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  • The best open source platforms and middleware: 2010

    Posted October 14, 2010 - 8:00 am

    InfoWorld's Test Center picks the top open source operating platforms and middleware of 2010.
  • Android the 'secret sauce' for smartphone success

    Posted October 12, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Smartphone manufacturers shipping Android-powered devices were among the fastest-growing handset brands in the second quarter, according to mobile and wireless research firm iSuppli Corp.
  • Win7 Smartphones Will Increase Pressure on IT

    Posted October 11, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    Microsoft is far from the leader in smartphone OSes, but putting Win7 in users' pockets makes it almost impossible to keep it or iPhones or Androids out of the data center.
  • Is it too late for Microsoft in the smartphone market?

    Posted October 11, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    The Internet is overflowing today with talk of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's high-profile effort to get back into the competitive smartphone race. tweetmeme_source = 'ITworld';
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab price leaked; is it too high?

    Posted October 11, 2010 - 7:49 am

    Over the weekend a leaked slide from a Samsung presentation was making the rounds. In addition to a feature set we were already familiar with, the slide mentioned a price: $650. Are you willing to pay more for Android?
  • Android Hack Enables 3G Skype Calls

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    Just a few short days ago, the official Skype application finally graced the Android Market. But to much dismay, the communications app lacked the ability to make 3G calls on certain carriers within the US.
  • Gizmodo poll may hint at next mobile OS market share rankings

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    You've probably read some data recently showing the growing popularity of Google's Android mobile OS and its challenge to RIM's BlackBerry and Apple's iPhone.
  • HTC rides Android to record quarter

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Riding the growing popularity of smartphones and its success in building a brand, handset maker HTC Corp. on Wednesday announced impressive third-quarter results. The Taiwan-based manufacturer on Wednesday reported more than doubling third-quarter revenue from a year earlier and nearly doubling net income.
  • Android's share of mobile OS market surges

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    New research from The Nielsen Company shows that U.S. consumers who bought a smartphone in the past six months went with a device using Google's Android more than any other mobile OS.
  • Microsoft's mobile strategy: Take the 'free' out of Android?

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Last Friday I wrote about Microsoft's lawsuit filed against Motorola in which Redmond alleged the handset maker's Android-based smartphones violate nine Microsoft patents.
  • Best deals in tech: Google Android Tablet - $122

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Last week, we brought you the best deals in tech. If you haven't yet, go get your HP Notebook...there's only a few left. This week we bring you an iPad alternative, some great deals on printers and a heck of a laptop. Can you wait to buy? Not today, junior. Get those credit cards out and on to the https.
  • Microsoft, Motorola Lawsuit: A Settlement Waiting to Happen

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 8:06 am

    Microsoft has challenged Motorola for allegedly violating nine Microsoft patents--including two already proven to be weak in an earlier lawsuit. Despite this, don't look for Motorola to challenge the suit.
  • Redmond gets all legal on Motorola, files patent lawsuit

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    Microsoft announced on Friday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola, claiming that Motorola's Android-based smartphones violate no less than nine Microsoft patents. tweetmeme_source = 'ITworld';
  • IPass now supports Android for Wi-Fi connections globally

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    iPass unveiled an application Thursday designed to give Android smartphone users secure connections to 150,000 Wi-Fi hotspots globally
  • Is your Android phone spying on you?

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    Got an Android phone? Installed apps from the Android Market? Congratulations, you have been named the Mayor of We Know Where You Went and What You Did Last Week.
  • Developers Favor Android Outlook Over iOS

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    More developers are actively engaged in creating iPhone and iPad apps than apps for other mobile platforms today, but a new survey from Appcelerator indicates the momentum is shifting. Android is closing the gap on current app development, while widening its lead over iOS as the platform considered to have the best long-term outlook.
  • Speaking the unspeakable about Verizon Wireless and the iPhone

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Yesterday I wrote about comments made by Verizon Wireless CEO Ivan Seidenberg regarding whether the company will ever offer its 92 million subscribers Apple's wildly popular iPhone.
  • A brief history of smartphones

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    How the smartphone went from a high-end enterprise device to an everyday consumer staple
  • A brief history of smartphones

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    How the smartphone went from a high-end enterprise device to an everyday consumer staple
  • 40 Flash Sites for Android 2.2 Phones

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Welcome Droid X owners to the mobile world of Adobe Flash on a smartphone - the world Steve Jobs doesn't want you to see. This week Motorola Droid X joins a small but growing club of devices running Android 2.2 (aka Froyo). The biggest improvement delivered by Android 2.2 is support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for smartphones.
  • Why I Switched to Android: 7 BlackBerry Geeks Speak

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    Lots of players are trying their hands in the modern mobile game. What used to be a contest dominated by just a couple of companies, namely Nokia and Research In Motion (RIM), in both the consumer and enterprise spheres, now has successful players ranging from Apple to Google and perennial mobile hanger-on Microsoft.
  • Maybe Finnish boys should just wear extra clothes

    Posted September 21, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Anssi Vanjoki, the departing leader of Nokia’s smartphone division, doesn't appear to have a favorable view of Google's Android mobile operating system. Except that's not quite how he puts it.
  • iPhones, iPads secure enough, but what about Android devices?

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Apple has done enough security-wise with its iPhone and iPad to make many CSOs comfortable with the mobile devices connecting to corporate networks, but Google's Android still has a ways to go.
  • Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android tablet is now official

    Posted September 16, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    At a media event tonight, Samsung introduced us to the Galaxy Tab and confirmed a lot of details that'd already been leaked.
  • Root Android the Easy Way

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Google's Android operating system is riding a wave of popularity that has rapidly eclipsed Apple's iOS, and by the end of 2010 it's expected to overtake RIM's BlackBerry as the world's leading smartphone platform. However, despite the relative openness and flexibility of the OS, your Android phone still isn't as powerful and customizable as it could be. To unlock all of your phone's potential, you'll need to root it.
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