The European Commission sent a preliminary antitrust complaint to Google's Motorola Mobility, alleging that the company is abusing its dominant position by seeking an injunction against Apple in Germany for infringing on its wireless standards patents.
Amazon is extending its Appstore for Android to China, becoming the first Western company to offer premium-priced Android applications to consumers in the world's largest smartphone market. Rival Google Play's Chinese efforts remain limited to free Android apps.
More devices now run Android Jelly Bean 4.1.x and 4.2.x than the previous Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.x, Google reports.
Online video companies are in New York this week trying to convince marketers to spend more of their ad budgets with them. It's the second year of the Interactive Advertising Bureau's Digital NewFronts--online video's answer to the upfront ad buying season that occurs every spring in Manhattan.
Google's $12.4 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility was premised, in part, on giving Android licensees protection from patent litigation via the shield of Motorola's more than 17,000 patents--but so far that has not worked out that well for Google or its licensees.
Google is expanding its Now personal assistant service to rival Apple's iOS mobile operating system, where it will compete head to head with Apple's own Siri voice assistant technology.
While most onlookers expect Google will introduce the next version of its Android mobile operating system during its annual I/O developer conference, new evidence suggests the company will not unveil the much-rumored Android 5.0, a.k.a. Key Lime Pie, but will instead roll out Android 4.3, nicknamed Jelly Bean like its immediate predecessors.
Microsoft's Windows Phone fueled 5.6 percent of smartphones sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013, up from 3.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, narrowing the gap on Google's Android and Apple's iOS, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Charlie Ergen's Dish Network could use some financial help in its attempt to take over Sprint Nextel, and BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk is suggesting two white knights that could come to Dish's aid: Apple and Google.
Google has revised its Android developer terms and conditions to close a loophole that allowed Facebook to upgrade its social networking app without leveraging the Google Play storefront's update mechanisms.