Google has shown off new features that can reduce data consumption and improve Web performance on Android-powered mobile devices, drawing partly from capabilities already supported in the Chrome desktop OS. The improvements include new file compression formats for images and video, and a new commerce system that makes shopping easier on mobile devices, Google said at its I/O...
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Experimental code found earlier this week has found its way into the Chrome Beta for Android app. With a simple tweak it should speed up your browsing experience while using less wireless data at the same time.
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If there is one complaint we hear from Android users more than any other, it's the speed at which software updates arrive. Or don't arrive. It's especially tough on tech enthusiasts who read about all the advantages of the new update, but can't get it on their own devices for six months, if at all. Even brand new devices typically fail to launch with the latest version of...
(2 months ago)
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched an Android application store that offers paid apps in China, beating Google Inc, as the online retailer seeks to increase the amount of digital content it offers in the world's largest mobile phone market.
(12 days ago)
Depending on how you look at the smartphone world, Android is in the driving seat. By other measurements, it's comfortably in second place. But not every company is happy to use Android in their smartphones, and 2013 will see a number of alternatives. Why are many of them relying on Android to break free from Android?
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comScore released its January survey of US smartphones and Apple had its twelfth month of increased market share when tabulated on a three month rolling average. Apple had a 37.8% smartphone market share for the November to January timeframe and increased its share by 8.3 percentage points over the past year. Android maintains the number one position at 52.3% and it...
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Facebook’s Home, a new interface that the social network has designed for Android smartphones, offers both more and less of Facebook than many consumers are likely to want; although it puts Facebook at the center of your smartphone experience, it offers only a limited slice of the social networking site and little ability to customize your experience.
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CEO Thorsten Heins said Tuesday that the time is right to offer its messenger service on rival devices. He says iPhone and Android versions will be available for free.
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Google I/O 2013 is less than a month away and if history is any indication, we are in for a new version of Android. But those waiting for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie just might be in for a bit of disappointment. According to some damning evidence from Android Police, Google is working on the next version of Android, but it's Android 4.3, not 5.0. Also, the build number is...
(20 days ago)
Gartner estimates that smartphones captured 44% of all mobile phone sales in the December 2012 quarter with Android smartphones taking 31% of all mobile phone shipments and iOS in second place at 9%. Android smartphones grew 88% year over year with iOS at 23%. Blackberry and Symbian (Nokia) were the big losers with 44% and 85% declines year over year, respectively. ...
(3 months and 3 days ago)
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