Huawei develops its own operating system in case of Android OS ban

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Building its own PC and smartphone operating system (OS) is part of the company’s backup plan. Huawei, the Chinese multinational telecommunications company, has announced a contingency plan in the event it faces an Android OS ban. Huawei has revealed that it has built its own operating system for its PC and mobile products. Huawei fears that it may face a similar punishment as its rival ZTE. Increasing trade tension between the China and the US coupled with the mounting legal problems Huawei is facing in the United States has bolstered…

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Google faces Russian ultimatum for unbundling mobile apps

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The country has now told the tech giant that it must split apart the bundling of its services, particularly search. It now appears that Google has run out of options in Russia, now that the government there has made a final decision with regards to the tech giant’s bundling of mobile apps and services, particularly when it comes to the use of the search engine on Android devices. Google has now been given a deadline of November 18 by which it must unbundle services in Russia. Failure to unbundle its…

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Android Marshmallow unveiled by Google

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Hints of version 6.0 of the most popular mobile operating system have now been released. The next version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android Marshmallow, version 6.0, has now had its name revealed for the first time, and a statue of the OS name has now been added to the San Francisco campus of the tech giant. Like previous versions, it has been named after a sugary treat, and it is making itself visible on the property. The new upcoming Android Marshmallow will follow in the footsteps of KitKat (version…

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Mobile technology market in smartphones still led by Android

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The operating system did face a bit of a slip in the United Kingdom, but not enough to lose its lead. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has just published new mobile technology data that has shown that Android devices continue to rein supreme in the United Kingdom and they continued to dominate in smartphone sales from 2013 to 2014. That said, during that time, while they have maintained their lead, they did lose some market share. The competition that seems to be on the rise in the U.K. and that is stepping…

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Smartwatches from Sony won’t be Android Wear, yet

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Though the wearable technology manufacturer isn’t using it now, it hasn’t ruled it out for the future. Sony has announced that when it comes to its smartwatches and other wearables, it will not be using Android Wear at the moment, however, they did release an updated statement shortly after the initial one that it intends to “evaluate opportunities across a number of areas,” suggesting that Google’s wearable technology operating system hasn’t been entirely ruled out. This announcement was made by the head of the U.S. arm of Sony Mobile, Ravi…

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Technology news headlines explode with KitKat Android 4.4 launch

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Google has released the very latest major build to its mobile operating system. The long awaited technology news has now been announced with the release of the most recent version of Android, the KitKat 4.4 operating system, which first became available on the Nexus 5, which was just launched. This new device is the very first one to operate in this latest build of Google’s mobile OS. As with all technology news, KitKat has been met with some mixed reviews, but overall, excitement seems to be standard. Android 4.4 has…

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