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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...

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
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
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...

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
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...

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...

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
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."...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Erika Morphy
Acer Joins the Android Horde
10/14/09 12:59 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 597 Words

Acer Aspire One AOD250 with Android (click image to enlarge) Acer has announced details surrounding two hotly anticipated mobile devices running Google's Android mobile operating system: the Liquid A1 touchscreen smartphone, which Acer first said it was developing when it joined the Open...

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