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Topic: Android

Apple's iPhone X bests Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 in benchmark testing

08/09/2018, 07:08 pm

Early benchmark testing of Samsung's just released Galaxy Note 9 shows the flagship phablet is unable to top Apple's iPhone X with A11 Bionic processor despite hitting market nearly 11 months later.

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Review: Lenovo's Smart Display can sell iPhone owners on Google Assistant

08/08/2018, 02:08 pm

Lenovo's product makes a surprisingly solid case for why a smartspeaker should have a touchscreen, moreso than the Amazon Echo Show or Spot.

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Android 9.0 'Pie' ships on Google Pixel with slow release throughout fall

08/06/2018, 03:08 pm

Google has formally released Android 9, the latest iteration of the mobile operating system, with the company's Pixel line among the first smartphones to be able to install the new software, with Google also revealing the Android version's name: Pie.

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Hands on: Lenovo's Google-enabled, iPhone-connected 8-inch Smart Display

08/01/2018, 02:08 pm

Once controlled exclusively by Amazon, competition is beginning to accelerate in the smart speaker space. The latest shot across the bow is the first one with Google's Android Things, the Lenovo Smart Display.

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iPhone 8 & 8 Plus help boost Apple to 38.7 percent of US smartphone market

07/24/2018, 08:07 pm

Although most media attention has been focused on the state-of-the-art iPhone X, it's the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that have helped push Apple to 38.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, according to June-quarter estimates published this week.

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Google's Pixel Android strategy is destroying HTC the same way Moto X gutted Motorola

07/23/2018, 11:07 am

Ten years ago, Google offered Taiwan's HTC a lifeline of sorts in the form of an Android partnership for the original HTC Dream, followed by Nexus One. However, the former Windows Mobile contract manufacturer hasn't fared so well since. Google's last two years of HTC-built Pixels have done nothing to help the struggling company.

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Google's $5B antitrust fine similar to Apple's e-book, App Store woes

07/18/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple can tell the folks at Alphabet just how long these cases can drag on, as it has its own experience in such matters.

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Google hit with $5B antitrust fine over Android search restrictions

07/18/2018, 08:07 am

The European Commission has fined Google 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) for breaking antitrust rules, claiming the restrictions the tech giant imposes on carriers and smartphone producers using the Android operating system helps the search engine maintain its vast market share.

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Apple eats into Android, Samsung marketshare in Q2, study says

07/17/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple improved its position in the smartphone space during the June quarter, eroding Android's share and equalizing its standing with rival Samsung in the U.S. market, according to new research.

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Default Samsung messaging app randomly spamming contacts with pictures

07/03/2018, 09:07 am

An unusual glitch in Samsung Messages is causing some phones to randomly send photos to contacts without prompting users first.

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More than 75% of Nintendo's $60M Super Mario Run global revenues came from iOS

07/02/2018, 06:07 pm

Nintendo's mobile "Run" adaptation of its Super Mario franchise was introduced with great fanfare at the introduction of iPhone 7 in September 2016. It has since reached $60 million in revenue globally, but more than three quarters of that has come from Apple's App Store versus Android and Google Play.

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Hundreds of iOS apps leaking data due to misconfigured Firebase backends, report says

06/29/2018, 06:06 pm

Some 2,200 unsecured Firebase databases have caused more than 3,000 iOS and Android apps to leak user data, exposing over 100 million records including plaintext passwords, health information, GPS location data and more, security researchers say.

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Switchers still healthy market for Apple, account for 20 percent of quarterly iPhone sales

06/26/2018, 11:06 am

Although Android switchers typically represent about 15 to 20 percent of iPhone purchases each quarter, they're not necessarily buying the models Apple would most like them to buy, according to new research estimates.

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Adobe takes on iMovie with Project Rush, a powerful cross-device video editing app for creators

06/19/2018, 09:06 am

Adobe is making a play for social media influencers, online content creators (read YouTubers) and tech savvy consumers with a new cross-platform video production tool that bundles the firm's powerful video editing technology with an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface.

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Essential Phone maker cancels next smartphone, may put company up for sale

05/25/2018, 09:05 am

Essential, the electronics maker co-founded by Android originator Andy Rubin, is reportedly canceling the development of a follow-up to the Essential Phone and considering selling itself.

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Google 'Cloud Anchors' will help synchronize group AR experiences across iOS and Android devices

05/09/2018, 09:05 am

ARCore 1.2, Google's updated augmented reality framework, includes a new cross-platform feature called 'Cloud Anchors,' which can allow both iOS and Android device users to share the same AR experience despite using different underlying AR technologies.

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Google announces Android P, with strong emphasis on 'free and open'

05/08/2018, 02:05 pm

As expected, at the 2018 Google I/O developer's conference, the company has announced a new version of Android, with a beta program starting on Tuesday for a small sliver of devices.

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iPhone, iOS 'dominant' over Android in English-speaking countries

05/04/2018, 03:05 pm

According to a new report by DeviceAtlas, English-speaking countries, as well as Japan, prefer iOS, while the non-English-speaking world prefers Android.

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iPhone X-style notch added to LG G7 ThinQ after positive feedback

05/02/2018, 02:05 pm

The display notch in LG's latest high-end smartphone -- the G7 ThinQ -- was greenlit only after the majority of a survey group said they either liked or didn't mind the design choice first found in the iPhone X.

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iOS 11 now installed on 76% of compatible devices, up 11% since January

04/25/2018, 01:04 pm

New adoption statistics for iOS published on Apple's developer website reveal iOS 11 is installed on 76 percent of all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models, a share that has increased by 11 percent since the start of this year.

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