This week in Android, Google admitted the Android update system fails
owners regarding security, we heard why you might like the Galaxy S7,
and saw Amazon add more storage to the smallest Fire tablet.
Why to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S7
Matt Miller weighs in with 10 reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Among those Miller found the aluminum case and the great camera to be
top of the pack. The long battery life is also a nice feature and should
keep the busiest professional going all day.
Amazon refreshes the 7-inch Fire tablet
continues to pour effort into its Fire tablet line and has refreshed
the 7-inch model. It’s now available in new colors but customers may see
more value in the extra storage options. The new color options are
tangerine, magenta, and blue and it’s now available with internal
storage of 8GB or 16GB. The entry-level configuration is still $49.99.
European Commission: Google stifles the competition
behavior in the market prevents the competition from competing fairly,
according to the European Commission. The EC has informed Google of
these preliminary findings that is in violation of European anti-trust
laws. Said the EC:
Google “abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators”,
Nearly one-third of Android devices will never get current security updates
of Android have long lamented the way the update system works, given
the roles of Google, OEMs, and carriers. This is a reasonable complaint
as determined by Google’s latest annual report. It found that one in
three Android devices will never get current security updates, an