Despite the July holidays in Canada and the United States, Android news forges on:
- Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean will be coming to more phones, more quickly, as ROM developer, Cyanogenmod confirmed that their newest release will contain the Jelly Bean OS. This is good news since CM is arguably the most-downloaded/installed Android ROM.
- There’s more exciting news about the Android 4.1 OS, since users discovered that it translates tablet layouts differently. This means that there are different layouts for different sizes of tablets. That’s going to mean clearer pictures, without the smartphone layout blown-up for tablet viewing.
- Mobile security firm, Lookout, warns that Android users of the Yahoo Mail App to immediately uninstall the app because of “potential vulnerabilities” in the mail app. There aren’t specific details about the vulnerabilities, but if Lookout found them, then I’d trust their warning.
- According to Andrew Milroy of the research firm Frost & Sullivan, Inc. (I haven’t heard of them either), Android is becoming the predominant smartphone software (OS) internationally. Check out this short video from Bloomberg:
- Want to see how far Google’s come since Apple introduced Siri? Check out this post in the San Francisco Chronicle. You might also check out this post for another review of Google Now.
- As an FYI sidenote, if you find that you can’t access the internet on Monday, it might be because your machine is infected with Malware. Of course, if your machine is infected, and you’re trying to read this post on Tuesday, you’re probably not going to get the information. So, don’t get your computer screwed up because the FBI shut down a malicious malware server, get a malware scan going now.
- If you’re a criminal defense attorney, or you represent police brutality victims, or if you’re a fan of the ACLU, you might check out the ACLU-NJ’s Android app, Police Tape, which lets you secretly record the police. I can see the “vigilante justice” now.