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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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Samsung Electronics has not dethroned Apple, Inc. in mobile profits

07/27/2013, 06:07 pm

A report by Strategy Analytics is getting lots of attention, but its core implication that Samsung Electronics is now leading Apple, Inc. in profits is simply not accurate.

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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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Verizon asks Obama to intervene in Apple v. Samsung case, prevent impending iPhone ban

07/25/2013, 12:07 pm

Verizon's top lawyer penned an editorial this week asking President Barack Obama to prevent the U.S. International Trade Commission from barring the sales of some older iPhones.

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SF DA initially pleased in antitheft testing of Apple's iOS 7 Activation Lock, Samsung's LoJack

07/22/2013, 07:07 pm

San Francisco's District Attorney George Gascón described the smartphone theft deterrent systems demonstrated by Apple and Samsung as "clear improvements" in the City's efforts to thwart crime.

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Samsung launches its own "WWDC" as an alternative to Google IO

07/22/2013, 02:07 pm

Samsung will host its own developer conference this October in San Francisco, promoting its own Software Development Kits and tools rather than simply remaining a passive licensee of Google's Android and Chrome OS.

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Apple, Samsung try again to settle patent disputes, but aren't close to a deal

07/19/2013, 03:07 pm

The ongoing patent struggle between Apple and Samsung recently came close to an end according to a new report that also says the two firms are once again working together to close the book on their worldwide legal struggle.

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Apple-Samsung smartphone ban courtroom showdown scheduled for Aug. 9

07/16/2013, 10:07 am

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has scheduled a major confrontation between Apple and Samsung for August 9 regarding potential sales injunctions.

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Apple reportedly taps Samsung to build A9 SoCs for 2015 iPhones, iPads

07/14/2013, 10:07 pm

A report from the Far East on Sunday claims Apple will go back to smartphone rival Samsung for production of its next-generation iOS device processors, with ramp-up and deployment scheduled for 2015.

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Smash & grab iPhone thief caught after leaving his Samsung Galaxy behind

07/12/2013, 01:07 pm

A man who broke into a Springfield, VA wireless store smashed a display case and grabbed "several iPhones," but was apprehended after police discovered he had left behind his Samsung Galaxy.

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Rumor: Apple buys into chip fab, plans to build its own silicon

07/12/2013, 11:07 am

Apple may move beyond designing silicon and actually build its own mobile chips, rather than relying entirely on third-party suppliers like Samsung or TSMC, a new rumor claims.

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Samsung passes Apple's iPhone in smartphone Web usage - report

07/10/2013, 01:07 pm

A new study has found that more people in the world are using Samsung-made smartphones to access the Internet than are using Apple's iPhone, marking the first time that has been the case.

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Apple files for stay on ITC ban for legacy iPhones and iPads

07/09/2013, 09:07 pm

In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday, Apple requested the body stay an import ban against older model iPhones and iPads while a court considers an appeal on the ruling.

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Samsung calls for new trial on Apple's 'rubber banding' patent

07/09/2013, 11:07 am

In a move that could considerably reshape the timeline for its ongoing patent struggle with Apple, Samsung has requested an entirely new trial over whether or not it violated the so-called "rubber banding" patent used in the iPhone and other devices.

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Editorial: Apple, Google and the failure of Android's open

07/06/2013, 05:07 pm

Open Source enthusiasts love to tell you Android is winning, and that it is winning because it is open. But they're wrong on both counts. The history of computing makes that abundantly clear, as do the current leaders in profitability.

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New Samsung ad knocks iPhone language limitations, features goats

07/05/2013, 04:07 pm

Samsung is taking the battle to Apple in Iceland, knocking the iPhone for its language limitations in a curious new ad that features balaclavas, goats, and lots of apples.

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Apple's iPhone 5 estimated to have sold more than 2X faster at launch than Galaxy S4

07/05/2013, 03:07 pm

Following a report that Samsung has shipped 20 million units of their new Galaxy S4 smartphone, one analyst has estimated that it took Apple less than half as much time to ship the same amount of iPhone 5 units.

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Samsung's "free" Jay Z album delivered via Android spyware app

07/05/2013, 01:07 pm

In a promotion for its Galaxy phones, Samsung announced it would deliver a million free copies of Brooklyn rapper Jay Z's new album days before its official release. But it did so using a spyware Android app designed to track your location and harvest phone numbers you call, your device ID and which apps you use.

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Samsung earnings disappoint amidst concerns of slowing smartphone growth

07/05/2013, 08:07 am

Though Samsung Electronics reported a record operating profit for its June quarter, the number still came in below analysts' expectations, sending the company's stock tumbling on Friday.

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Security flaw opens all modern Android devices to "zombie botnet" takeover [u]

07/03/2013, 06:07 pm

A newly discovered flaw in Google's Android security model enables rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system and all installed apps, read all data on the device, harvest passwords and create a botnet of "always-on, always-connected and always-moving" spy devices tracking users' location while secretly recording.

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