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  • Is Android in the business world to stay?

    It's official, and it's been official for a while -- Android is far and away the most popular smartphone OS in America. Ever since January 2011, when the platform surpassed RIM to take the top spot for the first time in comScore's monthly market share rankings, Google's operating system has continued to grow its user base, which accounts for 52% of the market as of this January.

    Written by Jon Gold02 April 13 11:16
  • Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: Tablet showdown

    Apple's iPad 2 is clearly the market leader, but Samsung has ruffled a few feathers with its upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet -- so much so that Apple has blocked it from going on sale in Australia, and forced Samsung to postpone the launch event

    Written by Ross Catanzariti16 Aug. 11 15:08
  • Motorola Xoom review

    Motorola's Xoom tablet runs version 3.0 of Google's Android operating system — dubbed Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the first version of Android to be designed for use with tablets; previous versions were optimised for the smaller screens of smartphones.

    Written by TechWorld staff09 May 11 14:56
  • Android Honeycomb: Powerful, but not perfect

    Honeycomb is a whole different beast from the Android we've come to know. While previous versions of Google's mobile operating system were built for smartphones, Honeycomb -- also known as Android 3.0 -- is the first to be designed specifically for tablet-size devices. And seeing it in action, it certainly shows.

    Written by JR Raphael05 March 11 06:26
  • The top 5 smartphones of MWC 2011

    As Mobile World Congress 2011 draws to a close, it's time to take stock of the plethora of smartphones and tablet PCs we saw for the first time. Tomorrow, we'll bring you the best tablet PCs of MWC 2011, but here, in no particular order, are smartphones that stood out at MWC 2011. Sadly, they didn't include a Facebook phone or an iPhone nano - but when and if such things exist, you'll read it here first.

    Written by Matt Egan18 Feb. 11 05:31
  • Six of the best free Android apps for geeks

    There are a lot of things about Google's Android operating system that appeal to geeks. It's open source, it offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to customising your handset, and, despite not yet matching the iPhone when it comes to the number of apps available, the Android Market continues to grow.

    Written by Rohan Pearce30 Aug. 11 09:20
  • Android 3.0 tablet: Five key features

    Tablet application developers can rejoice now that Google has released its software development kit for Android 3.0, the new edition of the platform designed specifically for tablets.

    Written by Brad Reed28 Jan. 11 03:36
  • Hands on with the Samsung Nexus S

    The first phone to ship with Android 2.3 (also known as "Gingerbread") as the well as the follow-up to last January's Nexus One, the Nexus S is a joint effort between Samsung and Google with some impressive features. The hardware is gorgeous, and Android 2.3 delivers some useful enhancements; but with no support for HSPA+ or expandable memory, the Nexus S falls short of its potential.

    Written by Ginny Mies13 Dec. 10 15:20
  • How Android phones will use Near-Field Communication

    The possibilities seemed endless when Google began hyping near-field communication for Android phones last month. Now, we've got some hard details on what the NFC capabilities in Android version 2.3, known as Gingerbread, will do in the near future.

    Written by Jared Newman11 Dec. 10 07:27
  • Android app offers new flexibility for IT admins

    Information workers are increasingly demanding to use consumer-friendly Android and iOS devices on the job, so it stands to reason that IT administrators would value such flexibility too.

    Written by Katherine Noyes22 Sept. 10 08:19
  • 11 must-have Android apps for business

    Now that business users have begun clamoring for Android phones in earnest, it's a better time than ever to take a fresh look at the Android apps now available for enterprises.

    Written by Katherine Noyes02 Sept. 10 07:02
  • Droid 2 details seep out

    If you're hoping to get your hands on the Droid 2, the anticipated refresh of Motorola's popular Android-based device, you may not have much longer to wait.

    Written by Ian Paul10 Aug. 10 01:53
  • What Android's impressive growth means for you

    Rather than bore you with an opening line about how Android phones outsold the iPhone last quarter, I'm going to begin with an anecdote:

    Written by Jared Newman03 Aug. 10 08:18