The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones - Yahoo News
Svpeng is an Android Trojan, a piece of malware that sneaks onto smartphones and tablets and runs harmful code. When Svpeng first appeared about a year ago, it was just one of many SMS-based banking Trojans, stealing money from SMS banking accounts in Russia and generally wreaking minor havoc on the Android platform. A nuisance, to be sure, but nothing exceptional, as far as Android malware goes. But in the past year, little Svpeng has grown up. Now various versions of Svpeng can target mobile banking apps, disguise themselves as the Google Play store and even lock up infected phones and hold them for ransom.
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US Android Users on Average Engage 138 Minutes Daily with their Smartphones - MarketWatch
You can also draw a circle to activate the camera, or a two fingered swipe to play or pauseyour music. You can also double tap the screen instead of pressing the power button to wake up the device. Given the nature of the power button (it is very small and almost flush to the edge of the device), this is a welcome addition to the UI ofthisChinese-built smartphone. Neither will youpick up the handset and wonder where everything is in the software. CyanogenMod is about customisation and choice, but one of the choices that the CyanogenMod community has started with is that Android is pretty good on its own, and Googles launcher and interface is a really good starting point.
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OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition - Forbes
Ill cover the camera app here, among other software features: Camera App The ZP998s camera, which is a 14 megapixel sensor, at the hardware level offers potent specifications, but with problems. Shooting using the baked-in app doesnt produce quality images. It suffers from washed out colors, poor edge detection. The HDR mode, which stitches multiple images together, doesnt fare much better. Shooting in full daylight, the image quality falls short of the Nexus 5s camera. Given the recent release of the Google Camera , which only works on Android 4.4 (KitKat) phones, the ZP998 camera seems poor in comparison. However, for any Android buildolderthan 4.4, the ZP998 camera app offers a lot of features you cant find bundled together anywhere else.
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The analysis is based on over one million individual application sessions on more than 1500 Android smartphone users in the US during the period. The results are powered by Strategy Analytics' state-of- the-art Consumer Telemetry Platform [ http://strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=ConsumerTelemetry&m=7 ] by leveraging three core components - a best-in-class telemetry application, an opt-in panel, and big data analytics framework to support rich analysis. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/117496 [ http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/117496 ] While Facebook, YouTube and Messaging apps demonstrate category leading performance with over 50% share in total time spent in their respective categories, niche segments such as LifeStyle, Productivity, and News, Weather & Sports are characterized by a broad range of smaller apps - no single publisher dominates the category and thereby presents opportunities for new and inspiring app concepts. Bonny Joy, Chief, Consumer Telemetry Platforms, said: "The three big categories are social, communication, and browsing - together they account for nearly a third of the time spent. Our analysis on the top 25 apps across each of the categories shows games and lifestyle segments are among the most vulnerable in maintaining mindshare as they are quick to come and disappear from our rankings." Barry Gilbert, Vice President, said: "Without doubt time spent on mobile is on the upward trajectory.
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ZOPO ZP998 Octacore Android Smartphone Review and Giveaway
Done The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones By Ben Zigterman June 11, 2014 6:40 PM 0 shares View photo The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones When Lari Numminen and Jukka Kekalainen set out to improve the user experience on Android , they did not expect to create an entire new phone. Instead, they initially built an Android app that would offera simple interface for launching your most-used apps. The app eventually was installed 10,000 times, but the developers realized that people still had to use Androids complex pre-installed apps in addition to their own. To solve this, they decided to create their own phone, which is called the Zilta and will be available in December for 139 (about $189) in Europe. The phone will run a forked version of Android 4.4 and features an extremely simple user interface.
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