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Android devices fail more frequently than iOS counterparts in Q1 2016, study shows

Apple iOS devices performed more consistently than their Android counterparts during the first quarter of 2016, according to a study from Blancco Technology Group. 

Windows Store for Business creates new option for developers to promote and sell their apps

Developers now can provide paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business, the Microsoft web-based portal that " lets IT decision-makers, purchasers and administrators find, acquire, manage and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization's Windows 10 devices."

Verizon, Boost and Virgin continue to defer support for Apple's iOS Wi-Fi calling technologies

Verizon currently does not support Apple's Wi-Fi calling technology that allows users to make and receive Wi-Fi calls on other iCloud-connected devices like iPads and the Apple Watch. And Sprint's Boost and Virgin prepaid brands still don't support any of the Wi-Fi calling technology Apple introduced two years ago through its iOS 8 operating system.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 one of the 'most heavily promoted phones ever,' to be No. 1 U.S. phone in Q2

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge claimed 5.8 percent of U.S. smartphone sales in the first quarter despite not being released until March 11, according to fresh data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Samsung hopes to breathe new life into Tizen with a major new upgrade

Samsung hopes to breathe new life into its languishing Tizen OS with a major new upgrade, PCWorld reported.

Apple's Swift might become a major asset for Android developers

It's no secret that Swift has quickly gained traction as an effective programming language for Apple's operating systems, and now that it is open source speculation has grown that Google may use it as a primary language for Android. While that may seem counterintuitive, Swift boasts an impressive developer community, and Swift for Android could help developers keep their costs down if versions for Android and iOS evolve hand-in-hand.

The case for Apple's Swift becoming a 'first-class' language for Google's Android

The Swift programming language serves as a powerful tool for Apple iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS developers. But in the future, Swift may transform the way Android developers build apps, too.

Facebook F8 conference's key developer tools may reshape social media app landscape

What should developers expect from Facebook over the next decade? Here are three key takeaways from the F8 conference, a gathering that highlighted the social media site's 10-year history and announced new technologies that may reshape the development landscape.

Mobile gaming grabs 40 percent of consumers' game spending, topping all other platforms

Mobile gaming surpassed both home game consoles and combined PC and Mac gaming with the highest consumer spend among gaming platforms in 2014, and in 2015, the segment widened that lead another 5 percent, according to a study from app analytics provider App Annie and market research firm International Data Corp.

Kantar: Android market share continues to rise in Europe's big 5 markets

Latest research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech on smartphone operating systems reveals that Android continues to make year-on-year gains in Great Britain (which excludes Northern Ireland), Germany, France, Italy and Spain.