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Apple's 3.5% smartphone share gain was Android's loss in Q4

03/06/2013, 02:03 pm

The launch of the iPhone 5, combined with the continuing popularity of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, allowed Apple's iOS to grow by 3.5 percentage points in the U.S. market, taking share away from Google's Android OS.

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Ad strength, Apple uncertainty drive Google's stock share surge

03/06/2013, 10:03 am

By most metrics, Apple is surging, with record sales and insatiable consumer demand, but it is Google that has become Wall Street's latest stock darling, even as shares of Apple have declined.

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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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Google updates Chrome & Maps for iOS, brings improved search and sharing

03/05/2013, 11:03 am

Google on Monday rolled out an update for the iOS version of Google Maps, adding contact searching and saved addresses. A separate update for its Chrome browser, gives iDevice users improved search functionality and browser navigation, as well as better sharing features.

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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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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 ranked No. 1 'Most Admired' company for the sixth year in a row

02/28/2013, 02:02 pm

For the sixth consecutive year, Apple has earned the top ranking in Fortune's annual polling of corporate admiration among executives, topping competitors such as Google and Amazon not only in terms of performance, but also innovation.

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Ex-Apple marketing guru Kawasaki signs on as Motorola consultant

02/28/2013, 01:02 pm

Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist, announced on Wednesday that he would be taking on an advising position at Google-owned Motorola, saying the troubled smartphone manufacturer is ripe for innovation much in the same way that industry giant Apple was back in 1998.

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Google's Brin says smartphones are antisocial, 'emasculating'

02/27/2013, 10:02 pm

Sergey Brin may pull in a good deal of money from the sale of smartphones running his company's Android operating system, but the Google co-founder recently aired some unflattering opinions on the devices, calling them "emasculating" and offering Google Glass as a solution to the societal problems they pose.

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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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Google denies plans to build its own retail stores

02/26/2013, 02:02 pm

The head of Google's Android devision has shot down rumors that his company is planning to enter the retail space and directly sell the company's hardware to consumers.

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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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Google planning Spotify-style subscription music service - report

02/23/2013, 07:02 pm

As rumors swirl of a Pandora-style Internet radio service from Apple, Google is said to be working on a paid subscription music service akin to Spotify.

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Google confirms iPhone compatibility for Glass, but questions remain over notifications

02/22/2013, 04:02 pm

Reports on Friday confirmed that Google's forthcoming wearable computing device, Google Glass, will to some extent be compatible with Apple's iPhone, but the degree of interoperability between the two devices remains a mystery.

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Google Maps SDK for iOS updated with support for polylines and ground overlays

02/21/2013, 05:02 pm

Google on Thursday issued version 1.1 of its Google Maps SDK for iOS, giving developers access to new mapping tools including ground overlays, viewing gesture controls and polylines.

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Google steps further into the hardware fray, announces touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

02/21/2013, 03:02 pm

Google on Thursday took another step beyond its search engine beginnings, launching a new, Chrome OS-powered notebook that manages to step on both Microsoft's and Apple's turf.

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ITC to review decision that cleared Apple of infringing on Motorola patents

02/19/2013, 09:02 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it will review an administrative law judge's decision that cleared Apple of infringing on certain Motorola patents, which in turn allowed the company to continue iPhone sales in the country.

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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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