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Topic: Android

How Apple's iPhone rapidly destroyed Nokia's world leading Symbian platform

10/10/2013, 03:10 am

In 2008, a journalist in Finland wrote a letter to Nokia complaining that its smartphones were difficult to use, prompting a confidential response acknowledging desperate efforts to catch up with Apple's new iPhone. One year later Nokia announced MeeGo, and the following year it made plans to shift to Windows Phone. The company is now being sold off for scrap.

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Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:10 pm

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

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Google's Schmidt says Android more secure than the iPhone

10/07/2013, 10:10 pm

Google chair Eric Schmidt raised eyebrows and got a few unintentional laughs on Monday when he said that Google's Android platform is more secure than Apple's iPhone.

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Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer

10/05/2013, 02:10 am

Market data is eating away at previously held notions in the mobile market. Blackberry's continued decline in U.S. smartphone market share over the summer was matched by an identical retraction by Android, while Apple's iOS has gained nearly all of the ground those other two platforms lost.

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Samsung issues second, unsubstantiated denial of Galaxy S4, Note 3 benchmark cheating

10/03/2013, 01:10 pm

In the face of a second set of investigative reports detailing exactly how Samsung leads other Android makers in exaggerating its performance on specific benchmarks, the company has issued its second denial this year, and which still fails to address any specifics.

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Rampant cheating by Android knockoffs prompts AnTuTu to launch new benchmark

10/03/2013, 02:10 am

While some U.S. tech media reports have portrayed Samsung's benchmark fraud as a minor embarrassment related to numbers "nobody cares about," faking benchmarks is a big business in Asia, particularly among White Box Tablets, a market segment the U.S. tech media does consider relevant when talking about Apple's iPad market share of "shipments."

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Asus, HTC, LG and other Android licensees join Samsung in faking test results

10/02/2013, 02:10 pm

Cheating test scores and misrepresenting device capabilities are rampant at Samsung, but are also being used by virtually every other Android licensee apart from Google itself, research shows.

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iPhone boosts T-Mobile's sales share, while Apple breaks even with Android in Japan

09/30/2013, 02:09 pm

Strong sales of the iPhone aren't just proving beneficial for Apple, they're also helping out formerly struggling carriers that have picked up Apple's bestselling device, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Android overtakes Apple's iPad in tablet marketshare, approaches in revenue earned

09/28/2013, 07:09 pm

Apple's iPad and iPad mini are still the most popular tablets in the world, but Android-powered tablets are grabbing an increasing share of the market and are collectively approaching the iPad in terms of revenue, according to a new study from ABI Research.

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iOS 7 shines as Apple bests Android, Windows Phone in 'user experience shootout'

09/24/2013, 01:09 pm

Following the public release of iOS 7, Apple's newest operating system is thrown into the fire against its strongest competitors in a battery of user experience tests, and coming out on top against Samsung's customized Android build and Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Fake iMessage app for Android spoofs Mac mini, routes chats through China [u]

09/24/2013, 11:09 am

A new messaging app aping the iMessage name has shown up on Google's Play Store, but Android device owners may want to think twice before downloading the unsanctioned app, as it doesn't seem to work as advertised and may be doing a bit more than it lets on.

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Inside Apple's 64-bit iOS 7 and the prospects for a 64-bit Android

09/17/2013, 08:09 am

Apple's shift to 64-bit mobile devices in iOS 7 came as a surprise, but the company's information outlined for developers indicates that the shift to 64-bit mobile apps will bring significant benefits in the short term, something Google's Android appears challenged to replicate even in the long term.

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The Apple Era begins as Microsoft, Google shift to a hardware centric model

09/07/2013, 02:09 pm

The formerly universal consensus that widely licensed software (like Windows) would always win out over integrated hardware products (like the Macintosh) has finally reached a definitive end, years after being proved wrong.

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Apple's iOS grows mobile browsing share in US to dominant 65%

09/06/2013, 08:09 am

Apple's iOS has widened its lead over Google's Android in terms of mobile Web traffic share in the U.S., reaching 65 percent of the market, according to new data.

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As Google's Android tops 1B activations, next version gets named 'KitKat'

09/03/2013, 03:09 pm

Google's Android operating system has now passed one billion total device activations, the company announced on Tuesday, and the milestone comes as the search giant is gearing up to release the next version of its popular mobile operating system, which will be named after a familiar chocolate treat.

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Apple's iPhone grows to 43% share among US smartphones

09/02/2013, 03:09 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to expand on its lead as the most popular smartphone in the U.S., taking more than 40 percent of the American market, according to new figures from Kantar.

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6 months after Andy Rubin's exit, another top executive leaves Google's Android team

08/29/2013, 09:08 am

One of the most high-profile members of Google's Android team has left the company for a handset maker in China, just over six months after Andy Rubin, former head of Android development, took on a new position.

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US government warns of Android's dominance in mobile malware

08/27/2013, 09:08 am

A new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security highlights the fact that Google's Android platform accounts for the vast majority of mobile malware, warning government agencies that Android phones should have antivirus software installed as a precaution.

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Study finds 20% of Apple iPhone users switched away from Android in past year

08/19/2013, 06:08 pm

Not only does Apple's bestselling iPhone engender strong loyalty among those who buy it, but a new study says that the device attracts buyers from rival platforms faster than it loses to them.

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New Apple ads tout exclusive, specialized iPad apps

08/16/2013, 03:08 pm

Apple's latest iPad billboard advertising campaign again focuses on the App Store's expansive selection of tablet-optimized and often exclusive apps.

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