Top Android news of the week: Zoom in B&H Photos, $31 billion, S Pen fix

This week in Android we heard Samsung make changes to S Pen to avoid damage, heard that Google has earned major money with Android, and that the ZenFone Zoom will be sold exclusively by B&H Photos.


Oracle: Google made more than $31 billion from Android

In a trial hearing a suit with Google a lawyer for Oracle stated that Google has earned more than $31 billion from Android since launch. Answers any questions if Google should be in the mobile OS business.

Source: TNW


Note 5 S Pen changed to avoid device damage

Samsung has changed the Note 5 to prevent the S Pen from damaging the device when it's inserted backward Last year the company caught a lot of flack when owners reported that inserting the pen into the storage silo backwards could damage the phone.

Source: The Verge

ZenFone Zoom to B&H Photo

In an unusual move ASUS will offer the ZenFone Zoom excluvely at B&H photos. The smartphone from ASUS will ship in Feb. for $399, a reasonable price point for a 5.5- inch phone.

Source: Android and Me


Facebook app allows using Tor

Facebook is adding support for Tor on Android in its app. The added feature allows using Facebook over mobile connections privately while using Facebook on Android.

Source: The Verge