Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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And here is the second one "screen licking kitty live wallpaper":

Look at it. It's a "cute" cat live wallpaper that licks your screen. Tell me any 7 year old girl would be able to resist... and it's probably harmless, right? Wrong. It did the following:

1) Added 2 or 3 extra shortcuts on the home screen to spam apps/sites
2) Opening the "payload" app, immediately pops up a message "your device has a virus" that then directed me to a site to download a fake antivirus APK. This was very similar to the other app she installed.
3) Sends around 10+ spam notifications a minute for crapware apps.

Let's be honest here.. these apps are in the top 200 free games category. Virtual Nose Surgery in #35 and Screen licking Cat is #129. That's in the UK Play Store, now, today as I type. That is fcuking disgraceful.

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