In 2008, when most cellphone makers were still producing old-style models with push buttons, Taiwan's HTC designed one of the first Google Android smartphone handsets. By 2011, HTC smartphones enjoyed market share over 10% worldwide, gaining a following even in the United States.
Xiaomi isn’t a household name in the US (and likely wont be anytime soon), but that doesn’t mean they haven’t taken the Asian market by storm. Making a name for themselves by offering up powerful, yet reasonably priced Android handsets running their in-house UI, they’ve built a sort of cult following in their homeland of...
Google's Android and Apple's iOS dominate the smartphone platform market, controlling a combined 95.7% of the installed base in the US. But the global battle for subscribers between the two operating systems is expected to intensify, especially as the US and China — powerhouse smartphone markets — reach saturation. Show More Summary
Looks like the Android platform, considered by many to favor app developers over consumers, will experience some changes with the new “M update.” For starters, the marketing and data collection process should change quite a bit. “In the past, developers were able to collect a large amount of data from each person who chose to […]
If you’re in the market for a cheap Android handset, you might be interested to learn that T-Mobile has recently announced the Coolpad Rogue. Now we’re sure many of you guys are scratching your heads and wondering who on earth is Coolpad? For those unfamiliar, Coolpad is a brand from China who had recently entered into a partnership with T-Mobile. Show More Summary
Starbucks has enabled mobile ordering across the US for iOS and Android devices, so you'll never have to wait in line again. It's 9:30am outside Starbucks's two-story flagship store in the heart of Chicago's prime aged meat market, the...Show More Summary
Android One is finally coming to Europe, 9to5Google reports. Spanish smartphone manufacturer BQ is launching the BQ Aquaris A4.5, which will be designed and marketed by Google but manufactured and sold by BQ in Portugal and Spain. Android One is Google's initiative to bring cheap, good quality smartphones to developing countries for about $100 each. Show More Summary
Huawei Watch is beautiful. I know that’s a rather odd way to start out this review, but this is hands-down one of the best looking smart watches on the market. I suppose that opinion is somewhat subjective depending on your taste, but every little detail about Huawei Watch’s design is proof that there’s light at […]
If you’re unfamiliar with the program, Android One is Google’s initiative to bring low-cost smartphones with high quality to select markets. Thus far, the company has mainly focused on developing countries such as India, Thailand and a handful of African countries, as well as others. Now, Android One is expanding into Spain and [...]
Android is now the most popular mobile operating system in the world by some distance. One billion devices were shipped in 2014 (800 million more than second-place Apple), and it controls 82 percent of the market. That’s great news for...Show More Summary
After launching in numerous emerging markets in Asia and Africa, Google is expanding its Android One program to Europe. Spain and Portugal are the first to get on board the company’s program to bring low-cost handsets running the latest version of Android to customers. Show More Summary
With an endless stream of fitness wearables hitting the market, it's easy to forget that your smartphone comes packed with sensors that can do exactly the same job. Samsung makes smartphones and smartwatches, so building a dedicated wellbeing app, known as S Health, to collate everything made complete sense. Show More Summary
If you want to use your mobile device for making payments you’re now really spoilt for choice. There’s Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay aside from other services like CurrentC, etc. that are trying to make it in this market. All of these services essentially offer the same thing and that’s the ease of paying through a mobile device. Show More Summary
Lily Sheringham, Developer Marketing at Google Play Editor’s note: This is another post in our series featuring tips from developers finding success on Google Play. This week, we’re sharing advice from Telltale Games on how to create a successful game on Android TV. Show More Summary
BlackBerry is getting ready to take a crack at the Android market and Android Authority has obtained some high-quality leaked photos of the device that give us a nice closeup view of the BlackBerry Venice, which is the current codename for BlackBerry’s first Android phone. Show More Summary
It’s no secret that Apple doesn’t really have much affection for Android, why would it, Android happens to be its closest competitor in the global smartphone market. The company has talked about the benefits of iOS against Android many...Show More Summary
10-inch tablets celebrated a vogue when Android tablets first started to fill the market. Then they shrank away for a time as smaller, more portable tablets stole the scene. Flash forward to today, and larger tablets are starting to become prevalent again. Amazon, never one to miss an opportunity, looks to be cashing [...]
Google today launched a new app to help professionals learn how to better market themselves in the Internet era. Google Primer, available today on iOS and Android, contains free mini-lessons that span topics like search advertising, mobile Web design and more. Show More Summary
The Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service says that Android unfairly favours Google services and has accused the tech giant of abusing its dominant market position.
Dutch startup Bux is on a mission to open stock trading to a much larger market — namely, those who have never traded before. Its casual trading app for iOS and Android attempts to gamify trading (as if wasn’t gamified enough already) by letting traders start off with virtual currency before investing with real money, as well as compete with friends. Read More