At its iPhone 5 event in September Apple let loose with a nice round number, 700,000. As in “700,000 apps available in the App Store.” Now Google has a phrase they’d like you to hear, “dead even.”
Figures released last week show that Android malware has grown by 580 percent between September 2011 and September 2012. To add insult to injury, more than 175 million downloads of “high risk” apps were from Google Play’s Top 500.
After just one month of release, Apple’s iOS 6 mobile operating system is installed on roughly 61% of all compatible devices in the U.S. and Canada. Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? It’s melting from lack of use.
A 20 year old hacker has been arrested in northern France after creating and spreading a virus via smartphone apps that defrauded thousands of victims. The hacker grabbed about 500,000 euros from his victims before being caught.
We’ve all known all along what smartphone technology was leading up to, a smartphone controlled vibrator that connects via Bluetooth, and allows you to login and “connect” over long distances. The Vibease, it’s about time someone found a good use for a smartphone!
Android is well known as being a cesspool for all types of malware, with threats continuing to grow at an alarming pace – and now even the FBI is putting out the red flag! The Crime Complaint Center of the FBI has issued an official warning about malware attacks on Android.
When Apple released the iPad in 2010, they opened the door to a new range of ultra-portable products. The iPad was, at the time, the first notable tablet “computer” to gain any mainstream traction, and it gained a lot of…
Back in June, FOSS Patents published a list detailing 11 separate Microsoft and Google patents that Android is in violation of. Today, Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents reveals that that number is now up to 17.
After being rebranded Google Play only six months ago, the main Android marketplace has just surpassed 25 billion downloads seven months after the App Store, which reached the milestone in March.
It’s always been the accepted belief that Apple’s iOS platform was the best way for developers to monetize apps by far. Now, that’s all changing thanks to the greater diversity of app monetization strategies.
Apple releases it’s new iPhone 5 on Friday, and while its huge base of current customers will certainly be looking to upgrade, analysts are saying a good amount of the new iPhone 5 owners will be converts from the Blackberry and Android camps.
Steve Jobs said that a 7″ tablet wouldn’t yield a good experience. While the allure of the smaller, 7″ Nexus 7 tablet is very tempting, Android continues to be the biggest flaw for iPad competitors.
With the iPhone 5, Apple has addressed most of the issues where its Android competitors were believed to hold an advantage: a larger display, 4G LTE, a better camera? It’s all there for you now. But as Apple has worked to improve the iPhone, their competitors haven’t exactly been standing still.
Apple’s iPhone 5 is set to grab all kinds of love from current Android users if a survey by Techbargains.com is accurate. More than 20 percent surveyed that said they were current Android users are ready to dump their current phone in order to grab a shiny new iPhone 5.
More numbers from ComScore today gives us another look into the US smartphone market, as they are out with July 2012 numbers, showing market share across the mobile platforms from April 2012 to July 2012.
At least one resale site is seeing a flood of customers dumping their Samsung devices, as the resale value for Android-based smartphones is reportedly taking a hit after Apple’s $1.05 billion patent win on Friday.