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Topic: Android

Fragmentation means nearly half of Android users won't get Facebook Home

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

The "openness" of Google's Android platform may have made Facebook's new Home experience possible, but the fragmented nature of the Android market means that nearly half of all Android users will be unable to run its new Home feature.

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Zuckerberg unclear on iOS Facebook Home, says Android's openness allows unique experiences

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was non-committal on Thursday when asked if iOS users could expect to see Facebook Home showing up on their devices, saying instead that the openness of Google's Android platform made possible experiences "that you can't have anywhere else."

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Facebook unveils Facebook Home for Android, new Facebook-devoted HTC First

04/04/2013, 02:04 pm

At a Menlo Park media event on Thursday, Facebook revealed the newest iteration of its mobile app for Android, Facebook Home, which company CEO Mark Zuckerberg says signals a shift in the way that people will interact with their computing devices.

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Mid-sized smartphones like Apple's iPhone see most usage, 'phablets' a fad - report

04/01/2013, 12:04 pm

Smartphones around the size of Apple's iPhones are seeing the most regular usage among device owners, a new study says, while larger-screened phablets are something of a fad.

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Citrix details Apple's iOS, iWork lead in enterprise adoption

03/28/2013, 01:03 pm

A report by Citrix notes that Apple's iOS is not only the leading mobile platform globally, but is also experiencing the most growth in device enrollment, outpacing Windows Mobile and Android. Apple's Numbers and Pages were also cited at top productivity apps among enterprise users.

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Rumor: Amazon smartphone to sport 4.7-inch display, launch this year

03/27/2013, 11:03 am

Amazon is allegedly working on its own smartphone, which could launch as soon as the second quarter of2013 with a 4.7-inch display.

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Apple's $20M purchase of WiFiSLAM snubs Google's Android for indoor map tech

03/25/2013, 11:03 am

Apple's latest acquisition, WiFiSLAM, was an Android-centric indoor location positioning tool for developers that has now been taken off the market.

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Editorial: Google’s Android powered by remarkable new 'Flawgic'

03/23/2013, 03:03 am

Google’s Android platform is powered by a novel technology that transcends conventional hardware and software. And just as Android hardware and software has looked to Apple for inspiration, this compelling new “flexibly adaptive logic” is also related to something that first originated within Apple.

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BlackBerry 10 predicted to hold less than 5% market share through 2016

03/20/2013, 08:03 am

While BlackBerry's CEO this week called Apple's iOS platform outdated, it's the BlackBerry 10 operating system that's expected to have very little effect on the smartphone industry for the coming years.

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Apple predicted to gain additional U.S. smartphone share over Samsung in 2013

03/19/2013, 07:03 pm

Reiterating the lack of excitement surrounding Samsung's "Broadway-style" launch of the Galaxy S 4, Yankee Group research has stated Apple is likely to gain ownership share in U.S. smartphones this year, "rather than the other way around."

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Developers prefer Apple's iOS Maps SDK over Google Maps

03/18/2013, 07:03 pm

An in depth comparison of the development frameworks behind Apple's Maps and Google's finds pros and cons in both, but highlights Apple's as more mature, less limited and recommended for most third party app developers.

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Market shares collapse with 'brutal speed' in cyclical smartphone industry

03/18/2013, 11:03 am

A closer look at market shares in the highly competitive smartphone industry shows sales trends can be reversed in an instant, and companies that once dominated could quickly find themselves on the verge of collapse.

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New 'Why iPhone' section of Apple's web site touts smartphone superiority

03/16/2013, 05:03 pm

After years of all but avoiding any mention of its mobile competitors, Apple has launched a new site that highlights iPhone's advantages as a smartphone, similar to its "Get a Mac" campaign that took on Windows PCs.

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Samsung's Galaxy S4 distracts attention away from Android

03/15/2013, 12:03 am

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 launch appeared poised to leverage Android to further distract the public's attention from Apple's iPhone. Instead, the company appears to have created its own apps and services to distract away from Android.

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BlackBerry to launch new enterprise security solution for iOS & Android

03/14/2013, 10:03 am

BlackBerry announced on Thursday it plans to offer a solution that will separate and secure both work and personal data on the most dominant mobile platforms: Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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Apple's Schiller: Samsung Galaxy S IV may 'ship with an OS that is nearly a year old'

03/14/2013, 09:03 am

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller took aim at Android in general and Samsung in particular, saying that the Galaxy S IV will ship with "an OS that is nearly a year old" in an interview published just hours before Apple's chief rival is expected to reveal its newest flagship model.

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Apple's Schiller speaks out against Android on eve of Galaxy S4 debut

03/13/2013, 06:03 pm

With just hours to go before Samsung is expected to announce the next-generation Galaxy S4 smartphone, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller offered his thoughts on why devices running Google's Android are inferior products compared to the iPhone and iOS.

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Andy Rubin leaves Google's Android team for 'new chapter' at same company

03/13/2013, 01:03 pm

Google Android chief Andy Rubin is leaving his position, the company announced on Wednesday, to take on an undefined "new chapter" at the company.

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Apple uses mom-and-pop shops to jump into second place in India's smartphone race

03/13/2013, 09:03 am

Apple's increased efforts in the world's second most populous country appear to be paying off, as a new report has the iPhone maker grabbing second place in smartphones behind Samsung in India.

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IDC projects Android tablets will pass Apple's iPad this year, sees little good news for Microsoft

03/12/2013, 01:03 pm

The year 2013 will be the one in which shipments of tablets running Google's Android operating system will pass those of Apple's iPad, according to a new analysis out from IDC.

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