Education and business, for starters. Then your living room.
Too bad it’s a buggy one, at least for now.
More customization and control.
Developers can upload apps; Chinese users can’t download them.
Or any social event.
It’s that new Backdrop feature Google promised.
And that’s saying something.
The standalone word-processing app isn’t winning many Apple fans.
Overall user engagement on the Galaxy S3 and S4 is high, but Samsung users don’t seem to care about the company’s own apps.
A couple of weeks ago, Google opened up its streaming device to all app makers. Here are the latest entrants we’ve spotted.
Samsung and Google have come to an agreement where Samsung will no longer copy Google’s core apps on its Galaxy smartphones.
Google Keep — Google’s new Android-only app — is aimed squarely at Evernote. Oh, and at Cupertino, too.
A single app – the YouTube app for Windows Phone – has become the latest battleground between Microsoft and Google as the two companies war over content on the Internet.
Cool phones are all well and good, but when it comes to generating user love for their devices, it’s the apps and services that really deliver. Our look at the top 10 mobile products reveals what was hot in mobile for 2012.
What app broke through to become one of the most popular in 2012? If you live outside Asia, chances are you’ve never heard of it, even though it generated 1.75 million downloads in 72 hours.
Even as the battle rages over native apps vs. the mobile Web, the real question is already becoming “What comes next?” Developers are looking for ways to disrupt the so-called “App Economy,” especially as it pertains to Apple’s handling of the App Store. Assuming that the mobile Web’s cross-platform openness carries the day, as it has so many times…
Since Research In Motion made BlackBerry synonymous with smartphones in the early aughts, the company has taken a pounding for mis-steps, delays, intentional blindness, equivocations and most tellingly, mediocre products.
Those brickbats have often been well-deserved, but RIM should also have earned some respect, if not love, for the important…
James Pearce, head of mobile developer relations for Facebook, likes to point out that “you and your friends don’t always have the same devices” or even use the same mobile platforms.
That’s a problem for the company, as it has to support all the major platforms, from Apple iOS to Google Android and beyond – often putting it in the position of…
The most profound thing I’ve heard lately was from a guy standing behind the counter of an empty RadioShack on St. Patrick’s Day in Boston. Smartphones are like the cereal aisle in the grocery store, he said. There are a thousand options but really, there are only a couple varieties. Applied to Google’s relationship with Android, what we see is…
Google and Facebook are in a war for user attention on the Web. This is not just about how many eyeballs are on Google+ versus Facebook but also from an end-to-end platform perspective. That includes messaging, application deployment, social graph implementations and content discovery. Like everything else in the world of technology, this…