Online leak appears to ‘reveal’ BlackBerry Android smartphone

A leaked image (pictured) appears to show the upcoming BlackBerry device running on Android, the strongest indication yet that the troubled handset maker is set to adopt the operating system. The image, tweeted by Evan Blass, a Mashable freelance journalist …

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User login details of Android app Instapaper vulnerable, warns Bitdefender

Researchers at Bitdefender, an antivirus solutions provider, discovered that Android app Instapaper is vulnerable to “man-in-the-middle attacks” which could expose users’ login credentials. When users of the app sign in to a WiFi network that is being monitored by hackers, …

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BlackBerry set for Android smartphone launch – report

BlackBerry is apparently set to offer a smartphone powered by Android, in a move that seems to acknowledge it has failed to gain traction with devices powered by its own BlackBerry 10 platform. While refusing to be drawn on the …

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Nintendo nixes Android console speculation

Nintendo played down speculation that it is set to adopt Android to power its next generation of gaming devices, codenamed NX. According to reports originating from the Japanese press, the company was set to move away from the in-house platform …

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Google unveils updated payments push

Google unveiled Android Pay, stating that the new payment service is “bringing together mobile carriers, payment networks, banks and retailers to deliver you choice and flexibility”. “We believe the same partnership model that fuelled Android’s growth from a single device …

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Google unveils new IoT, Android platforms alongside payments push

Google used its Google I/O event to talk up growth of the Android ecosystem beyond smartphones and tablets into the wearables and auto space, as well as unveiling the next Android release and a new platform targeting the IoT market. …

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Smartphone growth set to slow on China, Android weakness – IDC

Smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 11.3 per cent in 2015, compared with 27.6 per cent in 2014, but despite the slowdown “many markets will experience robust growth in 2015 and beyond”, according to research firm IDC. The company said …

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Microsoft inks more deals to take Office to tablets – including LG and Sony pacts

Microsoft announced partnerships with 20 more Android tablet makers which will see Office apps and Skype pre-installed, with LG and Sony being the headline additions. The companies join Dell and Samsung, which already have agreements in place, and Microsoft now …

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Periscope launches on Android two months after iOS debut

Streaming application Periscope, which allows users to watch and broadcast live video across the world, has been made available on Android from today. Android owners with Version 4.4 (Kitkat) will be able to download Periscope from the Google Play store, …

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