ARTICLES RELATING TO ANDROID

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

 

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.

Mideast, African Android tablet growth surges

2014-12-15 09:56

Android equipped tablets are flooding African and Mideast markets while rival Apple iOS and Windows gadgets are dwindling in the region, according to IDC research.

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.

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.

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.

iPad to trail Android as tablet war grows

2013-03-13 08:33

Shipments of tablets running Google's Android will overtake the iPad this year for the first time, research house IDC predicts.

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.

Android vs independence

2012-05-04 07:36

Will Samsung develop its own mobile ecosystem?

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