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Topic: Android

Samsung tempers expectations for a 64-bit Android answer to Apple's A7

11/07/2013, 05:11 am

Samsung sought to assuage its investors' concerns about increasingly intense competition with Apple and the cooling market for premium Android smartphones, outlining a specs race that described a future with 64-bit Exynos chips, super high resolution mobile displays and a new focus on software.

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Apple's iOS takes phone sales share in US, Australia prior to iPhone 5s launch

11/04/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple's share of smartphone sales through the September quarter nudged up 1.3 percentage points in the U.S., 2.2 points in Latin America, and a dramatic 7 points in Australia, while slipping 6.4 points in China and losing 2.3 points across Western Europe.

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Google unveils new Nexus 5 with M7-like motion tracker, Android 4.4 KitKat

10/31/2013, 02:10 pm

At a Friday event in San Francisco, Google took the covers off their newest Nexus-series handset and unwrapped the next version of Android, version 4.4, or "KitKat."

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BlackBerry begins rolling out BBM for Apple's iPhone

10/21/2013, 03:10 pm

Beleaguered device maker BlackBerry on Monday announced that its popular messaging platform -- BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM -- is now officially available for iOS and Android, five months after it was first revealed.

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The mysterious failure of Apple's iPhone 5c

10/19/2013, 03:10 pm

Less than a month after it first went on sale, Apple's refreshed, moderately enhanced iPhone 5c has been targeted as possibly being a failure in scores of reports across a wide variety of major news outlets, even drawing comparisons to Microsoft's Surface flop. Can the company survive another 48 hours?

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USA Today prints contemptuous trashing of Apple's latest iOS 7 release

10/18/2013, 07:10 pm

A major U.S. newspaper has compiled a scathing dismissal of iOS 7 as Apple's "most troubled," although it provided no actual metrics of the issues or a comparison of the release's reported problems to those seen in previous versions.

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Good: Apple leads business adoption with 72% mobile devices, 90% of tablets, 95% of apps

10/17/2013, 04:10 pm

In its latest report of secure business mobility customers in the enterprise, Good Technology detailed rapid growth occurring in both device activations and custom app development, noting that Apple's iOS is overwhelming dominating both.

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iPhone IP Wars: Apple & the thorny issues of patent protection

10/12/2013, 05:10 pm

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. So far, however, the U.S. patent system has provided inconsistent protections for Apple inventions, while at the same time supporting dubious patent monetization schemes brought against the company.

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In five years, Microsoft’s share of personal computing fell from 90 to 33%

10/10/2013, 05:10 pm

Over the last five years, Post-PC devices have displaced conventional Windows PCs so rapidly that Microsoft's dominance over personal computing has plummeted from roughly 90 percent share to less than a third.

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How Apple's iPhone rapidly destroyed Nokia's world leading Symbian platform

10/10/2013, 03:10 am

In 2008, a journalist in Finland wrote a letter to Nokia complaining that its smartphones were difficult to use, prompting a confidential response acknowledging desperate efforts to catch up with Apple's new iPhone. One year later Nokia announced MeeGo, and the following year it made plans to shift to Windows Phone. The company is now being sold off for scrap.

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Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:10 pm

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

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Google's Schmidt says Android more secure than the iPhone

10/07/2013, 10:10 pm

Google chair Eric Schmidt raised eyebrows and got a few unintentional laughs on Monday when he said that Google's Android platform is more secure than Apple's iPhone.

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Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer

10/05/2013, 02:10 am

Market data is eating away at previously held notions in the mobile market. Blackberry's continued decline in U.S. smartphone market share over the summer was matched by an identical retraction by Android, while Apple's iOS has gained nearly all of the ground those other two platforms lost.

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Samsung issues second, unsubstantiated denial of Galaxy S4, Note 3 benchmark cheating

10/03/2013, 01:10 pm

In the face of a second set of investigative reports detailing exactly how Samsung leads other Android makers in exaggerating its performance on specific benchmarks, the company has issued its second denial this year, and which still fails to address any specifics.

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Rampant cheating by Android knockoffs prompts AnTuTu to launch new benchmark

10/03/2013, 02:10 am

While some U.S. tech media reports have portrayed Samsung's benchmark fraud as a minor embarrassment related to numbers "nobody cares about," faking benchmarks is a big business in Asia, particularly among White Box Tablets, a market segment the U.S. tech media does consider relevant when talking about Apple's iPad market share of "shipments."

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Asus, HTC, LG and other Android licensees join Samsung in faking test results

10/02/2013, 02:10 pm

Cheating test scores and misrepresenting device capabilities are rampant at Samsung, but are also being used by virtually every other Android licensee apart from Google itself, research shows.

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iPhone boosts T-Mobile's sales share, while Apple breaks even with Android in Japan

09/30/2013, 02:09 pm

Strong sales of the iPhone aren't just proving beneficial for Apple, they're also helping out formerly struggling carriers that have picked up Apple's bestselling device, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Android overtakes Apple's iPad in tablet marketshare, approaches in revenue earned

09/28/2013, 07:09 pm

Apple's iPad and iPad mini are still the most popular tablets in the world, but Android-powered tablets are grabbing an increasing share of the market and are collectively approaching the iPad in terms of revenue, according to a new study from ABI Research.

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iOS 7 shines as Apple bests Android, Windows Phone in 'user experience shootout'

09/24/2013, 01:09 pm

Following the public release of iOS 7, Apple's newest operating system is thrown into the fire against its strongest competitors in a battery of user experience tests, and coming out on top against Samsung's customized Android build and Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Fake iMessage app for Android spoofs Mac mini, routes chats through China [u]

09/24/2013, 11:09 am

A new messaging app aping the iMessage name has shown up on Google's Play Store, but Android device owners may want to think twice before downloading the unsanctioned app, as it doesn't seem to work as advertised and may be doing a bit more than it lets on.

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