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Topic: Android

Google refreshes Nexus 7 with twice iPad mini's pixel count, for $100 less

07/24/2013, 02:07 pm

Google on Wednesday fired a shot across Apple's bow, unveiling a revamped version of its Nexus 7 tablet that's aimed at outdoing Apple's iPad mini at a lower price.

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Apple's iOS maintains dominance over Android with 63% mobile browsing share

07/22/2013, 02:07 pm

New mobile Web browsing data shows that iOS users remain far more active on the Internet than their Android counterparts, with Apple's devices accounting for nearly two-thirds of all domestic mobile website traffic.

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Samsung launches its own "WWDC" as an alternative to Google IO

07/22/2013, 02:07 pm

Samsung will host its own developer conference this October in San Francisco, promoting its own Software Development Kits and tools rather than simply remaining a passive licensee of Google's Android and Chrome OS.

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After acquisition by Apple, HopStop drops support for Windows Phone

07/22/2013, 01:07 pm

HopStop, the transit navigation app Apple acquired last Friday, dropped support for Windows Phone over the weekend, leaving users of the platform miffed.

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iPhone users pay average of 19 cents per app, Android users pay just 6 cents

07/18/2013, 12:07 pm

The dominance of free mobile applications continues to grow, as a new study reveals that iPhone users spend an average of 19 cents per app downloaded, while Android users spend only 6 cents per download.

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Editorial: Google's Android haunted by Steve Jobs' warnings on app signing security

07/14/2013, 02:07 pm

In May 2007, I interviewed Steve Jobs on the subject of native apps for the iPhone months before the new phone first went on sale. Six years later, his answers are now haunting Google's rival Android platform because the search giant has failed to heed the advice leaking from the top of Apple's ship.

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T-Mobile launch helps iPhone cut Android lead in US by 3.5%

07/08/2013, 11:07 am

Thanks in part to the launch of the iPhone on T-Mobile's network, Apple's iOS platform stepped closer to Google's Android in market share over the past three months, according to a new report.

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Samsung's "free" Jay Z album delivered via Android spyware app

07/05/2013, 01:07 pm

In a promotion for its Galaxy phones, Samsung announced it would deliver a million free copies of Brooklyn rapper Jay Z's new album days before its official release. But it did so using a spyware Android app designed to track your location and harvest phone numbers you call, your device ID and which apps you use.

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Security flaw opens all modern Android devices to "zombie botnet" takeover [u]

07/03/2013, 06:07 pm

A newly discovered flaw in Google's Android security model enables rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system and all installed apps, read all data on the device, harvest passwords and create a botnet of "always-on, always-connected and always-moving" spy devices tracking users' location while secretly recording.

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Most popular Android app caught harvesting users contacts: Facebook

07/01/2013, 05:07 pm

Facebook, the top-ranking free app in Google Play, has taken advantage of Android's weak platform security to collect users' phone numbers as soon as the app is installed, highlighting core differences in Apple's approach to protecting users' privacy and those of social-advertising firms like Facebook and Google.

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Editorial: Can Apple survive 2013?

06/29/2013, 05:06 pm

Given the recent implosions of BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia, Microsoft, can we safely assume that Apple is next and will likely fail before the year is out, simply because, well… Android?

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Apple holds 39% of US smartphone market, far ahead of Samsung's 23%

06/28/2013, 02:06 pm

Apple's iPhone increased its lead in the United States smartphone market through the end of May, inching toward a 40 percent share, while the other major competitors outside of Samsung lost share.

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iPhone apps need to earn $47K per day to crack App Store's top 10 grossing

06/28/2013, 11:06 am

To be listed among the top 10 paid applications on the iOS App Store, software must average around 4,000 downloads per day, while a top grossing app must earn $47,000 per day, a new study has revealed.

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Telefónica looks to break iPhone and Android 'duopoly' with aggressive Windows Phone 8 push

06/26/2013, 06:06 pm

Unsatisfied with the current state of affairs in the mobile marketplace, one Spanish wireless carrier is looking to shake up what it calls an iOS and Android 'duopoly' by pushing Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 on its networks in Europe and some emerging markets.

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Android accounts for 92% of mobile malware, malicious apps increase 614%

06/26/2013, 11:06 am

A new study on smartphone malware has found that 92 percent of nefarious mobile software is targeted at Google's Android platform, and the amount of attacks are growing.

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BlackBerry Secure Work Space support now available for Apple's iOS

06/25/2013, 10:06 am

BlackBerry on Tuesday announced the launch of Secure Work Space, a new solution built on its BlackBerry Enterprise Service and compatible with Android devices and Apple's iPhone and iPad, continuing a trend that has seen the phone maker increasing its focus on services.

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Editorial: iOS 7 shows how Apple is leading mobile computing

06/22/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices.

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Apple now charting App Store iOS fragmentation just like Google's Android

06/20/2013, 07:06 pm

After first announcing that 93 percent of App Store customers are using the latest iOS 6 at WWDC last week, Apple has added the chart to its public developer site, mirroring Google's reporting of Android users in Google Play.

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Samsung shows off range of new Android phones, hedges bets with Windows 8 devices

06/20/2013, 04:06 pm

Samsung on Thursday showed of a range of new devices for both Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Google’s Android platforms, though the South Korean giant’s choices appear to show that it is very much hedging its bets when it comes to Microsoft’s newest operating system.

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IDC gives Apple 9% of Chinese smartphone market, double the prevailing growth rate

06/19/2013, 06:06 pm

IDC has ranked Apple the fifth largest smartphone vendor in China, assigning it a 9 percent share of the 78 million smartphones sold in Q1. While the market grew by 117 percent, Apple's sales of the entry level iPhone 4 grew by 211 percent, the firm noted.

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