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Topic: Android

Canalys: Android lacks the 'rigorously managed, high-quality, optimized' apps seen on Apple's iPad

08/15/2013, 10:08 am

Market research group Canalys offered a scathing appraisal of the apps currently available for Android tablet users, stating that "building high-quality app experiences for Android tablets has not been among many developersí top priorities to date."

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Smartphones outsell feature phones for first time, while Apple's iPhone loses market share - Gartner

08/14/2013, 10:08 am

Despite moving 3 million more iPhones in the second quarter of 2013 than in the same period last year, Apple's share of the overall smartphone market shank more than 4 percent, while total smartphones outsold feature phones for the first time worldwide, according to new data from research firm Gartner.

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Google's new Nexus 7 gets stellar reviews despite faults, jitters, lagging apps

08/14/2013, 08:08 am

Reports of "faulty" GPS, "buggy" multitouch, "jittery" scrolling and an ecosystem that "still lags iOS" weren't enough to stop Google's latest Nexus 7 from getting a stellar review on par with Apple's iPad mini.

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Samsung clone of Apple's Passbook hits Google Play for some Galaxy devices

08/09/2013, 10:08 am

Samsung's answer to Apple's Passbook feature has arrived on the Google Play Store for Android, giving select Galaxy device owners the ability to store tickets, coupons, and more.

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Google now popping up new banner ads in iPhone Google Maps searches

08/08/2013, 04:08 pm

Seeking to monetize mobile users at least as effectively as it does the web, Google is now popping up lower banner ads during Google Maps searches.

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Android on 80% of smartphones shipped in Q2, while Apple's iPhone took 13%

08/07/2013, 03:08 pm

Google's Android operating system continues to dominate the smartphone segment in terms of shipped devices, with an 80 percent share in the latest quarter according to new data, while Apple's iPhone accounts for less and less of shipments in a growing market.

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Samsung seeks 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch trademark as wearable tech market heats up

08/07/2013, 11:08 am

Samsung's forthcoming smart watch accessory may be dubbed the "Galaxy Gear," based on new trademark filings by the company in its home country of South Korea, as well as in the U.S.

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Apple, Inc. gets its fingerprints on advanced touch sensor, appears difficult for Android to copy

08/07/2013, 04:08 am

In a market saturated with smartphones that all increasingly look the same, Apple wants its next iPhone to stand out and be difficult for cloners to duplicate.

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Samsung co-CEO pushes Tizen OS as more than a 'simple alternative for Android'

08/06/2013, 09:08 am

As Samsung looks to lessen its reliance on Google's Android platform, the company views its own custom Tizen operating system as a viable alternative that could power the company's future flagship smartphones.

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Apple's iPad lineup slipped to 32% of tablets shipped in Q2 2013

08/05/2013, 02:08 pm

While iPad shipments fell year over year in the June quarter, competing Android tablets saw huge gains, reducing Apple's share of worldwide tablet shipments to less than a third.

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Samsung's vetoed push for an ITC ban against Apple, Inc., in pictures

08/05/2013, 06:08 am

While efforts by Apple and Samsung to enforce their respective patent rights are often equated as back-and-forth arguments among twin giants who irrationally refuse to settle their legal disputes rather than innovate and compete in the market, there's a vast difference between the legitimacy of their respective intellectual property claims and what each company is demanding.

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Apple, Inc. iPad is obliterating Samsung, Google's Android in tablet profits

08/03/2013, 01:08 am

While market research firms publicly report that Apple's iPad is "losing market share" in tablet shipments, their data also says something else: Apple continues to obliterate Samsung, Google's Android, Microsoft, Amazon and the rest of the industry in tablet profits.

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Android gets Find My iPhone-like feature 3 years after Apple

08/02/2013, 02:08 pm

Google's Android platform has largely caught up to Apple's iOS in at least one respect: Android device owners will soon be able to track the location of their phone much in the same way iPhone owners have been able to do since 2010.

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Fllu offers cash to "organically" promote Samsung's push for proprietary Android apps

08/01/2013, 04:08 pm

Users contributing Android bug reports to the StackOverflow developer community were offered cash in exchange for "organically" directing interest to a promotion aimed at creating Android apps with features that only work on certain Samsung phones.

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Android tablets outshipped Apple's iPad for first time in Q2 2013, study claims

08/01/2013, 03:08 pm

The tablet market continues to grow rapidly, and Apple's position in that market appears to be slipping, as shipments of tablets powered by Google's Android operating system overtook the iPad in the second quarter of this year.

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Focused on apps, Apple's iOS 7 provides a sneak peak at new sharing icons

08/01/2013, 06:08 am

Apple's upcoming iOS 7 introduces a bright, clean new visual appearance that strips away much of the shadowing and gloss that Apple introduced into the computing mainstream with iPhone six years ago, particularly evident in its new social sharing app icons.

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Google Play takes top spot in downloads, but Apple's App Store still tops revenue

07/31/2013, 03:07 pm

Based on sheer volume of downloaded apps, Google Play for Android has finally surpassed its rival app repository, according to the latest study, but the App Store still maintains a strong edge in terms of revenue generated for developers.

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Strategy Analytics finds millions of Android tablets, rewrites iPad history

07/31/2013, 11:07 am

Just days after publishing a report insisting that Samsung Electronics is now more profitable in handsets than Apple, Strategy Analytics is back with a new claim that states Apple's iPad has shriveled up to just 28.3 percent of the tablet market in the June quarter. There are some very serious problems with this data, too.

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iOS 7 Control Center-like Android app draws complaints from Apple, but returns to Google Play

07/30/2013, 01:07 pm

Google recently pulled an app from its Play store due to its reproduction of copyrighted elements of Apple's Control Center, but the app has since returned, again giving Android users a taste of the look and feel of the feature from iOS 7.

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Galaxy S 4 on steroids: Samsung caught doping in benchmarks

07/30/2013, 12:07 pm

Tipped off by a report from hacker in Luxembourg that accused Samsung of increasing the clock speed of its Android-based Galaxy S 4 specifically, and only, when running certain benchmarks, AnandTech investigated and confirmed that it is indeed cheating to win in performance tests, by design.

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