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U.S. Cellular introduces unlimited 4G LTE data plan for $40 a month

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Looking to score unlimited data from a carrier that isn’t Sprint or T-Mobile?  If so, then you may want to pay close attention to the special promotion U.S. Cellular is offering for a limited time only.  S…

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Android OS

Pantech Marauder – The budget phone that shows Android has no budget phones [Hardware Review]

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The Pantech Marauder is my first Pantech phone, and its first Ice Cream Sandwich phone for Verizon. While handling the phone for the first time, I knew it was a mid to low tier smartphone, however, the software fr…

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Android News

Android 4.0 now running on 15.9% of all devices, Jelly Bean only 0.8%

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About a month ago, we noted that Android 4.0 was on approximately 1 in 10 Android devices, or 10.9% to be exact.  Based on another stat recently released by Google, Android 4.0 now accounts for 15.9% of Android de…

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Android Apps

Android Apps Alert #100: The Games are upon us!

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100! Who would have thought that we’d ever get to this point? Finding the best Android apps was hard to do in the early days of the Android Market, which is exactly why we started the Android Apps Alert as a way to hig…

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AT&T

AT&T reports successful Q2 2012, iPhone outselling Android at least 2-to-1

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It might be a little early in the morning for champagne, but AT&T wouldn’t be criticized for popping bottles to celebrate its most recent earnings. AT&T announced its second quarter results an…

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Verizon

Verizon sold 2.9 million Android devices, expanded nation’s largest LTE network in Q2

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Verizon Wireless had a very good Q2 2012 based on quarterly earnings reported today. The wireless unit generated $28.6 billion dollars, a 3.7 percent year over year increase. Much of that growth was thanks to c…

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Android News

Android nabs 84% of recent smartphone sales in Spain, but U.S. share falls, says Kantar

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Android sales have been consistent after skyrocketing growth since 2009. In a ComTech report from analyst firm Kantar, that growth translates to Android dominating recent sales in key European markets and a…

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Android

Android activates 1 million devices per day, 400 million exist – 4x as many as a year ago

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Almost one year ago, Androinica.com estimated that Google might reach 1 million activations per day based on the trajectory of Android daily activation numbers reported every few months. The growth rate eve…

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Android OS

Google Play adds in-app subscriptions for games and apps

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Android users, who have previously bought apps and in some cases upgraded their games, can add subscribing to apps to the list of ways that they consume content on Android. Google Play Product Manager Ibrahim E…

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AT&T

AT&T still reliant on iPhone for growth, Android plays small role in Q1 2012 results.

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The iPhone Gravy Train is still firmly on the tracks in AT&T Land. AT&T announced its Q1 2012 earnings today, touting new sales totals powered largely by iPhone activations and little else. AT&T a…

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Verizon

Verizon sold 2.9 million LTE devices in Q1 2012, 42% of upgrades being first-time smartphone buyers

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Verizon had yet another strong sales period in Q1 2012. Today’s quarterly earnings report revealed that Verizon Wireless had a net addition of 734,000 new subscriptions, bringing the total number of c…

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Android

Android Census 2011 Results: Tablets

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From December 2011 to January 2012, Androinica.com asked Android users to tell us about their habits and views related to Android. More than 800 readers responded, sharing their thoughts about Android and it…

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Android apps

Amazon Appstore turns one, hits 31,000 apps and offers seven days of discounts

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When Amazon launched its own AppStore last year, there were many technology enthusiasts who predicted Android Market’s end, but also very many people who didn’t think Amazon will be able to gain enough popula…

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Samsung Tablets

Samsung admits what everyone’s been thinking: Android tablets not ‘doing very well’

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There’s something sadly strange going on in Android tablet country. In a briefing with reporters at Mobile World Congress, Google VP of Mobile Andy Rubin called out Samsung as the most successful Andro…

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Android

Android has 300 million devices, 850k daily activations, and 450,000 apps

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Android activates 850,000 new devices each day. That number climbs each time the sun rises and sets, leading to more than 300 million Android devices being activated since October 2008. Who would have thought…

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