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Apple has rolled out an update to Apple Music for Android that takes advantage of one feature many Android devices possess: microSD card storage. Version 0.9.5 of the Android app now allows users to download songs to a memory card for offline listening, a new addition that means Android subscribers will not have to worry about music tracks taking up too much space from the smartphone's existing and limited internal storage.
A new report by app analytics firm App Annie as revealed that Apple's iOS store earns 75 percent more revenue than the Android App sales from Google Play, a gain of five percent from last year -- despite the fact that Play has double the app-downloading traffic of the iOS App Store. The gain mirrors the real-world performance of iOS users, who account for 78 percent of online shopping on mobile devices, despite the much greater combined total of Android devices.
[Updated with Apple denial] Apple may be creating a tool to allow its users to migrate their data from an iPhone to an Android device, according to a report. It is claimed major European carriers are applying pressure on Apple to make it easier to move away from iOS and onto a smartphone running Android, with the reasoning behind its development apparently a combination of the iPhone's dominance in the smartphone market and the difficulty of transferring data between devices.
BlackBerry is not going to be releasing a smartphone using its own operating system this year, according to comments made by CEO John Chen. In an interview at CES, Chen advised that the mobile phone manufacturer will be releasing at least one new product this year, with the potential for another smartphone, but instead of running BlackBerry 10, new launches will instead be using Android as the operating system, potentially indicating a major change of strategy at the troubled device producer.
QNAP Systems today announced the "world's first and only" 4K QTS-Android Combo NAS units, the TAS-168 and TAS-268. In addition to wide network protocol compatibility, both systems share the same storage database, allowing users to simultaneously access media files and documents from QNAP's QTS and Android.
We'd talked about a projector earlier this year, the ZTE Spro 2, a smart projector that doubles as a mobile hotspot and Android tablet. We've been putting it through the ringer in order to see it's viability as a TV replacement. How has it stacked up? Are we still in love with the ZTE Spro 2, or is the shine off the (non) apple yet?
The latest report by analyst firm Gartner shows Apple's iOS platform increasing its worldwide share to 13.1 percent in the September quarter, an increase in percentage points of 0.6 year-over-year, while Samsung's larger share slipped 0.2 points to 23.7 percent. Though the Android platform as a whole continues to be dominant worldwide -- growing 1.4 percent over the past year to 84.7 percent share -- the rise is seen as having mostly come from Windows Phone losses.
Microsoft is porting an emulator for Android that will run on OS X, one that has already been released for Windows. Revealed during the Microsoft Connect 2015 conference earlier today, the software giant confirmed it would be creating a version of Visual Studio Emulator for Android to the Mac, as part of a collection of Mac-related announcements involving its Visual Studio programming suite of apps.
It has been quite a few months since Apple Music first launched, and Apple has finally pulled through with its promise to bring the service to Android, following after OS X, iOS, and Windows. While this is Apple's second release on Android, with the initial Move to iOS migration app being a rebrand of an existing tool, this is the first Android app Apple has constructed from scratch for the mobile operating system, and at first glance has managed to pull it off.
Apple has finally launched its Android app for Apple Music, just as it advised during the launch of the music streaming service in June. Compatible with devices running Android version 4.3 or later, the app is being launched in beta on the Google Play Store five months later than others, with Android users able to take advantage of the majority of features users on iOS and the Mac have already been enjoying.