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HTC posts small $11.6 million net profit for first quarter

While HTC may not be the most lucrative Android OEM, it has been turning a profit over the last few quarters. The first quarter of 2015 is no different with

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T-Mobile reports biggest quarter of growth ever

It seems that at least one carrier had a good third quarter of 2014 with T-Mobile reporting their biggest ever growth. Touting 1.4 million new subscribers of branded postpaid net

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Just how big is Google? [Infographic]

Google is a massive company, with $59.38 billion in the bank, generating $15.42 billion in Q1 of 2014 alone. They have so much money in the bank that they are

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HTC turns in first profitable quarter in a year

At this point we could say HTC is used to losing money. They make great devices and yet the are unable to turn profit by selling them. Q2 was finally

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HTC Q2 profit down 83% year on year, better than Q1 2013

When I think about HTC, I think about classy phones like the HTC One and several others from the past few years. It’s a known fact that HTC rarely fails

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Consumers Getting Nearly $900 in Free Apps Per Year Via Amazon Free App of the Day

We’re always hearing (mostly by competitors) about how “fragmentation” is hurting Android, but in reality, it’s this “fragmentation” that is providing vast choices to the Android consumer. One of those “choices” happens to be Amazon’s App Store. In the beginning, many Android users were wondering where the Amazon App Store would fit in and whether or not another “App Store” was necessary. Then Amazon announced its promotional “Free App of the Day” and Android users began taking notice. Before you knew it, everyone and their mother was downloading the Amazon App Store just so they could get the “Free App of the Day.” It’s now almost the only reason why anyone even uses the Amazon App Store and it’s this very mentality which prompted Android Tapp and its parent company AsSeenOnPhone Inc. to begin analyzing the Amazon App Store and its “Free App of the Day” program.

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Oracle Trying to get 50% of Android’s ad Revenues

We first talked about the lawsuit between Google and Oracle a while back, to refresh your memory, Oracle after acquiring Sun Micro filed suit against Google saying that the search giant infringed on their Java property a total of seven times. Back in Android’s beginning, Google decided to write their own Java machine, Dalvik to avoid licensing fees. Indeed one of the reasons that Oracle bought Sun Micro was that they could bleed Google of some large amounts, as stated by past Sun employees who were part of the process of sale to Oracle. Now the latest salvo in the ongoing court case has been fired at Google. The target? 50% of their ad revenues on the Android mobile platform.

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Urban Airship Launches In-App Purchases for Android

One of the major sources of revenue friction for developers has been the lack of a mechanism for in-app purchases within Android applications.  Google recently announced that in-app purchases were

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Each of us is $6 in Google’s Pocket; $10 in 2012

We all know that Google doesn’t make Android out of the goodness of its heart; it’s trying to make some money on the deal. And since it’s not selling the

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Millennial Media Reports Findings on Android Growth

Mobile advertising platform, Millennial Media released some interesting market analysis today, showing that Android has surpassed the iPhone on their ad network in terms of ad impressions and overall revenue. This info can be taken as as indicator as to the continued growth of the Android OS, always good news for people like us!

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Global App Revenue made Possible by BuzzCity

Mobile media company BuzzCity launched its new Android SDK this Tuesday following success of its recent release for BlackBerry.  The new SDK will allow developers to embed advertisements in their

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Android App Development is “a Viable Revenue Stream”

Arron La, developer of Advanced Task Manager, recently posted information about that app’s revenue in an effort “to highlight how Android is a viable revenue stream after reading countless stories