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Topic: Android

Android users will need to wait 3 months for 'Super Mario Run' after iOS-exclusive debut

01/19/2017, 11:01 am

The extremely popular Super Mario Run will soon end its iOS App Store exclusivity with Nintendo advising it will be bringing the game to Android sometime in March, three months after it launched on the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple's App Store continues to pay developers more than Google Play, thanks to Chinese iOS users

01/17/2017, 01:01 pm

The App Store remains more profitable for iOS developers than the Google Play store is for Android apps, new estimates reveal, with App Store revenues in China also continuing to climb at a fast pace.

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What history teaches about Apple's windows of opportunity for 2017

01/16/2017, 11:01 pm

If you listen to groupthink critics on Apple, you'll hear that the company is deeply troubled by too much reliance on iPhone sales, aging Mac Pro and Mini offerings that haven't been updated in years and a stagnating market for iPads that has fallen precipitously since Peak iPad occured in 2014. They're wrong, here's why.

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Pokemon Go code reveals alleged hooks for soon-to-launch Apple Watch app

12/20/2016, 10:12 am

The Android version of Pokémon Go's code has been disassembled, with the common aspects of the app reportedly having some Apple Watch hooks already in place for future implementation into watchOS for the popular augmented reality game.

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Google turns Drive for iOS into Android migration tool

12/13/2016, 08:12 pm

Google on Tuesday activated a new Google Drive feature that turns the cloud storage app for iOS into a migration tool capable of transferring calendars, contacts and photos from an iPhone or iPad to a new Android device.

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After deriding Apple as too slow, China's LeEco hits cash crunch, halts stock trading

12/08/2016, 06:12 pm

Ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco halted stock trading after plummeting share prices reportedly triggered margin calls for its cash-strapped billionaire founder Jia Yueting. LeEco had been hailed as an Apple threat, with tech journalists giddy in reporting Jia's contempt for Apple--a company Jia derided as "extremely slow" and compared to the Nazis.

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Gooligan malware roots 1M Android phones in "largest Google account breach to date"

11/30/2016, 07:11 pm

A new strain of Android malware dubbed "Gooligan," thought to be "the largest Google account breach to date," is already in active circulation and three-fourths of the Android installed base is vulnerable. Once infected, devices give hackers access to the users' Gmail, Google Photos, Docs, Drive and other Google services accounts.

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Monitoring software on some US Android phones sent text messages, location info to China [u]

11/15/2016, 03:11 pm

Pre-installed software on some Android phones from a developer contracted to develop the software for an undisclosed Chinese manufacturer sends the contents of text messages composed on the device, in addition to other user metadata, to a server in China.

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Apple iPhone's global marketshare dips to 12.1 percent on problems in China & Africa

11/03/2016, 10:11 am

While the global smartphone market grew at an accelerated pace in the September quarter, Apple's share of it slipped from 13.6 percent to 12.1 percent year-over-year, according to new research data.

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Rumor: Apple has made mockups of iMessage for Android with 'Material Design'

10/25/2016, 10:10 am

Whether or not it's ever released, Apple has allegedly toyed internally with the idea of releasing iMessage for Android, going as far as to make mockups for the text messaging client in Google's "Material Design," according to a new report.

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Apple & Samsung to bring legal battle to US Supreme Court on Tuesday

10/10/2016, 09:10 am

In its first case over design patents in some 120 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle the outcome of the biggest Apple v. Samsung lawsuit on Tuesday, as Samsung looks to reduce the scope of damages owed.

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Google's Pixel XL priced like Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

10/06/2016, 10:10 am

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs the same as Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks Optical Image Stabilization, a telephoto lens, weather resistance, support for wide color gamut and stereo speakers.

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Samsung says Apple's Supreme Court position could encourage abuse of patent system

09/01/2016, 03:09 pm

Preparing for its upcoming battle with Apple at the U.S. Supreme Court, Samsung this week submitted a written argument suggesting that Apple's position could open the door to deep abuses of the American patent system.

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Apple Music for Android emerges from beta in newest app update

08/03/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday released version 1.0.0 of the Apple Music Android app, making relatively minor changes, but officially taking the service's Android support out of beta.

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Apple's iOS App Store now generating 4x revenues per app vs Android Google Play

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

A new report examining mobile app revenues shows strong growth for Apple in China and from music and video streaming titles, and another big jump in the revenue lead that its iOS App Store maintains over Android's Google Play.

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US Army's Special Operations switching tactical kit from Android to iPhone - report

07/18/2016, 09:07 am

The U.S. Army's Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, will be switching from Android to the iPhone for a situational awareness kit issued to soldiers, according to a report.

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Pokemon GO is earning Apple's App Store 3x as much money as Nintendo

07/11/2016, 08:07 pm

App Store chart-topping downloads of the hit game Pokemon GO have sent Nintendo's stock soaring, adding more than $7 billion to its market capitalization. However, the Japanese gaming icon is reportedly earning significantly less from app-related sales than Apple is from its App Store cut.

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The 'iPhone 7' effect: Android makers reportedly slow down chip orders ahead of Apple's launch

07/07/2016, 09:07 am

With the next-generation iPhone expected to launch in just a few months, a new supply chain report claims that Android device makers are trimming their chip orders, apparently hoping to avoid direct competition with Apple's latest model.

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Actually, there is something new about Apple's upcoming iPhone 7

07/03/2016, 03:07 am

Despite a flurry of incessant news reports maintaining that Apple is poised to bore its customers to death with a completely snooze-worthy iPhone 7 this fall, there's actually excessive evidence providing reason to believe that the portended death of iPhone 7 has been greatly exaggerated--for reasons that should be obvious.

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Dell abandons its remaining Android tablets, 6 months after HP

06/30/2016, 05:06 pm

The weak sustainability of low-end market share has claimed a new victim. Dell has dropped its remaining Venue-branded Android tablet line and will instead focus on selling conventional PCs and hybrid "2-in-1" devices running Windows, citing over-saturation and declining demand for slate-style tablets.

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