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Spotlight: Oracle scores temporary victory in API dispute with Google

Oracle has won a victory, albeit temporary, with the Supreme Court over an API dispute it's been having with Google. Oracle believes it owns copyright over Java-based APIs and is currently suing...

Tablet market sees largest quarterly drop ever, says ABI

Tablets shipments declined by the largest amount since the category's inception in 2009, according to ABI Research. Shipments of branded tablets declined by 35 percent quarter-over-quarter and 16 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of this year.

Intel provides free Android app to remotely control PC with smartphone or tablet

Android users can now use their mobile devices to control their PCs with a free application from Intel.

Spotlight: Google launches Android-bug bounty program

Google is launching a bug bounty program for its Android mobile platform.

Engine company Cummins announces Android version of products app

Engine and equipment manufacturer Cummins announced the release of an Android version of its QuickServe Online, or QSOL, products app that enables users the ability to view the company's part options, access a parts catalog, look up engine dataplate information and run a part fault code analyzer.

Google Cloud Messaging to embrace iOS

At Google I/O in San Francisco, Google Cloud Messaging got an update that includes push notification support for iOS, as well as the ability for developers to set up "topics" inside their applications.

Spotlight: SwiftKey publishes Android keyboard app on Google Play

Third-party keyboard app SwiftKey on Thursday made its SwiftKey for Android available on Google Play.

Microsoft adds LG, Sony to list of Android tablet makers pre-installing Office, Skype

On Monday, Microsoft announced that it signed up 20 more manufacturers to its program to pre-stall Office, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on Android tablets, including big names LG and Sony.

Cortana to go head-to-head with Siri, Google Now

Microsoft is pitting its virtual assistant, Cortana, directly against Siri and Google Now with new apps for iPhone and Android. The new capabilities may prove useful for the many mobile workers who use Windows computers but carry iPhones or Android devices. 

Google removes Android's stock email app, unifies behind Gmail

Google has killed its baked-in email app in Lollipop, the latest iteration of the Android OS, which could upset enterprise users. The stock Android email app filled a niche for many professionals who used it for their work accounts, while using Gmail for personal accounts.