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Android TV is not slowing down
Friday, May 25, 2018 by Ron Downey
Android TV is quickly becoming a staple on the technology roadmaps of pay-TV operators worldwide. More than a hundred cable providers and hardware manufacturers have already taken the plunge, and two-thirds of service providers expect it to be the market-leading platform by 2025. With Google announcing the launch of its ADT-2 developer device earlier this month too, put...
Discussing Android OS in the Enterprise With Zebra Technologies
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Bruce Willins, engineering fellow at Zebra Technologies, to discuss the versatility and power of the Android OS and how it’s used at an enterprise level in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and more.
ADM: Who is Zebra Technologies and what does the company do?
Willins: At Zebra, we make businesses as smart and connected...
Amazon Releases Developer Preview of Fire OS 5
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Richard Harris
Amazon has announced the developer preview of Fire OS 5, the Android-based operating system for Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Fire OS 5 is based on Android Lollipop which helps ensure Android apps work on Fire devices with no additional engineering effort. Developers can request early access to the Fire OS 5 developer preview and view apps running...
Google Offers Up to $30k Bounties for Discovering Android Vulnerabilities
Friday, June 19, 2015 by Richard Harris
Google has announced a new Android Security Rewards program to encourage the Android developer community to discover vulnerabilities and disclose them to the Android Security Team. The reward level is based on the bug severity and payments are elevated for high quality reports that include reproduction code, test cases, and patches.The program covers security vulnerabil...
One in Five Smartphones Sold in Q2 2014 Running Forked Android OS
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
A recent ABI Research reports shows that forked Android (or AOSP) smartphones now represent 20% of the smartphone market. Certified (or OHA) Android still leads the market with 65% share and Android AOSP/OHA combined shipped 278 million smartphones, an 86% total share, in 2Q 2014.ABI Research says that AOSP’s growth is being driven by the development of Chinese and Indi...
Google and Android Are Not the Same... and That’s a Good Thing
Monday, July 28, 2014 by Terry Hughes
Android and Google may seem synonymous with each other, but they are actually quite different. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is an open-source software stack for any device, from smartphones to tablets to wearables, created by Google. Google Mobile Services (GMS), on the other hand, are different. GMS are a range of Google-branded services that Google want...