Google is kicking the Samsung out of the Samsung Galaxy S IV with its own custom version of the device.
Google Play product manager Ellie Powers — no relation to Austin — shared the new features of Google Play Developer Console at Google I/O in San Francisco today.
Google released three application programming interfaces today, one of which can sense not just when the person is moving, but in what way.
“Samsung is, for now, the undisputed king of the global Android smartphone industry,” Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics’ executive director said. “We believe Samsung generates more revenue and profit from the Android platform than Google does.”
Android 4.3 popped up in Google searches that were quickly removed, leading us to believe we might see the latest mobile operating system from Google in its developer conference keynote.
Forget the new stuff, this Google I/O will be about devs and useful upgrades.
BlackBerry managed to squeeze in one surprise announcement during its huge conference keynote this morning.
In other words, Apple’s saying, Samsung can’t have its cake and eat it to. Or, what’s good for Pauline is good for Petra.
Google will be collecting and publishing 4,000 individual data streams from its Google I/O conference this week, providing real-time visualizations on crowd activity.
Spair wants to help users buy a game once that works on any mobile operating system.
The developer of PlayStation Home’s Sodium series has expanded to make games and 3D avatars on mobile platforms.
Just a few days before Google’s I/O developer conference kicks off, Wired’s Steven Levy has finally gotten Pichai to chat about Android’s future.
Editor’s Pick It’s the best Android smartphone I’ve ever laid hands on — and possible the best smartphone I’ve ever used.
The clash of consoles is underway,
Facebook Home, the skin of Android that brings social networking to the forefront of the experience, has been quietly updated to support the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android phones.
Take a deep breath, hold on to your hat, and take a seat: Amazon is building a smartphone.
Let me say that again: Apple is at single digit growth in a market growing at almost 40 percent.
Watch out, Ouya, a new challenger has entered the ring to bring mobile games to TV screens.
Kleiner Perkins partner Bing Gordon will join Ouya’s board.
Microsoft already owns a piece of Nook, having invested $300 million into the business in April 2012. According to the report, Microsoft would buy the digital operation, which includes e-books, movies, TV, comics, apps, and more.
Repair company iFixit takes a look inside the Ouya and finds a highly repairable device.
Google’s new Gmail app for iOS opens video links in YouTube, map links in Google Maps, and other URLs in Chrome.
This is the latest move in Amazon’s worldwide expansion.
Guest Post While Apple’s products have become a must-have in the Russian political elite, some State Duma deputies are outraged with the executive office of the lower chamber for virtually forcing them to use iPads and iPhones for work.
If you’re a fan of running Android apps on your computer, well you’ve got a lot of company.
After a successful collaboration with the Nexus 4 Android smartphone, Google may also be working with LG for yet another Nexus devices. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
Android may have wrestled massive smartphone market share away from Apple the past couple of years, but until now Apple’s managed to hold onto its dominance in tablet sales. That’s now changing, says IDC analyst Sameer Singh.
Barnes & Noble has thrown in the towel and abandoned its Amazon-style Android strategy, finally agreeing to add Google’s app store, Google Play, to the Nook tablet.
HTC’s first quarter saw a massive decline in revenue and profit — but the company expects a rosier second quarter.
“It just can’t be the case that people are walking around heads down tapping on a screen,” he says. “That just can’t be the future of the human race.”
If you create the best app for a router, you’ll have a shot at a $1M prize.
Sidekick Cycle is a smartphone game that hopes to engage players in worthwhile causes.
Google Now is officially invading Siri’s home turf.
Even Samsung admits that the Galaxy S4 isn’t a “radical difference” from the Galaxy S III.
In a global smartphone market that Android has been expanding at a breakneck pace, a bright spot for Apple has been increasing market share in the lucrative U.S. domestic market. A new report from the Yankee Group says that’s going to continue, and that Apple is winning the slow way, via customer loyalty.
While the iOS app store has well over 800,000 active apps and Google Play sports more than 600,000, the Amazon app store has only about 75,000.
That’s a very good thing — if you’re an app developer.
If you needed further evidence that tablets are more than a mere computing fad, just look at the latest numbers from Strategy Analytics.
Can an endless runner for smartphones have an important message?
Editor’s Pick With the Galaxy S4, Samsung has mastered the art of churning out popular Android phones.