Android Dominated the Mobile OS Market in 2014: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 27, 2015
Google and Apple accounted for over 96 percent of all smartphone shipments last year, with the former leading the pack.
Tags: mobile, IDC, Android, Apple
Wearables Vendors Shipped 720,000 Android Wear Devices Last Year: Canalys
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 12, 2015
A slow start or just the tip of the iceberg? Android Wear shipments fail to crack into seven-figure territory, but the numbers don't tell the full story.
Tags: Android, wearables, smartwatch, Apple
Enterprise Mobile Device Enrollment Rose 72% in 2014: Citrix
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 10, 2015
Smartphone and tablet adoption picked up in the workplace last year, led by Apple's popular iOS devices.
Tags: enterprise mobile, Mobile Enterprise Applications Platforms, Android, Apple
Tablet Shipments Dipped in Q4 2014
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 03, 2015
Vendors experienced the first year-over-year decline in tablet shipments last quarter, but sales were up for the year.
Tags: Android, Apple, smartphone, tablet
35 Must Have Android Apps for Professionals
By Pam Baker | Article Published January 21, 2015
From a business card maker to call recorder -- Android apps to help professionals be more efficient and productive. Paid and free Android apps.
Tags: must have android app, android apps, Android
Must Have Android Apps That Aren’t So Well Known
By Pam Baker | Article Published December 16, 2014
While a handful of Android apps are clearly on the must have list, there are others not so famous that are also worth downloading.
Tags: must have android app, Android app, Android
35 Android Apps for Pure Fun
By Pam Baker | Article Published November 24, 2014
Android apps to bring a smile to your face as you go through your busy day. Many of the apps on this list are free.
Tags: android apps, Android, apps
Google Sends Android to Work with Divide BYOD App
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 21, 2014
After acquiring the MDM specialist, Google releases an invite-only edition of the Divide app.
Tags: Google, BYOD, Android
12 Must Have Android Apps
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 20, 2014
A collection of must have Android apps for tasks you handle most every day.
Tags: Android, must have android app, Android app, mobile app
How Apple Pay Makes Life Better for Non-Users
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 20, 2014
Apple Pay is good. It's good for iPhone users and it's good for Apple. And guess what? It's even good for non-users.
Tags: ecommerce, Android, iPad, Apple, Apple Pay, iPhone
Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.8 Billion in 2018
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 29, 2014
Growth will come from emerging markets and an unending appetite for low-cost Android devices, says IDC.
Tags: Android, Apple, smartphone
35 Great Android Apps for Road Warriors
By Pam Baker | Article Published August 22, 2014
There Android apps for travel will boost your productivity while you're on the move.
Tags: Android, apps
A Record 300 Million Smartphones Shipped in Q2: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 15, 2014
Android's growing popularity helps the industry post huge gains in smartphone shipments.
Tags: smartphone, iPhone, Android
Android Gaining Ground in the Enterprise Mobile Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 12, 2014
Android device activations and enterprise app adoption are both up, but Apple's iOS still leads in the workplace.
Tags: Android, iPhone, BYOD, tablet
35 Free Android Apps for Business
By Pam Baker | Article Published July 22, 2014
Free Android apps for time management, communication, accounting, and other key business functions.
Tags: android apps, app store, mobile apps, enterprise app, apps, Android
Google Play 5.0 for Android Intros Wearables Support
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 03, 2014
App developers that piggyback on Google's services for Android can now target wearable devices.
Tags: Android wearable services APIs, Android, wearables, Google, Google Glass
Android Wear: Way Better Than You Think
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 30, 2014
Android Wear is a computer minus everything but the essentials, and it’s a user interface very carefully designed for the wrist.
Tags: Google Hangouts, wearables, Android, Google
Tablet Market to Grow 38% in 2014: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 28, 2014
A new forecast from Gartner shows Google's Android making big gains as the PC and mobile device mix starts settling into place.
