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Topic: Android

Review: Google's Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1

08/31/2012, 08:08 am

Google's first Nexus-branded tablet is a compelling device offered at an aggressive price point a combination that could make the Nexus 7 a fierce competitor to Amazon's Kindle lineup, though it won't likely have much of an effect on Apple's current, larger iPad.

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Apple's Tim Cook in patent talks with Google CEO Larry Page

08/30/2012, 02:08 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook is reported to be engaged in discussions with his Google counterpart Larry Page, covering mobile patents and related intellectual property disputes between the two.

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HTC has no intention to settle with Apple in wake of Samsung loss

08/29/2012, 10:08 am

Smartphone maker HTC plans to continue its patent infringement battle with Apple, even though Apple just earned a significant victory against another Android-based handset manufacturer, Samsung.

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Google Wallet functionality expanding to counter Apple's Passbook

08/29/2012, 08:08 am

Google has revealed plans to enhance its Wallet service with location-aware store cards, boarding passes and event tickets, much like the Passbook feature found in Apple's forthcoming iOS 6 iPhone update.

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Apple seeks ban on sale of 8 Samsung smartphones

08/27/2012, 02:08 pm

Though a jury found that a wide range of Samsung products infringe upon Apple's patented inventions, Apple has informed the court that it only seeks to ban the sale of eight Samsung devices.

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iOS, Android adoption now twice as fast as 1990s Internet boom

08/27/2012, 01:08 pm

A new study concludes that the rate of adoption of devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android has surpassed that of any consumer technology in history.

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Apple's patent win could lead to profitable royalty stream from Android

08/27/2012, 08:08 am

Apple's patent victory over Samsung could set the stage for a lucrative source of profit for the world's largest company.

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Google, HTC, Samsung reportedly joining Apple in effort to buy Kodak patents

08/17/2012, 12:08 pm

Apple is seeking to buy up Kodak patents, reportedly as part of a consortium that includes Google and various Android licensees, all of whom would benefit from keeping the firm's imaging rights out of the hands of patent trolls.

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Apple FRAND win over Motorola slashes Google's patent power

08/13/2012, 03:08 pm

A federal judge's ruling in Apple v. Motorola Mobility has strengthened the case that parties who provide patents to standards bodies must uphold their commitments to offer licensing under "Fair, Reasonable and Nondiscriminatory" terms.

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HTC revenues down 27%, blames competition

08/03/2012, 02:08 pm

HTC lowered its guidance after missing analysts' expectations and reporting a 27 percent drop in revenues and a 57 percent drop in operating profits. The company's slide is being blamed on increasing difficult competition in the smartphone arena.

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Apple's iPad further dominates with 68% share of tablets shipped

08/02/2012, 01:08 pm

Apple retained the lion's share of the tablet market in the second quarter of 2012, dominating with a 68.2 percent market share.

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Verizon to end tethering app blockage following $1.25M FCC settlement

07/31/2012, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday said Verizon will pay out a $1.25 million settlement for unlawfully blocking customers' access to its network using so-called "tethering apps."

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Apple nearly scrapped iPhone "multiple times" says designer Sir Jonathan Ive

07/31/2012, 01:07 pm

Apple's head designer Sir Jonathan Ive has related the the company almost gave up on its design for iPhone "multiple times" after running into seemingly insurmountable technical challenges.

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Android loses ground, Apple's iPhone takes 33% of US smartphone market

07/30/2012, 03:07 pm

Domestic shipments of Android-based smartphones declined year over year in the second quarter, while Apple saw its iPhone sales grow by 2 million units.

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Apple strikes back at Samsung with 2005 iPhone prototype design

07/30/2012, 09:07 am

Countering Samsung's allegations that the iPhone borrowed design elements from Sony, Apple has revealed an iPhone prototype dating back to 2005 that shares many design elements with the iPhone 4 released in 2010.

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Samsung's tablets returned after buyers realized they weren't iPads

07/27/2012, 03:07 pm

New documents made public in the legal feud between Apple and Samsung indicate among other things that retailer Best Buy had told Samsung it was processing Galaxy Tab returns from unhappy customers who thought they were getting an iPad.

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Samsung smartphone shipments estimated at 52M, doubling Apple's iPhone

07/26/2012, 09:07 am

A new estimate pegs Samsung's smartphone shipments for the second quarter of calendar 2012 at 52.1 million, which would be twice the 26 million iPhones Apple sold during the same period.

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Apple's iPad grows to 68% of global tablet shipments in Q2 2012

07/25/2012, 03:07 pm

A total of 25 million tablets were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2012 as Apple's iPad increased its market share, accounting for 68 percent of all shipments.

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Apple iOS retains commanding lead in enterprise through Q2, report says

07/25/2012, 05:07 am

A study released on Wednesday tallied up mobile device activations among enterprise users and found Apple's iOS maintained a dominating presence in the sector during the second quarter on strong iPhone 4S adoption.

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Apple's iOS takes 'dramatic lead' over Android in enterprise apps

07/24/2012, 02:07 pm

For developers, Android is becoming more of a consumer-oriented platform, while iOS has taken the lead in business, according to a new survey.

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