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Topic: Android

China's smartphone market grows 164%, Apple's iOS takes 17.3% share

07/09/2012, 10:07 am

Even without availability on China's largest mobile provider, the iPhone's market share in China has grown form 9.9 percent a year ago to 17.3 percent in the June quarter.


HTC profits plunge 57% in face of Apple injunction, European struggles

07/06/2012, 08:07 am

While Apple's competitor Samsung expects to see record profit from the June quarter, rival HTC is struggling in the face of disappointing sales in Europe and an Apple injunction that delayed the launch of new handsets in the U.S.


Amazon reportedly planning smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone

07/05/2012, 11:07 pm

A new report claims Amazon is working on a handset that will compete directly with Apple's iPhone and Google Android smartphones.


Apple pulls Russian malware from iOS App Store

07/05/2012, 03:07 pm

Hours after it was highlighted by a security firm, Russian-language malware on the iOS App Store was removed by Apple and is no longer available for download.


Google prepping software patch to help Samsung dodge Galaxy Nexus injunction

07/04/2012, 12:07 am

Google has said it will soon release a software patch that will remove the potentially infringing search functionality from Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone and could help it avoid the sales ban recently imposed by a U.S. court.


Court denies Samsung's motion to stay Galaxy Nexus injunction

07/03/2012, 09:07 pm

A U.S. District Court judge has shot down a request from Samsung to stay the injunction against its Galaxy Nexus smartphone while it files an appeal.


8 months in, 11% of Android devices run 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

07/03/2012, 03:07 pm

Google's latest publicly released data shows that just 10.9 percent of devices running the Android mobile operating system have been updated to the latest version of the software.


ITC denies Apple's emergency request for customs ban of HTC phones

07/02/2012, 11:07 pm

The U.S International Trade Commission refused Apple's request for an emergency customs ban on HTC Android devices, but the agency is looking into whether redesigned phones from the Taiwanese handset maker still constitute infringement of Apple's "data detectors" patent.


Apple iOS growth doubles Android over last three months, report says

07/02/2012, 05:07 pm

While Android and iOS continue to dominate the smartphone market, new data released on Monday suggests that the growth of Google's mobile OS may be slowing as Apple saw two new users for every Android customer during the past three months.


Google comes to Samsung's aid in patent battle with Apple

07/02/2012, 03:07 pm

Smartphone maker Samsung and Android creator Google are "working closely to create a united front" in the face of legal challenges from Apple, according to a new report.


Apple's iOS takes 65% mobile browser share in June, Android at 20%

07/02/2012, 09:07 am

Apple has continued to take an increasingly larger share of mobile devices tracked by Net Applications, reaching more than 65 percent in the month of June.


Apple injunction against Galaxy S III would give Samsung 'big problems'

07/02/2012, 08:07 am

Apple's recent string of courtroom victories against rival Samsung are continued progress in the company's "thermonuclear war" against Android. Its next target: the latest flagship Android smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S III.


RIM's survival until BlackBerry 10 all about cash preservation

06/29/2012, 09:06 am

While Research in Motion reported dismal quarterly earnings this week, the company did manage to improve its cash balance, suggesting the its demise isn't imminent if it can survive until the launch of BlackBerry 10.


Adobe to end new Android Flash installs on August 15

06/29/2012, 02:06 am

Adobe's mobile Flash days are now numbered, as the company has announced that it will no longer accept new Flash Player installations through the Google Play application store after August 15 and will not support the upcoming 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Android.


'Google Now' personal assistant represents search giant's answer to Siri

06/28/2012, 09:06 pm

Even as Google continues to develop voice search functionality for its Android mobile operating system, the company's new Google Now service is a different approach to tackling rival Apple's Siri virtual assistant.


Google Nexus 7 seen as threat to Microsoft Surface, not Apple's iPad

06/28/2012, 11:06 am

Google's new Nexus 7 tablet will increase competition in the tablet market and threaten Amazon's Kindle Fire and Microsoft Surface, but isn't expected to have an effect on sales of Apple's iPad.


Analyst: Apple can 'relax,' as Google Nexus 7 is 'just another' Android tablet

06/28/2012, 01:06 am

One financial analyst says Apple's iPad is in little danger of losing its top spot on the tablet heap to Google's newly-announced Nexus 7, as he believes the device is "just another Android-based tablet."


Google says 12 Android devices activated every second, 400M to date

06/27/2012, 06:06 pm

Google announced during its I/O conference on Wednesday that activations of Android-powered devices had hit the 400 million unit mark as the company sees an average activation rate of 12 smartphones or tablets per second amounting to some 1 million each day.


Google to take on Apple TV with $299 'Nexus Q'

06/27/2012, 02:06 pm

Google on Wednesday unveiled a new $299 hardware device called the "Nexus Q" that allows users to stream music, movies and music from the Google Play storefront.


Google unveils Android-powered 'Nexus 7' tablet starting at $199

06/27/2012, 01:06 pm

Asus and Google have partnered to build the new "Nexus 7," a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that will start at $199 when it launches in July.