Computerworld Blogs - Android http://blogs.computerworld.com/taxonomy/term/403/0 en Is the app gap still killing Windows Phone? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows-phone/24290/app-gap-still-killing-windows-phone <p> Apps sell phones, and Windows Phone has long lagged behind both iOS and Android in app availability.&nbsp; Is it finally closing the gap, or is it still being hurt by the app gap?</p> Android App Annie app gap IOS Microsoft mobile iOS Windows Phone Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:03:04 +0000 Preston Gralla 24290 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Nexus 7 revisited: How Google's latest tablet has held up over the past year http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24282/nexus-7-revisited <p> With a rumored replacement on the way, it&#39;s time to revisit Google&#39;s current Nexus tablet to see how well it&#39;s aged a year after its release.</p> Android android tablets Google Google Android Google Nexus 7 nexus 7 Review tablets Android Mobile/Wireless Tablets Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:16:00 +0000 JR Raphael 24282 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Barnes & Noble partners with Samsung to produce a reborn Nook http://blogs.computerworld.com/tablets/24281/barnes-noble-partners-samsung-produce-reborn-nook <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The new&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Samsung</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Galaxy Tab 4 Nook</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">, which went on sale today, offers Samsung hardware together with Barnes &amp; Noble apps.</span></p> Android tablet Tablets Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:09:56 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 24281 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows Phone's nosedive continues: When will it R.I.P.? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows-phone/24263/windows-phones-nosedive-continues-when-will-it-rip <p> One more day, one more piece of bad news for Windows Phone: IDC found that in the second quarter of 2014, Windows Phone&#39;s market share dropped yet again, to well under 3%. Is it time to play taps for the operating system?</p> Android IDC report IOS Market Share Microsoft mobile smartphones Smartphones Windows Phone Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:09:22 +0000 Preston Gralla 24263 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Moto X revisited: One year with the 'new' Motorola's first flagship phone http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24261/moto-x-revisited <div> The Moto X was heavily praised at its launch -- so one year later, with a second-gen model right around the corner, how has it held up relative to the rest of the Android world?&nbsp;</div> Android Google Google Android Moto X Motorola Review smartphones user interface user interface design Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:28:44 +0000 JR Raphael 24261 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Enterprises to Windows Phone: Drop dead http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows-phone/24249/enterprises-windows-phone-drop-dead <p> Microsoft may dominate enterprise software, but that&#39;s far from the case with Windows Phone. A new report finds that Windows Phone accounts for a mere 1% of mobile market share among enterprises. How much longer can Microsoft prop up the struggling operating system?</p> Android enterprise market share Good Technology IOS Market Share Microsoft smartphones Mobile Device Management Windows Phone Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:10:31 +0000 Preston Gralla 24249 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Apple's iOS leads the enterprise, Android doesn't http://blogs.computerworld.com/ios/24247/apples-ios-leads-enterprise-android-doesnt <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Google&#39;s Android has managed to steal a few points of share in the enterprise sector, but is unlikely to maintain this once new iPhones and iPads ship and the&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Apple/IBM allia</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">nce</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;truly kicks in.</span></p> Android Apple enterprise IT Good Technology Google IOS iPad iPhone mobile mobile apps security smartphone tablet Android iOS Smartphones Tablets Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:08:52 +0000 Jonny Evans 24247 at http://blogs.computerworld.com HTC One (M8) revisited: 4 months later, does the phone still impress? http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24222/htc-one-m8-revisited <p> When I originally reviewed HTC&#39;s One (M8), I said it was close to being &quot;the ultimate high-end device.&quot; So four months later, how has the phone held up?</p> Android Google Google Android HTC HTC One M8 Review smartphone cameras smartphones user interface design Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:17:06 +0000 JR Raphael 24222 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Apple sets iPhone 6 special event September 9, claims Recode http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/24221/apple-sets-iphone-6-special-event-september-9-claims-recode <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Apple has scheduled a special event for September 9, and while the world waits for second line confirmation, a hubbub of expectation has already begun.</span></p> Android Apple IOS iOS 8 iPhone iPhone 5C iPhone 5S iPhone 6 mobile Recode smartphone Tim Cook Android iOS Smartphones Tablets Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:07:20 +0000 Jonny Evans 24221 at http://blogs.computerworld.com 10 ways Apple, Google and others will change the way you drive http://blogs.computerworld.com/gov039t-legislationregulation/24214/10-ways-apple-google-and-others-will-change-way-you-drive <p> <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Appl</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">e and Google</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;are driving toward the&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">con</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">nected car</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">. Government and&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">car m</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">anufacturers</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;are working with them to achieve this. This isn&#39;t just about sending emails or music playback -- driving will be changed forever. Your car will speak to you. Here are 10 ways driving will change:</span></p> Android Apple auto cars connected car driving eCall european Google Google Car Hyundi Internet of Things IOS m2m mobile mobility Plessey Semiconductors self driving car self driving cars smart car smart city smart traffic smartphone Android Gov't Legislation/Regulation iOS Smartphones Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:00:22 +0000 Jonny Evans 24214 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Get ready for iPhone 6–sell your handset today http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/24204/get-ready-iphone-6-sell-your-handset-today <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Apple will put growth back into the smartphone market soon when&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">it introd</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">uces the iPhone 6</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">. If you&rsquo;re&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">tradin</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">g in your old device</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">, shift it fast before trade-in values take a dive.</span></p> Android Apple iOS 8 iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5C iPhone 5S iPhone 6 Nextworth phablet phone smartphone smartphones Android iOS Smartphones Tablets Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:31:15 +0000 Jonny Evans 24204 at http://blogs.computerworld.com So long, software silliness! 7 quick tweaks to make the LG G3 better http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24192/lg-g3-tweaks <p> The LG G3 has a lot of good things going for it -- but the phone&#39;s software isn&#39;t its strongest suit. Here are some easy tweaks to make the system more pleasant to use.&nbsp;</p> Android Google Google Android LG LG G3 Tips and tricks user interface user interface design Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:07:42 +0000 JR Raphael 24192 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Is the LG G3 'the best Android phone ever'? Well... http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24197/lg-g3-best-android-phone <p> Smartphone reviewers love sensational superlatives, but in the real world, things are rarely so black and white.</p> Android Android L Google Google Android LG LG G3 smartphones Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:34:39 +0000 JR Raphael 24197 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Your Android has a Fake ID problem, allowing malware to impersonate trusted apps http://blogs.computerworld.com/malware-and-vulnerabilities/24199/your-android-has-fake-id-problem-allowing-malware-impersonate-trusted-apps <p> Your Android phone has a Fake ID problem, but so do all other Android devices; m<span style="font-size: 12px;">alicious apps can impersonate the digital certificate chain of trusted apps.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">The critical vulnerability, dubbed Fake ID by security researchers, has been around since 2010, but only one of about 6,300 different Android models has been patched. I</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">t&#39;s time to contact wireless carriers and ask them to push out the firmware patches before cyber thugs start exploiting Fake ID in the wild.</span></p> Android critical vulnerability digital certificates Fake ID Android Malware and Vulnerabilities Mobile Security Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:26:52 +0000 Darlene Storm 24199 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Hands on: Amazon's Fire Phone makes a strange first impression http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/24173/amazon-fire-phone-hands-on <p> Amazon&#39;s Fire Phone is like no other phone you&#39;ve used before -- but after 24 hours with the device, it&#39;s hard to say whether that&#39;s actually a good thing.</p> Amazon Amazon Fire Amazon Fire Phone Android Google Google Android Review smartphones Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:22:41 +0000 JR Raphael 24173 at http://blogs.computerworld.com