Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 will be the company’s first to use Android for Work

blackphoneSilent Circle has announced that their upcoming Blackphone 2 will be the first company’s first to use Google’s Android for Work platform that was announced earlier this year. Android for Work was built around giving businesses enhanced security without compromising features of the phone, which fits right in with Silent Circle’s phone philosophy.

Thanks to Android for Work, when the Blackphone 2 launches this fall it will ship with Google Play and Play Services, which was previously lacking from the company’s own security-focused Silent OS. On top of that, you’ll see all of the extra security layers that Android for Work brings to the table. Read more

Sony posts $780 million operating profit for Q2, but mobile sales continue to decline

Sony_Xperia_Z3v_Front_Lower_Sony_Logo_TASony’s second quarter numbers are in, and while overall things are looking up for the company, their mobile division is still floundering.

The company posted an operating profit of $780 million for the second quarter of 2015, with an overall revenue of $14.5 billion. Sony’s image sensor division had a fantastic year, bringing in $249 million, while its music portion made $260 million. The gaming division of Sony focused around its PlayStation consoles grew to $160 million. Mobile phones and tablets didn’t look so hot, though, with an operating loss of $188 million. Read more

Boost Mobile adding two devices from Alcatel OneTouch

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Boost Mobile has added two devices, both manufactured by Alcatel OneTouch, to its lineup for customers. Neither the Conquest nor the Elevate represent the company’s vision for a high-end Android device, but they do offer solid specifications in an affordable package. The Conquest and Elevate both support 4G LTE connection, ship with at least Android 5.0 Lollipop, and cost less than $150. Alcatel OneTouch is continuing to prove that a solid, complete device can be had for less than ever before.

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