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Topic: Android

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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Google Nexus 7 seen as threat to Microsoft Surface, not Apple's iPad

06/28/2012, 11:06 am

Google's new Nexus 7 tablet will increase competition in the tablet market and threaten Amazon's Kindle Fire and Microsoft Surface, but isn't expected to have an effect on sales of Apple's iPad.

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Analyst: Apple can 'relax,' as Google Nexus 7 is 'just another' Android tablet

06/28/2012, 01:06 am

One financial analyst says Apple's iPad is in little danger of losing its top spot on the tablet heap to Google's newly-announced Nexus 7, as he believes the device is "just another Android-based tablet."

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Google says 12 Android devices activated every second, 400M to date

06/27/2012, 06:06 pm

Google announced during its I/O conference on Wednesday that activations of Android-powered devices had hit the 400 million unit mark as the company sees an average activation rate of 12 smartphones or tablets per second amounting to some 1 million each day.

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Google to take on Apple TV with $299 'Nexus Q'

06/27/2012, 02:06 pm

Google on Wednesday unveiled a new $299 hardware device called the "Nexus Q" that allows users to stream music, movies and music from the Google Play storefront.

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Google unveils Android-powered 'Nexus 7' tablet starting at $199

06/27/2012, 01:06 pm

Asus and Google have partnered to build the new "Nexus 7," a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that will start at $199 when it launches in July.

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Google, Asus expected to unveil $199 tablet this week at I/O conference

06/26/2012, 11:06 pm

Google is believed to be "taking direct aim" at Apple's iPad this week with the anticipated unveiling of a $199 tablet at its Google I/O conference, a new report claims.

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Apple's iPhone 4S remains top selling smartphone at Verizon

06/26/2012, 12:06 pm

Though the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is said to be "gaining ground," the Apple's iPhone 4S reportedly remains the best selling smartphone at Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S.

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Samsung expects Galaxy S III sales to reach 10M in July

06/25/2012, 08:06 am

Samsung on Monday said although it is struggling to keep up with demand for its new Galaxy S III, it expects it will be able to provide enough stock to reach sales of 10 million total units to carriers in the month of July.

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Samsung's 'Easy Phone Sync' helps users switch from iOS to Galaxy

06/22/2012, 02:06 pm

Samsung on Friday began touting a new application called "Easy Phone Sync" that allows users to transfer content from Apple's iOS to a Samsung Galaxy device, and even keeps Android devices up to date with DRM-free iTunes content.

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Samsung investigating 'exploding' Galaxy S III in Ireland

06/22/2012, 08:06 am

Samsung has begun investigating an incident where its newly released Galaxy S III smartphone reportedly exploded when charging in a user's car in Ireland.

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Apple attempting to salvage lawsuit against Motorola

06/20/2012, 09:06 am

Attorneys for Apple will appear in a Chicago court today in an effort to keep a patent infringement lawsuit against Google's Motorola Mobility alive.

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Google to introduce low-priced Android tablet in 'coming weeks'

06/19/2012, 12:06 pm

On the heels of the unveiling of the Microsoft Surface tablet, Google is reportedly planning to take another stab at Apple's iPad with a new, low-cost Android tablet the company is expected to introduce in the near future.

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Apple iPad to gain market share in 2012 at expense of Android

06/14/2012, 07:06 pm

Market research firm IDC on Thursday released an updated worldwide tablet sales forecast and expects Apple to gain more ground over Android devices in 2012 amid an overall surge for the sector.

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73% of iPhone buyers choose 4S, 38% switch from Android or BlackBerry

06/07/2012, 10:06 am

A new survey of American iPhone buyers has revealed that 73 percent choose the high-end iPhone 4S, while 38 percent of those buying Apple's smartphone reported switching from Android or BlackBerry.

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IDC projects Windows Phone to surpass Apple's iPhone by 2016

06/06/2012, 07:06 pm

Market analysts at IDC estimate that the share of handsets running Microsoft's Windows Phone will grow to take nearly 20 percent of the market by 2016 at the expense of Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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Apple files third ITC complaint against HTC targeting 29 new phones

06/06/2012, 12:06 pm

Apple has filed its third patent infringement complaint in as many years with the U.S. International Trade Commission against rival smartphone maker HTC.

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Demand for Kindle Fire collapses as Apple's iPad continues to dominate

06/05/2012, 08:06 am

A new survey of potential tablet buyers has found that the Amazon Kindle Fire is "floundering," while Apple's iPad remains the most popular and satisfying choice for consumers.

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