I/O 2015: Here's what to expect from Android M
Another year means another I/O, and eyes from around the world will be on Google's annual developer conference to see how the giant plans to lead the way forward in exciting new areas such as wearables and connected cars.
Google will want to ensure its operating system is found wherever there is technology to power, but such a bold ambition can only be realised with some important changes. In this article we will...
Opinion: Samsung's Tizen should be called "Trojan"
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Samsung dominates the smartphone market through Android, and has been referred to as the "tail wagging the dog" when it comes to the influence their position has over Google. Considering their success, and that Android allows Samsung to customise their experience, it has left many to scratch their heads as to why the company wants to push their luck in such a...
Chrome OS may be the Android 5 for high-end devices
Fans of Google’s mobile operating system have only just recently started receiving the latest version of the OS – dubbed ‘KitKat’ – and are already looking ahead to the next release.
Whilst KitKat brought many “under the hood” changes; it left many users asking “what’s changed?” alongside few user-facing features. Of course, being labelled 4.4, the release clearly wasn’t intended as the overhaul expected in Android 5… so where is...
Samsung’s ready for prime time - but has the smartwatch already been perfected?
As a lover of Storm Trooper white devices – I was one of the last to receive the Pebble smartwatch that I’d excitedly backed on Kickstarter in June last year. Not long after, I was ready to cancel my order thinking one of the giants would’ve stormed the market. Well they still haven’t, yet.
Sony is soon to release their updated SmartWatch 2 with seemingly very little fanfare. Although we are yet to see any solid sales...
Is Moto ‘X’ the “official” answer to Samsung’s Android domination?
Google can’t be a huge fan of Samsung’s Android dominance – the Korean company takes away 95% of all profits and is being called “the tail wagging the dog” for their resulting influence.
It’s a serious problem, for Google and the industry.
On one hand it's great Samsung is flooding the market with their OS (and therefore software and services.)
Yet it’s also a...
Today’s tutorial: How to rig Android benchmarks – Courtesy of Samsung and HTC
How do you make your handset stand out in today’s highly competitive market? Rig your benchmark results of course! That way - on paper at least - your latest smartphone appears to blow away rivals.
Should you have any moral issues? Not since it appears to be the industry standard.
It's undeniable Samsung has driven innovation in processors; for years even supplying them for Apple’s range of iDevices.
The Exynos 5 processor is an Octa-Core, but doesn’t use all eight cores at once. Four are...
Samsung delivers two worlds with the Ativ Q
Many customers who are looking for a powerful alternative to the iPad don’t know where to turn; they could go for an Android tablet which essentially features blown-up mobile applications, or go for Windows 8 with powerful software but limited mobile-optimised applications.
Now however they have a new choice, the Ativ Q.
This brand-new device unveiled at Samsung’s “Premiere Event” in London allows users to seamlessly switch between Windows 8 and Android at the touch of a button, in a...
Samsung showcases developer edition Galaxy S3 on Verizon
The ‘developer edition’ model will be available to customers on the Verizon network for a reported price of approximately $600 and will contain an unlockable bootloader, after criticism of Verizon for the previous model which couldn’t be modified.
This will result in...
Mobile gamers bring in most money for advertisers
A report from mobile advertising marketplace Adfonic has revealed that mobile gamers are responsible for the largest proportion of ad impressions and click-through rates (CTRs) “in line with wider industry trends”.
Adfonic’s Global AdMetrics report, which assessed nearly 10,000 advertising campaigns globally in the first quarter of 2012, showed...