Smartphone addiction cure is Android co-founder’s newest goal

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Andy Rubin contributed to the creation of the top mobile operating system and now seeks to break the usage habit. Smartphone addiction has become a rampant and yet widely under-recognized problem in societies throughout the world. Andy Rubin, a co-founder of Android – the leading mobile operating system worldwide – has now become an unlikely advocate for breaking the mobile device habit. Rubin is by no means advocating for the cessation of the use of mobile devices of all kinds. That said, he has expressed his profound concern regarding the…

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Google to create Android RCS with mobile carriers

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As the tech giant attempts to modernize SMS messaging, it is working to release rich communication services. Google and several mobile carriers are now working together to attempt to create Android RCS (rich communication services) as well as to be able to release it and encourage its adoption among device users. To start, the company will be working with the GSMA as well as a number of regional and global carriers. Working with Google to be able to create Android RCS, will be the GSMA wireless standards group, in addition…

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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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Mobile security quirk found with passwords in Android devices

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When a password is changed before a factory reset, many people are finding themselves locked out. There is an Android mobile security feature that has been making technology news headlines over the last few days, because it has taken some users by surprise – and not in the way that people like to be surprised. As it turns out, if a password is changed in an Android based device, it is best not to do a factory reset right away. The reason is that this mobile security feature may trigger…

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BlackBerry Android phones looking increasingly likely

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Reports and the company’s own actions are starting to suggest that this is far more than a rumor. While there have yet to be any official confirmations that a BlackBerry Android smartphone is in the works, by the time of the writing of this article, the actions of the company, itself, are starting to point specifically in that direction. BlackBerry has, for instance, purchased two domains that are directly related to the Android operating system. At the end of last week, it was reported that two BlackBerry Android related domain…

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Alibaba makes an investment in mobile technology

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Alibaba invests in Chinese mobile technology developer Meizu Alibaba, one of China’s largest e-commerce entities, will be investing $590 million into a Chinese smartphone developer, called Meizu. Through this investment, Alibaba aims to generate more support for its new mobile operating system, known as YunOS. The new operating system is meant to compete with Google’s Android. Alibaba is expected to leverage its considerable influence in the mobile and e-commerce space to make the new operating system popular, but its partnership with smartphone developers may determine the ultimate fate of YunOS.…

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Facebook Lite mobile app launched

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The most popular social network has now lightened up its central application for better functionality. The most popular social network in the world has now slimmed down its main mobile app and has launched Facebook Lite, in order to provide a lighter and more agile version of its experience, for improved function and less data consumption. This is being seen as a component of the social network’s effort to remain accessible throughout emerging markets. In those markets, the majority of users who have smartphones are using entry-level devices. The new…

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Android platform is gaining ground as a mobile commerce, advertising platform

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Analysts may have outdated perspective of the Android operating system The Android platform is quite popular among consumers, but not necessarily among businesses and large enterprises. Many analysts in the e-commerce, advertising, and software sectors believe that Google’s mobile operating system is too exposed to malicious software and is fragmented by nature. For years, analysts have also suggested that Android consumers spend significantly less money through their mobile devices and these people are not likely to engage in any dynamic marketing. This may no longer be the case. New report…

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Google Glass has been adopted by staff members of the Edinburgh Airport

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As wearable technology rapidly becomes more popular, these types of devices are turning up in all new places. It has become quite commonplace for passengers travelling through the Edinburgh Airport – or virtually any other airport, for that matter – to see staff members from customer service to security equipped with walkie talkies and cell phones, but Google Glass has now become the next step in technology that is being carried around, or worn, by these employees. It won’t be long before staffers will be wearing these augmented reality glasses…

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Demographics behind mobile commerce are varied

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Research highlights the diversity within the mobile payments spends Mobile commerce demographics in the United Kingdom are quite diverse. According to research from EPiServer, those participating in mobile shopping and payments come from a varied group with equally varied walks of life. When it comes to new forms of commerce and technology, the common consensus is that adoption and participation is highest among younger consumers. That is not always the case, however, especially in the United Kingdom. Mobile commerce is most common among millennials than any other demographic According to…

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Mobile technology milestone achieved by Android

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The Google smartphone and tablet platform has now reached 1 billion active users. The recent Google I/O conference contained a massive number of exciting announcements to hit the mobile technology world, but among the largest was certainly the discovery that there are now more than 1 billion Android device users. This announcement took many aback, even amongst all of the new product and service unveilings. The Google I/O saw a number of new products and services being announced, which drew considerable attention to the company, which is clearly branching out…

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