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Topic: Android

Microsoft expands Motorola patent case to target Google Maps

10/11/2012, 02:10 pm

Microsoft announced in a German court today that it would be expanding its patent infringement case against Motorola to include Google, specifically targeting the search giant's maps service for Android.

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UN roundtable tackles wireless patent disputes between Apple, Samsung, others

10/10/2012, 02:10 pm

Apple was joined by Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others in a meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday that discussed the potential patent litigation reform in the lawsuit-saturated wireless industry.

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Consumer Reports: 'Purple haze' not limited to iPhone 5, Android cameras also have flare

10/10/2012, 12:10 pm

Consumer Reports on Wednesday declared that Apple's iPhone 5 is no more susceptible to lens flare than other smartphone-based cameras, including the latest devices running Google Android.

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Microsoft Office coming to Apple's iOS, Google's Android after March 2013 - report

10/10/2012, 10:10 am

A Microsoft product manager in the Czech Republic has reportedly indicated that native versions of Office for iOS and Android will arrive next year [updated]

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Specs for Samsung's 4" Galaxy S3 Mini fall well short of Apple's iPhone 5

10/10/2012, 09:10 am

While Samsung will compete with Apple's iPhone 5 by offering its own 4-inch handset, leaked specifications suggest it will be a budget device with a low-resolution display and camera.

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Samsung expected to launch 'Galaxy S3 Mini' at Oct. 11 event

10/04/2012, 03:10 pm

As the iPhone 5 has adopted a bigger 4-inch screen, Samsung is expected to go in the other direction and develop a smaller smartphone based on its popular Galaxy S series.

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Consumer Reports compares iOS 6 Maps directions to Google's Android Maps

09/28/2012, 04:09 pm

Consumer Reports pitted Apple's new Maps against Google's Android Maps in a "showdown" to see which provides better navigation features.

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One in three U.S. smartphone subscribers use Apple's iPhone

09/27/2012, 11:09 pm

The smartphone market share of Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems grew yet again during the three months ending in July, with the iPhone now accounting for one out of every three handsets while its rival captured 52.2 percent of the market.

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Google reportedly planning to launch $99 Nexus 7 by end of 2012

09/27/2012, 10:09 am

The race to offer the lowest-priced tablet on the market is rumored to reach a new level later this year, with Google reportedly planning to release a $99 Nexus 7 tablet.

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Google Android store reaches 25 billion downloads, 675,000 apps

09/26/2012, 08:09 am

Google announced on Wednesday that its Google Play store for Android has seen 25 billion downloads to date, and a total of 675,000 applications are now available.

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Motorola ad slams Apple's iOS 6 Maps as 'iLost'

09/24/2012, 09:09 am

Google-owned Motorola Mobility is attempting to capitalize on dissatisfaction with Apple's new iOS 6 Maps with an advertisement pushing the phrase "iLost" on Twitter.

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Samsung's latest TV ad targets iPhone 5, Apple line waiters

09/19/2012, 02:09 pm

Samsung has again taken aim at Apple fanatics with its latest advertisement, lampooning both those who wait in line at Apple stores as well as the soon-to-be-released iPhone 5.

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US ITC judge rules Apple does not violate Samsung patents

09/14/2012, 03:09 pm

A judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled on Friday in favor of Apple, finding that the iPhone maker did not infringe on patents owned by rival Samsung.

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Apple wins rubberbanding patent case against Motorola in Germany

09/13/2012, 04:09 pm

Apple has won a key patent case against Android in Germany against Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility, following a similar win against Samsung in the U.S.

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Apple's chief counsel profiled as 'field marshal' in fight against Android

09/10/2012, 10:09 am

Noreen Krall, Apple's chief litigation counsel, is the subject of a new feature that profiles her as the most important member of Apple's team in its patent battles against devices running Google's Android operating system.

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Apple's iPhone tops JD Power satisfaction survey for 8th straight time

09/07/2012, 09:09 am

Apple's iPhone once again topped the J.D. Power and Associates rankings for customer satisfaction, marking 8 straight surveys of besting the competition.

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Motorola expands RAZR lineup with three new Android smartphones

09/05/2012, 03:09 pm

Motorola Mobility and its parent company Google announced three new Android-powered smartphones on Wednesday: the 4.3-inch Razr M, the compact 4.7-inch Razr HD, and a Razr Maxx HD model with an upsized battery and internal storage.

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Galaxy S III passes Apple's iPhone 4S, becomes top selling US smartphone

09/04/2012, 11:09 am

For the first time since it launched last October, Apple's iPhone 4S was not the top selling smartphone in the U.S., as the newly released Samsung Galaxy S III took the top spot in the month of August.

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Google rumored to launch Nexus 7 with 3G in October

09/03/2012, 09:09 am

Google and its manufacturing partner Asus are reportedly planning to launch a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet in October with a cellular radio for wireless data connectivity on the go.

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Apple's OS X passes Windows Vista in worldwide usage

09/03/2012, 08:09 am

Total Web usage of Apple's OS X operating system has exceeded Microsoft's Windows Vista, while for the first time, Windows 7 has topped Windows XP to become the world's largest operating system.

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