Google has been behind the curve here in improving Android such that it is is a more productive platform. The next version of Android, 7.0 Nougat, will support multi-windows for smoother and easier multitasking: something Samsung and
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How big is the issue? This is an impossible question to answer, but one thing is clear: hardware manufacturers (and carriers) should be encouraged to ensure they deliver these critical security updates in a timely fashion.
There are a few structural reasons for this and one is that Facebook has been under fire in recent months for putting bias into the Trending Topics feature. It also kept quiet when a board member was exposed as having secretly supported a lawsuit against another media company, Gawker. However, the main reason for this […]
The smartphone and tablet industry is used to a two year product cycle. Many plans are based around a two year cycle and because of this, most manufacturers support their products for two years after launch. The plan here is that after two years, customers go ahead and buy a new device: but
Many modern smartphones and tablets offer plenty of power and connectivity for doing the things that we want to do on our devices. And because devices have become more and more powerful, so the applications we run on them are also typically getting larger, more complicated and more demanding of the hardware
There are, however, some unwritten improvements when it comes to running speed and smoothness. Android has been steadily improved over the years, and 6.0 adds a little polish to an already good experience on 5.x Lollipop.
Another simple change to make is to prevent the Google Play Store from automatically updating applications over mobile data. The Play Store includes an overall auto-update toggle and individual applications can be set to…