Palo Alto Networks has revealed details of a widespread vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that allows attackers to hijack the installation of a seemingly safe application – Android Package File (APK) – on user devices, replacing it with an app of the attacker’s choice.
Microsoft has launched the final version of Office for Android, with Word, Excel and PowerPoint all available for free from the Google Play store.
The battle for the bragging rights to the world’s thinnest TV is always something that comes to the fore at the Consumer Electronics Show, and this year Sony says it has come away with winner with three big-screen sets that are as thin as a few coins.
Data released by cloud storage service iDrive suggests that iPhone and Android users differ in terms of security and privacy habits as well as many others.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 has finally released Office for iPad alongside Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
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.
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, 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 […]
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.
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.
Hewlett-Packard wants to make wireless printing of documents from Android mobile devices as easy as tapping one button.
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.
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.
More PC makers are bringing Android to desktops as users increasingly turn to the Internet for apps, storage and entertainment.
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 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.
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.
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 has teamed up with several auto manufacturers on Monday with the goal of bringing Android to cars by the end of this year.
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’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 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 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 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 hopes to make it easier for Android applications to run on its latest smartphones.
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 […]
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 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.”
Accidentally leaked user manuals from PC maker Lenovo show that the company is preparing a new laptop that runs Android instead of Windows.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 is expanding its Xbox Music service to iOS and Android devices, and also adding free streaming via the Web.
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.
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 […]
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 a threat from an unexpected quarter: Chinese developers crafting Android apps, an analytics firm said today.
James Dartnell takes the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi for a spin, and reveals why although it may have its critics, it ultimately delivers as a stylish travel product.
Lenovo recently released the super-svelte LaVie Z laptop, offering Windows fans a clamshell that’s just as lightweight as Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook.
Sometimes, less is truly more. When it comes to the Linksys WRT1200AC, the little brother to the WRT1900AC router introduced last year, it might be best to say less is just enough.