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Topic: Android

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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Amazon reportedly planning smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone

07/05/2012, 11:07 pm

A new report claims Amazon is working on a handset that will compete directly with Apple's iPhone and Google Android smartphones.

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Apple pulls Russian malware from iOS App Store

07/05/2012, 03:07 pm

Hours after it was highlighted by a security firm, Russian-language malware on the iOS App Store was removed by Apple and is no longer available for download.

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Google prepping software patch to help Samsung dodge Galaxy Nexus injunction

07/04/2012, 12:07 am

Google has said it will soon release a software patch that will remove the potentially infringing search functionality from Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone and could help it avoid the sales ban recently imposed by a U.S. court.

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Court denies Samsung's motion to stay Galaxy Nexus injunction

07/03/2012, 09:07 pm

A U.S. District Court judge has shot down a request from Samsung to stay the injunction against its Galaxy Nexus smartphone while it files an appeal.

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8 months in, 11% of Android devices run 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

07/03/2012, 03:07 pm

Google's latest publicly released data shows that just 10.9 percent of devices running the Android mobile operating system have been updated to the latest version of the software.

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ITC denies Apple's emergency request for customs ban of HTC phones

07/02/2012, 11:07 pm

The U.S International Trade Commission refused Apple's request for an emergency customs ban on HTC Android devices, but the agency is looking into whether redesigned phones from the Taiwanese handset maker still constitute infringement of Apple's "data detectors" patent.

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Apple iOS growth doubles Android over last three months, report says

07/02/2012, 05:07 pm

While Android and iOS continue to dominate the smartphone market, new data released on Monday suggests that the growth of Google's mobile OS may be slowing as Apple saw two new users for every Android customer during the past three months.

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Google comes to Samsung's aid in patent battle with Apple

07/02/2012, 03:07 pm

Smartphone maker Samsung and Android creator Google are "working closely to create a united front" in the face of legal challenges from Apple, according to a new report.

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Apple's iOS takes 65% mobile browser share in June, Android at 20%

07/02/2012, 09:07 am

Apple has continued to take an increasingly larger share of mobile devices tracked by Net Applications, reaching more than 65 percent in the month of June.

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Apple injunction against Galaxy S III would give Samsung 'big problems'

07/02/2012, 08:07 am

Apple's recent string of courtroom victories against rival Samsung are continued progress in the company's "thermonuclear war" against Android. Its next target: the latest flagship Android smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S III.

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RIM's survival until BlackBerry 10 all about cash preservation

06/29/2012, 09:06 am

While Research in Motion reported dismal quarterly earnings this week, the company did manage to improve its cash balance, suggesting the its demise isn't imminent if it can survive until the launch of BlackBerry 10.

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Adobe to end new Android Flash installs on August 15

06/29/2012, 02:06 am

Adobe's mobile Flash days are now numbered, as the company has announced that it will no longer accept new Flash Player installations through the Google Play application store after August 15 and will not support the upcoming 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Android.

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'Google Now' personal assistant represents search giant's answer to Siri

06/28/2012, 09:06 pm

Even as Google continues to develop voice search functionality for its Android mobile operating system, the company's new Google Now service is a different approach to tackling rival Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

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