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8 ways Lollipop 5.0 reinvents Android

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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