam Mobile and TechTastic handled the device shown in the images below, which is said to be a Galaxy Note 3 prototype. According to the first s...

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Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 (SHV-E330S) reportedly spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks

Samsung LogoA new Galaxy S4 version reportedly packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks.The SHV-E330S is said to be the Galaxy S4 model in question, a handset said to hit South Korea later this year. In addition to the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the device is also going to offer LTE-Advanced support, rbmen s...

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Galaxy S4 software update rolling out to GT-I9505 version, report says

Galaxy S4Samsung is apparently ready to roll out a software update for its Galaxy S4 flagship in order to address certain concerns raised by buyers and improve certain features of the handset.Initially, the update will be rolled out to the Snapdragon 600 version of the handset (GT-I9505), but it will come eventually to the Exynos 5 Octa model as well (GT-I9...

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HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update features reportedly leaked

htc one vs sony xperia z on design back in hand aaIn our review of the HTC One we found very little to fault with the device. Its big, beautiful 4.7-inch display was something to marvel at. It was fast and responsive, and it also had a hardware design that was unparalleled in the Android market. But the phone wasn’t perfect and we did have to take a few marks off of the device because of the us...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will reportedly come in teal, according to a newly leaked image

Galaxy S4 Active RedThe Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has appeared in multiple forms, in red and in grey with AT&T’s logo slapped on the back. The handset is not going to be lacking in colors at all, as the device could come in teal as well.This information comes from an image popular leaker @evleaks put up.  The image only shows the side of the device, so ther...

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ASUS reportedly prepping Memo Pad HD, may unveil it at Computex

Memo PadAsus’s original Memo Pad.In the face of stiff tablet competition from the likes of Acer and Samsung, ASUS isn’t resting on its laurels. Reportedly, the Taiwanese firm intends to unveil a successor to its 7-inch budget device Memo Pad at Computex this year.Dubbed the Memo Pad HD, the tablet is a major improvement over its predecessor. Wherea...

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5.9-inch Key Lime Pie-running HTC T6 to challenge Galaxy Note 3, report says

Key Lime PieA new report reveals that the rumored HTC T6 could be a Key Lime Pie-running 5.9-inch handset meant to compete directly against the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung.From the start we’ll remind you that this is just a rumor for now, and we have no way of confirming anything at this time, so make sure you take it with a grain of salt.The Unlock...

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Nexus 4 reportedly headed to Japan

Sony Xperia Z vs Google Nexus 4 aa (10)Now that we’re hearing murmurs of a white Nexus 4 coming soon, it seems the device as we know it is about to hit a new market. A product page for the Nexus 4 appeared briefly on the Japanese Play Store, hopefully hinting that Japan is soon to have the ability to purchase Google’s flagship phone.If the device is coming to Japan, and is a str...

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Play Store reportedly getting new shipping options for devices

Google-Play-store LogoAside from the availability of product, ordering devices from the Play Store is pretty easy. Google Checkout is reliable once set up properly, but there is one small issue that causes consumers to scratch their head. When you buy a device, you get it when they say you do.To be fair, you currently get 2-day shipping via UPS. The issue is, not everyo...

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Gmail reportedly receiving new tab-based user interface for web and mobile version

gmailAfter seeing in a series of images potential changes for Google’s mobile email app, a new screenshot seem to reveal that the Gmail’s web user interface will also be overhauled.The Next Web has an image that indicates a tab-based UI is coming to Gmail at some point in the near future. As you can see in the screenshot below, we’re looking at f...

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Google reportedly working to build wireless network, aimed at emerging markets in Africa and Southeast Asia

Google logo aaThe Internet is a powerful tool. Used in the right hands it can oust corrupt governments, allow better collaboration and communication, and inspire us in ways that were impossible just a few decades ago. Those of us that have easy access to the web often take this gift for granted. We forget that out of roughly 7 billion people, only around 2 ½ bi...

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Potential bidding war looms with Google reportedly eyeing Waze

waze_720 This could get pretty interesting pretty quick. Google is reportedly considering throwing in a counter-offer to Waze and may be ready to engage Facebook in a bidding war. Waze is fielding expressions of interest from multiple parties and is seeking more than $1 billion, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are...

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