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Android

Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. Google Inc. purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005. Android's mobile operating system is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android's development and release. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android. The Android operating system is the world's best-selling Smartphone platform.

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An illustration picture shows application icons on an Apple Ipad tablet held by a woman in Bordeaux, Southwestern France
Australia's Tech Sector Outperforms US and UK with App Development Generating Billions

By IBTimes AU

Australia's technology sector has outperformed the United States and the UK. (9:09 pm)

MORE TOPICS: APPLE INC., AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, SMARTPHONE

LG Android 4.4.2 KitKat: G2, G3, G Pad 8.3, G Flex, Optimus G Pro and Optimus G

By IBTimes AU

LG rolls out the official Android 4.4 KitKat update among several devices. (6:02 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HP, FACEBOOK, SMARTPHONE

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Apple iPhone 6 Release Date Update: 6 Most Wanted Feature Upgrades for Next iPhone

By IBTimes AU

Apple is rumoured anew to likely delay its iPhone 6 release date plans, opting for a grand rollout on October 14 2014 or short of a month after the device is reportedly unveiled on September 16. (5:37 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, IPHONE, MANAGEMENT, SMARTPHONE

HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone during a launch event in New York March 25, 2014.
HTC One M8 Windows Phone to Launch for Verizon; Release Date, Price, Five Fresh Features to Anticipate for New Smartphone

By IBTimes AU

It seems that Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC Corporation is finally ready to reveal a Windows version of its flagship phone, HTC One M8. Words have spread over the Internet that the HTC One M8 Windows phone may be launched for Verizon with the moniker HTC One W8. (4:35 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, AUSTRALIA, SONY, HTC, SMARTPHONE

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures as he speaks at the company's  "build" conference in San Francisco in this file photo taken April 2, 2014.
Nokia Superman Geared for Selfies, Five Fresh Features to Anticipate for Windows Smartphone [Watch Videos]

By IBTimes AU

American multinational company Microsoft is rumoured to be engineering another mid-range flagship phone called Nokia Superman. With the beefed up front-facing camera specs, the gadget is reportedly geared for smartphone users who are fond of taking selfies. (4:27 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, SONY, SMARTPHONE

A Canadian flag waves in front of a Blackberry logo at the Blackberry campus in Waterloo, September 23, 2013.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch
BlackBerry Launches Guardian Program for Added App Security, Acquires Voice Encryption Service Provider Secusmart

By IBTimes AU

BlackBerry has launched its BlackBerry Guardian program that allows for an added layer of security that covers for app downloads from even external app stores. Interestingly, this comes at a time when a critical app vulnerability has been discovered with Android Apps. (2:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BLACKBERRY

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Galaxy Note 4 Release Date Ahead of iPhone 6 Sept 2014 Debut; Specced-Up but Remains Plastic-Wrapped – Reports

By IBTimes AU

Samsung has reportedly set the Galaxy Note 4 release date in mid-September 2014, supposedly a few days after the device’s September 3 unveiling via the Berlin IFA trade show, said a new report. (1:33 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 LTE Rolls Out with 7 Bug Fixes; Lenovo Announced Android KitKat for 6 Smartphones

By IBTimes AU

Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolls out to LG G Pad 8.3 LTE slate from Verizon Wireless while Lenovo confirms Android KitKat firmware update to six mid-range smartphones via announcement. (1:16 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HP, INDIA

HTC Desire 516 vs. Motorola Moto G Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

By IBTimes AU

The newly launched HTC Desire 516 is in the same price range as the Motorola Moto G in Australia. Here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices for readers who are considering buying either of the two devices. (1:11 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, AUSTRALIA, HTC

Three models of China's Xiaomi Mi phones are pictured during their launch in New Delhi
Xiaomi Suspected to Leak Data to Chinese Servers, Points to Growing Instances of International Spying Using Gadgets and Software

By IBTimes AU

In the latest in the growing instance of international spying using devices and software, Chinese company Xiaomi's RedMi Note is suspected to transmit personal data including SMS messages and photos to servers located in mainland China. (12:37 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MICROSOFT, IPHONE, RUSSIA, SMARTPHONE