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  • Oracle seeks slice of Google's ad revenue

    Oracle wants a significant chunk of the ad revenue Google generates in connection with its Android mobile OS, according to a filing made this week in the companies' ongoing patent litigation suit.

  • Google Wallet security has a weakness

    Google unveiled details of Google Wallet this week. Google Wallet is an ambitious mobile payment plan designed to let your Android smartphone be your wallet, but you should consider very carefully just how secure your credit card data will be in Google Wallet.

  • Google Android barrels ahead of competitors

    Android has further consolidated its status as the leading global smartphone operating system, according to data released by both Gartner and the Millennial Media mobile ad network.

  • The coming mobile battle between Android and Windows Phone 7

    Pyramid Research's claim that <a href="">Windows</a> Phone 7 will be the dominant mobile OS by the end of 2013 was greeted at best with polite <a href="">skepticism</a>, and more often with ridicule and vilification. But many of the responses ignore the grounds for the claim, especially that the <a href="">smartphone market</a> is a global one still in its infancy.

  • Google's Android tablet update: Four key PC-like features

    Google released an update to its <a href="">Android</a> 3.0 ("Honeycomb") tablet operating system today, with several features intended to make Android tablets function more like PCs. These updates have come just two months after Google announced Honeycomb would get Flash support, thus giving users access to videos and games used widely across the Web.

  • Skype buy, Windows Phone 'Mango' update highlight Microsoft mobile strategy

    The success of <a href="">Apple</a>'s <a href="">iPad</a> and Google's <a href="">Android</a> operating system has sent a clear signal to <a href="">Microsoft</a>: Mobility is the future.

  • Google: 100 million Android devices activated, 4.5 billion apps downloaded

    The Android mobile powerhouse is cruising to new heights with 100 million activated devices, 4.5 billion applications downloaded from the Android Market, and 450,000 developers building tools for Android phones and tablets, Google said Tuesday as it kicked off the fourth annual Google I/O developers conference.