Author Archives: Nate Swanner


Study: KitKat execution slower than Jelly Bean

Many major OEMs have made the move to KitKat, but maybe not as quick as they did to Jelly Bean. A new Chitika report shows that only about 10% of Android devices are running Android 4.4 or better. In a similar timeframe after Jelly Bean launched, it had a 16% adoption rate.

Samsung mislead everyone about Galaxy Tab sales figures

A new document introduced in the latest Apple versus Samsung trial shines a light on an ongoing point of contention for market share statistics: sales versus shipments. Sales of devices don’t always translate to shipments, but the two are often confused. It seems the document suggests that Samsung’s performance in the tablet market may not have been as successful as we have been led to believe. In fact, they may not have had much success at all.

Gear Fit gets torn apart, reveals internals and curved battery

Tearing open a smartphone or tablet seems so easy, now that iFixit has ripped open the Gear Fit from Samsung. The tiny wearable got the teardown treatment, where we find it empty, and void of parts to make it work like a smart wearable should. No, wait, they’re just attached to the back of the screen.

Aereo announces Chromecast functionality starting in May

Aereo has just announced their service is coming to Chromecast. Starting May 29, anyone who currently uses Aereo to watch live TV can cast it to their Chromecast via their mobile device. With the duo of Aereo and Chromecast, users can now watch live TV for roughly $8/month.

Deezer gifts Premium+ service to Galaxy S5 owners

Deezer, a popular music streaming service inthe UK, has made a few interesting moves today. The service will now expand their free offerings, and offer a beta app for Mac. More notably, they’ve partnered with Samsung to deliver their Premium+ service free to new Galaxy S5 owners for six months.

Google updates Android security, app scanning

Google has announced an update to their app security protocol for Android, which will now continuously scan your devices for nefarious app activity. Prior to the update, Android verified the security of an app on install, but this update will keep scanning your device for any strange activity. It’s a measure to thwart malware and other odd app behavior.
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