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July 25, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Sun CEO explicitly endorsed Java’s use in Android: What do you say now Oracle?

Sun CEO explicitly endorsed Java’s use in Android: What do you say now Oracle?

If you believe Oracle’s patent lawsuits against Google for its use of Java in Android, Google has stolen not just patented ideas but directly copied Java code. In short, Google is a red-handed thief and should pay Oracle over a … Continue reading

July 13, 2011
by sjvn01
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Google needs to clean up its Android Market malware mess

Come on! I like a lot of what Google does, but its refusal to keep malware-laden apps out of the Android Market is inexcusable. Just today, researchers at Lookout Mobile Security spotted more variants of DroidDream malware in the Android … Continue reading

June 22, 2011
by sjvn01
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Five reasons Android can fail

I use Android every day both on my Droid II smartphone and my Barnes & Noble Nook Color e-reader/tablet. I like it a lot. But, I also have concerns about how it’s being developed and being presented to customers. Before … Continue reading

March 2, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Android, MeeGo & WebOS need to get going on tablets: Now

Android, MeeGo & WebOS need to get going on tablets: Now

I have a confession to make. I use Linux more than I do any other operating system by a wide margin, but I also use a lot of Apple products. In house at the moment are two Mac Minis; a … Continue reading