BlackBerry has announced that it will offer a solution to separate and secure both work and personal data on the two most dominant mobile platforms available today: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
In an interview published mere hours before Apple’s chief rival is expected to reveal its new flagship handset, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller took potshots at Android, and Samsung in particular, saying that the Galaxy S IV will ship with “an OS that is nearly a year old.”
2013 will be the year that shipments of Android tablets surpass those of Apple’s iPad, says a new analysis from IDC.
In a surprising memo posted on Google’s blog, Google EO Larry Page has just announced that Andy Rubin has officially stepped down as head of Android operations. Rubin was a co-founder of the Android platform, and is widely considered to be the “father” of Android. He will be replaced by the current Senior VP of Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai.
Web video provider Ooyala reports that two-thirds of all mobile-based traffic seen on its network originates from iOS devices, Android devices account for roughly half that much.
Apple’s iPad mini seems to have stemmed the rising tide of competitors which were eating into the company’s massive lead in the tablet market.
comScore has released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the period covering November – January, and it shows Apple’s smartphone market share rose 3.5 percentage points between October and January, with 37.8% of U.S. platform and hardware sales.
Tweetdeck, the Twitter client acquired by Twitter in 2011, will soon exist as a mostly web-based only service. The company is shutting down the AIR-based version for the desktop, and will remove the iPhone and Android versions from app stores in May.
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.