Apple fan boys in the red corner, Android fan boys in the blue, each looking for particular sticks to beat the other with. One of the Apple fanatics core arguments is that Android is simply too fragmented compared to iOS, and it is an argument that is hard to fight with. Even Google concedes this is the case and Android 4.4 KitKat and the upcoming Android L have been conscience efforts to address this, as well as the upcoming Android One program.
KitKat's ascension in the Android market continues as version 4.4 of Google's mobile platform spreads itself to even more devices. Market figures that show Android usage figures for the first week of August reveal that Android 4.4 KitKat now accounts for 20.9% of all devices running the platform, including tablets, smartphones, and more.
Android's hold on the smartphone market remains strong in the United States as Google's platform topped market share in the country over the last three months. However, Android's share of the platform market in the States did fall slightly, while nearest rival iOS recorded a slight jump in popularity.
Android has spread around the globe like an infectious (oh come on, I like Android), like something very popular, so much so that it dominates the mobile platform world in terms of market share. However, despite its huge presence, Android has so far failed to usurp Apple's iOS as the most used platform.
BlueBox Security released findings today that show a dangerous flaw in Android that allows hackers to get onto your device by posing as a legitimate app. This news once again throws into question the security on Google's Android platform, but what does it mean for you?
There has been a mystery surrounding Google's Nexus range this year, with some rumours even pointing towards the brand being discontinued. Google is working on a new product line called Android Silver, and it was widely accepted that it would replace the outgoing Nexus branding.
The fight between global authorities and tech companies over in app purchases took a turn for the better in favour of the consumer today. In Europe Google has decided to change the way in which it labels games and apps that include purchases after download.
The second hand smartphone market is vibrant as people sell their current Android devices to upgrade to a new model. If you have ever sold a phone, you have probably done the diligent thing and deleted everything to leave none of your data behind, you played it safe. Think again though as it seems Google's Android reset function does not deleted all of your data.
Google has quickly fixed a bug in Android Wear that meant paid apps could not be installed on the platform, the company announced today. The issue was first spotted yesterday and Google's fix is only a temporary one while the company looks for a more permanent solution
There is a little bit of a mystery going on over at the Google Play Store as a number of handsets have strangely gone missing from the inventory. Google Play Editions of several smartphones and tablets have disappeared from the online store