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Cyanogen hires senior engineers from Amazon, Qualcomm in alternative Android push

Startup Cyanogen (a 2015 Fierce 15 winner) is hiring veteran engineering talent as it continues to develop an alternative version of Google's Android operating system. The firm announced that it picked up two senior engineers, Stephen Lawler, who will serve as senior vice president of engineering, and Karthick Iyer, who will be vice president of global systems.

Rumor mill: Huawei working with Google on Nexus phone, Chinese app store

Huawei is working with Google to develop a new Nexus-branded smartphone that showcases Google's new Android M software, according to a report from  The Information.

Kantar: Apple iPhone demand remains strong in Europe as Android dips

In the top five European markets, Android's share dropped 2.9 percentage points to 70.8 per cent while Apple's share increased by 2.4 percentage points to 18.7 per cent in the three months to May.

Kantar: Samsung's Galaxy S6 helps cut into Apple's share of U.S. smartphone market

Thanks in large part to the introduction of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S6 smartphone, Google's Android platform saw its market share in the U.S. inch up at the expense of Apple's iOS, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Strategy Analytics: iOS, Android to power 96% of smartphones in 2015

According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales will grow more than 8 percent next year. And iOS and Android will power the vast majority of those phones.

Report: Android devs update apps nearly twice as often as iOS devs

Android developers send updates nearly twice as often as their iOS counterparts, but it's iPhone users who may be more receptive, based on a recent study from a group of Italian academics.

BlackBerry's Chen doesn't entirely close door on Android device

BlackBerry CEO John Chen declined to comment on a recent Reuters report that the company is thinking of using Google's Android software in an upcoming smartphone for the first time, but he did not entirely foreclose the prospect of doing so in the future.

What Android Studio 1.3 means for app developers

Google's recent I/O 2015 conference will be remembered for many things--Android M's debut, the Brillo project for the Internet of Things--but app developers will likely look back on it as the moment Android Studio came of age.

Analysts: BlackBerry's push into software isn't picking up steam yet

BlackBerry is likely going to report less software revenue when it posts earnings on June 23 than Wall Street is expecting, and financial analysts and the wider market should lower their expectations for how quickly the company can increase software sales, according to a report from analysts at Wells Fargo.

Report: BlackBerry may use Android in upcoming smartphone

BlackBerry is thinking of using Google's Android software in an upcoming smartphone for the first time, according to a  Reuters  report.