George Dolgikh / Shutterstock.com Several news outlets are reporting (from an original report in the Wall Street Journal ) that Google is currently implementing plans to combine two operating systems it now administers, Chrome OS (which runs on Chromebooks ) and Android (which runs on millions and...
2014 saw a 65% increase in advertising for mobile, growing it into a $31.9 billion industry. This is according to a new report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), which measured global spending on mobile advertising.
Recently shaken by a security scandal involving mobile devices that could be hacked by a malicious text message without owners being aware of it, Google has promised to make efforts to regularly update the security systems of its Android operating system. While this is a step in the right direction, actually improving Android security is a complicated endeavor.
Like the recent iPhone-frozen-by-text issue that was recently in the news, Android phones are now under threat from hackers, but this time around it could be much worse than a simple frozen phone. As has been reported by several news outlets, a new vulnerability has been discovered that could harm up to 95% of Android phones, and doesn't even require the phone's user to do something foolish like open an untrustworthy attachment.
The applications for smartphones within physical retail environments already extend beyond in-store product or pricing comparisons by consumers. Moreover, the future use-cases that are likely to emerge in the coming year will expand across a variety of retail sectors.
Let’s face it: you can’t ignore mobile devices any more. According to research from eDigitalResearch and IMRG in April 2013, 39% of smartphone owners have already used their mobile device to make a purchase and 10% of all ecommerce website visits come from mobile.