Bluetooth Low Energy beacons can drain device battery life, according to a new study. But new Bluetooth chips and adaptive scanning techniques can cut the rate of battery usage.
A new Android root method uses a Linux vulnerability at the kernel level.
If borne out, this week’s reports that the next generation of Google’s TV product could be branded “Nexus TV,” suggest Google may finally be getting both the strategy and the branding right for its TV platform.
Samsung said it will host its own developer conference in San Francisco this fall. The news is the latest in a series of moves by the manufacturer aimed at co-opt Android to build Samsung’s own mobile ecosystem.
Delivering on a promise, HTC is offering a software tool to unlock its Android devices that launched after Sept. 2011, allowing users to install custom software. The supported phone list doesn’t include AT&T or Verizon models, but the tool is working on some from these carriers.