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Topic: Android

Australia's Treasury Department switches from BlackBerry to iPhone

02/06/2013, 10:02 pm

In yet another blow to BlackBerry, the Australian Treasury Department has opted to switch away from the platform in favor of Apple's iPhone and iOS, with the transition expected to be completed within the next month and a half.

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Apple and Samsung pull further ahead in U.S. smartphone market, iOS gains on Android

02/06/2013, 04:02 pm

According to new data from analytics firm comScore, Apple and Samsung continued their two-horse race for U.S. smartphone subscribers over the last quarter of 2012, while iOS gained some ground on Google's Android during the same period.

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Apple's iOS mobile web share calls into question reports touting Android sales supremacy

02/01/2013, 07:02 pm

An uptick in mobile web usage by iOS devices, matched by an even greater decline in Android web traffic since November, is calling into question figures from IDC that reported an apparent, significant slippage by Apple in global tablet market share.

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59% of iPhone users spend more than $100 per month on carrier bills

01/30/2013, 09:01 am

iPhone users have the highest carrier bills among all smartphone platforms, with with 10 percent spending more than $200 per month with their carrier.

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Akamai: Mobile Safari was dominant mobile browser in Q3 2012, trailed Android's cellular data share

01/28/2013, 11:01 pm

In its latest "State of the Internet Report" released on Monday, web content delivery firm Akamai found that Apple's Mobile Safari accounted for about 60 percent of mobile browser usage across its networks, but trailed Android devices connecting to the internet using cellular data.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android account for record 92% of smartphone shipments

01/28/2013, 08:01 am

The smartphone market is increasingly becoming a two-horse race between Google and Apple, with little room left for competitors outside of Android and iOS.

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Apple's iPhone grew to 25.1% global market share in 2012

01/25/2013, 08:01 am

The latest worldwide smartphone data from IDC reveals that Apple's worldwide market share grew to 25.1 percent in 2012.

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Apple's record profits contrasted with Amazon's hopes to turn a profit

01/24/2013, 06:01 pm

Apple's profits for fiscal 2012 reached above $40 billion, making it the only tech company to ever reach that benchmark. In fact, it's a feat only ever matched by oil giant Exxon Mobil.

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Verizon planned to make Siri an Android exclusive before Apple purchase

01/23/2013, 08:01 am

Before Apple swooped in to purchase Siri, U.S. carrier Verizon was working on a deal that would make the intelligent voice-controlled assistant exclusive to Android devices on its network.

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Apple's iOS retains top spot in US with over 51% share of smartphone OS sales for Q4 2012

01/22/2013, 12:01 am

Accounting for over a 51% share of all smartphone OS sales in the U.S., Apple's iOS continues to be the market leader as existing customers move away from rival platforms like Android and RIM, or upgrade older iPhones to new models.

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Opera unveils new 'Ice' mobile web browser for iOS and Android

01/18/2013, 07:01 pm

Opera Software on Friday unveiled its latest project, a WebKit-based mobile browser called "Opera Ice" that is specifically designed for screen formats seen on popular smartphones and tablets, including the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple's share of US mobile phone market grows to 18.5%

01/03/2013, 01:01 pm

A new survey of U.S. mobile subscribers has found that Apple's iPhone continues to take a larger share of the overall market, up 1.4 percentage points to 18.5 percent.

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Court dismisses Apple false advertising claim over Amazon Appstore name

01/02/2013, 12:01 pm

Amazon on Wednesday was awarded the dismissal of an Apple claim that accused the online retailer of false advertising over the use of the term "appstore."

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iPhone 5 launch propels Apple to 53% of US smartphone sales

12/21/2012, 03:12 pm

The debut of the iPhone 5 sent Apple soaring to its highest share of sales the U.S. smartphone market ever, according to new data.

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Siri's reliance on Google cut in half with iOS 6

12/20/2012, 08:12 am

Tests with Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, have found that the service turns to Google for an answer in iOS 6 half as much as it did in iOS 5.

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Updated FTC laws require parental OK for apps to collect children's personal info

12/19/2012, 03:12 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act that aim to protect personal information about children, with liability extending to mobile applications, but not entire platforms like Apple's iOS App Store.

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More than half of US smartphone shoppers plan to buy Apple's iPhone 5

12/13/2012, 12:12 pm

A new survey of more than 800 U.S .consumers found that more than half of those planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy Apple's new iPhone 5.

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New Google Maps for iOS brings vectors, transit and navigation features

12/13/2012, 05:12 am

Google's newly released standalone Google Maps app for iOS users brings new features and a familiar look along with new technology previously only available on the company's own Android platform, providing iOS users with a more credible alternative to Apple's own new iOS 6 Maps app than Google's existing web app.

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Australian police also warn of safety concerns with Google Maps

12/12/2012, 03:12 pm

Apple's iOS 6 Maps aren't alone in giving users poor directions in Australia: Authorities have also warned that Google Maps can recommend potentially dangerous routes.

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Google's Eric Schmidt says Android 'clearly' winning against Apple in phones

12/12/2012, 10:12 am

With a wide range of devices at numerous price points running the Android operating system, Google's mobile platform is "clearly" winning over Apple's iOS, Eric Schmidt believes.

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