IDC: Windows Phone Shipments Surpass BlackBerry
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 16, 2013
Android continues to dominate the smartphone market.
Tags: IOS, Android, Apple, smartphone, Blackberry, Microsoft, IDC, Google, Windows Phone
Google Share Price Tops $900 for First Time
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 15, 2013
The company's annual developer conference began on Wednesday.
Tags: share, Google, stock, price, Android
How to Understand the Rise of Google
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 15, 2013
Google I/O starts today. Here’s why Google’s developer conference is technology’s Main Event.
Tags: iPhone, products and services, Google Play, google+, Apple, Android, Google, app store, Gmail, Siri, iPad, Google Now
BlackBerry Messenger Is Coming to iOS and Android
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 14, 2013
Basic functionality will be available by this summer.
Tags: smartphone, BlackBerry Messenger, mobile apps, Android, IOS
Android Dominates Smartphone Sales in Q1: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 14, 2013
Google's Android was the mobile operating system to beat during as buyers flocked to smartphones.
Tags: Android, smartphone
Android Snags Nearly 60% of Smart Mobile Device Market: Canalys
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 10, 2013
Mobile computing belongs to Google's Android OS. And given its affinity for low-cost devices, rivals may have a tough time catching up.
Tags: tablets, Windows 8, Android, Mobile Analytics
Facebook Home Nears 1 Million Downloads
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 10, 2013
The social network is tweaking the Android app with new features.
Tags: HTC First, Android, social network, apps, smartphone, Facebook Home
Microsoft Plans Updates to Office Web Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 08, 2013
Android support and real-time collaborative editing are coming later this year.
Tags: Android, Office Web Apps, Microsoft, collaboration, real-time
What's It Like to Use Google Products Only?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 01, 2013
An Apple fan starts a month-long experiment, limiting himself to Google hardware, software and services.
Tags: Google, Google Docs, cloud computing, Chromebook Pixel, google+, Android
Provident Security Tosses iPhone for BlackBerry: The Critical Speed Advantage
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 30, 2013
In certain industries, BlackBerry's messaging speed make it the obvious choice for employee devices.
Tags: Android, mobile platform, iPhone, text messaging, smartphone, BlackBerry 10, messaging server
Samsung to Launch Galaxy Tab 3
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 29, 2013
The 7-inch tablet will likely compete against the iPad mini, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire.
Tags: Samsung, tablet, Android, Galaxy Tab 3
50 Free Awesome Android Apps
By Pam Baker | Article Published April 29, 2013
These free apps for Android smartphones and tablets are among the best available.
Tags: free apps, tablet, smartphone, Android
Windows Tablets Gain Market Share at iPad's Expense
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 25, 2013
Tablet sales more than doubled year over year.
Tags: Android, Strategy Analytics, report, tablets, Apple, Windows, iPad
Microsoft Reaches Patent Deal with China's ZTE
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
According to Microsoft, it now gets royalties from most Android smartphones sold.
Tags: Google, licensing, patent, tablet, Android, smartphone, Microsoft, zte, China, Chrome OS
Microsoft, Foxconn Sign Patent Deal Covering Android, Chrome Devices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 17, 2013
Experts say the licensing agreement is bad news for Google.
Tags: Microsoft, Foxconn, Android, licensing, patent, Chrome, smartphone, Google
Android Tablets Gaining on iPad: ABI Research
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 15, 2013
Computing slates that run Google's Android mobile operating system are set to topple Apple's market-leading iPad.
Tags: Apple, iPad Mini, tablet, Android, iPad
Facebook Unveils 'Home' for Android
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 05, 2013
The social network didn't announce its own smartphone--it announced plans to take over existing phones.
Tags: smartphone, Facebook Home, Android
Gartner: Device Shipments to Top 2.4 Billion This Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 04, 2013
Tablet shipments are increasing, while PC shipments are falling.
Tags: smartphone, Gartner, desktop, Android, laptop, tablet, PC shipments
Travel Apps: 50 Android Apps to Ease Your Journey
By Pam Baker | Article Published April 03, 2013
These apps help you plan your travel, book reservations and navigate unfamiliar territory using your Android smartphone or tablet.
