Android News

Adobe Finally Kills off Mobile Flash

Posted on 16/08/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As of yesterday, the Android Flash app can no longer be downloaded from the Google Play store, confirming what many people said from the very beginning: that Flash is bloat, slow, and unsuitable for mobile devices!


Google Quietly Lending Support to Samsung in Legal Fight

Posted on 10/08/2012 by Chris Hauk


Google may be keeping it’s head down during the clashes between their Android partners and Apple, but that doesn’t mean they’ve abandoned them either. They’ve been working behind the scenes with Samsung while it fights the company from Cupertino.


Nuance Nina: A Powerful Virtual Assistant for iOS Apps

Posted on 06/08/2012 by Chris Hauk


If you’re like me, your fat thumbs may not have a problem doing emails and text messages, (thank you autocorrect). But when it comes to entering passwords, well… Now Nuance has released a new software platform that promises to allow developers to authenticate a user by the sound of their voice.


Android Continues to Lose Ground to the iPhone

Posted on 31/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following previous research suggesting that Android’s growth may be leveling off, a new report from Strategy Analytics reveals that Apple’s smartphone market share continues to rise, while Android’s market share declined last quarter.


Report: iPhone is the Best Mobile Advertising Platform

Posted on 27/07/2012 by Chris Hauk


A new report from Opera Software says the iPhone is the top performer in the “mobile ad monetization performance space”. (God, I love technical talk!) It’s closely followed by Android devices, then there’s a large gap, and “all the rest” fall in behind.


Survey: 65% of Mobile Users Plan to Purchase an iPhone

Posted on 17/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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In a note issued to clients earlier today, well-known analyst Gene Munster provided the results of Piper Jaffray’s annual mobile phone survey, and made a number of interesting observations about the results.


WSJ: Amazon is Already Testing Smartphones With 4-5″ Displays

Posted on 11/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Amid reports last week that Amazon is working on a smartphone, The Wall Street Journal says the online retailer is already testing handsets with displays between 4 to 5-in, and could begin production of the device as early as late this year.


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