With the release of some smartphone OS market share numbers to the end of March this year, Android is up more than 8 percentage points from 2013 in the US. This brings Android to almost 60% US market share.
So you’ve decided to upgrade and you’re unsure what to do with your old Android smartphone. You could sell it, donate it, or repurpose it. We’ve got plenty of ideas for you right here.
Apple is applying for two patents on a screen unlocking method which channels a feature that Android had for years. But why?
Duarte talks to The Verge’s Josh Topolsky about a wide range of topics, from the definition of design, to the “death of mobile” as the focus for UI designers, to Android Wear, to why flat design should be balanced by tactile elements.
We’re seeing quite a few impressive looking devices head our way from Sony, Samsung, HTC and many others. What Android smartphone maker are you most impressed by (or excited for) this year?
In spite of Apple’s outward cockiness, the Cupertino company is fretting about Android, and Samsung in particular, as internal documents revealed this week clearly show.
Google has updated the Android platform distribution numbers, providing developers with an idea of which versions of Android are most commonly in use. We see no real surprises as Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean gain ground, and all the others either hold steady or drop in use.
According to a new report, Google is now mandating that newer devices require a “Powered by Android” logo in their boot animations, as seen on the GS5 and HTC One M8.
Google is reportedly working on adding a healthy dose of business capabilities into the next version of Android, prepping it for business. Data encryption, biometrics and enterprise controlled authentication, plus new APIs to allow remote management of company controlled devices and more.
Huawei’s chief marketing officer has spilled the beans on the company’s upcoming dual-boot Android and Windows Phone smartphone, which should arrive in the US by Q2 2014.