News & Commentary

  • Does Google Really Make Nothing from Android?

    The question of what Google actually makes from the Android platform in terms of profit is an extremely thorny one. They may appear to be doing really well, but their foray into the mobile space is still in its infancy and Apple is a frightening competitor...
    By Simon Hill September 20, 2011 

  • Is Android Malware Really Worth Worrying About?

    There has been a fair bit of reporting recently on the rise in Android malware. Just how big is the threat of bogus apps, fake updates and premium SMS messages? Is it scaremongering or should you be worried?
    By Simon Hill August 25, 2011 

  • How Many Apps Do You Really Need? Are Most Android Apps Garbage?

    With over 250,000 apps available in the Android Market you should be spoilt for choice, but the truth is most Android apps are worthless. Think about it – how many apps do you actually use on a regular basis?
    By Simon Hill August 23, 2011 

  • Google Strikes Back with Acquisition of Motorola Mobility

    The acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google for a whopping $12.5 billion is making waves in the mobile world. This impacts on the patent war, the further development of Android, and on other Google Android partners in a big way.
    By Simon Hill August 17, 2011 

  • Why iPad Owners Love Android Phones

    A recent report on the tablet market came up with some interesting results and everyone picked up on the fact that Android smartphone owners chose the iPad over Android tablets. Another way to see it is that iPad owners don't all opt for the iPhone...
    By Wendy Finn July 21, 2011 

  • Is Android in Trouble as Microsoft and Apple Join Forces to Beat Google?

    The Nortel patent auction may not sound very interesting but it led to a $4.5 billion deal as Microsoft and Apple, amongst others, joined forces to give Google a black eye. Why should you care? Well it could have an impact on Android.
    By Simon Hill July 13, 2011 

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