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Smartphone market still growing as prices fall: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 04:35

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 14:44

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.

Google's Android OS set to power one billion phones in 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 13:08

Google's Android mobileoperating system will be capable of powering one billion phones in 2014, according to a recent survey.

Google, European Commission reach agreement on antitrust case

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 06:46

The European Commission said Wednesday it reached an agreement in principle with Google that could end its antitrust investigation of the tech giant.

Android devices shipment to cross 1 billion in 2014: Gartner

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 14:05

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 18:08

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

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 15:33

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 13:26

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 14:54

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.

HTC testing new models after patent case

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 12:39

HTC Corp has begun testing new phone models that work around technology cited in a patent lawsuit won by arch-rival Apple Inc, and HTC's chief executive voiced optimism over the company's ability to meet challenging market conditions.

Samsung delays new Android model release

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 09:32

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 23:25

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.