Google becomes second most valuable brand behind Apple, surpasses IBM

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According to a list published by Millward Brown Optimor, Google has just sneaked ahead of IBM to become the world’s second most valuable brand, behind Apple. According to the BrandZ list report, Google has a brand value of $113.669 billion. That’s well behind Apple’s $185.071 ...

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Sprint’s XFON may have passed through FCC

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A Motorola XT1056 recently passed through the FCC showing support for Sprint’s LTE bands.  Judging by the model number, we might assume this is one of the rumored XFON (X Phone) devices slated for arrival in the near future. With this model we now have three seemingly confirmed XFON devices to ...

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HTC reportedly in “utter freefall” as execs jump ship

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We’re not here to beat a dead (or dying) horse and we hate to cover any Android player in a bad light, but that’s what we have to do from time to time. As most of you know, HTC is having a tough go at things over the last few quarters and is really, really... Read More

Running the tables: Samsung took 95% of global profits earned from Android in Q1 2013

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Samsung’s ‘galaxy” line has been long joked about to be a hint at their intention to take over the universe, but the latest analytics numbers may prove that to be startlingly accurate. Not in a literal sense, of course, but rather in a financial way. According to research from ...

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First video call from peak of Mt Everest made on an HTC One

British explorer Daniel Hughes accomplished a tremendous feat – climbing to the top of Mt. Everest. So, what’s such an adventurer to do once he’s hit the top? Whip out his HTC One and make a video call, of course. His video call to BBC was part of his effort to raise money for ...

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White Nexus 4 with Android 4.3 due on June 10, report says

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To the dismay of a few of us, Google I/O 2013 did not reveal the much-rumored white version of the LG Nexus 4. Okay, so not officially, bit was here. The guys over at AndroidAndMe were able to see one of the yet-announced model and learned a few things in the process. Reportedly, the white... ...

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Google I/O 2013: No new Android release this year, but that’s not a bad thing

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So as you’ve learned by now, there is no new version of Android being announced at this year’s conference. But, before you get all upset and scream about how that sucks, I’ll tell you that it’s not a bad thing. In fact, I posit that what Google did for Android this time ...

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Android 4.3 accidentally confirmed by Google developer site

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The keynote is coming, and the leaks just keep flowing. Before Google’s big wigs could even take the stage, Android 4.3 has been accidentally confirmed through a search listing on Google’s developer website. The mention in the result has been removed, of course, but has been caught ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition set to be announced at Google I/O

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At the Google I/O event, Samsung is set to make a pretty big announcement. A new version of their latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, will be announced – the Google version. Now, this doesn’t mean that Google will do that manufacturing, or any major overhaul like that. What it ...

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Samsung launching the ‘Androidbook’ in coming months? Google also working on TV and SmartWatch

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Earlier in April, DigiTimes reported that Google will introduce an Android based notebook later this year, also Intel recently said that there will be a $200 Android notebooks as well. It seems the “Androidbook” is coming to real soon reality as KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo is ...

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Android support for Blackberry Enterprise Management Suite announced in BEM 10.1

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If you’re part of a corporate environment, chances are pretty hefty that you’re familiar with Blackberry’s Enterprise Management Suite. Now, however, Blackberry has announced that along with Enterprise Service 10.1, there will come support for Android devices. In other words, ...

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Highly anticipated NVIDIA Shield starts preorders on May 20 for $349, set to ship in June

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NVIDIA made quite a stir at CES this last January with the announcement of what they called “Project Shield”,  a new gaming device powered by Android. Well, now it seems they’re dropping the “project” status, as NVIDIA has announced that prospective gamers can ...

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Archos intros ChefPad, kitchen-based Android tablet

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Archos has a new Android tablet for your consideration, the kitchen-themed ChefPad. Rather than a stock Android experience and traditional tablet, this one is designed to stay in one place.  Specifications are pretty much your typical mid-range device with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a dual-core ...

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Could white Nexus 4 be the refreshed LTE model for Google I/O?

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Don’t your breath or anything, but it’s possible that Google will release a white version of the Nexus 4. Expected to arrive with 32GB storage and LTE connectivity, the Nexus 4 has been rumored for a refresh for a while now. New images surfacing this week show the white model is ...

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Android lead: Google I/O “going to be different” this year.

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Don’t look for any big new hardware or major releases in Android at Google I/O this week, it’s likely not going to happen. Google’s Sundar Pinchai, speaking with Wired, tells us that Google I/O is “going to be different” this year. What can we expect from I/O this ...

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