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Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

Currently in charge of Google's robotics efforts, Rubin is leaving to lead an incubator for hardware startups

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Google busts its 'iOS 7 move' with Android Lollipop

Android takes a page from Apple with a new look and better management and security APIs -- and may have introduced a key change agent

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 'phablet' first with Android 5.0

The devices can be ordered on Oct. 17, and will start shipping on Nov. 3

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Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers are looking toward major improvements for the next release

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

If Supreme Court weighs in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright, it could have a big impact on developers' ability to innovate in software

Google stays mum on Android L, but buzz grows

All signs point to the imminent arrival of the groundbreaking upgrade, but one beta user sees looming fragmentation issues

ITC to investigate Nvidia complaint over Samsung phones, tablets

The patent infringement complaint centers around display technology

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With Android L, Google means business

Google's assertion of platform control could make Android an equal to iOS in functionality and business fit

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Report: Google 'tightening the screws' on Android manufacturers

Expect to see more Google services front and center on future devices.

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10 Android features that still make it better than iOS 8

Your friends are still waiting in line to buy a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, while you're inside your cozy house customizing the heck out of your Android device

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

iOS 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 both up the ante for mobile management, but iOS 8 also raises questions beyond MDM tools' capabilities

Free app outs iPhone and Android phone energy hogs

Researchers at UC Berkeley, University of Helsinki sniff out troublesome iPhone, Android apps via Carat

The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don't know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

In an unusual, controversial move, the Document Foundation is taking bids for paid development of LibreOffice for Android

The Android One could gut the market for high-end Android phones

Should Google succeed in improving the quality of low-end Android phones, it could impact the high-end smartphone market

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

Fixes flood in for iOS and Android email -- but they aren't broken

A raft of email clients for iOS and Android offers interesting ideas, but none provides a compelling complete package

Apple demands damages after court denies sales ban on Samsung products

Apple is looking for at least $6.46 per Samsung product that infringes on three patents

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