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Google takes on Siri by adding voice search to standalone iOS app

10/30/2012, 06:10 pm

Google on Tuesday rolled out a software update to its standalone iOS search app, offering advanced voice-recognition technology that mimics Siri in function, but taps into the internet search giant's vast data banks instead of the assets accessed by Apple's virtual assistant.

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Google announces Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, Android 4.2

10/29/2012, 12:10 pm

Google on Monday introduced a new Nexus 4 smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone 5, a 10-inch iPad competitor named the Nexus 10, and launched a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet with cellular data connectivity.

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Apple exec Phil Schiller defends $329 entry price of iPad mini

10/24/2012, 11:10 am

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has publicly come to the defense of the $329 entry price of the iPad mini, saying he believes customers are willing to pay for quality that rivals like Amazon and Google don't offer.

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US immigration agency buying $2.1M worth of iPhones in switch from BlackBerry

10/22/2012, 03:10 pm

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will leave Research in Motion's BlackBerry and buy $2.1 million worth of iPhones.

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WSJ: Google may settle mobile FRAND patent antitrust claim

10/19/2012, 09:10 pm

The Wall Street Journal on Friday reported that Google is thinking about settling a potential antitrust claim by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the use of Motorola patents, which the company allegedly used as weapons against rival mobile phone makers likeApple.

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Apple's smaller iPad forecast to become 'competition's worst nightmare'

10/19/2012, 09:10 am

Tablet makers have failed to compete with Apple in the $400-and-up market segment, and a new, smaller iPad priced below $300 is only expected to make matters worse for the competition.

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Google expected to unveil Android 'Key Lime Pie,' new Nexus handset at Oct. 29 event

10/18/2012, 03:10 pm

Less than a week after Apple's "iPad mini" event, Google will host its own media briefing where the company is expected to unveil the next major version of Android, as well as a new Nexus-branded smartphone.

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FBI issues warning to smartphone users regarding Android malware

10/15/2012, 02:10 pm

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a warning alerting users about malware that targets the Android mobile operating system.

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Google's next Nexus phone to be built by LG, unveiled this month

10/11/2012, 03:10 pm

Google this month is set to show off its next flagship Nexus handset, which will reportedly be based on LG's existing Optimus G smartphone.

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Microsoft expands Motorola patent case to target Google Maps

10/11/2012, 02:10 pm

Microsoft announced in a German court today that it would be expanding its patent infringement case against Motorola to include Google, specifically targeting the search giant's maps service for Android.

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Appeals court reverses ban on Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Apple patent dispute

10/11/2012, 12:10 pm

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday overturned a ruling that barred sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, allowing the device to go back on sale.

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Google's Schmidt says Apple and Android struggle is the 'defining fight in the industry today'

10/10/2012, 11:10 pm

In an interview with AllThingsD on Wednesday, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said the battle between smartphone platforms is the most substantial fight in the history of computer technology, and more specifically the clash between Apple's iOS and Google's Android will help shape the tech landscape of the future.

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UN roundtable tackles wireless patent disputes between Apple, Samsung, others

10/10/2012, 02:10 pm

Apple was joined by Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others in a meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday that discussed the potential patent litigation reform in the lawsuit-saturated wireless industry.

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Consumer Reports: 'Purple haze' not limited to iPhone 5, Android cameras also have flare

10/10/2012, 12:10 pm

Consumer Reports on Wednesday declared that Apple's iPhone 5 is no more susceptible to lens flare than other smartphone-based cameras, including the latest devices running Google Android.

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Microsoft Office coming to Apple's iOS, Google's Android after March 2013 - report

10/10/2012, 10:10 am

A Microsoft product manager in the Czech Republic has reportedly indicated that native versions of Office for iOS and Android will arrive next year [updated]

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Specs for Samsung's 4" Galaxy S3 Mini fall well short of Apple's iPhone 5

10/10/2012, 09:10 am

While Samsung will compete with Apple's iPhone 5 by offering its own 4-inch handset, leaked specifications suggest it will be a budget device with a low-resolution display and camera.

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Google, Samsung reported to take on iPad with high-end 10-inch tablet

10/08/2012, 11:10 pm

Google and Samsung are allegedly developing a 10.1-inch tablet aimed squarely at Apple's ubiquitous iPad, with the co-branded device being the internet search giant's first foray into the high-end tablet market.

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Years of patent suit losses prompted Apple to strike back with iPhone filings

10/08/2012, 08:10 am

Apple's patent filings and subsequent attacks related to the iPhone were reportedly a part of a "deliberate decision over the last decade," stemming from its own losses in intellectual property lawsuits.

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Samsung expected to launch 'Galaxy S3 Mini' at Oct. 11 event

10/04/2012, 03:10 pm

As the iPhone 5 has adopted a bigger 4-inch screen, Samsung is expected to go in the other direction and develop a smaller smartphone based on its popular Galaxy S series.

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Street View for Google Maps web app goes live [ux2]

10/04/2012, 04:10 am

Google on Thursday began to integrate Street View data into the web app version of Google Maps, bringing the feature back to iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users, however the rollout appears limited to certain locations.

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