Android is unsurprisingly the most popular mobile operating system in the world, as it’s available on a huge variety of devices. However, data from StockApps shows that iOS has been taking Android’s market share in recent years – although Google’s platform still dominates the market.
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Android Stories April 20
Some of Apple’s services are available on other platforms such as Windows and Android, but usually the company keeps some features restricted to its own devices. However, when it comes to Apple Music, it’s quite the opposite. The Android version seems to have more features than on iOS. Why doesn’t Apple Music on iOS have crossfade, but the Android app does?
Android Stories April 13
Here’s Google’s new ‘Switch to Android’ app for iPhones [Update: Rolling out]
Google is preparing to launch a brand new way to move from Apple’s iPhones to an Android device. Here’s your first look at Google’s “Switch to Android” app running on an iPhone.
Update: Google has said that they are beginning to make Switch to Android publicly available.
Android Stories March 16
Official ‘Switch to Android’ iOS app may import your iCloud data to Google Photos
Google’s upcoming “Switch to Android” app for iOS may be able to import data from your iCloud directly into Google Photos.
Android Stories March 10
Messages will send videos as Google Photos links for the benefit of RCS-less iPhones, rolling out iMessage reactions
In recent weeks, Google has been testing and slowly rolling out a number of new features for Messages on Android. The company announced today that iMessage reactions, Google Photos integration, and several other capabilities will soon widely launch.
Android Stories February 16
Google has announced plans for blocking cross-app tracking on Android phones, following Apple’s lead on iPhones, claims a new report today.
However, there are a number of problems with the report, suggesting it may be a case of ‘The headline giveth, and the small print taketh away’ …
Android Stories January 24
iPhone trade-in values have always been higher than those for Android phones, and last year was no exception. Only one Android smartphone made the top five, and the worst-performing phones lost more than 80% of their value in a single year.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max held its value best, with owners able to recoup more than two-thirds of the price they paid a year later…
Android Stories January 13
GeForce Now brings Fortnite back to Android and iPhone with new touch controls
Fortnite is still a massive hit, but Epic Games’ war on app stores has left the popular game absent from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for a long time, with no signs of returning. Today, Nvidia and Epic Games have announced that touch controls are coming to Fortnite on GeForce Now.
Android Stories January 8
Google exec gives harshest rebuke yet of iMessage lock-in effect in push for RCS on iOS
Hiroshi Lockheimer oversees all of Google’s operating systems as Senior Vice President of Platforms and Ecosystems. In recent years, he has been very critical of Apple not supporting the RCS standard to make iOS messaging more interoperable with Android, and the latest salvo on iMessage is the harshest yet.
Android Stories November 29, 2021
Rocket League ‘Sideswipe’ is now available on Android and iOS worldwide
After launching a beta test in recent weeks, Epic Games and Psyonix are now launching the mobile version of Rocket League, “Sideswipe,” on Android and iOS devices across the globe.
Android Stories October 21, 2021
Google dropping Play Store subscription fee from 30% to 15% on day one for all Android devs
Back in March, Google Play announced that it was cutting commission fees to 15% on the first $1 million in revenue from paid apps and in-app purchases (IAPs) for all Android developers. Google announced today that next year, the Play Store will only take a 15% cut on all subscriptions from day one.
Android Stories August 31, 2021
A survey of Android owners suggests they are less likely to switch to an iPhone this year than they were at the same time last year.
The lack of a fingerprint reader and the CSAM scanning controversy appear to be the two biggest factors in explaining the fall in interest …
Android Stories July 26, 2021
Android’s ‘Data Restore Tool’ readies transferring WhatsApp chats from iOS
Google’s Data Transfer Tool, the standard tool for copying files from one Android to another or from iOS to Android, is preparing to offer a way to copy your WhatsApp chats from your iPhone.
Android Stories July 12, 2021
Lots of folks like to think of the Mac as just another product in Apple’s precious walled garden, but many don’t know that you can actually run virtually any operating system on a Mac with a little bit of work. It’s fairly easy to get the three biggest platforms that aren’t made by Apple up and running on a Mac, even at the same time. Here’s how to do it.
Android Stories May 18, 2021
Google I/O 2021 Keynote Live Blog + News Hub: Assistant, Android 12, and more
Well, we missed out on Google I/O 2020, but now it’s finally time for Google I/O 2021. While not in person, the annual developer festival in Mountain View, California has returned. The Google I/O 2021 Keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last few weeks, some hot takes, and all the latest news about Assistant, Android 12, and ‘Material NEXT’, among many other things.
Android Stories April 8, 2021
Samsung is increasing its efforts to win over iPhone customers. The smartphone maker has launched a new website called “iTest,” and it allows iPhone users to “get a little taste of Samsung” through a web application that simulates the Android experience.
Android Stories March 30, 2021
Tech companies have been talking more about privacy in recent years, and Apple proudly says that it protects user data more than anyone else. This week, new research by Douglas Leith from Trinity College showed that Google collects up to 20 times more data from Android users compared to the data Apple collects from iOS users.
Android Stories March 24, 2021
Rocket League ‘Sideswipe’ is coming to Android and iPhone later this year [Video]
One of the most popular games in the world has been Psyonix’s Rocket League, and under the umbrella of Epic Games, the game is expanding to new platforms. Later this year, “Rocket League Sideswipe” will arrive on Android and iOS devices.
Android Stories March 9, 2021
When you set up a new iPhone, you’re likely going to use the Apple Music app, especially since you get a three-month free trial. But when you buy an Android phone, is Apple Music the first music-streaming service you think about? Probably not. If you’re wondering how the Apple Music experience is on the Samsung Galaxy S21+, here it is.
Android Stories January 14, 2021
A security researcher at Johns Hopkins University who led an examination into the robustness of smartphone encryption systems says he was shocked by the Android and iOS vulnerabilities they discovered.
He said that iOS in particular has extremely secure encryption capabilities, but these are not in use much of the time …
Android Stories October 28, 2020
Redesigned PlayStation iOS and Android app lands with voice chat, PS5 features, more
Sony is out with an all-new PlayStation app for both iOS and Android today aiming to “amplify your connections with friends and the games you love to play even when you’re away from your console.” The new app includes a total redesign, voice chat, PS Store integration, and exclusive PS5 features.
Android Stories April 10, 2020
CIRP is out with a new analyst report today looking at US smartphone activations in the March quarter and whether consumers went with iOS or Android. On the bright side for Apple, iOS adoption for new activations was the highest its been since 2016. However, customer loyalty is very high for both Android and iOS, so there aren’t many switchers to pitch to…
Android Stories February 4, 2020
PSA: iCloud․com accessible from iOS and Android with support for Photos, Notes, Reminders, more
If you haven’t tried in a while, support for iCloud.com when using a mobile browser like Safari or Chrome on an iPhone, iPad, and Android has improved. Functionality differs a bit between iPhone/Android and iPad but there is access to Photos, Notes, Reminders, Find iPhone, iCloud Drive, Contacts, Mail, and more.
Android Stories November 7, 2019
Text messages delayed from Valentine’s Day cause confusion and heartache for iPhone and Android users [U]
A curious situation is unfolding across the major US carriers where both iPhone and Android users are just now receiving text messages that were sent around Valentine’s Day back in February. The mysterious delayed messages are causing confusion and opening up old wounds for some.