Google parts with former Android chief

Sharon Gaudin by Sharon Gaudin - November 2nd, 2014

The corporate shakeup at Google continues and now it’s Andy Rubin, the former head of the company’s Android business and the current head of its robotics arm, who’s out.

Apple offers iPhone migration guide for Android converts

Jared Newman by Jared Newman - September 18th, 2014

Now that Apple has entered the bracket or large smartphone makers, it’s reaching out to Android users with a helpful migration guide.

Palo Alto: 178 million ME Android users at risk

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - August 19th, 2014

Palo Alto Networks has unveiled new research highlighting security risks in the internal storage used by applications on Google Android devices, rendering more than 94 percent of popular Android applications used in the Middle East & Africa potentially vulnerable.

Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Tim Hornyak by Tim Hornyak - July 31st, 2014

Google’s dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics.

Android tops mobile ad traffic for first time

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - April 23rd, 2014

Devices running Google’s Android operating system have dethroned Apple’s iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.

Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - April 17th, 2014

In case it wasn’t clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is the flavour of the month.

Microsoft launches Office for iPad, iPhone and Android

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - March 30th, 2014

Microsoft has finally released Office for iPad alongside Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

Android topples iPad in fast-growing tablet market

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - March 5th, 2014

The iPad has been the king of tablets for a number of years but Android has taken top spot, according to new figures from Gartner.

Intel ends wait for 64-bit Android on smartphones

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 25th, 2014

The long wait for a 64-bit version of Android on smartphones is coming to a close, with Intel on Monday showing a version of the OS running on a handset. The OS was […]

The Eye Tribe debuts first-ever eye tracker SDK for Android

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 25th, 2014

The Eye Tribe, a Danish multiplatform eye tracking software firm, today announced the beta release of the world’s first affordable eye tracking software development kit (SDK) for mass market Android devices. Previously only […]

Samsung to replace Android with Tizen on next Gear smartwatch

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - February 20th, 2014

On Monday Samsung will unveil its second-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch, this one running the open source Tizen operating system, not the Android software that runs the first-generation model, according to reports.

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet tipped for MWC: Thinner design and Android 4.4 KitKat

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - February 18th, 2014

We’re now a week away from the smartphone and tablet focused mobile world congress (MWC) and devices continue to be leaked. The latest of which is a new tablet from Sony.

HP moves to ease printing from Android tablets, smartphones

By Agam Shah by By Agam Shah - February 18th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard wants to make wireless printing of documents from Android mobile devices as easy as tapping one button.

Canalys: Android, wearable tech to get boost from Google-Samsung patent deal

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - January 28th, 2014

The Android ecosystem and wearable technology will probably get a boost from the patent deal Google and Samsung have struck, but the agreement is unlikely to have an influence on Samsung’s intellectual property disputes with Apple, analysts said Monday.

Google faces $125 million in damages for Android patent

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - January 23rd, 2014

SimpleAir is seeking $125M in damages from Google after a jury found that push notification services in Android infringe on a SimpleAir patent, the company said Tuesday.

Android heads to desktops as reliance on Internet grows

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - January 8th, 2014

More PC makers are bringing Android to desktops as users increasingly turn to the Internet for apps, storage and entertainment.

Gartner: Android on track to surpass one billion devices this year

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - January 8th, 2014

This year vendors will ship 1.1 billion Android-based devices, while Windows will stage a small comeback and the number of Apple machines, percentage-wise, will increase the most, according to estimates from market research company Gartner.

Lenovo announces new consumer desktop PCs at CES, including an Android all-in-one

Michael Brown by Michael Brown - January 7th, 2014

Lenovo has announced several new desktop PCs at CES, and in a move that’s sure to give Microsoft heartburn, one of these new machines is an all-in-one that runs the Android operating system, not Windows.

HP ships an Android all-in-one PC, plus several business laptops and desktops

Michael Brown by Michael Brown - January 7th, 2014

It seems like a bit of a disconnect for HP to announce new commercial PCs at a trade show focused on consumer electronics, but HP -which didn’t book exhibit space at this year’s CES – is wise not to waste the opportunity.

Asus’ new PC switches between Windows and Android in five seconds

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - January 7th, 2014

PC maker Asus is taking the Windows-Android hybrid concept to another level with a convertible laptop that can switch between the two OSes with the click of an on-screen button.

Google aiming to bring Android to cars by end of 2014

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - January 7th, 2014

Google has teamed up with several auto manufacturers on Monday with the goal of bringing Android to cars by the end of this year.

Lenovo brings Android to 4K monitor, all-in-one PC

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - January 6th, 2014

Lenovo is going beyond smartphones and tablets with Android, putting the operating system in a 28-inch 4K smart monitor and a new, 19.5-inch all-in-one PC.

BlackBerry CEO: We’d love to try iOS, Android

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - December 22nd, 2013

BlackBerry’s new CEO says he is “very interested” in trying to replicate some of the company’s signature security and enterprise productivity on rival platforms.

