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Topic: Google

Reworked Google Maps for iOS, Android gains better search, tablet compatibility

05/15/2013, 03:05 pm

In the midst of its Google I/O developer conference, the search giant showed off a redesigned version of its popular mapping app, one that will heighten the competition for Maps supremacy on Apple's iOS mobile platform.

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Revamped, cross-platform Google Hangouts app competes with Apple's iMessages, FaceTime [u]

05/15/2013, 02:05 pm

Google on Wednesday expanded its cross-platform service offerings with a revamped version of Hangouts, now a standalone application for iOS and Android with a focus on video and text conversations within groups.

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Google's All Access music streaming service to take on Spotify, Pandora

05/15/2013, 01:05 pm

On Wednesday, Google introduced its long-anticipated Spotify competitor: Google Play Music All Access, a "uniquely Google approach" to subscription music service.

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Google Play game services offers cross-platform support on iOS, Android and Web

05/15/2013, 12:05 pm

Google's response to Apple's Game Center was announced on Wednesday in the form of Google Play game services, a cross-platform series of developer tools that will support iOS as well as Android and the Web.

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Google announces 900 million Android activations, 48 billion app installs

05/15/2013, 12:05 pm

Google on Wednesday announced that its Android mobile platform has seen 900 million total activations to date, while 48 billion applications have been installed on Android devices.

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Google to reportedly debut paid streaming music service at Google I/O

05/14/2013, 09:05 pm

Internet search giant Google is said to be preparing a launch of a subscription-based music streaming service akin to existing offerings like Spotify, with the announcement possibly coming as soon as this week at the company's Google I/O Developers Conference.

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Mobile malware exploding, but only for Android

05/14/2013, 06:05 pm

Malware targeting mobile devices is rapidly growing in both the number of variants found in the wild and in their complexity and sophistication, but the only platform being actively targeted is Google's Android, which researchers now say is resembling Windows on the desktop PC.

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BlackBerry BBM coming to Apple's iOS, Google Android this summer

05/14/2013, 11:05 am

BlackBerry's BBM messaging service will go cross-platform this summer, when official BBM applications will launch on iOS and Android.

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Apple fell to 18% share of smartphone sales in Q1, Gartner says

05/14/2013, 10:05 am

While Apple increased its iPhone sales year over year, its share of the global smartphone market shrank to 18.2 percent in the first quarter, according to data from Gartner.

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Google's Android on 59.5% of all 'smart mobile devices' shipped in Q1, Apple at 19.3%

05/10/2013, 03:05 am

According to research firm Canalys, Google's Android platform continues to dominate the worldwide mobile marketplace as the OS powered 59.5 percent of the nearly 310 million smart mobile devices shipped in the first quarter, while Apple managed to grow its iOS and OS X presence to a 19.3 percent share.

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New Nexus 7 to be highlight of Google I/O as 'iPad mini 2' faces delay, analyst says

05/09/2013, 05:05 pm

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Google will unveil a next-generation Nexus 7 tablet in partnership with Asus at the search giant's upcoming Google I/O conference, looking to steal some of Apple's thunder as a next-generation iPad mini is rumored to be delayed.

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Google looks to spark iOS browser war with OpenInChrome function

05/08/2013, 12:05 pm

Google looks to be attempting to grow its mini-ecosystem on Apple's iOS platform, as the search giant is now enticing developers to have their apps open web links in its Chrome browser.

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Apple takes fight to Google, wants Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

05/08/2013, 11:05 am

The week has seen new turns in Apple's ongoing patent-based struggle against Google's Android operating system, as the iPhone maker attempted to pull the search giant deeper into the proceedings in one case while trying to keep Google out of the mix in another.

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Code in Google's Chromium points to future Google Now support for OS X

05/07/2013, 07:05 pm

A newly reported issue with Google's open-source Chromium Web browser hints that preparations are being made to launch rich notifications for Apple's OS X, which could in turn be used to build out a Mac version of Google Now.

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Smartphone companies, including Apple, have little to show for patent litigation

05/07/2013, 10:05 am

An all-out patent litigation war between the biggest players in the smartphone industry, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft, has yielded very little for all parties involved.

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Gmail app update tightens Google's iOS ecosystem with support for Chrome, Maps, YouTube

05/06/2013, 01:05 pm

In a move that will only widen its foothold within Apple's iOS, Google on Monday rolled out an update to its Gmail app, one that ties together Google-provided apps and services on Apple's platform more so than ever before.

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EU rules Google's Motorola abused patents in seeking injunction against Apple

05/06/2013, 08:05 am

In a preliminary ruling, the European Commission has determined that Google's Motorola Mobility abused its dominance in mobile patents when it sought an injunction against Apple's iPhone in Germany.

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Editorial: Apple's iOS is the new Windows

05/04/2013, 06:05 pm

Over the last six months, Apple earned $22 billion on revenues of over $98 billion, while selling 85 million iPhones and 42 million iPads globally. The profits Apple is now earning in mobile dwarf the best mobile profit performance records set by Nokia in 2008 by more than a factor of three. Why are Apple's competitors not beating back its advances?

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Samsung on Galaxy S4 storage complaints: Go buy an SD card

05/03/2013, 03:05 pm

Samsung has some advice for buyers of the 16-gigabyte model of its new Galaxy S4 stung by its low storage space: if that's not enough storage for you, that's why we put in a microSD card slot.

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Big phones, phablets & tablets account for just 10% of Android's installed base

05/03/2013, 02:05 pm

While many pundits insist that Apple must make a larger screen iPhone to keep pace with the offerings from Android licensees, Google's own stats indicate that all big phones, tablets and phablets put together are a tiny 10 percent fraction of active users.

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