Android L makes sense, even if it doesn't set the world alight
Google has unveiled a host of new directions at its annual developers conference this week.
Google Android software spreading to cars, watches, TV (Update)
Google is expanding its empire to cars, watches, businesses and televisions.
Google shows off Android Auto, wearables (Update)
Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.
Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables
Google is expected to reveal an Android update, smart home devices and other innovations at its two-day developer conference, beginning Wednesday in San Francisco.
New Microsoft-Nokia smartphone is... Android (Update)
Microsoft on Tuesday opted for the Android operating system from arch rival Google for its new Nokia smartphone, in a move aimed at regaining momentum in the competitive mobile sector.
Review: Padfone X combines tablet, smartphone
Most of my friends who own iPads also own iPhones. Apple bet that users would find enough differences between those devices that consumers would want both - and Apple was right.
Research identifies Android security weaknesses caused by performance design
Georgia Tech researchers have identified a weakness in one of Android's security features and will present their work at Black Hat USA 2014, which will be held August 6-7 in Las Vegas.
Lego to introduce mixed digital-physical blocks (Update)
On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet ...
Researchers find thousands of secret keys in Android apps
In a paper presented—and awarded the prestigious Ken Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award—at the ACM SIGMETRICS conference on June 18, Jason Nieh, professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, ...
Amazon ties new 4.7-inch Fire Phone to its services (Update 2)
Amazon has introduced a new smartphone with audio and object recognition technology that seeks to make it easier for consumers to locate and purchase products and services from the nation's largest e-commerce ...
Facebook slings new photo/video messaging app
Facebook released Tuesday a new instant messaging app that enables users to send photos or video to selected friends who can only see them if they send an image back.
Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members (Update)
Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings ...
Reported Android feature 'Nearby' to allow for phone to phone data exchange
Tech giants scramble for lead on 'Internet of Things'
It's not just smartphones and tablets anymore. The world's tech giants are now battling over a wider array of connected devices, from refrigerators to cars to wristwatches.