Tags: Android, tablet, apps, smartphone
Google Reportedly Planning Nexus 7 Upgrade Launch for July
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 03, 2013
The new tablet is said to feature a Qualcomm processor and could retail for as little as $150.
Tags: processor, tablet, Qualcomm, Nexus 7, Android, Google
Android Beats iOS in U.S. Smartphone Sales
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
Windows Phone is also gaining customers, while BlackBerry usage has declined.
Tags: Windows Phone, Sprint, IOS, Android, Samsung, BlackBerry 10, smartphone
Facebook Announces Android Event
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 29, 2013
Is the social network about to unveil the long-rumored "Facebook phone"?
Tags: IDC, Android, Facebook, smartphone
Why the Mobile Phone 'Subsidy' is a Myth
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 27, 2013
There are no "subsidies." What carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon call a "subsidy" is actually a very high-interest loan.
Tags: T-Mobile, mobile phone, mobile apps, iPhone, Android
Chrome and Android Will Remain Separate, Says Google's Schmidt
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 21, 2013
The company chairman also quashed rumors that he might be leaving the company.
Tags: Android, Google, operating systems, Chrome, Eric Schmidt
Apple iOS Leads in Enterprise Mobility
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 20, 2013
According to a new study from Citrix, iPhones and iPads currently dominate the landscape but Android is proving a formidable challenger.
Tags: enterprise mobile, Citrix, Android, IOS
Why I Want a Google Chrome Phone
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 20, 2013
Android is nice, but Chrome is the future. Here's why I believe a smartphone 'Chromebook' is coming to a pocket near you.
Tags: Google, Chrome, Android, Mobile tools
Samsung Launches the Galaxy S4
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 15, 2013
The new device offers welcome new features, but isn't seen as a "game-changer."
Tags: Android, Samsung, smartphone, Galaxy S 4
An Executive Shakeup at Google
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 14, 2013
Andy Rubin and Jeff Huber are leaving their current positions.
Tags: Andy Rubin, Google, Google Reader, mapping, commerce, Android, Chrome
50 Android Apps for Business on the Go
By Pam Baker | Article Published March 13, 2013
Download these Android apps to turn your handheld into a portable office.
Tags: Android, android apps
IDC: Tablet Market to Reach 190M Units in 2013
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 12, 2013
Small tablets like Amazon's Kindle Fire and Apple's iPad Mini will drive the tablet market to record heights.
Tags: Apple, tablet, Android
iOS Gains U.S. Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 07, 2013
Apple is the top smartphone maker, but Android is still the leading mobile OS.
Tags: Android, Apple, Google, comScore, Samsung, IOS, smartphone, mobile operating systems
Study: 79% of Mobile Malware Targets Android
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 07, 2013
Over the past three years, an increasing number of malware writers have been going after Google's mobile platform.
Tags: F-Secure, Google, mobile malware, Android, study, Symbian
China Says Google Has Too Much Control Over Its Smartphone Market
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 05, 2013
A new white paper written by Chinese officials expresses concern about Android's dominance.
Tags: China, smartphone OS, Google, Android
Google's Brin Says Smartphones Are 'Emasculating'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 28, 2013
The company co-founder praised Google Glass for freeing up users' eyes and ears.
Tags: smartphones, glass, Sergey Brin, Android, Google
HP Announces Android-Based Slate 7
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 25, 2013
The device carries an attractive price tag: just $169.
Tags: Android, HP, tablet
IDC: Android and iOS Together Account for 91% of Smartphone Sales
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 15, 2013
BlackBerry and Windows Phone own very small slivers of the market.
Tags: BlackBerry 10, smartphones, IOS, Android, IDC, mobile operating systems, Linux
Report: HP Is Working on Android Devices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 14, 2013
Anonymous sources say the company is building an Android tablet and possibly also a smartphone.
Tags: mobile, smartphone, HP, Android, tablet
51 Must-Have Android Apps
By Brian T. Horowitz | Article Published February 12, 2013
Google Play features plenty of apps to keep you connected, from finance tools to apps for medical use.
