The latest news about Android powered mobile phones.

3% of Android devices taste 5.0 Lollipop

The latest flavor of Google's mobile OS doubles its share of Android devices from a month ago.



Android users, beware of malware sending fake Amazon texts

A malware attack targeting Android devices has begun spreading worldwide, offering fake Amazon gift certificates in an effort to weasel its way onto victims’ phones and tablets.



Another reason Android fans will love having Google as their wireless carrier

Anyone who has bought a non-Nexus Android phone through their wireless carrier has probably encountered a significant bloatware problem. It’s particularly bad when you buy a device through your carrier because it means that your device will come with potentially unwanted software from both your OEM and your wireless company, a one-two punch that will hurt your phone’s battery life and …



OP brings easy contactless payment to the Pivo mobile wallet

OP`s customers will be able to pay for their purchases by mobile phone during the spring. In practice, the payment is done by showing Pivo at the point of sale and moving the phone close to the payment …



Report: Android OS coming to virtual reality headsets

Google has reportedly hired a team to build a version of the Android operating system for virtual reality headsets, the Wall Street Journal reports. Vice president of product management Clay Bavor and …



Q&A on Samsung's new mobile pay

Last northern autumn, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones – at least the ones it makes. Samsung's payment service won't come until this northern summer, and will launch only in the US and South Korea at first. Here's what's known about Samsung Pay and how it compares with Apple Pay and Google's own efforts …



Against the odds, Canonical and Jolla trot out iOS, Android alternatives

Four smartphone OSes that hope to find room next to Android and iOS were on display at Mobile World Congress, but the most exciting were Ubuntu Phone and Sailfish OS. Apple and Google have further tightened their grip on the smartphone OS market; they had a market share of 96.1 percent last year, up from 94 percent in 2013, according to Gartner. However, that hasn’t deterred Mozilla, Samsung …



Signal app encrypts iOS users' text messages — to Android devices too

Updated iOS app lets you send secure group, text, picture and video messages to other Apple mobile devices, and to Android users who have the TextSecure app.



Google in talks on phone network in US: executive

Google does not have its own mobile phone services but its Android operating system can be used on more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones



Lynden introduces new mobile phone app

SEATTLE, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lynden is offering customers the latest in convenience and technology with an enhanced version of its free mobile phone app. "We know our customers are busy and most depend on their smartphones on a regular basis," says David Rosenzweig, Lynden's Vice President of Marketing and Media.