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Report: Huawei developing its own mobile OS

Huawei is developing its own mobile operating system as a "contingency measure" in case Google gets too heavy-handed with its own Android platform, according to a new report from  The Information.

Developer creates iPhone case that lets users run Android

Mobile developer Nick Lee appears to have cracked the code for bringing Android to the Apple iPhone, and devs around the industry are intrigued.

Facebook launches support for SMS in Messenger for Android

Facebook launched support for SMS within Messenger for Android, enabling users to send and receive traditional text messages without switching out of the app.

AT&T launches Wi-Fi calling on the LG G4

AT&T today launched Wi-Fi calling on the LG G4, marking the first time its Android customers will be able to access the feature. The offering will be extended to other Android devices "soon," AT&T said.

Apple unveils 'differential privacy' as a weapon against Google's Android

Protecting its customers' privacy is clearly a matter of principle for Apple, but it's increasingly becoming a marketing strategy as well. And privacy has become a crucial battleground in its ongoing fight against Google for mobile users.

Tesco Mobile says new Xtras app from Unlockd will not affect emergency calls

Tesco Mobile launched a new service in the UK this week that promises to reduce users' mobile phone bills in exchange for viewing different types of content, promotional offers and advertisements when they first unlock their Android smartphones.

IDC downgrades smartphone forecast for 2016, sees further decline in tablets sales

Latest forecasts from IDC paint an increasingly gloomy picture for small- and large-screen mobile devices after the research company revised downwards its smartphone growth forecast for 2016 and predicted a second year of decline for tablets.

IDC: iPhone shipments to slide 2% this year as worldwide smartphone market slows to a crawl

IDC predicted worldwide smartphone shipments will grow at a sluggish 3.1 percent clip in 2016, revising a previous forecast that had pegged the market to grow at 5.7 percent this year.

Microsoft woos developers with Skype for Business App SDK Preview

Microsoft is enabling developers to integrate instant messaging, audio and video experiences into their custom iOS and Android applications. While its initial focus is to drive "remote advisor" solutions, the SDK could also be a draw to developing for the Office platform, and beyond.  

Google wins Java copyright case over Oracle on fair use grounds

A federal jury found that Google's use of Oracle's Java programming language in Android didn't violate copyright law, claiming the fair use doctrine enabled Google to build compatible software without obtaining a license. But the case is likely far from over.