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Topic: Droid

ITC rules Motorola did not violate Apple patents [u]

01/13/2012, 06:01 pm

Apple's worldwide battle against Google's Android platform was dealt a blow as the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Motorola's Droid line of smartphones do not violate Apple's patents [updated with statement from Motorola].

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Apple's Steve Jobs slams Google, RIM, rival tablet makers

10/18/2010, 05:10 pm

In a surprise appearance during the company's quarterly earnings call, Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs hailed the success of the iPhone and Pod while painting a bleak outlook for RIM's Blackberry smartphones, Google's fragmented Android smartphone platform, and the coming trickle of 7inch tablets.

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Android users quicker than iPhone users in upgrading to new OS versions - report

09/15/2010, 02:09 am

Motorola Droid users have a higher adoption rate of Android 2.2 than that of iPhone 3GS users and iOS 4.0, according to a new report.

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Android tops BlackBerry, iPhone grows in US smartphone OS share

08/04/2010, 02:08 pm

Google Android ousted Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform as the top-selling smartphone operating system in the U.S. for June quarter, while Apple's iPhone -- available in just two models and on one carrier -- took third.

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Verizon mocks Apple's iPhone 4 antenna issue with full-page NYT ad

07/06/2010, 04:07 pm

To promote the forthcoming launch of the Droid X handset, Verizon this week took out a full-page ad in The New York Times in which it mocked widely reported reception issues with the iPhone 4.

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Apple's iPhone 4 Retina Display places first in lab tests

07/01/2010, 05:07 pm

The new Retina Display Apple uses in iPhone 4 was compared against alternative screens used in competing smartphones, and Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies, has offered additional comments about the display comparison.

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Inside iOS 4: Missing features for iPhone 3G users

06/22/2010, 06:06 pm

Apple disabled support for some features in iOS 4 to shoehorn the new release into the processing constraints and memory footprint of the 2008 iPhone 3G and second generation iPod touch. Here's what's missing and why.

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Verizon corrects Droid X ad error touting 720p screen

06/17/2010, 04:06 pm

A Verizon Wireless web promo for its Droid-branded Android phones originally promoted the upcoming Droid X as having a "720p screen," stoking some brief excitement that iPhone 4 and its Retina Display might be eclipsed, at least until the error was corrected.

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Apple's iPhone 4 simulator shows off Retina resolution

06/14/2010, 04:06 pm

The iPhone 4 simulator included in Apple's iOS 4 development tools provides an early look at how much clarity the increased resolution of the new Retina Display delivers.

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Apple edges Motorola with 3% global cell phone market share

05/17/2010, 09:05 am

Apple moved ahead of rival Motorola in unit sales in the first quarter of 2010, with the iPhone taking a 3 percent share of the total cell phone market.

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Robotic test reconfirms Apple's iPhone touchscreen superiority

03/24/2010, 02:03 pm

A new test of touchscreen smartphones with a precise laboratory robot has confirmed what a human test already concluded: Apple's iPhone touchscreen is far and away the most accurate touch panel on the market.

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First-gen iPhone, Droid sold 8 times better than Nexus One debut

03/16/2010, 10:03 am

In its first 74 days of availability, the Google Nexus One has sold an estimated 135,000 units, compared to 1 million in the same timeframe for the original iPhone, and 1.05 million for the Motorola Droid.

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Scientific analysis finds iPhone LCD trumps Nexus One OLED

02/22/2010, 03:02 pm

The LCD screen on the iPhone 3GS is far from perfect, but it's also significantly better than the much-touted AM-OLED display on the Google Nexus One, a scientific comparison of the two displays has found.

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First week Google Nexus One sales a disappointing 20,000 - estimate

01/15/2010, 07:01 am

After much hype, the launch of Google's self-sold Nexus One smartphone managed an estimated 20,000 sales in its first week, well behind not only Apple's iPhone, but also competing Android-based handsets.

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Google reveals Nexus One for T-Mobile, Verizon: $529 contract-free

01/05/2010, 01:01 pm

As expected, customers can purchase a contract-free, unlocked Nexus One smartphone direct from Google for $529, or buy a subsidized handset through carrier T-Mobile for $179, the search giant announced Tuesday.

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Google's Nexus One compared to Apple's iPhone, Motorola Droid [u]

12/23/2009, 10:12 am

New photos and a hands-on description have compared Google's custom-built Nexus One handset, rumored to be for sale to the public next month, with Apple's iPhone [updated with hardware specs].

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Time ranks Motorola Droid above Apple iPhone for 2009

12/09/2009, 09:12 am

Time magazine has named the Motorola Droid the No. 1 gadget of 2009, besting the iPhone 3GS and calling the handset the first to truly challenge Apple's groundbreaking smartphone.

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Motorola suggests Apple's iPhone is feminine in latest TV spot

12/04/2009, 09:12 am

Motorola has continued its assault on the iPhone with a new commercial that indirectly compares Apple's handset to a "tiara-wearing digitally clueless beauty pageant queen."

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Google Phone reports continue; Apple rejects Motorola Droid app

11/30/2009, 03:11 pm

Another report claims that a Google-branded phone will arrive soon, and an application that served as a promotional tool for the Motorola Droid was rejected by Apple for distribution in the iPhone App Store.

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Motorola passes Apple in brand loyalty among men - study

11/24/2009, 02:11 pm

Motorola has exceeded Apple in brand loyalty among men ages 18-and-up since the launch of its new Droid handset, but the iPhone maker has remained well ahead of competitor BlackBerry, according to one study.

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