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Topic: Android

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" uses advanced imaging tech to imagine an apocalyptic future--with an iPad cameo

06/28/2014, 04:06 pm

In what is certain to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" portrays two parallel societies grappling with fears, violence, betrayal and cross-cultural empathy, with a particularly poignant scene portraying a battered iPad (albeit running iOS 6).

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Wall Street doesn't see Google's I/O announcements posing a threat to Apple's ecosystem

06/26/2014, 01:06 pm

Google this week announced a number of new products and services for phones, tablets, cars, TVs and more, all of which will compete with Apple. But after seeing Google's latest, Apple-watchers on Wall Street aren't concerned.

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Google's Sundar Pichai targets the enterprise with Android L, featuring Samsung Knox

06/25/2014, 05:06 pm

Google's head of Android development Sundar Pichai made brief remarks at Google IO to address the enterprise, a market that so far has largely ignored Android while enthusiastically adopting Apple's iOS mobile platform. Notably, his solution involved a "contribution" of Knox security by Samsung, Android's largest licensee.

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Google takes on Apple TV with Android TV connected entertainment platform

06/25/2014, 02:06 pm

Search giant Google on Thursday previewed its latest play for consumers' living rooms with Android TV, a new platform for connected televisions and set-top boxes that brings streaming audio and video alongside custom apps and games.

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Google announces Android Auto platform for cars, Android Wear devices for wrists

06/25/2014, 02:06 pm

Google is pushing for its Android platform to be omnipresent, with the unveiling of a the new voice-enabled Android Auto operating system, and new wrist-worn, fitness-tracking devices running the upcoming Android Wear platform.

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Google looks to squeeze Apple in emerging markets with new Android One program

06/25/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple's aging iPhone 4s remains popular among consumers in emerging markets looking to move up from entry-level devices, a positioning that Google is preparing to challenge with a new series of Android handsets that combine stock Android software with low-cost hardware.

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Google unveils Android L with colorful new 'Material Design' UI, creating 'depth' within pixels

06/25/2014, 01:06 pm

At its I/O conference on Wednesday, Google took the wraps off Android L, its latest-generation mobile operating system, which has once again been redesigned with a new, colorful look dubbed "Material Design."

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Google to once again challenge Apple TV with Android-based set-top streamer, report says

06/25/2014, 12:06 am

Ahead of Google's I/O developer conference on Wednesday, a report claims the Internet search giant is cooking up a new batch of Android-based set-top streaming devices with support for video, music and video games.

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Leak shows 8.9" Nexus tablet from HTC, Google's latest stab at Apple's iPad

06/23/2014, 12:06 pm

With Google's I/O conference set to kick off this Wednesday and showcase the company's next direction for its Android mobile platform, a new leak now shows an 8.9-inch HTC tablet that is expected to be the next premium Nexus tablet pitted against Apple's iPad lineup.

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Police say iOS 7 Activation Lock is significantly reducing thefts of Apple products

06/20/2014, 01:06 pm

Law enforcement agencies in California and New York have reported a major drop in iPhone robberies over the first five months of 2014, a shift they attribute to Apple's new Activation Lock feature released as part of iOS 7 last fall.

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Google to launch Apple HealthKit competitor for Android at I/O conference - report

06/13/2014, 11:06 am

Apple's new HealthKit health and fitness tracking platform looks set to gain a fresh challenger in the form of Android developer Google, which will reportedly launch a similar service dubbed Google Fit at its annual developer conference in San Francisco later this month.

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Apple's iPhone 5c & 5s take 42 percent share of global LTE handsets

06/09/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple's global lead in selling premium smartphones is particularly evident in new metrics that show the company's iPhone 5c and 5s represent 42 percent of global 4G LTE smartphones.

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Beats acquisition to result in first and only Apple apps for Android & Windows Phone

05/29/2014, 10:05 am

When recent reports suggested Apple was considering bringing iTunes to Android to help boost flagging music sales, skeptics scoffed at the thought of the iPhone maker supporting a competing platform. But with its $3 billion purchase of Beats, Apple has now revealed it plans to keep the Beats Music subscription apps alive not only on Google's Android, but also Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Google's current stance on patents with Android would have prevented Google from ever having existed

05/25/2014, 11:05 pm

Just over 15 years ago, two Stanford University students set out to commercialize PageRank, a brilliant new search engine concept they'd developed to organize the Internet's vast array of information. However, the same intellectual property rights Google now opposes in regard to Android would have prevented Larry Page and Sergey Brin from ever having got their company off the ground back then.

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Led by Apple Inc. iPhone, smartphones now account for 87 percent of U.S. handsets

05/21/2014, 05:05 pm

New research by Counterpoint indicates that 87 percent of Americans upgraded to smartphones by the end of March, with Apple remaining the top vendor.

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Bounden delays iOS to Android port after finding many Google phones' gyroscopes don't work

05/21/2014, 01:05 pm

Game Oven, the developer of Bounden, a novel dancing app making use of iPhone's gyroscope, has delayed its planned Android port after finding that even top tier devices using Google's platform have defective, inconsistent and in some cases completely faked gyroscope hardware.

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Apple wins broad injunction against Samsung in The Netherlands over bounce-back patent

05/20/2014, 05:05 pm

Samsung lost an appeal in the Netherlands over its infringement of Apple's bounce-back patent, resulting in a broad injunction against selling accused devices and all other infringing devices that Samsung has introduced or will introduce.

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Japanese court rules Samsung abused FRAND patents against Apple

05/17/2014, 06:05 pm

Apple made legal progress in its battle with Samsung over patents in Japan this week when the Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung had indeed illegally abused its Standards Essential Patents to demand a sales ban and excessive royalties against the iPhone maker.

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Apple and Google agree to drop all ongoing lawsuits, will work toward patent reform

05/16/2014, 08:05 pm

After years of being embroiled in lawsuits, Apple and Google on Friday announced they would be dropping all actions related to smartphone technology. The peace treaty is mainly applicable to Google's Motorola subsidiary, with which Apple has been fighting in court since 2010.

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Apple's iPhone beats all Android smartphone web use in North America by wide margin

05/15/2014, 02:05 pm

Chitika Insights web traffic report for April assigned Apple's iPhone a 53.1 percent majority of all smartphone web traffic, while all Android devices combined amounted to just 44.5 percent.

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