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Google's open source Android platform has the distinction of being the most popular mobile operating system in the world. That's great in terms of dominating the market and reaping the rewards that come with it, but it's also for that very reason that Android finds itself the target of virtually every new mobile... Read more...
Some new smartphone sales numbers are available via Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, and they point to Android’s continued dominance, particularly in the U.S.; however, iOS is making up ground in a few areas. Blackberry is tanking almost across the board, and Windows Phone continues to flounder in many countries. From January through March... Read more...
It seems like the number of Samsung Galaxy Tab models in the company’s lineup is already quite large, but three more are landing as of May 1st. There will be 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, and you can preorder them starting tomorrow. Available in black or white, all three of the Tab 4... Read more...
Even though Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone isn’t a Real Thing just yet (but allegedly will be come January), creative minds are already cooking up intriguing modules and add-ons for the smartphone. One from Samuel Herb, “The Aether Technician”, is a device that attaches to the Ara... Read more...
The next-generation of PowerPoint presentations is almost here, and to help get the ball moving on getting some projects created, Microsoft has just opened up what it's calling the "Office Mix Preview". At the moment, anyone with an access code can get in; otherwise, you'll need to fill out a survey and hope to gain... Read more...
Suddenly, Google Glass updates are coming hard and fast, and Google says that’s largely due to the Android KitKat update. The most recent updates include the ability to view SMS text messages via iOS devices on Glass and a new Calendar Glassware that offers increased functionality, but that’s just the... Read more...
Working together, Google and ASUS have produced some of the best 7-inch Android tablets ever released - I still use and love my first-gen model. Given the overall success of Nexus 7, it seemed likely that both companies would again work together on a third iteration, but sometimes the tech world can throw a curveball... Read more...
At some point, mobile gaming became a legitimate battleground for competitors Apple and Google and their iOS and Android platforms. It only makes sense, as mobile gaming continues to increase in popularity while mobile devices boast stronger and stronger graphics and processing capabilities, but apparently things are... Read more...
UberX, the non-professional version of driver service Uber, is a rideshare service wherein any Tom, Dick, or Harriet can sign up to be a driver and offer themselves and their vehicle for hire. The whole thing runs on mobile apps; riders use an iOS or Android device to book rides, and drivers use the same to accept a... Read more...
For those of you who like to keep track of such things, Android is still the most popular mobile operating system on the planet. Android's big advantage is that it's an open source playground where anyone and everyone can come play with the equipment, and that's precisely how things have gone down. With so many handset, tablet, and system... Read more...
Last spring, we talked about "Beacon Mountain", Intel's pre-packaged Android development environment that caters to developing around both Intel and ARM architectures. We haven't heard too much about Beacon Mountain since, but as we can now see, Intel had even greater plans for it; it's been swallowed-up into Intel's... Read more...
As the Heartbleed bug inflicts damage in absentia (or not, there’s no way to tell), Google Security wrote a blog post letting users know that although the company has actively patched to numerous Google services, some important Google products are immune to the bug including Chrome, Chrome OS, and all versions... Read more...
Choosing a high-end Android handset isn't getting any easier these days. There are several worthy options to consider, including LG's forthcoming G3 smartphone. LG has yet to formally introduce the world to the G3, but thanks to Sprint's posting of a UA profile, we pretty know what the new flagship phone will bring to... Read more...
Microsoft is planning to follow the money trail into mobile, albeit through a licensing play. KLab, a maker of smartphone games based in Japan, is building a free-to-play version of Age of Empires for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS devices. It's called Age of Empires: World Domination and it will feature "simple and... Read more...
Twitter has kicked its week off by acquiring an up-and-coming Android app, called Cover. As a lock-screen app, we're not quite sure what Twitter plans on doing to exploit its full potential, but given the fact that the app has 26,000 ratings on the Play Store for an average of 4.4/5.0 stars, we're sure there are many fans hoping that it's... Read more...
When Google's Nexus 10 came out in late 2012, it proved to be a great choice for those looking to get a larger tablet - and even today, it still has respectable specs. But, a span of 17 months since its original launch and the fact that it hasn't seen an update since shows that we're long overdue for an update... Read more...
As much as we like Android -- and we like it quite a bit around these parts -- there's no denying that Google could step up its game and more actively police its app store (Google Play) for malicious or otherwise deceptive content. Taking a step in that direction, Google made some changes and additions to its Google... Read more...
Yes folks, that is Android running on your Samsung Galaxy S5. The same is true of the HTC One M8. Of course, you already knew that -- and that probably played a big role in your decision to buy your device -- but in case you had any lingering doubt, you'll notice that both handsets make it a point to say "Powered by... Read more...
Android version 4.4.2 (KitKat) has been available for a while now, but there may be yet another incremental KitKat bump coming. Version 4.4.3 has apparently been spotted on some Google employees’ devices. Credit: Android Police Myce sussed out the version number based on Google’s typical naming scheme, and... Read more...
Security researchers at Trend Micro report finding a new Android malware family designed to mine crytocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. The malicious mining code is being repackaged in copies of popular apps like Football Manger Handheld and TuneIn Radio. To hide the code, malware writers modify the... Read more...
Buried under the typical eye-glazing congratulatory corporate-speak that is a mutual press release announcing cooperation between two companies is a curious nugget of information: Dell might start making Xbox consoles. Taking a step back here, the announcement pertains to Microsoft and Dell signing a patent licensing... Read more...
Android is dominating the mobile market, but Google is still looking at new realms to conquer, and next on the horizon may be the enterprise. According to The Information’s two sources, (behind a paywall), Google is making a concerted effort to claim the enterprise ground that BlackBerry once held and preventing... Read more...
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