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Katherine Noyes
An Android Army vs. a Solo iPhone, and No Linux for PS3
09/08/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1593 Words

'Are Those Tears?'
Speaking of Linux and gaming, there were also other lamentations on that front in recent days, this time specific to Android.

"Are those tears, or is it raining in here?" was the title of Matt...

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...

Richard Adhikari
Is an Android Army Mustering for a Fall Attack?
05/26/09 1:54 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 807 Words

So where are the smartphones based on Google's Android platform , which is considered a potentially serious threat to the iPhone? Rumors have it that AT&T will unveil an Android smartphone from HTC in August; meanwhile, several vendors have announced that they'll be...

Richard Adhikari
Google Polishes Up Android 1.5 Dev Kit
04/14/09 11:55 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 750 Words

... creators can get an early look at the software developer kit (SDK) for Android 1.5 , the next version of the mobile operating system , according to Google . Based on the "Cupcake" branch from the Android Open Source Project, the SDK...

Peter Suciu
Android at the Wheel: Google Aims for One Vehicle Ecosystem
05/20/17 10:33 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 735 Words

Embedded Android for Automotive is an entirely new system rather than an update to the Android Auto that Google launched three years ago.

Both Volvo and Audi announced plans to support Embedded Android for Automotive in their next generations of cars.

Jack M. Germain
Google, FCA Test-Drive New Open Source Infotainment System
01/05/17 2:27 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 616 Words

The open source system combines Uconnect with Android Auto. The companies demonstrated their concept design inside a Chrysler 300 sedan at the show. The new system is built around Android 7.0, or Nougat, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect system.

The integration of Android...

Richard Adhikari
New App Marries Android Wear Smartwatch to iPhone
09/01/15 12:51 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 635 Words

Google on Monday rolled out Android Wear for iOS, allowing consumers to pair the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 and above with an Android Wear watch. They'll be able to check phone calls, messages and notifications; track...

Quinten Plummer
McDonald's Tips Android Pay Launch
08/24/15 4:35 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 862 Words

... internal McDonald's memo labeled "proprietary and confidential" has been circulating, advising employees to get ready for a Wednesday launch of Android Pay -- the successor to Google Wallet, and Google's answer to Apple Pay. Google officially announced Android Pay this spring, during...

Richard Adhikari
Android Pay: Mobile Payment Systems, Unite
03/04/15 11:05 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 672 Words

Google this week confirmed that it's preparing to launch a mobile payments framework called "Android Pay." Google SVP of Product Sundar Pichai discussed the project at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Android Pay will be an API layer of Android.

Google...

Katherine Noyes
Lollipop Could Make Android Stickier
10/15/14 2:18 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 748 Words

Google on Wednesday unwrapped Android 5.0 Lollipop, officially replacing the "Android L" code name by which the latest version of its mobile platform previously had been known. "Lollipop is our largest, most ambitious release on Android, with over 5,000 new APIs for developers,"...

Richard Adhikari
Android Stomps Into Wearables Field
03/19/14 6:33 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 623 Words

Google on Wednesday released a developer preview for Android Wear, a day after announcing the project, which Android head honcho Sunder Pichai teased at SXSW earlier this month. The preview, which includes a software development kit, an Android emulator and a preview support...

Richard Adhikari
Google Sticks a Thumb in Android Security Dike
07/09/13 4:44 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 689 Words

... like the old-school technology firms it sometimes derides, Google has finally issued a patch for a master key vulnerability in Android that Bluebox called to its attention back in February. "Is Google eating their own dog food?" asked Randy Abrams, a research...

Jeff Kagan
iPhone, Android or Something Completely Different?
12/20/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1193 Words

... questions: 1) Which is the best smartphone for you -- an Apple iPhone or one running Google's Android operating system ? 2) Which carrier is best for you? A word to the wise -- choose carefully. Once you start down either path,...

Richard Adhikari
Why China Stuck Its Foot in Android's Door
05/22/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 607 Words

... antitrust authorities have approved Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility , on the condition that the Android operating system remain open source and its code be made freely available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Android devices had nearly 74 percent of the Chinese...

Richard Adhikari
Android: What, Me Fragmented?
05/17/12 12:10 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 707 Words

... are nearly 4,000 different types of devices running Android , OpenSignalMaps has found. More than 1,300 of them have custom ROMs that tweak the android.build model. Android brands are almost as diverse as the models, openSignalMaps discovered. Further, the application programming interface...

Richard Adhikari
Linux Throws a Bit of Android Into 3.3 Kernel
03/20/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 511 Words

Among the most noteworthy changes found in 3.3 is the merging of kernel code from the Android project.

Linux 3.3 also includes support for a new architecture, the Texas Instruments VelociTI Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) architecture used in its C6x family...

Jack M. Germain
Mobile Nirvana: Syncing Smartphones, Tablets and PCs
02/17/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1512 Words

Of course, my HTC Android Smartphone hung on my belt. The phone and tablet and netbook were great for consuming media but not producing it. For a while, I kept critical data on a large-capacity USB drive to easily share its data...

Rob Spiegel
Android Pulls In 500,000 Pairs of Eyeballs Every Day
06/28/11 12:47 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 625 Words

... day, more than half a million Android devices fire up. That's the word from Andy Rubin, Google's VP of engineering. In a Twitter post Monday, Rubin also noted the number of Android daily activations is growing 4.4 percent week over week. It...

Rob Spiegel
Amazon Lets Customers Take Android Apps Out for a Spin
03/28/11 1:14 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 881 Words

Amazon's Android Appstore launched last week with an innovative approach to selling apps. Amazon Test Drive allows potential customers to try out the full-version of an app free for 30 minutes on a virtual version of an Android phone. Currently, Test Drive is...

Richard Adhikari
Motorola Revs Up Devs at Android Conference
03/08/11 2:13 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 847 Words

Wyatt spoke about the opportunities for Android appdevs and Motorola's plans moving forward.

The opportunity to monetize around Android will be "far greater than anything you'll see around any other platform," she said.

"We still have some work to do...

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