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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...

Erika Morphy
RIM's PlayBook May Play Nice With Android Apps
02/11/11 10:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 852 Words

Despite its best efforts, news of its pricing, availability -- and now, the surprising possibility that it will run Android apps -- has steadily made its way into the market.

The last tidbit is the most significant, as it has the greatest...

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...

Richard Adhikari
Apple Eases iOS Dev Clampdown as Android Gains Ground
09/09/10 11:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1131 Words

Perhaps the growing popularity of Android as a mobile platform also has something to do with Apple's change of heart.

Apple did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

Apple's New Leaf
"We have listened to...

Richard Adhikari
Android May Paddle Samsung Canoe Into Turbulent Web TV Waters
09/07/10 11:44 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 961 Words

Samsung may begin building televisions with the Android operating system built in, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Yoon Boo Keun, head of Samsung's TV business line, reportedly said the company is reviewing whether to use Android, an OS more commonly found in various smartphones,...

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 --...

Richard Adhikari
Android and iOS: Neck and Neck With Plenty of Road Ahead
06/08/10 12:09 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 734 Words

In the other corner of the ring stands Android , and it's fired up as well. Sprint said its HTC Evo smartphone, which was launched Friday, broke one-day sales records for the company. In addition, Android version 2.2, also known as "Froyo," looks...

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...

Erika Morphy
Android Elbows iPhone Out of Second Place in US Market
05/10/10 12:11 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 567 Words

... Android operating system has moved past the iPhone to capture the No. 2 ranking in smartphone operating systems in the first quarter of 2010, with 28 percent of the U.S. market, according to the NPD Group . The Research In Motion OS...

Richard Adhikari
Android 2.2 Goes All the Way With Flash
04/28/10 12:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 623 Words

Google's show of Flash support came weeks after Apple , Android's rival, announced changes that made it more difficult for Flash application developers to create apps for its iPhone. However, Google's promise of full Flash support in an upcoming edition of Android...

Richard Adhikari
Sprint Seizes the Android Moment
10/09/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 583 Words

Sprint is adding another Android phone to its lineup -- the Samsung Moment. Samsung Moment

The Moment, which has an 800 MHz CPU , will be available from Nov. 1.

Meanwhile, Gartner predicts that Android installations will surge, putting it in...

Katherine Noyes
Google Lashes Out at Android Dev
09/29/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1045 Words

Google sent shock waves through the Android community late last week by launching a cease-and-desist order at well-regarded modder Cyanogen for bundling some of its closed-source applications with his CyanogenMod ROM . CyanogenMod is a free, heavily optimized build of Android 1.5r2 that...

Katherine Noyes
Will Motorola Scratch Android's Back?
09/15/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 719 Words

Tit for Tat?
As much as the Linux-based Android platform has to offer Motorola, however, there's at least the potential for Motorola to give a reciprocal boost to Android as well.

The platform, first announced nearly two years ago,...

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