Tag Archive | "Android"

Larry Page announces that Andy Rubin will be handing over the Android reins to Sundar Pichai

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Some interesting news out of Google today as CEO Larry Page announced via the company’s official blog that Andy Rubin will be handing over the Android reins to Sundar Pichai. It’s important to note that Rubin will remain at Google working on other, and presumably secretive, projects. Google acquired Android in 2005, back when the [...]

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Samsung’s advertising game outmuscled Apple in 2012

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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With Samsung set to release its Samsung Galaxy S IV tomorrow in New York City amidst much hoopla and media coverage, the South Korea based company has certainly learned a thing or two about creating a media buzz prior to a product launch. Previously, that was a talent that only Apple seemed to have mastered. What’s more, Samsung has also [...]

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In rare tweet, Phil Schiller advises Android users to be careful of malware

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Phil Schiller doesn’t tweet often, but today the Apple executive decided to send out a tweet poking fun at the growing problem of malware on Google’s Android platform. A few hours ago, he sent out a tweet that read, “Be safe out there:” along with a link to a recent security study conducted by F-Secure [...]

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iPhone marketshare in the US growing faster than Samsung’s

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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It’s funny how an anonymously sourced rumor about the iPhone supply chain can send shares of Apple reeling and prompt analyst to adjust their estimates while favorable research based on cold hard data doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on anything. So it goes in the land of investing. But as for the [...]

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Apple’s iPhone takes top spot for global mobile internet usage

Monday, February 4, 2013

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9to5 Mac reports: Web analytics firm StatCounter is out today with updated stats for the month of January 2013. When it comes to Internet usage, iPhone users this month held the No. 1 spot as Nokia experienced a significant decline during 2012. With Nokia’s share of mobile internet usage down 15.52-percent from 37.67-percent last January [...]

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Department of Defense gets on the iPhone bandwagon

Monday, October 29, 2012

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The Washington Post is reporting that it’s full steam ahead for the iPhone and Android at the DoD. Things continue to look grim for RIM.  

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FBI’s Internet Crimes Complaint Center issues warning over Android malware

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Sure, no mobile platform is impervious from the efforts of determined hackers, but it’s hard to deny that Android is seemingly affected by more potent security threats far more often than Apple’s iOS. Underscoring this fact, the FBI’s Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3) recently issued a statement highlighting two new types of malware that have [...]

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Why Facebook wants certain employees to use Android.. for now

Friday, August 24, 2012

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So Facebook on Thursday released a brand spankin’ new iOS app that promises to be up to two times speedier for certain tasks. For anyone that uses Facebook on the go, this couldn’t have come soon enough. The older Facebook app, written in HTML 5, wasn’t clunky but could be painfully and terribly slow at [...]

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Court dates set for Apple’s German lawsuits against Motorola and Samsung

Monday, July 9, 2012

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It’s going to a be a revealing Summer for Apple and its worldwide effort to really put Android out of commission. As you recall, Apple about 9 days ago received two preliminary injunctions against Samsung devices – the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and the flagship Galaxy Nexus smartphone – as part of its litigation against [...]

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Android Fragmentation Visualized

Friday, July 6, 2012

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You may have already seen this, but this chart from OpenSignalMaps is worth revisiting, especially now that Google, arguably for the first time, seems to be taking the issue of fragmentation seriously. BGR described the chart below two months ago: Using data from 681,900 devices that downloaded the firm’s software over the past six months, [...]

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Verizon pushing Android 4G handsets over the iPhone

Monday, May 7, 2012

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A few days ago, CNN ran a story detailing how Verizon sales representatives are aggressively marketing Android smartphones instead of the iPhone. David Goldman writes: Here’s what I found: Next time you walk into a Verizon store looking to buy a smartphone, expect the hard sell on a 4G Android device. In each of the [...]

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Why iOS apps tend to look more elegant than their Android counterparts

Monday, April 30, 2012

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It’s not a stretch to say that the same mobile app on iOS and Android devices don’t always look the same, which is to say that iOS apps tend to look more refined and elegant than their Android counterparts. This phenomenon isn’t necessarily and solely rooted in the efforts of developers themselves, but is also [...]

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