China’s technology ministry has published a document in which it says Google’s Android operating system has too much control over the Chinese market. Could this be an indication the government plans to impose extra regulations on the OS?
For decades, Microsoft Windows has been the platform of choice for malware creators. As the dominant operating platform on PCs it was a lucrative target for many kinds of malware. However, with the transition to mobile computing there’s a new target for the bad guys. Android.
As Samsung’s smartphone marketshare has grown, so has its influence on Google’s Android operating system. Google’s concerns over this has led the search giant to turn to other partners to regain some leverage against the South Korean device maker.
And now in our “That looks good, let’s copy that,” department… Samsung has announced Samsung Wallet, an Android app that replicates the functionality of Apple’s iOS Passbook app, including time and location-based notifications.
HTC is trying to fight its way back to the top of the smartphone hill with its new HTC One handset, by targeting a very specific niche of users: iPhone owners.
Following a report earlier this week stating that the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 are the world’s top 2 best-selling smartphones, FixYa presents some findings to add extra icing to the iPhone cake. Not only is the iPhone the most popular smartphone in the world – it’s also the most reliable. In fact, it is three times more reliable than Samsung smartphones!
China has passed the U.S. as the biggest market for iOS and Android devices. A new report says China has surpassed the U.S. for the total number of smart devices in operation.
As if the horrifying wave of malware affecting Android devices (which can now even infect your PC!) wasn’t bad enough, ZDNet reports that Google is also sending users’ personal information to Google Play developers (including names and addresses) without permission – a massive privacy violation if there ever was one.
Apple’s iPhone and iPad do very well in the consumer sector. Now, a new report indicates that Apple’s popular devices are poised to challenge Microsoft in the enterprise too.
Net Applications published a report on Friday, saying the web presence of Android devices peaked in November at 28% and has been drifting down ever since. Apple’s iOS however, has been rising since October, following the company’s launch of the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
Mobile ecosystems analysts VisionMobile has released its fourth Developer Economics report. The 2013 report looked at developer opinions in order to chart which platforms have the highest mindshare among developers, as well as which platforms make the most money for developers.
Strategy Analytics has released their numbers that measure global smartphone operating system shipments and marketshare for Q4 of 2012, and they say that iOS and Android together accounted for 92 percent of all shipments.
You have a crush on a girl, and you have big plans for your future together. You’re ready to make your move… Then someone else catches her eye, wins her heart, and takes her away to fame and fortune. Welcome to Verizon’s world.
Apple held on to its lead in the U.S. smartphone market, as iOS was the top selling smartphone platform during the 3 month period ending December 23rd. It grabbed 51.2% of sales, while Google’s Android OS captured 44.2%.
Google CEO Larry Page had a few things to say about Steve Jobs’ ‘thermonuclear war’ against Android. When asked to respond to reports about the ‘war’, Page simply replied: “How well is that working?”
The little green thing that represents Android today could have been yellow (or blue, or red) with weird eyes – and downright scary. Android engineer Dan Morrill posted some pretty horrific early concept art of the Android logo to his Google+ account.