Android root kit steals smartphone data

Spider Labs has released a root kit that could potentially allow hackers to access emails and text messages on Android-based smartphones. 

Android smartphone shipments jump 886%

Android smartphone shipments increased by a staggering 886% in Q2 2010, with companies such as HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG offloading a record number of units.

What can Microsoft do with ARM chips?

No one knows for certain what Microsoft plans on doing with its recently acquired ARM architectural license. However, there are a number of likely possibilities, including a new generation of processors designed for smartphones, tablets and even game consoles.

Raytheon codes Android battle app

Raytheon is reportedly coding a battle app that will allow US soldiers to locate enemies in hostile territory using Android-powered smartphones.

Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft vs. HP: The Unfortunate Truth of the Smartphone

Antennagate aside there is an interesting problem that the market is having trouble dealing with. That problem is that Apple’s model, after nearly two decades of thinking it was obsolete, is working pretty damn well. 

Intel Atom powers 1,000 mph car

Intel's Atom processor can be found inside everything from netbooks to smartphones. But now 7 of the ubiquitous chips have been spotted inside the Bloodhound SSC, a jet and rocket-powered supersonic car expected to break the 1,000 mph barrier.

Google says farewell to the Nexus One

Google marked the end of an era today with the final shipment of Nexus One smartphones to its online store. 
Once the popular devices are sold out, the Nexus One will no longer be available online from the Mountain View-based company.

Intel is gonna be a smartphone contender

Intel has hired former Palm and Apple VP Mike Bell to help the chip company rapidly accelerate its presence in the crowded smartphone market.

Verizon scrambles to meet demand as Motorola Droid X sells out

Motorola's Droid X is currently in short supply across the continental United States.  
Android enthusiasts hoping to snag the sleek smartphone via Verizon's online store will now have to wait until at least July 23 for the device to ship.

AMOLED shortage threatens Android supply lines

An AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) shortage is threatening to "slow" the Android-Allied offensive against Apple's iPhone and its entrenched AMLCD technology.

Evo 4G leads the mobile Android revolution

HTC's recent launch of its long-awaited Evo 4G smartphone has helped to accelerate the fast-paced Android revolution with a number of high-end features, including HDMI connectivity, WiFi hotspot capabilities, a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor and a 720P HD video camera.

Galaxy S thrashes Nexus One in Quake 3 duel

Samsung's tricked-out Galaxy S smartphone has thrashed Google's flagship Nexus One in a fast-paced Quake 3 duel.

Is Apple's obstinance accelerating Android adoption?

Is Apple's heavy-handed Flash ban and insistence on maintaining a notoriously closed ecosystem helping to accelerate Android adoption?

Droid X gets torn down and dissected

Motorola's supercharged Droid X has been torn down and unceremoniously dismembered with a Hex X5 screwdriver.

Swype wants to be on your iPhone

Swype software allows Android smartphone users to simply drag their fingers from letter to letter instead of tapping on each one. But will Swype's technology find its way to Apple's iPhone?

Dell Streak paired with Bluetooth keyboard

Some pundits have maligned the Dell Streak by dubbing the recently launched device an "oversized" smartphone. But Jenn K. Lee of StreakSmart - who linked a Bluetooth keyboard with the device in just seconds - has proven otherwise.

Will iOS 4 threaten RIM's corporate dominance?

RIM's Blackberry smartphone has become synonymous with corporate America. But does the advent of Apple's iOS 4 herald the end of a Blackberry-dominated era?

AT&T embraces Android with Samsung Captivate

AT&T has finally caught Android fever! Yes, the carrier is teaming up with Samsung to sell the Captivate - a very sexy member of the Galaxy S family.

Nexus One hits 720p with CyanogenMod patch

An XDA-Developers forum member known as Charnsingh_Online has coded a CyanogenMod patch that enables 720p recording on Google’s flagship Nexus One smartphone.

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.