Google fined for blocking Android customisation
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 12:19

Google fined for blocking Android customisation


Search engine not having a good year

South Korea's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Google $176.64 million for blocking customised versions of its Android operating system.

Apple can't interest Android users
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 01 September 2021 11:55

Apple can't interest Android users


They have seen what life is like without Jobs' Mob

The fruity cargo cult also known as Apple has little chance of attracting Android users with its unlucky iPhone 13 model, according to a new SellCell survey. 

Android is on 3 billion devices
Published in News
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 12:35

Android is on 3 billion devices


Google announces

There are over three billion active Android devices in the wild now, according to Sameer Samat, VP of product management at Google.

Google is tracking Android phones
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 09 April 2021 12:07

Google is tracking Android phones


Claims Austrian 


An Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems (pictured) has filed a complaint against Google in France alleging that the US tech giant is illegally tracking users on Android phones without their consent.

Gates likes Android’s more open nature
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 March 2021 13:03

Gates likes Android’s more open nature


Plays with an iPhone but uses Android

Software King of the World Sir William Gates has angered Apple fanboys by effectively describing the iPhone as a toy.

Samsung updates Android for longer than Google
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 13:29

Samsung updates Android for longer than Google


Four years

Samsung is now offering four years of security updates on many of its Android devices which is longer than the three years offered by Google on its Pixel.

Android updates have users puzzled
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 17 December 2020 10:59

Android updates have users puzzled


Turns out four years is not what they said

Google and Qualcomm announced what seemed like a big improvement to updates for Android smartphones which appeared to read as though Android phones with Qualcomm chipsets would now receive "four years" of Android updates, an additional year on top of what manufacturers like Google and now Samsung have offered on their top-tier smartphones.

TCL Android tellies had gapping security holes
Published in News


Anyone could have taken control

Millions of Android smart television sets from the Chinese vendor TCL Technology Group contained gaping software security holes that researchers say could have allowed remote attackers to take control of the devices, steal data or even control cameras and microphones to look at  the set's owners.

Apple has throttled away any Android advantage
Published in Mobiles


Benchmarks show power supply issues covered

While the Tame Apple Press is creaming itself over the new iPhones, it appears that the new gear is getting its clock cleaned by Android phones.

Huawei MatePad Pro gets inside yer heid
Published in Reviews
Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:23

Huawei MatePad Pro gets inside yer heid


Great sound, great build, fit ye sae?

I’ve been reviewing both software and hardware for over 35 years now, but this is the first time I’ve had to take into account geopolitics. But more, much more on that later.