Hewlett-Packard this week took the wraps off a new laptop-tablet hybrid that runs on the Android operating system. The SlateBook X2 is priced at $479.99, and comes with both the tablet and keyboard dock portion in the same package. It is not possible to buy the tablet as a stand-alone item.
While 61 percent of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have implemented a BYOD policy, only 37 percent are managing or plan to manage those devices usin a mobile device management (MDM) product, according to a survey of 991 SMB IT professionals conducted by Spiceworks and sponsored by MDM firm Fiberlink.
Reflecting BlackBerry's continuing slide in the consumer market, Windows Phone as surpassed the iconic brand as the number three smartphone for the first time, according to the latest IDC stats.
Samsung extended its lead in worldwide mobile phone sales to a 23.6 percent market share, buoyed by a 13 percent year-over year sales increase in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from Gartner
Nuance's OmniPage Ultimate provides lightweight scanning, document conversion and mobile and cloud features.
Apple is arguing that Android "provides much of the accused functionality" in the Samsung smartphones involved in its most recent patent infringement lawsuit, filed last year in a United States district court in northern California.
Acer has decided not to offer a tablet running the current version of Windows RT, Jim Wong, Acer's president, told InfoWorld in an interview on Friday.
Samsung is delaying the release of its KNOX enterprise security platform until the summer, according to a report by the New York Times citing sources familiar with the company's plans.
Apple maintained its lead in global branded tablet shipments, which grew 117 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013 and reached 40.6 million units, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.
Much has been written about the fragmentation of the Android operating system and the resulting vulnerability of Android smartphones, particularly compared to iPhones. When Google releases a security update, the code generally is modified by Android device manufacturers, then sent on to carriers, and finally made available to users. Or not.