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Topic: Android

Apple begins accepting non-iPhone trade-ins in the US, Europe

03/30/2015, 10:03 am

Consumers looking to make the switch from an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone device to an iPhone can now bring their old handset directly to Apple, where they could trade it in to receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone.

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Apple iOS 8 distribution hits 77% as Google's Android remains bifurcated

03/18/2015, 08:03 pm

Earlier this week, Apple released fresh statistics regarding iOS 8 distribution, showing 77 percent of devices run the latest version of its most recent operating system.

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Apple to accept non-iPhone trade-ins with expanded Reuse and Recycling Program, report says

03/16/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple is planning to add Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets to the list of acceptable trade-ins for its Reuse and Recycling Program, which exchanges used hardware for Apple Store gift cards.

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Microsoft to bring Cortana voice assistant to Apple's iOS as third-party app

03/13/2015, 09:03 am

Microsoft is planning to bring Cortana, the voice assistant on Windows phones, to iOS and Android devices sometime after the technology arrives on desktop PCs this fall in Windows 10, according to a new report.

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IDC: Apple's iPad shipments could shrink to 60M in 2015 amid slow-growing tablet market

03/12/2015, 11:03 am

The iPad's share of the international tablet market will likely shrink again in 2015, falling from 27.6 percent to 25.6 percent year-over-year, according to a five-year forecast issued on Thursday by research firm IDC.

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Google reportedly looking to bring Android Wear support to iOS

03/04/2015, 12:03 am

Google is allegedly developing an Android Wear app for iOS, a move that would expand support for the wearables platform beyond Android handsets and enable iPhone and iPad owners to use products like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch.

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Google postpones iOS 8-style full-disk encryption of Android devices

03/02/2015, 04:03 pm

Despite initial promises by Google, and rival Apple implementing the technology in iOS 8 last September, new devices loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop are not using default full-disk encryption meant to prevent criminals, police, and spy agencies from getting unauthorized access to private data.

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Samsung responds to iPhone 6 with premium metal & glass Galaxy S6, counters Apple Pay with Samsung Pay

03/01/2015, 04:03 pm

Kicking off the Mobile World Congress event on Sunday, Samsung took the wraps off its highly anticipated next-generation handsets, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which use premium glass and metal to counter the blockbuster success of Apple's iPhone 6.

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Apple's iPhone commands record high 89% of smartphone profits while Android plummets to record low

02/26/2015, 08:02 am

Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.

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Apple's iOS bolsters lead in enterprise for Q4 at the expense of Android

02/26/2015, 08:02 am

Apple gained ground in enterprise device activations over the fourth quarter of 2014, especially in strictly regulated industries, while Android share slipped over the same period, according to the latest data from Good Technology.

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iOS, Android dominate smartphone market with 96% combined stake

02/24/2015, 03:02 pm

Apple and Google have all but destroyed the competition in the smartphone space, with the two companies' flagship mobile operating systems -- iOS and Android -- combining to power 96.3 percent of the smartphones shipped in 2014, new data indicates.

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iPhone 6 launch led Apple to 47.7% share of US market, edging Android's 47.6%

02/04/2015, 08:02 am

For the first time since the end of 2012, Apple's iPhone edged out all devices running Android for shipments in the U.S., becoming not only the top device, but also the top domestic platform for the quarter.

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Apple's iOS 8 now on 72% of customer devices, nearly double any Android version

02/03/2015, 05:02 pm

Adoption of Apple's latest mobile operating system continues to grow, according to the company's App Store statistics, with 72 percent of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches now running on iOS 8 while no single version of Google's Android has surpassed 40 percent.

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While Apple's average iPhone price surges to $687, Android devices flounder at $254

02/02/2015, 09:02 am

Highlighting the huge disparity between the iPhone and the rest of the mobile market, the average selling price of Apple's smartphone lineup is now 2.7 times that of devices running Android.

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Apple Pay's success has rivals scrambling to catch up, could make PayPal an acquisition target

01/30/2015, 09:01 am

The strong initial success of Apple Pay, combined with the news that eBay will spin off PayPal, has led to expectations that PayPal could be a major acquisition target for mobile companies vying for users' wallets.

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Apple Inc's thermonuclear assault on Samsung vaporizes Android's remaining profit pillar

01/29/2015, 07:01 pm

After years of failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

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More Android-to-iPhone switchers coming from international markets - report

01/29/2015, 09:01 am

Apple revealed this week that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus attracted more Android users than ever before. But new data suggests that the rate of Android switchers in the U.S. was steady last quarter, implying that international users are the ones who made the jump to iPhone in record numbers.

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Samsung's mobile profits plunge 64.2% after Apple's iPhone 6 devastates premium Galaxy sales

01/28/2015, 10:01 pm

Samsung Electronics reported overall Q4 operating profits of 5.29 trillion won ($4.9 billion)--a 36 percent year-over-year drop--but its Mobile division suffered a 64.2 percent drop in profits, falling from $5 billion in the year ago quarter to $1.8 billion in the December quarter.

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Google Play downloads are growing, but Apple's App Store commands 70% of revenue

01/28/2015, 09:01 am

Downloads still aren't translating to dollars for Google and developers who create applications for its Play store for Android devices, as Apple's iOS App Store remains far and away the most profitable digital storefront, according to the latest data.

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I Bet My Life: Microsoft HoloLens perfectly targets its core competency

01/24/2015, 12:01 pm

Microsoft's ability to leverage the tech media's credulity is weakening, as is evident from the emerging skepticism of its ability to deliver upon its latest product demonstration: HoloLens.

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