Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

So Why does Apple lock down the IPhone and IPad?

05 Mar

I guess after this week ,many people are finally realizing that there is a reason that Apple lock down the platform.

Yes I’m speaking about the mass breakout of Android viruses via the Android Market.
You can find more here:Android viral swam
and here: Google withdraws more than 50 virus-infected apps from Android Market.

From a personal point of view, I have to say I am rather disappointed in Google over this situation, specifically because it is possible to have java secure the apps and provide a validity checksum per class.
So it would be very easy for any ‘hacked’ application to be detected, since the majority of the classes would have the same checksum as the valid application.
All it would require is for Google to kick off an internal alarm when say >99% of the checksums of a new application matched an existing application.


APAD iMX515 Internal Bluetooth

28 Feb

It is bad enough being laughed at because you cannot afford an “Apple iPad”, but to have to walk about with 8″ of adaptor cable attached to your pad with a Bluetooth dongle hanging out the end of it is just unacceptable.

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Android Trojan

21 Feb

Heads up guys….
There is a new(re-packaged) Trojan being seeded on the Chinese app-stores Trojan details

Many people own an Android tablet that has been manufactured in China and loaded with Chinese software.
This is why it is a good Idea not to load ‘upgrade’ images found on various forums, unless you know exactly what the content of the image is.
Currently the malware seems to target the SMS side of the devices, however it is likely that once they see the bandwidth available from tablets that an upgraded malware package will be released.


Initial fix for APAD iMX51 sound channel noise

11 Feb

There have been reports of sound distortion/pollution on the APAD sound channels.

Here is a visual representation of the noise:

Sound distortion with no cap added


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BusyBox 1.19.0 available for APad iMX51

27 Jan

There is a new build of Busybox 1.19.0 available for installation on the APad.
This binary has been pre-compiled and is ready for direct installation. iMX51 APad Busybox Binary


Solution to APAD iMX51 Touch screen wobble/ jumping ?

26 Jan

We have seen many owners of the Freescale A8 pad computer systems with touch screens that ‘jump’ when users apply a finger/stylus to the touchscreen interface.
Currently we are seeing several thousand users with this problem, each with varying degrees of wobble, at the very worst the device is unusable.

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Chinese Tablet ‘Twist and shake’ syndrome

24 Jan

(Wobbly tablet screens)
Anyone familiar with the current range of Freescale A8 tablet devices currently shipping from South China, will probably be aware of a production defect that caused the image on the touch screen to shake violently whenever a finger is applied to the touch screen.

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There has been significant traffic on a number of forums related to the issue and various solutions have been proposed:
Get the background and a summary of the Authors statement on this matter:
Touch screen Shake