The smartphone industry is currently dominated by three companies, Apple, Samsung and Google, who mostly rely on you, the buyer, updating your phone every two years for their revenue. But what if you didn’t have to upgrade your phone every couple of years to get the latest and greatest hardware specs?
When Google acquired Android in 2005, its aim was to launch a BlackBerry-style Java phone with a hardware keyboard, and not full touch screen devices like the iPhone. An internal Google document detailing the requirements for v1.0 of Android further highlights the stark differences between Android before and after the iPhone.
The second patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung continued Friday in a Northern California court with Judge Lucy Koh presiding. The highlight of the day was testimony by Google’s Android engineering VP Hiroshi Lockheimer, who testified on behalf of Samsung, reports Re/Code.
The battle for the living room is heating up, with most big tech companies fighting for a share of the connected TV market. After Amazonâ€™s Fire TV,Â TheÂ VergeÂ reports that Google is working on Android TV, a platform for connected TV devices.
HTC unveils the All New HTC One with 5-inch Full HD Display, Dual Cameras for depth sensing and micro SD card slot
Google today announced Android Wear, a version of the Android operating system meant for wearable devices like smartwatches. The project is available as a Developer Preview to registered Android developers, and Googleâ€™s initial manufacturing partner lineup includesÂ Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung.
iPhone has retained the number one spot among smartphones in the U.S. yet again. While iOS was trailing compared to Android, Apple was clearly ahead of the competition in terms of sales with a marketshare of 41.6% in January 2014, while Samsung was at second place with 26.7% of the pie. These figures were published inÂ comScore’s latest MobiLens and Mobile Metrix reports which has taken quarterly figures into account.
The Mobile Threat report from Cisco last month revealed that 99% of all mobile malwares targeted Android devices last year.
When Sundar Pichai, the Senior Vice President at Google, who overseas Android was asked about the malware situation on the Android platform, he gave a surprisingly frank answer.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook was queried about competition in the smartphone market. The interviewer asked Cook if the battle between iOS and Android is the same as the competition between Windows PC and the Mac. Cook answered with a definitive “no” and expounded on this answer by saying Windows was a single entity, while Android was a group of smaller entities much like Europe.