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INSANE: Apple makes nearly eight times as much money as all Android vendors combined

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
A new report from Strategy Analytics sheds further light on the state of the smartphone business in the fourth quarter last year, confirming once again the profound effect the iPhone 6 had on the industry. The analytics company revealed that during Q4 2014, Android only managed to capture 11% of the global smartphone profit share, a [...]

Google cheapens Android Play Store — sells top app search spots to highest bidder

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Not everything has to be monetized. In business, the goal is profits, true, but that is not the sole reason for existence. The money is earned by the hard work of employees, and relationships built with customers. If you have no customers, you have no profits — never forget that. If a company takes advantage [...]

Did Google just ruin the Android app store?

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Apple’s iOS App Store is an interesting place. It houses more than 1.3 million apps that combine to make up the best mobile app ecosystem on the planet. It also features what may very well be the absolute worst search technology on the planet. Finding good apps using the App Store’s in-built search function is [...]

CONTEST: iPhone vs. Android: Fanboy facebook lets you win a trip to SXSW in Austin

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Apple’s iPhone lineup and devices powered by Google’s Android operating system each have plenty of pros and cons when compared to the other. Those comparisons are quite common, of course, since each platform has such enthusiastic supporters. If you count yourself among the top enthusiasts out there and you think you know more about your mobile [...]

Citymaps arrives on Android and introduces a way to make maps with friends

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Citymaps, the social mapping platform, has launched on Android. We first wrote about the company way back in 2012 and its free app has been on iOS for some time. The company’s angle is that it lets you create playlists of your favorite places and build personal maps. The big change with its latest update is the introduction [...]

BlackBerry is helping Google make more secure Android devices

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
BlackBerry may be struggling to attract smartphone users to its own BlackBerry 10 platform, but it may have more success helping others improve theirs. The Canadian company today announced that it is now working with Google to make Android devices more secure. BlackBerry has long been famous for its super secure software and devices, and [...]

MASSIVE SALE: Download 145 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time!

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Here at BGR, we cover paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free all the time. Why? It’s simple: we love sharing great deals with our readers and iOS apps go on sale all the time. Unfortunately, the same just isn’t true of Android apps. Big Android app sales are sadly few [...]

Here’s your best look yet at what one of the best Android phones of the year will be like

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
A promotional video that reportedly shows HTC’s new smartphone leaked out earlier this week, clearly showing what the phone will look like along with some of its key features. Twitter account @upleaks, which claims to have leaked tons of credible photos of the new HTC One over the past few weeks, published the video on [...]

Run Android on your PC desktop with Droid4X

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Android apps aren’t just for your phone and tablet. Install Droid4X and you can run Android on your PC, too, taking full advantage of the extra screen resolution and more easily sharing files and data. As with many similar applications, Droid4X is essentially a wrapper around VirtualBox, with Android 4.2.2 provided on a custom virtual [...]

You can make your Android phone (or iPhone) look like a Galaxy S6 right now

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
There’s plenty of buzz surrounding recent leaks and rumors suggesting that Samsung’s next-generation flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, is shaping up to be another iPhone copy from the South Korean electronics giant. Nothing is certain until the handset is unveiled this coming Sunday, of course, and if the new S6 is an iPhone copy, we’re [...]

Yet more aggressive Android adware found on Google Play

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Google Play is supposed to be the safe place to download Android apps from, but that’s increasingly not the case. Three weeks ago security firm Avast detailed how it had found three popular Android apps riddled with Adware in Google’s store. Today Bitdefender reports that it has found ten Google Play apps that are packed [...]

MWC 2015: Confusingly, the LG Watch Urbane LTE doesn’t run Android Wear

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
LG has decided that smartwatches weren’t hard enough to understand, so has launched the Watch Urbane LTE… without Android Wear. Instead, it’ll run on LG’s own ‘Wearable Platform’, which is likely to be a mutant version of the WebOS system it purchased from HP. It’s also going hard on the improved design front again, like [...]

Google wants to bring Android to a desk near you

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Google is aiming to expand its device footprint in the enterprise by laying on its new Android for Work program to ensure bring your own device is secure for both companies and employees. The new program, which was unveiled earlier, is made up of four main components that cover both old and new devices, and [...]

LG’s New Smartwatch Will Support LTE But Won’t Run Android Wear

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
 LG is developing its own software for smartwatches after the company announced that one version of its upcoming LG Watch Urbane will run on its own “proprietary” platform. Read More

Some disappointed Android fans don’t want to believe recent HTC One M9 leaks are real

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Are the recently leaked videos of the HTC One M9 just part of an elaborate con by HTC to trick us into being disappointed before blowing us away with a completely redesigned monster smartphone next week? That is what one disappointed Android fan is saying in the wake of Tuesday’s massive leak of HTC’s One M9 promotional [...]

Google aims to secure enterprise BYOD with Android for Work

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Android has successfully secured its place as the most used mobile operating system. With this in mind it should come as little surprise that more and more people are bringing Android devices into the workplace — and for IT departments this can be something of a security nightmare. Today Google announces Android for Work with [...]

Google’s Android Pay could be the next big Apple Pay competitor

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Wearables and self-driving cars might not be the only stars of Google I/O 2015, the May conference where the search company may launch a new mobile payment service called "Android Pay." With Google Wallet losing ground thanks to the rise of Apple Pay, Google will attempt to revive the platform by introducing Android Pay, reports [...]

7 reasons Pebble Time can survive Apple Watch and Android Wear

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Battery life, price and compatibility Time is on Pebble’s side with its Kickstarter pledges approaching $ 10 million in 24 hours, the same amount it raised for the entire duration of the original Pebble campaign. Its success flies in the (watch) face of everyone who predicted the start-up company was doomed the minute Apple announced [...]

Google will reportedly launch ‘Android Pay’ in May to compete with Apple Pay (GOOG)

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Google may be announcing a mobile payments API (application program interface) called Android Pay at Google’s I/O conference in May, sources tell Ars Technica.  Companies could use Android Pay to power their in-store or in-app payments with a single-tap. Android Pay would be completely separate from Google Wallet, the company’s current mobile payments product, though [...]

Google will launch Android Pay at I/O in May

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
A source close to the matter told Ars on Wednesday that Google will be announcing a new payments API that will be called Android Pay at Google’s I/O conference in May. The platform will power in-store and in-app payments for third-party apps. Android Pay will allow companies to add a mobile payments option to their [...]

 
 
 
 

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