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Samsung targets Android enterprise integration with Knox

Android was designed with open-source, open-market viability in mind – so it was, by design, low in “private sandbox” security features. This is something that makes the platform a very risky one for those in enterprise security. Enclosed architectures like BlackBerry OS and iOS have legitimate advantages here in one sense, but Samsung is belatedly trying to join the party with its KNOX B2B (business-to-business) apps.

Jolla smartphone to launch in Finland on November 27

Smartphone users in Finland will soon have a new device to choose from once Jolla, a company born from Nokia's abandoned projects and employees, releases its first smartphone in two weeks' time. While the device runs its own mobile platform, called Sailfish OS, it might be interesting even to Android users on both a hardware and software perspective.

Android is a developers mess according to survey

According to a recent survey of 250 working Android app developers, the Google OS may be more of a bag of hurt than Google wants developers to believe. The survey, conducted by Baird's William Powers, found that 71% of respondents write apps for Android, while 62% wrote for iOS. The survey also found that device fragmentation on the Android platform is the must frustrating element of writing Apps for Android and represents a HUGE problem. But is that the only issue facing Android developers? Not by a long shot ...

BlackBerry Playbook will support Android apps with “app player” [New]

This has just been confirmed. Today RIM announced that they WILL indeed be supporting Android Apps with an optional app player that will be available for download on the Playbook release day. This is big news. According to RIM the Playbook will support both Blackberry Java as well as all the Android apps. This includes native C/C++ development support, HTML5, Flash and AIR support. Also take note that RIM's press release only mentions Android 2.3 apps, so we aren't sure if Android 3.0 Honeycomb apps will work, or will need an update first.

BlackBerry PlayBook and Handsets to Run Android Apps?

It appears that the Boy Genius Report has received several words from several sources on the following bit of news: RIM may very well be seriously considering a feature that would let BlackBerry users run Android apps on their BlackBerry devices. This is big news, especially since PlayBook is set to be a big contender in the oncoming tablet wars, with Android/BlackBerry compatibility, its power to hold the eyes of consumers may have just doubled. Research in Motion (RIM) appears to have been trying to find the road that it'd like to walk down as far as how the Java environment it's got working now will work in its upcoming QNX tablet and handsets. RIM has stated publicly that it is looking to get a Java virtual machine running on PlayBook, but they've not yet appeared to have decided what Java VM they'll end up using.

Android OS Outgrows Competitors 2 to 1 Through 2011 Says Canalys

Research firm Canalys has released a press release predicting "Android will grow more than twice the rate of major competitors in 2011." Powerhouse! Canalys notes that Android already claimed a 25% share in the worldwide smart phone market, they with 20 million shipments of the Google-based smartphones worldwide. Casting poisonous words like "fragmentation" aside, Android shipments grew more than 1,000% during the first three quarters of 2010 over the same three quarters in 2009. That seems like a lot to me, does it seem like a lot to you? When you call Android "fragmented," Android gets ANGRY - you should make Android ANGRY!
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