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.
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Bluetooth communications between smartphones and smartwatches running Android are vulnerable to brute-force attacks that can decipher messages sent between the devices into plaintext, claims a prominent security firm.
Microsoft is continuing its cross-platform push, bringing a number of its MSN-branded consumer apps to iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
Microsoft continues to actively extend its Bing search capability to the Android platform, including Android Wear watches and smartphones.
Malware that cannot be uninstalled by the end user is being pre-loaded onto some cheap Android smartphones at an unknown point in the supply chain.
Over the past few years Apple has watched its smartphone market share decline in the face of pressure from big, cheap Android smartphones. But the iPhone 6 could change that as consumers flock to the 4G capability and larger display.
It's taken Google over a year to get a third of Android smartphones and tablets up to KitKat, just in time for Lollipop to appear.
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft is opening up its preview program for Office for Android and plans to deliver the final version of the suite in early 2015.
Office on Android will land in preview soon with more freebies to encourage usage. The challenge is that Android is already tightly integrated with Google Docs.
The latest version of Google's Android, Lollipop, is now downloading to certain, select smartphones and tablets.
Looking for a new smartphone but aren't interested in an iPhone? Don't worry because we've got you covered. Here is a selection of the best Android phones currently available on the market (November 2014). This month sees a powerful new entry to the list.
Microsoft is making a new per-user Windows licensing option available to its enterprise customers which may help simplify bring-your-own-device scenarios involving Windows, iOS and Android.
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
Microsoft just launched its new Microsoft Health app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, but you will need a new Microsoft Band to get started tracking your life.
There are some outstanding smartphones available for the business user and in this article Matthew Miller identifies the best ones running iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.
Microsoft is rolling out its first version of a new, free video chat app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.
This week saw reports of Samsung profits dropping, Google has been working on multi-window support for Android, and HP sneaks a 10-inch tablet to market.
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
A newly unsealed legal document indicates that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in Android patent-licensing royalties in 2013 alone.
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