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Topic: Android

Facebook forces some workers to switch from iPhone to Android to reflect majority of users & new markets

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Facebook's chief product officer is reportedly requiring a number of team members to switch from iPhones to Android phones so they can experience how most people interact with the social network.

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Daniel Craig resisted Android phone placement in "Spectre" because "James Bond only uses the best"

11/01/2015, 06:11 pm

Internal Sony communications indicated that "Spectre" star Daniel Craig and the movie's director Sam Mendes were both opposed to multimillion dollar product placements for Sony or Samsung Android phones because it could tarnish the suave image of James Bond.

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Majority of Google Play reviews for Apple's Android Beats Pill+ app are abusive

10/30/2015, 06:10 pm

Google has struggled to attract a fraction of iOS' top-tier commercial app development for its own Android platform. The abusive language allowed in Google Play--for reviews of products the reviewer hasn't even downloaded--highlight another reason why so few developers take Android seriously as a platform.

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Google to fold Chrome OS, Android together into new OS strategy for 2017

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

After two years of exploration work, Google is said to be "folding" its web-based Chrome OS into its mobile Android platform, creating a single operating system strategy that it expects to unveil in 2017.

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Android switchers accounted for 30% of iPhone buyers in Q4, highest ratio recorded

10/27/2015, 06:10 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said 30 percent of iPhone buyers switched from Android during the fourth quarter, the highest ratio of "switchers" Apple has recorded in a single three-month period.

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Hackers use radio waves to silently control Apple's Siri, Android's Google Now

10/14/2015, 09:10 am

A newly spotlighted hack utilizes an iPhone or Android handset -- with headphones plugged in -- to remotely and silently access the smartphone's built-in voice controls, potentially unbeknownst to the user.

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Google unveils new Nexus phones, Chromecasts, Pixel C tablet & more

09/29/2015, 04:09 pm

At a Tuesday press event, Apple rival Google announced a wide slate of new hardware including two new Nexus phones, new Chromecasts, and the Pixel C Android tablet.

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Apple rebranded existing Android app for 'Move to iOS' migration tool, report says

09/18/2015, 01:09 am

An inspection of code in Apple's "Move to iOS" migration tool for Android users, its first app for Google's mobile operating system, reveals the title might be a simple rebranding of software already on offer in the Google Play Store.

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Apple launches Move to iOS content migration tool for Android

09/16/2015, 04:09 pm

In conjunction with iOS 9, Apple on Wednesday released Move to iOS, a tool for switching away from Android that is also its first-ever app custom-developed for Google's rival operating system.

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Latest comScore figures show iPhone growing and cementing US marketshare

09/03/2015, 04:09 pm

Updated comScore analytics data published on Thursday suggests that Apple's U.S. smartphone share is still increasing in the U.S., despite the imminent arrival of new models.

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Google Nexus event rumored for Sept. 29 with new phones, Android 6.0

09/02/2015, 06:09 pm

Google is reportedly planning to host a Sept. 29 press event in San Francisco, at which it will reveal two new Nexus smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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Google reopens Map Maker with new safeguards to block controversial edits

08/25/2015, 04:08 pm

Google on Tuesday reopened Map Maker access in 45 more countries, including the U.S., with a new moderation system designed to prevent a repeat of the offensive Google Maps edits that forced it to disable the system in May.

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IDC projects Apple unlikely to make market share gains against Android in coming years

08/25/2015, 02:08 pm

Even with iPhone sales continuing to be strong, Apple is unlikely to make deeper inroads into Android's global marketshare in the near future, according to projections from an IDC research report released on Tuesday.

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iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

08/20/2015, 10:08 am

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China -- where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.

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Google's initial Android Stagefright patch inadequate, forced to issue second fix

08/14/2015, 10:08 am

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.

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Study: Apple's lead in enterprise mobility threatened as iPad's tablet share plummets

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple's dominance in the enterprise mobility marketplace waned during the second quarter on a precipitous drop in tablet marketshare, the balance of which went to devices running Android and Windows, according to mobility solutions firm Good Technology.

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Flabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is the new Flash

07/31/2015, 03:07 pm

Several years ago, Steve Jobs called out Adobe Flash as a trainwreck of security and performance problems, garnering him contempt from industry players deeply invested in the software platform. Today, Google's Android platform is getting same brutal appraisal, but it's coming from Android's own fans.

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Latest Android security exploit could leave more than half of current devices 'dead' & unusable

07/30/2015, 09:07 am

Yet another serious Android security issue was publicized this week, with the latest exploit rendering devices "lifeless," and said to affect more than half of units currently on the market.

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'Stagefright' vulnerability compromises Android phones with 1 text message, may affect 950M devices

07/28/2015, 03:07 pm

A newly discovered security issue in the Android mobile operating system dubbed "Stagefright" has been called one of the worst vulnerabilities to date, and could present a critical issue for some 95 percent of devices in users' hands.

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iPhone 6 continues to dominate best seller list, blocks Samsung Galaxy S6 from top spot

07/21/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 has remained the top selling smartphone for ten months in a row, with sales actually increasing in May, blocking Samsung's flagship phone from taking the top spot for the quarter.

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