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Topic: Android

Android fragmentation predicted to squeeze out independent developers

03/05/2013, 04:03 pm

The plethora of distinct mobile device models on the market, driven largely by the popularity of Google's Android platform, is making it more difficult for independent software developers to reach a wide audience, new research confirms.

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iOS apps leak more personal data than do Android apps - report

03/05/2013, 03:03 pm

The most popular free apps on Apple's iOS platform are sharing significantly more user data than the most popular apps on Google's Android platform, according to a study recently released by Appthority.

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Chinese government may regulate Google's Android for having too much control

03/05/2013, 08:03 am

China's technology ministry has published a document accusing Google's Android operating system of having too much control over the local market a statement that could hint the government plans to impose regulations.

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Samsung adds security layer to Android to gain enterprise credibility

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

In response to lackluster interest in Google's Android platform by corporate enterprise and government users, Samsung has announced plans to shore up its smartphones and tablets with third party security software in an initiative branded as "SAFE," or "Samsung For Enterprise."

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Smartphones projected to overtake feature phones for the first time in 2013

03/04/2013, 11:03 am

For the first time this year, smartphones like Apple's iPhone and devices running Google Android are expected to outsell limited "feature phones" worldwide, according to a new industry report.

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BlackBerry could be building comeback off iPhone, Android converts

03/03/2013, 05:03 pm

The Z10 and its accompanying BlackBerry 10 OS were something of a Hail Mary pass for troubled Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry, but that gambit may be paying off, as a new report says half of BlackBerry Z10 buyers are coming to the device having left Google's Android platform and Apple's iPhone.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Android growth: 'Success is not making the most'

02/27/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple could easily make the most products in a category, but that wouldn't be good for the company, Chief Executive Tim Cook told shareholders on Wednesday.

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As Samsung's market share grows, so too do tensions with Google

02/26/2013, 06:02 pm

Google executives are concerned that Samsung's influence on Google's Android operating system is too strong, and the search giant is turning to its other Android partners in hopes of getting back some leverage on the South Korean conglomerate.

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Apple's iPhone and iPad models claim top 5 slots in enterprise device activations for Q4

02/26/2013, 05:02 pm

According to a study released on Tuesday, activations of Apple's various iPhones and iPads accounted for eight of the top ten devices activated by enterprise entities for the fourth quarter of 2012, with the current iPhone lineup taking the top three spots.

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Pentagon to open networks to iOS, Android devices in 2014

02/26/2013, 12:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Defense will open its networks to smartphones and tablets from Apple and Android device manufacturers beginning in February of 2014, as one of the nation's largest employers expands beyond BlackBerry and into a more "platform agnostic" IT policy.

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HP announces $169 Android-based Slate 7 tablet

02/25/2013, 12:02 pm

Windows PC maker Hewlett-Packard announced on Monday it will get into the Android tablet market with a new 7-inch device priced at $169.

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iPad mini helping Apple grow its lead in mobile ad impressions to third of market

02/24/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple in 2012 increased its lead over other mobile device manufacturers in terms of mobile ad impressions, leveraging the launch of the iPad mini to grow its share to nearly a third of the overall market, according to a new statistics.

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HTC One features 4.7" 1080p display, quad-core CPU, Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5 UI

02/19/2013, 10:02 am

HTC on Tuesday took the wraps off its latest "One" smartphone, sporting a 4.7-inch high-definition display with 468 pixels per inch, powered by a 1.7-gigahertz quad-core Snapdragon processor, all encased in an iPhone-like aluminum shell.

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Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps "for everything you love"

02/16/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple has introduced a new billboard ad campaign touting not just the iPad and iPad mini, but drawing particular attention to their shared library of 300,000 apps, a notable departure from the ads of Samsung and other tablet vendors.

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Google asks journalists to tone down story of "massive" Google Play security flaw

02/16/2013, 09:02 pm

After reporting that Google Play now distributes Android app buyers' location and contact information to developers, a journalist was contacted by the search giant with a request to tone down the story, its headline and its SEO information.

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Samsung's Tizen mobile OS could signal new competition for Apple's iOS, Google's Android

02/14/2013, 12:02 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android have so far dominated the latest wave of mobile computing. Now, Apple's chief rival Samsung appears to be prepping a big push behind its own operating system, one that could have the potential to truly shake up the mobile market where others have failed.

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New Zealand police choose iOS over Android in tech push, to distribute 10,000 iPhones and iPads

02/14/2013, 01:02 am

The New Zealand police department will be rolling out 10,000 iOS devices to frontline officers within the next few months as part of a new technology overhaul, with the force opting to go with Apple's iPhones and iPads after testing a rage of platforms.

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Apple's iTunes revenues don't include $7 billion paid to app developers

02/11/2013, 08:02 pm

Apple has paid its iTunes App Store developers a cumulative $7 billion, with $5 billion of that paid out just in 2012. However, those payouts aren't included in its reported $12.9 billion in iTunes revenues for 2012.

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Nike snubs Android users, says mobile FuelBand app to remain exclusive to Apple's iOS

02/11/2013, 01:02 pm

Nike on Sunday revealed that it is not working on bringing its iOS-exclusive Nike+ FuelBand fitness monitoring app to Google's Android platform, disappointing some Android fans and seemingly reversing a position the company took last year.

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iPhone 5 helps Apple capture 22% of global smartphone market in Q4 2012

02/07/2013, 08:02 pm

High demand for the iPhone 5 grew Apple's share of worldwide smartphone shipments to 22 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, which represented 11 percent of the entire mobile phone market.

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