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Topic: Android

Apple's iPhone is most-desired smartphone in emerging markets, passing Samsung

03/14/2014, 10:03 am

While many customers in emerging markets may not be able to afford an iPhone, they'd still prefer it over competing devices running Google's Android, including handsets from Apple rival Samsung, a recent survey reveals.

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How Android lost global open market share to Apple's integrated iOS

03/14/2014, 05:03 am

Ever since Google's Android began to first gain mainstream support among smartphone makers in late 2009, Android platform enthusiasts have predicted that it would win out over proprietary mobile platforms, particularly Apple's iOS. The obvious parallel they like to draw is the rise of Microsoft's Windows in the mid 1990s at the expense of Apple's Macintosh. But that's wrong, here's why.

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New Android "RAT" infects Google Play apps, turning phones into spyware zombies

03/07/2014, 06:03 pm

An easy to use new "Remote Administration Tool" malware package for Android offers to infect users, steal their photos and text messages, secretly capture audio or video, record their calls, download their web browser history and steal their email, Facebook and VPN account information.

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Rumor: Google pressured Asus to cancel Android/Windows dual-boot devices

03/07/2014, 10:03 am

Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Asus has reportedly shelved plans to release a new Transformer tablet that would allow consumers to run both Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android operating systems on the same device after Google voiced opposition to the move.

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Apple touts secure design of iOS as Google chief admits Android is best target for malicious hackers

02/27/2014, 06:02 pm

Speaking at Mobile World Conference, Google's new Android chief Sundar Pichai admitted that security plays second fiddle to "freedom" in the design and implementation of Google's mobile operation system, exposing Android users to an overwhelming, disproportionate share of malware vulnerabilities.

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Google rumored to debut 'Nexus' smart watch with new operating system in June

02/24/2014, 04:02 pm

The flood of wearable devices headed to market is expected to continue with a new wrist-worn smart watch from Google, rumored to be unveiled at the search giant's I/O 2014 conference this June.

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 with 5.1" display, fingerprint scanner & heart rate monitor

02/24/2014, 02:02 pm

Samsung's next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, was officially announced by the company at the Mobile World Congress trade show on Monday, and the handset will compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 5s by sporting its own fingerprint sensor.

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Apple's failure to pay for favorable media coverage flies in the face of Samsung's payola

02/23/2014, 02:02 pm

Slanted media reports targeting Apple appear to be directly connected to the company's failure to pay for more favorable coverage in the model of Samsung. It doesn't appear to be affecting Apple's sales or profits, however.

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Microsoft to reportedly cut Windows pricing by 70% as Apple, Google eat PC marketshare

02/21/2014, 10:02 pm

As the mobile device market -- led by device from Apple and Google -- continues to devour traditional PC marketshare, Microsoft is reportedly looking cheaper Windows licensing fees in a bid to stop the hemorrhaging.

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Google has fooled the media and markets, but hasn't bested Tim Cook's Apple

02/15/2014, 07:02 pm

Listening to the Google-enraptured tech media's echo chamber of fears, uncertainties and doubts about the world's most profitable and successful company, you'd never realize that there's an incredible bounty of low hanging fruit waiting for Tim Cook's Apple to harvest, and little but mobile scorched earth left behind Google.

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Apple, Inc. sold more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows PC partners in December quarter

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Seven years after entering the mobile computing market with iPhone, the Cupertino-based company has now reached a peak of building and selling more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows licensees put together.

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Google's strict policies for 'open' Android OS revealed in newly public documents

02/13/2014, 12:02 am

New documents published to the Web on Wednesday reveal Google imposes decidedly strict tit-for-tat terms on device makers looking to use the "open" Android platform.

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IDC critical of Apple for not selling profitless, sub $200 iPhones in market share report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

Market research firm IDC has reported new figures seeking to explain why Apple, the most profitable smartphone vendor on the planet, is "underperforming the overall market" by not emulating the profitless manufacturing of low end phones by its competitors, most of whom are losing money.

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Microsoft considering allowing Android apps to run on Windows - report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

In an effort to bolster its struggling Windows platforms, Microsoft is said to be "seriously considering" allowing Android applications to run in both the traditional Windows environment, as well as on the Windows Phone mobile platform.

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Apple's iPhone earned 87.4% of global handset profits in December quarter

02/12/2014, 01:02 pm

Despite efforts seeking to portray Apple as having experienced a disappointing winter quarter, the reality is that Apple brutally dominated the slowing global handset market, syphoning off 87.4 percent of the industry's global profits.

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Apple's iPad takes 91.4% share of enterprise tablets; iOS takes 73% share overall

02/12/2014, 12:02 pm

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reported that Apple's iPad accounted for more than 91 percent of enterprise tablet deployments, while iPhone represented 54 percent of smartphones activated by the more than 2,000 companies using its services in the fourth quarter, giving iOS an overall 73 percent share of mobile devices in the enterprise.

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Apple's iPhone marketshare dips in Q4, Samsung falters under pressure from low-cost OEMs

01/27/2014, 09:01 am

Apple's smartphone marketshare continues to ease downward despite record sales for the company's latest handsets, while rival Samsung's share of the Android ecosystem is being squeezed in key markets, according to new analysis covering the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Apple's iOS edges out Android in mobile ad traffic, dominates in revenue

01/21/2014, 07:01 pm

For the fourth quarter of 2013, Apple held an impressive lead over rival OS Android in mobile advertising marketshare, says Opera Mediaworks, but more importantly the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch combined to net 55 percent of all ad revenue for the period.

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Apple's Phil Schiller plugs security report showing 99% of mobile malware targets Android

01/21/2014, 03:01 pm

Apple's marketing chief took to Twitter on Tuesday to promote the 2014 edition of Cisco's Annual Security Report, presumably in a bid to draw attention to the report's finding that 99 percent of mobile device-targeted malware is directed at Android.

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Apple offers Samsung patent settlement deal tied to anti-cloning provision

01/20/2014, 02:01 pm

Apple is requiring that any patent settlement negotiations with Samsung include a provision that blocks the South Korean conglomerate from cloning its designs, a provision that was also key to the deal Apple forged with HTC in November 2012.

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