For some third party apps, a partnership with Google Now will be a mobile boon. Others won't be so lucky. Time will tell.
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Microsoft is using the code base from its Acompli acquisition to deliver new Outlook apps for iOS and Android.
LibreOffice is still chained to the desktop but it's looking towards cloud and mobile, with an Android version under development.
As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
In the news this week were rumors that Microsoft is thinking about running Android apps, Samsung is changing processors due to overheating issues, and a simple way to get Google apps on custom ROMs.
Apple and iOS had a head start with apps, but now Android has caught up and even overtaken it: how this will play out is far from certain.
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CyanogenMod has released its first ROM for devices with a MediaTek processor, targeting Google's Android One devices in a push for the next billion smartphone owners.
BBM is available on BlackBerry, Android, and iOS. Soon you will be able to view BBM activity on your wrist thanks to Android Wear compatibility.
LG continues to improve its flexible display technology with a higher resolution Android smartphone that boasts high end internal specifications.
Kodak is an iconic name in imaging and as millions use their phones to capture images it's great to see this brand coming to mobile devices.
2014 was another great year in the mobile space with Android dominating the smartphone space and Matthew Miller's top stories.
Aircraft manufacturer and defense contractor Boeing has turned to Canadian telecommunication form BlackBerry for help developing its super-secret, self-destructing 'Black' smartphone.
Worried about hackers and fraudsters gaining access to the data on your Android smartphone or tablet? You should be. But you can also reduce that risk by installing a security app on your device.
In the world of Android this week: a popular to-do app and the Pebble Watch hit Android Wear; an insanely expensive phone appears; apps can access data on older Android versions.
The Sony Xperia Z3 has been in Matthew's pocket for over a month and continues to impress him on a daily basis.
With no solid business productivity apps, as well as continually perpetuating the 'toxic hellstew', Google's mobile OS is still missing from my personal tech stable two years after I abandoned it. But there's some hope for it yet.
Chinese internet company inks new partnership with local smartphone maker to produce a new range of mobile devices, branded under the existing Dazen name, which will be distributed primarily online.
Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
The Android world this week saw reports of the premiere custom ROM maker getting its apps separated from its ROMs, an Android Wear watch vulnerability, and unlocking the Chromebook with Android.
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