Android

Android news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

New iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments


android apple lock

How to secure Apple and Android mobile devices using 802.1X

Understanding all the 802.1X client settings can certainly help during deployment and support of an enterprise network

Android apps exploit permissions to access personal info, researchers find

One Android app in three accesses users' locations, and two in three track users' identities, a study found

The best office apps for Android

The best office apps for Android

Which office package provides the best productivity experience on Android? We put the leading contenders to the test

android lollipop forest

Android's Jack and Jill compilers head uphill to developers

Android's new, largely undocumented compilers are still works in progress, but aim to speed up the compilation process

Man in boxing gloves 179985313

Phablet deathmatch: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Note 4

Whether you think of them as superphones or microtablets, the two main contenders are closely matched

officeandroidlinksdb

Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents

office mobile excel

Microsoft adds Dropbox into Office Mobile for Android

Microsoft today updated the Office app for Android smartphones, adding support for Dropbox and further integration with the company's own OneDrive cloud storage service.

Android Lollipop Google

8 ways Lollipop 5.0 reinvents Android

Enhanced security, improved architecture, extensive APIs -- bold changes make Android 5.0 better for business

android lollipop

10 Android Lollipop features Apple should 'borrow' for iOS 9

There are as many borrowed features as new ones in each version of iOS or Android. Here's what we'd like to see next from Apple

large blue empty room with open door leading out to sky and clouds

Microsoft open-sources server-side .Net, launches Visual Studio 2015 preview

In a dramatic shift, Microsoft takes a big step into open source, with the aim of spreading Microsoft development across iOS, Android, OS X, and Linux

disappearing messages

Apple issues iMessage purgatory escape tool

Apple has published a tool that lets iPhone owners sever the link to iMessage, iOS's texting service, when they move from an iDevice to Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone

Microsoft Windows

Nadella gives away the store with new 'Microsoft everywhere' strategy

Microsoft dangles free, improved Office apps for iPhone/iPad, previews an Android version, and leaves Windows flapping in the wind

Microsoft beefs up Office on iPhone with standalone apps

The company is also letting non-Office 365 subscribers do more with the Office apps on iOS and Android devices

12 great Lollipop APIs every Android 5.0 developer will love

From 3D views to managed provisioning processes, there’s a lot for Android app developers to love about Lollipop

Motorola Droid Turbo

Droid Turbo: A beefy Android smartphone with better battery life

Motorola's Droid Turbo isn't sexy, but it offers speed, helpful software extensions, and the ability to go two days between charges

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

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

00a 44fe multiplatform

20 great productivity apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use

Google apps Android

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

Load More