Why your phone may never get Android's latest features

2016-05-20 07:37

Google announced several new Android features, but many phones won't get them for a while, if ever.

Google pulls Taliban app from online store

2016-04-04 08:49

Google has removed a Taliban-developed online application for Android smartphones aimed at increasing the militant group’s visibility worldwide.

LG creates a stir with its flagship G5

2016-03-17 10:48

Many devices were launched a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, last month, with companies trying to push the envelope and be seen as pace-setters for the conference.

Arthur Goldstuck: Can Priv save BlackBerry?

2016-02-01 15:28

The new Android Priv smartphone could help turn around BlackBerry, if it gets the marketing right, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Google's Android Pay rolls out in US

2015-09-11 16:13

Google's Android Pay rolled out Thursday to US customers, becoming the latest system to allow consumers to tap their phones to pay for purchases at retailers.

Google, Samsung to issue monthly Android security fixes

2015-08-07 12:13

The tech giants will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers.

Facebook Messenger app tops a billion downloads

2015-06-10 16:56

Facebook crowed that an Android version of its Messenger app has been downloaded more than a billion times from the Google Play store.

WhatsApp calling comes to all Android users

2015-03-31 16:28

Android users don't need an invite to use the voice calling feature on the instant messaging service anymore.

Microsoft launches Outlook for rival iOS, Android

2015-01-29 17:01

Microsoft on Thursday launched an Outlook app for rival handsets running on Apple's iOS and Google's Android, ramping up its software services efforts.

Why a Samsung-BlackBerry deal could make sense

2015-01-16 10:30

Despite Samsung denying reports that it wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for BlackBerry, tech industry watchers are still dissecting the possibilities of such a deal.


Google to rival WhatsApp with ‘Allo’ app

2016-05-19 11:02

Internet search giant Google is preparing to launch a smart messaging app dubbed ‘Allo’ that will take on Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

Sony takes world by surprise with Xperia X series

2016-03-18 08:24

The Sony Xperia X series, which was first launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, last month, came as a surprise to many.

10 hot smartphone games for Android

2016-03-10 12:45

Gaming has come a long way since the days of the Nintendo Game Boy and consoles such as the first version of the Sony PlayStation.

Google’s Android revenue pegged at $31bn

2016-01-22 16:27

The search giant's operating system has generated revenue of $31bn and $22bn in profit, a court case has revealed.

Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

2015-08-10 12:00

The phone maker is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return.

Google rejected by US court in Java copying case

2015-06-29 16:05

The US Supreme Court let Oracle press accusations that Google developed its Android smartphone operating system by improperly copying the Java programming language.

Google: We're keeping Android safe

2015-04-10 09:42

Google is focused on keeping its Android mobile operating system secure despite cyber criminals' attacks on the platform.

WhatsApp quietly activates calling feature

2015-03-13 12:41

Making phone calls using the instant messaging service has become a reality, albeit on an invite-only basis for Android users.

Saving money on fuel - there’s an app for that

2015-01-29 11:22

Taking advantage of falling or rising fuel prices is now easier thanks to SA developed mobile application 'FillApp' which notifies drivers of the best time to fill up at the pump.

Samsung takes on Google in the TV software space

2015-01-05 08:50

Samsung’s Tizen software, which is a competitor to Android, is moving from phones to big-screen TVs as the South Korean company tries to capitalise on smart homes.

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