Guess goes all in on Android Wear 2.0 as it reboots its smartwatch strategy 

While we haven’t seen too much in the way of must-have Android Wear 2.0 wearables from traditional tech companies like LG or Google, fashion watch makers are fully embracing Google’s new mobile OS. In the past week, Tag Heuer and Montblanc have both announced Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatches, and now Guess is looking to get[…]

Google fixes over 100 flaws in Android, many in chipset drivers

Google released a new batch of Android patches on Wednesday, fixing more than 100 flaws in Android’s own components and in chipset-specific drivers from different manufacturers.Mobile management takes on apps, contentEnterprise mobile management suites are adding app- and content-management features to the roster ofREAD NOWAndroid’s media server component, which handles the processing of video and[…]

Square Launches Register API for Android 

Square has launched a Register API for Android. The release arrives after an iOS version was released in March. The API allows developers to build custom point-of-sale applications on Android that take swipe, dip, or tap payments through Sqaure hardware and integrate with Square’s various software and service offerings. The new API expands Square’s Build[…]

Google I/O: Android Studio, Firebase, Play Store, Play Services Win Big Updates 

Developers who target Android and other Google services have lots to cheer about. The company showed off a handful of revised developer tools that should improve the app-making experience itself while also improving individual apps’ performance. Here’s what you need to know. Android Studio 2.2 Google’s integrated development environment (IDE), used my many Android developers instead of[…]

Android Users Can Now Open Apps By Tapping Connected URL 

Google is testing Android Instant Apps, which, unlike most apps, require no prior installation.Now available in limited quantities, Android users should be able to open the apps simply by tapping on a connected URL.Suresh Ganapathy, product manager at Google, says he and his team are simply answering the call from developers for faster installation times.“Developers[…]

Google Awareness API Brings Contextually Aware Apps to Android 

Contextually aware apps are part of the science fiction future many dream about. Imagine your phone automatically reminding you to pick up some milk as you drive past the supermarket, or suggesting you call you mother on her birthday. The new Awareness API from Google will help bring functions like these to Android apps.The Awareness[…]

What an API Is and Why It’s Worth Fighting For 

On Monday, Google and Oracle will officially enter the next stage in a six-year war over Google’s usage of the Java programming language in constructing the Android operating system. Here, at the United States District Court in San Francisco, where the case began in 2011, a jury will hear arguments as to whether or not[…]

Android: Millions of phones exposed to new hack, NorthBit says 

Millions of Android phones are at risk due to an old vulnerability that was thought to be fixed.Israeli-based NorthBit has released a new research paper explaining a new way to exploit a weakness found in Stagefright, Android’s media server and multimedia library.If a user accessed a malicious website, the vulnerability could allow hackers to have[…]

Malware runs rampant on Android as Apple users warned of impending attacks

The Android platform is under fire from cybercriminals in an escalation of attacks that may soon see iOS in danger of similar levels of malicious action according to research from IT security company, Check Point.The company’s threat index for February 2016 showed mobile malware has become one of the ten most prevalent families attacking A/NZ[…]

Why Cross-Device Matching Will Transform the Mobile Advertising Industry | Street Fight

Soon, the mobile ad industry will face one of the realities of maturity: integrating with the rest of the digital advertising world. One of the drivers leading Source: Why Cross-Device Matching Will Transform the Mobile Advertising Industry | Street Fight