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Google mobile Android operating system under US antitrust scanner

Google mobile Android operating system under US antitrust scanner

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google Inc is using its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

BlackBerry unveils Android phone in new reboot effort

BlackBerry unveils Android phone in new reboot effort

BlackBerry announced plans Friday to sell an Android-powered smartphone, in the latest reboot effort from the faded star of the sector.

Google jumps big time into virtual reality race?

A team of engineers at Google is reportedly working to build a version of the Android operating system to power virtual-reality applications.

Microsoft sues Samsung over Android patent contract

American multinational corporation Microsoft sued its Korean rival Samsung for violating a patent- licensing contract involving Android operating system following Microsoft`s acquisition of Nokia.

Android grabs 85% of smartphone market: survey

Smartphones powered by the Android operating system captured 85 percent of the worldwide market in the second quarter, threatening to marginalize rival platforms, a new survey shows.

Smartphone market still growing as prices fall: Study

Global smartphone sales will jump 23 percent this year to more than 1.2 billion units, fueled by growth of low-cost handsets in emerging markets, a research firm said Wednesday.

Oracle wins copyright ruling against Google over Android

Oracle Corp won a legal victory against Google Inc on Friday as a U.S. appeals court decided Oracle could copyright parts of the Java programming language, which Google used to design its Android smartphone operating system.

Android devices shipment to cross 1 billion in 2014: Gartner

The number of smartphones and tablet computers shipped with Google`s Android operating system will break the 1 billion barrier this year, research group Gartner said on Tuesday.

Android's share in mobile OS market crosses 80% in Jul-Sept

Despite high saturation rates in number of mature markets, the overall smartphone space grew 39.9 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) in the third quarter.

Apple app developers switching allegiance as Android dominates market

Google and its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets is claiming a victory over rival Apple, as computer software designers responsible for making iPhone and iPad apps are switching their allegiance.

Half a billion Android devices activated: Google

Google on Wednesday announced that 500 million devices running on its Android operating system have been activated so far.

Apple patent claims not related to core Android OS: Google

Reacting to Apple's US patent victory over Samsung, Google Inc has said the patent claims do not relate to the core Android operating system and that it does not want the lawsuit to "limit" consumer's access to such devices.

Samsung delays new Android model release

Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday it had delayed the launch of a new smartphone based on Google`s latest version of Android operating system while the world paid tribute following the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Samsung delays new Android model release

Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday it had delayed the launch of a new smartphone based on Google`s latest version of Android operating system while the world paid tribute following the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Google rejects Oracle $2.2 billion Android damage claim

Google Inc urged a federal judge to reject an Oracle Corp expert's recommendation that it pay more than USD 2.2 billion for infringing on patents for Java technology used in the Android operating system.