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Topic: Android

Google's $12.5B acquisition of Motorola Mobility now official

05/22/2012, 10:05 am

Google has announced that its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility is completed and approved, officially bringing the search giant into the smartphone hardware business.

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Google cleared for Motorola purchase after receiving Chinese regulatory approval

05/19/2012, 11:05 pm

Google and Motorola Mobility both revealed on Saturday that they have received Chinese regulatory approval for their proposed merger and expect to soon close on the deal.

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Briefly: Simon & Schuster settles; 9M Galaxy S III preorders; 10.1" Kindle Fire

05/18/2012, 01:05 am

Publisher Simon & Schuster has settled an e-book antitrust lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 29 states in the U.S., while a new report claims Samsung achieved nine million preorders for its Galaxy S III smartphone. Also, a rumor claims Amazon is suspending plans for an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in favor of a 10.1-inch model due out later this year.

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Apple and HTC ordered by court to discuss settlement on Aug. 28

05/17/2012, 03:05 pm

Apple and HTC have been ordered by the U.S. District Court of Delaware to meet for possible settlement talks on August 28 of this year.

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Apple grows to 7.9% of all mobile phones sold worldwide

05/16/2012, 08:05 am

Though it only sells smartphones, Apple represents nearly 8 percent of all worldwide mobile phone sales, making it the third-largest handset maker.

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HTC handsets held up at US customs due to ITC injunction over Apple patent

05/16/2012, 12:05 am

Taiwanese handset maker HTC revealed on Tuesday that shipments of its HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE devices have been delayed because they are being reviewed by U.S. Customs to check for compliance with an injunction by the International Trade Commission.

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GMIC: Tencent founder calls Android openness a 'mixed blessing'

05/10/2012, 12:05 am

Tencent founder Pony Ma on Thursday called the openness of Google's Android mobile operating system a "mixed blessing," while noting that Apple's iPhone is more secure than Android.

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Google looks to replicate iOS Game Center, app purchasing

05/09/2012, 09:05 pm

In an attempt to bolster Android's presence in mobile gaming Google is reportedly developing an app that is similar to Apple's Game Center, and is looking to revamp its Google Play payment system to streamline purchases.

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Judge penalizes Samsung for failing to produce source code in Apple infringement trial

05/05/2012, 12:05 pm

United States District Court Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has granted Apple its requested Motion for Sanctions, penalizing Samsung for refusing to provide evidence in a timely fashion.

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iPad tablet market share will dip to 50% by 2017, study says

05/04/2012, 09:05 pm

Market research firm NPD estimates that Apple's share of the tablet space will dwindle to just over 50 percent by 2017, while Android and Windows-based devices will begin continue to eat into the iPad's overwhelming lead by 2014.

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Apple iPad takes 95% of all tablet web traffic

05/04/2012, 07:05 pm

A new study released on Friday claims that the combined users of the three generations of Apple's iPad account for an overwhelming amount of all tablet-based internet traffic.

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Federal managers quickly ditching BlackBerry for iOS, Android devices

05/03/2012, 06:05 pm

According to recent research there has been a huge shift in what handsets U.S. federal managers use on the job, with many moving away from RIM's BlackBerry platform for more capable iOS and Android solutions.

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Samsung unveils quad-core Galaxy S III with 4.8" AMOLED screen

05/03/2012, 02:05 pm

Samsung on Thursday took the wraps off its highly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone, featuring a 1.4-gigahertz quad-core processor, 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, and Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

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Kindle Fire shipments drop sharply as Apple's iPad takes 68% tablet share

05/03/2012, 11:05 am

Shipments of Android-based tablets including Amazon's Kindle Fire saw a "steep drop" in the first quarter of 2012, allowing Apple's iPad to grow to 68 percent of tablets shipped worldwide.

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Apple's iPhone climbs to 31% share of US smartphone market

05/02/2012, 02:05 am

A new analysis claims the iPhone made up 30.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 14 percent of the mobile market in the first quarter of 2012.

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Apple wants Samsung logo on court televisions obscured from jurors in trial

05/01/2012, 08:05 am

In its forthcoming patent infringement suit with Samsung, Apple will ask the court to conceal Samsung's logo from video displays in the courtroom, so that jurors will not see it.

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Citibank creates Android tablet app exclusively for Kindle Fire

04/27/2012, 03:04 pm

Citibank has released a new banking app for tablets, but chose to support only Apple's iPad and the Amazon Kindle Fire with an "exclusive launch for Amazon Appstore for Android," a blow to Google's own efforts to deliver a modern Android tablet experience.

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Chomp loses Android compatibility following Apple acquisition

04/27/2012, 12:04 pm

Following its purchase of the app search engine Chomp, Apple has disabled its functionality with Google's Android mobile operating system.

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80% of Good Technology enterprise activations are Apple's iPhone, iPad

04/26/2012, 03:04 pm

The top six most-activated devices in the workplace tracked by Good Technology were all Apple devices, with the iPhone and iPad accounting for 79.9 percent of customer activations.

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Exhibits in Oracle case show Google expected Android to take 33% of iPad market in 2011

04/25/2012, 08:04 pm

In July 2010, Google executives expected their upcoming Android 3.0 Honeycomb release to immediately result in a takeover of a third of the iPad market, according to an internal presentation outed during Oracle's infringement case against the search giant.

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