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Kantar: Samsung's Galaxy S6 helps cut into Apple's share of U.S. smartphone market

Thanks in large part to the introduction of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S6 smartphone, Google's Android platform saw its market share in the U.S. inch up at the expense of Apple's iOS, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Strategy Analytics: iOS, Android to power 96% of smartphones in 2015

According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales will grow more than 8 percent next year. And iOS and Android will power the vast majority of those phones.

Report: Android devs update apps nearly twice as often as iOS devs

Android developers send updates nearly twice as often as their iOS counterparts, but it's iPhone users who may be more receptive, based on a recent study from a group of Italian academics.

BlackBerry's Chen doesn't entirely close door on Android device

BlackBerry CEO John Chen declined to comment on a recent Reuters report that the company is thinking of using Google's Android software in an upcoming smartphone for the first time, but he did not entirely foreclose the prospect of doing so in the future.

What Android Studio 1.3 means for app developers

Google's recent I/O 2015 conference will be remembered for many things--Android M's debut, the Brillo project for the Internet of Things--but app developers will likely look back on it as the moment Android Studio came of age.

Analysts: BlackBerry's push into software isn't picking up steam yet

BlackBerry is likely going to report less software revenue when it posts earnings on June 23 than Wall Street is expecting, and financial analysts and the wider market should lower their expectations for how quickly the company can increase software sales, according to a report from analysts at Wells Fargo.

Report: BlackBerry may use Android in upcoming smartphone

BlackBerry is thinking of using Google's Android software in an upcoming smartphone for the first time, according to a  Reuters  report.

Broadcast streaming tech provider TabletTV launches Android app

After launching its service on iPads in December, broadcast streamer Motive TV has announced a new Android app designed to work with Samsung tablets.

Counterpoint Research: Samsung's Galaxy S6 models beat S5, but lagged iPhone 6 in April

Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphones are outselling the company's previous Galaxy S5 flagship despite being available in fewer countries and receiving a lower marketing budget, a research director at Counterpoint Research said.

Fiksu: Ad cost per install for Android apps up 59% since last year

The cost per install directly attributed to advertising for Android apps is up 59 percent since this time last year, just a little higher than iOS, though Apple's platform has been significantly less expensive in the last two months, according to Fiksu.