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Topic: Google

Android gets Find My iPhone-like feature 3 years after Apple

08/02/2013, 02:08 pm

Google's Android platform has largely caught up to Apple's iOS in at least one respect: Android device owners will soon be able to track the location of their phone much in the same way iPhone owners have been able to do since 2010.

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Piper Jaffray: New Moto X won't draw consumers from iPhone

08/01/2013, 06:08 pm

Despite its novel features, Motorola's Moto X handset is better suited to alter the Android landscape than draw consumers away from Apple's iPhone, according to one noted analyst.

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Fllu offers cash to "organically" promote Samsung's push for proprietary Android apps

08/01/2013, 04:08 pm

Users contributing Android bug reports to the StackOverflow developer community were offered cash in exchange for "organically" directing interest to a promotion aimed at creating Android apps with features that only work on certain Samsung phones.

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Android tablets outshipped Apple's iPad for first time in Q2 2013, study claims

08/01/2013, 03:08 pm

The tablet market continues to grow rapidly, and Apple's position in that market appears to be slipping, as shipments of tablets powered by Google's Android operating system overtook the iPad in the second quarter of this year.

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Google to become official Starbucks ISP as critics claim net neutrality backpedal

08/01/2013, 02:08 pm

Starbucks is switching away from AT&T and instead going with Google for the provision of free Wi-Fi service throughout its popular chain of coffeeshops, but the search giant's latest move into Internet service provision comes as critics are crying foul and saying it is abandoning net neutrality principles.

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Focused on apps, Apple's iOS 7 provides a sneak peak at new sharing icons

08/01/2013, 06:08 am

Apple's upcoming iOS 7 introduces a bright, clean new visual appearance that strips away much of the shadowing and gloss that Apple introduced into the computing mainstream with iPhone six years ago, particularly evident in its new social sharing app icons.

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Strategy Analytics finds millions of Android tablets, rewrites iPad history

07/31/2013, 11:07 am

Just days after publishing a report insisting that Samsung Electronics is now more profitable in handsets than Apple, Strategy Analytics is back with a new claim that states Apple's iPad has shriveled up to just 28.3 percent of the tablet market in the June quarter. There are some very serious problems with this data, too.

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Review: Google's $35 Chromecast has promise, but plenty of room for improvement

08/03/2013, 02:08 pm

Google has dipped its toes into the home media space before with Google TV, Project Tungsten and the Nexus Q, but the company has yet to see success in the living room. Is the Chromecast destined to be the commercial success Google has been looking for?

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Apple's iOS 7 3D Maps leave Google Earth, Nokia Maps 3D looking old fashioned

07/31/2013, 02:07 am

Maps in iOS 7 will gain a full screen mode that emphasizes how Apple's 3D Flyover imagery is much easier to navigate, more detailed and significantly more up-to-date than even the desktop 3D offerings of leading map vendors Google and Nokia, let alone their mobile app offerings.

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Google caught using misleading report to claim Nexus 7 outsold iPad in Japan

07/30/2013, 03:07 pm

Google was recently caught citing a flawed study to claim that its Nexus 7 tablet had become the most popular tablet device in Japan earlier this year, even though that study didn't count iPad sales originating in Apple's direct sales, or two of the largest carriers in that country.

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Apple and Motorola dismiss 14 patents from upcoming Florida suit

07/30/2013, 01:07 am

In a filing on Monday, Apple and Google's Motorola agreed to drop a combined 14 patents from a Florida case slated to go to trial in 2014, narrowing claims to a total of 8 patents-in-suit.

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Google appears ready to ditch Android over its intellectual property issues

07/29/2013, 02:07 am

The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin.

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Chromecast hacked: uses Google TV code, stripped of Android features

07/28/2013, 05:07 pm

Google described its new Chromecast HDMI web streaming device as running a slimmed down version of ChromeOS, but hackers have discovered it's really Google TV without the Android features.

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Editorial: Why iOS in the Car is a very big deal for Apple

07/27/2013, 12:07 pm

Apple's new automotive initiative with iOS in the Car a prime focus for the company. Here's a look at the strategy behind it, and the company's options for bringing the new feature to market next year.

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Apple claims Motorola discriminated on tech licensing, charged 12 times going rate

07/26/2013, 06:07 pm

In a new filing lodged with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week, Apple claims Google's Motorola demanded unreasonable rates for tech based on deemed standard essential patents, with fees 12 times higher than what Motorola charged other companies.

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Google's Chromecast is a Roku alternative, not a cheaper Apple TV AirPlay option

07/26/2013, 05:07 am

While broadly compared to Apple TV, Google's new Chromecast product and the WebRTC protocol behind it aren't really comparable to Apple's AirPlay, the wireless video feature that is the main reason people are buying and using Apple TV.

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First malware in the wild found exploiting Bluebox's Android app signing flaw

07/25/2013, 02:07 pm

Just three weeks after Bluebox Security first announced the discovery of a key flaw in Google's Android with the potential to turn devices into a "zombie botnet," Symantec has reported finding rogue apps that take advantage of the vulnerability.

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Google to take on Apple TV with $35 Chromecast streaming device for iOS & Android

07/24/2013, 03:07 pm

Google continued its push into hardware manufacturing on Tuesday by announcing Chromecast, a new streaming device that will go head-to-head with the Apple TV set-top box for just over a third of its price.

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FTC, Google finalize antitrust settlement over Motorola's standard-essential patents

07/24/2013, 02:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Google in which it will license standard-essential patents it obtained from Motorola under FRAND terms.

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Google refreshes Nexus 7 with twice iPad mini's pixel count, for $100 less

07/24/2013, 02:07 pm

Google on Wednesday fired a shot across Apple's bow, unveiling a revamped version of its Nexus 7 tablet that's aimed at outdoing Apple's iPad mini at a lower price.

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