A week after dropping its invite-only requirement and letting the masses sign up for accounts, social-bookmarking service Pinterest has made another expansion, this time to Android devices and the iPad.
Demand for Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet seems to have well exceeded the tech giant's expectations.
Note to all tablet makers not named Asus: This is how you make a 7-inch tablet.
Last week, a U.S. District judge dealt a serious blow to Google and Samsung by slapping an injunction on the Galaxy Nexus phone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Google unveiled a new home server called Nexus Q on its Google Play store in the minutes before the company's Google I/O conference in San Francisco began.
Would it help you manage your stress level to get a warning that the text message you're about to read is your boss or partner chewing you out? The creators of a new mobile app think so.
Samsung's new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S3, today becomes available in 28 countries, including several European markets such as Germany and the UK.
Smartphones are now more common than "dumb" phones.
Savvy Android users tend to be wary of installing apps that request seemingly unnecessary permissions. When an app wants access to data or functions on your phone, such as your contacts list or the ability to send text messages, it can signal potential security or malware risks.
Android users beware. Download the wrong version of your favorite pig-killing game and the birds won't be the only ones who are angry.
After 18 months of waiting, users of Android phones and tablets can finally crash the Instagram party.
Day two of Barcelona's mobile extravaganza brings an app to control your car, a phone that becomes a laptop and better call quality for the older generation. Stuff Magazine brings us the lowdown.
In a smartphone world dominated by Google and Apple, Firefox browser maker Mozilla thinks it can offer something better.
Is that app you just downloaded surreptitiously gathering data to push targeted ads to your 6-year-old? Quite possibly.
iPhone vs. Android - which wins? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven went to the Consumer Report labs to find out.
Even though Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S., and even though there were 10 billion Android app downloads as of December 2011, many Android users are frustrated that they're still treated like a second-class app market. That's because "fragmentation" makes it more complicated to develop Android apps that will run on most Android phones.
The tech world is all abuzz about Google's mysterious new "entertainment device."
Android is finally getting Chromed out.
Some U.S. officials this year are expected to get smartphones capable of handling classified government documents over cellular networks, according to people involved in the project.
You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips.
Stephen Elop gave an impassioned speech on Monday about waging a war to re-enter the United States by establishing a beachhead here.
For Americans who own cell phones or other mobile devices (at least 85% of the adult population, according to a new survey), 2011 ushered in a whirlwind of news.
The Galaxy Nexus, a smartphone that arrived in Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday, is huge -- and not just because of its unusually large size.
In the 10 years since the debut of "Grand Theft Auto III," several video games have upped the ante in the naughty category -- including some other "Grand Theft Auto" games.
Google Music, an online music store and "free locker" for digital music, was rolled out to the public on Wednesday.
As a growing number of people bring their iPhones, iPads and Android devices to work, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion wants to make sure it still has a place in the office technology landscape.
In an effort to streamline and simplify the maturity ratings of software in mobile app stores, CTIA, the international wireless industry association, yesterday proposed a ratings system that store owners could voluntarily adopt.
Google's Maps team has made fantastic advances in surveying and mapping seemingly every square inch of navigable ground on the planet. But for mobile users, those maps have always stopped just short of indoor spaces -- until now.
The smartphone OS space looks a whole lot different than it did a year ago. Android has seriously stepped up to become the top dog, Symbian is a force no more, and iOS ... well, not everything changes.
While Google waits for regulatory approval on its bid to acquire Motorola Mobility, company executives have repeatedly worked to assuage partners' fears that the Android software developer is preparing to compete with them.
Ever since Amazon unveiled its 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet in September, a lingering phrase has been attached to the low-cost, high-profile device: "the iPad's first true Android competitor."
Amazon unveils its iPad competitor tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Smaller tablet computers that are significantly more affordable and portable than the iPad are finally starting to hit the United States -- and they could hit a crucial sweet spot in the consumer market.
