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Topic: Android

E3 2012: Sony partnering with HTC for 'PlayStation Mobile' Android gaming

06/04/2012, 11:06 pm

Sony revealed on Monday at E3 that it is partnering up with Taiwanese handset maker HTC for the first non-Sony devices to feature its newly-renamed "PlayStation Mobile" Android gaming platform.

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Apple iPad accounts for nearly two out of every three tablet shipments

06/04/2012, 05:06 pm

Apple owned the lion's share of the worldwide tablet market in the first quarter of 2012 after shipping 11.8 million units, 11 times more than second place Samsung managed over the same period.

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Samsung takes cue from Apple, unifies US branding of Galaxy S III

06/04/2012, 08:06 am

Previous Galaxy smartphones had different brand names at different U.S. carriers that potentially confused consumers, prompting Samsung to brand its latest flagship smartphone as just the Galaxy S III at all four major U.S. wireless providers.

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Android cedes ground to iOS in U.S. smartphone market during April

06/01/2012, 09:06 pm

The latest study from comScore reveals that the U.S. marketshare of Google's Android mobile operating system dipped slightly over April while Apple's iOS-driven iPhone continued its slow upward climb.

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TSA looks to spend $3M on Macs, iDevices in pilot program

05/24/2012, 05:05 pm

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is set to initiate a pilot program to purchase up to $3 million dollars worth of Apple hardware over the next three years, including 1,000 Macs and 1,000 mobile devices.

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Apple's iOS grows to 23% of worldwide smartphone shipments

05/24/2012, 11:05 am

Apple continues to gain share in the worldwide smartphone market, as the latest data shows the iOS mobile operating system accounted for nearly a quarter of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012.

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Rumor: Google, Asus to release joint 7-inch tablet in July

05/24/2012, 01:05 am

Google and Asus are gearing up to release a co-developed 7-inch tablet in July with initial shipments of 600,000 units, according to a new unverified report.

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GameFly rental service announces plan to publish iOS, Android games

05/23/2012, 09:05 pm

Subscription game rental service GameFly announced on Wednesday that it will begin publishing titles for iOS and Android and will also open a game store on Android later this year.

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Jury finds Google Android didn't violate Oracle's patents

05/23/2012, 04:05 pm

A 10-person federal jury has found unanimously that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when developing the Android mobile operating system.

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Rumor: Microsoft to launch Office for Apple's iOS in November

05/23/2012, 11:05 am

Microsoft Office, the industry leading productivity suite, will be coming to Apple's iPad, as well as Android-based tablets, this November, a new rumor claims.

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Google's $12.5B acquisition of Motorola Mobility now official

05/22/2012, 10:05 am

Google has announced that its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility is completed and approved, officially bringing the search giant into the smartphone hardware business.

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Google cleared for Motorola purchase after receiving Chinese regulatory approval

05/19/2012, 11:05 pm

Google and Motorola Mobility both revealed on Saturday that they have received Chinese regulatory approval for their proposed merger and expect to soon close on the deal.

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Briefly: Simon & Schuster settles; 9M Galaxy S III preorders; 10.1" Kindle Fire

05/18/2012, 01:05 am

Publisher Simon & Schuster has settled an e-book antitrust lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 29 states in the U.S., while a new report claims Samsung achieved nine million preorders for its Galaxy S III smartphone. Also, a rumor claims Amazon is suspending plans for an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in favor of a 10.1-inch model due out later this year.

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Apple and HTC ordered by court to discuss settlement on Aug. 28

05/17/2012, 03:05 pm

Apple and HTC have been ordered by the U.S. District Court of Delaware to meet for possible settlement talks on August 28 of this year.

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Apple grows to 7.9% of all mobile phones sold worldwide

05/16/2012, 08:05 am

Though it only sells smartphones, Apple represents nearly 8 percent of all worldwide mobile phone sales, making it the third-largest handset maker.

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HTC handsets held up at US customs due to ITC injunction over Apple patent

05/16/2012, 12:05 am

Taiwanese handset maker HTC revealed on Tuesday that shipments of its HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE devices have been delayed because they are being reviewed by U.S. Customs to check for compliance with an injunction by the International Trade Commission.

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GMIC: Tencent founder calls Android openness a 'mixed blessing'

05/10/2012, 12:05 am

Tencent founder Pony Ma on Thursday called the openness of Google's Android mobile operating system a "mixed blessing," while noting that Apple's iPhone is more secure than Android.

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Google looks to replicate iOS Game Center, app purchasing

05/09/2012, 09:05 pm

In an attempt to bolster Android's presence in mobile gaming Google is reportedly developing an app that is similar to Apple's Game Center, and is looking to revamp its Google Play payment system to streamline purchases.

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Judge penalizes Samsung for failing to produce source code in Apple infringement trial

05/05/2012, 12:05 pm

United States District Court Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has granted Apple its requested Motion for Sanctions, penalizing Samsung for refusing to provide evidence in a timely fashion.

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iPad tablet market share will dip to 50% by 2017, study says

05/04/2012, 09:05 pm

Market research firm NPD estimates that Apple's share of the tablet space will dwindle to just over 50 percent by 2017, while Android and Windows-based devices will begin continue to eat into the iPad's overwhelming lead by 2014.

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