Google, Intel strengthen partnership with ‘Android Things’

Agham Shah by Agham Shah - January 31st, 2017

Intel may have cut ties with Android on smartphones and tablets, but the company’s partnership with Google on Android for the Internet of Things is growing stronger.

HMD Global launches first Nokia Android smartphone

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - January 8th, 2017

The Nokia 6 it the first Android smartphone release by Finnish company HMD Global, which acquired the rights to release Nokia-branded devices from Microsoft in 2016.

BlackBerry unveils DTEK50 Android smartphone

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - July 27th, 2016

BlackBerry Limited has announced the release of DTEK50, its latest smartphone powered by Android, following the Priv.

Google could face EU antitrust charges over Android

Peter Sayer by Peter Sayer - April 18th, 2016

The Commission began its Android investigation on 15th April 2015, the same day that it announced formal antitrust charges against Google in another investigation, accusing the company of favouring its own comparison shopping service over that of rivals.

Symantec detects malware called ‘Android.Bankosy’

Jeremy Kirk by Jeremy Kirk - January 13th, 2016

One-time passcodes, a crucial defense for online banking applications, are being intercepted by a malware programme for Android, according to new research from Symantec.

BlackBerry confirms Android-powered Priv phone

Ian Paul by Ian Paul - September 28th, 2015

As part of the company’s quarterly earnings announcement released recently, BlackBerry confirmed it would roll out an Android phone in late 2015.

Blackberry may release an Android device

Ian Paul by Ian Paul - June 14th, 2015

According to recent reports, the next Blackberry smartphone could run Android, however, it doesn’t look like BlackBerry would turn into just another Android vendor. Instead the Android device will only be incorporated in BlackBerry to help improve its standing as a device management company.

Google reveals Android M

Blair Hanley Frank by Blair Hanley Frank - June 1st, 2015

During the recently held Google I/O conference, Dave Burke, Vice President of Engineering for Android, gave developers a glimpse at the next update for Google’s mobile operating system, code-named Android M.

GM to incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Autos in 2016

Lucas Mearian by Lucas Mearian - May 28th, 2015

General Motors will be offering both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in most of its 2016 vehicles, allowing customers to mirror their smartphones and their apps to their infotainment systems.

Microsoft partners with 20 more Android tablet makers to pre-load Office apps

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - May 27th, 2015

Microsoft apps will soon come pre-installed on more Android devices thanks to 20 new partnerships the company has forged with tablet makers around the world.

Palo Alto discovers widespread Android vulnerability

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 26th, 2015

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 launches Office for Android

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - February 1st, 2015

Microsoft has launched the final version of Office for Android, with Word, Excel and PowerPoint all available for free from the Google Play store.

Sony to launch razor-thin Android TV

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - January 8th, 2015

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.

iOS users ‘more security conscious’ than Android base

Tony Bradley by Tony Bradley - December 14th, 2014

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.

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.

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