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John P. Mello Jr.
Android Pie Is Filled with AI
08/08/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1237 Words

... Intelligence plays a big role in Android 9, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, released Monday. Called "Android Pie," the OS is designed to learn from its users' behavior, and apply those lessons to simplify and customize their phone experiences.

Jack M. Germain
Vulnerabilities Abound in Popular Android Apps: Report
04/18/18 10:11 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1655 Words

... 20 percent of the most popular Android Apps available through the Google Play Store contain open source components with known security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, according to a report Insignary will release next week. The findings are the result...

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...

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...

Chris Maxcer
Why Haven't the Android Hordes Routed the iPad?
03/14/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 889 Words

What was surprising? That it has taken Android so long to get anywhere near this point, a projected 48.8 percent of the market to Apple's 46 percent by year's end.

When I take a closer look at the IDC report , I'm...

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
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...

Richard Adhikari
Google Asks Android App Devs to Design by the Book
01/14/12 7:30 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 651 Words

... well known that Android is fragmented or, as Google CEO Eric Schmidt contends , "differentiated." In a bid to codify design principles for the operating system's look and feel, Google unveiled Android Design at CES on Thursday. This website seeks to help...

Rob Spiegel
Google Makes Its Ebookstore More Android-Friendly
02/28/11 12:07 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 862 Words

... Android users can now purchase e-books from the Android Market using a new feature that allows them to tap into Google's ebookstore for Android-ready reading. Google launched its ebookstore last December. Users can search its database by genre, and in addition to...

John P. Mello Jr.
Android Adds Web Wing in Market Renovation
02/03/11 9:32 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 673 Words

... lost in the hoopla over the announcement of Google's Android Honeycomb operating system for tablets was the search giant's unveiling of a new online store for apps for its mobile operating system . The outlet allows consumers to hunt for Android apps...

Mike Pearson
Woz Rebuffs Report He Gave Android His Blessing
11/18/10 12:51 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 738 Words

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak on Thursday took issue with an article in a Dutch publication that asserted the Apple cofounder believes the Android platform's greater variety of features will soon make it the dominant platform in the smartphone market. After interviewing Wozniak, who...

Chris Maxcer
Android's Racking Up Points, but Is iPhone Even Playing the Game?
08/17/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 911 Words

... I've been watching all the latest smartphone and mobile device and operating system numbers come in from various analysts, and they've basically been saying the same thing: The Android horde is here. The NPD Group reported that Android accounted for 33 percent...

Richard Adhikari
Rogue Android Devs Plant SMS-Crazy Trojan in App
08/11/10 11:59 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 893 Words

... Android smartphone users in Russia have been hit by a Trojan that, once installed, starts spouting off SMS text messages to premium numbers, Kaspersky Labs revealed on Tuesday. The attack is sent through a fake codec -- a media player application --...

Katherine Noyes
Google's Android App Inventor: Help or Hindrance?
07/13/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 811 Words

Google's new App Inventor for Android may be a dream come true for amateur programmers with big ideas for the next mobile app. Whether it will be as beneficial for professional developers, the Android Market or the platform in general, however, is much...

Richard Adhikari
Google Remote-Detonates Pair of Ne'er-Do-Well Android Apps
06/25/10 12:06 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 896 Words

Google announced Thursday that it has remotely deleted two Android applications from users' phones, reasoning that the "practically useless" apps had "intentionally misrepresented their purpose." The Internet search giant pointed to this action as one of many security controls Android posses to protect...

Jason Z. Cohen
What Makes Android Tick
05/28/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1153 Words

... the average user, Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platforms are two variations of the same thing -- they're just software that runs smartphones. Both offer touchscreen capabilities, and both offer third-party applications that enhance the experience. The differences, however, are significant, and...

Katherine Noyes
Froyo Gives Android a Big Dollop of Speed and Flash
05/21/10 11:11 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 793 Words

Google on Thursday took the wraps off "Froyo," the next version of Android that's been bolstered with new speed, tethering capabilities and Flash support . Announced at Google I/O, version 2.2 of Android -- the seventh platform release since it was launched in...

Renay San Miguel
The Android Market: Where's the Ad for That?
12/11/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1688 Words

Yet new Android touchscreen smartphones beckoned, so when my flip phone developed a bad case of swine flu -- luckily right when my contract allowed an upgrade -- I chose an HTC Droid Eris . Like Indiana Jones in "The Last Crusade,"...

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