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Android Wear can now work with selected iOS devices

We’ve heard murmurings about this possibility a few months back, but now it’s official: your iOs devices will now be able to sync with Android Wear devices. This is quite a big step for the extremely competitive rivalry between Apple and Android, and it may even signal the start of cross-platform apps and features in the future. But for now, Android Wear users who have iPhones will be able to enjoy it, as well as Apple users who have or are planning to get an Android Wear smartwatch rather than the Apple Watch.

Cyanogen claims to have ‘more users than Windows Mobile and Blackberry combined’

If you ask anyone on the street about the top two mobile operating systems in the world, anybody who has an idea about smartphones will probably tell you correctly, Android and iOS. Ask them who’s on third spot, and the answer might not come as easy. Fact is, that spot is somehow one of the most coveted positions in the tech industry these days, and Cyanogen is claiming that they got it.

Apple fans fooled by Dutch humorists into thinking Android is iOS 9 

Apple fanboys have often been accused of worshipping anything that comes from the brand, even though the rest of the world is saying it sucks or it’s nothing special anymore (I guess that’s why they call them fanboys). Some Dutch humor artists decided to test this out, pretending to show them the new iOS9, which is in fact just an Android OS loaded onto an iPhone, Predictably, the results were hilarious. Well, it would be funny if you were an Android fan or even user, not so much if you were one of said fanboys.

Apple now allows Android migration to iPhone

After announcing that Apple Music will be available on Android devices, Apple has showcased the first Android-related iOS app. This one will arrive together with the upcoming iOS 9 that will easily allow Android Migration. With the Move to iOS application, one can now switch from Android to iOS easily.

Developer close to porting Android Wear for iOS

If Google won't get to it faster, a developer might beat them to having Android Wear smartwatches working with iPhones. While of course this is not an official port, if you're that eager to connect your iPhone with your smartwatch that is not an Apple Watch or a Pebble, then this may be the only way to do so. Android developer MohammadAG shared in a Reddit discussion that he is this close to having his app approved in the App Store.

Google thinking about better privacy for Android

With growing pressure from Apple and their iOS devices, Google wants to make sure that Android device users will not ditch the platform because of security and privacy issues. Android recently simplified the way users are informed about what an app accesses. Not surprisingly, Google is thinking about going back to a more detailed way of presenting what user data is accessed.

Android now tops mobile advertising traffic and revenue for Q1 2015

The State of Mobile Advertising Report from Opera Mediaworks has been released, and it looks like Android is the platform to beat in terms of both traffic and revenue for the 1st quarter of this year. This is the first time that it has beaten archrival iOS in these categories, although in terms of the ratio of revenue to impressions, the latter still tops the charts. Social networking has also reached a milestone as they're now the top revenue earner for mobile advertising.

Windows 10 phones will support compiling Android, iOS apps

Your dream that someday, Microsoft's Windows will run Android and iOS apps might finally come true. The software giant is believed to be considering running once again mobile apps for the top two mobile platforms in the market today---not just separately but together in one phone running Windows 10. After the Nokia X (the last endangered phone), Nokia didn't make an attempt to make another one. And nope, the company is not rejoining the industry as finalized earlier this week.
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