Android Game Market Platform Launches New Mobile-compatible Homepage

When loaded on a smartphone, users can see every game clearly listed by category. All of 9Game.coms Android games include icons for easy identification, a rating for popularity, and a listing so that users can determine what type of game it is. Additionally, 9Game.coms revamp also meant that games are organized into categories. For example, three of the websites top categories are Cant Miss, which lists some of the most popular games on the Android market; Now Free, which includes games that users previously had to pay for but are now available at no cost to the downloader; and Price Drop, which includes games that are now available at a reduced price. Swiping to the left permits users to switch categories easily.
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Android, iOS dominate smartphone market as Q2 shipments hit 300M – CNET

This stops being cool real quick, however, once it dawns on you that someone who isnt supposed to could be listening in on whatever you are doing. A recent teaser for a talk being held by security researchers from Stanford University and defense firm Rafael, reveals an interesting way in which many Android phones could already possess always-listening capabilities by exploiting the gyroscope. Most smartphones have gyroscopes. They are typically viewed as mostly harmless, and used for things like games or determining when you have flipped your phone over to silence a call. As it turns out, the gyroscopes used in most Android phones are capable of detecting vibrations within a range that includes the human voice. This means that if someone were to write an app to use the gyroscope as a microphone, theres a good chance that app could pick up your voice.
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Gyroscopes in Android phones can be turned into always-on microphones | Android |

Apple’s iOS came in second place with 11.7 percent market share and 35.2 million shipments. Combined, the Google and Apple operating systems own 96 percent of the global smartphone market, according to IDC. Vendors shipped a total of 301.3 million smartphones worldwide between April and June, said IDC. “It’s been an incredible upward slog for other OS players,” Melissa Chau, a senior research manager at IDC, said in a statement. “Windows Android Sentral Berita Phone has been around since 2010 but has yet to break the 5 percent share mark, while the backing of the world’s largest smartphone player, Samsung, has not boosted Tizen into the spotlight.” Related links T-Mobile claims top spot in prepaid wireless market Windows Phone was only able to nab 2.5 percent of the market in the second quarter on 7.4 million shipments.
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