Facebook's Messenger app has reached over 1 billion downloads on the Android Google Play store. This puts it in the three comma club with a very exclusive group of successful apps from Facebook and Google.
Asus may make the majority of its money from computer hardware, but the company's smartphone business turned in a profit back in May. The company expects shipments to increase, thanks in part to product launches in the near future.
Tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, and IBM write a formal letter to President Obama urging him to respect consumers' rights to encrypt their data. The government contends that encryption impedes investigations.
Thanks to over-the-top (OTT) apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, messaging traffic will more than double by 2019. That's the good news. The bad news is that overall revenue will drop by $600 million.
The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will be released at the end of June in the UK, where it's packaged with an external keyboard for £500, or $765. This is just in time to meet Sony's own release estimate made back in March.
Google's tardiness with Android Pay means no transaction fees because of a new standardized security system adopted by credit card issuers. A huge advantage for Apple, but Android Pay is likely to be favored by major banks.
HTC has sent out a statement saying it's expected revenue is going to be lower than previously stated, due to demand for its high-end phones not matching up with forecasts. However, it has outlined plans to reverse its fortunes.
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Android remains the top smartphone platform in the U.S. and Europe, but Google’s mobile operating system lost ground in recent months, particularly in Europe. Hope for Android’s recovery may rest in Samsung’s hands.