The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is working on an Android-based video game console, as well as a smart watch. The company is said to be working on both projects in order to be ready to compete with products believed to be in the works from Apple.
A new study shows that in the last year alone the total number of malicious apps has grown an astounding 614% to 276,259 and 92% of malicious mobile software is targeted at the Android platform.
BlackBerry continues its new focus on services, as it has announced the launch of Secure Work Space, their new solution built on its BlackBerry Enterprise Service. Secure Work Space is compatible with Apple’s iPad and iPhone, as well as Android devices.
In an apparent jab at Google’s highly fragmented Android platform, AppleInsider notes that Apple has updated their “Optimizing Apps” page for iOS 6 with a shiny new pie chart, noting the profound lack of fragmentation in iOS devices. Notably, the chart shows that 93% of all users are running iOS 6, while just 1% are using a version earlier than iOS 5.
Apple’s iOS 7 beta has been the talk of the tech community since it was seeded to developers last Monday -but just how popular has it really been? It’s hard to put it into numbers – but as 9to5Mac notes, it’s apparently a bold enough new look and a popular enough release that even Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of Android, couldn’t wait to get his hands on it!
A new study from Forrester says iOS users are 30% more likely to buy something via their device than Android users are. However, most ebusiness professionals are still planning to develop for both platforms.
One big problem continually presents itself in today’s always on the go, always connected lifestyle, keeping your device charged and ready to go. AT&T, solar kit manufacturer Goal Zero, and Brooklyn’s Pensa Design are attempting to resolve that problem, with Street Charge, a solar-based charging unit.
According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 56% of Americans 18 and older now own smartphones, up from 46% in February of 2012. Overall, cell phone ownership has grown from 88% in 2012 to 91%.
According to the latest report from comScore, Apple has once again leaped over Samsung as the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. While Apple’s share grew 1.4% over the past three months (now at 39.2% total market share), Samsung’s share grew only 0.6% – while others, such as HTC and Motorola actually dropped in share.
Apple’s iOS lost marketshare to Google’s Android platform in Q1 of 2013, according to a report released today by IDC. The report also shows Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform overtaking BlackBerry for third place.
Google announced their “Game Center” competitor at I/O today, “Google Play Game Services”, as it’s dubbed, will allow Android, iOS and web developers to build in realtime multiplayer, social features, achievements, and leaderboards into their games, and will also allow storing game saves and settings in the cloud.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively rejected certain aspects of a patent Apple holds regarding translucent images. This could potentially impact Apple’s ongoing legal struggles with rival Samsung.
A judge ordered Google to turn over information Apple has requested in reference to what methods the search giant is using to find internal documents related to Android. The data will be part of a second U.S. patent infringement trial against Android device maker Samsung.
Viber, the company that offers the popular free messaging and VoIP apps of the same name for iOS and Android, today announced the release of native desktop apps for both Mac and PC computers.
Analyst Gene (Oh Grandpa!) Munster of investment bank Piper Jaffray says Apple’s share of the mobile web in the U.S. is not only dominating their competitor Android, but is also growing at the expense of Google’s OS.
What if there was a device that you could attach to things like your keys, your briefcase, or even small children, and it would work with your smartphone to help you find those objects if you lost them? Or better yet, get other people to find them for you? Enter our Indiegogo project of the week: BlueBee.