This week in Android a report surfaced that showed Android besting iOS in mobile ad revenue. We also saw that the Nexus 9 is not getting updates first, and that Samsung is using Sony camera sensors in the S6 and S6 Edge.
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An upcoming Google I/O developer session promises "Your app, now available hands-free" thanks to Voice Access; a new way to control Android apps through speech.
In Android news this week saw reports of a Samsung app that can help Alzheimer's patients, Samsung is doubling S6 Edge curved screen production, and Google expands the utility of voice control.
Sure you can talk on your phone but you can get a lot done by talking to your phone, thanks to a broader set of voice commands on Android phones and tablets.
Speak "OK Google" with this feature and you can unlock your phone or tablet. But will you? Even Google says it's not as secure as a PIN or password.
Ahead of the Christmas break, Google has rolled out a slew of Drive updates that improve file format support, file sharing and document search.
You can customize your smartphone in all sorts of fun and useful ways to provide an optimal in-vehicle experience and driving assistant.
More of Google's voice actions from its networked Glass devices are making their way to Search for Android.
In this article, we look at how you can use Google Voice from your Android device, how you can display your Google Voice number as your Caller ID, and how you can make minutes-free Google Voice VoIP calls via WiFi.
There are rumors that HP might yet try again with phones and today we see tablets with voice capability launching in February in India.
Android gives you the ability to use alternative software keyboards, which is essential for many people. Swype's new version provides the ability for all users to enter text on their smartphones.
Businesses can leverage missed calls, voice, e-mail, apps, and SMS-based products to offer, at zero cost to users, services such as alerts, notifications, voting, product sampling, surveys, and feedback submission.
Smartphone makers are looking to voice control and personal assistants to make their hardware stand-out. But are all voice control systems created equally?
There may not yet be an official Instagram app, but the Android one works quite well on the BlackBerry Z10.
Voice is becoming a more accepted input and control method on your mobile device and the latest version of Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android adds some keys functions.
U.S. Internet company will now support voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation along with street and satellite views for Android users in Singapore.
Apple heavily advertises Siri and competitors have been trying to match and beat its functionality. Google Now is excellent on Jelly Bean-powered devices and there are some great 3rd party alternatives. Nuance is an experience developer of voice technologies and enters the Android arena with this new application.
Mozilla has opened its Firefox Marketplace app store for the first time in its latest test Aurora build of the browser for Android, asking early adopters and developers for their feedback.
Google Maps Navigation is one of my favorite features on my Android devices and today Google rolled out enhanced services for bikers.
Google says the feature is now available to 100 million more people than before, after the addition of European languages such as Swedish and Hungarian.
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