Tags: Android, Windows Phone, IOS, tablet, Mobile Age, Gartner
Android Apps: 35 Free Must-Have Apps
By Pam Baker | Article Published March 04, 2014
Free Android apps go a long way toward making your mobile devices its very best.
Tags: Android, android apps, apps, free apps
Android Leads as Tablet Sales Jumped 68 Percent in 2013: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 03, 2014
Surging demand for low-cost mini tablets helped Google's Android mobile operating system claim the top spot last year.
Tags: Android, tablets, Apple, smartphones
35 Android Apps to Help You Stay Up to Date
By Pam Baker | Article Published February 20, 2014
Android apps to keep you in touch and well informed, from news and weather to sports and events and entertainment.
Tags: Android, android apps, apps
Android to Grab 65% of Tablet Market in 2014: Canalys
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 26, 2013
CIOs, adjust your BYOD and MDM strategies. Android tablets are poised to become the dominant tablet OS.
Tags: Android, smartphone, BYOD, tablet
iOS 7 'Bumpy Landing' Benefits Microsoft: ABI Research
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 25, 2013
Apple's revamped iOS 7 gets a lukewarm reception in corporate IT circles, leaving an opening for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.
Tags: iOS 7, Apple, Windows Phone, Mobile Device Vendors, Android, smartphone
Smartphone Takeover of Mobile Market Continues: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 15, 2013
Android dominates smartphone sales while Windows Phones shows signs of life.
Tags: Android, smartphone, IOS, Apple, mobile market
Tech Comics: Android in 2018
By Oliver Widder | Article Published October 11, 2013
Given the Android naming system, what will it be called in the years ahead?
Why Amazon Is the Most Innovative Tablet Maker
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 25, 2013
With its new Kindle Fire lineup, Amazon demonstrates that it’s in it to win it -- with innovation and a killer strategy. Plus: the Kindle is enterprise friendly.
Tags: Amazon, Google, Amazon Kindle Fire, tablet, Apple, Android
Mobile Applications for iOS, Android Lack Privacy Policies
By Nathan Eddy | Article Published August 21, 2013
Office 365 Comes to Android Smartphones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 31, 2013
The app is free, but you'll need an Office 365 subscription to use it.
Tags: Microsoft, Android, mobile app, smartphone, Office 365
Symantec Spots 1,200 Scam Apps on Google Play
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 29, 2013
These apps are similar to "one-click fraud" apps, but often require more than one click.
Tags: Google Play, Security Vendors, fraud, malware, Symantec, Android
Ubuntu Edge: Canonical's Big Gamble
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 23, 2013
Is the new limited edition phone cutting-edge or over the edge?
Tags: Canonical, Ubuntu Edge, open source, FOSS, Android, Mark Shuttleworth, smartphone
25 Free Android Apps for Money on the Go
By Pam Baker | Article Published July 22, 2013
These Android apps can help you manage your finances, track your expenses, watch your budget, pay for purchases and more.
Tags: finances, apps, money, free apps, Android
Report: iOS Gains Market Share in the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 08, 2013
T-Mobile's support for the iPhone appears to be having a positive impact on Apple's market share.
Tags: mobile operating systems, Android, IOS, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, report
Researchers Discover Security Flaw Affecting 99% of Android Devices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 05, 2013
The "master key" vulnerability could give hackers almost complete control over owner's devices.
Tags: hacker, Android, vulnerability, mobile security
Report: Samsung Ships 20 Million Galaxy S4 Smartphones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 03, 2013
If the report is true, that would make the Galaxy S4 the fastest-selling Android device.
Tags: Samsung, smartphone, Android, Galaxy S 4
Facebook Launches Android App Beta Testing Program
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 28, 2013
Anyone with an Android device can sign up to take part.
Tags: mobile app, Facebook, beta test, Android
BlackBerry Debuts Secure Work Space for iOS, Android
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 26, 2013
The tool will allow enterprises users to separate work and personal data.
Tags: IOS, Android, Secure Work Space, BYOD, Blackberry
Report: Mobile Malware Climbs 600%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 26, 2013
A separate report highlights the danger posed by hacked websites.
