Google Android Posts

Google Inc (GOOG): Android hits 1 billion active users per month

Google Android Logo
At the I/O developer conference, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced that it is hitting over 1 billion monthly active users on the Android platform. This is up from 538 million from last year’s I/O conference.
Continue reading →

Google Inc (GOOG): Google Play revenue is reportedly up 2.5x from the past year

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 4.01.10 PM
The Google Play Android market has seen a substantial increase in downloads and its revenue numbers are increasing. Games are now generating 90% of Google Play revenue and 98% of that revenue is from freemium apps, according to
App Annie. Japan is leading the revenue growth for Google Play. 

Continue reading →

Nokia has built an Android launcher called the Nokia Z Launcher

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 12.32.45 PM
Before Microsoft acquired Nokia, the Finnish mobile company was experimenting with Android. Now the division of Nokia that Microsoft did not buy has released a new entry-level Android device called the Nokia X. Nokia’s spun off technologies group is now its own startup.

Continue reading →

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Chinese government reveals Android royalty patents

Microsoft Logo
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a licensing agreement that covers over 70% of all Android devices sold in the U.S. The nature of the patents was unknown until now. To sign off on Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published a list of 310 patents that highlight the patents that Microsoft collects royalties through.

Continue reading →

Lumosity hits 60M users, launches on Android

Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 9.29.07 AM
Lumosity now has over 60 million members that use its intellectual test app. Now Lumosity is launching on Android. Lumosity uses neuroscience research as a foundation. Lumosity was founded in 2005 and launched its first web application in 2007. Lumosity’s service grew quickly on iOS and now nearly half of its new users come from mobile.

Continue reading →

Aereo launches on the Chromecast

Aereo Logo
Aereo, the popular streaming TV streaming service, is now available on the Google Chromecast. Aereo updated its Android app today to support the Chromecast. The Google Chromecast is a $35 dongle that lets you stream content from your computer, smartphone, or tablet to the TV.
Continue reading →

Toshiba launches Excite Go Android tablet

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 10.53.10 AM
Toshiba has announced a new 7″ Android tablet that is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat and has a starting price of only $109.99. The Excite Go tablet has a satin gold finish and weighs only 12.5 ounces. The Excite Go has a capacitive multi-touch display with 1024×600 resolution. It also has a quad-core Intel Atom processor and comes pre-loaded with a full version of OfficeSuite Pro. The Excite Go provides up to 7.5 hours of charge or up to 6 hours of video playbook. It comes with up to 16GB of internal storage, a micro USB port, and a microSD card slot that is capable of supporting 128GB SDXC cards.

Continue reading →

Apple employee admits iPhone often won’t deliver texts when you switch to Android

iMessage
If you have switched from the Apple iPhone to Google Android, you may notice that you receive messages later or never at all. An Apple customer support employee has now acknowledged that “a lot” of users are having this problem. There does not seem to be any kind of fix either.
Continue reading →