ARTICLES RELATING TO ANDROID

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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 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.

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