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Topic: Android

Google's Android on 59.5% of all 'smart mobile devices' shipped in Q1, Apple at 19.3%

05/10/2013, 03:05 am

According to research firm Canalys, Google's Android platform continues to dominate the worldwide mobile marketplace as the OS powered 59.5 percent of the nearly 310 million smart mobile devices shipped in the first quarter, while Apple managed to grow its iOS and OS X presence to a 19.3 percent share.

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Apple takes fight to Google, wants Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

05/08/2013, 11:05 am

The week has seen new turns in Apple's ongoing patent-based struggle against Google's Android operating system, as the iPhone maker attempted to pull the search giant deeper into the proceedings in one case while trying to keep Google out of the mix in another.

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Editorial: Apple's iOS is the new Windows

05/04/2013, 06:05 pm

Over the last six months, Apple earned $22 billion on revenues of over $98 billion, while selling 85 million iPhones and 42 million iPads globally. The profits Apple is now earning in mobile dwarf the best mobile profit performance records set by Nokia in 2008 by more than a factor of three. Why are Apple's competitors not beating back its advances?

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Samsung on Galaxy S4 storage complaints: Go buy an SD card

05/03/2013, 03:05 pm

Samsung has some advice for buyers of the 16-gigabyte model of its new Galaxy S4 stung by its low storage space: if that's not enough storage for you, that's why we put in a microSD card slot.

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Big phones, phablets & tablets account for just 10% of Android's installed base

05/03/2013, 02:05 pm

While many pundits insist that Apple must make a larger screen iPhone to keep pace with the offerings from Android licensees, Google's own stats indicate that all big phones, tablets and phablets put together are a tiny 10 percent fraction of active users.

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Hearst reaches a million digital subscribers on Apple's iPad, other platforms

05/03/2013, 11:05 am

Hearst Magazines has hit its goal of one million digital subscribers on devices like Apple's iPad, as well as competing tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire.

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Pentagon to grant security clearance for Apple's IOS, some Samsung devices

05/01/2013, 04:05 pm

Devices from the world's two largest smartphone makers will soon be cleared for use by Department of Defense employees, as the Pentagon makes ready to open up its systems to Apple's iPhone and handsets from Samsung.

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IDC: iPad dipped to 40% of tablet shipments in Q1 2013

05/01/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple's iPad fell to 39.6 percent of total worldwide tablet shipments in the first quarter of calendar 2013, according to the latest market data from research firm IDC.

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Samsung celebrity tweets out support for Galaxy S4 from his iPhone

04/30/2013, 02:04 pm

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer sent a tweet out to his more than 350,000 followers noting his pleasure with using Samsung's new Galaxy S4, but accidentally sent the message from his iPhone.

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Samsung's new 7" Galaxy Tab 3 to take on Apple's iPad mini, and take phone calls

04/29/2013, 08:04 am

Samsung on Monday announced its new third-generation Galaxy Tab, a modestly equipped 7-inch tablet with a 3G-enabled variant that will also double as a phone.

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Loyalty to Apple driving iPhone market share gains vs. Android - survey

04/26/2013, 12:04 pm

A new poll of smartphone users reveals that loyalty to the iPhone is chipping away at Android's market share lead, and could lead to the iPhone overtaking Android in the U.S. in just a few years.

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Windows 8 tablets grab 7% of shipments, Apple's iPad still controls nearly half

04/25/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's iPad offerings continue to dominate the tablet segment, but tablets running Windows 8 have had a small impact, accounting for one in fourteen tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2013.

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ACLU: Android fragmentation creates privacy risk

04/20/2013, 03:04 pm

The slow update schedule for smartphones running Google's Android operating system, along with the resulting fragmentation in OS versions on the platform, creates a security risk for owners of those phones, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Google's Android has flatlined in the U.S. as Apple's iPhone steals all growth

04/18/2013, 03:04 pm

Smartphone sales at AT&T and Verizon Wireless over the past two years show that Android isn't growing in the U.S. and that all new growth is coming from Apple's iPhone.

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Apple's iOS beating Google's Android in mobile ads with 75% spend share

04/18/2013, 12:04 pm

While Android devices continue to sell in large quantities, the advertising dollars that support the platform are increasing going to Apple's iOS, which now claims a 75 percent ad spend share of the leading ad server marketplace.

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Facebook Home for Android developed with Apple's Quartz Composer

04/11/2013, 10:04 pm

Facebook Home, the social network's package of Android apps intended to take over the user experience of select smartphones running Android, was rapidly prototyped using Apple's powerful Quartz Composer visual programing tool.

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Samsung announces new Galaxy Mega smartphone with 6.3" display

04/11/2013, 09:04 am

Pushing the trend of big-screen smartphones even further, Samsung on Thursday announced a pair of new handsets dubbed "Galaxy Mega," with the larger version sporting a jumbo-sized 6.3-inch display.

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Play time over for 60K low-quality apps as Google fights Android spam

04/09/2013, 03:04 pm

Google recently undertook a considerable spring cleaning effort in its Play Store, sweeping away nearly 10 percent of the apps in the Android app repository in order to cut down on the number of "spammy" apps a move that could signal a more Apple-like approach to Google's handling of its marketplace.

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Microsoft lambasts Google for sharing personal information of Android users

04/09/2013, 09:04 am

In the latest phase of its anti-Google campaign, dubbed "Scroogled," Microsoft has begun to highlight the fact that Android users' personal information is shared with developers every time they download an application.

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Mobile app downloads grow 11% in Q1 2013, revenues hit $2.2B

04/08/2013, 01:04 pm

The overall app market for smartphones and tablets grew to $2.2 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures out from Canalys.

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