The only scene I really loved in "Star Trek: The Voyage Home" was when Scotty tried speaking verbal commands to a Macintosh Plus. Keyboards always seem to get in the way of doing what I want to do -- and nowhere is this as apparent, or frustrating, as on smartphones and tablets.
Google held two big events within 24 hours: one with its subsidiary Motorola in New York, and another with its partner Samsung in Hong Kong.
Apple gave you FaceTime. Now Google is countering with Face Unlock.
Google has revealed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the latest "Google phone" that serves as the bench-setter for Android devices.
Smartphones have made it more difficult to separate work from personal lives.
Streaming music service Songza launched apps for Android and iOS on Tuesday that are designed to make it easy for music fans to find and share digital playlists for practically any occasion.
Someone with a standard smartphone might look with envy at the emerging breed of 3-D handsets with displays that don't require special glasses.
In a surprise deal that would be its largest acquisition ever, Google has agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the two companies said Monday.
Google is best known as a search company. But with Monday's deal to buy Motorola Mobility, the company made a cannonball dive into a field it's long been edging toward: the mobile communications market.
Open warfare between technology giants is nothing new, but when Google this week announced it was acquiring Motorola's mobile division, the conflict over mobile phones went nuclear.
Google announces it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Is it worth it? CNN's Richard Quest reports.
There was a frenzy of tech news across the Internet on Monday morning about Google's acquisition of Motorola's mobile phone division.
One lesser-known aspect of Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility: It brings the technology giant a step closer to offering a Google baby monitor.
An uncomfortably large percentage of mobile applications are storing sensitive user account information unencrypted on owners' smartphones, according to a new survey of 100 consumer smartphone apps.
As Android devices get more popular (today comScore reports Android phones comprise 40% of the U.S. smartphone market), they're becoming a more attractive target for cybercriminals. If you use an Android smartphone, you are now 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware (malicious software) than you were six months ago.
Google Android captured 48% of the smartphone market in Q2 of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys.
The Android cabal is reuniting in a new territory.
Look out, iTunes, the Android Market is getting a face-lift.
Last Tuesday Google unveiled its attempt to rival Facebook, a social-networking product called Google+.
Forget having a case of the Mondays.
Sony Ericsson's new smartphone was made for two kinds of people: sporty jogger types and those who sweat profusely.
At least there was no place to go but up: When Sanjay Jha joined Motorola as chief of its cellphone business in 2008, the division was losing billions and on the verge of failure. The RAZR phone's success had evaporated, Apple's iPhone had revolutionized the industry, and the recession was pounding down demand. The division's employees were depressed and cynical, having seen 10 presidents in 12 years. Jha's assignment was to fix the business.
This week, mobile security provider Lookout is warning Android users of a new twist on malware (one of the key mobile security risks I covered last week).
The more people rely on cell phones and tablets, the more attractive these devices become as targets to thieves and other nefarious types.
Given the stunning diversity of Android handsets, it's not surprising that not all Android apps run well on all Android devices. But so far, information about which hardware or version of the Android operating system is required to support specific apps isn't consistently available.
Google is teaming with MasterCard, Citigroup and Sprint to launch a new phone-based mobile payment system.
After years of restrictions, AT&T will now allow Android smartphone customers to install applications downloaded outside the official Android Market.
Google's Executive Chairman on the battle between the iPad OS and Android. CNN's Fareed Zakaria reports.
Google on Wednesday began fixing a security flaw that affects some 97% of Android smartphones.
A significant security hole has been discovered in Google's Android operating system for smartphones, which can allow attackers to gain access to users' personal information without their permission.
Mike Cleron, a Google software engineer for the Android operating system, made an ambitious pronouncement onstage at the company's annual conference last week.
If you own a smartphone, chances are you've used a mapping application on it -- probably for Google Maps.
Android's explosive growth over the past three years has been a double-edged sword for its apps. On the plus side, there are more of them than ever. On the negative side, there are more of them than ever.
First Google dominated the Web with search. Then it ruled mobile devices with Android. Now Google wants to control everything inside your home.
Google kicked off its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco on Tuesday by announcing new cloud-based music and movie services to compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon.
