Cherry Mobile Cruize, 5.2-inch Smartphone for $110 (Php4,499)

Just months after releasing their flagship smartphones, the 4-inch Flare and 5-inch Titan, Cherry Mobile just announced their new Bigger XL smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Cruize.

Cherry Mobile Omega: Officially Announced

It's now official, Cherry Mobile just announced their newest Jelly Bean smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Omega.


If you want to own a tablet but cannot afford the likes of Kindle Fire HD or the Nexus 7, maybe the new Enjoy 71 tablet from MSI might suit your budget.


Via, a manufacturer of integrated circuits in Taiwan appears to be playing in the Android game with an intriguing new creation.


Since the tablet trend is now going for the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, more and more tablet manufacturers are catching up by making and updating tablets to be compatible with the OS.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core Developer Tablet Now Available

The popular distributor of Qualcomm development kits named BSQUARE has announced the availability of Snapdragon S4 Pro mobile development platform for a price of $1,299. Specs below:


Official Press Release:

Bsquare Announces Availability of the Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform for TabletsSnapdragon S4 APQ8064-based Developer Tool Gives Access to Android 4.0 platform for application and game developmentBellevue, WA – July 24, 2012 – BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected devices, today announced general availability of the next generation Mobile Development Platform (MDP/T) for Android tablets based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Processor. The MDP/T provides application developers and device manufacturers with access to a high-performance Android 4.0 platform for developing, testing, optimizing and showcasing applications and games.
The MDP/T is the first Snapdragon based Mobile Development Platform in a tablet form factor available to developers, middleware vendors and others. It's also the first to feature the Snapdragon™ S4 Pro APQ8064 processor by Qualcomm with asynchronous Quad CPU cores, running up to 1.5 GHz each. The tablet development platform offers powerful built-in graphics enabled by the Adreno™ 320 GPU, which is over two times faster than the 225 GPU on previous Snapdragon-based MDPs. Power management and multimedia efficiencies are also increased over previous MDPs due to the 2GB LPDDR2 RAM and 32GB Storage. The device also features a higher resolution 10.1 WXGA Multi-touch Display.
"Access to the APQ8064 processor with its asynchronous Quad CPU cores gives Android application developers a powerful platform to develop their differentiated applications for rapid market release," said John Traynor, vice president of products, Bsquare. "This access, combined with best-in-class engineering support and testing solutions from Bsquare, provides a major benefit to application and game developers developing for a wide range of pre-commercial devices."
"It's exciting for us to make available the first tablet form factor Snapdragon -based development platform with Bsquare," said Tia Cassett, senior director of business development, Qualcomm. "The combination of a powerful developer device in the Snapdragon APQ8064-based MDP/T and industry-leading services from Bsquare means faster time-to-market for Android developers."
The Mobile Development Platform (MDP/T) based on Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor is available now at Bsquare will support developers and manufacturers using the APQ8064-based MDP/T with engineering services and technical support. Customers of the tablet device also have 24/7 access to the Bsquare Knowledge Base, technical documentation, complimentary tools and Snapdragon MDP software updates. Users of the APQ8064-based MDP/T can also benefit from the industry-leading TestQuest automated testing technology from Bsquare, which supports testing of Android software and hardware.

Trustwave Identified a Flaw in Google Play App Security Filter

Trustwave, a cybersecurity firm said that they have discovered a Google Play security filer flaw that permits a verified application to get updated with a malicious code. The problem is identified to be happening in Google Bouncer, an automatic system that checks freshly posted apps. Trustwave tested it by submitting an app for verification to Google that blocks a contact called SMS Blocker. Because the app is legit, Bouncer verified it. Trustwave then updated their app containing a code that will view user’s phone records, contacts and user photos. The update containing the code can even launch websites that are malicious.

Tomorrow, Trustwave’s researchers will present their strategy at the Black Hat security conference. Google should be listening carefully.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Samsung Just Released Android 4.0.4 Updates for the Galaxy Note

Samsung just unveiled a slight update for the international owners of the Galaxy Note. The update will change the current Galaxy Note’s Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Together with the typical performance improvements and bug fixes are couple of pretty awesome enhancements to the software.

First is a feature called the POPup Play that was spotted at the Galaxy S III announcement which allows users to enjoy video playback while accessing other apps. It is truly an amazing feature to those who want to read a text or email and still want to continue playing the video at the side of the screen.

Second feature will be the “Signature Unlock” function where you can simply sign your name by means of Sammy’s S Pen to get access to the content of your phone, replacing the old fashioned PIN.

It is indeed not a useless update. The update is already available OTA and can be downloaded through Samsung Kies or the Samsungfirmware page.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

FREE Android App Of The Day: Demolition Master 3D Holidays

What makes a great holiday atmosphere?Explosions and fireworks, thunder and demolition - it's that simple! Light the fuse and make some 'Boooom!' in Demolition Master 3D: Holidays.In Demolition Master 3D: Holidays you need to explode everything standing in your way. The most important thing is to plant your explosives correctly. Careful bomb placement will yield bigger, more effective explosions, blast after blast! Use your skill to launch debris in specific directions to hit targets and score big points. Plus, of course, have the most fun in the process!