Tags: mobile, Google Play, Android, apps
Android, iOS Account for 92% of Smartphone Market
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 28, 2013
Google's mobile operating system has a 70 percent share of the global market.
Tags: IOS, tablet, Amazon, Google, Strategy Analytics, mobile operating systems, Apple, kindle fire, Android
Apple's iPhone Beats Android in the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 22, 2013
However, Android smartphones dominated in most markets, except the U.S. and Japan.
Tags: iPhone, smartphone, Windows Phone, U.S., Android, Apple, Japan, RIM
Panasonic Unveils Tough Windows and Android Tablets at CES
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 09, 2013
Panasonic bets that there's a market for Windows and Android tablets in workplaces that are a little more rough and tumble than the average office.
Tags: tablets, Android, Windows 8, CES
AT&T Reports 10M Smartphone Sales in Q4
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 08, 2013
The company said the sales total broke all previous records.
Tags: smartphone, iPhone, wireless, mobile, quarterly financials, AT&T, Android
Is The New Ubuntu Phone An Android-Killer? Probably Not.
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 07, 2013
Canonical's Ubuntu phone faces some tough challenges if it wants to compete directly with iOS and Android for mainstream smartphone users.
Tags: Canonical, open source, Linux, Ubuntu Phone, Android, IOS, mobile
Half of All U.S. Smartphone Sales Are iPhones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 26, 2012
A new report says Apple has achieved its highest ever smartphone market share in the U.S.
Tags: iPhone, smartphone, Windows Phone, Apple, RIM, Android, Samsung
Report: Most SMBs Opt for iOS over Android
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 14, 2012
Survey finds 68 percent of SMB smartphones and 93 percent of SMB tablets run Apple's mobile operating system.
Tags: SMB, IOS, smartphone, Apple, Google, Android, tablet
Google+ Adds Communities, SnapSeed
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 06, 2012
Google claims its social network now has more than 135 million active users.
Tags: apps, social network, Google, google+, Android
IDC: Tablet Shipments to Reach 282M by 2016
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published December 05, 2012
A crush of Android tablets and brisk iPad Mini sales leads the research firm to revise its forecast upward.
Tags: iPad Mini, tablets, iPad, Android
Report: Tablet Sales Likely to Double by 2016
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 05, 2012
This year's shipments should top 122.3 million units.
Tags: IDC, tablet, Apple iPad, microsoft surface, Android
IDC: Smartphone Sales to Increase 45% for 2012
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 05, 2012
Android continues to dominate with 68.3 percent of the market.
Tags: shipments, BlackBerry 10, Android, IOS, IDC, smartphone, Windows Phone
Facebook Launches Alternative to Texting
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 04, 2012
Facebook Messenger for Android allows users to send messages to people who don't have Facebook accounts.
Tags: social network, Facebook, smartphone, Android, text, mobile
Report: Apple Now No. 2 Smartphone Maker in U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 03, 2012
Samsung is still number one.
Tags: comScore, Apple, Android, market share, Samsung, smartphone, LG, IOS
Report: iOS More Popular Than Android in the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 27, 2012
Worldwide, Android still dominates.
Tags: market research, smartphone, Android, IOS, Apple, mobile operating system
Survey: Tablets on Over Half of US Consumers' Holiday Shopping Lists
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 26, 2012
A survey reveals what users are looking for as they shop for tablets. Plus: who's doing more self-gifting with tablets, men or women?
Tags: tablet, iPad, mobile, Kindle, Android
Who Wants to Live In a Googletopia?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 21, 2012
Google today is yesterday's Disney -- dedicated to realizing the city of tomorrow.
Tags: Android, Google
Gartner: Android Captured 72% of Market
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 14, 2012
The latest mobile industry numbers hold good news for Samsung, bad news for Nokia.
Tags: Samsung, market share, Gartner, Nokia, mobile, smartphone, IOS, Apple, Android
Analyst: Android Tablets Will Overtake iPad Next Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 13, 2012
Is Apple's dominance in the tablet market about to end.
