Sundar Pichai took to Google+ just a few minutes ago and revealed a big milestone, along with the apparently well-kept secret that is the name for the next version of Android.
A little over two years ago now, in the summer of 2011, there was balance in the smartphone industry.
Two of the biggest companies selling phones at the time took an integrated approach to their user experience. Apple, who was still growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate, and RIM, whose days were starting to look ... Read More »
When you’re close to something, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. In our pursuit of the latest device, the most bleeding edge specs and the hottest leak, it’s easy to forget how dramatically mobile technology has touched our lives. In this series, we hope to take a step back and ... Read More »
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Time for another round of statistics and figures to feast on. In this latest report by Nielsen, we’re still seeing that Android trumps iOS as the number one smartphone operating system in the US. It’s a fairly significant gap, as well. Android sits at 52% and iOS at 40%. But things are a bit different ... Read More »
Android is an incredibly versatile operating system, used predominately in smartphones and tablets. But it can be used to great effect on a variety of other devices, like e-readers, consoles, watches, glasses, speaker bars, TV boxes and even mini ... Read More »
The latest “scare” in Android security was a new hole found that affected 99% of users. Unless you were a fan of downloading apps from untrusted sources, you were safe. But it was found to be a pretty big security ... Read More »
Just how much weight one should put behind market share is debatable, but recent numbers from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech certainly make Android look good. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Android now owns a whopping 70.4 percent of the European market, while iOS sits at 17.8 percent.
You can argue web usage, Black Friday shopping numbers and ... Read More »
Multi-tasking on custom Android ROMs is about to get a lot more interesting. The Paranoid Android team has announced that they will open source their new Halo multitasking feature. HALO was originally inspired by Facebook’s Chat Heads, but rather than simply overlaying messages on top of running applications, the HALO multitasking system is fully integrated ... Read More »
Google has kicked off I/O with some stats on Android, sharing just how impressive growth has been for the platform as a whole, and for Google Play, Android’s app store.
As of this year, Android has reached 900 millions activations. That’s up from 100 million Android activations in 2011, and 400 million activations in 2012. ... Read More »
Only two months ago, Andy Rubin stepped down from his position with Android, and head of Chrome, Sundar Pichai, took the reigns. Since then Pichai has been quiet, undoubtedly hard at work organizing Google’s upcoming developer conference, Google I/O. Not too busy, though, to sit down with Wired for his first interview since taking the ... Read More »