Cybercriminals clone pirate versions of top Android and iOS apps

By John E Dunn by By John E Dunn - December 17th, 2013

Cybercriminals are using third-party app sites to peddle reverse-engineered or ‘pirate’ versions of almost all the most popular paid apps available on the Google Play and Apple App Stores, software firm Arxan has discovered.

Windows tablet shipments to grow, but won’t challenge Android, iOS

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - December 4th, 2013

Windows tablets will gain market share in the coming years, but not fast enough to challenge the dominance of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, IDC said on Tuesday.

Nokia targets low-end Android competitors with two new Asha smartphones

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - December 2nd, 2013

Nokia has started shipping two new low-end touch-screen phones running its own Asha software platform. It hopes they will allow it to compete more effectively with cheap Android-based products.

BlackBerry increases Android app support

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - November 27th, 2013

BlackBerry hopes to make it easier for Android applications to run on its latest smartphones.

Google Android inside four of every five smartphones shipped last quarter

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - November 13th, 2013

Devices running Google’s Android operating system accounted for 81% of all smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, according to a study released today by IDC. Of the more than 261 […]

Management vendors race to help move BlackBerry users to Android and iOS

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - November 10th, 2013

Mobile management vendors including Good Technology and MobileIron are increasing their efforts to pitch Android and iOS as alternatives to BlackBerry, thanks to improved security and management tools.

Google escalates offensive against Office with Android ‘KitKat’

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - November 5th, 2013

Google last week again turned the screws on Microsoft and its Office franchise, this time by including Quickoffice with its newest Android mobile operating system, version 4.4 and dubbed “KitKat.”

Lenovo shows Android laptop in leaked user manuals

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - October 10th, 2013

Accidentally leaked user manuals from PC maker Lenovo show that the company is preparing a new laptop that runs Android instead of Windows.

BlackBerry messenger for Android and iPhone will not roll out this week

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - September 24th, 2013

BlackBerry’s messenger app for Android and iPhone will not roll out this week as the company struggles to block an unreleased version of the Android app that affected its system.

BBM for iOS and Android delayed

Bilal Khan by Bilal Khan - September 22nd, 2013

The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and the iOS has been delayed by BlackBerry around the world after having issues with the unreleased app for Android that was posted online.

Ballmer strongly hints at Office for iPad and Android tablets

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - September 20th, 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer insinuated that the company is working on a version of Office for the iPad and for Android tablets when he addressed Wall Street analysts on Thursday. Speaking about “upside […]

BBM for Android and iOS confirmed

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - September 19th, 2013

Amid rumors of layoffs and a possible sale of the company, BlackBerry just announced some good news: its growing BBM instant messaging service will be available for Android and iPhone devices in the next several days.

Nokia tried on Android for size before the Microsoft buyout

Florence Ion by Florence Ion - September 15th, 2013

It’s perhaps unfathomable for diehard Windows Phone users, but Nokia had once considered going the way of Android before Microsoft bought it out.

Microsoft Xbox Music now available on Android, iOS and free online

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - September 9th, 2013

Microsoft is expanding its Xbox Music service to iOS and Android devices, and also adding free streaming via the Web.

Review: Acer’s DA241HL all-in-one Android desktop

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - September 8th, 2013

Acer has chosen a different approach to the all-in-one PC, installing Android instead of Windows on its upcoming DA241HL, but the problem is that Google’s operating systems isn’t a desktop OS.

Google surprises Android users with Kit Kat

Florence Ion by Florence Ion - September 4th, 2013

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That’s a robot-shaped Kit Kat bar, and Google’s head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, has confirmed in a Google+ post that the next version of Android will be […]

NSA-resistant Android application ‘burns’ sensitive messages

Jeremy Kirk by Jeremy Kirk - September 4th, 2013

Silent Circle, a company specializing in encrypted communications, released a messaging application for Android devices on Wednesday that encrypts and securely erases messages and files.

Apple faces threat from China, bellwether in battle against Android

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - September 1st, 2013

Apple faces a threat from an unexpected quarter: Chinese developers crafting Android apps, an analytics firm said today.

Lookout Review: Anti-virus and security protection for your Android phone

Armando Rodriguez by Armando Rodriguez - September 1st, 2013

Smartphones are a treasure trove of personal information and it doesn’t take much for people who would mean you harm to get at all that sensitive data.

How to take screenshots on your android phone

Armando Rodriguez and Zack Stern by Armando Rodriguez and Zack Stern - August 27th, 2013

You just made it to the top of the leaderboards in your favorite game and want to show off to your buddies. The problem is, most of them live far away and there’s […]

First look: Android Studio eclipses Eclipse

Peter Wayner by Peter Wayner - August 22nd, 2013

Life for an Android developer has always been pretty straightforward. You downloaded Eclipse and installed the Android Developer Tools. The tools did the job, and they worked more or less as any Eclipse […]

UAE’s top 10 Android apps of 2013

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - August 19th, 2013

CNME’s picks on the top apps for your android smartphone device in the UAE. The following are a must have; the top UAE apps in 2013.

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