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Topic: Android

Google, Asus rumored to team up for co-branded 7" tablet later this year

03/09/2012, 03:03 am

A new rumor out of the Far East claims Google and Asus are partnering on a 7-inch co-branded tablet that could arrive as early as May and will be priced between $199-249.


Google threatening Android app makers who use alternative payment services

03/08/2012, 11:03 pm

A new report claims Google has been threatening developers that it will remove from its Google Play app market Android apps that eschew its Google Wallet payment service in favor of third-party options.


Motorola asks court to accept crowdsourced prior art claims against Apple patents

03/08/2012, 05:03 pm

Motorola Mobility has raised five new prior art claims in its defense against Apple patents, using contributions from "numerous individuals," claims that Apple has asked the court to strike "because they assert five new prior art references never before raised by Motorola in expert reports, invalidity contentions, or discovery responses."


iOS, Android increase smartphone market share while all others lose ground

03/08/2012, 01:03 pm

The battle for smartphone operating system supremacy is quickly becoming a two-horse race, as the latest data from comScore shows that only Apple and Google were able to grow their market share in the U.S. through January.


Samsung files new patent infringement suit against Apple in South Korea

03/07/2012, 09:03 am

The number of lawsuits between Samsung and Apple continues to grow, as on Wednesday Samsung revealed it had filed another patent infringement claim in South Korea, accusing the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 of infringing on three patents.


Android Market, Books, Music rebranded "Google Play" to compete with Apple's iTunes

03/06/2012, 02:03 pm

Google has rebranded its Android Market mobile software store as Google Play, folding in Google Music and the company's eBookstore to create a single brand for all of its digital and cloud based content services, similar to Apple's iTunes.


1/3 of US & Europe projected to own a tablet by 2016 as Apple's iPad dominates

03/06/2012, 01:03 pm

Nearly 113 million Americans and 106 million Europeans will be tablet owners by 2016, according to a new projection that sees tremendous growth in the tablet market currently dominated by Apple.


Judge orders Motorola to provide Apple details of Google's acquisition plans, Android development

03/06/2012, 12:03 am

The U.S. Circuit Judge overseeing the patent dispute between Apple and Motorola Mobility has ordered Motorola to provide Apple with details of Google's $12.5 billion acquisition as well as information about the development of Android.


Apple, Google agree to meet with US senator over mobile privacy

03/05/2012, 09:03 pm

After a U.S. senator sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission calling for an investigation into apparent privacy loopholes in the iOS and Android mobile operating systems, Apple and Google agreed to meet with him to discuss the issue.


Google: Android has 450K apps, 850K devices activated daily

02/27/2012, 04:02 pm

According to a statement from Google on Monday, the amount of content on the Android Market is nearing that of Apple's App Store as it now offers over 450,000 apps, which has helped Android devices see an activation rate of 850,000 handsets a day.


Cheap Android phones 'crushing' Apple's iPhone in countries without subsidies

02/27/2012, 12:02 pm

A new report highlights a "rare weak spot" for Apple's iPhone: its heavy reliance on carrier subsidies to sell the iPhone to customers for much less than its true cost.


Apple's iOS passes Android, accounts for 35% of mobile ad impressions

02/24/2012, 10:02 am

The launch of the iPhone 4S helped Apple's iOS surge 12 percentage points and surpass Google Android in mobile ad impressions in North America.


iPhones sweep list of 2011's best-selling smartphones in U.S.

02/23/2012, 08:02 pm

Apple's current iPhone models were the three best-selling smartphones in America in 2011, with the iPhone 4 beating out the legacy iPhone 3GS and new iPhone 4S to become the biggest seller of the year.


Average paid Android apps are 2.5 times more expensive than iPhone apps

02/23/2012, 03:02 pm

A new analysis of smartphone application prices has found that content sold on Google Android has an average price two-and-a-half times higher than that of Apple's iPhone.


iPad & MacBooks combine to give Apple 27% share of all mobile PC shipments

02/23/2012, 12:02 pm

The combined total of iPad and MacBook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 gave Apple a whopping 26.6 percent share of the mobile PC market, nearly tripling the share held by second-place HP.


Google reportedly prepping heads-up display Android eyeglasses for 2012 launch

02/21/2012, 11:02 pm

A new report claims Google is readying Android-based smart glasses with a heads-up display for release later this year.


Apple's iPhone 4S climbs to 29% smartphone market share in UK

02/20/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple's share of the smartphone market in the U.K. jumped up 7 percent year over year to reach 29.1 percent, according to a new analysis.


Chinese iPad trademark suit seen as chance for Samsung, Lenovo to gain on Apple

02/20/2012, 10:02 am

Apple's continuing struggles over ownership of the "iPad" name in China are viewed by industry watchers as an opportunity for rivals Samsung and Lenovo to gain some ground in the massive market.


Apple's US Samsung lawsuit expands to 8 patents and names 17 products

02/15/2012, 08:02 pm

Apple's US lawsuit against Samsung in far larger than originally reported, specifically naming 13 smartphones, two media players and two tablets, and encompasses twice as many patents as were revealed in the company's parallel bid for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus.


Apple became world's largest smartphone seller in 2011 with 19% share

02/15/2012, 10:02 am

Apple was not only the largest seller of smartphones worldwide in 2011, taking 19 percent of all sales, but also overtook LG to become the No. 3 largest global mobile phone vendor, according to Gartner.