The Wall Street Journal: Android market share hits new record

By Rolfe Winkler Google Google’s /quotes/zigman/30194416/delayed/quotes/nls/goog GOOG +0.31%  Android is extending its dominance over rival mobile-operating systems, including Apple’s iOS, new data show. Smartphones running Android accounted for 85% of global shipments in the second quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, up from roughly 80% in 2013. Overall smartphone shipments grew to 295 million […]

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NewsWatch Talks Latest iPhone 6 Rumors and More on History Channel and FYI Television at 6:00am ET/PT and 7:00am ET …

NewsWatch July 31, 2014 Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 “NewsWatch,” a consumer oriented television show, discusses the latest iPhone 6 rumors, reviews multiple apps for iOS and Android devices, and shares the latest car technology for summer travel. The episode features show host Susan Bridges, co-host Andrew Tropeano, and special reports by Mallory Sofastaii. […]

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Android Market Share Hits New Record

By Rolfe Winkler CONNECT Google Google ’s Android is extending its dominance over rival mobile-operating systems, including Apple ’s iOS, new data show. Smartphones running Android accounted for 85% of global shipments in the second quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, up from roughly 80% in 2013. Overall smartphone shipments grew to 295 million […]

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Strategy Analytics: Android Captures Record 85 Percent Share of Global Smartphone Shipments in Q2 2014

BOSTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments reached 295 million units in the second quarter of 2014. The Android operating system captured a new record of 85 percent global marketshare, mainly at the expense of BlackBerry, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone. Linda Sui, Director at […]

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Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Google’s dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics. The growth in Android phones during the second quarter of this year came at the expense of BlackBerry, Apple iOS and Microsoft’s […]

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Android crypto blunder exposes users to highly privileged malware

The majority of devices running Google’s Android operating system are susceptible to hacks that allow malicious apps to bypass a key security sandbox so they can steal user credentials, read e-mail, and access payment histories and other sensitive data, researchers have warned. The high-impact vulnerability has existed in Android since the release of version 2.1 […]

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Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

Google is working with open-source development organization Linaro to develop a special edition of Android for the Project Ara customizable smartphone. Google’s yet unreleased Project Ara is a build-your-own smartphone that allows users to mix and match features. The US$50 configurable smartphone will come with an empty phone frame and screen, and users can snap […]

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Strategy Analytics: 85% of phones shipped last quarter run Android

Strategy Analytics already has smartphone sales numbers for the second quarter of 2014, with the company revealing that Android gained even more market share during the period, at the expense of all its competitors. Global smartphone shipments for Q2 2014 reached 295.2 million units, 27% more than the same period last year when 233.0 million units […]

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Massive security alert over Android 'Fake ID' bug

Malware can impersonate other apps in order to gain access to secure areas of your phone Vulnerability dates back to the January 2010 release of Android 2.1 Malware could also gain access to Google Wallet to steal financial information Google has issued patch for the bug By Mark Prigg Published: 12:48 EST, 29 July 2014 […]

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Warning over Android security risk

A new flaw in the Android mobile operating system leaves the personal and financial details of users since 2010 at risk to hacking, a mobile analytics firm has claimed. Called Fake ID and discovered by security firm Bluebox Security, the malicious software, or malware, can impersonate other apps in order to gain access to secure […]

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