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Google appears ready to ditch Android over its intellectual property issues

07/29/2013, 02:07 am

The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin.


Chromecast hacked: uses Google TV code, stripped of Android features

07/28/2013, 05:07 pm

Google described its new Chromecast HDMI web streaming device as running a slimmed down version of ChromeOS, but hackers have discovered it's really Google TV without the Android features.


Editorial: Why iOS in the Car is a very big deal for Apple

07/27/2013, 12:07 pm

Apple's new automotive initiative with iOS in the Car a prime focus for the company. Here's a look at the strategy behind it, and the company's options for bringing the new feature to market next year.


Apple claims Motorola discriminated on tech licensing, charged 12 times going rate

07/26/2013, 06:07 pm

In a new filing lodged with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week, Apple claims Google's Motorola demanded unreasonable rates for tech based on deemed standard essential patents, with fees 12 times higher than what Motorola charged other companies.


Google's Chromecast is a Roku alternative, not a cheaper Apple TV AirPlay option

07/26/2013, 05:07 am

While broadly compared to Apple TV, Google's new Chromecast product and the WebRTC protocol behind it aren't really comparable to Apple's AirPlay, the wireless video feature that is the main reason people are buying and using Apple TV.


First malware in the wild found exploiting Bluebox's Android app signing flaw

07/25/2013, 02:07 pm

Just three weeks after Bluebox Security first announced the discovery of a key flaw in Google's Android with the potential to turn devices into a "zombie botnet," Symantec has reported finding rogue apps that take advantage of the vulnerability.


Google to take on Apple TV with $35 Chromecast streaming device for iOS & Android

07/24/2013, 03:07 pm

Google continued its push into hardware manufacturing on Tuesday by announcing Chromecast, a new streaming device that will go head-to-head with the Apple TV set-top box for just over a third of its price.


FTC, Google finalize antitrust settlement over Motorola's standard-essential patents

07/24/2013, 02:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Google in which it will license standard-essential patents it obtained from Motorola under FRAND terms.


Google refreshes Nexus 7 with twice iPad mini's pixel count, for $100 less

07/24/2013, 02:07 pm

Google on Wednesday fired a shot across Apple's bow, unveiling a revamped version of its Nexus 7 tablet that's aimed at outdoing Apple's iPad mini at a lower price.


Opera says iPad takes 91% of tablet ads, iPhone ad share leads all Android phones

07/23/2013, 03:07 pm

Opera Mediaworks has released its latest "State of the Mobile Web" report, noting that Apple's iOS platform continues to generate the most revenue, with iPhone maintaining a slight lead over all Android phones combined and the iPad capturing over 92 percent of tablet ad revenue.


Federal court to hear Apple and Google cross-appeal on Sept. 11

07/22/2013, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit gave notice on Monday that it will hear a cross-appeal of Judge Richard Posner's 2012 decision to dismiss an Apple v. Motorola FRAND patent case, with appeal proceedings scheduled for September.


Apple's iOS maintains dominance over Android with 63% mobile browsing share

07/22/2013, 02:07 pm

New mobile Web browsing data shows that iOS users remain far more active on the Internet than their Android counterparts, with Apple's devices accounting for nearly two-thirds of all domestic mobile website traffic.


Samsung launches its own "WWDC" as an alternative to Google IO

07/22/2013, 02:07 pm

Samsung will host its own developer conference this October in San Francisco, promoting its own Software Development Kits and tools rather than simply remaining a passive licensee of Google's Android and Chrome OS.


After acquisition by Apple, HopStop drops support for Windows Phone

07/22/2013, 01:07 pm

HopStop, the transit navigation app Apple acquired last Friday, dropped support for Windows Phone over the weekend, leaving users of the platform miffed.


Apple iOS 6 Maps vs. Google Maps 2.0 for iOS: labels & local search

07/22/2013, 11:07 am

As Apple prepares its latest enhancements to Maps with iOS 7, Google has released its own major update for Google Maps on iOS. Here's how the two compare in location data and local search, our fourth segment looking at mobile maps.


Google misses Q2 earnings estimates despite revenue and profit rise, Microsoft loses $900M on Surface RT

07/18/2013, 05:07 pm

Two tech giants and Apple competitors revealed their earnings for the past quarter today, with Google missing estimates despite solid revenues and improved profit, while one of Microsoft's first in-house tablet attempt was shown to be a certifiable failure.


iPhone users pay average of 19 cents per app, Android users pay just 6 cents

07/18/2013, 12:07 pm

The dominance of free mobile applications continues to grow, as a new study reveals that iPhone users spend an average of 19 cents per app downloaded, while Android users spend only 6 cents per download.


Chrome for iOS update adds support for opening links in other Google apps

07/17/2013, 02:07 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad, giving users the ability to open links by default in the company's other native apps, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube.


EU regulators not satisfied by Google's proposed antitrust concessions

07/17/2013, 11:07 am

The executive arm of the European Union has indicated that Google will need to do more in order to satisfy an ongoing antitrust case against the search giant.


Google Maps for iOS adds iPad support, live traffic updates and indoor navigation

07/16/2013, 11:07 pm

Google unveiled a significant update to Google Maps on Tuesday, finally bringing support for Apple's iPad, while adding enhanced features like indoor walking directions and "Explore," a new interface for browsing shopping, dining and lodging destinations.