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Topic: Android

Pentagon to open networks to iOS, Android devices in 2014

02/26/2013, 12:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Defense will open its networks to smartphones and tablets from Apple and Android device manufacturers beginning in February of 2014, as one of the nation's largest employers expands beyond BlackBerry and into a more "platform agnostic" IT policy.

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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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iPad mini helping Apple grow its lead in mobile ad impressions to third of market

02/24/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple in 2012 increased its lead over other mobile device manufacturers in terms of mobile ad impressions, leveraging the launch of the iPad mini to grow its share to nearly a third of the overall market, according to a new statistics.

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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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Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps "for everything you love"

02/16/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple has introduced a new billboard ad campaign touting not just the iPad and iPad mini, but drawing particular attention to their shared library of 300,000 apps, a notable departure from the ads of Samsung and other tablet vendors.

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Google asks journalists to tone down story of "massive" Google Play security flaw

02/16/2013, 09:02 pm

After reporting that Google Play now distributes Android app buyers' location and contact information to developers, a journalist was contacted by the search giant with a request to tone down the story, its headline and its SEO information.

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Samsung's Tizen mobile OS could signal new competition for Apple's iOS, Google's Android

02/14/2013, 12:02 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android have so far dominated the latest wave of mobile computing. Now, Apple's chief rival Samsung appears to be prepping a big push behind its own operating system, one that could have the potential to truly shake up the mobile market where others have failed.

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New Zealand police choose iOS over Android in tech push, to distribute 10,000 iPhones and iPads

02/14/2013, 01:02 am

The New Zealand police department will be rolling out 10,000 iOS devices to frontline officers within the next few months as part of a new technology overhaul, with the force opting to go with Apple's iPhones and iPads after testing a rage of platforms.

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Apple's iTunes revenues don't include $7 billion paid to app developers

02/11/2013, 08:02 pm

Apple has paid its iTunes App Store developers a cumulative $7 billion, with $5 billion of that paid out just in 2012. However, those payouts aren't included in its reported $12.9 billion in iTunes revenues for 2012.

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Nike snubs Android users, says mobile FuelBand app to remain exclusive to Apple's iOS

02/11/2013, 01:02 pm

Nike on Sunday revealed that it is not working on bringing its iOS-exclusive Nike+ FuelBand fitness monitoring app to Google's Android platform, disappointing some Android fans and seemingly reversing a position the company took last year.

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iPhone 5 helps Apple capture 22% of global smartphone market in Q4 2012

02/07/2013, 08:02 pm

High demand for the iPhone 5 grew Apple's share of worldwide smartphone shipments to 22 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, which represented 11 percent of the entire mobile phone market.

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Australia's Treasury Department switches from BlackBerry to iPhone

02/06/2013, 10:02 pm

In yet another blow to BlackBerry, the Australian Treasury Department has opted to switch away from the platform in favor of Apple's iPhone and iOS, with the transition expected to be completed within the next month and a half.

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Apple and Samsung pull further ahead in U.S. smartphone market, iOS gains on Android

02/06/2013, 04:02 pm

According to new data from analytics firm comScore, Apple and Samsung continued their two-horse race for U.S. smartphone subscribers over the last quarter of 2012, while iOS gained some ground on Google's Android during the same period.

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Apple's iOS mobile web share calls into question reports touting Android sales supremacy

02/01/2013, 07:02 pm

An uptick in mobile web usage by iOS devices, matched by an even greater decline in Android web traffic since November, is calling into question figures from IDC that reported an apparent, significant slippage by Apple in global tablet market share.

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59% of iPhone users spend more than $100 per month on carrier bills

01/30/2013, 09:01 am

iPhone users have the highest carrier bills among all smartphone platforms, with with 10 percent spending more than $200 per month with their carrier.

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Akamai: Mobile Safari was dominant mobile browser in Q3 2012, trailed Android's cellular data share

01/28/2013, 11:01 pm

In its latest "State of the Internet Report" released on Monday, web content delivery firm Akamai found that Apple's Mobile Safari accounted for about 60 percent of mobile browser usage across its networks, but trailed Android devices connecting to the internet using cellular data.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android account for record 92% of smartphone shipments

01/28/2013, 08:01 am

The smartphone market is increasingly becoming a two-horse race between Google and Apple, with little room left for competitors outside of Android and iOS.

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Apple's iPhone grew to 25.1% global market share in 2012

01/25/2013, 08:01 am

The latest worldwide smartphone data from IDC reveals that Apple's worldwide market share grew to 25.1 percent in 2012.

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Apple's record profits contrasted with Amazon's hopes to turn a profit

01/24/2013, 06:01 pm

Apple's profits for fiscal 2012 reached above $40 billion, making it the only tech company to ever reach that benchmark. In fact, it's a feat only ever matched by oil giant Exxon Mobil.

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Verizon planned to make Siri an Android exclusive before Apple purchase

01/23/2013, 08:01 am

Before Apple swooped in to purchase Siri, U.S. carrier Verizon was working on a deal that would make the intelligent voice-controlled assistant exclusive to Android devices on its network.

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