Posts Tagged ‘Apps’
Lately, a number of updates have been rolling out to Google Play. Past improvements include Smart App Updates, gift card support, and wishlists. Now, a “Recommended for You” section has been added.
These recommendations are not limited to apps. You also get recommendations for music, movies, magazines, and books. Google guesses these recommendations based on your YouTube history, +1’s by friends, apps, and Google Play purchases. Of course, expect these recommendations to be a bit off at first, but is likely to be more accurate once you use your Android device such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 or Motorola Xoom more.
Have you noticed these changes on Google Play? Do they make it easier for you to navigate the online store? Let us know through a comment.
If you’re looking to download another app for your Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X from Google Play, beware. Virus expert Symantec has discovered a new malware Android.Dropdialer.
The threat is disguised under two popular titles, “GTA 3 Moscow City” and “Super Mario Bros” on the 24th of June. Currently, they have generated anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 downloads.
Once the malicious app is installed, it requests you to download a second part that is hosted on Dropbox. The app then sends premium SMS messages.
Have you downloaded the new malware Android.Dropdialer from Google Play? Let us know through a comment.
Nokia’s budget Windows Phone the Lumia 610 seems to have hit a snag. The handset comes with only 256 MB of RAM, which are the lowest specs required to run Microsoft’s operating system. Unfortunately, this is the reason the handset cannot run apps such as Rovio’s Angry Birds, Skype, PES 2012, Plants vs Zombies, and Assassin’s Creed. If you attempt to download these apps, you will get an error message. Handsets such as the Lumia 800 and 900 do not experience this problem.
Microsoft has tried to avoid the fragmentation that plagues Android. Sadly, in their attempt to bring cheaper Windows Phone handsets into the hands of the consumer, these budget Windows Phones have fallen victim to fragmentation. However, the difference between WP and Android is the sheer number of Android handsets in the market compared to only a few Windows Phones.
Are you willing to get your hands on a low-end Nokia Lumia 610 at the expense of not being able to install Angry Birds, Skype, and more? Give us your thoughts.