ARTICLES RELATING TO ANDROID

Smartphone flaws put users at risk

2014-07-31 17:10

Security researchers have revealed two separate threats they say could put up to 90% of the world's two billion smartphones at risk.

Free app helps visually impaired find their way

2014-04-29 10:54

A free app for Android detects a person's location and uses audio voice-overs to announce nearby attractions.

'Between' – an exclusive app that links lovers

2014-03-14 12:18

'Between' is a tight networking app that links only two people, and it's taken Asia by storm. Here's how it works.

Also-rans seek to outsmart Google, Apple

2014-02-24 09:04

Attention is shifting to winning a share of a potentially bigger pie: the software that runs your car, camera, fridge, smartwatch or TV.

iOS, Android smartphone rival delayed

2014-01-10 11:13

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo says the launch of a new smartphone operating system to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS had been pushed back.

Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

2014-01-08 13:24

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be difficult, but new apps aim to help people get organised, track their progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

Google aiming for Android in cars

2014-01-07 09:14

Google has teamed up with some of the world's largest automakers to integrate its Android operating system directly into cars.

Apple wins in Samsung patent case

2013-08-10 08:00

Apple has won a partial victory in its long-running patent dispute with Samsung after a US administrative panel found Samsung in violation of two Apple patents and blocked imports of some Samsung devices.

Google's Android mobile reigns - survey

2013-04-29 19:16

Google's Android mobile operating system has extended its dominance in smartphones in the US and other major markets in early 2013, according to a survey.

Digital showroom app for Mazda6

2012-11-20 10:43

Mazda has launched a mobile showroom app dedicated to its new 6, allowing customers to configure the new model.

Google's Android eating Apple for lunch

2012-11-18 20:48

Smartphones and tablets powered by Google's Android software are devouring the mobile gadget market, eating into Apple's turf, analysts say.

5 Android apps for parents

2012-08-15 13:19

We take a look at 5 great Android apps that can make your life as a parent a little easier.

Would you buy an iPad for your teen?

2012-01-30 14:37

Is it worth buying expensive technology for a teenager? Vote and tell us what you think!

Google maps goes indoors

2011-11-30 12:07

Google's next mapping frontier: indoor directions for major stores, shopping malls, airports.

3 free Android apps for your toddler

2011-11-15 12:26

A colouring book, a musical instrument and an interactive reading book. Best of all? They're free!

Google tablets seen overtaking iPad

2011-07-27 18:31

Tablet computers running Google's Android software will catch up with Apple's iPad and surpass it in 2016, says research firm Informa.

The not-a-phone

2011-07-07 00:00

When it comes to building Android devices, Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has arguably done a better job than anybody else. But the rise of the tablet – driven by Apple’s iPad – has changed the game.

Everything’s better down where it’s wetter

2011-04-28 00:00

Smartphones are many things but indestructible isn’t one of them. The iPhone 4 screen will shatter if you look at it funny and most phones don’t like being dropped very much. Get them near water and not only do they stop working but your operator won’t even help you with the problem.

Believing the hype

2011-03-22 12:32

Simon Dingle separates fact from fantasy in technology marketing.

Google opens Android

2010-06-24 14:33

Google has announced open sourcing for the new versions of Android as firms launch new devices.

Google set to battle Microsoft

2009-07-08 14:11

Google has plans for its own personal computer operating system, it announced on its blog, setting up another clash with Microsoft.

 

New Samsung phone a break from Android

2014-06-02 10:09

Samsung has announced the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step towards independence from the Google Android platform.

Android tablet now 'Made in Haiti'

2014-03-16 13:46

The Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet.

Feed Baby tracker app

2014-03-06 15:45

Are you a new parent? Here's the app to help you make your life easier!

Android extends gains in key markets

2014-01-27 17:01

The Android smartphone platform has extended its lead over Apple's iPhone in key markets including the United States, Europe and China, a survey shows.

Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

2014-01-08 17:30

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be difficult, but new apps aim to help people get organised, track their progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

Google aiming for Android in cars

2014-01-07 12:37

Google has teamed up with some of the world's largest automakers to integrate its Android operating system directly into cars.

6 apps to get you knocked up

2013-08-16 15:43

Are you keen to conceive? Unfortunately, there's an app for that.

Audi brings brochures to life

2013-05-17 13:51

Audi's "augmented reality" mobile app breathes new life into the ho-hum of printed brochures with the addition of multimedia elements.

Google taken to task over Android phones

2013-04-09 11:46

Google is in the firing line again after major firms, including Microsoft, complained to the European Commission over its Android-powered cellphone offerings.

TomTom updates android app

2012-12-06 09:40

TomTom brought world-class navigation to Android with its app for drivers. Now there's an update to the app that makes it available to more Android owners.

Android flaw blocks December dates

2012-11-19 14:50

A flaw in the latest version of the Android operating system has resulted in the month of December disappearing from an app.

Google's Android eating Apple for lunch

2012-11-18 11:13

Smartphones and tablets powered by Google's Android software are devouring the mobile gadget market, eating into Apple's turf, analysts say.

WomenLog Pro Calendar

2011-12-13 14:57

An app that helps you track your menstrual period and fertile days.

Mom, are you a smartphone junkie?

2011-11-17 16:05

If you had to give up your smartphone for one day, what would you choose?

Apple hits download milestone

2011-07-07 15:21

Apple has announced that it has passed a milestone in downloads from its App Store.

Close, but no cigar

2011-06-09 00:00

We’ve been predicting for some time that Apple’s competitors would eventually catch up with its iPad and… well, this isn’t it. But the Acer Iconia Tab is the best alternative I’ve tested so far. And this 32GB WiFi tablet does offer some things the iPad doesn’t.

In the raw

2011-03-24 00:00

Google is kicking ass in the mobile technology sector with its Android operating system steadily becoming the de facto platform for mobile phones and tablets. Android devices are available from LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC and dozens of other manufacturers entitled to modify and customise the system with their own interfaces and other software.

iPhone faces Android challenge

2010-07-27 17:58

Apple's iPhone will likely dominate the high-end smartphone market in the next five years but faces strong competition from handsets using Google's Android platform.

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