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Topic: Android

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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Apple's iOS retains top spot in US with over 51% share of smartphone OS sales for Q4 2012

01/22/2013, 12:01 am

Accounting for over a 51% share of all smartphone OS sales in the U.S., Apple's iOS continues to be the market leader as existing customers move away from rival platforms like Android and RIM, or upgrade older iPhones to new models.

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Opera unveils new 'Ice' mobile web browser for iOS and Android

01/18/2013, 07:01 pm

Opera Software on Friday unveiled its latest project, a WebKit-based mobile browser called "Opera Ice" that is specifically designed for screen formats seen on popular smartphones and tablets, including the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple's share of US mobile phone market grows to 18.5%

01/03/2013, 01:01 pm

A new survey of U.S. mobile subscribers has found that Apple's iPhone continues to take a larger share of the overall market, up 1.4 percentage points to 18.5 percent.

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Court dismisses Apple false advertising claim over Amazon Appstore name

01/02/2013, 12:01 pm

Amazon on Wednesday was awarded the dismissal of an Apple claim that accused the online retailer of false advertising over the use of the term "appstore."

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iPhone 5 launch propels Apple to 53% of US smartphone sales

12/21/2012, 03:12 pm

The debut of the iPhone 5 sent Apple soaring to its highest share of sales the U.S. smartphone market ever, according to new data.

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Siri's reliance on Google cut in half with iOS 6

12/20/2012, 08:12 am

Tests with Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, have found that the service turns to Google for an answer in iOS 6 half as much as it did in iOS 5.

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Updated FTC laws require parental OK for apps to collect children's personal info

12/19/2012, 03:12 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act that aim to protect personal information about children, with liability extending to mobile applications, but not entire platforms like Apple's iOS App Store.

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More than half of US smartphone shoppers plan to buy Apple's iPhone 5

12/13/2012, 12:12 pm

A new survey of more than 800 U.S .consumers found that more than half of those planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy Apple's new iPhone 5.

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New Google Maps for iOS brings vectors, transit and navigation features

12/13/2012, 05:12 am

Google's newly released standalone Google Maps app for iOS users brings new features and a familiar look along with new technology previously only available on the company's own Android platform, providing iOS users with a more credible alternative to Apple's own new iOS 6 Maps app than Google's existing web app.

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Australian police also warn of safety concerns with Google Maps

12/12/2012, 03:12 pm

Apple's iOS 6 Maps aren't alone in giving users poor directions in Australia: Authorities have also warned that Google Maps can recommend potentially dangerous routes.

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Google's Eric Schmidt says Android 'clearly' winning against Apple in phones

12/12/2012, 10:12 am

With a wide range of devices at numerous price points running the Android operating system, Google's mobile platform is "clearly" winning over Apple's iOS, Eric Schmidt believes.

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Google CEO Larry Page says rivalries with Apple & Amazon hurt users

12/11/2012, 11:12 am

Google Chief Executive Larry Page has lamented the "island-like approach" companies have taken in commercializing the Internet, as services from Google, Apple and Amazon do not integrate well with one another.

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Apple's iPad projected to control 50% of tablet shipments through 2016

12/05/2012, 10:12 am

Apple's total share of the growing worldwide tablet market is forecast to shrink slightly but maintain iPad dominance through the year 2016 in the face of growing competition from Android and Windows.

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iPhone and Android to surpass BlackBerry in enterprise for first time in 2012, study says

11/27/2012, 06:11 pm

According to a study released by IDC, Apple's iPhone and handsets operating Google's Android operating system will combine to overtake the share of enterprise customers using RIM's BlackBerry, which for years has been the stalwart OS of that segment.

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iPhone 5 doubles Apple's share of US smartphone sales to surpass Android

11/27/2012, 10:11 am

The launch of the iPhone 5 has propelled Apple to a 48.1 percent share of U.S. smartphone sales, edging the iOS platform past Google's Android.

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IBM: Apple's iOS dominated holiday shopping, 330% greater than Android

11/25/2012, 04:11 pm

Holiday shoppers weren't just buying lots of Apple gear this year; they were buying with Apple gear, with iOS users shopping more than three times as much as mobile users on Android.

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Apple-Motorola patent dispute may be settled through arbitration

11/16/2012, 03:11 pm

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola are said to be considering arbitration in an attempt to settle their ongoing patent infringement litigation.

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