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Docker and Containers: An Ecosystem in Motion

The community around Docker and containers is drawing interest from large enterprise and service provider end users, as well as involvement from dozens of vendors, including those pursuing various container alternatives. 451 Research has published some new research and analysis on this nascent open ...

Android Sets iPhone Cloning Factory in Motion

Chinese company Wico has cloned the yet-to-be-released iPhone 6, if a pair of videos can be believed. "The similarities are eerily close," said Ramon Llamas, a research manager at IDC, to the extent that the casual observer "may just simply accept this as an iPhone." There are slight differences on ...

Virtual World Research, Part 2: Reality in a Can

Universities and government agencies, even a few private corporations, are going all "mad scientist" on us in the realm of virtual worlds. But why are they experimenting there and why are so many drawn to virtual worlds like a dying man to a priest? "As a new part of the real world, virtual worlds a...

Google Puts Gears in Motion

Google has announced that it's taking Google Gears to the road, a move the company said is intended to make sense out of the dense and complex process of developing for the mobile Web. Google Gears, previously only available for desktops, is software that enables device users to access online servic...

How Badly Is Android Rattling RIM?

A flap has arisen between ITG Investment Research and market intelligence blog Asymco over data regarding Verizon, Android and Research In Motion sales figures. Android's strong showing is killing off the RIM BlackBerry, according to an Asymco analysis, based on a report from ITG Investment Research...

Can Android Grow From Micro-Machine to Iron Giant?

Worldwide sales of Android-based smartphones are expected to grow 900 percent by year's end, according to a report from research firm Strategy Analytics. Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone should continue to see strong sales but remain the second fastest-growing handheld platform. Research In Motion's Blac...

Qualcomm Supports Linux on Next-Gen Mobile Phone Chips

Qualcomm plans to support Linux in its next-generation mobile phone chips in a move that will allow handset manufacturers to design new high-end 3G devices using the open-source platform and the CDMA digital wireless technology it created. A Gartner report issued this week said a demand for devices ...

Is Fragmentation Breaking the Android Dev’s Will?

Developers are losing interest in creating apps for Android because of the continued fragmentation of the operating system, according to a survey conducted jointly by Appcelerator and IDC between January and February. Its results show that interest in Android phone app development fell by nearly fiv...

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Keeping Android on Enterprise IT’s Short Leash

The proliferation of smartphones has created headaches for security-minded IT departments everywhere, but a Motorola subsidiary aims to give system administrators more peace of mind with a solution for managing Android phones in business environments. Three Laws Mobility, purchased by Motorola eight...

Enterprise Security System Puts Android Under Lock and Key

The proliferation of smartphones has created headaches for security-minded IT departments everywhere, but a Motorola subsidiary aims to give system administrators more peace of mind with a solution for managing Android phones in business environments. Three Laws Mobility, purchased by Motorola eight...

Google and Moto: The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios

Google's recent plan to buy Motorola Mobility has the potential for reshaping the entire Android landscape. If it wins regulatory approval for the purchase, Google may only have a short time span to connect its marketing strategy. When and if this happens, it could further fracture the open source A...

Are Android Tablets Stumbling Out of the Gate?

Based on initial sales reports and some tablet market flip flops, the few Android tablets that have hit the shelves so far seem to have crashed and burned. Early sales figures indicate that no Android tab is coming close to being the much-awaited Apple iPad alternative. But will time heal all? Does ...

The Tablet OS Wars: There Will Be Blood

In terms of tablet market share, Android tablets will be running a close second to the iPad within two years, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. While the iPad will have 44 percent of the market, Android tablets will have 39 percent, Munster reportedly predicted. More Android tablets w...

What Makes Android Tick

To the average user, Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platforms are two variations of the same thing -- they're just software that runs smartphones. Both offer touchscreen capabilities, and both offer third-party applications that enhance the experience. The differences, however, are significant,...

AT&T Makes Room for Android Backflip

With its $99 price, the new Android-based Motorola Backflip clearly stands apart from Apple's iPhone on more than just appearance. Both are smartphones, to be sure, and both are offered through AT&T. They also provide many of the same features and functionality. However, in addition to their differe...

Will Android Look Good in a 3-Piece Suit?

Google apparently wants its Android mobile device platform to compete in the enterprise arena. Future versions of the open source operating system will include more support for business users, suggested Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google. Android currently does not support many ente...

ANALYSIS

Openness, Linux and Mobile Innovation

As the most dynamic and commercial industry on Earth -- which has grown its annual revenues from zero to $1 trillion in less than 25 years and today manages 4 billion consumer relationships -- mobile has propelled itself forward with a highly discriminating attitude toward openness within device tec...

HTC Promises at Least 3 More Android Phones in ’09

HTC was the first mobile device maker to introduce a smartphone for the Android platform. Now it might be the second, third and fourth as well. Peter Chou, CEO of the Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC, told the Wall Street Journal that it will bring out at least three new Google Android smartphones...

TECHNOLOGY LAW CORNER

The Rocky Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds, Part 2: Patents

A patent represents a grant from the United States government to an individual for the exclusive right to make, use, import, sell, and offer to sell an invention. In order to obtain a patent, an inventor must prove that the invention is new, useful, and not merely an obvious improvement over what wa...

Can Android Blow Wireless Industry Wide Open?

A research report is throwing more fuel on the prerelease fire surrounding T-Mobile's G1 phone using Google's Android open source operating system. "Success for Android has Little to Do with User Acceptance," claims the ABI Research headline, and director Kevin Burden writes that Android can help se...

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