How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Oct 16, 2017
It won't be easy for another company to enter the field.
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Google wins copyright case against Oracle, dodging $9 billion fine

May 27, 2016
Litigation over Google’s use of Java code isn't over yet.
While developing its Android platform for smartphones, Google used some Java API code without paying licensing fees or accessing open-source versions.
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There's an appetizer for that

Jun 25, 2015
Turns out iPhone users are more likely to go for soups and salads.

One thing you can't accuse Google of: thinking small

May 28, 2015
Dispatches from Google's I/O conference

Blackberry's not dead yet

Sep 22, 2014
Despite the ongoing death watch, Blackberry is still launching products.

Android now tops Apple in web traffic, too

Aug 6, 2014
Web traffic to Android is higher than iOS for the first time in history.

Android Silver: Forcing manufacturers to toe Google's line

May 1, 2014
Giving away the Android operating system has almost been too successful for Google.

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What if you could kill your stolen phone?

Apr 11, 2014
A "kill switch" on smart phones would prevent thefts and possibly save billions of dollars.

Audi and Google expected to announce Android operating system for cars

Dec 31, 2013
There are rumors the two companies will make an announcement at CES next week.

KitKat: Break me off a piece of that Google Android

Sep 4, 2013
Hardly anyone cares what Google calls its operating system’s iterations, but the tech giant still had to license the brand-name candy bar.