09/03/2013, 03:09 pm
Google's Android operating system has now passed one billion total device activations, the company announced on Tuesday, and the milestone comes as the search giant is gearing up to release the next version of its popular mobile operating system, which will be named after a familiar chocolate treat.
09/01/2013, 04:09 pm
Just days before its planned unveiling, images of a prototype smart watch from Samsung have emerged online, showing the South Korean tech giant's newest entry for a wearable technology segment where Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also expected to compete within the coming year.
08/30/2013, 05:08 pm
Last year, Google acquired Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs, all but assuring that the search giant is preparing to make a big move into wearable technology beyond what it has already revealed.
08/29/2013, 09:08 am
One of the most high-profile members of Google's Android team has left the company for a handset maker in China, just over six months after Andy Rubin, former head of Android development, took on a new position.
08/28/2013, 03:08 pm
Three major iOS apps saw updates today, with Google continuing to tighten service integration in its iOS offerings, the BBC's iPlayer getting AirPlay integration, and Twitter seeing a few interface changes.
08/27/2013, 12:08 pm
Google on Tuesday released the official Chromecast application for iOS, giving iPhone and iPad users the ability to set up the HDTV dongle from their mobile device.
08/27/2013, 09:08 am
A new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security highlights the fact that Google's Android platform accounts for the vast majority of mobile malware, warning government agencies that Android phones should have antivirus software installed as a precaution.
08/26/2013, 12:08 pm
Apple has updated its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, to make playful comments disparaging Google's head-worn accessory, Glass, calling it "half empty" and telling users they've "got the wrong assistant."
08/20/2013, 04:08 pm
Google's iOS YouTube app has received an update that brings multitasking capabilities, and a new music service is taking on established brands like Pandora and Spotify with a "pay what you can" business model.
08/20/2013, 09:08 am
Crowd sourced traffic data from Waze, a company that Google acquired earlier this year, is now included in the official Google Maps application for iPhone and iPad.
08/15/2013, 10:08 am
Market research group Canalys offered a scathing appraisal of the apps currently available for Android tablet users, stating that "building high-quality app experiences for Android tablets has not been among many developersí top priorities to date."
Smartphones outsell feature phones for first time, while Apple's iPhone loses market share - Gartner
08/14/2013, 10:08 am
Despite moving 3 million more iPhones in the second quarter of 2013 than in the same period last year, Apple's share of the overall smartphone market shank more than 4 percent, while total smartphones outsold feature phones for the first time worldwide, according to new data from research firm Gartner.
08/14/2013, 08:08 am
Reports of "faulty" GPS, "buggy" multitouch, "jittery" scrolling and an ecosystem that "still lags iOS" weren't enough to stop Google's latest Nexus 7 from getting a stellar review on par with Apple's iPad mini.
08/13/2013, 12:08 pm
Larry Ellison, chief executive of Oracle, had harsh words on Google CEO Larry Page in a new interview, calling him the primary decision maker responsible for "evil" actions taken by the search giant.
08/09/2013, 10:08 am
Samsung's answer to Apple's Passbook feature has arrived on the Google Play Store for Android, giving select Galaxy device owners the ability to store tickets, coupons, and more.
08/08/2013, 04:08 pm
Seeking to monetize mobile users at least as effectively as it does the web, Google is now popping up lower banner ads during Google Maps searches.
08/07/2013, 01:08 pm
Google is drawing criticism from security commentators and tech media observers for what is being called a flaw in its Chrome browser that allows anyone with access to a user's computer to see all of that user's passwords.
08/07/2013, 12:08 pm
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Apple on Wednesday, reinstating the company's complaint against Google-owned Motorola Mobility.
08/07/2013, 11:08 am
Samsung's forthcoming smart watch accessory may be dubbed the "Galaxy Gear," based on new trademark filings by the company in its home country of South Korea, as well as in the U.S.
08/06/2013, 09:08 am
As Samsung looks to lessen its reliance on Google's Android platform, the company views its own custom Tizen operating system as a viable alternative that could power the company's future flagship smartphones.