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Topic: Android

Google CEO Larry Page says rivalries with Apple & Amazon hurt users

12/11/2012, 11:12 am

Google Chief Executive Larry Page has lamented the "island-like approach" companies have taken in commercializing the Internet, as services from Google, Apple and Amazon do not integrate well with one another.

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Apple's iPad projected to control 50% of tablet shipments through 2016

12/05/2012, 10:12 am

Apple's total share of the growing worldwide tablet market is forecast to shrink slightly but maintain iPad dominance through the year 2016 in the face of growing competition from Android and Windows.

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iPhone and Android to surpass BlackBerry in enterprise for first time in 2012, study says

11/27/2012, 06:11 pm

According to a study released by IDC, Apple's iPhone and handsets operating Google's Android operating system will combine to overtake the share of enterprise customers using RIM's BlackBerry, which for years has been the stalwart OS of that segment.

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iPhone 5 doubles Apple's share of US smartphone sales to surpass Android

11/27/2012, 10:11 am

The launch of the iPhone 5 has propelled Apple to a 48.1 percent share of U.S. smartphone sales, edging the iOS platform past Google's Android.

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IBM: Apple's iOS dominated holiday shopping, 330% greater than Android

11/25/2012, 04:11 pm

Holiday shoppers weren't just buying lots of Apple gear this year; they were buying with Apple gear, with iOS users shopping more than three times as much as mobile users on Android.

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Apple-Motorola patent dispute may be settled through arbitration

11/16/2012, 03:11 pm

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola are said to be considering arbitration in an attempt to settle their ongoing patent infringement litigation.

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Apple's iPhone grows to 5.5% share of all mobile phone sales

11/14/2012, 10:11 am

The iPhone accounted for 5.5 percent of all mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2012, making Apple the third-largest handset maker in the world.

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Nokia's free 'Here' maps coming to Apple's iOS with offline support

11/13/2012, 01:11 pm

Nokia on Tuesday announced it will bring a new mapping service dubbed "Here" to Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Samsung Galaxy S III topped Apple's iPhone 4S in Q3 2012 sales

11/08/2012, 08:11 am

With the iPhone 4S nearly a year old and the iPhone 5 not quite ramped up to full production, Samsung's Galaxy S III capitalized to become the top selling handset model in the third quarter of calendar 2012.

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iPhone 5 constraints remain at AT&T, Verizon, inventory improving at Sprint

11/02/2012, 10:11 am

With the iPad mini hitting shelves Friday, supply of Apple's iPhone 5 has not yet caught up with demand in the U.S., according to a survey of Apple retail stores.

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FTC staff recommends suing Google via antitrust law over FRAND patent abuse

11/01/2012, 08:11 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a formal recommendation to its commissioners to sue Google for violation of antitrust laws after the search giant attempted to block the sale of competitors' products using standards essential patents.

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Sales of Google's Nexus 7 tablet approach 1 million per month

10/31/2012, 10:10 am

Sales of Google and Asustek's Nexus 7 tablet have steadily increased since its launch, and are now near 1 million units per month.

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Pentagon plans to purchase over 162K Apple iOS and Android devices

10/29/2012, 08:10 pm

The U.S. Department of Defense is planning to revamp and expand its secure mobile devices infrastructure, replacing aging RIM BlackBerry products with versions of Apple's iPhone and iPad, as well as select Android smartphones and tablets.

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Google announces Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, Android 4.2

10/29/2012, 12:10 pm

Google on Monday introduced a new Nexus 4 smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone 5, a 10-inch iPad competitor named the Nexus 10, and launched a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet with cellular data connectivity.

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US immigration agency buying $2.1M worth of iPhones in switch from BlackBerry

10/22/2012, 03:10 pm

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will leave Research in Motion's BlackBerry and buy $2.1 million worth of iPhones.

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Google expected to unveil Android 'Key Lime Pie,' new Nexus handset at Oct. 29 event

10/18/2012, 03:10 pm

Less than a week after Apple's "iPad mini" event, Google will host its own media briefing where the company is expected to unveil the next major version of Android, as well as a new Nexus-branded smartphone.

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iPhone dominates smartphone Web traffic with 46% share, report says

10/17/2012, 06:10 pm

Apple's iPhone lineup accounts for nearly half of all internet traffic generated by smartphones in the U.S. and Canada, beating out the market share of next-closest competitor Samsung by over 30 percent, according to research provided by ad network Chitika.

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Study finds smartphone users top 1B for first time ever

10/17/2012, 05:10 am

A study released by research firm Strategy Analytics on Wednesday found that the number of smartphones being used worldwide surpassed one billion units for the first time in history over the third quarter of 2012, some 16 years after the format was introduced in 1996.

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FBI issues warning to smartphone users regarding Android malware

10/15/2012, 02:10 pm

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a warning alerting users about malware that targets the Android mobile operating system.

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Google's next Nexus phone to be built by LG, unveiled this month

10/11/2012, 03:10 pm

Google this month is set to show off its next flagship Nexus handset, which will reportedly be based on LG's existing Optimus G smartphone.

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