Android Overload: Android Malware Jumped 76% In Q2, Android Browser Is Going Open and More


Good evening, ladies and gents! Step right up, step right up. If you came looking to satisfy your late night Android cravings then you came to the right place. This is the one and only Android Overload. A veritable smorgasbord of Android goodies scoured from around the net and delivered on a silver platter for you here. So don’t be shy and dig right in. There’s surely something here to please everyone’s tastes. Enjoy!

  • Android malware jumped 76% in Q2 according to McAfee. Can’t wait to see Q3. [Reuters]
  • Android browser finally taking a step towards Webkit and Chromium. [TechCrunch]
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray shows up on Vodafone UK’s site. Coming soon. [VodafoneUK]
  • Three UK expects 80% of its network to be on HSPA+ by the end of the year. [TalkAndroid]
  • Sharp RW-T107 is an Android 2.3 tablet with NFC and RFID capabilities. [TechCrunch]
  • The Motorola XOOM is receiving its update to Android 3.1 in Canada. [MobileSyrup]
Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. the DROID Bionic violated youtube..

    1. LOL! How funny… Thanks!

      1. you’re welcome … Bon apétit !

  2. 76% according to a company who has an interest in an increasing malware rate.
    i do believe malware for android is on the rise, but i would take this news with a grain of salt.

    1. I’d like to see the raw numbers. This is like the report of childrens’ drownings going up 200% and you find out that 76 kids drowned. Tragic on an individual basis, but not reason enough to fill in every pool and lake in the country.

  3. What can I expect from a Chromium browser on android?
    I like Chrome on my pc, but I don’t really see what it could change in the mobile field.
    Will it be faster?
    That article isn’t very good at explaining what to expect either.
    Still I’m psyched, because whatever it means, it will be good :D

    (I hope it can stream more content rather than downloading it)

  4. In other news Mcafee is now having a special on their Android App! What a coincidence!

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