Tags: Android, hack, mobile malware, websites, Juniper Networks, transparency report, Google
25 Android Apps for Accounting and Tax Prep
By Pam Baker | Article Published June 24, 2013
With these mobile apps, you can learn about accounting, track finances, manage investments, create expense reports and more.
Tags: apps, software, Android, mobile application, smartphone, accounting
Gartner: PC Shipments to Drop While Tablet Shipments Soar
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 24, 2013
Next year, manufacturers may sell nearly as many tablets as desktops and laptops.
Tags: PC shipments, tablet, Android, smartphone, Gartner, iPad Mini
Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab Line to Launch July 7
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 24, 2013
The tablet will be available in three different sizes.
Tags: Galaxy, Android, tablet, Samsung
EU Investigating Google's Android Licensing Practices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 14, 2013
Europe has launched yet another antitrust inquiry aimed at Google.
Tags: antitrust, EU, European Commission, Android, Google, licensing
How Google is Turning Maps Into Virtual Reality
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 12, 2013
The Waze acquisition could bring more user-generated data to Google Maps.
Tags: google+, smartphone apps, maps, Android, Google, Waze
Apple Goes Maverick with OS X, Updates IOS
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 10, 2013
Apple updates hardware and software as CEO levels a barrage of criticism against Google's Android.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile tools, OS X
AMD to Support PCs that Run Android, Chrome
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 07, 2013
The chip maker is backing away from its exclusive support of Windows.
Tags: processor, AMD, Chrome, Microsoft, Android, Google, Windows, chip
Report: Android Still No. 1 in U.S., But iOS, Windows Phone Are Growing
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 03, 2013
Windows Phone is surprisingly popular with younger smartphone users.
Tags: Windows Phone, smartphone, Android, IOS, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
Samsung Unveils Galaxy S4 'Mini'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 30, 2013
The new smartphone has a smaller 4.3-inch screen.
Tags: mini, smartphone, Android, Galaxy S 4, Samsung
IDC: Windows Phone Shipments Surpass BlackBerry
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 16, 2013
Android continues to dominate the smartphone market.
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, IOS, Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone, IDC, smartphone, Google
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: Android, share, Google, stock, price
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: Google Play, Android, products and services, Gmail, app store, google+, Apple, Google, Siri, Google Now, iPad, iPhone
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: Android, BlackBerry Messenger, IOS, mobile apps, smartphone
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: Windows 8, tablets, 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: smartphone, Facebook Home, social network, HTC First, Android, apps
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: real-time, collaboration, Android, Microsoft, Office Web Apps
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 Docs, Android, Google, cloud computing, Chromebook Pixel, google+
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: BlackBerry 10, smartphone, Android, mobile platform, text messaging, iPhone, 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: Android, Galaxy Tab 3, tablet, Samsung
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, Android, tablet, smartphone
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: Apple, tablets, Strategy Analytics, Windows, report, Android, 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: Android, smartphone, patent, licensing, China, Chrome OS, Microsoft, tablet, zte, Google
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: licensing, Foxconn, patent, smartphone, Microsoft, Android, Google, Chrome
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, Android, iPad, tablet
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, Android, Facebook Home
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: PC shipments, laptop, desktop, smartphone, tablet, Android, Gartner
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: smartphone, Android, tablet, apps
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: Android, Google, Nexus 7, Qualcomm, processor, tablet
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, Samsung, Android, Sprint, IOS, 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: Facebook, Android, smartphone, IDC
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: Android, T-Mobile, mobile apps, iPhone, mobile phone
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: Chrome, Eric Schmidt, Android, Google, operating systems
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: Android, Citrix, enterprise mobile, 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: Mobile tools, Android, Google, Chrome
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, Galaxy S 4, Samsung, smartphone
An Executive Shakeup at Google
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 14, 2013
Andy Rubin and Jeff Huber are leaving their current positions.
Tags: Chrome, mapping, Google Reader, Android, commerce, Google, Andy Rubin