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Google rebuts Pixel 5a rumors, following speculation of cancellation

04/09/2021, 11:04 am

Prolific leaker Jon Prosser claimed that the Google Pixel 5a was cancelled -- and in response, Google is saying that the phone is, in fact, coming later in 2021.


Apple kept iMessage off Android to lock users in to iOS

04/09/2021, 06:04 am

Further details from the Epic Games court filings cite Apple executives saying they could have made an Android version of iMessage, but it would "hurt us more than help us."


Samsung's 'iTest' website lets iPhone users test out Android

04/08/2021, 04:04 pm

Samsung has launched a new platform that lets iPhone users test out what it's like to own a Galaxy device from a web browser.


Supreme Court rules in favor of Google in Oracle Java fight

04/05/2021, 10:04 am

The US Supreme Court has sided with Google in the search company's long-running legal fight with Oracle, declaring Android could use APIs from the Oracle-owned Java.


Study finds Android shares 20x more data with Google than iOS does with Apple

03/30/2021, 07:03 pm

A study conducted by a professor of computer science at Trinity College Dublin found that a typical Android handset collects some 20 times more data about its user than a comparable iPhone.


Google following Apple, cutting Google Play commission fee to 15%

03/16/2021, 12:03 pm

Google is following Apple's lead in cutting app store commission by introducing a 15% commission fee schedule for Google Play transactions that is similar to the App Store Small Business Program.


Chip shortages affecting Qualcomm's ability to produce Android processors

03/12/2021, 05:03 pm

Qualcomm is reportedly struggling to meet demand for processor silicon used in Android devices as a global chip shortage spreads across the electronics industry.


Security researcher raises questions about trackers in LastPass Android app

02/26/2021, 01:02 pm

A security researcher has detailed seven trackers inside popular password manager LastPass, that the company itself or other advertisers can utilize to create targeted ads for users of the app.


Qualcomm's latest under-display fingerprint sensor is 50% faster

01/11/2021, 05:01 pm

Qualcomm at CES 2021 debuted a new under-display fingerprint sensor expected to launch on Android flagships -- and possibly an iPhone -- in 2021.


Apple Music for Android beats iOS to Crossfade

10/27/2020, 11:10 am

Apple has rolled out an update to Apple Music on Android, one that adds enhanced sharing options as well as Autoplay and changes to search, along with a feature that hasn't yet arrived on iOS - Crossfade.


Samsung 'Galaxy S21' design and January 2021 launch leaked

10/19/2020, 10:10 am

New renders and details of Samsung's rumored "Galaxy S21" flagship smartphone lineup have leaked, and they indicate the device could launch much earlier than usual in 2021.


Apple Music for Android app corroborates 'Apple One' name for services bundle

09/10/2020, 01:09 pm

Apple may have settled on the "Apple One" moniker for its rumored services bundle, according to code strings found within the Apple Music for Android app.


An iPhone makes you 76% more attractive on dating apps

08/28/2020, 11:08 am

A new study says that Apple iPhone users are more likely to get a match than Android owners on popular dating apps -- and you have almost no hope if you use Blackberry.


Ex-Apple employee helps India's unemployed with a new Android jobs app

08/14/2020, 03:08 pm

Already reportedly used by more than a million people, Apna is an app and a service -- but not on iOS -- which connects companies and potential employees in India.


Microsoft aims to replace your iPad and iPhone with new Surface Duo

08/12/2020, 10:08 am

Microsoft won't call the Surface Duo a phone, but that doesn't stop it wanting customers to ditch both their iPhone and iPad for this one foldable tablet that makes calls.


Apple sunsets Dark Sky on Android and Wear OS

08/01/2020, 03:08 pm

Dark Sky, the popular weather app, is no longer available to download or use on Android and Wear OS, with the Apple-owned app now nonfunctional on Google's mobile and wearable device platforms.


Google sued for 'blatant lies' about user privacy

07/15/2020, 07:07 am

A new suit alleges that Android and potentially iOS users are secretly having their personal data harvested by "voyeur extraordinare" Google, even if they are not using Google's own apps.


Apple's Dark Sky to remain active on Android until Aug. 1

07/01/2020, 08:07 pm

Dark Sky, the popular weather app that Apple purchased earlier this year, on Wednesday said its Android app will remain functional until Aug. 1.


How Apple dodged the flop of Android's headset VR

05/20/2020, 08:05 am

Between 2014 and 2019, Google and its Android licensees promoted various smartphone-based virtual reality systems. At the same time, Apple remained conspicuously absent from the smartphone VR headset race, which in hindsight appears prescient. Here's a look at why.


Apple's iPhone 11 took top spot in China, outperformed larger smartphone market

04/29/2020, 02:04 pm

Apple's sales of iPhones in the first calendar quarter of 2020 were down by only 1% in a China market that contracted by 22% year-over-year, as buyers rapidly shifted to online orders and enthusiastically bought iPhone 11 models.