Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Following news last week that Android devices track and store your location, two women are suing Google for $50 million and trying to force Google to stop selling devices with the tracking software. The class action lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan….

The owners of South Korea’s largest search engines have filed complaints against Google with the country’s Fair Trade Commission, alleging that local phone carriers and manufacturers were banned from embedding their search applications on mobile devices running on Google’s Android operating system….

Mastercard and Citigroup are teaming with Google to further Google’s mobile payment ambitions using near-field communication technology on Android phones. With the deal, Google is looking to boost its local advertising business and “offer retailers more data about their customers and help them target ads and discount offers to mobile-device users near their stores,” according to a Wall Street Journal report….

Google yesterday acquired German software company Zynamics, a company that specializes in reverse-engineering and analysis tools. Seems like the acquisition came just in time, because only a few hours later, 21 free apps were pulled from the Android Marketplace due to malware….

Android smart phone owners have been waiting for the Gingerbread, the latest operating system upgrade. Android 2.3 is deploying now and gives users new interface features and better application and power management features. What it won’t have is the ability to load contact information for Facebook friends….

A Google music service has been rumored and reported on for a while now. Those speculations have been surfacing more and more in recent weeks….

Android advertising revenue could potentially generate $1 billion for Google next year. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says Android generated $5.90 per user in mobile advertising in 2010, and that number is expected to jump to $9.85 in 2012, aided in part by in-app advertising from the Android Market app store….

Google’s Android is now the top smartphone platform in the world. Meanwhile, Android has seriously cut into Apple’s domination of the tablet computer market….

Sony has announced plans to bring classic PlayStation 1 games to Android phones and tablets before the end of 2011. Users will be able to download the classic games via a new PlayStation Store, which is part of Sony’s PlayStation Suite mobile gaming platform….

The iPhone 4 is coming to Verizon. So Google’s Android operating system is totally doomed now, right? That’s what some experts seem to think….