A security feature that makes it harder to make illicit copies of apps for the latest version of Android OS for mobile devices has been temporarily deactivated by Google. This was done due owing to a bug that rendered the secured versions of certain apps inoperable. The feature was introduced with Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" that encrypted all paid apps downloaded from Google's Play store with a device specific key.
Going by the news posted in the community forums of Sony UK, the latest Android iteration - the Android version 4.0 `Ice Cream Sandwich' (ICS) - will come aboard two of the company's devices, Tablet S and Tablet P.
The Document Foundation has announced that developers were working on bringing LibreOffice, the project that emerged from OpenOffice. org, to Web browsers and iOS as well as Android devices.
The move, which was announced at the recently held LibreOffice Conference, has an aim to port the open source office suite to Apple's iPad and Android tablets.
In a recent statement, the officials at 3LM have revealed that the company intends rolling out its enterprise security platform for Android handsets this week. The unique product, according to 3LM's claims, will provide "seamless" access "simultaneously and securely" to enterprise resources and the Internet.
Software giant Oracle has objected to Google's Android chief Andy Rubin as negotiator, saying he is not senior enough to negotiate in the ongoing patent dispute.
After agreeing to undertake court-mediated talks to find a settlement and end the patent dispute, Oracle said Rubin wasn't senior enough and suitable to negotiate with its co-president Safra Catz.
BlackBerry-manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) has plans to install its "app player" engine into its forthcoming handsets to offer Android compatibility.
Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg reported that the Canadian manufacturer’s RIM's QNX-based handsets will have the Android compatibility module to allow apps developed for Google's Android platform to be run on RIM's, when they will come out in 2012.