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Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Google tries to protect partners, Nexus devices from Rockstar

Google is looking for an early victory against Rockstar, a patent troll company that’s suing several companies invested in the Android ecosystem.<p>Rockstar is a shell company created by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, and other companies that purchased the patent portfolio of the now-defunct Canadian …

Patents

Google Glass: Surgery Tool Of The Future?

A surgeon transmitted the first Google Glass video of a live surgery to colleagues and med students across town.<p>We've been waiting for a while to figure out what practical uses will come out of Google Glass, besides, of course, making dudes look silly. And aha! A surgeon at The Ohio State …

Kantar: Android Took 65% Of Sales Across Major Markets In Last Quarter; Windows Phone Grew By Tapping Dumbphone Users

The latest smartphone sales figures are out today from Kantar WorldPanel Comtech, and in case you needed one more metric to underscore the topline trend that’s been the case for years, the WPP-owned market-research analysts are giving it to you: led by Samsung, Android accounted for 65 percent of …

Phablets are big in Asia-Pacific, equalling tablets and laptops combined

"Phablets", the large-screened phones with screen sizes of between 5in and 7in diagonally, sold as well as tablets and laptops combined in the Asia-Pacific region during the second quarter, says research company IDC.<p>The news indicates that the smartphone business has created a new category lying …

HTC executives arrested over leaked trade secrets

Three HTC design executives were arrested on suspicion of leaking trade secrets, sending the Taiwanese smartphone maker's shares tumbling on Monday as its troubles deepened amid a wave of senior staff departures and disappointing sales.<p>Taipei prosecutors confirmed that HTC vice president of product …

Report: Sony to debut virtual reality headset at TGS, currently works with DriveClub

Sony may unveil a new virtual reality headset to accompany the PlayStation 4 at the Tokyo Game Show later this month, according to reports from CVG and Eurogamer.<p>According to the reports, Sony's initial plans were to reveal the headset at Gamescom, but the announcement was pulled at the last …

Whoops. Was that the Nexus 5 in Google’s own promotional video?

Google(s goog) defied expectations earlier today when it announced Android 4.4, otherwise known as KitKat. Yes, the Nestle kind. In fact, you might …

Google plans to launch app store for Google Glass next year

Google will launch an app store serving Google Glass users and developer next year.<p>The Web giant on Tuesday confirmed to Marketing Land information published Friday in a lengthy New York Times Magazine first-person article. Describing how the lack of an app store initially limited the high-tech …

Panasonic officially quits the consumer smartphone business, president says mobile performance was 'unacceptable'

As reported in the <i>Nikkei</i>, Panasonic will today pull out of smartphone market in Japan, and change to outsourced production (offering its brand to other manufacturers) in emerging markets like India. Company president, Kazuhiro Tsuga, has set strict guidelines to turnaround the company, threatening …

Android KitKat unveiled By Google And Nestlé

Google has announced that the next version of its Android mobile operating system will be called ‘Android KitKat’, after Nestlé’s popular chocolate bar.<p>Android has been developed by the company’s engineers under sweet-themed names ever since the release of Android Cupcake in 2009 and continuing in …

Sony Xperia Z1: the new flagship with imaging at its heart (hands-on)

For a while, it looked like Sony was going to work its way up and down the alphabet with each new phone. More recently, however, it's settled on one letter -- for its flagships at least -- and the ultimate letter at that. Following the lead of other OEM's, Sony appears to be easing off the …

Apple Will Hold Satellite iPhone Events in Beijing, Berlin and Tokyo

Apple event invites for Beijing and Tokyo<p>On Sept. 10, Apple will hold a special event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, at which it is expected …

Sony QX10 and QX100 Lens Cameras Beef Up Your iOS or Android Device

Sony’s unusual Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 cameras, designed to turn any iOS or Android device into a professional point-and-shoot, have been unveiled today at the IFA trade show.<p>These devices look like normal lenses and can be mounted onto a smartphone for a sleek, distinct look. Photographers can …

Samsung introduces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a companion watch for your Galaxy devices

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 are here, but what would they be without a companion smartwatch? In a move we’ve been expecting for …

Google Glass app store will debut in 2014

Back in July, a Google Glass software update inadvertently spilled the beans on a forthcoming app store optimized for the device, and now it looks like it's official. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, a Glass-optimized app marketplace is set to debut sometime in 2014, and a Google rep confirmed as …