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Android Wear ‘contains iOS related code,’ presumably confirms official support could be coming soon

Android Wear ‘contains iOS related code,’ presumably confirms official support could be coming soon

There’s a lot of information found within the code that brings software to life, and for anyone eagerly hoping that Google brings an Android Wear app to iOS, a new discovery should help that interest grow quite a bit.

Apple to allow Android smartphones to get traded in at Apple Stores for gift cards towards iPhone

Apple to allow Android smartphones to get traded in at Apple Stores for gift cards towards iPhone

Apple’s recycling and trade-in program has been around for quite some time, but has specifically been built for trading in older Apple products to get newer gadgets.

Android Pay is real, and developers can expand its functionality

Android Pay is real, and developers can expand its functionality

“Pay” is the word of the year, apparently. While Samsung has jumped on board the bandwagon on its own, Google is getting in on the fun, too.

IBM shows that iOS dominates online purchasing for Thanksgiving

IBM shows that iOS dominates online purchasing for Thanksgiving

If anyone looked online at all yesterday, or even the day before, it would not be a surprise that shopping is the main focus around this time. According to IBM, while iOS is outnumbered in the U.S., Apple’s mobile OS is still the leader when it comes to buying things online.

What Apple Can Learn from Google

What Apple Can Learn from Google

Apple is a lovable beast, and a brilliant hype machine. As such, it can be easy to see new features in iOS only as miraculous pearls of innovation. But in the broad light of day, and the broader light of the technology world, Apple is no longer the unrivalled talismanic leader. In case you needed proof — remember when Notification Center was added with iOS 7? You know the custom keyboard and social extensions that have arrived with iOS 8? They were all preceded by direct equivalents on Android.

iOS users install, pay for more and engage with more apps than Android users, according to data

iOS users install, pay for more and engage with more apps than Android users, according to data

While Apple revolutionized the way people use their smartphones with the launch of the App Store, other companies have quickly tried to catch up. The strongest competitor is Google’s Android, but according to new data, iOS users are still investing more of their money and time in apps.

Nokia announces the N1 Android tablet, will launch in China in early 2015

Nokia announces the N1 Android tablet, will launch in China in early 2015

In 2013, Nokia sold off a major section of itself to Microsoft, waving goodbye to its Devices & Services division. Turns out you don’t need that particular area to still release a device running services, though.

iOS and Android hold 96% global market share in Q3 2014

iOS and Android hold 96% global market share in Q3 2014

If there is any doubt that iOS and Android are the dominant forces within the mobile industry, then a new report should destroy any and all of it.

iPhone 6 Plus compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Google Nexus 6 and LG G3

iPhone 6 Plus compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Google Nexus 6 and LG G3

One of the main reasons people switched from an iPhone to an Android smartphone was for their larger displays. So it was great to see Apple finally launch iPhones with bigger screens to take on Android smartphones last month.

Google unveils Nexus Player for $99, first Android TV device

Google unveils Nexus Player for $99, first Android TV device

Along with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google also released its first Android TV powered device in collaboration with ASUS — the Nexus Player, to take on Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku.

The media player can be used for streaming your movies, music and videos to your TV. It’s also a gaming device, which allows you to play Android games on your TV with a gamepad (sold separately).