According to the recent statement of the Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt Android is already ahead of the iPhone but there are 6 Android issues that the company doesn't want to discuss. Some of them are the lack of Android updates, the hardware failures and the security problems with its application and the bloatware installed by the handset manufacturers.
At least three apps are already able to determine whether the software which is claimed to sent your personal information to the mobile companies, Carrier IQ is installed on your phone or not. You can choose between an app that is created by an Android antivirus expert to detect the malicious keylogger, another one written by Trevor Eckhart who was the first to announce that the Carrier IQ is running on mobile devices and CIQ detect.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone also known as Ice Cream Sandwich is already available in the stores. The first impressions of the Galaxy Nexus are that it is a pretty wide device with a high end display and processor and great wireless connectivity but the camera parameters could be much better. With the ICS you get great notifications, slick multi-tasking card interface, and 5 customizable home screens.
Another owner of iPhone, Ayla Mota, reported that the device allegedly began to emit sparks while it was recharging by the bedside. This incident happened a week after on an Australian plane a charging iPhone began to smoke and sizzle as the flight came into land.
Motorola announced the date of the Droid 4 launch only six months after releasing the Droid 3. According to the Droid life site the new phone will come out December 8 and will have a 4inch touch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, DROID RAZR styling, 5-row slideout keyboard, 4G LTE, front camera for video chatting and an 8MP rear camera.
About two-thirds of the Galaxy Nexus users report a volume control bug, that causes a total crash of the device. The first Samsung smartphone which supports Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, becomes entirely unusable after the strange bug appears.
After the first Google Android phone supporting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is already available in the U.K. stores, now every Android owner is waiting to learn when he'll be able to get the new operating system on his device. The good news for the Android users is that the source code for the Ice Cream Sandwich was released and the developers can get to work on porting the software to other devices.
JQuery Mobile 1.0 was finally released. The framework is supported by almost all of the popular mobile devices, tablets, e-readers and even desktop platforms. Any of this devices can access the content and functionality of a jQuery Mobile site fast thanks to the HTML5 and the responsive design techniques.
Android developer Trevor Eckhart reported that he found a hidden software on several EVO HTC devices. The software, called Carrier IQ, tracked the location of the phone, what keys were pressed, which Web pages were visited, when calls were placed, and other information on how the device is used and when.