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Topic: Android

Apple's iOS brings developers 5x more revenue per download than Android

11/27/2013, 10:11 am

Despite Android's significantly larger installed base, iOS continues to dominate in monetization with a five-times-greater return rate for developers -- a sign that Cupertino's market segmentation strategy is paying dividends for application creators.

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iOS-friendly Good Technology profiled as "BlackBerry-Killer" invading enterprise

11/26/2013, 05:11 pm

Good Technology is "stealthily stealing BlackBerry's enterprise clients with a simple pitch" that offers companies a secure path to accommodate Bring Your Own Device policies, a movement that has ushered Apple into corporate markets.

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Google Play Newsstand launches on Android, coming to Apple's iOS in 2014

11/20/2013, 03:11 pm

Android on Wednesday received its counterpart to Apple's own iOS Newsstand in the form of Google Play Newsstand, a news and magazine subscription hub that will also arrive on iPhone and iPad in 2014.

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LG's Smart TV watches you: spyware ads report your behavior in creepy detail

11/20/2013, 10:11 am

"Smart TVs" are bringing PC-style spyware and banner ads to the living room, collecting detailed logs of data that include every time the channel is changed and the names of every media file watched. In the case of sets from LG, data is being sent to the factory unencrypted, even after users attempt to turn the data collection off.

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U.S. carriers block Samsung's kill switch alternative to Apple's iOS 7 Activation Lock

11/19/2013, 04:11 pm

Samsung's plans to include a third party "kill switch" app on some of its premium smartphones to match Apple's iPhone Activation Lock theft deterrent system has been thwarted by phone carriers and fragmentation.

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Android-based TV sticks activate as tablets, prove popular for bootleg videos in Asia

11/18/2013, 09:11 am

Android-based USB and HDMI TV sticks that incorrectly activate as tablets have proven popular in Asia, where they are reportedly used to pirate video content --and could be inaccurately skewing Android's tablet market share at the cost of Apple's iPad.

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Apple's iOS App Store still handily trumps Google & Amazon offerings in new analysis

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.

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The curious case of IDC, Gartner & Strategy Analytics' PC, phone & tablet data on Apple

11/16/2013, 05:11 am

Every quarter, the tech world's market research firms release metrics on how many PCs, phones and tablets Apple reported selling and compare these to estimates of what the rest of the world produced, resulting in headlines that minimize the importance of the world's largest and most profitable company. You might wonder why.

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Pfizer transitioning 'huge' number of BlackBerry-using employees to iPhone & Android

11/15/2013, 08:11 am

With a belief that Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is in its death throes, major corporations and organizations continue to transition their employees away from the platform, with the latest discontinuation coming from pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

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IDC data shows 66% of Android's 81% smartphone share are junk phones selling for $215

11/12/2013, 05:11 pm

IDC reported 251.1 million smartphone shipments for Q3, reflecting 40 percent year over year market growth but an implosion in Average Selling Prices, at least outside of Apple's iPhone sales.

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Apple Maps took around 80 percent of Google Maps' iOS traffic in one year

11/11/2013, 01:11 pm

One year after the release of Apple's own iOS 6 mapping service, user data continues to show a precipitous decline in Google Maps among iOS users.

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Apple scores back to back wins vs. Google's Motorola in German, ITC patent cases

11/08/2013, 05:11 pm

Apple gained two favorable court decisions in its patent battles with Google's Motorola subsidiary today, one in Germany and other at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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Samsung tempers expectations for a 64-bit Android answer to Apple's A7

11/07/2013, 05:11 am

Samsung sought to assuage its investors' concerns about increasingly intense competition with Apple and the cooling market for premium Android smartphones, outlining a specs race that described a future with 64-bit Exynos chips, super high resolution mobile displays and a new focus on software.

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Apple's iOS takes phone sales share in US, Australia prior to iPhone 5s launch

11/04/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple's share of smartphone sales through the September quarter nudged up 1.3 percentage points in the U.S., 2.2 points in Latin America, and a dramatic 7 points in Australia, while slipping 6.4 points in China and losing 2.3 points across Western Europe.

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Google unveils new Nexus 5 with M7-like motion tracker, Android 4.4 KitKat

10/31/2013, 02:10 pm

At a Friday event in San Francisco, Google took the covers off their newest Nexus-series handset and unwrapped the next version of Android, version 4.4, or "KitKat."

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BlackBerry begins rolling out BBM for Apple's iPhone

10/21/2013, 03:10 pm

Beleaguered device maker BlackBerry on Monday announced that its popular messaging platform --BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM --is now officially available for iOS and Android, five months after it was first revealed.

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The mysterious failure of Apple's iPhone 5c

10/19/2013, 03:10 pm

Less than a month after it first went on sale, Apple's refreshed, moderately enhanced iPhone 5c has been targeted as possibly being a failure in scores of reports across a wide variety of major news outlets, even drawing comparisons to Microsoft's Surface flop. Can the company survive another 48 hours?

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USA Today prints contemptuous trashing of Apple's latest iOS 7 release

10/18/2013, 07:10 pm

A major U.S. newspaper has compiled a scathing dismissal of iOS 7 as Apple's "most troubled," although it provided no actual metrics of the issues or a comparison of the release's reported problems to those seen in previous versions.

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Good: Apple leads business adoption with 72% mobile devices, 90% of tablets, 95% of apps

10/17/2013, 04:10 pm

In its latest report of secure business mobility customers in the enterprise, Good Technology detailed rapid growth occurring in both device activations and custom app development, noting that Apple's iOS is overwhelming dominating both.

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iPhone IP Wars: Apple & the thorny issues of patent protection

10/12/2013, 05:10 pm

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. So far, however, the U.S. patent system has provided inconsistent protections for Apple inventions, while at the same time supporting dubious patent monetization schemes brought against the company.

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