Linux smartphones to claim 33% market share by 2015

ABI Research has predicted that Linux-enabled smartphones - led by Google's Android - will comprise 33% of the global smartphone market by 2015.

Google helps you find the right iPhone app

That's not a typo in the headline; Google has updated its mobile search engine so that people who run a search from their iPhone will be provided with a list of matching apps.

Aava debuts X86 SDK for Android developers

Aava Mobile has introduced a hardware-enhanced SDK targeted at Android developers writing apps for Morestown-powered tablets and smartphones.

Games are the most popular mobile apps

As if there was ever any doubt! Yes, a recent survey published by Nielsen confirms what we already suspected: games are the most downloaded apps on mobile devices.

Should Android "fragmentation" concern Google?

Should the so-called "fragmentation" of the popular Android mobile OS concern Google? Well, not according to Dan Morrill, who described the over-used term as having "little to do" with reality.

Google focuses on Chrome laptop adoption

Google's initial release of its long-awaited Chrome operating system is expected to focus on the lucrative laptop sector.

New Android handset offers free analog TV reception

Wireless data service firm Innocomm has partnered with Telegent Systems, a provider of free analog TV reception for smartphones, to bring out the first Android phone with built-in TV accessibility.

It's not just the iPhone: Google pulls apps from Android

Although Apple's arbitrary and capricious censorship on the iPhone App Store has become legendary, even the most self-proclaimed open app platform on the market has to regulate itself sometimes.

Overconfident Microsoft downplays Android threat

Does Google's wildly popular Android mobile OS pose a clear and present danger to Microsoft Windows? 



Nvidia says Windows too bloated for tablets

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has opined that Android - rather than Windows - will power the majority of next-gen tablet devices.

MSI showcases WindPad 100 tablet

MSI is currently showcasing its $500 WindPad 100 tablet at Computex 2010. 



It's raining mobile apps this week

Microsoft introduced its Tag Reader, Fring was the first with video conferencing for Android smartphones and Firefox unveiled its long-awaited Home for the iPhone.

Motorola talks tablets

Motorola - which has been buoyed by the success of its popular Droid smartphone - appears to be putting the final touches on an Android-based tablet.

Will Android become the dominant mobile OS?

Can Google's Android strategy be compared to Microsoft's tactical offensive  against Apple in the late 1980s?

Fring launches two-way video calling for Android devices

Fring has enabled free, two-way Internet video calling for Android-based devices. 


Senior Palm designer ditches WebOS for Android

Palm's senior director of Human Interface and User Experience has ditched WebOS for Google's Android.

Acer debuts Snapdragon-powered Stream

Acer has debuted an Android 2.1-based smartphone that is powered by a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM and a 3.7″ WVGA AMOLED display.


The Dell Streak: Better than an iPad and an iPhone


Dell just announced their Streak Smartphone/Tablet and, as I wrote before, I’ve been using an early prototype since the beginning of the year. 



Droid's successor to be Verizon-exclusive "Shadow"

Although Motorola's Droid continues to sell very well, the mobile phone maker has plans to roll out a successor to the device soon, code-named "Shadow."

Report: Microsoft planning major entertainment reshuffle

The undisputed success of Apple and Google in the portable device market has apparently prompted Microsoft to plan "major organizational changes" in the division responsible for Windows Phone, Zune HD and the Xbox 360.