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Topic: Android

US immigration agency buying $2.1M worth of iPhones in switch from BlackBerry

10/22/2012, 03:10 pm

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will leave Research in Motion's BlackBerry and buy $2.1 million worth of iPhones.


Google expected to unveil Android 'Key Lime Pie,' new Nexus handset at Oct. 29 event

10/18/2012, 03:10 pm

Less than a week after Apple's "iPad mini" event, Google will host its own media briefing where the company is expected to unveil the next major version of Android, as well as a new Nexus-branded smartphone.


iPhone dominates smartphone Web traffic with 46% share, report says

10/17/2012, 06:10 pm

Apple's iPhone lineup accounts for nearly half of all internet traffic generated by smartphones in the U.S. and Canada, beating out the market share of next-closest competitor Samsung by over 30 percent, according to research provided by ad network Chitika.


Study finds smartphone users top 1B for first time ever

10/17/2012, 05:10 am

A study released by research firm Strategy Analytics on Wednesday found that the number of smartphones being used worldwide surpassed one billion units for the first time in history over the third quarter of 2012, some 16 years after the format was introduced in 1996.


FBI issues warning to smartphone users regarding Android malware

10/15/2012, 02:10 pm

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a warning alerting users about malware that targets the Android mobile operating system.


Google's next Nexus phone to be built by LG, unveiled this month

10/11/2012, 03:10 pm

Google this month is set to show off its next flagship Nexus handset, which will reportedly be based on LG's existing Optimus G smartphone.


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.


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.


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.


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]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.