Tags: iPad, Apple, Android, analyst, tablet, kindle fire
World's Most Popular Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S3
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 08, 2012
During the third quarter, more people bought the Android-based Samsung phone than bought Apple's iPhone.
Tags: Samsung, Galaxy S III, Android, smartphone, Apple, iPhone
Gartner: Businesses to Buy 53 Million Tablets in 2016
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 07, 2012
Tablets will become a common sight in the workplace in the near future and they'll have a big impact on corporate MDM strategies.
Tags: tablets, Android
Gartner: Smartphone and Tablet Sales Will Top 1 Billion in 2013
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 07, 2012
The market research firm says the consumerization of IT is an "unstoppable force."
Tags: Gartner, consumerization of IT, Android, tablets, smartphones
Apple Adds Android Jelly Bean to Samsung Patent Lawsuit
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 07, 2012
Apple appears to be challenging Google's Android directly for the first time.
Tags: Samsung, patent lawsuit, Android, Apple, Jelly Bean
IDC: Android Claims 75% of Smartphone Shipments
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 02, 2012
Forget the iPhone -- Google's mobile OS rules the smartphone market by a large margin.
Tags: mobile, Android, smartphone
Apple Unveils iPad Mini
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 23, 2012
Apple's new device ushers in a new round in the tablet wars. Should Android vendors be worried?
Tags: Apple, iPad Mini, tablet, Android
Security Researchers Say Many Popular Android Apps Are Vulnerable to Attack
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 22, 2012
The report found that free apps do not adequately protect sensitive data.
Tags: Google Play, security vulnerabilities, Android, report, apps
Google to Hold Android Event October 29
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 18, 2012
The company is expected to launch new products, possibly a new Nexus tablet.
Tags: Nexus 7, Device, tablet, Android, Google, mobile
FBI Warns Android Users About Malware
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 16, 2012
The agency offers steps users can take to keep themselves safe.
Tags: Security Advisory, Android, malware, smartphone, FBI
HTC Reports Dramatic Decline in Profits
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 08, 2012
Year-over-year, the Taiwanese smartphone maker's profits fell 79 percent, setting a new record.
Tags: mobile, Android, HTC, smartphone
BlueStacks: Run Android Apps on AMD Windows PCs
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published September 28, 2012
Startup teams with AMD to open up the Android app market to Windows PCs.
Tags: mobile, android apps, Android, Windows, AMD
Microsoft Wins German Sales Ban Against Motorola Mobility
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 20, 2012
A judge ruled that the Android operating system infringes on a Microsoft patent covering "soft input panel system and method."
Tags: Google, Motorola Mobility, patent infringement, patent lawsuit, Android, Microsoft
Twitter Revamps Mobile Apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 18, 2012
The micro-blogging service gets a new look.
Tags: mobile app, Twitter, iPhone, iPad, Android
Over Half of Android Devices Have Unpatched Vulnerabilities, Report Says
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 17, 2012
Root exploits are a particular problem.
Tags: root exploit, security vulnerabilities, Android
Motorola Mobility Ordered to Recall Android Tablets and Smartphones in Germany
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 14, 2012
Because of infringement on the "rubber band" scrolling court, a German court has also banned further sales of Motorola's mobile devices in the country.
Tags: infringement, Motorola Mobility, ban, Apple, recall, Android, patent lawsuit, Google
Google, Apple CEOs in Secret Patent Talks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 31, 2012
The two haven't reached any agreements yet, but they're still talking.
Tags: Apple, Android, patent, Samsung, lawsuit, Google
Amazon Appstore Finally Launches in Europe
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 30, 2012
The alternative Android store is now open in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Tags: Amazon Appstore, Android, Europe
Android App Websites Seized in the U.S. for Alleged Copyright Violations
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 22, 2012
The U.S. government posted takedown notices on applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com.
Tags: Android, websites, Justice Department, copyright infringement, piracy
Judge Not Satisfied With Google's Disclosures Over Commenter Pay
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 21, 2012
The company must give the court a list of people it paid who also commented in the media on the Android-Java lawsuit brought by Oracle.
Tags: Google, Oracle, Android, copyright infringement, Java, lawsuit