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Topic: Android

Google's Nexus 7 tablets dying early due to defective hardware and software [u]

06/18/2013, 06:06 pm

Less than a year after hitting the market at an exceptionally low $199 price point, Google's Nexus 7 mini tablet is causing an uproar among early adopters who complain the device is already beginning to fail with frustrating lag and frequent periods of unresponsiveness.

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iPad crashes Windows 8 launch party as Asus cuts its PC, tablet forecasts by 10%

06/17/2013, 05:06 pm

More bad new for Microsoft's Windows 8: Asus, one of the few PC makers to experience any growth last year, is now lowering its forecasts for June quarter PC and tablet sales in the face of slack demand for computers with the appearance of Windows Phone.

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After crowning Samsung as Apple's heir, analysts now rethinking their math

06/17/2013, 02:06 am

Sales of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 are falling short of initial estimates as much as 30 percent, causing an implosion of $20 billion of the firm's market value as analysts reconsider their formerly rosy expectations.

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ITC calls for import ban against Samsung, rejects Google's flip-flop arguments

06/13/2013, 03:06 pm

The US International Trade Commission's Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII) has recommended an import ban against Samsung's Android devices infringing upon four Apple patents, rejecting contradictory, flawed arguments by Google.

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BlackBerry Messenger not coming to iPhone, iPad June 27 [U]

06/06/2013, 12:06 pm

BlackBerry Messenger is still going cross-platform, but it won't be appearing on iOS and Android on June 27, contrary to a report published Thursday.

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Android's consumer strength hasn't translated to enterprise, where Apple still dominates

06/05/2013, 11:06 am

While Google's Android is the most popular smartphone platform among consumers, Apple's iOS remains the default choice for the majority of business customers activating phones and tablets, according to the latest data from Good Technology.

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Mobile payments growing, no thanks to NFC or Google Wallet

06/04/2013, 10:06 am

Mobile payment transactions are on pace to hit $235.4 billion in 2013, though mostly through money transfers, as NFC payments and services like Google Wallet have failed to gain much traction.

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Samsung chooses Intel CPU for new iPad-competing Android Galaxy Tab - report

05/31/2013, 10:05 am

With Intel largely absent from the current booming smartphone and tablet markets, the chipmaker has reportedly secured a deal with Samsung to power one of the company's upcoming 10-inch Android tablets.

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Top iOS apps earn 4.6x more than Android, but Google Play is gaining ground

05/31/2013, 08:05 am

Apple's iOS App Store remains by far the most profitable place for mobile developers to sell their applications, but Android's Google Play has managed to increase its share of revenue significantly over the last six months.

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Motorola's new 'Moto X' smartphone will be built in Texas

05/30/2013, 09:05 am

Motorola's next handset will be Made in America, as the Google-owned manufacturer looks to make a comeback in a market dominated by Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy line.

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Samsung, Google to scale back giant screen sizes on new Android phones

05/30/2013, 05:05 am

While Apple has been the subject of incessant queries wondering when it will follow Samsung and Google's Motorola subsidiary in making a big screen iPhone, both Android licensees are now planning new phones with screens closer in size to iPhone 5.

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HTC next to accuse Samsung of using component supplies as a "competitive weapon"

05/29/2013, 03:05 pm

Apple isn't the only company grappling with its relationship to Samsung as both a smartphone component supplier and handset competitor. HTC recently complained that Samsung has "strategically declined" to provide it with crucial parts for years.

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iPhone owners spend 55% more time on their phone than Android users

05/29/2013, 09:05 am

New smartphone usage data shows that iPhone owners spend an additional 26 minutes per day on Apple's handset more than the average Android device user.

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IDC sees tablet shipments eclipsing notebooks this year, all PCs in 2015

05/28/2013, 11:05 am

Led by devices with screens smaller than 8 inches, tablets are expected to surpass notebook PC shipments this year to become the predominant non-smartphone mobile computing platform.

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Samsung teases new Android, Windows devices for June 20 event

05/27/2013, 02:05 pm

On the heels of launching its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, Samsung is now gearing up to introduce more Android devices, as well as new Windows products, at a June 20 event in London.

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Editorial: Apple's iOS 7 needs exclusive, distinctive features, not just a flat UI

05/25/2013, 04:05 pm

There's intense interest blooming around reports that Apple plans to revamp the look of iOS 7 with a flatter appearance. But there's more reason to believe that Apple is - or should be - focusing on features, not a radical new appearance.

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Google's new 3D Maps destroy Manhattan in the wake of Apple's Flyover

05/22/2013, 06:05 pm

Nearly a year after Apple introduced its own Maps service in iOS 6 with Flyover 3D satellite views, Google is expanding its own online Maps to support similar 3D satellite imagery, with the same sorts of buckled roads and visual distortions Apple was castigated for last summer.

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Apple's iPad dominates online shopping traffic & revenue generation

05/22/2013, 01:05 pm

Despite growing competition from other tablets, Apple's iPad still accounts for a whopping 89.28 percent of e-commerce website traffic, and also rakes in more money on a per-user basis than any other platform.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 & Google Now accused of violating Apple patents for Siri

05/22/2013, 10:05 am

In its ongoing litigation against Samsung, Apple has added five new patents to its claims, targeting both the company's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, as well as the Google Now service for Android.

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Looking to pull even with Apple, Samsung to pay developers for Galaxy-specific apps

05/20/2013, 09:05 am

Apple rival Samsung is turning to third-party developers to help improve the standing of its smartphone lineup against the iPhone, offering $800,000 in prize money for Galaxy-specific apps.

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