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Topic: Android

Google engineers defend source code, email in Oracle lawsuit over Java

04/19/2012, 11:04 pm

Two Google engineers, both of whom formerly worked for Sun, testified on Thursday about their role in developing the Android mobile operating system, defending their current employer from Oracle's accusations that it copied code and admitted internally that it needed to negotiate a license for Java.

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Google 'quite focused' on low-end Android tablets as iPad controls high end

04/13/2012, 02:04 am

Google CEO Larry Page said on Thursday that his company is "quite focused" on reaching the lower end of the tablet market, even as Apple's iPad continues to dominate the high-end price range.

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Verizon Wireless to charge customers $30 for upgrading to a new phone

04/11/2012, 04:04 pm

Verizon Wireless has decided to tack on a $30 surcharge when users opt to upgrade their mobile device. AT&T has indicated it will likely follow suit.

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Apple's iPad projected to control 61% of tablet market in 2012

04/10/2012, 03:04 pm

New tablet sales projections from Gartner call for Apple to sell nearly 73 million iPads in 2012, and to remain the market leader through 2016.

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Google rumored to launch sub-$250 7-inch tablet in July

04/06/2012, 03:04 pm

Google has reportedly delayed the launch of its forthcoming 7-inch tablet in an effort to lower its price to better compete with Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire.

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HTC profits collapse 70% in face of competition from Apple, Samsung

04/06/2012, 10:04 am

Facing more intense competition from rivals Apple and Samsung, HTC announced on Friday that its pre-tax profits fell by almost 70 percent.

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Biographer says Steve Jobs was legitimately infuriated by Android

04/05/2012, 11:04 am

Biographer Walter Isaacson has disputed Google CEO Larry Page's assertion that Steve Jobs only said disparaging remarks about its Android mobile operating system to rally his own employees.

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Google's Larry Page thinks Steve Jobs's hatred of Android was 'for show'

04/04/2012, 04:04 pm

Google co-founder and Chief Executive Larry Page doesn't think Steve Jobs was really that upset by the Android platform. Instead, he feels Jobs demonstrated ire "for show" to rally his employees at Apple.

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Samsung launching mobile ad platform to challenge Apple's iAd, Google

04/04/2012, 02:04 am

Samsung revealed on Tuesday plans for the AdHub Market, a new service that will challenge mobile advertising platforms from Apple and Google by allowing advertisers to place ads on its mobile devices.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 80% of US smartphone market

04/03/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms continued to grow over the last three months, accounting for 80.3 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.

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RIM's enterprise server now manages Apple's iOS devices

04/03/2012, 09:04 am

Research in Motion on Tuesday launched its new BlackBerry Mobile Fusion mobile device management software for enterprise customers, adding the ability to manage Apple's iOS devices, in addition to those running BlackBerry OS and Google Android.

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iPhone owners use Wi-Fi more than Android owners in U.S. and U.K.

04/02/2012, 08:04 pm

A study released on Monday found that iPhone users in the U.S. and the U.K. are significantly more likely to utilize Wi-Fi for their data needs than Android users who operate heavily on wireless networks.

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Samsung rivaling HTC, Motorola to take second place among US carriers' after iPhone 4S

04/02/2012, 02:04 pm

While Apple's iPhone 4S remains the top selling smartphone across every US carrier that offers it, Samsung is working hard to expand sales and oust its Android rivals from second place.

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Amazon Appstore earns 3X more than Google Play, Apple's App Store still leads

03/30/2012, 01:03 pm

A new analysis shows that Amazon's Appstore for Android is a far more profitable avenue for developers on an active-user basis than Google Play, though Apple's iOS App Store remains the market leader.

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Google plans to launch online store for Android tablets

03/29/2012, 06:03 pm

In an attempt to boost disappointing sales of tablets using its Android OS, Google is reportedly planning to rollout an online storefront by the end of 2012, with some of the devices expected to be co-branded.

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iPhone closes in on Android in growing U.S. smartphone market

03/29/2012, 05:03 pm

As of February, smartphone users accounted for nearly half of all wireless subscribers in the U.S., and Apple's iPhone adoption rate saw growth while Android handset activations slipped.

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Google earns 80% of its mobile revenue from iOS, just 20% from Android

03/29/2012, 12:03 pm

While Google's chief executive Larry Page recently described an $2.5 billion annual run rate for the company's mobile revenues, the company has testified that it has earned less than $550 million from Android across four years from 2008 to 2011.

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Apple and Samsung have 'communicated lately' about patent suit settlements

03/29/2012, 10:03 am

Despite late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's vow to go "thermonuclear war" on devices running Google's Android operating system, Apple and Samsung have recently had discussions about potentially settling their ongoing legal disputes.

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IDC predicts Apple's iOS to grow to 17% of all smart connected devices in 2016

03/28/2012, 10:03 pm

A new analysis combining PCs, tablets and smartphones into one category of "smart connected devices" projects iOS devices will grow from a 14.6 percent share of the market in 2011 to 17.3 percent in 2016.

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China now leads world in iOS and Android device activations

03/21/2012, 05:03 pm

China's growing tech-savvy middle class has contributed to a sharp rise in mobile device sales over the past year, and new data reveals that the country has overtaken the U.S. to become the world's largest market for iOS and Android device activations for the first time.

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