The Lords of Dharmaraja, a group of Indian hackers, posted information from a hacked Indian Militaty Intelligence server on the internet.
The memo suggests that, "in exchange for the Indian market presence" mobile device manufacturers, including RIM, Nokia, and Apple (collectively defined in the document as "RINOA") have agreed to provide backdoor access on their devices. The Indian government then "utilized backdoors provided by RINOA" to intercept internal emails of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a U.S. government body with a mandate to monitor, investigate and report to Congress on 'the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship' between the U.S. and China. - Slashdot
Google and Motorola Mobility today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.
The acquisition of Motorola Mobility, a dedicated Android partner, will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.
Sony Ericsson have just announced that the Xperia PLAY is being shipped, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan will be the first countries to get their hands on it, with further availability in an additional 6 markets over the next 2 weeks.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY launches with more than 60 games developed by the best content providers including Sony Computer Entertainment, Gameloft, Electronic Arts and Glu Mobile.
The phone comes with 5 pre-installed games and 1 downloadable: Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior , FIFA 2010 , Sims 3 , Star Battalion, Tetris and Asphalt 6 (download).
With over 250,000 applications and 300,000 Android devices activated every day, Android is a fast growing platform with a lot of developers. Today we bring you the top 10 free games on Android Market.
1) Angry Birds
Rovio Mobile Ltd.
Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Requires Android 1.6+
The simple and addictive arcade game Angry Birds, developed by Rovio Mobile, is the best-selling mobile game (free for Android). The game just passed 30 million downloads on Android. If you don't have Angry Birds you can download your free copy by clicking here .
LG has announced it will unveil another 'World's First' smartphone, after the dual-core powered smarthpone LG Optimus 2X , the LG Optimus 3D at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2011 which starts on February 14th in Barcelona.
Details are scarce on this one, but LG say it is the world’s first 3D smartphone that features a dual-lens camera for 3D recording a glasses-free LCD panel for 3D viewing, HDMI port and DLNA.
Other rumored specs include a 4'+ screen, a dual-core CPU and dual-channel RAM and Android OS. Sounds promising.
After some alpha testing, Nokia Beta Labs released the Beta version of Nokia Ovi Suite v3.0 available for download here. The new PC Suite from Nokia comes with two major improvements - a new Home View and a new Music Player.
Announced in April , the new Nokia N8 will first go on sale on the Nokia UK online shop. The N8 is now available for pre-order for £429 (~$660; EUR 520) unlocked or on contract from £35 per month. The N8 will go on sale exclusively at the Nokia Online Store during the last week of September, and from 1st October the Nokia N8 will also be available from Carphone Warehouse, O2, Orange, Phones4u, T-Mobile, Tesco Phone Shops, Three Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone.
Samsung today introduced a new 1GHz ARM CORTEX A9-based dual-core CPU, codenamed Orion. Samsung is applying its 45nm process technology to a new processor designed for high-performance, low-power mobile applications including tablets, netbooks and smartphones.
"The new chip features a pair of 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores, each comes with a 32KB data cache and a 32KB instruction cache. Samsung also included a 1MB L2 cache to optimize CPU processing performance and provide fast context switching in a multi-tasking environment. In addition, the memory interface and bus architecture of Orion supports data intensive multimedia applications including full HD video playback and high speed 3D action games.
Orion incorporates a rich portfolio of advanced multimedia features implemented by hardware accelerators, such as video encoder/decoder that supports 30fps video playback and recording at 1080P full HD resolution. Using an enhanced graphics processing unit (GPU), the new processors are capable of delivering 5 times the 3D graphics performance over the previous processor generation from Samsung."
It'll hit "selected customers" in the fourth quarter of 2010 and is scheduled for mass production in the first half of 2011.
A 24 year old Indian youth was killed when a Nokia 1209 mobile phone, released in 2008, exploded in his face. He was found dead yesterday, with burns to his left ear, neck and shoulders, near a farm in Bandha village close to the city of Kota. Police recovered pieces of the exploded Nokia 1209 device scattered nearby the body.
Researchers are working on what they call a 'smell phone', which will alert people to the presence of toxic gases. The research founded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is being carried out at the University of California. The 'smell phone' works via a in-built sensor and will cost just a few cents per unit.
Kaspersky Lab discovered the first virus to target Google's Android platform. The program, classified as a Trojan-SMS and called 'Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer. a', penetrates the Android smartphones in the guise of a harmless media player application.
After closing the Nexus One web store two months ago, Google today announced that the Nexus One , manufactured by HTC , will no longer be available online from Google and will only be sold by Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea and possibly other partners based on local market conditions.
SIG (The Bluetooth Special Interest Group) announced today the formal adoption of Bluetooth v4.0.
The most important aspect of the V4.0 Bluetooth specification is the low peak, average and idle mode power consumption. With enhanced range and the ability to run for years on standard coin-cell batteries, expect to see Bluetooth 4.0 devices by the end of the year.
Opera today introduced Opera Mini 5.1, an update to the popular Opera Mini 5. This update is highly recommended for users of Nokia S40 phones with limited memory and phones with a small screen size, such as Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, Nokia 6300, Nokia 2700, Sony Ericsson K550i and Sony Ericsson W810i phones.
Opera Mini 5.1 is compatible with more than 3000 phones and features a new optimized browser skin allowing you to open more pages at the same time, more rapid scrolling through pages and overall improved browsing performance.
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