Computerworld Blogs - Android http://blogs.computerworld.com/taxonomy/term/403/all en 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 How to make Android Voice Search even smarter http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24166/android-voice-search <div> Ever wish you could do things like toggle your phone&#39;s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or flashlight by giving simple voice commands? Thanks to a clever little hack, you now can.</div> Android Android apps Google Google Android Google Now Google Voice Search tips and tricks voice command voice control Voice Search Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:08:51 +0000 JR Raphael 24166 at http://blogs.computerworld.com 6 ways Apple protects your privacy in iOS 8 http://blogs.computerworld.com/ios/24158/6-ways-apple-protects-your-privacy-ios-8 <p> Apple has put a lot of work into ensuring iOS 8 users are given much stronger controls over their privacy and security, giving its mobile OS something competitors cannot (or will not) match.</p> ads tracking Android Apple big data CloudKit Healthkit HomeKit iOS 8 iPad iPhone ipod touch location mobile operating systems privacy security Technology user privacy Android iOS Mobile Security Privacy Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:46:08 +0000 Jonny Evans 24158 at http://blogs.computerworld.com How to make Gmail infinitely more useful on Android Wear http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24146/gmail-android-wear <p> With a little bit of behind-the-scenes customization, you can turn Gmail and Android Wear into an intelligently coordinated team. So what are you waiting for?</p> Android Android Gmail Android Wear Gmail Google Google Android notifications tips and tricks Android Hardware Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:52:08 +0000 JR Raphael 24146 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Apple's IBM alliance kills Google in the enterprise http://blogs.computerworld.com/big-data/24142/apples-ibm-alliance-kills-google-enterprise <p> The news (to my mind, at least) confirms just how far Apple has come in its battle for relevance against old foe, Microsoft. So, what might this mean for Android? Nothing good.</p> analytics Android Apple apps big data cloud computing enterprise enterprise apps Google IBM IOS iPad iPhone Microsoft OS X services Android Big Data Business Intelligence/Analytics iOS Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:27:22 +0000 Jonny Evans 24142 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Talk to the wrist! 40 handy voice commands to try with Android Wear http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24133/android-wear-voice-commands <p> Voice commands are the easiest way to interact with Android Wear watches -- but it&#39;s all too easy to forget just how versatile those commands can be.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android smartwatches tips and tricks voice command voice control Voice Search Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:38:31 +0000 JR Raphael 24133 at http://blogs.computerworld.com The first app every Android Wear owner needs http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24130/first-app-android-wear <p> Most Android Wear apps provide additional watch-specific functions, but one program actually fills a big gap in the operating system itself.</p> Android Android apps Android tips Android Wear Google Google Android smartwatches Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:58:42 +0000 JR Raphael 24130 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Moto 360 hands on: A closer look at the Wear watch worth waiting for http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24118/moto-360-hands-on <p> While other Android Wear watches feel like clunky screens strapped to your wrist, the Moto 360 feels like an elegant watch that also happens to do cool things. Here&#39;s a hands-on look.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG G Watch Moto 360 Motorola Review Samsung Gear Live smartwatches Android Hardware Mobile/Wireless Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:37:04 +0000 JR Raphael 24118 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Why you should ignore analysts' estimates about Windows Phone...and everything else http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows-phone/24115/why-you-should-ignore-analysts-estimates-about-windows-phoneand-everything-else <p> Analysts like Gartner and IDC hype surveys which promise to predict the precise future market share of Windows Phone and other platforms. I&#39;ve looked back at some of their predictions about Windows Phone in recent years, and the results are laughably bad. Here&#39;s what I found.</p> analysts predictions Android Gartner IDC Market Share Microsoft mobile Pyramid Research smartphones Android Windows Phone Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:51:02 +0000 Preston Gralla 24115 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Apple beats Samsung as Galaxy fades http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/24111/apple-beats-samsung-galaxy-fades <p> The fate of the Apple-versus-Samsung fight will be&nbsp;sealed in China.&nbsp;That&#39;s interesting because Chinese Apple fans will even&nbsp;sell body parts&nbsp;to get an Apple product. Does Samsung have this? No. And iPhones are made in China.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">Samsung&#39;s Galaxy star is done.</span></p> Android Apple Galaxy Galaxy S5 Huawei IOS iPhone iPhone 5C iPhone 5S marketshare mobile mobile wars Samsung Samsung results smartphone sales Technology Android iOS Smartphones Tablets Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jonny Evans 24111 at http://blogs.computerworld.com 9 big questions about Android Wear watches -- answered! http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24091/android-wear-questions-answered <p> We had nine burning questions about Google&#39;s Android Wear smartwatches -- and now, we have nine detailed answers.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG LG G Watch Samsung Samsung Gear Live smartwatches software upgrades Android Hardware Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:45:13 +0000 JR Raphael 24091 at http://blogs.computerworld.com From then to now: 5 teased Android Wear features that aren't in the final products http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24089/android-wear-missing-features <p> Where, oh where, are these Android Wear features? Several things Google teased in its initial Android Wear announcement are nowhere to be found in the first Wear watches.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG LG G Watch Samsung Samsung Gear Live smartwatches Android Hardware Mobile/Wireless Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:28:09 +0000 JR Raphael 24089 at http://blogs.computerworld.com An interesting difference between the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24079/lg-g-watch-samsung-gear-live-difference <p> LG&#39;s G Watch and Samsung&#39;s Gear Live may look similar at a glance, but the longer you use the two Android Wear devices, the more differences you notice.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG LG G Watch Review Samsung Samsung Gear Live smartwatches Android Hardware Mobile/Wireless Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:35:19 +0000 JR Raphael 24079 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows Phone share sinks in U.S. and China. Can anything save this OS? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows-phone/24076/windows-phone-share-sinks-us-and-china-can-anything-save-os <p> The latest figures show that Windows Phone share is sinking in the U.S. and China and stalling in Europe. Can anything save Microsoft&#39;s struggling smartphone operating system?</p> Android cell phones Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Market Share Microsoft mobile Nokia smartphones Windows Windows Phone Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:14:46 +0000 Preston Gralla 24076 at http://blogs.computerworld.com In depth: Getting to know the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/24069/lg-g-watch-samsung-gear-live-hands-on <p> The first two Android Wear smartwatches are here! Time to go hands on after a full day with the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG LG G Watch Review Samsung Samsung Gear Live smartwatches Android Hardware Mobile/Wireless Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:49:58 +0000 JR Raphael 24069 at http://blogs.computerworld.com