9to5Mac reports that Apple’s latest move in its legal crusade against Android involves getting a court order to force Google, the maker of Android software, to produce documents detailing the Android roadmap and its proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of handset maker Motorola Mobility.
United States Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports that apps on the iOS and Android devices steal private photos and contacts and post them without prior consent.
HP’s chief Meg Whitman, in a presentation at her company’s Global Partner Conference on Wednesday, was concerned that Google’s likely completed Motorola acquisition would create a chilling effect in mobile.
Just like a new car, a smartphone starts losing value the minute you take it off the lot. But some smartphones, (COUGH!) The iPhone (COUGH!) don’t lose their value as fast as others do.
HTC’s handsets are struggling against Apple’s iPhone, and also other Android smartphones from companies like Samsung, leading to a 26 percent drop in 4th quarter profits.
A report from Strategy Analytics this week stated that overall tablet shipments more than doubled over the holiday quarter, and that the iPad lost share to Android, but Strategy Analytics’ numbers aren’t quite what they seem…
New data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveals that Apple’s iOS platform is growing faster than Android, and surpassed Android in Q4 2011 sales with 44.9 percent U.S. market share, compared to Android’s 44.8.
China’s Communist Party members that don’t want to be seen carrying a tablet made by that capitalist running dog company Apple can now carry a tablet PC made by a Chinese maker.
According to the latest research from Nielsen, the high-profile launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S last fall had an enormous impact on the proportion of smartphone owners who chose an iPhone over an Android device.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak still has a soft spot for Android. In a recent interview, Woz states that Android is ahead of the iPhone in several ways, and wishes his iPhone would do everything his Android devices do.
Even as Apple is absent from the Consumer Electronics Show, the iPad still casts it’s long shadow over the show. Hardware makers have announced a handful of new tablets, all running Google’s Android, in all shapes and sizes.
Analyst Chris Whitmore with Deutsche Bank, in a note to investors on Monday, offered his view on the continued lawsuits between Apple and Android handset makers, which include Samsung, HTC and Motorola.
The latest tablet rumor has Google targeting the Kindle Fire instead of the Apple iPad. Reports are that the new Android based device will have a 7-inch panel, and run Android 4.0.
Apple finished 2011 with a nice 52.1 percent share of all mobile web traffic for month of December, which, compared to Android’s scant 16.2 percent share, leaves Apple in a pretty nice position for 2012 and beyond.
Apple’s iPhone outsold Android devices 7.8:1 at AT&T corporate retail stores during the month of December, The Apple device accounted for 66% of all device sales in the period.
We’ll file this story under “DUH!” Apple iOS and Android devices were popular gifts worldwide during the holiday weekend, as the number of new devices seen by Localytics was over 12 times higher than previous weekends.