Tag: Google

In the ongoing battle for the supremacy of the exploding smartphone and tablet device market Apple’s courtroom drama with Samsung over patent infringement has blown the landscape wide open. What has been advertised as a straight fight between Apple and Samsung is actually a little more complex than that. The role that Google’s Android mobile operating system […]

Yesterday Google took their turn in the latest round of the smart phone wars when it was announced that Google is to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. Motorola split their business sometime ago with Mobility being the development and manufacture of mobile phones arm. It seems that, for now at least, Google will continue to […]

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that will be appearing on the next generation of mobile handsets and available to the masses within the next year or two. What does it mean and what opportunities will it bring to the marketplace? The driving force behind NFC is to enable mobile payments. Instead of […]

In the world of the smart phone platforms there are currently two extremes of approach when it comes to Apps. At one end Apple with iOS and The App Store. At the other end you have Google with its Android system and the Android Market. The Apple ecosystem is a tightly controlled walled garden. They rigorously control […]