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Sirin Labs focuses on technology, security with near €13K Android smartphone

Sirin Labs, a European-Israeli start up, announced it will shun the trend towards low-cost smartphones when it launches a new Android device in May with a price tag in excess of £10,000 (€12,858/$14,475).

Google faces EU charge of abusing market dominance with Android

Google has once again come under fire from the European Commission (EC), which accused the U.S. search giant of abusing its dominant position with the Android mobile operating system.

Apple's Swift might become a major asset for Android developers

It's no secret that Swift has quickly gained traction as an effective programming language for Apple's operating systems, and now that it is open source speculation has grown that Google may use it as a primary language for Android. While that may seem counterintuitive, Swift boasts an impressive developer community, and Swift for Android could help developers keep their costs down if versions for Android and iOS evolve hand-in-hand.

The case for Apple's Swift becoming a 'first-class' language for Google's Android

The Swift programming language serves as a powerful tool for Apple iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS developers. But in the future, Swift may transform the way Android developers build apps, too.

Facebook F8 conference's key developer tools may reshape social media app landscape

What should developers expect from Facebook over the next decade? Here are three key takeaways from the F8 conference, a gathering that highlighted the social media site's 10-year history and announced new technologies that may reshape the development landscape.

Mobile gaming grabs 40 percent of consumers' game spending, topping all other platforms

Mobile gaming surpassed both home game consoles and combined PC and Mac gaming with the highest consumer spend among gaming platforms in 2014, and in 2015, the segment widened that lead another 5 percent, according to a study from app analytics provider App Annie and market research firm International Data Corp.

Google's Android Studio 2.0 release: best day ever? Some devs think so

Google this month released Android Studio 2.0, a new version of its app development platform. On social media, many developers were thrilled, while some reported encountering problems with features like Instant Run.

Kantar: Android market share continues to rise in Europe's big 5 markets

Latest research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech on smartphone operating systems reveals that Android continues to make year-on-year gains in Great Britain (which excludes Northern Ireland), Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Apple's iPhone SE takes on new Android models as worldwide smartphone market rebounds in 2016

The worldwide smartphone market will rebound slightly in 2016, CCS Insight predicted, gaining 2.9 percent over "a weak 2015." And according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the new iPhone SE could account for a respectable chunk of that growth.

Wells Fargo: BlackBerry shipped 850,000 Priv smartphones during quarter, but distribution may lag

The analysts at Wells Fargo Securities expect BlackBerry to report shipping roughly 850,000 Priv smartphones during the company's most recent quarter, a figure the financial analyst firm said would help push the vendor's overall corporate quarterly revenues to around $571 million-- slightly above Wall Street expectations of $565 million.