With new music, movies and accessory services for Android, Google is taking on Apple in three major areas.
Google is a master of Web software. When it comes to devices, though, the master struggles.
CNN on Tuesday announced the release of its app for Android phones, highlighting an "immersive" news-reading experience and the ability for users to create their own stories and share them from their phones.
Android chief Andy Rubin took to the blogs Wednesday evening to combat recent reports of Google clamping down on Android's openness.
Research In Motion is preparing to release its much-awaited response to the iPad, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, a month behind schedule.
Google's Android platform has been growing steadily since its release in 2008. Now, one out of every three U.S. smartphone owners is using an Android-based device, according to a recent report.
To control costs and increase flexibility, more and more U.S. mobile users are choosing no-contract plans (month-to-month or prepaid) for cell phone service.
By the end of 2011, Android will be the most popular smartphone platform worldwide. At least that's what the International Data Corporation predicts in its latest worldwide quarterly mobile report.
Once the most popular smartphone, the BlackBerry has been losing ground in the past year to iPhone and Android models. So Research in Motion is trying to carve out a new market with the PlayBook (the upcoming BlackBerry tablet) due to hit stores in the U.S. and Canada on April 19. Prices start at $499, same as for the iPad 2.
Verizon said Tuesday that its first 4G smartphone, the HTC ThunderBolt, will be available in stores and online starting March 17 for $249.99 with a two-year contract.
With very little cash, the developers at Finland's Rovio Mobile created the wildly popular Angry Birds game. Now they have $42 million in venture capital to throw at expanding their "mean pigs, cranky birds" empire.
It's no longer the era of the BlackBerry -- or the iPhone. According to a market research report released this week, Google's Android operating system now is the most popular smartphone platform in the United States.
It is the curse of every curious traveler -- you're walking through a new town and you can sense the history, you can smell the restaurant, you can hear the train you're meant to catch, but you have no idea how to get there or discover more.
Android is now the most-used smartphone operating system in the United States -- a stunning race to the top from a platform that didn't exist just 27 months ago.
The smartphone market is pretty competitive, which can make choosing a phone challenging for consumers who just want a clear answer on which of these pricey devices they should buy.
Google's Android Market experienced its first real security lapse on Wednesday as more than a dozen apps were were found to be lined with malicious code that could be used to steal user information and more.
Google has just pulled 21 popular free apps from the Android Market. According to the company, the apps are malware aimed at getting root access to the user's device, gathering a wide range of available data, and downloading more code to it without the user's knowledge.
Vint Cerf, one of the Web's founding fathers and Google Chief Evangelist, talks about Google's new boss, Larry Page.
Google loves to talk about how "open" it is. But the reality is that it's actually not always open; only when it's convenient to Google.
Samsung's popular Galaxy S series of Android smartphones has been available on the four major U.S. wireless carriers for nearly a year.
CNN on Thursday became one of the first companies other than Google to offer an app designed specifically for Android tablets, including the just-released Motorola Xoom.
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If you've been following tech news this week, you probably came across the term "Honeycomb," Google's unofficial name for its new Google Android operating system.
Amidst reports that the Samsung may be touting inflated numbers for sales of its Galaxy Tab tablet -- and reports that those that do buy the device are returning it at an alarming rate -- one might jump to the conclusion that Apple has little to be worried about in the way of competitors to its iPad.
The Verizon iPhone train started rolling this week, but Apple's main smartphone competitors aren't about to be left at the station.
If you bought a smartphone within the past year, you might already have noticed that your once-cool superdevice is feeling outdated.
As Google prepares to add a new category to its arsenal of portable devices with tablets, the company's mobile team is deploying ways to better tie its different systems together.
Google's mobile platform Android has overtaken Symbian to become the top smartphone platform in Q4 2010, research firm Canalys reports.
Smartphones are perpetually blamed, ironically, for our lack of communication. Incessant text messaging, constant "Words with Friends" games and endless Facebook updates often distract us from face-to-face conversation.
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