The next iPhone could lead 12 percent of Android users to consider switching, according to Phoenix and SessionM's mobile insights platform mXP. The stats are based on a one-question poll that ran for 24 hours last month.
Google is facing more pressure in search, and not just because Microsoft beat it to the punch and late last week updated its Bing search app for Android that mimics many of the features of Google's forthcoming Now on Tap feature. Both Google's and Microsoft's efforts aim to give users information about people and places and let them take actions based on the context of what they are viewing in mobile apps. According to a Re/code report, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the situation, much of the original team that built Google Now has left the search giant.
The outlook from developers on social media couldn't be more clear: As far as adoption for Google's nascent programming language is concerned, it's Go time.
Smartphone sales growth was its weakest in the second quarter since 2013, according to research firm Gartner. That's mainly due to the first-ever slowdown in the Chinese market, the world's largest for smartphones, and while Apple had a strong quarter in China, OEMs that rely on Google's Android software saw their fortunes slide, and Android overall recorded its weakest growth ever in the quarter, Gartner said.
BlackBerry's Android phone just got a bit more real. BlackBerry may release a touchscreen phone with a slideout keyboard that runs on Google's Android software in November with the support of all four Tier 1 carriers, according to posts from known and pretty reliable leaker of mobile device details Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks.
Wearable computing may be hard to get your head around, even for experienced developers, which is probably why so many of them are welcoming Google's new "playground" where they can see what makes a good fit.
Deutsche Telekom's Albanian subsidiary-- Telekom Albania-- launched a rich IP communications service that will replace native SMS and MMS applications on Android-powered smartphones.
Opera Software chairman Sverre Munck said the company began evaluating offers from external investors following a ramp in interest over the past month.
Google's decision to reorganize itself and split out its businesses under a parent company called Alphabet and to put Sundar Pichai in place as the new CEO of the core Google business could have long-term implications for Google's Android mobile operating system, but they likely won't be felt for a while.
What role will Google and Apple play in unleashing developers as the Internet of Things spreads? There is still some question of whether mobile dominance will be carried over to IoT. Special report