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Android now powers almost 60% of mobile devices – about 3 times the amount of iOS devices

During the first quarter of 2013, Android continued to surge forward. Google’s mobile platform powered an impressive 59.9% of all “smart” mobile devices sold, with a total shipment level of

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Google may be announcing “Google Playground”, a rival to Apple’s GameCenter, on May 15th

According to various sources around the  internet, some very special people are receiving some very special invites. The invites supposedly offer people an opportunity to “reinvent the playground” at Google

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Google: We want Glass hacked

…Not only that, Google plans to show you how.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation shows Google fights for user privacy more than Apple, others

If you have an interest in your privacy – and, let’s be honest, you really should – then this information from the Electronic Frontier Foundation should be of interest to

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Samsung working on an Android wristwatch?

Last year, Sony introduced Sony SmartWatch, a wristwatch that keeps the user in touch with their Sony smartphone. Now, it looks like Samsung is planning to bring the whole Android

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HTC: Enough of this ‘quietly brilliant’, we’re challenging Apple and Samsung

HTC, as you all know, is one of the leading smartphone brands in the world, and especially in the Android space. While Apple and Samsung are two of the top

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Google files a patent for backside controls on future devices

The US Patent & Trademark Office recently published a patent application from Google that shows their intentions to bring backside controls to future Android devices. These controls could possibly turn

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Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki hired to advise Google-owned Motorola

Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist and book author, announced earlier this week that he has gone Android by accepting an advisory role at Google-owned Motorola. His new role with Motorola will

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What is Google’s true aim with rumored X Phone?

Some readers may recall recently reading that Motorola Mobility is making an Android powered device codenamed ‘X-Phone‘. While the known details are somewhat limited at this time, it seems pretty

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HTC and Apple start playing nice, Peter Chou negates media estimates

If you haven’t heard, HTC and Apple reached a sudden 10-year licensing agreement in their ongoing patent lawsuits. It made a little noise, and gave us hope that OEMs will

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Calling off the dogs: Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation in 10-year license agreement

After being at each other’s throats for years around patent rights, Apple and HTC have decided to let bygones be bygones. The two companies have entered into an agreement to

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Comparing the Nexus 7 to the iPad mini

Well, it’s official.  Apple has a 7.9-inch iPad mini coming in the next few weeks and it cost $329 or more.  Hide yo kids, hide you wives, this thing is

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Motorola pulls its ITC lawsuit against Apple

Motorola today pulled its lawsuit against Apple, just weeks after filing against the Cupertino-based company.  Initially centered around seven alleged patent violations, Motorola did not give any reason for the

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Samsung alleges iPhone 5 violates eight patents; hearing set for 2014

Samsung, in its ongoing war with Apple, has asked to include the iPhone 5 on a list of devices they claim violates its own patents.  According to details listed on USA Today

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Samsung launches advertising offensive, compares Galaxy S III to iPhone 5

Samsung has begun running a print ad this week, taking the iPhone 5 to task for all of its features.  Comparing the new Apple handset to its own Galaxy S