Breaking Android Episode 013

BreakingModern – It’s episode 13 of Breaking Android. I’m your host, Mat Lee. This time on the show, I check out Android Tamer. Plus, news on a faraway Android KitKat TV and some old Android bugs for you. Check out our Android news show and the detailed show notes below.

Breaking Android Broken Down

Android Tamer

First up, let’s talk a little Android security. DNA India has an article discussing something called Android Tamer. Basically, Android Tamer is a Linux-based OS pre-loaded with helpful Android development tools. Think Backtrack, but for Android stuff. If you are thinking of getting into Android development or testing, this could be a really cool OS to work from. If you want to learn more, the developers of Android Tamer will be at Nullcon 2015, February 4th and 5th at The Bogmallo Beach Resort, Goa, India. For a quick walk through, check out InfoSec Institute here.

Android TV

Speaking of India, how many of you are excited for Android TV? Android Headlines is reporting that Toshiba is one of the first companies in India (alongside Vu and Arise), to launch an Android powered TV. Although it currently runs Android 4.4 Kitkat, the Toshiba L9450-series features a 4K (3840 x 2160) UHD display and sports a 4K RESOLUTION+ up-conversion technology. This means that it up-calls the full HD or lower resolution into 4K resolution.

Whose Fixing What?

Last up, Google isn’t fixing some old Android bugs, and the Wall Street Journal is on it! The Digits blog reports the new policy applies to the default browser in Android version 4.3, released in mid 2013 and earlier. That covers roughly two-thirds of the billion-plus Android devices in use, according to Google, but some users may have updated their browsers to newer versions. In other news, the times is reporting that Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 95. Weird, right?

That’s going to do it for this episode of Breaking Android. Follow me on your favorite social network and say hello. Also make sure to check out our weekly Android long-form podcast over at

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Mat Lee

Author: Mat Lee

Based in Kalispell, MT, Mat Lee is a senior contributor at He writes hip hop, makes podcasts, and dabbles in gaming in his spare time. Follow Mat Lee on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

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