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Regulator Probes Anti-competitive Practices of Dominant Mobile OS

Regulator Probes Anti-competitive Practices of Dominant Mobile OS

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator has launched an investigation into anti-competitive practices of the dominant mobile operating system (OS), its chief said on Wednesday. The remarks by Joh Sung-wook, the chairperson of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), are seen as a warning against Google’s dominant Android mobile OS, KFTC [...]

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Following Apple Inc.’s recent decision to support its newest smart device operating system, iOS 14, on older generation iPhone models dating back as far as six years, controversy has reemerged over Android smartphones, which have a shorter duration of technical support. Consumers say that a flagship smartphone model costing [...]

Android Now FIDO2 Certified, Accelerating Global Migration Beyond Passwords

Android Now FIDO2 Certified, Accelerating Global Migration Beyond Passwords

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — FIDO Alliance announced today that Android is now FIDO2 Certified, bringing simpler, stronger authentication capabilities to over a billion devices that use this platform every day. With this news, any compatible device running Android 7.0+ is now FIDO2 Certified out of the box or after an automated Google [...]

Samsung Pay Most Popular Android Payment App in S. Korea

Samsung Pay Most Popular Android Payment App in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, boasted 8.86 million users in July in South Korea, making it the most popular Android-based financial app, data showed Tuesday. According to the data compiled by industry tracker WiseApp, Samsung Pay saw its number of users move up 53 percent from [...]

Korean Android Users Spend Most Time on YouTube, Kakao Talk

Korean Android Users Spend Most Time on YouTube, Kakao Talk

SEOUL, Nov.1 (Korea Bizwire) – Market research company Wiseapp publicly disclosed the results of a nationwide survey of 23,000 Android OS-based smartphone users on October 31, which revealed YouTube has overtaken messaging app Kakao Talk as the most used service. The results of the same survey that was conducted last year had Kakao Talk in [...]

Stay Connected in Style with the Gc Connect Smartwatch

Stay Connected in Style with the Gc Connect Smartwatch

ZUG, Switzerland, Mar. 21, 2017 (Korea Bizwire) — Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Gc joins forces with the recognised Google technology and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor for the next-generation wearables, as one of the first watches running Android 2.0, Google’s latest operation system. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e7e2badf-fe26-4f7d-9cc2-a4efea77a964 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8ad63174-c0ec-44b8-951e-7872b6250811 Gc Connect with [...]

New Law Blocks Indiscriminate Access to Personal Data for Mobile Apps

New Law Blocks Indiscriminate Access to Personal Data for Mobile Apps

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Those making frequent use of their mobile devices can easily get frustrated when the process of installing a new app requires access to a bunch of sensitive information, often raising questions of personal data ending up in the wrong hands.  In an effort to help smartphone users better protect [...]