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Google Android M rumored to add fingerprint authentication

Google is set to unveil the next version of its Android platform next week at its I/O developer conference, and according to a  BuzzFeed News  report it will include native fingerprint authentication.

Report: Android trails iOS in 30-day mobile game retention by 72%

Android mobile games trail iOS in retention over a 30-day period by an average of 72 percent, according to AppsFlyer. "iOS dominates gaming retention, widening gap with Android over time," the report said.

Microsoft faces uphill climb convincing iOS and Android developers to port apps to Windows 10

In the three weeks since Microsoft announced it would let developers who have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to phones and tablets running Windows 10, Microsoft hasn't exactly had its door beaten down by developers.

App Annie: Social and communication apps were No. 1 in Q1

Social and communication apps were the No. 1 app category based on sessions per active user in the first quarter of this year, according to App Annie. The mobile analytics firm released its Insights Into App Engagement report based on data from its usage intelligence platform.

IHS: Apple Watch success needed for a smart watch mega boom

The smartwatch market will grow from 3.6 million unit shipments in 2014 to 101 million in 2020 according to a new report by IHS.

Google likely to use I/O conference to debut Android M, enterprise and cloud messaging updates

Google will kick off its I/O developer conference on May 28 with a keynote from Sundar Pichai, the company's senior vice president of products, and he will likely unveil the next version of Google's Android software, Android M. According to the schedule the company released for the conference, the search giant will also be debuting new features related to enterprise mobility and cloud messaging.

Report: Phablets made up 21% of U.S. smartphones sales in Q1, with the iPhone 6 Plus leading the way

Smartphones keep getting bigger and bigger smartphones are delivering big sales, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Microsoft to let Android and iOS developers create apps that will run on Windows 10

 Microsoft is working to address its most glaring deficiency in mobile—a lack of applications compared to other platforms.  The company announced today that it will let developers that have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to become Universal apps for phones and tablets running Windows 10.

Smartphone OS rollouts: What to expect from Google, Apple and Microsoft

Google, Apple and Microsoft are all expected to show off new enhancements to their respective smartphone operating systems over the next few months.

What to expect from the upcoming iOS 9, Android M and Windows 10 rollouts

Over the next few months, Google, Apple and Microsoft are all expected to show off new enhancements to their respective smartphone operating systems. Each company has a different goal with these unveilings. But what exactly can we expect from Windows 10, iOS 9 and Android M?