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Jack M. Germain
Are Android Tablets Stumbling Out of the Gate?
05/27/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1381 Words

... on initial sales reports and some tablet market flip flops, the few Android tablets that have hit the shelves so far seem to have crashed and burned. Early sales figures indicate that no Android tab is coming close to being the much-awaited...

Rob Walch
Android's Smartphone 'Lead' Relies on Fishy Numbers
10/01/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1373 Words

... read an article recently in ComputerWorld titled "Devs bet big on Android over Apple's iOS." If that is not the definition of "link bait," I don't know what is. Either way, with hook in mouth, I surfed over to the article to...

Richard Adhikari
A Taste of Android's Freshly Baked Eclair
10/30/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 904 Words

... the Verizon Droid from Motorola arrives next month, it will include a new version of the Android Operating system . Android 2.0, also known as "Eclair," will no doubt show up in lots of other new smartphones over the coming months. Android...

Jack M. Germain
Android, iOS on Opposite Sides of Encryption Divide
03/18/16 10:17 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1156 Words

... understanding of what encryption does apparently doesn't determine whether they use the technology, with iPhone owners much more likely to use encryption than Android users. Most Android phones are not encrypted, either by user choice or manufacturer design. About 95 percent of...

Jack M. Germain
Remix OS Fills Android Desktop Void
03/15/16 2:34 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1315 Words

The ability to run the Android OS as a fully functional desktop on PCs took a giant leap forward this month with a release that merges the Android-x86 Project with Jide Technology's Remix OS distribution.

Android-x86 Project developer Chih-Wei Huang late last...

Rob Enderle
What Happens When Android Fails?
04/29/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1369 Words

... just finished doing yet another news program on the increasing risks of using an Android phone, and the discussions have started to drift to the potential for class-action lawsuits, commercial plane crashes, and cyberdisasters that would make 9/11 seem trivial -- all...

Richard Adhikari
Is Fragmentation Breaking the Android Dev's Will?
03/22/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 666 Words

... are losing interest in creating apps for Android because of the continued fragmentation of the operating system , according to a survey conducted jointly by Appcelerator and IDC between January and February. Its results show that interest in Android phone app development...

Jack M. Germain
Android Tablets and Windows 8: Let the Games Begin
03/16/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1599 Words

That might take a bite out of the market share Android has managed to scratch out in tablets. It could also offer an attractive alternative to pricier iPads.

But the new line of Windows 8-based tablets might see its biggest impact on...

Richard Adhikari
Google's Schmidt Does the Android Definition Boogie
01/11/12 11:26 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 743 Words

... Android smartphones sell like hot cakes -- 3.7 million were reportedly activated on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day -- concerns about the fragmentation of the operating system are increasing, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt sought to allay those fears while speaking at...

Richard Adhikari
The Future of Android, Part 2: Security Snafus
08/09/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1012 Words

The Future of Android, Part 1: The Legal Squeeze The number of attacks on Android devices has been rising over the past few months.

The malware has exotic names such as "Zitmo," "DroidDreamLight," "Hong Tou Tou," "DroidKungFu," "YZHCSMS," "Geinimi" and "Plankton."...

Jack M. Germain
Android Apps and the Honeycomb Holdup
07/26/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1545 Words

... Android Honeycomb tablets are now on store shelves and vendor websites. Six months from Honeycomb's release, tablet makers have finally optimized their hardware to fit the new made-for-tablets OS version to their larger-than-smartphone screens. But where are the apps? Buyers of shiny...

Richard Adhikari
Google Sweetens the Android Pot With Honeycomb 3.2 SDK
07/19/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 723 Words

Google Friday announced Android 3.2 and released updated software development kit (SDK) tools for the platform . Android 3.2 is an incremental release that adds several new capabilities for both users and developers, the Internet giant said.

It includes changes to the...

Richard Adhikari
Has the Time Come for an Android Market Drug Test?
06/10/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 788 Words

... Android apps are becoming more popular as the Android operating system gains ground in the mobile market. IDC expects Android to take more than 40 percent of the worldwide smartphone market in the second half of 2011.

However, with Android's growing...

Rob Spiegel
Google Kicks Rogue Apps Out of the Android Market
03/02/11 12:30 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 862 Words

Google removed a slew of apps containing malware from the Android Market on Tuesday. At least 21 of the tainted apps appear to have come from publisher called "Myournet," which copied apps developed by others and modified them to include a Trojan horse...

Richard Adhikari
Apple vs. Android: One Sleek Platform or Viva Variety?
02/02/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1024 Words

... Android has dominated the tech news this past week, but Apple investors don't seem to feel threatened. The operating system from Google dominated the world's smartphone market in the final quarter of 2010; Google unveiled more details Monday about Android 3.0, aka...

Richard Adhikari
The Android Potluck Buffet
11/19/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 809 Words

... the Android platform is fast is an understatement. Within one short year, it's erupted from claiming a mere sliver of market share to taking second spot worldwide for smartphone sales by operating system , according to Gartner's figures. Android had 25.5 percent...

Richard Adhikari
Acer Greases Android for Netbook Duty
06/02/09 12:24 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 720 Words

... computer manufacturer Acer , which seems to be having an on-again, off-again relationship with netbooks running Android, is now reportedly working on one. Jim Wong, the firm's president of IT products, made the announcement Tuesday at Computex Taipei, Asia's largest computer...

Jack M. Germain
Can Android Grow From Micro-Machine to Iron Giant?
05/13/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1026 Words

The Android OS is currently available in just one smartphone in the U.S. (the T-Mobile G1, manufactured by HTC ), but many other device makers are rumored to have Android products in the works. The OS may also appear in small netbook...

Erika Morphy
The Curious Case of Android v. Android
05/06/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1713 Words

Nevertheless, on April 2, 2008 -- only one day after April Fool's Day, Collins noted -- Google unveiled its Android OS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Google did file a challenge to the USPTO action, but that challenge was rejected,...

Jack M. Germain
Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools
11/13/18 12:20 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1621 Words

Google announced support for a range of new Android tools for application developers, chief among them the creation of a new support category for foldable devices, at last week's Developers Summit.

After years of teasing and speculation, it finally looks as though...

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