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Android creator Andy Rubin leaves Google, switching robotics for startups

Mobile platform talent Andy Rubin leaves to focus on helping other technology startups

Android Market Share Tops Out While Google Reasserts Control

Google's dominance over the smartphone landscape appears to be topping out, but the company is gaining more control over the devices that run its software.

Strategy Analytics: Global Mobile Phone Shipments Reach 460 Million Units in Q3 2014

BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone shipments grew 8 percent annually to reach 460 million units in the third quarter of …

Android Creator Andy Rubin Exits the Googleplex

Andy Rubin, the creator of Google's ubiquitous Android mobile platform, has left Google, the company confirmed on Friday. "I want to wish Andy all the best with what's next," said Google CEO Larry Page. "With Android he created something truly remarkable — with a billion plus happy users. Thank you." Rubin reportedly is departing to start a tech incubator for hardware-focused startups.

Taco Bell Now Lets You Order Food From Your Phone

VideoYum! Brands-owned Taco Bell has updated its iPhone and Android mobile apps to support food customization, ordering and payment. Ordering through Taco Bell’s Android and iPhone apps allows you to skip the line when you arrive too. Taco Bell’s new mobile ordering app works for in-store and drive-thru purchases. Around 70% of [...]

Google on Android Lollipop security: Set it and forget it

Google's lead security engineer on Android thinks you shouldn't have to be a tech whiz to keep your phone secure.

OneClickRoots' Free Android App Makes For Easy Rooting

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Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year. The banks would be major competitors to handset makers Apple and Google because unlike others pushing mobile wallet technology, such as mobile phone carriers and retailers, they already have an intimate relationship with consumers and know their spending habits. “Banks all around the …

Apologetic Microsoft unleashes Xim globally for Android, Win Phone

Apparently caught off guard by strong demand for Xim, a mobile photo-sharing app from its Fuse Labs researchers, a regretful Microsoft has released it globally for Android and Windows Phone, while promising iOS support is due soon. “We are genuinely humbled by the great response we have received for Xim thus far and regret the frustration our delay of worldwide availability caused some of you …

Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin To Bid Google Good-Bye, James Kuffner To Lead Robotics Division

Andy Rubin, the co-founder and former leader of Google Inc’s Android mobile business and the current head of its robotics division, is set to leave the company, Google said Thursday, according to reports. Rubin will be replaced by James Kuffner, who is currently a research scientist at Google and a member of its robotics division .