Smartphone addiction cure is Android co-founder’s newest goal

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Andy Rubin contributed to the creation of the top mobile operating system and now seeks to break the usage habit. Smartphone addiction has become a rampant and yet widely under-recognized problem in societies throughout the world. Andy Rubin, a co-founder of Android – the leading mobile operating system worldwide – has now become an unlikely advocate for breaking the mobile device habit. Rubin is by no means advocating for the cessation of the use of mobile devices of all kinds. That said, he has expressed his profound concern regarding the…

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Google to create Android RCS with mobile carriers

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As the tech giant attempts to modernize SMS messaging, it is working to release rich communication services. Google and several mobile carriers are now working together to attempt to create Android RCS (rich communication services) as well as to be able to release it and encourage its adoption among device users. To start, the company will be working with the GSMA as well as a number of regional and global carriers. Working with Google to be able to create Android RCS, will be the GSMA wireless standards group, in addition…

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Google faces Russian ultimatum for unbundling mobile apps

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The country has now told the tech giant that it must split apart the bundling of its services, particularly search. It now appears that Google has run out of options in Russia, now that the government there has made a final decision with regards to the tech giant’s bundling of mobile apps and services, particularly when it comes to the use of the search engine on Android devices. Google has now been given a deadline of November 18 by which it must unbundle services in Russia. Failure to unbundle its…

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Mobile security quirk found with passwords in Android devices

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When a password is changed before a factory reset, many people are finding themselves locked out. There is an Android mobile security feature that has been making technology news headlines over the last few days, because it has taken some users by surprise – and not in the way that people like to be surprised. As it turns out, if a password is changed in an Android based device, it is best not to do a factory reset right away. The reason is that this mobile security feature may trigger…

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BlackBerry Android phones looking increasingly likely

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Reports and the company’s own actions are starting to suggest that this is far more than a rumor. While there have yet to be any official confirmations that a BlackBerry Android smartphone is in the works, by the time of the writing of this article, the actions of the company, itself, are starting to point specifically in that direction. BlackBerry has, for instance, purchased two domains that are directly related to the Android operating system. At the end of last week, it was reported that two BlackBerry Android related domain…

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