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Topic: Android

Apple's patent win could lead to profitable royalty stream from Android

08/27/2012, 08:08 am

Apple's patent victory over Samsung could set the stage for a lucrative source of profit for the world's largest company.

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Google, HTC, Samsung reportedly joining Apple in effort to buy Kodak patents

08/17/2012, 12:08 pm

Apple is seeking to buy up Kodak patents, reportedly as part of a consortium that includes Google and various Android licensees, all of whom would benefit from keeping the firm's imaging rights out of the hands of patent trolls.

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Apple FRAND win over Motorola slashes Google's patent power

08/13/2012, 03:08 pm

A federal judge's ruling in Apple v. Motorola Mobility has strengthened the case that parties who provide patents to standards bodies must uphold their commitments to offer licensing under "Fair, Reasonable and Nondiscriminatory" terms.

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HTC revenues down 27%, blames competition

08/03/2012, 02:08 pm

HTC lowered its guidance after missing analysts' expectations and reporting a 27 percent drop in revenues and a 57 percent drop in operating profits. The company's slide is being blamed on increasing difficult competition in the smartphone arena.

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Apple's iPad further dominates with 68% share of tablets shipped

08/02/2012, 01:08 pm

Apple retained the lion's share of the tablet market in the second quarter of 2012, dominating with a 68.2 percent market share.

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Verizon to end tethering app blockage following $1.25M FCC settlement

07/31/2012, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday said Verizon will pay out a $1.25 million settlement for unlawfully blocking customers' access to its network using so-called "tethering apps."

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Apple nearly scrapped iPhone "multiple times" says designer Sir Jonathan Ive

07/31/2012, 01:07 pm

Apple's head designer Sir Jonathan Ive has related the the company almost gave up on its design for iPhone "multiple times" after running into seemingly insurmountable technical challenges.

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Android loses ground, Apple's iPhone takes 33% of US smartphone market

07/30/2012, 03:07 pm

Domestic shipments of Android-based smartphones declined year over year in the second quarter, while Apple saw its iPhone sales grow by 2 million units.

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Apple strikes back at Samsung with 2005 iPhone prototype design

07/30/2012, 09:07 am

Countering Samsung's allegations that the iPhone borrowed design elements from Sony, Apple has revealed an iPhone prototype dating back to 2005 that shares many design elements with the iPhone 4 released in 2010.

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Samsung's tablets returned after buyers realized they weren't iPads

07/27/2012, 03:07 pm

New documents made public in the legal feud between Apple and Samsung indicate among other things that retailer Best Buy had told Samsung it was processing Galaxy Tab returns from unhappy customers who thought they were getting an iPad.

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Samsung smartphone shipments estimated at 52M, doubling Apple's iPhone

07/26/2012, 09:07 am

A new estimate pegs Samsung's smartphone shipments for the second quarter of calendar 2012 at 52.1 million, which would be twice the 26 million iPhones Apple sold during the same period.

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Apple's iPad grows to 68% of global tablet shipments in Q2 2012

07/25/2012, 03:07 pm

A total of 25 million tablets were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2012 as Apple's iPad increased its market share, accounting for 68 percent of all shipments.

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Apple iOS retains commanding lead in enterprise through Q2, report says

07/25/2012, 05:07 am

A study released on Wednesday tallied up mobile device activations among enterprise users and found Apple's iOS maintained a dominating presence in the sector during the second quarter on strong iPhone 4S adoption.

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Apple's iOS takes 'dramatic lead' over Android in enterprise apps

07/24/2012, 02:07 pm

For developers, Android is becoming more of a consumer-oriented platform, while iOS has taken the lead in business, according to a new survey.

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Apple's iOS most effective mobile advertising platform, report says

07/20/2012, 09:07 pm

A recent study from Opera Software, makers of the popular Opera web browser, released a study on Friday quantifying advertising effectiveness across the gamut of mobile operating systems and found Apple's iOS to lead the pack.

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Verizon sells 2.7M iPhones in Q2, smartphone penetration hits 50%

07/19/2012, 09:07 am

Half of all mobile subscribers at Verizon Wireless, the largest cellular provider in the U.S., are now smartphone users, thanks in part to sales of 2.7 million iPhones in the second quarter.

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Users say Apple's iPhone worth $313 to them, Android averages $220

07/17/2012, 08:07 am

A new survey has found that the average iPhone user considers their handset to be worth $313 to them, while Android smartphones are valued at $220.

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Nielsen: Android growth outpaces iOS in U.S. amid smartphone adoption boom

07/12/2012, 07:07 pm

A report from market analytics firm Nielsen on Thursday found Android's U.S. growth to outpace Apple's iOS as smartphones accounted for two thirds of all new wireless phone purchases for the first time ever.

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China's smartphone market grows 164%, Apple's iOS takes 17.3% share

07/09/2012, 10:07 am

Even without availability on China's largest mobile provider, the iPhone's market share in China has grown form 9.9 percent a year ago to 17.3 percent in the June quarter.

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HTC profits plunge 57% in face of Apple injunction, European struggles

07/06/2012, 08:07 am

While Apple's competitor Samsung expects to see record profit from the June quarter, rival HTC is struggling in the face of disappointing sales in Europe and an Apple injunction that delayed the launch of new handsets in the U.S.

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